Echo_Boomer

Male
from the dirty south

  • Activity

    • D&D

      13 years ago

      Echo_Boomer

      Who out there plays D&D?

    • YES!!!

      13 years ago

      Echo_Boomer

      I am the Featured User as of 12/18/05 and loving it, awesome-ness!!!1

    • Xbox 360, why is it good?

      13 years ago

      Echo_Boomer

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      Ok, some of my friends dont like the new 360, so i want you to give some reasons why you like it. Thanks abunch and try to make my friends have a change of heart.

    • Did you know???

      13 years ago

      Echo_Boomer

      Butterfly wings work like LEDs

      When scientists developed an efficient device for emitting light, they hadn't realised butterflies have been using the same method for 30 million years.

      Fluorescent patches on the wings of African swallowtail butterflies work in a very similar way to high emission light emitting diodes (LEDs).

      These high emission LEDs are an efficient variation on the diodes used in electronic equipment and displays.

      The University of Exeter, UK, research appears in the journal Science.

      In 2001, Alexei Erchak and colleagues at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) demonstrated a method for building a more efficient LED.

      Most light emitted from standard LEDs cannot escape, resulting in what scientists call a low extraction efficiency of light.

      Ingenious design

      The LED developed at MIT used a two-dimensional (2D) photonic crystal - a triangular lattice of holes etched into the LED's upper cladding layer - to enhance the extraction of light.

      And layered structures called Bragg reflectors were used to control the emission direction. These high emission devices potentially offer a huge step up in performance over standard types.

      Pete Vukusic and Ian Hooper at Exeter have now shown that swallowtail butterflies evolved an identical method for signalling to each other in the wild.

      Swallowtails belonging to the Princeps nireus species live in eastern and central Africa. They have dark wings with bright blue or blue-green patches.

      The wing scales on these swallowtails act as 2D photonic crystals, infused with pigment and structured in such a way that they produce intense fluorescence.

      Pigment on the butterflies' wings absorbs ultra-violet light which is then re-emitted, using fluorescence, as brilliant blue-green light.

      Performance-enhancing bugs

      Most of this light would be lost were it not for the pigment being located in a region of the wing which has evenly spaced micro-holes through it.

      This slab of hollow air cylinders in the wing scales is essentially mother nature's version of a 2D photonic crystal.

      Like its counterpart in a high emission LED, it prevents the fluorescent colour from being trapped inside the structure and from being emitted sideways.

      The scales also have a type of mirror underneath them to upwardly reflect all the fluorescent light that gets emitted down towards it. Again, this is very similar to the Bragg reflectors in high emission LEDs.

      "Unlike the diodes, the butterfly's system clearly doesn't have semiconductor in it and it doesn't produce its own radiative energy," Dr Vukusic told the BBC News website "That makes it doubly efficient in a way.

      "But the way light is extracted from the butterfly's system is more than an analogy - it's all but identical in design to the LED."
      Dr Vukusic agreed that studying natural designs such as this could help scientists improve upon manmade devices.

      "When you study these things and get a feel for the photonic architecture available, you really start to appreciate the elegance with which nature put some of these things together," he said.

      the link is here: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/science/nature/4443854.stm

    • A really great guy!!!1

      13 years ago

      Echo_Boomer

      i am writing this journal just for one really great guy and his name is IAMCHURCH. Add him to your friends if he is no already on because this dude is so awesome, you wont regret you did, he always has epic journals contests that are worth like 200 mods, and will always be there for you if you need some advice about how to get mods or awards and stuff like that, he is just a generally nice person, whoever reads this, plz check out his profile, thanks!!!1

    • winners!!!

      13 years ago

      Echo_Boomer

      the winners will be announced at 8:00 cst in this journal, best of luck to you all.

      WINNER WINNER WINNER!!!

      the winners are:

      1st- TheGrease
      2nd- 5upar0

      congrats guys and everone who took place in my contest, i know cary, if you unleashed the azn at the 0 hour, you may have won, but, it is ok, there is always next time, untill then, l8er!!!

    • Pic contest!!!!

      13 years ago

      Echo_Boomer

      this is my first contest here at redvsblue so i will try to make it a pretty good one. Make me a funny pic saying "hurrcane beam attack" on it and the funniest one will win, the prizes are:

      1st place: 20 mods
      2nd place: 10 mods

      the contest will run untill nov 15!!!

      have fun and enjoy!!!

    • 800+ friends!!!

      13 years ago

      Echo_Boomer

      hello all my friends and the ones who aren't, once again i want to thank everyone one of my friends for.....being my friend, i am getting tired of all those people saying how you really dont have that many friends and you are just adding them at random, i say to them NO!!! i love everyone of my friends and i have spoken to all my friends at least once, if i have not spoke to you yet, plz, plz, PLZ!!! send me a message, i really do want to thank everyone again, yall rawk soo much, and i am still accepting friend requests, just not random ones, plz write me a message or in my journal, thanks, and again to all those "friend-haters" i want you to be my friend too, well, hopefull, i will get a ton of messages again, lol, talk to yall soon, bye guys and gals!!!

    • thanks joel

      13 years ago

      Echo_Boomer

      I just wanted to personaly thank joel for his award, he is a really kool guy for that, lol, thanks dude, you rawk!!!!

    • MODS!!!!!!

      13 years ago

      Echo_Boomer

      hey everyone, this kool dude is holding a mod contest worth 40+ mods, soo, if you are interested, his name is IAMCHURCH, it is soo awesome, and you can win soo many mods, but, you need to enter to be part of the fun, untill next time, l8er.

  • About Me

  • Comments (310)

    • IAMCHURCH

      13 years ago

      Are you back yet? Where've you been man?

    • MishaRene2

      13 years ago

      I will be getting married in Sept :)

    • MishaRene2

      13 years ago

      Doing okay, slightly stressed, but doing okay. I cant wait for september to get here.

      You? :)

    • MishaRene2

      13 years ago

      Hehe :)

      I bet you are good looking... But all you have a picture of is a guitar. I say you post more of you :)))) smiley12.gif

    • MishaRene2

      13 years ago

      I agree with TornByHim

      And also to Torn, I think you are pretty!


    • TornByHim

      13 years ago

      yes i do. you cant be that ugly. i put pics on here and look at me. lol. seriously do it. post a picture you know u wanna!

    • TacoFeosSis

      13 years ago

      knew you would like it.

    • TacoFeosSis

      13 years ago

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    • mpgraci

      13 years ago

      Yes...it IS time!!!!

    • mpgraci

      13 years ago

      hey adam....take a look at my journal

    • el_taco_feo

      13 years ago

      LOL, it is dude. I have so many pics that your suppose to be in but your not. LIKE THE FIRST ONE, lol.

      well i'm going to add you again, hope you accept, later. ^_^

    • mpgraci

      13 years ago

      damnit..just relized i had a typo....i meant to say greetings

    • mpgraci

      13 years ago

      tis big adam...greatings from afar

    • IAMCHURCH

      13 years ago

      My partner in crime is back! Glad you're signing on again man!

    • IAMCHURCH

      13 years ago

      Glad to be on your friens list too man.

    • snipethis

      13 years ago

      Dude. I like rock too. Im into PROG though. Be me friend!?!?!?!?

    • Juno

      13 years ago

      Cause hes a Jukebox hero with stars in his eyes!

    • el_taco_feo

      13 years ago

      Sup big adam......do you see that i got rid of 200 of my friends yeaaaaa its awesome just had to come let you know and please don't noob, lame, flaimbait or wtf me ^_^ later

    • cutmeugly

      13 years ago

      well thats good

    • cutmeugly

      13 years ago

      oh i see

      i didnt take offence
      just taking...notice...
      ^.^

    • cutmeugly

      13 years ago

      :D

      am i?

      and 'chief'?
      that sounds a little butch
      =/

    • cutmeugly

      13 years ago

      ah ha
      clever

      yes id love sugar
      >.>

    • cutmeugly

      13 years ago

      ah i see

      coolness
      :]

      so we are neighbors.....
      should i ask to borrow sugar?
      O.o

    • Echo_Boomer

      13 years ago

      louisiana, right next door, lol

    • cutmeugly

      13 years ago

      where abouts in the "dirty south" are you?
      just curious

    • IAMCHURCH

      13 years ago

      BOOMER!!!

      what up man? been a while.

    • TacoFeosSis

      13 years ago

      hey adam check out donalds contest and guess who you think will get farther me or marc

    • mpgraci

      13 years ago

      hey adam....

      that's all i got

    • Mulisha_Man

      13 years ago

      really just street but i also do tech stuff

      i also experment with bikes because there is alot of stuff to ride at the school down the road from my house

      but i dont really skate nearly as mutch as i used to tho

    • Mulisha_Man

      13 years ago

      yea i know wut u mean

      and at least your not some poser who rides it because its a BAM board because if his boards gave me good pop then i would use it even if its a bam board

      but i ride flip boards because they make my olies so mutch higher and they r eaiser to spin i think

    • Enjolras

      13 years ago

      aww you are so sweet smiley12.gif . thanx for the comments!

    • lmf221

      13 years ago

      not a problem.

    • Enjolras

      13 years ago

      i have totally read those books. i dont kno if theres a new one out tho...if there is, i havent read that one.

    • Enjolras

      13 years ago

      jukebox hero is a good song...he's got stars in his eyes

    • MishaRene2

      13 years ago

      It's okay, been so busy lately- its hard to keep up myself. Nice to see you again. Take care :)

    • MishaRene2

      13 years ago

      You were on my list before, where did you go? Glad to have you back my friend

    • Zombri

      13 years ago

      well thanks i like to know im cool. lol

    • Zombri

      13 years ago

      Well thanks, i wouldnt say im he best.

    • el_taco_feo

      13 years ago

      well to be honest i didnt do anything lol maybe he made a mistake or just was in a good mood.....he took it off like he put it on...without me knowing why lol

    • Zombri

      13 years ago

      Hello New friend.

    • HyunEe

      13 years ago

      ahn-nyong-ha-se-yo?
      do you know some Korean?

    • Drummer4life

      13 years ago

      haha! i don't know french! lol

    • mpgraci

      13 years ago

      i know...the bermuda triangle is a bad bad dude

    • IAMCHURCH

      13 years ago

      Boomer, how did you get clicks and nes on your friends list? I got Kat on mine.

    • IAMCHURCH

      13 years ago

      BOOMER!!! Wassup man? Hows it going?

    • el_taco_feo

      13 years ago

      damn adam if you get lil_taco_feo to say it you got the whole family lol and thanks for the comment later

    • TacoFeosSis

      13 years ago

      YOU ARE GOD!!

    • el_taco_feo

      13 years ago

      YOU ARE MY GOD

    • el_taco_feo

      13 years ago

      well then can we be friends again......and i will show my respect by calling you god

    • el_taco_feo

      13 years ago

      wow you added my sis

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