Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Mobius Electronics and Artificial Languages

I've discovered quite possibly the coolest electronic components ever (except for LEDs): möbius components. By having the current run around the surface of a möbius strip, resistors and capacitors with no inherent inductance can be made - ideal for high-frequency applications, where the inductance (electromagnet-ity) of a component would change the circuit considerably.

Wikipedia article here, Time article from 1964 here, patent for Mobius Capacitor here, and collection of articles on otherwise crackpot site here. No information anywhere, though, to indicate that anyone's ever put one into use.

I've also decided to learn a little Esperanto, to learn a little about language, lot confuse the hell out of my spanish teacher, and to learn profanities in a new language!

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