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(A short story by Kevin Goczeski) Elon strode through the scruffy rubble of the vacant lot next door, occasionally slowing to pick his way more carefully through a tangle of weeds or a scattered pile of broken concrete. He sat down on a large rock at the edge of the old creek bed. His […]
Here in the U.S., the military/ intelligence establishment has been quite forthcoming, recently, about Unidentified Aerial Phenomena in our skies, as frequently encountered by military personnel. The U.S. Navy has long been invested in the phenomenon, and their ships and aircraft have been central to many of the more than 400 reports cited by intelligence […]
The new Sagittarius A black hole photo (above) from the Event Horizon Telescope is certainly what one would expect from a torus black hole (as is the earlier-released EHT image of the M87 black hole). It should be noted that this new image is essentially a side-view shot of our galaxy’s central black hole; our […]
Nikola Tesla detested relativity theory, and he derided Albert Einstein as a “white-haired crank.” Tesla supported the concept of the universal “ether,” and he raged about Einstein’s relativistic concept of “curved space.” Tesla also scoffed at the maximum possible velocity of “c” (light speed), which is a central tenet of Special Relativity. When viewed through […]
Recently, some interesting research out of the University of Arkansas, and as published in the journal Physical Review E, has been in the news. A team led by Professor Paul Thibado has harvested energy from freestanding graphene—a potentially revolutionary development of power generation from material that is just simply existing, essentially. These sheets of graphene […]
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41 We walked back to Merle’s car, in the parking lot, and got in. I assumed he was going to drive me home, and then leave, but he had saved his biggest surprise for last. “Hey, Ken,” Merle said casually, as if the idea had just occurred to him, “would you like to visit […]
37 Merle drove me back home. He turned on his “radio” and we listened to some jazz. “Who is this playing, Merle?” “That’s Thelonious Monk.” “I like it.” “I love it,” Merle said. When we pulled up to the house, the fireflies were out, in the yards and in the park across the street. […]
34 Soon, we were back in Merle’s car, and headed over to what was becoming the “usual” spot, behind the mall by the dumpster. When we got there, a truly scraggly-looking man was there, on his bicycle, peering into the dumpster. As we approached, he reached down into the dumpster and pulled out […]
31 I didn’t have much time, right then, to ponder the ramifications of what I had just witnessed, or what Merle meant by his comment about very large accumulations of mass/energy, because Merle informed me that we had to pack up and get out of there. We unexpectedly had less time than […]