Monday, March 31, 2008

RoboScooter

THE FUTURE IS . . . well, still in the future.

















Whatever it eventually looks like, and whatever it actually does, this vehicle is going to make it.

And then, there’s the inevitable bad news: The first-gen RoboScooter will not be very robotic.

via Popular Mechanics

EAAAAAAARRRRRRRR..PCHOOOOOO!

Decoded: 'The clay tablet that tells how an asteroid destroyed Sodom 5,000 years ago'

A clay tablet that has baffled scientists for more than a century has been identified as a witness's account of an asteroid that destroyed the Biblical cities of Sodom and Gomorrah 5,000 years ago.

Geologists have long puzzled over the shape of the land close to the town of Köfels in the Austrian Alps.

But now researchers claim to have finally found the answer.

They say the tablet's symbols give a detailed account of how a mile-long asteroid hit the region, causing thousands of deaths and devastating more than one million sq km (386,000 sq miles).

More via the Mail UK

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Terence McKenna audio

A shit-tonne of Terence McKenna spoken audio has resurfaced for download.

Always well worth the time.

Friday, March 28, 2008

Moses was high on drugs

High on Mount Sinai, Moses was on psychedelic drugs when he heard God deliver the Ten Commandments...

"As far Moses on Mount Sinai is concerned, it was either a supernatural cosmic event, which I don't believe, or a legend, which I don't believe either, or finally, and this is very probable, an event that joined Moses and the people of Israel under the effect of narcotics..."

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Tuesday, March 25, 2008

A Man For All Seasons

I listened to a local radio show on the way to work this morning.
Alex Jones was the guest.

I encourage all to spend time at Infowars.com.
This man by no means is a lunatic. I just wish that he wasn’t so raving.

Monday, March 24, 2008

The Third Reich's Diabolical Orbiting Superweapon


Written by Alan Bellows on February 9th, 2008 at 4:19 am

Excerpt...

"The Sun Gun was based on a design originally conceived by Hermann Oberth, a physicist who is widely credited as one of the founding fathers of rocketry and astronautics. In his 1929 book Wege zur Raumschiffahrt, or "Ways to Spaceflight," Oberth presented a scientific description of a hypothetical manned space station orbiting at an altitude of one thousand kilometers. He detailed potential construction methods using prefabricated sections, described a rotational cycle to produce centrifugal gravity within the station, and outlined a system for periodic resupply missions. Oberth advocated the development of these Raumstations to serve as astronomical observatories and telegraph relays, in addition to Earth-observing activities such as meteorology, search-and-rescue, and military intelligence. What interested the Nazi scientists, however, was his suggestion that a specially engineered 100-meter-wide concave mirror could be used to reflect sunlight into a concentrated point on the Earth. But whereas Oberth's design had peaceful intentions– to use the intense heat to produce electricity with steam turbines– the nefarious Nazis envisioned a colossal heat ray which could vanquish humanity."

Read the rest of the article here.

Further reading:
1945 Time magazine article about space mirror
1945 New York Times article discussing the Sun Gun
Testing Archimedes' Death Ray
Projects Overcast and Paperclip
Homepage for the solar furnace in Odeillo, France
BBC article on solar power tower
Newsreel footage of pure metallic sodium reacting with water

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

He Was 90


Goodbye Mr. Clarke. See ya when I get there.

Monday, March 17, 2008

It's about Time


This is NOT what the world's first time machine will look like.
CERN's Large Hadron Collider is set to become the very first time machine in history. According to the research published by Irina Arefieva and Igor Volovich, "in general relativity, a time-like curve in space-time will run from past to future. But in some space-times the curves can intersect themselves, giving a closed-like curve, which is interpreted as a time machine - which suggests the possibility of time travel"

Time Travel. It is a dream I have.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

First Post

This is the First Post.