Archive for date: December 8, 2005

3D Without The Glasses

December 8, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged about a screencast I did that showed how you could convert stereographs into red/blue 3D anaglyphs. Jim Gasperini has a nice writeup about “wiggle stereograms”, basically two frame animated gifs which toggle back and forth between two images. On the right, you can see that I created one […]

Color Photos taken 96 years ago!

December 8, 2005 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

This post does two things. It provides a link to a cool collection of antique color photographs taken by Sergei Mikhailovich Prokudin-Gorskii, and also tests my ability to use digg to directly post interesting articles to my blog. I wonder how well it will work. Assuming this works, in the future I’ll try to include […]

Supercooled Water

December 8, 2005 | Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Courtesy from digg, check out this article with video dramatically demonstrating the freezing of supercooled water. If you ask most people with the freezing point of water is, they will confidently answer that water freezes at 0 degrees Celsius (or 32 degrees Fahrenheit if you are in a backward country that never shifted to the […]

SETI@home a security risk?

December 8, 2005 | Astronomy | By: Mark VandeWettering

This rather wacky report talks about the possibility that ETs could infect the earth’s computers with viruses by transmitting certain signals which cause (say) buffer overflows in our computers and infect the internet. Dr. Carrigan thinks that the SETI scientists should implement some kind of decontamination procedure to clean the signals before they are distributed. […]