~e; dusting EM newstories

From human being <human@electronetwork.org>
Date Mon, 29 Apr 2002 21:59:20 -0500

  [a overloaded Dock on Mac's new OS X is the main
  reason for sending these URLs at this time, as
  everything gets smaller, the more info there is]

1- [article about a new remote-EM-monitoring device
for heart patients by local company Medtronic, whose
founder also created the local Bakken Museum for
Electricity in Life (for Medicine and other fields):

Heart Docs to Make Mouse Calls

By Louise Knapp


2- [interesting about this article, with regard to
cars with pure electrics (now, passe as a technology
because of battery sizes and performance/distance
issues, and lack of infrastructure, possibly, for
mass market lifestyling) is that it mentions one of
the reasons people may not be willing to buy into an
electric-car or hybrid, in that they are in a bunch
of EM fields, which little is known or talked about,
and the mention of being in a faraday cage is quite
interesting, and apt, in that there are questions...]

So, You Want to Buy a Green Car ... Or Do You?

Allie Gottlieb, Metro Silicon Valley
April 19, 2002


3- [others know a lot about energy, and new energy
in relation to present conceptions, yet i am still
contemplating what i thought to have remembered as
the asymmetrics of dark matter and anti-matter. but
this article states dark energy as the big question,
grand unified theories aside. at the same time it
was mentioned to me by another that this may be
questioining basic cosmological hypotheses, which
may go on all the time, while at the same time there
are things that are not happening because of current
limitations in physics with regard to energy (in
computer processing and througput/GHz-MHz, for
example) and photonic and holographic and all the
other technologies. one mundane indicator of change
will be when someone makes an efficient battery...]

Dark Energy Tops List of 'Big Questions'

By Robert Roy Britt,Senior Science Writer
posted: 11:04 am ET, 26 April 2002


4- [new certainty about how uncertain things are, in
a way that helps knowledge by not knowing, possibly.
and, related to Schrödinger's who had an experiment
with thinking about the logic with the cat-in-a-box.]

"Exact uncertainty" brought to quantum world

Exclusive from New Scientist Print Edition /quoted/

NewScientist.com news service


"To quantify this quantum uncertainty, Hall borrowed a mathematical
tool developed in 1925 by British statistician Ronald Fisher. Fisher
worked out how to quantify differences between human populations by
sampling a few members of each. This kind of method gives you an
uncertainty in your results, and Hall saw that making measurements on
quantum particles was a mathematically similar process.

"The result is an expression that looks like Heisenberg's original
relation, but gives the exact uncertainty in the measurements of
position and momentum. Hall says it is an equation rather than an
inequality, which is "a far stronger relation".

"So strong, in fact, that in a paper published this month in Journal
of Physics A, Hall and Marcel Reginatto of the Physical-Technical
Institute in Braunschweig, Germany, have managed to derive the basics
of quantum mechanics from it, including the Schrödinger equation that
describes the behaviour of quantum-mechanical wave functions. "

5- [if one has broadband, this may be someting of interest,
as it is a movie of an unknown event when futzing around
with nanostuff. things are exploding. a curious bit...]

Nanotubes go flash bang wallop

NewScientist.com news service


"Taking a snapshot of carbon nanotubes using an ordinary camera flash
can cause them to emit a loud pop and then suddenly burst into flame.
"Video of flashlit nanotube explosion (5.2MB, Hosted at Rensselaer
Polytechnic Institute)"

6- [earlier story, i think this has some more info about
the decision to de-green the waterfront, as abberations
were happening on military radar as a result of effects.
wonder if this is similar to harmonics within em-power-
lines, in that waves can create other waves, and also
frequencies influencing one another, which is part of
the zoning of radio frequencies (for radio & tv signals)
so that there is no overlap. and, this issue about the
overlap is also related to 3G services (in the US with
.mil parts of the spectrum used elsewhere in the world)
and also with regard to digital television. (all which
has is of heated debate with regard to the physical/
zoning of these in regard to public/private space/places.]

Military block wind farms over radar fears


7- [one thing i learned from Alvin Toffler was that it
was _okay (not too weird, at least) to want to take
tours of places such as traffic centers, to see how
these networks work. the Toffler's (and others) apparent-
ly have taken vacations to learn about how things work
by publicly touring factories to better understand how,
say, a traffic engineering system, or food distribution
system, works. in this case, i saw the one in Minneapolis,
USA years ago, how the cameras along all freeways are in
a nondescript traffic hut/center, whereby the CCTV (closed-
circuit tv) cameras setup along the freeway can watch for
cars and traffic patterns, and make changes to lights and
metering timing systems, on the fly, based on real-time
data analysis, and i imagine, some software management.
that this highway system started to go onto the street-
based system (domestic instead of civic speedway) has
always been alarming, as cameras began popping up on
poles about 10 years ago, watching, who was doing the
watching, and the need, was and is still an issue. but
since, more and more cameras, and it has become a major
issue in that cities are banning 'facial recognition'
systems, surveillance, yet, it is also ubiquitous in
places like LA (sound triangulation for locating gun-
shots) and NYC (maps of these cameras and surveillance
camera players, as evidence of their cultural import)
and also London, which seems to be okay with it all,
where there may be more cameras than anywhere else,
(more than a million i thought it was, but could be
overestimated. thought there was a ratio between the
number of cameras and the amount of people, and the
# of times a day you will be on-camera. for more info
on this largely invisible and complex infrastructure:]

Crooks Cause Chilean Car Chaos
By Ricardo Sametband 	 Wired News


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