Fighter Pilot Test

The objective is to move the red block around with your mouse without getting hit by the blue blocks (which are other airplanes or missiles) or without touching the black walls.  Click on the snapshot below to pop a window

Modern Military Aircraft

This is a photo of the Global Hawk UAV that returned from the war zone recently under its own power from Iraq to California. Notice the mission paintings on the fuselage… It’s actually over 250 missions (And I would suppose

Tenure can be Deadly

Who knew that not receiving the coveted “tenure” at a university could lead to a shooting rampage?  Evidently, Amy Bishop,  a professor of Biology, shot three of her colleagues at the University of Alabama at Huntsville (sounds like she didn’t like the

The Difference in 100 Years

This will boggle your mind, I know it did mine! The year is 1909… One hundred years ago. What a difference a century makes.    Here are some statistics for the Year 1909 ***************************** The average life expectancy was 47 years.

A Practical Approach to Airport Security

With the recent “Underweargate” experience (i.e., the Moslem hiding explosives in his underwear during a flight to Detroit), people are losing any sense of respect for the TSA screening process.  Naturally, I’ve had many people ask me: “DZ, how do the

The “Settled” Climate Science

I recently had a discussion with a colleague about the “settled” climate debate… She claimed that there was a consensus among scientists that man is responsible for global warming. I pointed out that there are a preponderance of “deniers” including