If you will be in and around El Paso on March 8

just explain that you are here for the Shroud of Turin presentation

imageKVIA ABC-7 Television News is reporting:

Fort Bliss, TX – Fort Bliss hopes to educate and inform those interested in learning more about Shroud of Turin.

The army base will host two different information sessions on Saturday, March 8th at 311, Pershing Circle, West Fort Bliss.

The first session begins at 10 a.m. and runs through noon. It will be related to history and 3D-Science of the historic event. Session two will start at 1 p.m. and will end at 3:30 p.m., it is being called a “spiritual reflections retreat.”

The event is sponsored by the Chaplains Office.

This is the first time a presentation on this topic has been held at Fort Bliss. The event is presented by Shroud Researcher, Deacon Pete Schumacher. This event is free and open to the public. Attendees may bring a sack lunch if they decide to attend for both sessions.

7 thoughts on “If you will be in and around El Paso on March 8”

  1. I live in Italy.
    So … I cannot follow the meeting.

    I follow the turmoils in Ukraine
    ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Euromaidan)
    and the last evenements … and also …
    I have some doubt about the level of safety
    for ukrainian nuclear power plants …
    — —
    But I am a Textile Engineering student and then
    I have to improve my knowledges in the field
    of Structural Engineering in order to find
    the values of Young’s modulus
    (the elastic modulus), etc.., etc.
    So …
    I was curious about the three-point bending test on linen fibrils
    (then, see : beam equations pertaining to 3 point bending …).
    Surfing the Web, I have found the thesis
    by Chrystia Wynnyckyj (for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy
    Graduate Department of Materials Science and Engineering
    Univ. of Toronto, 2010)
    and the measurement of bone strength
    and stiffness via 3 point bending …
    I think that you can understand what is
    the MRTA setup for an ulna measurement
    MRTE = Mechanical Response Tissue Analyzer
    the Mechanical Response Tissue Analyzer (MRTA), a radiation free,
    non-invasive instrument developed by NASA to investigate
    the effect of space travel on bones …

    Links :

    Click to access Wynnyckyj_Chrystia_A_201011_PhD_thesis.pdf


    (See : Schematic plot of the three-point bending test, The finite element mesh model to simulate the three-point bending, etc. )
    I have found another short document under :

    Click to access BME315L5bone10.pdf

    — —
    In any case I am curious to understand what
    is the answer (from the experts) about the
    Fractography and Bone Engineering …
    See also : failure mechanisms and Bone Mechanics …

    When we are dealing with Crucifixion
    there are several arguments to investigate/to treat :
    – medical models of crucified and load on bones
    – shape of scales (bones)
    – shape of fractured bones
    I ask because I have read something about :
    “bone mineral-collagen interface” and then I am curious about
    investigations on ageing of archaeological reperts …
    I refer to Jehohanan (or Yehohanan), who was a man
    put to death by crucifixion in the 1st century CE,
    whose ossuary was found in 1968 …
    — —
    So …
    What they have done with the analyses on that repert ?
    Is the previous argument
    the Mechanical Response Tissue Analyzer (MRTA),
    near or far from the needs of Army ?

    1. I have found an interesting (a simple example) webpage :

      A Boon for Bone Research,
      see the figure :
      >At Louisiana’s Ochsner Bone Clinic,
      a technician is measuring the stiffness of
      a young patient’s ulna in a research project
      aimed at developing advanced methods of treating bone disorders.

      See also the second image :
      >Shown here is the spinoff Mechanical Response Tissue Analyzer
      that makes possible, for the first time, direct measurements
      of bone flexibility.
      — —
      The MRTA has a wide range of potential applications …

      > the Mechanical Response Tissue Analyzer (MRTA),
      it is the result of a three-way collaboration among
      Ames Research Center; Stanford University, Palo Alto, California;
      and Gait Scan, Inc., Ridgewood, New Jersey, a small business. …

      1. Here my further “nuisance raid”
        (Sorry. I beg your pardon !),
        the document is titled :

        Virginia Tech teams with US Army on exercise research

        >… … A variety of measurements will be taken four times over the course of the study. A Mechanical Response Tissue Analyzer (MRTA), one of only a limited number of such machines in the world, will be used to gauge the stiffness of the arm and leg bones as the experiment progresses. The MRTA is loaded with software and algorithms specifically designed for this study. This machine painlessly measures the entire tibia or ulna using vibrations and sensors. The shape of a bone may be subject to change through the exercise training, and the reorganization of the bone matrix affects its overall strength. Participants will also have bone density and lean/fat mass measured by a DXA machine, a high-tech body scanner. …

        Link :

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