UPDATE: May 3rd, 2017 — New information to this case at bottom of article. Idaho Falls police need to stop watching sci-fi crime movies and pseudo-scientific crime scene investigation TV shows. I was watching ‘48 Hours: The DNA of a Killer‘ a couple of nights ago (aired April 15th but I DVR’d it). I was shocked at the amount of … Continue reading Idaho Falls Police Think DNA Works for Facial Identification
This was too cool for me not to post. Our Solar System is so much larger than most people comprehend. This group decided to build a scale model in a seven mile section of the desert. Click above to watch a very well done video. Related Link: If the Moon Were Only One Pixel. Space is really, really, really, big. (I probably … Continue reading Massive Solar System Built to Scale in the Desert
Senator Rand Paul wants the federal government to administer ‘lie detector tests’ in order to determine who leaked former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s communications transcripts with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. (See end of post for video). Well Sen. Paul… A polygraph test is not a lie detector test. There is no such thing as a machine … Continue reading Hey, Rand Paul. A Polygraph Test is Not a Lie Detector Test.
I took this picture of a bug in my front yard. It seems very cricket-like, tiny and aqua-marine colored. I have never seen a cricket with this coloration or size. Maybe the nymph phase. It has more slender length to width ratio than a cricket. There are a few of them and it seems they only … Continue reading What is this mini-cricket/grasshopper thing?
Astronomers have some oddly named astronomical objects. Scientists, in general have come up with many names that don’t exactly roll off the tongue very well. But sometimes they get it right… The Soap Bubble Nebula: This symmetric nebula, found in the constellation Cygnus, does look just like a soap bubble floating in a cloud of stars. … Continue reading Sometimes Astronomers Come up with Perfect Names.
If you’ve ever wanted to know if it’s safe to go outside after the nuclear apocalypse then you need a GQ GMC-300. It is an amazing device for the price that does everything I would need. I put it through a number of tests and it performed beautifully. I know they have a newer model out but I … Continue reading GQ GMC-300 Digital Geiger Muller Counter