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2003-06-12 – A home-made cruise missile!

A chap in New Zealand has decided that the best way to test his home-made pulsejet and turbine engines is to build a cruise missile test bed system. Sounds like a good reason to me! www.aardvark.co.nz is his website, with lots of tech news, etc., and www.aardvark.co.nz/pjet/ will take you straight to the action! A […]

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2003-01-24 – Measuring the speed of gravity

Two weeks ago, it was reported that the speed of gravity had been measured by a team of two scientists, one a theoretical mathmatician, and one an astronomer. It came out as the speed of light. (The Proposal and the Results.) This week, it seems that they got the equations wrong, and accidently measured the […]

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2002-10-10 – The hidden dangers of glass

I have just spent half a day searching for something on-line. I knew it was there, having read it a while back, and so I was searching for “glass nickel ion failure” and other similar terms, and getting nowhere. If I had searched for “glass nickel sulphide failure” however, I would have found the answer […]

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2002-09-18 – Force fields and “magic” shields

Seems that the Defence Science and Research Laboratory (DSTL, the government owned half of what used to be DERA) have cracked the inpenatrable force shield – after a fashion. You can see the story here. (Note: Changed link to the official DSTL site on 23/11/02) Ok, so it isn’t quite the type of thing you […]

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2002-06-15 – More nano-tech

Much pondering, but I was sure I had already put this idea up. It appears I haven’t, but this is a change to the Lactic acid nanotech idea, for anyone who has seen it. In the future, when nano-tech is rather easier to get, and the cost of making anything is trivial compared to the […]

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2002-06-05 – Drinks flavouring

Surely someone out there has thought of this before, but why can’t you buy a flavouring for water that makes it taste cold?

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2001-08-28 – Using genetic engineering for good, and aiding Darwinian Theory

There are many deadly plants in the world. Competition and Darwinian Theory tell us that it is because this makes them fitter for a given task. Ragwort kills many horses every year, along with other animals, across the UK. Japanese knotweed is an aggressive pest plant, capable of destroying a house’s foundations and growing a […]

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2001-08-15 – A poor man’s image processor?

Well, not so much a poor man, as one who doesn’t want a full power computer doing a task that can be made so much simpler! I must say that, in all probability, someone has done this before, as it is elegant and simple, compared to the standard way of doing video frame comparison. However, […]

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2001-03-23 – Fibre tips and ear resonances

Have you ever used a fibre-tip pen? Noticed how they squeal and squeak in a terrible way? My theory is that the tiny fibres, which are hair-like, resonate at their natural frequencies. This amplifies the noise up, until you can hear it. Upon reaching your ears, the tiny hairs in your ears react. Now, due […]

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2001-01-25 – PowerBands

Here’s an idea. How about a (desktop) computer system that doesn’t crash at the most inconvenient time possible? I know it’s nothing new, but hey… (Note: our server died a few days after I wrote this, and this laptop crashed, and lost all todays [04/03/01] changes.. MicroSux! Argh!!) To paraphrase my earlier idea: last Thursday […]

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