“Woe to the land whose king is a child and whose leaders are already drunk in the morning. Happy the land whose king is a nobleman, and whose leaders work hard before they feast and drink, and then only to strengthen themselves for the tasks ahead”. (Eccl 10: 16-17)


"When misguided public opinion honors what is despicable and despises what is honorable, punishes virtue and rewards vice, encourages what is harmful and discourages what is useful, applauds falsehood and smothers truth under indifference or insult, a nation turns its back on progress and can be restored only by the terrible lessons of catastrophe." … Frederic Bastiat


Evil talks about tolerance only when it’s weak. When it gains the upper hand, its vanity always requires the destruction of the good and the innocent, because the example of good and innocent lives is an ongoing witness against it. So it always has been. So it always will be. And America has no special immunity to becoming an enemy of its own founding beliefs about human freedom, human dignity, the limited power of the state, and the sovereignty of God. – Archbishop Chaput


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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Shades of Harry Potter

Or better yet - look out for Klingon and Romulan cloaking devices....

This is a fascinating read...

Chinese scientists upbeat on development of invisibility cloak

http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1376652/chinese-scientists-upbeat-development-invisibility-cloak

And some wonder why American students falling behind the rest of the world in science is so hugely important....

4 comments:

  1. http://www.barnhardt.biz/
    When ignorance sweeps America these are the politicians that get elected. Pathetic. I cannot even fathom the voters that elected these three.

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  2. The Japanese had already started something like this several years ago.
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/2777111.stm

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  3. I have seen several reports over the years. This video has the best demonstrations so far.
    To date all the devices I have heard of are only effective over limited frequency ranges. i.e. visible light only, megahertz radar only.

    Hence the reference to "super materials" aka "meta materials" designed to have the same properties from IR on up in all directions. JMHO but think these passive devices will not make it think we'll need power like the Romulans used.

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