Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Power and fuel-efficieny: The future of cars?

Take a look at this article; if this technology can become mass-produced and made cheap enough as to be practical, this could be perfect.  I mean, how many automotive enthusiasts like having econo-cars that get 30+ mpg but are slow and boring to drive?  

Monday, May 11, 2009


Recently, I had the chance to read Michael Crichton's novel, Timeline.
Quantum theory plays a large part in the book, so if you are into "quantum stuff," it might interest you. Also, for those who like studying Medieval history, the book has lots of history, as much of it is set in France in the 14th century.
Be forewarned, the book does have a fairly good deal of language, but I don't think there were any objectionable scenes, provided you don't mind somewhat graphic depictions of battle and other stuff...basically, if you're a very squeamish person, you should probably skip this novel.
I'm not going to say any more and ruin any of the surprises, but I'll just say this book deals partly with certain aspects of quantum theory (even though it provides the framework for the story and not the entire plot) that I've found interesting because of its possibilities and implications and the fact that it can quite possibly do more than many people think, like various other things like the zero-point energy field and possibly the time/space continuum.