I’ve always been incredibly interested in the idea of harvesting energy. There are so many small outputs of mechanical and kinetic forces in routine life — from doors closing, stomping of feet, knobs turning, heat from exercise, heat from cooking, etc. The collection of these outputs seems like it would something incredibly lucrative — albeit […]Read more "Kinetic Minutae: Techniques for Energy Harvesting"
It’s been less than a month since the NASA Phoenix Lander touched down on Mars, and the mission’s already made an important discovery. Evidence that Mars is home to or at least has at some point contained water has been mounting for years, and last week it was finally confirmed. Phoenix unearthed some interesting white […]Read more "Caught Ya!: Mars Can’t Sneak Water Past Phoenix"
Cairo is quite the city. The pollution here turns your snot black (or is it the public chain smoking?), traffic rules need not apply, social disparity is enormous, and I love it. Here’s a small list of some of the highlights of my trip thus far: ^ Mosque Masjid a-Noor or Mosque of Light ^ […]Read more "Egyptian Lover: The Cairene Travels of Spicy Nate"
Last week the Detroit Red Wings won the NHL championship and were awarded their 11th Stanley Cup and 3rd in the last decade. While the Pittsburgh Penguins finally showed up after two games, they were clearly out-classed by our hometown club. 1.4 million fans descended on downtown Detroit Friday morning to welcome the boys home. […]Read more "Rock City Celebration: Stanleytown Once Again"