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These images have been chosen for their uniqueness. Subject matter ranges from
historic events, to really cool phenomena in science and engineering, to relevant
place, to ingenious contraptions, to interesting products (which now has its own
dedicated Featured Product
Here is a a
new kind of plot called Wireless Geography. All of downtown Salt Lake City is covered by a cloud of Wi-Fi, but the
strength of the signal varies. This 3-D view show the area and signal strength superimposed over the city buildings
and surrounding terrain.
has integrated self-assembly techniques with its manufacturing lines to create a test version of its latest "airgap
microprocessor" that uses vacuum gaps to insulate nano-scale wires connecting hundreds of millions of transistors.
The revolutionary process reduces electrical interference, raises processor performance, and lowers energy consumption.
Parabolic Reflector technology is being developed in hopes of creating stealth radar antennas. The plasma inside
the glass tube array becomes conductive only when ionized during the time the radar is actually transmitting or
receiving. A feed horn services the array at frequencies up to 20 GHz.
am privileged to present a collection of never-before-seen photographs of the atomic bomb tests at the Trinity Site.
My brother-in-law's father worked there during WWII and had these images stowed away for 60 years.
Chinese man, Mr. Tan, is aiming to get into the Guinness
Book of World Records for what he claims is the world's largest working mobile phone. The phone is 3 feet high
and weighs 48 lbs - and is an exact copy of the Nokia phone that he uses daily. It has all the same functions, including
a camera, but does not vibrate when it rings. Question: Is it still really a "mobile?"
51 is not the only place aliens have landed in the U.S. This flying saucer must have been left behind by visitors
in Chattanooga, TN, back around 1970. If you are a SciFi fan, here is your chance to own it. Check out the listing
eBay. Interplanetary space ships are amazingly affordable.
are for the mechanical engineers' kids. RF engineers' kids build with connectors, at least that is what Terry's
(TestParts.com) kids use. Shown here is "BNC Man." BNC Man's kids could as easily
be constructed from SMA connectors, and giants from Ns. TestParts.com
will be more than happy to sell you a set.
World has a series of SEM (scanning electron micrograph) images of many
types of wire failures, along with an explanation of the telltale signatures - very good info. (apologies for their
obnoxious ad screen)
of the same old dark, stuffy meeting rooms? "Dinner in the
Sky" offers a unique venue that is sure to impress - and maybe terrify - your customers. For a mere 7.900€ ($12,500),
your 1st-string team can wow top technical staff and management when pitching that new product while enjoying panoramic
views from 50 m (0.25 furlongs) in the air. This has to be great fodder for a Dilbert cartoon!
held at bay inside a metal cage by a stream of lightning bolts. Actually, these guys know what they are doing and
demonstrate many principles of how to safely work with extremely high voltages.
is a warning sign for compact fluorescent lights (CFLs). I kid you not. "Vacate the room and ventilate it for at
least 15 minutes." Thus sayeth
C. Clarke's scheme for a geostationary satellite system ("Extra-Terrestrial Relays") was published in the
1945 edition of Wireless World magazine. Along with 2001: A Space Odyssey, and other novels,
Sir Clarke wrote many scientific books
and papers. He died just a few days ago.
methods found for harnessing the sun.
has developed a method for printing a transistor using an inkjet printer with a modified head that uses liquid silicon.
It is a compound of silicon and hydrogen known as cyclopentasilane, which is comprised of 5 silicon atoms and 10
hydrogen atoms forming a closed ring.
U.S. postage stamp is to be printed even with a known error in chemical structure. It is a commemorative stamp to
[dis]honor biochemist Gerty Cori. This really validates the old adage, "Good enough for government work!"
from MIT have created a novel art project that reveals the complex dynamics of talk that exist between New York
and other cities around the globe. The project, called New York Talk Exchange (NYTE), is based around an analysis
of telecommunications traffic flowing to and from New York City. It is on display at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)
exhibition, "Design and the Elastic Mind."