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     The contour of this F-5E’s nose and fuselage was modified by Northrop-Grumman, to shape the sonic boom that emanates from it, reducing its intensity. The program, called the Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration, was a joint effort between NASA, Northrop-Grumman and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

     After this modified boom was recorded thousands of times, using an F-15B as a close-up chase aircraft, a Blanik L-23 Glider from afar, and an array of 42 sensors on the ground, the data showed that the noise level of the modified boom was 1/3 less intense than one emitting from an unmodified F-5E.

     This interesting R&D aircraft can be viewed at the Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum in Titusville, Florida, just outside the gate of Kennedy Space Center.

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"Well, let it pass, he thought; April is over, April is over. There are all kinds              of love in the world, but never the same love twice."

                          —  F. Scott Fitzgerald, “Magnestism” 

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"316 Days Since", collaborative series between Jordan Tiberio and I,

                                  New York, NY, March 2013. 

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Banpresto Ichiban Kuji Stardust Crusaders lottery, 11 October 2014.

  • A Prize:  Blue Star Platinum 27 cm figure.
  • B Prize:  Jotaro Kujo action figure.
  • C Prize:  Heroic Stands WCF figures.
  • D Prize:  Jotaro Kujo ceramic plate.
  • E Prize:  Ceramic coffee cups with J-shaped handles.
  • F Prize:  Bandanas.
  • G Prize:  Heroes WCF figures.
  • H Prize:   Desk mats.
  • Last One Prize: Green Star Platinum figure.

Double chance prize will be an alt colorway Star Platinum.

(x).

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"I could have shown you the modes as they appear in one of the FEA models of a violin I got from John Masters. However, at hand I have some of the animations from actual measurements using George Stoppanis software, so I enclose some of the gifs showing the B1 modes in a Hardanger fiddle and a violin. I also show the strongest radiating mode in the 1kHz range in the Hardanger fiddle where you see the f-hole wings mode a lot.”

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