Friday, August 29, 2014

Michael Faraday (Faraday's law)

Michael Faraday was an English scientist who contributed to the fields of electromagnetism and electrochemistry. His main discoveries include those of electromagnetic induction, diamagnetism and electrolysis. Read more about him.
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Faraday's law of induction is a basic law of electromagnetism predicting how a magnetic field will interact with an electric circuit to produce an electromotive force (EMF)—a phenomenon called electromagnetic induction. It is the fundamental operating principle of transformers, inductors, and many types of electrical motors, generators and solenoids
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The liquid battery (right) sends an electric current through the small coil (A). 
When it is moved in or out of the large coil (B), its magnetic field induces a momentary voltage in the coil, which is detected by the galvanometer (G).

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Toyota Motors - 8/28,1937

Toyota now the world's largest automobile manufacturer,
Toyota Motor Corporation is a Japanese automotive manufacturer headquartered in Toyota, Aichi, Japan. In 2013 the multinational corporation consisted of 333,498 employees worldwide and, as of January 2014, is the fourteenth-largest company in the world by revenue. Toyota was the largest automobile manufacturer in 2012 (by production). In July of that year, the company reported the production of its 200-millionth vehicle. Toyota is the world's first automobile manufacturer to produce more than 10 million vehicles per year. It did so in 2012 according to OICA, and in 2013 according to company data. As of July 2014, Toyota was the latest listed company in Japan by market capitalization (worth more than twice as much as #2-ranked SoftBank) and by revenue.
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Friday, August 15, 2014

V-J Day - Second Monday in August

Victory over Japan Day (also known as Victory in the Pacific Day, V-J Day, or V-P Day) is a name chosen for the day on which Japan surrendered, in effect ending World War II, and subsequent anniversaries of that event. The term has been applied to both of the days on which the initial announcement of Japan’s surrender was made – to the afternoon of August 15, 1945, in Japan, and, because of time zone differences, to August 14, 1945 (when it was announced in the United States and the rest of the Americas and Eastern Pacific Islands) – as well as to September 2, 1945, when the signing of the surrender document occurred, officially ending World War II.
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Tuesday, August 12, 2014

2014 Perseid meteor shower

The 2014 Perseid meteor shower will peak between August 10 and August 13. A waning Gibbous Moon (the Moon's phase after a full moon) may make it harder for observers to see the shower. Despite this, astronomers suggest that observers try their luck to catch some Perseids before dawn on August 11, 12 and 13.
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Monday, August 11, 2014

I am sick of watching the news - Tony Stewart

I am sick of watching the news media talk all morning about something they absolutely know nothing about. The race was not a NASCAR sponsored event. The media wants NASCAR to investigate, fouy NASCAR has nothing to do with it. I would bet none of the newscasters and the so called experts have never seen a winged sprint car race on a 1/2 or 1/4 mile dirt track. Any comparison to a super speedway NASCAR track and a winged sprint race is like comparing daylight to dark. Sprint cars are the most violent overpowered cars to drive. You drive with a combination of foot throttle and steering wheel. I have seen hundreds of sprint car races and I can tell you I have never seen a driver exit his car and stand in the middle of the track, Why? because you will get run over! They never get out until the safety crew approaches them. Did Tony mean to hit and kill him? If you answer no, then it was a very bad accident.
THAT's It !!!! ......... Jack

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Madison Indiana Movies

The last post I did was about the hydroplane boat that Madison Indiana owns. This made me think of the movies that were filmed in Madison. I have seen both of them and I will admit they are not academy award winners in my mind but certainly worth watching. Both available from ........... Jack

Madison is a semi-fictional 2005 film about APBA hydroplane racing in the 1970s. It stars Jim Caviezel as a driver who comes out of retirement to lead the Madison, Indiana community-owned racing team.
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Some Came Running is a 1958 American film directed by Vincente Minnelli and starring Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, and Shirley MacLaine. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, in a bid to duplicate the success of the multi–Academy Award winning film adaptation of James Jones' earlier novel, From Here to Eternity (1953), optioned the 1,200-plus-page book, Some Came Running and cast Frank Sinatra as the lead. Sinatra approved Dean Martin for the role of Bama, in what would be their first film together. Much of the film was shot in and around the town of Madison, Indiana.
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Saturday, August 09, 2014

Miss Madison - hydroplane

Miss Madison Hydroplane 2007
The team was started in 1960 when industrialist Samuel F. Dupont donated one of his hydroplanes to the town in 1961 to be run in the American Power Boat Association races. The town has run boat "U-6" in high-points unlimited hydroplane racing since 1961 (except in 2009 when they used "U-1", the National Champion of 2008) which makes them the longest-running team in the sport. Through 2008 the U-6 team has used only 7 different hulls, although number 6 was used for only one race in 1988 when the new 5th Miss Madison hull crashed at San Diego in 1988. The Miss Madison team leased the U-3 Risley's hull from owners Ed Cooper, Sr., and Ed Cooper, Jr., for the final race of the year in Las Vegas. The U-3 was officially the U-6 Miss Madison at this one event. The 2nd-to-last hull was built in 1988 by Ron Jones Marine in Seattle, Washington. The hull was first used as a piston-engined boat powered by a V-12 Allison aircraft engine. It was later redesigned for a Lycoming turbine engine, the same type of engine used in the Chinook helicopters. The current U-6 Miss Madison racing hull was built in 2007 for the Air National Guard H1 Unlimited Series.
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Thursday, August 07, 2014

Nagasaki, Japan - 9 August 1945

"Fat Man" was the codename for the type of atomic bomb that was detonated over the Japanese city of Nagasaki by the United States on 9 August 1945. It was the second of only two nuclear weapons ever used in warfare, the first being Little Boy, and its detonation caused the third man-made nuclear explosion. It was dropped from the Boeing B-29 Superfortress Bockscar, named after its pilot, Captain Frederick C. Bock. For the Fat Man mission, Bockscar was piloted by Major Charles W. Sweeney.
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Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Sir Timothy John Berners-Lee

Sir Timothy John "Tim" Berners-Lee, OM, KBE, FRS, FREng, FRSA, DFBCS (born 8 June 1955), also known as "TimBL", is a British computer scientist, best known as the inventor of the World Wide Web. He made a proposal for an information management system in March 1989, and he implemented the first successful communication between a Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP) client and server via the Internet sometime around mid November of that same year
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Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Neil Armstrong 1930 - 2012

Neil Armstrong joined the organization that would become NASA in 1962 and was command pilot for his first mission, Gemini VIII, in 1966. He was spacecraft commander for Apollo 11 and the first man to walk on the moon.
Neil Armstrong was born in Wapakoneta, Ohio, on August 5, 1930. After serving in the Korean War and then finishing college, he joined the organization that would become NASA. He joined the astronaut program in 1962 and was command pilot for his first mission, Gemini VIII, in 1966. He was spacecraft commander for Apollo 11, the first manned lunar mission, and became the first man to walk on the moon. He died in Cincinnati, Ohio, in 2012.
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Sunday, August 03, 2014

Ernie Pyle 8/3/1900 - 4/18/1945

American journalist and World War II correspondent.

Ernie Pyle Is Killed on Ie Island; Foe Fired When All Seemed Safe
GUAM, April, 18, 1944--Ernie Pyle died today on Ie Island, just west of Okinawa, like so many of the doughboys he had written about. The nationally known war correspondent was killed

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