News You May have Missed 9/19 to 9/25
Hammerhead Shark 0 / Kayaker 1
Mark McCracken was fishing for Bonita in his kayak half a mile off Gaviota State Beach, near Santa Barbara, when he felt a bump coming from the back of his kayak. Another bump and he turned around. There was an extrememly aggresive hammerhead shark bumping his kayak. As soon as he saw what it was , Mark started to hit the animal with his paddle. Mark was finally able to row into shore with the hammerhead giving chase. Even with Mark on the shore, the shark swam back and forth just outside of the surf, waiting for Mark to come back in. Mark was able to catch the whole incident on camera watch below:
Cloaking May Finally Be Here, Military Takes Notice
Boubacar Kante, a professor at the University of California-San Diego, and friends tested the first effective “dielectric metasurface cloak.” This is a super-thin, non-metal material that manipulates electromagnetic waves, including visible light and radio waves Those electromagnetic waves and how they come bounce off are necessary to detect that object. Radar can’t detect a plane without radio waves bouncing back to a receive. Seeing requires light bouncing off an object and passing into your eyeball. Manipulating those waves could possibly prevent detection.Kante said he can do that. Kante says he has two main breakthroughs: the ultra-thin material, and the use of the ceramics rather than metallic particles in the Teflon. The Department of Defense is excited about the prospect of Kante claims, and expect the professor to submit a proposal later this month.
Spider Causes Crash
Angela K. Kipp, 35, of Syracuse, Indiana, was backing out of her driveway with her 9-year-old son in the back seat when she saw a spider on her shoulder. She did what any one would have done, shejumped out of the car in panic trying to dislodge the spider. her son, seeing his mom vacate the car, jumped into the front seat, he tried to hit the brakes but hit the gas instead. That sent the car careenng down driveway and into the street where it struck a school bus. The son was sent to the hospital with minor head injuries. No word on the fate of the spider, but I assumed it is alive and well.