I love these kind of articles that combine my favorite geeky sci fi show with nerdy hard core numbers. Not to spoil it, but the answer is, “Yes, it’s entirely feasible she could.” I had actually questioned the physics of this scene, but this guy does the math and I believe his results. Check it out. Great stuff!
I’ve been reading Red Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson. I’m about 1/3 of the way through it and so far it gets about 3.5 out of 5 stars. I’ve always been fascinated by Mars and have fantasized about visiting it.
Anyway, reading the book got me interested in looking up some good images of Mars so I could “see” where some of the events of the book take place. Continue reading Living Mars
From everything I read it seemed today was definitely a “dog’s day” of summer. Okay, actually just two things I read… Specifically two separate articles I stumbled on today happened to be about emotions in animals, including dogs. The first was a good article on TOR.com about a scientific study of emotions, specifically grief, in animals. The other article on Today.com discusses a study that has found that our dogs react to us in a way that is very similar to the way human children respond to their parents. Continue reading Puppy Love & Doggy Sorrow: Anthropmorhism vs. Zoomorphism
“If scientific reasoning were limited to the logical processes of arithmetic, we should not get very far in our understanding of the physical world. One might as well attempt to grasp the game of poker entirely by the use of the mathematics of probability.” — Vannevar Bush (engineer, inventor, science administrator 1890-1974)
We all know that the answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything is 42. If only we knew what The Question actually was this answer might make sense. While this cool website won’t provide you with The Question of the Universe, it will show you exactly “how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is.”
Needless to say this Scale of the Universe website is VERY cool! Plan to browse awhile. And “Don’t Panic!”. Peril-sensitive glasses are NOT required to to view safely.