Money is just paper
Goodbye 5 months beard ~ by Kikhettoh
Today I say goodbye to my little friend… I had my beard for almost 5 months with me, we shared many moments together. Many people hated my beard, but I will always remember it in my heart, maybe someday we can meet again in the future…
Subrata Roy, an aerospace engineer from the University of Florida, recently submitted a patent application for an aircraft that just happens to come in the shape of a flying saucer. Dubbed a “winged electromagnetic air vehicle,” or WEAV, the battery-powered prototype is designed at less than 6 in. across. Even so, Roy insists that the mini sci-fi mobile could be built full-scale for missions like atmospheric surveillance—and that’s got NASA and the Air Force interested.
Powered by magnetohydrodynamics (a bulky title for the way energy generated as a current passes through a conducting fluid), WEAV would be able to lift off vertically and hover—”a saucer and a helicopter in one embodiment,” as Roy puts it. We’ve seen prototypes of choppers with vertical landing capabilities and even length-morphing rotors, but Roy is talking about virtually part-less flight: Plasma-forming electrodes would serve as a conducting fluid, causing the surrounding air to be pushed around the craft, propelling it through the sky.
That sounds like something truly meant for space, and while physics are stacked against a saucer-like vehicle for the atmosphere in the near term, Roy isn’t the only innovator with something of an upside-down eye on the sky. With reports on breakthroughs in levitation on a very small scale and the possibility of flying “magic” carpets both surfacing within the last year, maybe sci-fi and Hollywood aren’t that loosely related after all. Then again, real success in any of these fields of flight would be revolutionary. As it is, a small flying saucer might be useful as another in the long line of mini-UAVs. —Allie Townsend
Theo Jansen creates new creatures
Alexander the Great approached Diogenes, who was lying in the street, sunning himself. Standing above him, the young conqueror offered the philosopher anything he wished. It was a sneaky offer, since it was both a reward for Diogenes’ wisdom and a teasing effort to tempt him away from it. Diogenes said that perhaps there was something would like and, after a moment, asked Alexander to please stop blocking his sun.
Printed in 1995 from Steve Jackson’s Illuminati Card Game ~ World War Three
Printed in 1995 from Steve Jackson’s Illuminati Card Game ~ Pentagon
Printed in 1995 from Steve Jackson’s Illuminati Card Game ~ Messiah
A Video of what happened in 2011.
Printed in 1995 from Steve Jackson’s Illuminati Card Game ~ Terrorist Nuke Card
I don’t know what to think about this…