Creating high resolution panoramic images

A limitation with panoramic stitching on the iPhone can be overcome to create stunning, high resolution panoramic images using any camera and Hugin, a free tool. The iPhone has a built-in panoramic mode for its camera, termed pano. After pressing the “take a picture” button, you pan the camera from left to right and record […]

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iPad Essential App- NoteShelf and Adonit Stylus Pen

I’ve been looking for a substitute for the traditional notebook and pen for more than 20 years. I thought the old Palm Pilot was a pretty good substitute to the small back-pocket notebook, until the Palm Pilot bit the dust. I’ve been waiting for the tablet revolution to catch up and provide an alternative to […]

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A four hundred year old lesson for today

published in EE Times The competition is surging ahead. A few past public product failures are casting doubts on the ability of the company. The Boss feels under pressure to show the competition up, and he is pressing his product development team to deliver something that will blow the completion away.

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Mars Explorer MAVEN Makes Picture-Perfect Launch

published in EE Times “We’re on our way to Mars!” Dr. Fran Bagenal, spokesperson for the NASA’s MAVEN project team at the Laboratory of Atmospheric and Space Physics at the University of Colorado, Boulder, shouted over the applause in the auditorium on November 18, 2013. Fran Bagenal raising her hands in trump as the audience […]

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Science Fiction Convention has Other Worldly Theme

Take 5,000 science fiction fans, 100 famous authors, artists, publishers and editors, 300 dealers of science fiction and fantasy books and memorabilia, mix in too many parties and not enough sleep and stir for five days. What you get is the 58th World Science Fiction Convention, or ChiCon, held in Chicago, Ill on August 31 […]

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Engineer Has New Insight on Power Lines and Cancer Link

“There is a suspected correlation to 60 Hz electric fields from power lines and leukemia in children,” Dr Robert Ashley, a retired electrical engineering professor told a meeting of the IEEE on Monday, October 16, 2000 in Overland Park, KS. Ashley, a former professor at the University of Kansas at Lawrence and University of Colorado […]

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Expectations for the Large Hadron Collider

In “The Origins of the Universe: A Crash Course”, by Brian Greene, posted in the OpEd section of the New York Times, Sept 12, 2008 , Greene, a professor of Math and Physics at Colombia University, offers four possible revolutionary advances the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) may uncover.

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The 212th AAS Mtg in St. Louis, MO, June 1-5

Three themes permeated many of the sessions at the recent American Astronomical Society meeting in St. Louis, MO June 1-5, 2008. The International Year of Astronomy (IYA) 2009 is going to be a BIG, world wide event. The number of excellent astronomy related web resources are growing faster than any single individual can track them, […]

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The Giotti Space Craft: Mission to Comet Halley

In 1301, the medieval Italian painter Giotto di Bondone (1267-1337), observed Halley’s comet, which he memorialized as the star of Bethlehem in his painting, Adoration of the Magi. Almost 700 years later, he was honored by having his name carried by the first space craft mission to visit Comet Halley, Giotti. This was also the […]

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The Top Ten Astrophysics Discoveries of the Last 35 Years

David Letterman made famous his “Top Ten” List. Richard Talcott, a senior editor of Astronomy Magazine created a Top Ten List that Letterman would probably never put on his show. To highlight the 35th anniversary of the magazine, he came up with the “Top Ten Discoveries of the Last 35 Years,” published in Astronomy Magazine, […]

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White Dwarfs Don’t Remain Silent

“They are like a hot lump of coal slowly cooling”, Ashley Yeager describes white dwarfs in her piece, “Dead – But Not Duds” in Science News, Oct 11, 2008. White dwarfs, the dead corpse of a star with a mass less than about 1.4 solar masses, create in their final days, spectacular planetary nebula, such […]

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