Friday, August 24, 2007

Real Robotic Muscles

I found out about this new amazing robotic muscle technology
have a quick look at this vide

Engagdets description of it all

"Yeah, we've seen some pretty fancy robotic arm work already this year, but Festo is out to show 'em all up with its fluidic muscle-packin' Airic's_arm. This robotic prosthesis sports a "bone structure" which mimics that found on a real live human, and can be moved via the 30 "muscles" built within. Essentially, Festo's approach to movement relies on "an elastomer tube reinforced by aramid fibers, which contract quickly and exert a pulling force when they're filled with a blast of compressed air or liquid." Of course, you'll notice it doesn't offer quite the same range as less bionic alternatives, but this thing's pretty accurate, indeed. Check it out for yourself, the video's right down there."

More info found here

Monday, August 06, 2007

MIT researchers work toward spark-free, fuel-efficient engines

Cambridge (MA) – MIT researchers have developed a fuel-efficient car engine that doesn’t use a spark to ignite fuel.  The homogeneous charge compression ignition engine (HCCI) combines elements from standard spark ignition and diesel engines.  Researchers say the engines cut pollution and improve fuel economy by several miles per gallon.

This article comes from

Friday, July 20, 2007

Sunday, April 29, 2007

William System Status Update

Here is a recent photo of william. so all interested
Taken April 22

Saturday, March 24, 2007


Here is a little Video of William around in his room
nothing amazing happening but its fun anyways

Sunday, March 11, 2007

William Adam

Well its been a while since ive blogged.. alot has happened. my Son William was Born on Feb 15. Here is a photo.

Baby and Mom are doing really well. and everthing seems grand.. its been just over 3 weeks now since he was born. and its really great. hes a beautiful boy. and people keep saying he looks like me.. sometimes i agree. but sometimes im not sure.

what do you think?

Work has been really busy. with some new projects with some large clients. its keeping everyone on there toes. with crazy short deadlines.. Jens not liking it.. and neither am I .. atleast when im working 18hrs a day!

Adobe Creative Suite 3 CS3 is suppose to come out the end of March. which should be great. as my Mac at work is a Mac Pro and it will run much better with CS3 then it does with CS2.. cant wait..

Saturday, February 10, 2007

Hmm.. this is annoying!

well its Feb 10.. 6 days since Jen was due.. and nothing.. how annoying! :) somtimes I wish Jen would just be induced and sometimes im glad she doesnt. but regardless I am getting impatient. I wish the due dates they give women would actually be accurate.. if they can predict weather . they should be able to predict a due date!

Saturday, January 20, 2007

T-minus.. something.. when's the baby showing up!?

so when is this baby coming.. this counter is just for fun.. I do wish it could tell. when the baby will really show up
it would help.. ive been very excitied and antzy.. waiting for him to show up. the baby room is pretty much done.
my family seems excitied. my mom made a great chair for the baby room and my sister keeps calling asking silly questions.
Becca is also ready to pop any moment and I am looking forward to meeting her baby..

Jen seems content. to keeping the baby in forever.. I on the other hand.. cant wait. but what can I do.. i donno..
I hate waiting!