Monthly Archive: February 2010

All About Space Travel, Time Travel, Quantum Tunneling & Zero-G Sex 7

All About Space Travel, Time Travel, Quantum Tunneling & Zero-G Sex

Marc Millis, former head of NASA’s Breakthrough Propulsion Physics Project, has designed ion thrusters, electronics for rocket monitoring, cryogenic propellant equipment, and even a cockpit display to guide free-fall aircraft flights.

Project Offset Creates Graphical Magic 34

Project Offset Creates Graphical Magic

There aren’t very many games today that, graphically, give one goose bumps. While movies like James Cameron’s Avatar or Peter Jackson‘s Lord of the Rings have graphical effects that appear absolutely real, many wonder if games will ever achieve that level of detail.

From Hackerspace To Your Garage: Downloading DIY Hardware Over the Web 16

From Hackerspace To Your Garage: Downloading DIY Hardware Over the Web

What does open source software have in common with manufactured parts? Both involve a growing movement of “do it yourself” (DIY) packaging and distribution that follows the open source model of the free Linux operating system (OS).

Virtualization: From Virtual to Reality  Part 3 16

Virtualization: From Virtual to Reality Part 3

If you read the last section of this three part essay, you will recall I discussed how the VR revolution is likely to occur, and ended up with the statement that VR will likely open the door for the benefits of the technologies of Genetics, Nanotechnology, and Robotics.

Scrapheap Transhumanism 12

Scrapheap Transhumanism

I’m sort of inured to pain by this point. Anesthetic is illegal for people like me, so we learn to live without it; I’ve made scalpel incisions in my hands, pushed five-millimeter diameter needles through my skin, and once used a vegetable knife to carve a cavity into the tip of my index finger.