Got to see the dam at The Dalles, in OR, which is a massive concrete structure on the Columbia with 22 turbines, a fish ladder, and a shipping lock.
And if that isn’t the coolest damn thing you read all day…
To be honest, this is the first I’ve heard of Octonions, and when I first read the title, I wasn’t entirely certain they weren’t talking about a layered root vegetable.
Why does it always take longer to unpack than to pack it all up?
It is so good to be back in WA, where the sun does not assault your skin! TT01 – We should do this with every major bridge. Not just the installation of sensors, but...
Ordinary Times’s weekely science and tech feature with links to stories on water, thrust vectoring, plastics that actually recycle, NASA fraud, and evolution has it’s unintelligent moments.
Slim pickings this week.
Yes, I am feeling snarky today, why do you ask?
I love it when we cause materials and chemicals to behave in ways that violate those general understandings of how physics works.
The family is back home, just the 3 of us again. I love the cousins, but it’s nice to have the house to ourselves again.
Got family in town all week, with their two boys that Bug loves, and the new (adopted) teenage daughter (that he’s warming up to).
In short, this is on both Boeing and the FAA, and both should get taken out to the woodshed over it, both criminally and civilly
Back then, the computers just did not have the memory or CPU cycles to do Computational Fluid Dynamics justice. Today, however…
Yes, I have a cold, it sucks, so be glad I knocked out this much. Excuse me while I use my neti pot and worship my new god, Sudafed.
This is why I love science. As much as I love the new tech, and interesting designs, and fun bits of analysis, in the end, it’s the potential of that bleeding edge to upend everything we think we know.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, this week: Last ride of the Tornado, welding, voice to the voiceless, self-healing polymers, rainmaking, China, and more.
Overall, I support using drones and robots for aircraft inspections, as long as the software that is evaluating the sensor feed is more capable than a person at spotting an issue. I’ve done these kinds of inspections, on hovercraft and airliners, and it can be mind numbing.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday, featuring links to stories about aircraft, outer space, cars, fake news, cows giving birth, and plenty more at Ordinary Times.
Oscar Gordon’s Tech Tuesday from Ordinary Times. Happy New Year Everyone!