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May 2008

January 2007

Boeing joins UQ scramjet project. 08/01/2007. ABC News Online

by RacefanPat (via)
Last Update: Monday, January 8, 2007. 8:00pm (AEDT) Boeing joins UQ scramjet project The Boeing aviation company has teamed up with scientists from the University of Queensland to further develop their scramjet rocket technology. The supersonic engine is capable of speeds up to 8,000 kilometres-an-hour, and could cut flight times between Australia and the UK to just a few hours. The UQ Centre for Hypersonics was the first in the world to achieve verified supersonic combustion of a scramjet in flight. Dr Kevin Bowcutt from the joint US and Australian research program says scramjet space visits may only be 15 years away, but the priority is to reduce international flight times. "Well that's my dream and my goal, that one day we'll be able to travel between say Los Angeles and Brisbane in two hours and to go into space routinely and affordably," he said. "Today [space travel costs], depending on the rocket you use, $3,000 to $5,000 per pound of payload that you're taking into space. "A goal that I have is to try to figure out how to make it cost $100 or $200 per pound to go into space." Print-friendy versionPrint Send to a friendEmail

December 2006

Proceedings of the Athanasius Kircher Society

by jlesage & 2 others
"Our interests extend to the wondrous, the curious, the singular, the esoteric, the arcane, and the sometimes hazy frontier between the plausible and the implausible." a whacky collection

Plants In Motion

by jlesage
"Time-lapse photography allows us to easily see the movements of plants and clearly demonstrates that plants are living organisms capable of some extraordinary things." various phases of plant life, both on cellular and external level

Gene Pool

by jlesage & 2 others
a science game: "a virtual Darwinian aquarium .. you initiate a primordial soup, and .. check up on what Virtual Mother Nature is up to - about every 15 min. (or every few days)"

November 2006

jlesage's reviews

by jlesage
my tagcloud from stumbleupon; just discovered I could import my delicious tags and comments there. Stumbleupon is my newest obsessively visited site.

Dr. Chris Mullen, The Visual Telling of Stories, illustration, design, film, narrative sequences, magazines, books, prints etc

by jlesage & 1 other
a very large historical archive, often from advertising, "to provide for all levels of possible viewer a visually orientated taxonomy of the ways in which pictures are used to tell stories." unique collection, also useful for many other purposes

Research on Place and Space

by jlesage & 1 other
huge portal site, across disciplines; "...other terms are sometimes used in place of place, such as home, dwelling, milieu, territory, and of course, space. None of these, though, are necessarily equivalent to the notion of place."

Visual Anthropology Papers

by jlesage
many full text papers available from

American Studies Electronic Crossroads

by jlesage
large American Studies web portal, organized into Communities | Curriculum | Technology & Learning | Reference & Research

Design Observer: writings about design & culture

by jlesage & 1 other
very well written blog; as I have commented before, knowing about space and place is crucial for thoughtful mediamakers

Dave Harris and Colleagues

by jlesage
large collection of work, lectures, course materials in media studies, leisure studies, sociology


by jlesage
a page of links to visual illusions and their explanations; kids love these

Center for History and New Media

by jlesage & 1 other
extensive site, with resources about historical moments and syllabi, tools for Internet research, and projects undertaken by the Center

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