It’s been slow this month at ÆtherCzar, with a couple of weeks off from regular daily posting. Here are the highlights for December:
- The month began with some sad news – back-to-back obituaries for Dr. Robert E. Collins and Dr. Carl Baum.
- Many media outlets confuse scans from X-ray backscatter with those from millimeter-wave systems. In X-Ray Backscatter or Millimeter-Wave: Can You Tell the Difference?, ÆtherCzar explained how to distinguish between the two kinds of scans.
- Extraordinary Inertial Tracking – In a Firefighter’s Boot!
- ÆtherCzar provided additional Atlas Shrugged Movie Updates. I’ve joined Joshua Zader, founder of AtlasSphere, as a co-blogger at the Atlas Shrugged Movie Blog. This is an unofficial fan-run web site focusing on news pertaining to Atlas Shrugged Part One, the soon to be released screen adaptation of Ayn Rand’s Atlas Shrugged. I’ll primarily post Atlas Shrugged related items there, and share summaries here on ÆtherCzar.
- In When Geotags and Social Networking Turn Lethal, ÆtherCzar explained why the Army is concerned about geo-tagging compromising security.
- In electromagnetics current events, General Atomics Test Fired a Railgun and ‘U.S. Carriers Vulnerable to Electromagnetic Attack’ Says Chinese Columnist.
- ÆtherCzar shared the story behind the Rolled Edge Discone UWB Antenna.
- ÆtherCzar also presented a Technical Analysis of X-Ray Backscatter Units’ Performance.
- Infrared tracking of Rudolph’s nose? In NORAD Tracks Santa ÆtherCzar observes that an Iridium-linked GPS tag is a more likely explanation.
- Finally ÆtherCzar provided updates on the Stuxnet and the Lightsquared’s Skyterra-1 Satellite stories.
If you’re a new reader, check out the Month’s Best tag to see what you’ve missed. Thanks for following ÆtherCzar.