Archive for date: January 16, 2006

Flying Objects!

January 16, 2006 | Link of the Day, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

SimplyPhysics has a nice page of objects which have close encounters with the magnets inside MRI machines.   Now I know why people with stints and other metal in their bodies can’t have MRIs. 🙂 Technorati Tags: Bizarre, MRI

Intelligent Design Isn’t the Future

January 16, 2006 | General, Rants and Raves | By: Mark VandeWettering

As some of you might know, I’m fascinated by psuedoscience. When I was a young child, I had a deep interest in all sorts of strange stuff. I remember reading Von Daniken’s Chariots of the Gods and musing about ancient astronauts. I read books about UFOs. I read books about pyramid power. ESP. But, by […]

Dot Matrix Printers as musical instruments…

January 16, 2006 | Link of the Day | By: Mark VandeWettering

Another of those musical projects, this one comes via the Make blog. Paul reprograms old dot matrix printers (does anyone younger than me actually remember these?) to play musical notes. His description of the project: I’ve got an ongoing project, reprogramming the firmware in these 1985 Epson LQ-500 printers to turn them into musical instruments. […]