Jan 13

Fibonacci Hurricane

This is a pretty amazing photo of recent Hurricane Irene. The superimposed diagram is a Fibonacci Spiral, a mathematical shape found throughout nature.

Jan 13

Project Flickr: Week 05/52 – Square

Here are the three photos that I submitted for the Week 5 assignment, “Square”, for Project Flickr. The group of almost 400 members receive a photo topic assignment every week. This is our third year and I totally enjoy the group.

Lemon Pixels - by James Milstid

Lemon Pixels – by James Milstid

Golden Barrel Cactus - by James Milstid

Golden Barrel Cactus – by James Milstid

100 Quarters - by James Milstid

100 Quarters – by James Milstid

Jan 13

Accoutrements – Project Flickr 2013: 03/52 – Body Parts

The ear is a popular place for fastening different objects… this is a look at my own ear bling!

Jan 13

Ovum – Project Flickr 2013: 02/52 – Back Light

Eggs are one of my absolute favorite subjects. They are so plain and common; perhaps that is the challenge of photographing them.

They just intrigue me in so many ways. The shape, the hard shell, the contents, and the consistent sameness are fascinating. And the life that can spring from them is totally miraculous!

Jan 13

A couple iPhone photos…

Poppy Loving Bees

Dark Clouds and SunlitTrees

Jan 13

EMP: It’s not SciFi…

This artist's rendering shows a CHAMP flying over a target

This artist’s rendering shows a CHAMP flying over a target

CHAMP – Lights Out

A recent weapons flight test in the Utah desert may change future warfare after the missile successfully defeated electronic targets with little to no collateral damage.

Boeing and the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) Directed Energy Directorate, Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M., successfully tested the Counter-electronics High-powered Microwave Advanced Missile Project (CHAMP) during a flight over the Utah Test and Training Range.

CHAMP, which renders electronic targets useless, is a non-kinetic alternative to traditional explosive weapons that use the energy of motion to defeat a target.

Power is cut to a room of computers after being hit by a high-powered microwave pulse from a Counter-electronics High-powered Advanced Missile Project.

During the test, the CHAMP missile navigated a pre-programmed flight plan and emitted bursts of high-powered energy, effectively knocking out the target’s data and electronic subsystems. CHAMP allows for selective high-frequency radio wave strikes against numerous targets during a single mission.

“This technology marks a new era in modern-day warfare,” said Keith Coleman, CHAMP program manager for Boeing Phantom Works. “In the near future, this technology may be used to render an enemy‚Äôs electronic and data systems useless even before the first troops or aircraft arrive.”

Source: Boeing Phantom Works