~e; electromagnetic observations #4

From brian carroll <human@electronetwork.org>
Date Thu, 3 Mar 2005 23:06:56 -0600

[keywords]  deconstructing electronics, ipod, mac mini,
diy digital pinhole camera, batteries, cold fusion,
electrophysiology, wi-fi weapon/countermeasures,

electromagnetic observations -- #4

* update of electronetwork.org webplanning, in process: the
urls finally have fallen into place with a format and this
will be developed into a small listing of links by category,
with some specificty/subcategories where necessary. this is
going to form the bulk of 'off-list' links, and content that
is hosted on the electronetwork.org website or is in the orbit
of the list will be put into the features section so that the
original content of the community and links will be hosted in
this section. new works by listmembers related to EM will be
sought over time. what is now in view is developing in some
way a 'network' database of contacts for individuals, .orgs,
agencies, and others working the field for cross-pollination.
i figure no e-mails and just urls for contact will work best,
with some geographical information for planetary locations.


A Thumbnail History of Electronics

Digital Pinhole Lens

[and] Homemade Pinhole Adapter for a Digital Camera

DIY: Webcam Telescope

Back to Square One
Government review repeats cold fusion conclusions

	'Eighteen nuclear physicists, electrochemists and materials scientists  
reviewed research submitted by Hagelstein and his colleagues. In its  
December 2004 report, the DOE stated that when it came to whether the  
evidence for excess power was compelling or not, the panel split about  
evenly. When it came to whether nuclear reactions took place in the  
experiments, the report noted that two thirds of reviewers found the  
evidence unconvincing, one person found it compelling, and the  
remainder were somewhat convinced.'

// e.g. see electrophysiology of 'the heart', with illustrations...

Bioelectromagnetism: Principles and Applications of Bioelectric and  
Biomagnetic Fields -- online version of the book by the same title, by  
Jaakko Almivuo and Robert Plonsey, published by Oxford University Press  
(1995). // ***

// i am fascinated by the corrolations between audio engineering and
// electromagnetism, tinkering, experimenting, and understand of the
// physics. also, names of performance groups, such as 'quantum' and
// of works which test the thresholds of sense and human sensation...

[design] Montréal New Music Festival // note: EM iconography... thanks *

// this must be a glimpse into how industrial reverse-engineering
// labs figure out proprietary information through esoteric means...
// now i wonder if anyone could make the FM chip function somehow...

iPod 'squeaks' betray software secrets // piezo-e

	'Leach explains that the iPod Linux project is partly for fun but also  
has a more serious purpose. "It changes the iPod from a consumer  
device, where the manufacturer sets the rules about what it will and  
won't do, into a general purpose device," he says. "Much of the  
interest has been to develop various games, but things like a simple  
calculator, drawing program and even a GPS/mapping interface are all  

// another discovery by way of deconstructing electronics...

[and] Is the Mac Mini Apple's future 'smart' iPod Dock?

	'Leo's hypothesis: that the riser was designed to feed an iPod Dock  
connector moulded into the device's top cover.'

// and yet another example of the value of being electronics-literate
// and the value of being able to decipher chip functioning, et cetera,
// as a literal deconstruction of electronics hardware and software...

[and] Next-Generation iPod Details Unveiled

	'The chip will also support a USB 2.0 host controller and transceiver;  
this will offer compatibility with peripheral devices such as digital  
still cameras and printers. You will be able to connect your 5G iPod to  
your digital camera, download the photos, then connect it to a printer  
and print your files.' .. 'In addition to USB 2.0 high-speed Device  
support, there is On-the-Go support; FireWire Link Layer integration;  
dedicated ATA-66 enhanced IDE bus supporting up to four devices; 4-bit  
SDMMC controller; consumer CD I2S port; 8/16-bit expansion IO; B/SIR  
infrared; TWC 3-wire controller; 4 channel, 8-bit ADC; 4 channel, 8-bit  
PWM/FM; up to 48 GPIOs; dedicated 16-bit memory controller for two  
banks of 2.5V or 1.8V SDRAM...'

// if this actually were developed, then 'human power' could be
// harnessed and stored in clothing, and-or accessories (purse
// as powerplant) to supply and distribute power to handhelds,
// telephones, e-lights, audio, video, computation on clothing...

Breakthrough Energy Cell Captures Vibration To Produce Electricity
http://www.gizmag.com/go/3775      // via engadget.com

	'The Kinetic Energy Cell is a micro renewable energy source able to  
generate electricity from vibration or motion such as from cars, trucks  
and even people. This means that so long as there is access to movement  
or vibration the cell produces energy.' ... 'The technology, developed  
by the Melbourne-based CRC for microTechnology, consists of only seven  
components and includes exciting innovation in coil construction. The  
technology can also be easily "tuned" to optimise operation in a wide  
range of vibration environments, opening up many potential future  
applications.' .... 'Mr Dekker said the Kinetic Energy Cell can also be  
combined with a battery or a small supercapacitor to store the energy  
produced, allowing power to be available during inactive periods when  
the cell is not in operation.'

WIFI-HOG - 2003 : Keep public WiFi nodes to yourself!

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