Happened 50 years ago Today.
Think about it. When a team of historians and scholars were recently asked “What is the greatest accomplishment in human history?” The overwhelming answer was the time when humans walked on the moon.
The last human to set foot on the moon was 47 years ago.
Why so long?
Thanks to stupidity. A disease that was almost wiped out in this country has now been brought back by ignorance and arrogance.
Ohio reports first case of measles in two years amid national outbreak
Another great video from Veritasium.
Circa 1980’s I’m guessing. From the Australian Kids TV Show “The Curiosity Show”.
His contributions to Physics and his ability to popularize science have secured his place in history, his triumph over motor neuron disease have made him a legend. It is rare that a real human is far more compelling a character than anything fiction could dream up.
Every year students ask me questions about quantum mechanics. And I have to say “It’s weird.” and leave it largely at that. Here’s a good reason why…
I have one of these somewhere. They are amazing to watch. The laws of thermodynamics at work.
Malaria kills over one million people per year. This could be big, regardless of strange side effects.
Blue Dye Kills Malaria Parasites — But There Is One Catch
This accounts for a great deal of bad policy decisions I think.
Bad stuff here. NASA image of the wildfires from space.
Santa Ana Winds in California Help Flame Huge Firestorm
Okay so one of my fun facts this week was that humans kill a million sharks each year, but sharks only kill about six humans per year. Well, I was wrong. Humans kill 100 MILLION sharks each year.
HUMANS KILL 100 MILLION SHARKS EVERY YEAR, BUT THAT’S ABOUT TO CHANGE
And speaking of sharks…
PREHISTORIC, DINOSAUR-ERA SHARK WITH INSANE TEETH FOUND SWIMMING OFF COAST OF PORTUGAL
Could early hominids have been walking around in Germany 9.7 million years ago? I doesn’t seem likely, and it’s a bit much to derive from two teeth.
Here is the slightly “fringe” article (warning: ad clogged website)…
9.7 Million-Year-Old Teeth Found in Germany Belong to Hominin Only Known To Have Existed in Africa 4 Million Years Later
And here is a response from National Geographic…
Ancient Teeth Found in Europe Belonged to Mystery Primate
A Homebuilt 200W LASER Bazooka
Take note: This young man has a Bachelor’s degree Chemistry and advanced classes in Laser optics, this is very dangerous!
Nice video but the narration is annoying at first.
Here is another great video on relativity by NRHS alumni (2016) Ryan Chester.
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material is theorized to have a wide range of applications, ranging from room-temperature superconductors to powerful rocket propellant.
An 80-year-old prediction may come true: Scientists turn hydrogen into a metal
This is cool…
OSU Researcher George Poinar discovered an ancient insect, frozen in amber, so unusual that a new order had to be created. This creature has a triangular head that makes it look like ET.
Scientists discover ‘alien’ insect in amber from 100 million years ago
Material science is still in it’s infancy. But each year we are designing new and amazing substances that will eventually change the way we live.
Ultralight ‘super-material’ is 10 times stronger than steel