Tag: Cloaking

More Technology Trends

November 15, 2013 0 Comments
More Technology Trends

In case you didn’t read the blog lately, I finally have LED bulbs in my house. I bought the new CREE LEDs that have been advertised a little more heavily on TV recently. They go for about $10 per bulb, but they are supposed to last around twenty years, so they pay for themselves many […]

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Future Tech Updates

June 19, 2013 0 Comments
Future Tech Updates

Like many of you, I enjoy following the new technology that could make our world a cleaner and better place to live. Most times, the topic revolves around alternative energy or energy efficiency. There are a few other technologies developing out there that are not directly related to energy and the environment but which could […]

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Relentless Progress

November 19, 2012 0 Comments
Relentless Progress

I have seen a lot of change in my lifetime. Thanks to my profession which keeps me in touch with the latest science and technological trends, I think I am fairly well prepared for the even more radical change that lies ahead. I hope that I can give you a sense of the excitement and […]

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Under the Radar Technology

August 31, 2012 0 Comments
Under the Radar Technology

When discussing technology and progress and how these might help us be a little more environmentally friendly in the future, I often bring to light developments in areas that most people are familiar with. Then there are those things that fly under the radar. One of those that could fundamentally change computing and science in […]

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“Under the Radar” Technology

April 4, 2012 2 Comments
“Under the Radar” Technology

We have already discussed the extreme March warmth quite a bit (here and here), but I just had to share one more comprehensive report (PDF) on the record-breaking month, compiled by Roy Eckberg of the National Weather Service in Green Bay. The one interesting fact that I learned from the report, that I had previously overlooked, is that […]

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Solar Power, More Affordable Every Year

February 3, 2012 0 Comments
Solar Power, More Affordable Every Year

Good news! The price of solar panels continues to fall. Although I would temper this news with the acknowledgement that most solar panel producers around the world are supported by government subsidies. Remember what we found out during the Solyndra Scandal. They were selling their solar “panels” for half the cost it took to make them. […]

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Continuing 2012 Hot Topics

January 3, 2012 0 Comments
Continuing 2012 Hot Topics

Yesterday I mentioned some of the science and weather themes I will be keeping track of in 2012, and I will continue with that today. But before getting into today’s themes, I want to again hearken back to the metrics of “growth” that I have been harping on. Yesterday I mentioned once again that happiness should […]

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ENSO and Drought Monitor Update

October 7, 2011 0 Comments
ENSO and Drought Monitor Update

I have got a couple of updates and follow ups for you today. It is that time of the week for the Drought Monitor update and that time of the month for the all important ENSO diagnostic discussion. First the least interesting update for our area – the Drought Monitor. The conditions have improved since […]

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Going Invisible

May 4, 2011 0 Comments
Going Invisible

I cover a lot of weather and science topics here in the weather blog and regular readers know that I have been closely following the news and research surrounding one of the most interesting recent engineering developments – cloaking. It was first developed back in 2006 and progress is happening rapidly. When I say “cloaking” […]

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Multiple Follow-Ups

November 10, 2010 0 Comments
Multiple Follow-Ups

Does anyone have any theories on the “missile” launch in southern California yesterday? After briefly reviewing the video and hearing a few explanations from others, I am 40/60 on whether it was a missile/rocket or an airplane. I can certainly understand the optical illusion argument of how a jet contrail could look like a missile […]

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