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This is not a blog. This is me and you realizing that we are going to be stuck in the same room for more than an hour. This is waking up on Christmas day and finding no snow on the ground. This is nineteen years of Josh, loving being alone, but hating being lonely. This is, to be honest, more than a little shitty. But, so is life, that some were meant to be socially inept. I can't hope to create anything other than weird static noise, a knock on the back door, or a bloom of an electric flower with this unnamed thing- but whatever comes from this, is genuinely personal. My true beliefs, interests, and so-and-on. I can't promise that this thing that I am making will be interesting to anyone, but then what is the point of even trying? This is a statement: We are all masters of our own domain. So, though this may be a worthless attempt, at least an attempt was made. Because this is not a blog. This is my footnote.
joshbyard:

New Metamaterial Developed at UCF Acts as Macro-Scale Invisibility Cloak

In real life, invisibility cloaks don’t come remotely close to the movies; for instance, they often tend to be solid objects that simply play perspective or reflective tricks on the eye. Now, researchers at …University of Central Florida, have created a cloak that actually bends and masks visible light using a fishnet-type of metamaterial.
The metamaterial fishnet is composed of metal and dielectric composite films, created using a nanotransfer printing method. The films are layered in such a way as to create a fishnet-like pattern, which in turn allows the control of visible-spectrum light. 
The printed metamaterial sample is small — about 0.6 square inches (or four square centimeters) — but thanks to the fact that it’s a printing process, the UCF team feels it can print the material on a larger-scale for more practical applications, such as for use on fighter jets.

(via The first large-scale invisibility cloak that hides objects from visible light | ExtremeTech)

joshbyard:

New Metamaterial Developed at UCF Acts as Macro-Scale Invisibility Cloak

In real life, invisibility cloaks don’t come remotely close to the movies; for instance, they often tend to be solid objects that simply play perspective or reflective tricks on the eye. Now, researchers at …University of Central Florida, have created a cloak that actually bends and masks visible light using a fishnet-type of metamaterial.

The metamaterial fishnet is composed of metal and dielectric composite films, created using a nanotransfer printing method. The films are layered in such a way as to create a fishnet-like pattern, which in turn allows the control of visible-spectrum light. 

The printed metamaterial sample is small — about 0.6 square inches (or four square centimeters) — but thanks to the fact that it’s a printing process, the UCF team feels it can print the material on a larger-scale for more practical applications, such as for use on fighter jets.

(via The first large-scale invisibility cloak that hides objects from visible light | ExtremeTech)

heedthis:

Veronica on High Noon (V5) in Joshua Tree

heedthis:

Veronica on High Noon (V5) in Joshua Tree

comicbookcovers:

Grimjack #66-69, The Demon Wars, January to April 1990, covers by Steve Pugh

scienceetfiction:

weirdpictures:

NASA photo captures strange bright light coming out of Mars

More photos and info in this article

scienceetfiction:

weirdpictures:

NASA photo captures strange bright light coming out of Mars

More photos and info in this article

“When she does an interview, you have to drink every time she says, ‘but umm.’”

trentlesikar:

Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles
Central Presbyterian Church - Austin, Texas - April 4, 2014

trentlesikar:

Daniel Rossen of Grizzly Bear and Department of Eagles

Central Presbyterian Church - Austin, Texas - April 4, 2014