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May 4, 2022 - Technology    No Comments

Date a Fire

Okay not sure exactly how this would work but woke up this morning wondering if there was a way to use a device to quickly map out a fire by carbon dating the room. So you’d set the device on a tripod in the middle of a room and then it would scan the room and determine the age of the burned areas. Then it would send the data to a program to quickly map it out in 3D for fire investigators to look at.

Of course later on the device could be miniaturized to the point that it would be a attachable to someone’s helmet and then display the data in real time on a small heads-up display, like fighter jet pilots have. Sort of a roadmap would be super imposed on the room. I’m guessing different shades of colors to indicate age of burned area.

Dec 3, 2019 - Technology, Weapon    No Comments

Defense Spelled EMP

One of the greatest threats to any country is an air detonated nuclear blast. The reason this is so deadly is the resulting EMP (Electro Magnetic Pulse) which essentially fries electronics, specifically chips.

So here’s the pitch, if you wanted to protect, say an aircraft carrier, from any airborne threat, say cruise missle, why not put up an EMP type shield to essentially fry any incoming threats? Imagine replacing the current Phalanx system (gatling gun) with one that shoots emp pulses in front of approaching threats.

Dec 3, 2019 - Technology, Weapon    No Comments

Water Good, No Water Bad

So I was watching a video on a new Russian submarine being referred to as the Black Hole, due to it’s uncanny ability to avoid detection using typical underwater sound related methods. So this got me to thinking, isn’t the use of sound as a mechanism to find something underwater so 1945? What about using something a tad more modern like say laser? Couldn’t you theoretically use a laser (in a wide beam) to scan a section of water and when it detected a blank space, where no water existed, it could then narrow it’s beams to render the void into a 3d model or sorts? Water good, no water……nope fish. Water good, no water….submarine BAD. Also this sort of scanning might enable the scanner to not reveal their location or even that fact that they were scanning in the first place.

Thinking more, I wonder how well lasers work under water? Maybe the final solution wouldn’t involve the use of lasers at all, but instead some other technology.

May 3, 2017 - Future, Space, Technology, Weapon    No Comments

Really SUPER Glue

So had this idea of a substance that could run between the layers of say armor on a tank.  It would remain in a gelatinous state until exposed to oxygen and then immediately harden.  So if a tank or armored vehicle were attacked, the holes would automatically fill in and become solid again.  To keep the system ready, you could simply refill the glue/gel reservoir.

This same system could be used on aircraft wings to repair damage to wings and control surfaces.  There could even be a laser matrix projected grid over the surface that the glue/gel would use as a guide for the repair.

Of course the implications for space would be great except for that whole oxygen catalyst thing.  Maybe the stuff for space would trigger on lack of oxygen or cold?

Dec 3, 2016 - Bizarre, Future, Technology, Weapon    No Comments

Gift of Extinction

In typical fashion I woke up this morning with an interesting thought; what if an alien race appeared and brought us a gift of technology, something such as teleportation.  What if it wasn’t a gift but a crashed ship and the only thing remaining were two teleportation chambers.  Scientists would have just enough technological know-how to replicate them, all the time patting themselves on the back for being so clever.  Humanity would trip over themselves to put teleportation devices on every corner of the world.  We would likely do this without fully understanding how it worked.  Sure teleportation would be amazing but it would likely take us several decades to fully understand how it worked, if ever. But what if this “gift” were in fact a Trojan horse of the worst kind.  Imagine every time you use the device the alien race were replacing a few atoms with their own.  Ever so gradually we would start becoming like them.  This change, gradually introduced over time, might be so slow it would be chocked up to some quirk in evolution.

Aug 23, 2015 - Technology    No Comments

That Would Be Cool

How about a substance that would be super cooling but non-conductive.  Sort of like a liquid substance that could be poured into computers that would harden into a gelatinous type substance and then would provide cooling without shorting the electronics..