Sunday, January 5, 2014

January 7-10, 2014

Consumer Electronics Show

Consumer Electronics Show Website

International CES, more commonly known as the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), is an internationally renowned electronics and technology trade show, attracting major companies and industry professionals worldwide. The annual show is held each January at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States. Not open to the public, the Consumer Electronics Association-sponsored show typically hosts previews of products and new product announcements.

The End of the Incandescent Light Bulb

January 2, 2014

I bought light bulbs - lots of them - now that the incandescent lightbulb failed to meet new energy-efficiency standards, and can no longer be legally manufactured or imported into the country.. Actually my apartment is so light and bright, I rarely change bulbs, except for my office which has a ceiling fan that has five 60-watt bulbs.

I decide to give the new bulbs a try and replaced the ones in my ceiling fan. The amount of light was the same but the wall dimmer no longer worked, not to mention a funny smell in the room. It's back to the incandescent lightbulb for me.

History of the light bulb

Edison's incandescent lamp

In addressing the question of who invented the incandescent lamp, historians Robert Friedel and Paul Israel list 22 inventors of incandescent lamps prior to Joseph Swan and Thomas Edison. They conclude that Edison's version was able to outstrip the others because of a combination of three factors: an effective incandescent material, a higher vacuum than others were able to achieve (by use of the Sprengel pump) and a high resistance that made power distribution from a centralized source economically viable. Read more ...

Time Travel

We are all time travels after a fashion, in that our consciousness moves us through space and time to experience based on our programming. Next we come to physical time travel something many of us envision and hope for while in this grid reality. Some say it can be done, others say it's impossible. It happens all the time in sci-fi adventures so why not in our experience.

Time Travel: Science and News

Michigan researchers hunt for Internet remnants from time travelers

Time travel has captured the public imagination for decades, not excluding screenwriters and creative writing instructors who encourage creative leaps about stepping back and beyond the present through time. What about evidence? Specifically, they embarked on a hunt for information about anyone who may have jumped forward in time, rather than focusing on persons who had traveled to the past - those who passed through our time who could have left some trace on the Internet.