From microscopy to Fem model

October 30, 2008

This is what i did today:

We wanted to be able to represent this metallic porous structure, in a FEM program. So we came up with this procedure:

 

Incase a sample of the porous material in epoxy resin. Grind it down. Take a microscopy. The image is about 0.5 mm wide.

Then apply a few filters, through CS3, and get the contours of the pores lined out

 

 

Then process the saved BMP image, through a converter, to a DXF file.

 

Import the DXF to SolidWorks, create a 3dmodel from the dxf as a sketch

 

Export the solid part to Proengineer, and use Mechanica to do FEM calculation:

 

When the process is streamlined, it will be possible to work out some of the “chain links”.

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Is there still hope for the US?

October 29, 2008

First of, i would like to say that i know that these people is only PART of the US population, and not all Americans, luckily, are this STUPID. Yes, i said it.

 

It amases me, that these people are so narow minded, and cant interpert the information that they get from the media and elsewhere. I know the old saying ” when you throw mud, some of it sticks” – meaning, even though u call obama a terrorist, when he CLEARLY is not a terrorist, then there will always be some poeple who remembers on electionday “Wasnt there something about obama and terrorism”? And they will wote against him… 

 

But this is just ridiculous. These people…. have been ( easily ) brainwashed. But that they are so passionate about their very strong oppinions, is really frightening me. I find it very extreme.

 

Take this flyer:

I think that quite a lot of people actually doesnt “get it”, so to speak. For those of you who doesnt follow me, i am PRETTY SURE, that this was NOT HANDED OUT, by Obama representatives….

 

I wish there is still hope for the US. Because during the regime of the Republicans, the united states have deteriorated more and more…. We even sometimes joke, that it is a developing country… What kind of an image is that? I would personaly not like to move to a country, where you can buy everything by the gallon – for 2 reasons. WTF is a Gallon? Ever heard of the metric system? And secondly, why would you want to have a gallon of anything standing around? what kind of mentality is that…..

 

 


The best world-stats you’ve ever seen…

October 29, 2008

Good stuff to know this, about the world

 

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/hans_rosling_shows_the_best_stats_you_ve_ever_seen.html


A Brain Scientist Has A Stroke – And Lives To Tell The Tale

October 29, 2008

Jill Bolte Taylor got a research opportunity few brain scientists would wish for: She had a massive stroke, and watched as her brain functions — motion, speech, self-awareness –- shut down one by one. An astonishing story.

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/jill_bolte_taylor_s_powerful_stroke_of_insight.html


Will true AI ever be created?

October 24, 2008

Then try too look at the brain, as a system, either compare the neurons and the pathways, to a transistors in a processor… or simply reduce the function of the brain, mathematically. The equation for the function of the neuron must end up, to be some kind of system or formula/eqn that has hysteressis, because thoughts are path dependant. Or not? This is important in the understanding of our thoughts, and how they work. I shud try and read up on neurology for sure 😀

 

besides that, why do we want AI?

 

“The best thing about a computer is, that it does’nt have a conciousness that messes up the data”

 

– But many other “flaws” 😀


This should give you some perspective

October 23, 2008

Do you realy think, that you are so smart, and in control? And that you decide what you want to do, and that moving your lawn, is you, controlling it? think again, from this perspective:

 

http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/michael_pollan_gives_a_plant_s_eye_view.html


www.TheTravelhat.com

October 6, 2008

OMG The travelhat is finally alive! Its online, and on the move!!!!!

 

Maybe you will get lucky, and recieve it? Follow it on its journey, and wonder where it will go next????

 

www.TheTravelhat.com