How build your own Gauss Rifle, or Magnetic Linear Accelerator

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Ah nothing like building your own magnetic linear accelerator. 🙂 According to the article it’s easy to build: “This very simple toy uses a magnetic chain reaction to launch a steel marble at a target at high speed. The toy is very simple to build, going together in minutes, and is very simple to understand and explain, and yet fascinating …


Laser Could Rival Energy From Sun’s Center

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From Yahoo News: “LIVERMORE, Calif. – Ed Moses talks of the “grand challenge” that has consumed him for the past five years, comparing it to trying to hit the strike zone with a baseball from 350 miles away or tossing a dime into a parking meter from 40 miles. “That’s the precision we have to have,” says Moses, the director …


Organic Light-Emitting Diodes

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Here’s something I stumbled upon this morning. Everyone’s heard of LED (Light Emitting Diodes), but maybe not the organic versions. Here is a little background on this cool technology: From The Wikipedia: “An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is a thin-film light-emitting diode (or light-emitting device) (LED) in which the emissive layer is an organic compound. These devices promise to be …