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Friday, 7 December 2012

Holographic TV Coming Soon?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:04 AM (04:04)

Current mood: nerdy, pensive

For those fed up with wearing those stupid glasses while watching 3-D movies and TV, this could be a bit of relief:

While it’s an interesting development, the title of the clip embedded here is “Holographic TV coming in 2012.” Well, it’s almost the end of 2012, and there doesn’t seem to be any commercial version of this tech being pushed to market any time soon.


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Sunday, 30 September 2012

STAIF-II — 16-18 April 2013, ABQ, NM

Filed under: Education, Events, Friends — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 12:10 PM (12:10)

Current mood: excited

The Space Technology and Applications International Forum (STAIF) II

MCM Eleganté
2020 Menaul Blvd NE Albuquerque NM 87107
Tuesday, 16 April – Thursday, 18 April 2013

Announcing a science conference, STAIF II, to happen in Albuquerque on April 16-18, 2013. The conference will present peer-reviewed scientific papers on physics, exotic propulsion concepts, discoveries about Mars and the use of science to remediate problems here on Earth. The conference will be held at the MCM Eleganté. Senior, student and day rates will be available.

The purpose of this conference is to enable highly qualified scientists to present ideas that are far in advance of mainstream thinking.

This conference is intended to appeal to people who want to get off the planet. It’s not about not liking Earth; it’s about looking at the stars and feeling in your gut that we need to be there. We can get there. This conference is about making it happen.

Keep in mind Clarke’s Three Laws

  1. When a distinguished but elderly scientist states that something is possible, he is almost certainly right. When he states that something is impossible, he is very probably wrong.
  2. The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.
  3. Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.

About that third law – once you’ve got the concept of technology down, the notion of “magic” as some unexplainable, supernatural force can be put aside and the term relegated to stage shows in Las Vegas.

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Friday, 31 December 2010

Quote of the Day for 30 December 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:21 AM (01:21)

“What’s really ironic is that, if someone claims to see a flying saucer, which hurts no one and costs nothing, debunkers come out in force. But let a former vice-president claim environmental apocalypse is upon us, and suddenly we’re appropriating billions and changing our lifestyles.”

– Jeffrey D. Kooistra, Alternate View: Lessons from the Lab, Analog Science Fiction and Fact


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Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Machine Tool Technology 1005 & 1035 — Blueprint Reading I & II

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 3:04 PM (15:04)

1005 — Blueprint Reading I
Covers the interpretation of basic manufacturing and fabrication drawings, terminology, or orthographic projection, sectional views, dimensions, tolerances, symbols and drawing standards.

1035 — Blueprint Reading II
Continues a review of basic shop blueprint interpretation, provides interpretation of complex manufacturing and fabrication drawings including sectional views, tolerances and allowances, surface texture and assembly drawings.

Student Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to identify and interpret the following:

  1. basic linework, title blocks, notations, dimensions, and tolerances.
  2. revolved and removed sections.
  3. complex manufacturing symbols and special features.
  4. primary and secondary auxiliary views.
  5. complex sectional views.
  6. shop working drawings and written notes.
  7. assembly drawings and bill of materials.
  8. complex welding symbols.
  9. supplementary welding symbols.
  10. structural drawings.
  11. basic sheet metal development drawings.

Course components

  1. Theory

Thursday, 6 August 2009

Photonics 1010 — Introduction to Fiber Optics

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 10:49 PM (22:49)

This course presents optical wave-guides and fibers as well as fiber optics telecommunication. The course covers basic fiber optics components and active devices such as detectors for fiber optic systems, isolators, attenuators, circulators, couplers, cables, connectors, switches, pump lasers, transmission systems, repeaters and electrical/optical conversion.

Course Modules

  • Review of Principles of Light and Unit Conversions
  • The Optical Fiber
  • Fiber Advantages
  • Fiber Characteristics / Losses
  • Fiber Optic Cables
  • Light Sources
  • Dispersion
  • Fiber Installation
  • Connectors and Splices

Student Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Explain terminology associated with fiber optic specifications sheets.
  2. Characterize signal degradation through dispersion and loss in a fiber optic system.
  3. Terminate a multimode fiber to specified loss value.

Course components

  1. Theory
  2. Laboratory
  3. Internet Research

Wednesday, 31 December 2008

Photonics 2030 — Introduction to Biophotonics

Filed under: Education, Science, Technology — Tags: , , , , , , , — mikewb1971 @ 4:38 PM (16:38)

Biophotonics is the science of generating and harnessing light (photons) to image, detect, and manipulate biological materials. Biophotonics is an emerging area that uses light to define and understand the inner workings of cells and tissues. This course presents an overview of the above.

Course Modules

  • Biology review including DNA, proteins, cells, tissues and structures
        Lab 1: DNA Extraction
        Lab 2: Enzyme action
  • Light basics including electromagnetic spectrum lasers, their safety and operation, health physics
        Lab 3: Refraction, Total Internal Reflection and Power Measurements Lab
  • Geometric Optics
  •     Lab 4: Microscope Principles

  • Sensor Fundamentals — CCD Basics
  • Light Tissue Interaction including reflection, refraction, absorption and scattering
        Lab 5: Pulse-Oximeter, Temperature Sensor, Fat Analyzer

Student Competencies

Upon successful completion of this course the student should be able to:

  1. Explain the structure of DNA and its function.
  2. Explain the structure of a cell, its components and functions.
  3. Operate a low-power laser safely.
  4. Explain the difference between laser light and ordinary light.
  5. Describe the rectilinear propagation of light including microscope principles.
  6. Explain how light interacts with living tissues via reflection, refraction, absorption and scattering.


Course components

  1. Theory
  2. Laboratory (Student must take and achieve 100% on a laser safety exam before entering the laser laboratories.)
  3. Internet Research

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