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Archive for 2017

Star Trek Hologram – Here we come!

Friday, August 11th, 2017

Theoriz is bringing us closer to a fully-immersive, holographic experience. Very cool. Mixed Reality – THEORIZ – RnD test 002 from THÉORIZ on Vimeo. And check out the Showreel 2017 for more applications of the technology: THÉORIZ – Showreel 2017 from THÉORIZ on Vimeo.

Strandbeest

Friday, July 28th, 2017

Fascinating. The artist (Theo Jansen) developed and built these “creatures” that move independently by force of wind.  There are now books and models that can be 3D printed. Check out his website for more information: Strandbeest Adam Savage has become charmed by them:

The Ag Effect – Kosciusko County, Indiana

Wednesday, July 26th, 2017

It’s all connected.

The Ages of Youth – Western Cultural Generations

Friday, July 21st, 2017

This is in response to a family-dinner discussion about the parameters and characteristics of the different cultural ages.  Here’s a link to the article by Michael T. Robinson, with more information about the characteristics of each (note:  there are a lot of websites that discuss generation characteristics – this post is for reference only) The […]

Field of Presidents

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

And now for the charming, but unusual (8 minutes and worth the watch):

Happy Independence Day!

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Mesmerizing Cake – Can’t. Stop. Watching.

Wednesday, June 28th, 2017

This took skill and imagination. Enjoy – feel free to watch it twice (I did).

3D Tour – International Space Station

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Get your 3D glasses – but is worth the view without.  Allow 13 minutes for this coffee break.

Age is just a number

Thursday, June 15th, 2017

Interesting article by Kerri Anne Renzulli for Money: This is the Age when you become Old, According to 4 Different Generations. All a matter of perspective – and I suggest that those numbers might move as the different generations age.  It’s also interesting to note that those with a wider or longer view seem to […]

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper – The Story

Wednesday, June 7th, 2017

Very interesting video about the iconic photo (and others):

Blessings on Memorial Day

Monday, May 29th, 2017

Global Seed Vault

Wednesday, May 24th, 2017

The World’s largest collection of genetic diversity of crops.  Seeds from all over the world, including 70,000 varieties of barley, 150,000 varieties of rice and 140,000 samples of wheat. Take a tour:

Commodity Export Share of US Ag Production

Tuesday, May 16th, 2017

Check out the graphic, and click on the image to link through to read the article about the percent of US Commodity production that leaves the States:   From: Which Commodity Depends the Most on Exports? AgWeb article by Ben Potter.   Some fun facts:  The US produces 80% of the world’s supply of almonds, […]

Cedar Point Virtual Ride – Valravn

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2017

AKA – how I tested the video on my new wide-screen monitor.

A Cautionary Tale of Overreach

Monday, May 1st, 2017

I can’t make this stuff up. Duarte Nursery v Army Corps of Engineers  (note:  link is to an early decision – the case is still pending as of this writing) is a case about the Feds pursuing a farmer for alleged tillage of wetlands. The farmer’s point of view is (1) I avoided any potential […]