The light fantastic audio visual in the age of nanotechnology
MARCH 20, 2010The light fantastic: Audio-visual technology in the cloud Claro Holographic Projection TV with speaker setup Gizmag - ClaroAfter the winter of 2010, the storm of the century has been transformed into a minor heat wave - Ibegin this new examiner column as the wearing of the Green - St. Patricks day dawns. Technology isbeginning to surpass the wildest visions of science fiction - it is my purpose to look behind the scenes ofthese amazing developments and provide insights into the theory and the technology itself ....theactual fabric of space time.This ubiquity of audio/visual technology in its 3G/4G networking glory has many phases. What is themost remarkable and useful A/V systems that you have experienced - please send me a description. Therole of software in this grand phenomenon will not be neglected....either.Pittsburgh has undergone a remarkable transformation over the decades and is showing signs ofbecoming a green community. As the dark cloud of industrial grit is cleansed from its sandstonechurches, libraries, and monuments - a bright green place with an honorable (if troubled past) hasemerged. This is especially true in the marketplace of ideas where communicating with others is the keyto success. Audio/Visual technologies are emerging on a daily basis - these developments are vital torealizing the full potential of what the millennial generation (also called Generation Green) know ascloud computing. The virtuality of cyberspace.empowers the tremendous efficiency and high quality ofcommunication devices; today social networking networks can utilize audio/visual in almost any form(live or recorded) from almost anywhere on-demand. This alone is a tremendous accomplishment - butis only the bottom line here.One organization that has greatly accelerated this potential is the 1400 member Pittsburgh TechnologyCouncil (PTC) which is helping Old Allegheny which hosted the Worlds G20 Summit to pay for theinfrastructure changes which make this green revolution so timely.....yet expensive. Recreating thevital industrial base of the Ohio Valley region is no mean feat but one can tune into the PTC Tech Viberadio program on KQV Am 1410 and learn about what is going on - Saturdays at 1 P.M...If there is to be an economic recovery worth talking about then these efforts and energies need tobecome highly focused. To help accomplish this the Pittsburgh Technology Council has founded -an Entrepreneur Resource Center designed to achieve success through collaboration, programming andexposure - coordinated with sales channels and marketing initiatives and funding available through theUrban Redevelopment Authority.
Green Internet patterns and practices are providing the way to accomplish this; today. The recycling ofelectronic devices is a reality in most major appliance super stores. Community relations must beimproved if the potential of this great transformation is to be realized; especially in the vital area ofeconomic recovery. There is a need to develop community - idea-sharing. This can help to provide theinfrastructure for this. Planning resources are needed to keep regional manufacturers competitive in theglobal market. We need to advocate these issues to government and promote action. green technology - leverage strategic plans to present the region as an energy hub G20 conference - need for enlightened resource mgmt. funding sources - investor awareness - intensely competitive business environment software to produceEngineering concepts that utilize the quantum field and its nanotechnology - are now integral to allcomputers and their audio/visual networking capabilities. for collaboration - strategic planning research and development social networking resources and technology building community - personal introductions and roundtables Energy strategy for the green building industryHow ideas shape visualization rests squarely upon the ethics of using these technologies for economicrecovery - promoting their introduction into the marketplace. This is essential considering thediscreteness of nanoconvergence - nanomaterial’s, bioengineering, information systems and cognitivescience (psychology). The critical paradigms of sustainability; holistic health; and energy efficiencyunderwrite this realization - the realization of a bottom line which can reverse the present downwardspiral of economic stagnation and long term debt. People who live in glass houses should not throwstones is one adage that comes to mind.This quantum leap must be synchronized with open source education - those who will perform thework must understand the basic principles they will be using. It is an important point to rememberwhen considering nanoconvergent technology in the workplace - look before you leap.Has the storm caused us to pause for a moment of suspense - perhaps some insight from my own recentaudio/visual experience can help. This morning I watched the 1983 release - Koyaanisqati (Life out ofBalance - from the Hopi language) by Francis Ford Coppola after attending a heartwarming movie - TheLast Station about Tolstoyan society the night before. Changes as vast as the apocalyptic vision ofKoyaanisqati become expedient for survival or as sublime as the messianic one of The Last Train depict aserious contrast. What can help us keep it together in the immense journey of life and hopefully anchorour soul. The light fantastic does not have to be a vision of doom - this much generation green and itsmillennials are proving....even in the face of our worlds biblical proportions.The Hub - Mobile Infrastructure - Optical WIFI system and Human EcologyAs a student at Penn State University in the days of Jimmy Carter I experienced a rejection of my ideasand theories......little did they know - they were not my own. One thing I did not forget - the spirit ofcooperation in spite of criticism; could not deter me from seeking to get Mr. President to sign a billwhich was passed by the Congress in 3 separate administrations - The Rural Abandoned Mine Program -It eventually became the Superfund Project. Yesterday Congress passed a comprehensive Health Care
Bill 219-212 in spite of massive campaigns to prevent its passage......health care needs rapiddevelopment of existing technologies.Real reclamation began within a year of the Presidents signing of the bill and its 35 cents a ton tax onCoal was more than adequate funding; yet our project had scarcely finished before the Treasury Dept.impounded our programs funds...and it wasnt until 2002 when Ed Rendell became the Pennsylvania’sGovernor and sued the Federal Government to recover the reclamation funds that recovery and healingof the land continued. The Superfund sites will receive the management that they require to completethe job of Environmental Protection. Costs may be a real question here; how would you solve this typeof geophysical information gathering operation?During this time I also experienced a profound conversion - to seek God emphatically in my life - nowtoday I can understand what it means where it is written - "Eye has not seen; neither has any ear heard -the things that God has prepared for those who love him. The power of light should be takenseriously....Here are laser powered photonic systems which may provide some insight into how thesesystems work.Here are a few new technologies which will greatly affect they way we live and work:The Wi-Fi connection in the HUB-Robeson Center at Penn State proves that networks in the future coulduse lighting systems to help transmit data (Images: Penn State). This virtual networking with in houseinfrastructure points to ambiance with environmental resources. University engineers have developed asystem where a high-powered laser diode transmits data by converting electricity into infraredlight, This wireless optical system offers one gigabit per second transmission. Is this an example ofHuman Ecology.Wireless Gigabit Alliance (WiGig) has announced the completion of its unified wireless specificationwhich provides data transmission rates of up to 7 gigabits per second – more than ten times that ofcurrent 802.11 Wi-Fi. “When we launched the WiGig Alliance in May, we announced our plan tocomplete the industry’s first unified 60 GHz specification by Q4 2009, and we are proud to deliver onthis promise to the industry,” said Dr. Ali Sadri, president and chairman of the Wireless Gigabit Alliance.“We’re rapidly paving the way for the introduction of the next generation of high? performance wirelessproducts – PCs, mobile handsets, TVs and displays, Blue ray disc players, digital cameras and much more.”Super symmetry is the paradigm of convergence - Mobile Infrastructure developments prove this.
At present, Light Blue Optics has a lab-based demonstrator, which converts a standard composite videosignal into high-quality 2D holographic video, in real time. The hologram generation engine runs in acommercially available FPGA (field-programmable gate array) chip, whose design extends naturally tocheap mass production. Other processing platforms including low-power digital signal processing (DSP)ICs are also under development. Blue SCENAR Technology is available right now......the device had itslineage as part of the Russian Space Program led by Dr. Alexander Karasev who invented the SCENAR, orSelf-Controlled Energo-Neuro-Adaptive Regulation technology. Scenar has been aptly compared tothe TriCorder device of the entertainment medias STAR TREK program.Summary Results of 50,000 Cases in Russian Literature Percentage Success Rate by Category1. A device for monitoring, treating and alleviating non-specific disease, injury or handicap by supplyinglow-level electrical energy to the body system in a form that may reduce pain, edema and inflammationin a manner that allows the natural resources of that body to restore homeostasis more rapidly than if itwere left alone......(by) electrical action on the skin surface activating tissues in the "somatic andautonomous" nervous system...(leading to) the possibility of a therapeutic effect in addition tomediating pain by the production of endorphins. In simple terms Scenar Treatment is currentlypermitted to claim positive efficacy for pain relief and pain management for to use in all countries in theEuropean Union, and is a safe device.The fields of Integrative Medicine advocates SCENAR…..see this website.Building a Enterprise level Business Intelligence system has taken on added dimensions. Holography andPhotonics are converging rapidly with highly developed Virtual Reality Systems to enable technicaltraining in real-time without the hazard of real world consequences - thereby facilitating education andtraining. Its use in remote diagnosis and treatment is thought to be limited at present; due to lack ofexperience and professional level certification
Scientists dont fully understand how consciousness works Physorg.comPetroleum has become obselete; audio/visual enthusiasts should be telling the story to your friends andcolleagues. The economic law of free market capitalism demands competition to control inflation andits greed. America is not a free market system or our economy would be in much better shape than itis. Waste not - want not! One on-line solution which is available now is - "Better Place delivers thenetwork and services that make an electric car affordable to buy, easy to use, and amazing to own.".Counterfeit intelligence agencies inform the public that nanotechnology is years away and not yetpractical......nothing could be further from the truth. Audio/Visual networking technologies have beenusing it for many years; sustainable energy technologies like wind, solar, wave and hydro are using it atan ever accelerating pace - yet Americas main stream economy is a decade away from implementation;Green Building Technologies hold the promise of 500 Billion dollars a year income - where are they;Internet technologies hold the promise of much more - yet according to a recent Pittsburgh Post"Gazette article;FCC (Federal Communications Commission) ignores its own study (Berkman) in plan for InternetFuture......"if open access is the key to how so many countries solve the problem of Internet Access andSpeed, it makes no sense to ignore it ". This phenomenon goes back to the Railroad Trust of "TheRobber Barons" which Buckminster Fuller decried in his book - Spaceship Earth; 40 years later his workwith the quanta is yielding technologic innovation on a global scale. As a man thinketh; it is written -perhaps most people just dont understand these things properly. Think globally - act locally."The main message to emerge from all these studies is that when it comes to mesoscopic scales,common wisdom has to be revised, i.e. the rules of the game concerning textbook electronics have tobe rewritten. From the more applied point-of-view this field constitutes the basis for future micro- andNano-electronics." Yuval Gefen - Dept. of Condensed Matter PhysicsHistory is revealed - like the layers of an onion being peeled. Keystone Research; in their 21st centuryeconomic development policy advocates that good jobs and strong industries are developed at home
not by providing expensive subsidies to foreign industries. Developing new companies must be thefirst priority of local and state government - here in Pennsylvania. Audio Visual communication systemsare a logical candidate for this and their supporting nanotechnogies as well. Cloud Computing is anothermega-development area - consulting; implementation; conversion; training and general education areall global developments which require local presence. The failed strategy of the FCC and their NationalBroadband Plan for the future of the internet will need to be overcome; strategically. Convergence inthe fields of Quantum Computing, Holographic Systems, and Photonics is providing the tools andconcepts necessary for innovation - Laser technology and electrical power systems are anotherarea where development is mandated.I am watching the Charlie Rose show on PBS - he is using A/V teleconferencing technology to facilitatecollaboration for a series of Programs about The Human Brain - this installment is about Aging and theBrain. Aerobic exercise and intellectual activity help to overcome the symptoms of aging is oneconsensus of opinion which this group of experts reached. My research into what is termed QuantumConsciousness agrees with this prognosis as well - QC is problematic to say the least;So far, no classical theories can explain consciousness in the brain. In light of this lack of understanding,some researchers suggest that quantum mechanics may play a significant role in the workings of themind and the brain. Quantum consciousness theories have always been controversial, and now a recentstudy has undercut one more component of these proposals.Wi-Fi Connection and the potential of Audio/Visual Mi-FiThanks to Verizon and Novatel Wireless for developing the MiFi 2200 Mobile Intelligent HotspotIt sounds like a nursery rhyme - come and Wi-Fi - I got the MiFi for my 5; but this technology is notdesigned only for the simple minded but is complex adaptive; a true multi-facetedsystem. Infrastructure and Software Platform Architecture are going to need careful considerationbefore implementing - planning is a must. The new electronics have created Cloud Computing andrealized a new concept -Ubiquity - WiFi is the fabric of the cloud. The key to utilizing this technology isto count the cost of what you already have and decide where you want to go - or need to go in thefuture; even today.Pittsburgh was one of the first major cities to adopt the cloud as a service to its visitors and citizens; thisshows that people here are interested in technologic innovations - in the marketplace. The region isalso becoming a member of the green cities PERMACULTURE phenomenon - which will fulfill its culturalhistory in a practical way......the garden party and the building trades workers will co-exist in an aura ofcooperation and commonality. Audio/Visual Technologies are hierarchical and admit to the samegimmickry and collusion as the rest of the marketplace with one vital difference - they are an integralpart of the communications technology now reaching their full development potential; evaluating themas part of green tech is important as well.
The WebCam, Texting, VoiceIP, and file sharing have given Teleconferencing an aspect of LiveCollaboration - messaging from anywhere at virtually anytime - in virtually any mime format; the mergerof wireless and Bluetooth capabilities make Mobile Networks ubiquitous. This quality enables livecommunications and interactivity from remote areas - but not anywhere; of course (you may need asatellite uplink to complete the teleconferencing; and the cloud grows daily and its data tsunami too.Data throughput is an important aspect of Cloud Computing NetworksIts estimated that a single smart phone generates 10 times the volume of data traffic than aconventional cell phone while a laptop generates a whopping 1,300 times more. A new report from Cisco (now doing its own market research and analysis because it can), forecaststhat mobile data traffic will double every year through 2014, increasing 39 times between 2009 and2014, reaching 3.6 exabytes per month by 2014. And over 60 percent of the world’s mobile data traffic,they say, will be IP-based video.Wii - From Wikipedia Nintendo Wii Gaming System with Wii Sports… see this video (see Appendix)The Wii (????, pronounced /?wi?/, like the pronoun we) is a home video game console released by Nintendo. As aseventh-generation console......as of March 2010, the Wii leads the generation over the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360in worldwide sales, in December 2009 broke the record for best-selling console in a single month in the UnitedStates.Virtual Reality and Photonics –the new electronicsvirtual reality systemA computer-based system that interacts with the user to create a three-dimensional, artificiallysimulated world that appears "real. Through the use of head-mounted displays, wraparound screens,audio synthesizers and computerized gloves with sensors, the user can manipulate his/her surroundingsusing voice commands, head movements, finger pointing and other natural gestures; it also is calledcyberspace.Check this University of Sheffield Virtual Reality Center.
Virtual Ambiance – ethereal generation – energy flow RCAs Airenergy charger is a virtual energyHarvestor but works remotely providing electronic energy converted from infrared power sources tocellphones and other smart devices. PDC innovations continue and are accelerating daily - as 3G/4Gnetworks are empowered; Fiber Optic technology is beginning to reach its full potential this e factor(Exabyte) is what global networking faces. Information intelligence is a systems operation in which InfoChannels use this new unified protocol and electronic paradigms are developed to conserve bandwidthand energy usage. Then green IT will be a reality. Systems are the children of this information age andas the millennials take the stage of human development their importance in maintaining the largeeconomic infrastructure will increase dramatically.What does the average PDC cellphone include as main features........power management; video and stillcamera; memory and file storage monitoring; IP smart phone; text messaging; application servicessynchronization with holographic projection capabilities, IT help desk connectivity w/ Mobile Webcollaboration capabilities. All this at ones fingertips - programmable webcams that support networkequipment?.....that may be needed for large scale projects. Mobile Networks utilize the 802.1 - 802.11nor whatever.....the unified communications protocol will eliminate a lot of guess work - one to many;one to one; many to one; many to many such that troubleshooting your networks A/V capabilities willbecome the "hidden manna"; this cloud has a silver lining [fabric} - get it.AdvertisementSlideshow: Ambience - Cloud Computing and Wi-Fi peripheralsSlideshow: Ambience - Cloud Computing and Wi-Fi peripheralsThe Power of Green TechnologySolar power is efficient for everyday use - big changes are taking place in the economics of scale aspectof the global market place - In Australia for example Technique Solars expansion into partnership withpublic utilities has provided the capital for rapid expansion of an important new technology. Considerthat audio/visual cyberspace is a parallel development to eco-friendly green technology; now beginninga powerful across the board convergence with it. Another example of public - private partnershiptransforming infrastructure to ultra-clean and efficient technologies is ‘Better Place - an Electric car
system’ designed to conserve the power grid; end petroleum dependency and provide optimumtransportation services.National economies develop industries based upon competitive advantages; local expertise and thequest for excellence. In one sense this reality has not changed - in another sense; the information ageand communications in the global village have leveled the playing field especially in high techindustries. A local company - Calgon Carbon Corporation, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, isa global leader in services and solutions for making water and air safer and cleaner. As the worldsleader in activated carbon technology and with ultraviolet light disinfection and oxidation expertise,Calgon Carbon Corporation has pioneered leading-edge purification systems for drinking water,wastewater, odor control, pollution abatement, and a variety of industrial and commercialmanufacturing processes. Pittsburgh has a mandate to upgrade its waste water collection system - thetraditional shovel and dump truck approach is prohibitively expense; ultra filters and companies likeCalgon hold the key to correct the problems and do so without digging up the city again.Green Building Technologies are also analytic; elimination of negative energy and energy technologies isboth efficient and effective in maintaining long term healthy living conditions for your family andcommunity as well. Here is one from EXTECH which the Green Building Industry recommends as anassessment project.EMF/ELF Meter - Detect and measures EMF - Electro-Magnetic Field | EMI - Electro-Magnetic
Interference RF and ELF. Electromagnetic fields are known to cause health problems and interferenceand other electronic equipment. With the CellSensor you will be able to detect and the measureelectromagnetic fields - to find sources to avoid or the cause of interference.Audio/Visual Hardware is becoming more efficient energy wise and more powerful in terms of capability;making a remote workplace like the home - an economical and effective choice for conservation. In theworkplace energy efficiency and optic resolution have made a quantum leap.....inquire within.AdvertisementSlideshow: dimensions of performance are changing dramaticallySlideshow: Let the light shine - what do we think we knowLet your light shine - a good friday message on holography4 leaf clovers are extremely rare; so it takes patience and time to find one. Beginning my Examinercolumn on St. Patricks Day has proven to be fortuitous. It is written in the Book of Genesis - man ismade in Gods image; after his likeness the human family is formed...so the Bible says and in thisPassover/Easter season - 2010 (the earliest for Easter in a 250 year time cycle) a resemblance whichmany are taking seriously. Today is good friday - a solemn day to remember; Jesus is quoted asadmonishing - be children of the light and even states in the gospel of John that: God is light.
My hometown of Pittsburgh is known as a leader in business and technology innovations; especiallywhere the cutting edge is concerned....and of course this is true of many other places in the world -many of whom are partners with corporate entities in this area. Holography is no exception.The Future Lies in Holography"PITTSBURGH -- Small and round, it provides enjoyable, crackle-free, crystal-clear sound, and it set off anacoustic revolution 25 years ago: the first pop CD to be made from Bayer Material Sciences (BMS) high-tech material Makrolon([R]) polycarbonate (PC) was ABBAs album "The Visitors" in 1982. The compactdisc produced the songs of the Swedish cult band in a sound quality that was totally new at the time, sothat this shiny object totally changed the international music industry.............Researchers at BMS arealready working with companies such as InPhase Technologies of Colorado on holographic storagemedia (manufacturing partner: Maxell) which are set to continue the revolution in digital data discs. Thenew disc type - called Tapestry(TM) - has a capacity of 300 gigabytes and is currently in its test phase.Unlike a conventional CD or DVD, data is no longer written and read bit by bit, but stored in the form ofholograms, i.e., in entire data blocks all at once. This means that the read/write process can beaccelerated many times over.""Digital in-line holography with numerical reconstruction has been developed into a new tool,specifically for biological applications, that routinely achieves both lateral and depth resolution, at leastat the micron level, in three-dimensional imaging. The experimental and numerical procedures havebeen incorporated into a program package with a very fast reconstruction algorithm that is now capableof real-time reconstruction."Shroud of Turin (from Garden Tomb) a lens to visualize the world A pure and clean energy movementAll you need to project a 3D holographic image:The TransScreen™ 3D holographic projection screenYour high contrast video shot against a black backgroundYour display area with low to medium ambient lightYour projector yielding 2000 ANSI lumens or moreTangible hologram projector - 06 Aug 2009
Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed a holographic projector that displays three-dimensional virtual objectsyou can feel with your bare hands. Compare this technology with Wii and Microsoft Surface and we have another superb toolfor our audio/visual toolkits.Holographic audio/visual communications are actually highly developed - many developments are being perfectedcurrently. The use of light as correspondence for representation needs interpretation and study - as Hillel aptly stated;"The world stands on three foundations - on study; on service and on benevolence." c/o Bnai Brith Hillel FoundationThe new metaphysics and its Quantum Field Theory depends upon interpretation of physical phenomena - here are two: Interferometric microscopies - from Wikipedia - see also Broadband Beam SamplerThe hologram keeps the information on the amplitude and phase of the field. Several holograms maykeep information about the same distribution of light, emitted to various directions.Dynamic holography - from Wikipedia as wellIn static holography, recording, developing and reconstructing occur sequentially and a permanenthologram is produced. There also exist holographic materials which do not need the developing processand can record a hologram in a very short time. This allows one to use holography to perform somesimple operations in an all-optical way. Examples of applications of such real-time holograms includephase-conjugate mirrors ("time-reversal" of light), optical cache memories, image processing (patternrecognition of time-varying images), and optical computing.An upcoming article will present an acoustic lens which is designed to improve ultrasound and materialsscience instrumentation. These powerful implications also serve to magnify a biblical prophecy - theyshall beat their swords into plowshares - their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not more lift upsword against nation - neither shall man learn to make war any more."Putting it all together - what is your green energy idea?This is my seventh article - what has been presented........audio visual technologies are an enigma to thecommon man. First of all they are far more advanced than science will admit to and this is because ofconfusion concerning the actual theory of their operation. As this moment of history becomes moremeaningful to the global village - these advancements are seen in a sublime light: Neuropathic - Scenar Therapy (using biorhythm feedback) Wi-Fi communications - cloud computings silver lining Green Energy Technologies - on a global scale Ambience - energy conversion/generation
Holography - 3d touch screens - 2D projections Economic Stimulus using private - public partnership networking nanoconversion - new features for 3G/4G unified networksThe Pittsburgh region and Pennsylvania in general are blessed with the planning infrastructureto facilitate this kind of economic development. The Pgh Business Times reports that Idea Forge andDigital Greenhouse have landed state of Pennsylvania Community and Economic Development fundsto help local entrepreneurs to plan for this hoped for recovery. Here are a few well developed ideasfrom Pure Energy Systems and its Congress. As the American nation andits Appalachian region mourns the loss of coalminers in yet another disaster - a moratorium on ideasand concepts of science is in order.....because obviously one side of this argument is right and the otherseriously wrong. There is incredible potential for right action.The spirit exhorts us to godliness and rebukes the seven deadly sins that plague all earthly enterprises -including social networking - be conscientious in how you use these powerful audio/visual tools andcommunication skills; some would exploit human weakness to temptations of the flesh in order tofleece the unsuspecting.....overcome these impulses and use these technologies for the good of allyourself included. Send me your idea for a green energy project and I will present it as an examinerarticle.As the millennial generation takes center stageAs the McNeil Report on PBS aptly identified and Morley Safer of 60 minutes proclaimed - themillennials are taking center stage in history - a positive admonition like good and faithful servant caneasily be applied - especially in their response to the global economic and ecologic crisis. On daily basisnew and incredibly amazing technologies are unveiled - ones that utilize the abundant resourcesavailable to everyone - the oceanic realms and the daily sunshine which lights everyones path in ourdiurnal world. Word up - green energy; as even Word Girl would agree; is a quality of conceptualityand design. Human flight and mobility are two objectives of people since ancient times - here are twogiant steps that are happening today.Gizmag (gizmag.com) is an excellent source for info about these new technologies. The Solar ImpulseHB SIA fulfilled its moniker of solar powered airplane on its maiden flight over Payerne, Switzerland. Yuji
Fujimura and his concept Electric Bike Version 2 has proven that convergence is the rule not theexception - his design pictured above includes a charging station for electronic equipment - making theowner of the bicycle a mobile audio/visual studio on the scale of the common man. New conceptsrequire new designs - often. This is a long term development scenario - looking at the explosive growth of 3G/4G technologies onething becomes evident - all of the major players in the PDC/mobile phone market are offering greatadvancements in functionality - across the board; yet there is little difference in these features - why isthis. To this observer the reason must lie behind the scenes at the research and developmentlevel......and how can a global phenomenon like this be so focused. Think globally - act locally; theunified concept of quantum physics is responsible for the quality of this convergence - no doubt.Realization of the economic benefits - especially on a large scale; is a matter of planning, strategy,political support and an intangible quality of desire - which in a community results in dedication to thepurpose of success. My hometown of Pittsburgh which is a cornerstone of many developing industrieshas in recent times failed to realize the benefits from important technologies developed in this region:Skybus......which was realized by the state of California as B.A.R.T. (Bay Area Rapid Transit) was a majordevelopment effort of the public/private partnership between Westinghouse and local government. Anexperiment in mass transportation - it was a physical success but never allowed to develop beyond that.Continuous Caster......an essential improvement in the steel making process - 80% more efficient than allof the other steel making processes combined. It was sold to China....for a swan song.Silicon Wafer Solar Power Generation.....another Westinghouse project in partnership with the federalgovernment which is only now 10-15 years later being developed on a large scale.There are many more of course.....some even more important perhaps that these but they point to anestablishment of 19th century technologies - which even in their most modern instance cannot claim tomeet the demands of 21st ecologic and economic problems. One idea which has developed through thefailure of the ominous old boys network mindset is the Digital Greenhouse and Idea Factory producedthrough a trust which has worked consistently since the earliest dawn of the American Revolution - inthe spirit of entrepreneurship which Benjamin Franklin exemplified. Economic Recovery in a countrylike the United States is not a mean feat.....it will require change from the very ground work ofsociety.....even unto its highest branches. It will also require tough decision making concerning obsoletetechnology and redundant financial structures......reenergizing America is a 500 billion dollaropportunity........across the board.
MAC vs. PC; in general things mix - Pittsburgh Universities and the global villageThe new second law of thermodynamics states - In general things mix.One thing that the developments in computing over the two decades which history deems - themillennium; is that the new 2nd Law of Thermodynamics has been proven - ubiquitously. A new theoryof electronics is being written - but not into textbooks; rather in the global marketplace ofideas. Originally the Apple Macintosh was the cornerstones along in spite of its competitor the so-calledmicro-computer which Microsoft utilized to more fully develop the Xerox companys Graphic UserInterface using Berkleys nebulous operating system now called Windows. Today nearly 3 decades later- who could have predicted the results?Kyoto Institute of Technology introduced a new photovoltaic cell that is capable of generating electricitynot only from visible light, but from ultraviolet and infrared light as well. Quantum films (using quantumdots) can image scenes with more pixel resolution, according to their inventors, InVisage Inc., offeringfour-times better sensitivity for ultra-high resolution sensors that are cheaper to manufacture.Apple’s new iPad has already generated an impressive inventory of accessories - this provides Mac userswith a dedicated wireless platform for the new unified protocol. The itab is sitting there waiting to helprun through a song with you, providing a prompt or helping you learn - the iTab songbook is aperformance tool.The Digital Greenhouse and its association with the Pittsburgh Technology Center are the product ofhigh level collaboration between the elite universities of the world......the University of Pittsburgh andCarnegie Mellon University have continued a partnership which spans many decades but today isbecome a virtual global campus with campus outreaches on many continents......this effort is focused inthe Pittsburgh area on the medical profession and the implementation of the Human Genome Projectand the development of bioinformatics to give it commutative expressivity. However this globaldevelopment has also spawned the advent of bioethics to challenge many of its Genetic Engineeringproducts - it has also failed to produce economic recovery locally.
Using your Audio/Visual tools to communicateThe communication possibilities today are absolutely without measure - it is possible to provide eyewitness type communications from virtually anywhere and in almost any format required. Once againthe Pittsburgh community is making a lasting impression - mainly on the stage of public/privatepartnership in venture capitalism. Innovation Works according to Tech Vibe radio on KQV 1410 AM -has brought nearly 3/4 of a billion dollars to the Pittsburgh region; much of it going into the industrialmobile robotic field. This is servo-mechanical systems thinking at its very best.....global economicdevelopment in robotics shows not signs of subsiding. However there is a strict division when applyingthese concepts and ideas to living systems where purpose is found - here is an on-line book which dealsin much more depth with these age-old ideas.HTC alternative – here is an excellent review of one aspect of choice in the 3G/4G networking tools.HTC Desire vs. Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 iPad Launch PartyHere is an example of this technology – the mobile web; which is available off the shelf and free ofcharge via Windows Live literally from a walk through the woods straight onto the internet.......To save aspecial natural sanctuary where people can walk their dogs and enjoy the joy of a natural habitat at anytime of the year.....is very important - that is why American Indian Ethics require that each of us thinksof seven generations when we make decisions about Mother Earth and her children.I am not a reactionary; so as a progressive I am sorry to learn that Westinghouse is being revived but notas the cutting edge technology provider that it’s history recounts but as a servant to the fossil fuelindustry in its interfacing with Power Utility Industries. This is sad – not only because of the lostopportunity for real progress that this usurpation of purpose envisions but also because of the waste oftalent and elite resources which carbon based fuels represent.Newtons cradle – this child’s toy inspired a technologic innovation of the first magnitudeResearchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have built a device that produces highlyfocused, high-amplitude acoustic signals dubbed "sound bullets."
"Called a nonlinear acoustic lens, the device could produce acoustic images superior to conventionalmedical ultrasound imaging, probe for damage in the interior of nontransparent objects like bridges,ship hulls, and airplane wings, and be used to develop non-invasive scalpels."This ‘quantum effect’ is also found in classical physics as well – the difference being linear vs non-linearand the use of ‘phonon ‘ energy – acoustic waves focused by a composite lens – the constructionengineering and design concepts of which coalesce into an important instrument for many differentkinds of analysis – essentially ‘materials science’ and ultra-sound imaging.10 technologies that will change the World - this list is not the technology which I would choose toactually change the world - because it requires a fundamental departure from the ground state ofnature and its bounteous goodness. Also I believe that many traditional interpretations of quantumphysics and classical physics as well are simple wrong - and this idea is not my own but the sameargument which the founders encountered in the development of our modern technology.I like your smiling face - appreciation for the millennialsThe beauty of the internet and its cyberspace is that seeing can also be believing - these developmentswhich are being revealed for practical use are only the sign of what lies ahead. It is also important torealize the historical perspective of green energy as well; this could save us the trouble of expecting toomuch when what is being offered is truly sufficient. This space craft is 100 percent solar powered and is operational today. Gizmag - ClaroA trusted spiritual leader once confided in me - "I would rather be alive now; than at any other timeperiod in history." Of course everybody should feel this way - but the present moment reminds me toappreciate why I believe in the first place. The things that have been shown in the first ten articles areindeed true and no less compelling as every day passes - no kidding; a vision of the future is beingpresented - in real time. If we want to add some audio affects for your listening pleasure they click onthis link.Green Energy is a concept based upon the idea that light is most sublime - the idea of a GreenGeneration - for: none is too young and no one too old.........everyone belongs. Write a song - tell astory; join a spiritual cause - save yourself and the ones you love; this is your acceptable duty - likejoining the Coast Guard or dedicating oneself to a more perfect understanding of things in general. Mygeneral theme topic of Pittsburgh Audio/Visual Examiner requires me to examine Pittsburgh - an era ispassing slowly in my home town; it causes me some emotional pain to consider what could have been -few remember that Buckminster Fuller
The Igloo as it was christened - is a Geodesic Dome the Fairhaven Greenwayand his Geodesic Dome were the vision behind the Civic Arena - "some want to save it - with thisnew quantum technology this could prove expedient. Just make sure that you plan for its use in yournetworks of the future - economy and efficiency may well prove to be the keys to financial survival.The Tech Vibe Radio program once again delivered something to think about - if economic recovery andfuture developments are important to you. The reason why quantum physics and its nanotechnologyare producing these inventions is the perfection of abstract concepts – which utilize physical perfectionas well......the concept of convergence. The legacy of Westinghouse is still an important part of thePittsburgh research and development scene - specifically in the realm of "thin film coatings" and as Mr.Lesker advised the listeners "now remember - these films are measured in Angstrom units - that is onet/1,000,000th of a millimeter - the technology that produces this technology is a great accomplishmentin itself - Leskers Vacuum System is advancing Quantum Science by leaps and bounds with nearly30,000 products worldwide at this writing. So when we go to sleep tonight say some prayers for the23,000 people working on the Deepwater Horizon Disaster - their fathers and grandfathers might havelistened to Zenner and Fuller (in some cases they did).......subsequently a lot of waste would have beenaverted and conservation used wisely and profitably. Conflicts based upon need and greed would berelegated to the realm of "to be forgotten" but not until this immense crisis and its cleanup is complete.I dont want to appear facetious - but the future is nowIt is not a good thing to rub salt into the wound - if petroleum is indeed an impediment to progress andif recent history is a good measure - extremely dangerous for this planets well-being. DeepwaterHorizon like the Exxon Valdez and numerous oil spill disasters worldwide actually needs intercession bythe U.S. Congress to insure that BP will soak up the entire cost of their disaster in the Gulf ofMexico. Catastrophic events like this ongoing disaster (generating the greatest cleanup response inhistory) happen because powers that be in general mismanage the risk involved by pretending that itdoesnt exist or is somehow less than it really is. The truth about BP and its relationship to the drillingcompany () accentuates this lack of vision and lack of respect for proper safety and operationalsafeguards - costing 14 men their lives. The future is now - the global village needs to greatlyaccelerate the conversion of transportation and power production into sustainable and manageabletechnologies - these technologies are available today.
The GM EV - concept car is needed NOW Nanotechnology mimics platinum Feul CellBioenergy is the bottom line for this green technology - can you believe it..........there is transportationtechnology which is based upon the concept of photosynthesis - here is a quote from the GIZMAGarticle: “We hope that it is possible for man, vehicle and Nature to blend into one by 2030, and achievea truly harmonious co-existence between man and Nature,” Dr. Liu Qihua of SAICs Shanghai AutomotiveTechnical Center said to the journalist.Innovative energy conversion technology The design of the concept vehicle “YeZ” takes electricity as itsmain source of power, and the technical core is the natural energy conversion technology, whichincludes the photoelectric conversion technology, wind power conversion technology and carbondioxide absorption and conversion technology.SAIC YeZ Concept Car inhales C02, emits oxygen - this technology is being tested TODAYThe Pittsburgh region knows all about Energy and its Greed - being victimized by King Coal these nearlytwo centuries......dirt is not air; fire is not necessarily light. The world needs to learn and understand thedifference.Mr. President - your re - election is looking dimThe old Iroquois legend of Hondegayas (Conotocarious) is certainly true of the “Millennium Presidents”and as with most of the ‘puffed up’ chief executives of the U.S.A is prone to making foolish and rashdecisions based on ‘misinformation’ generated by their political opponents. Know your enemies?
Mr. President taking the oath of office. United Press International UK GuardianAccording to legitimate sources the Deepwater Horizon disaster was committed with deliberateintent. Our president Barak Obama doesnt want to understand this - while he is busy trying to changetraditional morality for our military (which is already quite liberal for a Christian nation) the samecriminals who have failed the American people for the past 150 years have once again using theExecutive Branch of government as a shield (immunity from prosecution) for their crimes and as the leadfinancial source for just retribution for their incompetence. Mr. Obama has been given a goldenopportunity to change the course of history – one highlight is emerging; he has ceased from panderingto the ultra-rich and will change financial accountancy - for the better. Mr. President here is a messagefrom the trenches - of the war against environmental degradation:Hold BP, Halliburton and TransOcean Fully Responsible For the Gulf Oil Catastrophe Barak Obama will be defeated in the 2012 elections if he continues to pursue his current course ofdecision making - even though his presidency shows great promise. BP and Trans-Oceanic could haveprevented this incident - which will become one of the worst ecologic disasters in our planets tragichistory - the question is why the government allows them to get away with it. Regarding Israel - it iswritten "I will bless those who bless you but I will curse those who curse you!" - It is also written - hewho touches Israel touches the apple of Gods eye. Super Nova 1987a is a cosmic event which corresponds to the millennia celebrationsPittsburgh has been the source of some counterfeit intelligent over the past few decades but hassucceeded in protecting its roots by preserving the first newspaper of the west - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; where this authors father worked - for 50 years as a pressman. The head of the OhioValley region is today noted for its parochial attitude towards justice and provincial political graft - butthis was not always the case. If Audio/Visual collections are any consideration of history then Drop ofLight Communications has a small collection of historic DVDs that give insight into the early and ongoing
history of this region which includes both the Indian People - colonial powers and the Americanrevolution......A new book on this subject - The Point of Pittsburgh: Production and Struggle at the Forksof the Ohio By Charles McCollester for the sake of argument this excellent work can be compared toanother one which includes this hidden manna - essential history; Wampum Belts and Peace Trees(Hardcover) by Gregory Schaaf. Obama made a good show at the G20 conference even if it were forshow.......the proverbial ‘third world’ can be encouraged and find some help on this horizon.History in a world such as ours is a contentious subject - the question of America and its secretgovernment will one day - be a serious bone of contention; too bad that the criminals who run thisharlequin charade will never be brought to justice; not earthly justice anyway.The new metaphysics requires a quantum leap in reasoning Salonverte - Paris airshow 2010 Gizmag - courtesy ofOne adage of the American Indian people which is found in other cultures as well is the idea of "dontjudge another person until youve walked a mile in his moccasins (shoes)." This article from Gizmagilluminates the present moment in history superbly - yet man has his feet in quicksand. Just like whathappened on millennium day 2000 the ecologic disaster known as Deepwater Horizon keeps attentionfocused upon the failed policies and technologies of the past.....let us not be fooled by the God of thisWorld - read the Book of Job (not written by the children of Israel - but adopted as a testimony of Godslove for everyone).........by Jove. The millennia are real - time is no illusion; put your trust in the Lordwhile he still can be found.Moccasins - the height of fashion for more than five millennia By Darren Quick (of Gizmag)"There is no verbal hyperbole sufficient to express the magnitude of the environmental disaster nowknown as Deepwater Horizon - It is nothing short of an Armageddon of Oil. courtesy of The PenThe book of revelations speaks of the wrath of god being poured out upon the sun - This article detailsobservation of our sun with a range of new instruments - if a new age of discovery is about to embarkthe one serious constraint could well be from our stellar place in the universe.Political dialogue often tries to validate its rhetoric with terminology which actually reveals the intentionof the argument to mislead or deceive the one listening. The new metaphysics requires a quantum leapin reasoningApodictic - is this a paradigm of what is termed metaphysical certaintyDefinition for apodictic - certain: demonstrably or indisputably true........Apodictic" or "apodeictic"(Ancient Greek: "?ποδεικτικ?ς," "capable of demonstration") is an adjectival expression from
Aristotelian logic that refers to propositions ...ethical logic utilizes apodictic metaphysical certainty? adj.Necessarily or demonstrably true; incontrovertible. [Latin apod?cticus , from Greekapodeiktikos , from apodeiktos , demonstrable, from apodeiknunai , to demonstrate ... Here is a picture of my dad with the Pirate Parrot team mascot -which demonstrates the principle of love of the game is more important than the love of winning. ThePittsburgh Pirates now have the longest losing streak in professional sports history 20 years andcounting - yet fan support remains strong and goodwill is still the by word.Take note of the quality and variety of major advancements in a/v technology which just this single pageof Gizmag represents - ultra slow motion; real 3 dimensional cameras; laser powered projectors;sublime professional software applications; security services; a true film free camera plus a roboticcamera mount to help take panoramic gigapixel composite pictures from remote locations - savingunknown quantities of work and physical energy.There is no paradigm shift regarding seeking of TRUTH - apodictic is the idea of value.Top 10 smartphones of 2010... for now HTC EVO 4G: The Hummer of smartphones - the iPhone 4 ishitting the stores and the lines are massive.......hopefully the convergence paradigm will continue torule in the development of this amazing Cloud Networking technology.An eye for an eye and a tooth for a toothDown through the ages an adage of the ancient world has caused tremendous grief to the human family- an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth; Messiah himself commented upon this passage from theTorah (or Books of Moses). Yeshua advised those who trusted in him to turn the other cheek and to dogood to those who hate you and spitefully use you.....for of such are the children of god. This millennialmoment so to speak is bringing forth the fulfillment of both the Torah and the intercession of Messiah.
From the BBC and PBS is a very special revelation:The Israeli theatre company Nalaga’at has devised a unique experience for London audiences toexperience the sensations felt by their blind and deaf actors. Like this theatrical experience currentlybeing celebrated in London the experience of working within the atomic structure of living tissue anddysfunctional sight, hearing and even eating and chewing gives hope which can warm your heart andheal your mind.An audio/visual event par excellence is the July 24th to help document ONE DAY for the six plus billionpeople of earth sponsored by YouTube - get the details here.. They are seeking contributions!Life In A Day is a historic global experiment to create the worlds largest user-generated feature film: adocumentary, shot in a single day, by you. On July 24, you have 24 hours to capture a glimpse of yourlife on camera. The most compelling and distinctive footage will be edited into an experimentaldocumentary film, executive producer - Ridley Scott and directed by Kevin Macdonald.Your health and societies generalized wellbeing is advocated by Gizmag - their writersprovide detailed and timely insight into some of the most discrete technologicaldevelopments in history; if the content of their reporting is compelling then theirconcern for the common ground of our historic moment is equally well thought out....a time frame of 15 - 20 years to fully implement the technologic advances of nanotechnology into themainstream of industrialized society - for others the opportunities are immediate.Nanofilm could bring dead teeth back to life - by Karen Sprey GizmagThe amazing new dental implant technology nonlinear_acoustic_lens (non invasive)Nanostructured Assemblies for Dental ApplicationThe words "You need root canal treatment" are not what you want to hear when you visit the dentist,even though millions of teeth are saved every year by the procedure. While the root canal procedure
has a high success rate, it still leaves a dead tooth in the mouth. That will change, however, withscientists reporting development of a Nano-sized dental film that may bring diseased teeth back to life.Dental implants could be grown inside patients mouths By Ben CoxworthThe words "You need root canal treatment" are not what you want to hear when you visit a dentist,even though millions of teeth are saved by the procedure. While the root canal procedure has a highsuccess rate, it still leaves a dead tooth in the mouth. That could be about to change, however, withscientists reporting development of a Nano-sized dental film that may bring diseased teeth back to life.Synthetic cornea offers hope to thousands By Tannith CattermoleThe specifications for a synthetic cornea are precise: the synthetic material must bond with the cells ofthe surrounding tissue, but it must not bond in the middle optical region of the artificial cornea. Theouter side of the cornea must moisten with tear fluids and allow the eyelid to slide across withoutfriction. Any deviation from these specifications would decrease the effectiveness of the cornea, impairsight, and perhaps require a new prosthesis after a short time.Donor corneas are extremely rare, but for 40,000 people in Europe corneal transplantation from donorsoffer the only hope of addressing blindness in one or both eyes. That was, until Dr. Joachim Storsberg ofthe Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research IAP in Potsdam-Golm created the first artificialcornea, which has been successfully trialed and has been in use now since 2009. For this contribution tomedical science, Dr. Storsberg has been awarded the 2010 Joseph von Fraunhofer Prize.Audio/Visual technology and the Green Energy Phenomenon After considerable testing the 75 ton cap of the well head appears to be sealed. - MSNBCAmazing how republicanism seems to adversely affect the American Workplace - the Obamaadministration is learning how to use political pressure to get Congress to act upon the problems whichare affecting the greatest numbers of Americans and can also resolve long term problems which arecapable of preventing a full economic recovery - like Financial Reform. Stuck on stupid; big oil says no togreen jobs. Thanks for answered prayer on this well cap holding.This author is happy to report that the capping of the deepwater horizons undersea gusher is a goodomen for what philosophy has long considered as consolation. There is nothing good about thisdisaster - it may serve to make people aware of the need for change but it has also wasted valuablehuman resources in the development of the new green technology. This technology outclasses its rustbelt precursors by leaps and bounds - on a daily basis the saying "eye has not seen neither has any earheard what God has prepared for those who love him is proven on a great and diverse panorama of
social and political fronts - transportation; communications; energy production; medical practice - etc.etc. My theory is that this is about the Millennia - here is a new book to consider. Harnessing-hot-electrons-could-double-efficiency-of-solar-cells - from University of MinnesotaIn keeping with Toyota’s previously stated aim of selling EVs in America by 2012, prototypes will bemade combining the Toyota RAV4 model with a Tesla electric powertrain. The first prototype has beenbuilt and is already undergoing testing by Tesla with the intention of delivering a fleet of prototypes toToyota for evaluation this year.The FAA has approved the first true flying car - the terrafugia weighing in at 1430 lbs.A true 3 dimensional Viewer is in development - no special glasses or need to stand like a statue.The key to Microsofts experimental system is a peculiar lens that projects the light toward a viewer byswitching on and off light-emitting diodes placed along its bottom edge. Thanks to an optical trick, lightenters through the bottom edge of the lens and then refracts within the lens itself to reach the desiredangle, after which its finally sent to the viewer. This method also means that unlike traditionalprojectors, the structure — including the lens itself — is thin and could be embedded into a standardLCD display without too much hassle.This is a great wonder indeed - but how does it compare to thousands of lightening bugs illuminating asummer evening in your local community - with this new technology at least one thing is certain - youcan share your experiences with others with a little imagination, patience and careful execution of youraudio visual toolbox. Take note of the quality and variety of major advancements in a/v technology
which just this single page of Gizmag (3D technologies) represents - ultra slow motion; real 3dimensional cameras; laser powered projectors; sublime professional software applications; securityservices; a true film free camera plus a robotic camera mount to help take panoramic gigapixelcomposite pictures from remote locations - saving unknown quantities of work and physical energy.Hewlett Packard has long been a leader - HP sees the future of printing in the cloud.MicroBook pocket-sized PC or Mac recording studioThe MicroBook from MOTU aims to bring professional level studio recording capabilities to a Mac or PCcomputer. The bus-powered USB interface offers users up to four simultaneous inputs as well as a hostof studio mixing tools and audio analyzers. It uses industry standard Mac and PC drivers to ensuremaximum software compatibility and is small and light enough to fit in a pocket.Despite its compact size, the MicroBook audio interface packs in studio quality recording tools formusicians on-the-go or would-be engineers. It can record up to four inputs simultaneously fromdedicated guitar and microphone sockets at the front and a couple of line-in sockets to the rear. Audio isoutput via balanced TRS quarter-inch main outs, stereo "mini" line out, S/PDIF digital out, and phonesAiptek to release 3D camcorder and 3D digital photo frameAiptek will shortly release a 3D camcorder capable of capturing still images as well as HD movies and a3D photo frame display to show off all those magical stereoscopic moments.Special recognition for Darren Quicks excellent Gizmag articles - not to mention Gizmag in general.Future articles will focus on how Californias Generation Green youth movement will affect Americasconservation programs and efforts - how the Economic Recovery Program is developing newtechnologies and how these programs and projects are happening right now - this will highlight localWestern Pennsylvania and Pittsburgh area projects in particular - especially the development of GreenEnergy and its nanotechnology.Conservation Corps - a model for conservation of Americas most valuable resourcesEstablishment of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee -AGENCY: Office ofthe Secretary, Interior. The Department of the Interior is announcing the establishment of the 21stCentury Conservation Service Corps Advisory Committee (Committee). The purpose of the Committeeis to provide recommendations to the Secretary of the Interior on how to create a 21st CenturyConservation Service Corps (21CSC) to engage young Americans in public lands and water (Aug 2011)restoration .........helping young people, including low-income, underserved, and diverse youth, gainvaluable training and work experience while accomplishing needed conservation work on public lands.How to create a 21st Century Conservation Service CorpsService Corps Advisory Committee (21CSCAC) is a discretionary federal advisory committeeestablished by the Departments of Interior, Agriculture, the Environmental Protection Agency, and theCouncil on Environmental Quality. Here are Projects design ideas for conservation.
21st Century Youth Conservation Corps initiativeTHE INTERIOR DEPARTMENT’S 2010 BUDGET includes $70 million for youth programs. This includes a$50 million increase for the 21st Century Youth Conservation Corps initiative and $20 million inexisting base programs. The goal of the youth initiative is to develop new ways to engage youth innature and help them achieve an environmental awareness and respect for resources. The initiativebuilds upon existing youth education programs in BLM, USGS, FWS, and NPS to instill in youth a life-long interest in public lands and help prepare the next generation of natural resource professionals.The initiative includes:• Environmental Education involving students and teachers and provides outdoor laboratories• Recreation programs, such as hiking, fishing, wildlife observation, and hunting on public lands• Youth Conservation Corps providing opportunities for young adults to work on conservation projects• Volunteer and Community Service Programs for parks, refuges, and other public lands• Student Career Experience Program, established to support equal employment opportunityobjectives, provide exposure to public service, and promote education• Student Temporary Employment Program, designed to combine academic study with on-the-jobwork experience in parks, refuges, and other public lands“Creating a 21st Century Youth Conservation Corps“.USDA Commemorates the “New Year of the Trees”By Max Finberg, Director of the Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, 02/08/2012United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Under Secretary Natural Resources and EnvironmentHarris Sherman (left), next to the freshly planted Dawn Redwood for the Celebration of Tu B’Shevat“The New Year of the Trees” event; the 3rd Grade Class of the Jewish Primary Day School of theNation’s Capital and other addressed the attendees at the District of Columbia western lawn next tothe USDA Headquarters, Whitten Building at 14th Street and Independence Ave SW, Washington, D.C.on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. USDA Photo by Lance Cheung.It is written in the Talmud – a central text of Judaism – that ‘just as my parents planted for me, so Iwill plant for my children.’ Here at USDA, we’re planting trees across the country and in Israel to bringthe wide-ranging benefits of trees, both ecological and spiritual, to future generations. Read more »Students Impact Forest Service Planning Rule Process By Robert Westover, U.S. Forest Service, 03/15/2011Although the U.S. Forest Service Planning Rule is still a draft document, it has helped to produceenvironmental change for one special group of involved students. Over the past year this specialgroup of young adults attended planning rule public sessions, followed developing issues, and then
provided some input of their own. Through their diligence and proactive engagement, some of theirconcerns have made it into the draft planning rule. Read more »21st Century Conservation Service CorpsPhipps project green heart || sustainable-landscaping || eco-designA greener greenhouse. Pretty obvious, right? But when Phipps Conservatory began planning a three-phrase, multi-year expansion at the turn of the new millennium, "green" building principles and practices had not yet reachedbroad public awareness. No model existed for how a major public garden could integrate sustainable buildingdesign, construction and operation into a long-range master plan.Like many other gardens, Phipps was planning to update the visitor experience and support facilities in our 100+year-old institution. Initially, the idea of going green was not part of the design. Inspiration to create one of theworlds most energy efficient and sustainable conservatories came from the regions main "green building"pioneers and advocates. Read more about how Phipps took the lead in this "green" revolution.Hot off the presses……conservation gets a major boost In this case Generation Green began as a club chapter at the South Lake Tahoe High School – soon theForest Service in its need for people who have both a love for nature and a sound understanding ofliving and working in areas where as the 1964 Wilderness Act states – “man is a visitor and does notstay”. Naturally Lake Tahoe adopted its Generation Green youth with open arms and in the space oftwo years had accomplished more with this cooperative effort than 25 years previously......no kidding.This program is a model which should be adopted across America if not the world.....few would arguethat most young people have little respect for the natural world or desire to care for it.....this is obviousnot only in the state of natural habitats which are not cared for directly by government authorities withpolice powers or underfunded and poorly managed. All of the work of conservation is profitable:seventh generation is one excellent example of this - every aspect of conservation can become efficientand profitable.....the advent of nanotechnology in biofuels production will insure that this relationshipwill remain strong for the foreseeable future – the prevention of forest fires; the improvement ofecologic quality in prime natural habitats are a first order priority for everyone who breathes oxygen andneeds clean pure water for their health and wellbeing.The future belongs to the young – this is proverbial; Green Energy Technology and EnvironmentalConservation go hand in hand........if our great country is to reach its true potential Generation Greenand its spirit of cooperation and hands on training must be promoted and allowed to succeed – not onlyfor forest management but for the other changes which our economy must undergo if it is to survive inthe rapidly changing world marketplace.......we have the ideas – now let’s go..
What exactly is Generation Green - our most valuable resource!Slideshow: Jewel of the Sierras - Generation GreenLast summer I had the opportunity to work with the U.S. Forest Service at their Lake Tahoe Basin Mgmt.Unit in South Lake Tahoe California. The program was a summer camp for the Central CaliforniaConsortium’s Generation Green Program. This was no ordinary program but a cooperative effortbetween over 300 conservation organizations and the Forest Service to preserve “The Jewel of theSierras” – Lake Tahoe. As the focal point of one of North Americas most diverse and spectacular geologicareas. Its great natural resources offer breath taking wonders to all ages and recreational energies.These kids had a perfect attitude about their mission of ecologic improvement and fire managementprojects. The most incredible and amazing thing about this program is the cooperation with other reallygreat programs in this area and region - is light years ahead of anything in the rest of the world;including the impressive cleanup of the Deepwater Horizon disaster. Lake Tahoe is one of the mostlucrative resort areas on earth - this alone puts an incredible stress upon the natural buffers of itspristine Alpine environment.In this case Generation Green began as a club at the South Lake Tahoe High School – soon the ForestService in its need for people who have both a love for nature and a sound understanding of living andworking in areas where as the 1964 Wilderness Act states – “man is a visitor and does notstay”. Naturally Lake Tahoe adopted its Generation Green youth with open arms and in the brief spaceof two months had accomplished more with this cooperative effort along the California - Nevada borderthan 25 years previously......due to lack of comprehensive cooperation. This program is a model whichshould be adopted across America if not the world.....few would argue that many young people havelittle respect for the natural world or desire to care for it.....this is obvious not only in the rundown stateof natural habitats which are not cared for directly by government authorities with police powers or aregenerally underfunded and poorly managed. All of the work of conservation is profitable: seventhgeneration is one excellent example of this - every aspect of conservation can become efficient andprofitable.....the advent of nanotechnology in biofuels production will insure that this relationship willremain strong for the foreseeable future – the prevention of forest fires; the improvement of ecologicquality in prime natural habitats are a first order priority for everyone who breathes oxygen and needsclean pure water for their health and wellbeing.The future belongs to the young – this is proverbial; Green Energy Technology and EnvironmentalConservation go hand in hand........if our great country is to reach its true potential Generation Greenand its spirit of cooperation and hands on training must be promoted and allowed to succeed – not only
for forest management but for the other changes which our economy must undergo if it is to survive inthe rapidly changing world marketplace.......we have the ideas – now let’s go. This web site has great information about this program. Ambiance with nature begins in the home and our school system - Earth Day Network. The Seventh Generation - naturally safe and effective household products! Project Green America – Policies - Outdoor Industry Policy Newsletter (Mar 03, 2011) AGO calls for 21st Century Conservation Service Corps, Enhanced Recreation Economy The outdoor industry recognizes and supports the Public Lands Service Coalition, an alliance of advocates for youth programs and public lands, in calling on the Obama administration and Congress to enact the first recommendation in the recently unveiled America’s Great Outdoors (AGO) Report: the creation of a 21st Century Conservation Service Corps (21CSC).My hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania has made great strides in this area and coming articles willprove the relationships between economic recovery and ecologic sustainability are happening now.Ambient Intelligence and the cloud: Generation Green is nowPittsburghs convention center is a green building with the ambiance of a green house . Credits: Pittsburgh Business TimesThis may be deemed way above my head or sound intellectual but how nature and its ecology manageto survive and succeed in ever changing environmental conditions and climates is important to everyliving things survival. Adaptation is the key - it is more than just knowing the parts of something buthow those parts work and interact together.a·dap·tive adj. Showing or having a capacity to make fit for new or special situations; flexible; asuccessful adjustment.The success of the Deepwater Horizon cleanup effort reminds me of an experience I had last summer atLake Tahoe on the California/Nevada border in which all of the issues of today came into a clear historicperspective. Here is the story in a more compelling form.Many computer gurus have discounted the idea of artificial intelligence as self-supporting; yet thisgeneralized response is due more to the avowed purpose of scientists and engineers to build anandroid robot which can think and act independently - much like a few humans do; than the true
potential of intelligence in all of its many and variegated modalities. For anyone who read my bookand was appalled at all the errors - I humbly apologize......here is the completed version.....Including theentire historic period which one might call the millennial jubilee.. Ambient Intelligence and the naturalworld is a profound revelation - bioethics required.It is also an important part of the basic programming that allows all computer languages to function inthe common ground of cyberspace - this language conceived of and developed around 1975 is termedC++ - this CODE Language supports nearly every major language - Perl; java; net; visual basic; pythonand so forth execute and run upon it.....one of the paradigms of this C language is Ambiance - which isthe quality of defining how your program will interact with other cybernetic entities.Energy Harvesting - Context-aware & interactive energy management for indoor smart environmentsCapturing ambient intelligence - eSense Networks - The Do-It-Yourself Home of the FutureA question for consideration - is love a special kind of ambiance or does LOVE create ambiance?Places like Utahs Red Rock country, the magnificent Wyoming Range, and the incomparable ArcticRefuge, could all suffer catastrophic damage from oil and gas drilling. During the next few weekswe have new, quickly moving opportunities for long-term protection of these places, and others.Clean Energy Jobs and Oil Company Accountability Act of 2010Please urge Congress to pass the CLEAR Act, and establish real reform of Big Oil and Gas. Action in theHouse is imminent. Help us reach our goal of 50,000 letters in support of changing the way Big Oil andGas does business!am·bi·ance /æmbi?ns; Fr. ?~by?~s/ [am-bee-uhns; Fr. ahn-byahns]1. the mood, character, quality, tone, atmosphere, etc., particularly of an environment or milieu: Therestaurant had a delightful ambiance.2. that which surrounds or encompasses; environment. Ambiance - Multi Agent Platform or the Tree of Life Project --- from Wikipedia SAIC concept car - The Yez is a vehicle which has a negative carbon footprint And as predicted - Virgin Galactica’s VSS Enterprise makes first manned flight the avalanche diode can convert ambient energy from artificial lightening for a LAN.Another definition of ambiance is a narrower in its context:: a feeling or mood associated with aparticular place, person, or thing : atmosphere. Green energy and its sustainability paradigm is gaininginternational attention - one such place is in New Orleans Louisiana where the city continues to rebuildupon the devastation of Hurricane Katrina and movie stars help the people start again.Texas Instruments is producing – Battery Free Devices; energy harvesting becomes reality withAdaptivEnergy’s wireless, remote sensing solution based on TI ultra-low power technology Battery freeJoule-Thief(TM) technology combined with TI’s MSP430 microcontrollers, RF and eZ430-RF2500development kit provides wide-ranging ambient intelligence
DALLAS (August 19, 208) – Demonstrating the advantages of energy harvesting and radio frequency (RF)technology for wireless sensing, monitoring or ambient intelligence, AdaptivEnergy has developed ademonstration kit using Joule-Thief TM technology to harvest energy and power Texas InstrumentsIncorporated’s (TI) (NYSE: TXN) ultra-low power MSP430 microcontroller (MCU) and RF technology tocollect data, control the operation of a system or send sensed data to central collection sites. The Joule-Thief energy harvesting device is based on AdaptivEnergy’s Ruggedized Laminated Piezo (RLP®)technology, which enables compact energy harvesting modules to power applications such as wirelesssensors. These wireless sensors could be used to gather ambient intelligence to detect and reportcritical conditions in factories, automobiles, office buildings, homes and other environments – allwithout wiring or batteries. For more information, please visit:Courtesy of - Technology - Aug 24th, 2008 by Adam Green.Pittsburghs Green Building Alliance receives LEED platinum certificationEatn Park constructs first LEED-built restaurant in cityLeadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Existing Building (EB) Eat/n Park received thecoveted silver and gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its new Fox Chapel locationat the Water Works Mall. Even Duquesne University is offering a Masters (Sustainability M.B.A.) in thisnew field of green technology. The bottom line here keeps getting better - a fitting epitat for the Igloo isin fact the new Console Energy center....read on. Thursday, April 23, 2009 By Mark Belko, PittsburghPost-Gazette - Penguins seeking top rating as greenest sports venue in U.S. - only LEEDS certified facilityin the sports worldAmbiance - the key to appreciating the Millennia Home based fuel cell and ambient solar power system based uponrelatively inexpensive components. Credits: GizmagAmbiance is such a great idea - too bad it is so poorly understood and appreciated as a concept whichmakes life both enjoyable and worthwhile. The living world we inhabit provides this for everyone.....thefailure to recognize this relationship generally leads to violence and destruction.City Councilman Doug Shields today introduced a bill that would ban Marcellus shale drilling withinPittsburghs borders, potentially setting the stage for a legal fight with gas companies. The very idea offracking the environment of Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Area in general is the greatest mistakethat the idiotic people of the United States have ever made - this is because of the failure to realize thepotential of green energy - especially as a means to redeem the American Economy from its prematuredeath. A very good video about this phenomenon - Coal Country speaks volumes of what Marcellusshale fracking will cause.
Intelligence has many facets - perhaps a better way to think about computers and audio/videonetworking is information intelligence. It is also written - be not deceived; God is not mocked.....forwhatever a man sows - the same shall he reap. In many ways the U.S. energy production is suchmockery.The United States government has been deceiving its people since its inception hence the saying ofAbraham Lincoln and his Gettysburg address......in the Pittsburgh region this deception is in thedepiction of Marcellus Shale as somehow beneficial to our economy - this is the biggest lie for many ayear. Destroying the geologic foundations of the world we live upon in order to loosen more carbonbased fuels is not only very dangerous but almost suicidal......Fracking as this process is called is one ofthe most dangerous technologies to ever develop.....the federal government claims to have noinformation about it - but has scheduled studies...........even while it is being implemented. Just like thelies about Coal usage in the previous generation - fracking will prove disastrous to what is left of theviable environment.A fractal is a complex shape which, when viewed in finer and finer detail, shows itself to be constructedof ever smaller parts, similar to the original. Just as a stone at the base of a foothill can resemble inminiature the mountain from which it originally tumbled down, so are fractals self-similar whether onelooks at them from close up or very far away.Fractals Ambient Instrumentals is a millennium contribution to music theory - Audio DoodleHello and Welcome - EnigmaOne of the major themes of this author is holistic medicine and its relationship to clinical practice -(plural insularity and holism (homeostasis)); miracles not withstanding!Researchers regenerate nerve connections after spinal injury By Darren Quick August 8, 2010PTEN - mTOR dynamic ontogeny of the nervous system - complex adaptive systemChristopher and Dana Reeves Foundation has announced a major breakthrough - about two percent ofAmericans – more than six million people – have some form of paralysis resulting from spinal cord injury,which is due primarily to the interruption of connections between the brain and spinal cord. Suchparalysis and loss of function has long been considered untreatable, but a new approach has, for thefirst time, induced robust regeneration of nerve connections that control voluntary movement, showingthe potential for new therapeutic approaches to paralysis and other motor function impairments andoffering hope to sufferers.Dynamic Interaction of an Integrated Doubly-Fed Induction generator and a Fuel Cell connected to GridFor the past decade, the deregulation of the electric power industry has created an environment wheretraditional generation is being reexamined and new forms of generation are being created. Most likelywind turbines and fuel cells will be the dominant grid connected distributed generators. This paperproposes a novel integration of a doubly-fed induction generator (DFIG) and a fuel cell. With theproposed scheme, it is possible to inject power from a DC power source like a fuel cell into the AC gridwithout using an expensive inverter. The fuel cell is connected across the DC link of the back-back
converters of a DFIG and power from the fuel cell is either injected into the generator or the griddepending upon wind conditions and energy requirements at the site. This is achieved by a low voltageDC link which also results in considerable savings. Dynamic models of DFIG and fuel cell have beenderived which are used to simulate the proposed integrated system. Vector control schemes to operatethe DFIG both as a power source and as an active filter compensating for harmful harmonics generatedby non-linear loads are described. It has been shown that active and reactive power generated can becontrolled. Power factor correction and reactive power control can also be achieved. Complete systemhas been simulated in Matlab/Simulink. Simulation results showing interaction of DFIG and fuel cell withthe AC grid have been presented. Power flow between these systems has been analyzedNew-catalyst-makes-electrolyzers-more-efficientAlthough wave power is attracting a lot of attention as a renewable energy source, it is possible togenerate power from still water. All you need is electrolyzers, which separates water into its twocomponents, hydrogen and oxygen, then feeds them into a fuel cell. Electrolyzers, however, requirecatalysts to get the process rolling. While hydrogen production catalysts aren’t much of a problem, theplatinum catalysts used for oxygen production are expensive, don’t last very long, and the creation ofthem incorporates toxic chemicals. This Monday, however, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT) announced the development of a new oxygen production catalyst that is 200 percent moreefficient than platinum. The nickel-borate-based catalyst has been licensed to Sun Catalytix, which ishoping to be producing safe, super-efficient electrolyzers within two years.What is a fractal? Here are some definitions:1) A shape that can be repeatedly subdivided into parts, each of which is a smaller copy of the whole.Fractals are generally self-similar and independent of scale.2) A fractal is a geometric object which is rough or irregular on all scales of length, and so which appearsto be broken up in a radical way. Some of the best examples can be divided into parts, each of which issimilar to the original object. Fractals are said to possess infinite detail, and they may actually have aself-similar structure that occurs at different levels of magnification.3) A term coined by Benoit Mandelbrot in 1975 to refer to items with fractional dimensions as opposedto the integer dimensions such as 1, 2 and 3 associated with length, area and volume. This term is oftenused to refer to a structure bearing statistically similar details over a wide range of scales. Fractalsdescribe shapes that are "self-similar" -- that is, shapes that look the same at different magnifications.To create a fractal, you start with a simple shape and duplicate it successively according to a set of fixedrules. Oddly enough, such a simple formula for creating shapes can produce very complex structures,some of which have a striking resemblance to objects that appear in the real world.4) Fractals share holographic properties.5) A geometric shape or pattern that is self-similar and has fractional dimensions. Natural phenomenasuch as the formation of snowflakes, clouds, mountain ranges, and landscapes involve patterns. Theirpictorial representations are fractals and are usually generated by computers. They are repeated atevery scale and so cannot be represented by classical geometry. Fractals have statistical self-similarity atall resolutions and is generated by an infinitely recursive process. An algorithm, or shape, characterized
by self-similarity and produced by recursive sub-division; more generally the branch of mathematicsnamed and explored by Benoit Mandelbrot.6) Fractals are like clouds. When looking at the same cloud some see flowers, others may see bunnies,or Viking warlords frolicking in the snow. Each person sees something different. What do you see?the enigma of metaphysics - directly engineering the ambient potential of the vacuumAdding Whittakers engineer-able hidden variable theory to classical electro-magnetics, quantummechanics, and general relativity produces supersets of each discipline. These supersets are joined bythe common Whittaker subset, producing a unified field theory that is engineer-able and tested.Examples of fractal properties - From Quantum Theory Made Easy (part one):Quantum physics"....shows that we cannot decompose the world into independently existing smallest units. As wepenetrate into matter, nature does not show us any isolated basic building blocks, but rather appearsas a complicated web of relations between the various parts of the whole. These relations alwaysinclude the observer in an essential way."Chaos theory“The fractal geometry of chaos theory offers a curious picture of wholeness, rather than sheer disorderor perfectly crafted design -- something between symmetry and anarchy: broken symmetry. Thesefractals are like the fragments of a shattered hologram. If a hologram should be broken into pieces, anapproximation of the whole picture could still be seen in each of its many shards. Woolley suggests thatthe universe is like the many fragments of a shattered hologram, and scientists can discover secrets ofthe whole "enfolded" universe by examining these fractured crystals that are "unfolded" andconsequently accessible to our investigation. Holography, like fractal geometry, is of great practicalvalue in the compressing and decompressing of digital data and images.Lets take a moment to regroup. There should be some sense of non-local connection emerging hereentangling Dalis illusions, fractals, spirals, holograms, compactions dimensions, encoding, symmetry,asymmetry, broken symmetry, stereograms, and all those ideas yet to materialize. Chaos puts ourfragmented world back together as a crystal of broken symmetries with many facets -- as fractals . Wemust come to appreciate the mystery of the diamond mind, which attains its true beauty only when it isbroken by the hand of an artist. These swirling images of the whole raise us to dizzying heights, but thewholeness we experience is not the limitless expanse of the universe, but a passageway throughcreation in which we also have a hand to play.From Fractals In Nature:Most mathematics that we study in school is old knowledge. Around 300 B.C. a mathematician by thename of Euclid organized the geometry we have been studying this year in class. You can thank him forall the beautiful postulate and theorems that we now have in our math toolboxes. Much of fractalgeometry, however, is new knowledge. Fractal geometry and chaos theory are providing us with a newway to describe the world. Many objects in nature arent formed of Euclid’s squares or triangles, but ofmore complicated geometric figures. Many natural objects - ferns, clouds, seashells - are shaped like
fractals. Fractal geometry is a new language used to describe, model and analyze complex forms foundin nature. Chaos science uses this new fractal geometry.How it all works:The basic technique of these fractals can actually be explained without resorting to confusingmathematical equations and jargon. Its rather simple, really.First, give every point on the screen a unique number. Now take that number and stick it into a formula;youll get a result from the formula. Take that result and stick it back into the formula. Keep doing thisand watch what happens to the numbers you get. Color each point based on what happens.Thats it. Really—thats it. Now, with most formulas it probably wont do much of interest, but with theformulas used in fractal creation, some interesting things happen. Sometimes the numbers you get byfeeding the results of a formula back into the formula (iterating) explode into enormous numbers, thatjust keep getting bigger and bigger. Those points get colored one way. Other times, the numbers "homein" on a number, getting closer and closer to it. They get colored a different way.The interesting thing—and the reason fractals work at all—is that sometimes, just a tiny little change inthe number you start with can completely change what happens as you keep iterating the number. Andthe boundary between numbers that explode and numbers that home in is complicated and twisted—its the shape of the fractal.The enormous task at hand:Calculating fractals this way involves a lot of work. A small fractal image—perhaps only 640x480—contains over 300,000 points. Each of those points may require running a number through the fractalformula more than 1,000 times. This means the formula has to be computed more than three hundredmillion times. And thats a mild example. Extreme images (such as poster-size fractals) can involve morethan one trillion calculations. Fortunately for the impatient among us, modern computers are fastenough to do the job in a few minutes. Large fractals might take hours or days, but exploring fractals hasnever been easier.Spray-on film turns windows into solar panelsImagine if all the windows of a building, and perhaps even all its exterior walls, could be put to use assolar collectors. Soon, you may not have to imagine it, as the Norwegian solar power company EnSol haspatented a thin film solar cell technology designed to be sprayed on to just such surfacesWorld’s Largest Tidal Turbine will generate enough power for 1,000 homesThe worlds largest and most powerful tidal power turbine has just been unveiled by Atlantis ResourcesCorporation ahead of installation at a special berth at the European Marine Energy Center (EMEC) inOrkney, Scotland.These developments are being implemented worldwide and with the assistance of nano-scalelithography could well be available to those who will want them in the near future.
Marcellus shale is not where it is atAdmiral Joe Sestak Credits: Bing search enginePeople in Western Pennsylvania are experiencing the onslaught of drilling rigs known as Marcellus Shale;unfortunately they have been had. Professional politicians and their corporate sponsors have beenselling the people of the Appalachian region a bill of sale for development and capital investment -nothing could be further from the truth.......according to Energy and Capital - the real profits are beingtaken in the alternative energy power generation and their consumer support industries - read it foryourself. The police state tactics of the 19th century have returned.....the so-called election resultsprove this.General Electric has sponsored an Ecoimagination Challenge entitled - Powering the Grid and the PANano Center Announces $980,000 in Available Research Grants:On November 1, 2010 the Center is making available $980,000 in grant funds to Pennsylvania-baseduniversity researchers and small and large companies to support the development of innovative productideas using advanced materials and nanotechnology.Pittsburgh is becoming a focal point of the sustainability movement - you may already know about thisconference November 3rd at the Fairmont Hotel..........have a great day.The 2010 Pennsylvania Senatorial Election is considered too close to call - Admiral Sestak is thecandidate which my Green Party affiliations accept in view of the information intelligence which myexaminer column has afforded me - it may not be appropriate for me to recommend that you vote forthis individual. But I do have one bit of advice - VOTE....this election is more important than many think.Ambient Intelligence and the cloud: dont think twice - it aint all rightOne Oxford Centre - Pittsburghs Tammany Hall Credits: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette