Archive for June 17th, 2006

no popping eye balls

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

but popping ball lightning (or at least ball lightning like plasma clouds). These are generated by an underwater discharge of a lousy 60 Ampere (so not for pocket use). Experiment (and image) are from Max-Plack-Institute für Plasmaphysik (german). An englisch translation is available at

tracking the dust

Saturday, June 17th, 2006

It is sometimes interesting to observe how ideas breed. Since some years there has been Ken Perlins vision of a Laser-Leia – or err – a teddybear? – on his marvelous and famous homepage (-> which had been included in the Whitney artport!). Seems last year (more…)