Aliens?



Aliens!
…maybe not…

I wrote a post several years ago now while researching Magneto Hydro Dynamic levitation technology for my books (e.g. the Sky Whale from Book Three):

Declassified 1950s Flying Saucer vs WEAV the 2010s update

I was recently reminded of the concept again reading this New York Times article from a few days ago:

“The strange objects, one of them like a spinning top moving against the wind, appeared almost daily from the summer of 2014 to March 2015, high in the skies over the East Coast. Navy pilots reported to their superiors that the objects had no visible engine or infrared exhaust plumes, but that they could reach 30,000 feet and hypersonic speeds.”

It certainly sounds like the pilots could be describing something based on WEAV

(also: Solid State Aircraft)

Bananas, Sex and Snowflakes


New Medium Essay. Not very Sci-Fi this one. But I needed to get it out of my head:

“The problem with monoculture is that when pathogens — parasites or predators — find a way to exploit one individual, they will have created a successful strategy to exploit all the others too. This is not a hypothetical intellectual curio, banana plantations worldwide are currently under siege from Fusarium oxysporum, ‘Panama Disease’.

This is why we go to the trouble of having sex…”

Read the rest…