My favorite science fiction TV show is now free to view on the internet. www.go90.com is a website that streams older TV shows and they have the entire run of Babylon 5 online now. This does not seem to include the half dozen TV movies, but that’s okay. The show holds up remarkably well for a 20 year-old show and is worth watching for the amazing performances by Peter Jurasik as Londo and Andreas Katsulas as G’Kar, not to mention the great writting of J. Michael Straczynski.
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!
The world’s largest tunneling machine, Big Bertha, finally finished its two-mile journey under the city of Seattle. The project is to make a tunnel for a local freeway. That’s one big tunneling machine!
Even cooler, the lead researcher is 94!
Wow. If you liked growing crystals for EPS, this guy has a project you might want to try.
I mention this every year when we speak of mass movements in Dynamic Earth. Every year or two a photo online shows up of a giant boulder sitting on a west coast road. There is only one sure way of removing a rock this big, dynamite.
Today congress has voted to eliminate the privacy protections the FCC has put in place to prevent your Internet Provider from spying on you and selling the information. This will not make the Internet better.
As chairman of The Planetary Society, Mr. Nye has sent this open message to the President.
So the numbers are in, and NASA seems to have escaped the worst of the cuts. However, The Asteroid Redirect Mission is canceled, and predictably and sadly, Earth Science funding was cut about 13%. Several earth observation missions were also cut. The new budget also eliminates NASA’s office of education who has helped teachers all over the world, and gave NRHS two $5,000 grants some years ago. All of this, to me, seems short sighted. As the earth goes through climate change we will be missing valuable information that could save lives and money.
He simply was the originator. To me, he was more important than Elvis.
New Congress, and a new threat to online privacy. Seems like we were just fighting about this with the other party.
I mention this when I talk about Pascal. If you like math you’ll love this…
Nice video but the narration is annoying at first.
Here is another great video on relativity by NRHS alumni (2016) Ryan Chester.
Well, here is the article on Space X’s announcement. As I have mentioned in class, the odds of this happening next year seem remote, but it is possible. And I tend to believe Musk and his team can do it.
Update: Video from CBS News
From the launch pad that sent our astronauts to the moon.
And landed the booster as well.
This is pretty neat.
On Saturday, February 11, 2017, on week ago. Mangum, Oklahoma recorded a temperature of 99˚.
Now occasional warmer temps in February the lower Great Plains is not uncommon, but this warm, is, and this frequently, is. Although the trend seems to be that it is increasing. Wonder why?
The reason is interesting as well.
At least if he/she is riding on Boeing’s new CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. I can’t wait to see Space X’s new spacesuits.
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.
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.
EDM (electrical discharge machining) cuts through thick plates of steel within +/- 0.0001″.
And another American hero leaves. The last man to set foot on the Moon. We have now lost the first and last of these men. There are now only six men left alive who have walked on another celestial object, all of them now in their 80’s. Why do these pioneers of the future feel like relics from the past? Why do we not go back to the Moon, and on to Mars? Where are the new heroes?
I sure will miss them.