Category: Units

19
Jan

MANIAC

The first computer at Los Alamos, used to make the calculations for the first hydrogen bomb (“Mike”) References http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MANIAC_I http://www.lanl.gov/history/story.php?story_id=82 http://www.computerhistory.org/revolution/supercomputers/10/28/46 http://www.computerhistory.org/collections/accession/102638077

19
May

Shroud of Turin

The image on the Shroud has the quality of a photographic negative. The image is only on the surface of the cloth, there’s a high degree of anatomical detail combined with optical distortion, and negative reversals of the image on the Shroud are famously more clear than the Shroud itself (as one would expect when […]

9
May

E-Meter

aka: Meter, Electrometer from Scientology An ohmmeter which measures galvanometric skin response (essentially a cheap lie detector). It is used in Scientology auditing to locate overts, body thetans, and . Through this process of auditing, one can becomeclear.