For unto us a Child is born…

Isaiah 9:6-7
New King James Version (NKJV)

6 For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.


Building a warp drive in an Omaha garage

Has this guy actually demonstrated the compression of the fabric of space?


On average, Pares spends a couple of hours a day here almost every day of the week. To bend the fabric of space, he sits in front of a tray of instruments, twisting knobs and glancing every now and then into a Faraday cage, where a 3.5-pound weight hangs inside an electrically isolated case. Outside the case hangs a strange instrument made up of V-shape panels with fractal arrays on the surfaces. The instrument is the latest version of what Pares believes is the world’s first low-power warp drive motor.

He turns around and points to the back of his garage door, where a red laser — beamed at the weight and reflected back against the door to demonstrate the movement happening in the case — drifts from its original spot. Slowly, in incremental amounts, the weight is drawn toward the V-shape motor.

“You’re not supposed to be able to do this,” Pares says.

At just 100 watts of power, he claims an electrical field created by his arrays is ever so slightly condensing space in front of the motor, the way you’d squeeze coils on a Slinky.

Read the whole thing.

X-ray images of the sun

NuStar, NASA’s newest x-ray telescope, has returned its first startling image of the sun.

The telescope was built to spot black holes and other distant and dark stellar objects. This is the first time the spacecraft has trained its eyes on our own sun. It’s a kind of out-there idea hatched in the early days of the mission, when scientists realized NuStar’s powerful instruments might be able to see new details in our star. Because NuStar senses x-rays, they could turn it toward the sun without hurting the instruments.


3D printed knee joint

Actually just the meniscus, but that is the part that wears out.

(D)octors at the Columbia University Medical Center have been able to print a knee meniscus using a degradable plastic scaffold and a protein growth system. The body then subsumes the printed object and turns the protein into a knee joint.

As Instapundit says, faster, please.