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The Silicon Graphics Refrigerator Project
Too much free time will make people do the weirdest things. I’ve always had a soft spot for obsolete computers, especially when they had once cost a small fortune and were the absolute top-of-the-line in their hey-day but are now hopelessly out-dated. It seems unfair that after only a short time of hard work the reward for their loyalty is to bring them to the junkyard.
You are looking at the HoneyMap, a real-time world map which visualizes attacks captured by honeypots of the Honeynet Project. Red markers on the map represent attackers, yellow markers are targets (honeypot sensors).
This project is highly experimental and should be considered an ALPHA version. So far, current Chrome and Firefox browsers should work fine. Opera, Safari and Internet Explorer probably wont work. If you identify bugs or have feature requests, please let us know.
The NanoManipulator is a virtual-reality interface to a scanning-probe microscope that allows a human user to see, touch, and manipulate individual macromolecules. It has been used to manipulate individual viruses, strands of DNA, and carbon nanotubes. The NanoManipulator uses an Atomic-Force Microscope (AFM) to gather data describing the 3D shape of the sample within the microscope, and then uses computer graphics and haptics (touch) displays to allow the user to see and feel the sample surface. Motions of the user’s hand are used to control the tiny probe scanning the sample, so that the user can manually push microscopic objects, and feel the resultant forces. In effect, the user’s eyes and hands are projected into the nanoworld, and the user can manipulate nanometer-scale objects in real-time.
The NanoManipulator was invented by Warren Robinett and Stan Williams in 1991, and was implemented by Russell M. Taylor II as his PhD thesis project, with Fred Brooks also involved from early on. The NanoManipulator Project has grown to become a multi-disciplinary research project at UNC-Chapel Hill involving 16 faculty members and 28 graduate students in the departments of Computer Science, Physics, Chemistry, Gene Therapy, Information and Library Science, Psychology, and Education. The NanoManipulator is currently being developed as a commercial product by NanoManipulator Inc.
Story on NanoManipulator in UNC’s Endeavors magazine.
An Optimal channel network, watershed limit based on the Koch’s snowflake, and colored in function of the distance from outlet (in the center).
Self-Similarity and Fractals
Computing in Miniature — I *love* that Raspbian is *optimized* Debian; Back to the time when code efficiency was an asset; As opposed to Boyle’s Gas Law applied to software: “The software expands to occupy all available hardware.” If you have tiny hardware, then there is no room for expansion. :)
Computing in Minature — Raspberry Pi Model B (512MB RAM, 4GB SD); 4-port USB hub; USB WiFi Adapter; And a full, wireless QWERTY keyboard with 2-D track-pad and game-controller keys no bigger than a TV remote (charges its battery via USB power). (Not shown: 9”-diagonal, under-shelf-mounted LCD flat-panel TV as a monitor.)