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Dienstag, 20. Dezember 2011

On the seventh day Z. created the timeline ...

The next step in social networking is made. Since December 6, 2011, Facebook's "Timeline" is available and replaces the conventional user profile. From now on every post and like is set into the larger context of the user's life career. The profile isn't static anymore, but changes and grows like an organism, like Facebook has grown in size and complexity over the past years, not to mention Google or the internet as a whole.
After the formation of chemical elements and their compounds, living matter and human consciousness, evolution has finally entered the world of the binary code ...

Montag, 12. Dezember 2011

perpetuum mobile invented?

The world's energy demand could be covered with a single stroke, if low-energy nuclear reactions (LENR) could be evoked. LENR (or cold fusion) would practically be an inexhaustible energy source, without the well-known risks of nuclear fission. The problem: According to present knowledge LENR offend against the generally accepted laws of physics and established theories. Nevertheless there is an Italian inventor (Andrea Rossi) who claims to have invented a machine that can evoke those divine reactions. His patented "Energy Catalyzer" allegedly transforms nickel into copper by infusing heated hydrogen. In fact Rossi has already found investors in the US and Europe. It seems that his device really works: The engineer Domenico Fioravanti tested the prototype for an undisclosed customer and reported that the plant released about 2,5 kW during five hours of self sustained mode. If Rossi has actually single-handedly found out the recipe for cold fusion, he would have secured his place in the history books. But caution is called for - how many scholars and pseudo-scientists have claimed to have squared the circle before?
Nevertheless, Rossi has graduated with a thesis on Einstein's Theory of Relativity. And we remember how heavily Einstein was underestimated in his early career ...
Followup: Until now [October 2, 2015] nothing has been severely proved or disproved. However there are indications that the device is an imposture. More at Wikipedia:

Mittwoch, 7. Dezember 2011

against the oblivion of being

Salve, my dear reader,

... in the ephemeral world we live in the ecstasizing details of life are vanishing into oblivion quicker than light. Like in the prelude of Faust is said:

What gleams is born but for the moment's pages; the true remains, unlost to after-ages.

This blog wants to be more than just a collection of snapshots in time, a sublime ambition of course, but at least an ambition.

So look forward to the coming posts.