Jamming Radar

You may recall seeing the news that Israeli warplanes attacked a suspected nuclear site in Syria… The venerable Aviation Week & Space Technology came out with its guesses as to how Israel was able to bypass the Syrian air defense

Memory, Beliefs, and Facts

This is a very interesting story in the Washington Post on the impact of the human brain’s tendency to think that easily recalled things are true.    The story observes that “conventional response to myths and urban legends is to counter

Technology Meets the Hockey Skate

I recall when hockey skates changed from stamped steel supports to impact-resistant plastic.  This really didn’t change the performance of skating.  It only made skates look high-tech, and frankly that’s been the only advancement in the hockey skate in the last

Interesting Scientific Predictions

While researching the current state-of-the-art in concurrent engineering, I came across an interesting list of prognostications, which today obviously look ridiculous.  These famous people actually made these statements: 1) “Everything that can be invented has been invented.” – Charles H.

Nuclear Weapons in Syria?

My buddy, Mike Belcher, pointed out an article in the Wall Street Journal that speculates about “Israel’s Silence on Syria speaks volumes”.  The article suggests that Israeli warplanes were targeting a nuclear materials shipment from North Korea…

World’s Tallest Building

If the Moslems are looking for a new target for their airplanes that don’t land, may I suggest the new office tower in Dubai?  For those of you not aware, this building, which is still under construction, is now the

Internet Transcends Life

I had an eerie experience yesterday…  I happened to be cleaning out some of my ‘favorite’ web site links on my laptop computer and came across the bookmark from my deceased best friend David P. Wittman.  Since Dave passed away