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  • brammichielsen 3:20 pm op May 25, 2009 Permalink | Beantwoorden
    Tags: design, patterns, sea, seashell, shell   

    By charting these discrete patterns of n… 

    By charting these discrete patterns of neural excitation and inhibition, Oster and Ermentrout were able to build a mathematical model for shell formation that accounts for virtually any design observed in nature, from the zigzagging lines of Natica communis to the seemingly random patterns of mottled patches on a cone snail’s shell. “A single equation is sufficient to explain this tremendous diversity of patterns,” says Alistair Boettiger, a Berkeley graduate student who developed a computational modeling program for Oster and Ermentrout based on their findings.

    http://seedmagazine.com/content/article/what_seashells_tell/

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  • brammichielsen 11:11 am op May 24, 2009 Permalink | Beantwoorden
    Tags: game, japan, muscle   

     
  • brammichielsen 2:10 am op May 14, 2009 Permalink | Beantwoorden
    Tags: army, future, soldier, super   

    There is a 19 page pdf that describes an… 

    There is a 19 page pdf that describes an integrated vision for Super soldiers in 2030. Many of the pieces are being funded and developed separately. An integrated program has not been funded. However, the United states has over $50 billion per year in undisclosed/classified military projects.

    This site has previously covered the $3 billion in DARPA projects to enhance soldier endurance, performance and to develop metabolically dominant soldiers or mechanical and electronic devices for enhancement.

    The document is conceptual and is not U.S. Army doctrine, nor is it intended to answer every question raised about warfare in 2030. Their intent is to stir imaginations, and start a dialogue about how best to equip the Soldier.

    http://nextbigfuture.com/2009/05/super-soldier-2030.html

     
  • brammichielsen 8:58 pm op May 9, 2009 Permalink | Beantwoorden  

    The Physical Intelligence program aspire… 

    The Physical Intelligence program aspires to understand intelligence as a physical phenomenon and to make the first demonstration of the principle in electronic and chemical systems. A central tenet is that intelligence spontaneously evolves as a consequence of thermodynamics in open systems. The program plan is organized around three interrelated task areas: (1) creating a theory (a mathematical formalism) and validating it in natural and engineered systems; (2) building the first human-engineered systems that display physical intelligence in the form of abiotic, self-organizing electronic and chemical systems; and (3) developing analytical tools to support the design and understanding of physically intelligent systems.

    https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=4539dc1cc3aa10b46cbf655811648137&tab=core&_cview=0&cck=1&au=&ck=

     
  • brammichielsen 8:57 pm op May 9, 2009 Permalink | Beantwoorden  

    Darpa’s latest venture, called “Physical… 

    Darpa’s latest venture, called “Physical Intelligence” (PI) is to prove, mathematically, that the human mind is nothing more than parts and energy. In other words, all brain activities — reasoning, emoting, processing sights and smells — derive from physical mechanisms at work, acting according to the principles of “thermodynamics in open systems.” Thermodynamics is founded on the conversion of energy into work and heat within a system (which could be anything from a test-tube solution to a planet). The processes can be summed up in formalized equations and laws, which are then used to describe how systems react to changes in their surroundings.

    The military wants a new equation: one that explains the human mind as a thermodynamic system. Once that’s done, they’re asking for “abiotic, self-organizing electronic and chemical systems” that display the PI principles. More than just computers that think, Darpa wants to re-envision how thought works — and then design computers whose thought processes are governed by the same laws as our own.

    http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/blogspot/advancednano/~3/Rd-aKUsN4VA/darpa-trying-to-validate-new-theory-of.html

     
  • brammichielsen 8:11 pm op May 9, 2009 Permalink | Beantwoorden
    Tags: alex, illustrations, pardee   

    http://www.booooooom.com/2009/05/04/alex-pardee-illustrations/

    vette illustraties 🙂

     
    • goudhaar 8:02 pm op mei 12, 2009 Permalink | Beantwoorden

      Jezus man- enòrm vette shit! Ooit ga ik die kerel schoolen. Dat is een doel. Hij tekent dingen die ik wil tekenen.
      Had ik die link maar gehad toen ik aan mijn chaostekeningen bezig was!

  • brammichielsen 8:11 pm op May 5, 2009 Permalink | Beantwoorden
    Tags: america, bombs, forget, hbomb, nuclear   

    For decades nonproliferation experts hav… 

    For decades nonproliferation experts have argued that, once unleashed, the nuclear genie cannot be stuffed back in the bottle. But they probably didn’t consider the possibility that a country with nuclear bomb-making know-how might forget how to manufacture a key atomic ingredient. Yet that’s precisely what happened to the US recently, and national security experts say this institutional memory lapse raises serious questions about the federal government’s nuclear weapons management.

    http://www.motherjones.com/politics/2009/05/fogbank-america-forgot-how-make-nuclear-bombs

     
  • brammichielsen 7:02 pm op May 5, 2009 Permalink | Beantwoorden
    Tags: colonization, fermi, paradox   

    The Fermi paradox is the apparent contra… 

    The Fermi paradox is the apparent contradiction between high estimates of the probability of the existence of extraterrestrial civilizations and the lack of evidence for, or contact with, such civilizations.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fermi_Paradox

    Personally I think there’s two likely equilibrium states that answer the Fermi Paradox. Either we’re in the pre-Colonization era, before anyone ventures forth and colonizes the lot, due to Life starting late in the Universe’s life because of some recently changed astrophysical process.
    Or the Galaxy has been colonized, in which case two sub-divisions seem reasonable:

    (1) We’re an undeveloped patch missed by the last few waves of colonization as per Geoff Landis’s Percolation Theory.
    (2) Or we haven’t been missed and we’re colonized, but just not how we usually imagine.

    http://crowlspace.com/?p=378

     
  • brammichielsen 7:00 pm op May 5, 2009 Permalink | Beantwoorden  

    http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227061.200-how-to-map-the-multiverse.html

     
  • brammichielsen 5:36 pm op May 5, 2009 Permalink | Beantwoorden
    Tags: facility, , ignition, national, NIF, star   

    It may look like one of Michael Bay’s T… 

    It may look like one of Michael Bay’s Transformers, but this mass of machinery could soon be the birthplace of a baby star right here on Earth.

    Using 192 separate lasers and a 400-foot-long series of amplifiers and filters, scientists at Lawrence Livermore’s National Ignition Facility (NIF) hope to create a self-sustaining fusion reaction like the ones in the sun or the explosion of a nuclear bomb — only on a much smaller scale.

    http://www.wired.com/science/discoveries/news/2009/05/gallery_nif

     
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