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Michael Burns
Worked at CRC Information Systems, Inc
Attended UM, GRCC, GVSU, WMU - all in Michigan
Lives in Grand Rapids, MI USA
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Yes, it's another camera. There are so many excellent choices. The film is Kodak Ektar 100 in the 120 size.
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I can not eliminate the Mamiya C3 camera from my use based on these. The 25 million pixel scans from Kodak Portra 160 film have good contrast down to the pixel level, the shutters on these lenses are fast, the camera moves the entire lens for close focus without color fringes, and I have a longer 180mm lens for distant pictures.

My Franka camera is the most fun to own and use, but this heavy duty Mamiya C3 is something I want for close ups and far shots.
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This was the twilight at Sullivan Field today.
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More foundations of biology get discovered now 'a days. ...
Scientists have challenged a long held belief about the way certain species of vertebrates evolved. They found that genes evolve more rapidly in species containing germ plasm. The results came about as they put to the test a novel theory that early developmental events dramatically alter the vertebrate body plan and the way evolution proceeds.
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I am so psyched to get my Canon FT back from service by Abilene Camera Repair. I put film in this machine any moment now. (It's still a noise maker!)
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I was slow to try this Tou/Five Star zoom lens, 70-200mm f/4.5, but I need not have waited. It's good contrast down to 17 million pixels. The lens was on my Canon FT and it exposed Fujifilm Reala 100 film.

So I have a study here of late afternoon light in a severe Grand Rapids winter.
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This was another test of my understanding of the FED-2 camera, and also of incident light metering.

These 17 million pixel scans have good contrast down to the pixel level, as I can show with this 600% blowup - the scale of a 24 feet wide mural.

Credit is due to the Industar-61 lens, Fujifilm 200, and the processing and scans by North Coast Photo.
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Outside critic of academic physics
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I have been, since grade school, an avid and very independent student and critic of science, especially the foundations of physics. I am geographically imprinted on Grand Rapids.
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"Hacking Physics" presents my independent review of academic physics. It includes a new way to relate metaphysics to physics, as well as a way to diagram Kaluza-Klein charges.
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  • UM, GRCC, GVSU, WMU - all in Michigan
    Mathematics, Physics, 1982
  • West Catholic HS, Grand Rapids, Michigan
    1965
  • Assumption HS, Winsor, Ontario
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I spend considerable time on criticism of academic physics, and a tutorial on modern physics - 25 sessions on material mainly unknown to academics.
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    2003
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Profit vs. Principle: The Neurobiology of Integrity
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Dinosaurs with killer claws yield new theory about evolution of flight
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New research has revealed how dinosaurs like Velociraptor and Deinonychus used their famous killer claws, leading to a new hypothesis on the

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Star Wars Uncut: The Directors Cut
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Tsukasa's Dream
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.Hack//Sign video to Loreena Mckennitt's "The Mystic's Dream"

Distinct 'God spot' in the brain does not exist, study shows
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Scientists have speculated that the human brain features a "God spot," one distinct area of the brain responsible for spirituality. Now, res

Meet plants' and algae's common ancestor: Primitive organisms not always...
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A biologist has created a sketch of what the first common ancestor of plants and algae may have looked like.

Linux 3.3.1
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I'm announcing the release of the 3.3.1 kernel. All users of the 3.3 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 3.3.y git tree can be found

Meat eating behind evolutionary success of humankind, global population ...
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Carnivory is behind the evolutionary success of humankind. When early humans started to eat meat and eventually hunt, their new, higher-qual

Novel therapy discovered for Crohn's disease
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Medical researchers have discovered important new information on the efficacy of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) in treating Crohn's disease,

Linux 3.2.12
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I'm announcing the release of the 3.2.12 kernel. All users of the 3.2 kernel series must upgrade. The updated 3.2.y git tree can be foun

Nasty people in the media prime the brain for aggression
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Research over the past few decades has shown that viewing physical violence in the media can increase aggression in adults and children. But

Windy day at Grand Haven State Park
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A wave sprays over the south pier during strong winds at Grand Haven State Park Tuesday, March 6, 2012. (Cory Morse | Mlive.com)

Building blocks of early Earth survived collision that created moon
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Unexpected new findings by geochemists show that some portions of the Earth's mantle (the rocky layer between Earth's metallic core and crus

First plants caused ice ages
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New research reveals how the arrival of the first plants 470 million years ago triggered a series of ice ages. The research reveals the effe

Under the electron microscope: 3-D image of an individual protein showin...
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Scientists are reporting the first 3-D images of an individual protein ever obtained with enough clarity to determine its structure.