Solar Powered Jet Fighters?

We all know how important it is to control climate change (sarcasm).  Well, the Obama administration obligated $70 billion for the defense department to spend on climate technologies.  This cartoon sums it up nicely:

Factoids about Inventors

Thanks to Strange Cosmos… Interesting facts about inventors: In 1894, Lord Kelvin predicted that heavier-than-air flying machines were impossible. Air-filled tires were used on bicycles before they were used on cars. The first neon sign was made in 1923 for

Bicycling from Dayton to Troy

I did a 30 mile bicycle ride with my buddy Marc.  We followed along the route of the old Miami Erie Canal.  It’s pretty interesting to see the nearly 200 year old ditches and locks from the canals still in existence on

Birds Nest in Dryer Vent

It’s not something you see every day, but a Robin built a complete birds nest in my dryer vent…  it can be dangerous so I removed the nest relatively intact and attempted to set it up in a nearby tree

Who’s a Better Software Programmer?

Jesus and the devil were arguing over which one of them was the better software programmer. “I am!” Jesus shouted. “No, I am!” the devil countered. “I am!” “I am!” “Me!” “No, me!” “EEEEEEENOUGH!” God bellowed, and the whole universe

Tennis Rackets and Airplanes

You may be asking yourself “what do tennis rackets and airplanes have in common?” …  Well, my carbon-composite Head tennis racket and the 787 fuselage use similar materials and manufacturing techniques (often known in the industry as ‘rags and glue’). It’s

Latest Visit to the USAF Museum

With the nasty weather this weekend, I decided to take a quick trip to National Museum of the US Air Force (you can’t beat the admission price)… It’s interesting that they’ve already hung an MQ-9 Reaper in the gallery of

Revolutionary Tires

From my buddy, Joe K… They have been testing these for several years now. A company called Resilient Tech was developing them for the military application. Yes, those are ‘spoke-like’ connections to the inner part of the tire from the