Monthly Archives: November 2017

Lords of Kobol, what is that?

In a previous post, I weighed concerns over an artificial intelligence running amok with the potential for a cataclysmic impact event.  However, this interstellar visitor takes the prize.

Clearly a spaceship.  Intentions?  Unknown.

Photo Credit:  European Southern Observatory / M. Kornmesser

Ethanol on the Cob

“Corn is Better Food than Fuel,” read a headline in the September issue of Mechanical Engineering magazine (v.139, No 9, p. 11).  Having siphoned gas from a pickup truck in my youth—an efficient way to transfer gas to a dirt bike—I agree.  I’ll have the corn, please.  Hold the fuel.

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