Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Eclipse All-Nighter

If you weren't aware of it yet, there is a lunar eclipse tonight. Of course, UT has all of the details on viewing, as always. It's at like 3am here, so my plan is to stay up until then and get some writing and emailing done. I've got about 6 hours to go, and I already feel a little tired even after a coffee. I hope I can make it long enough, and there aren't any clouds...

Interesting things to read from this last week or so:

Cosmic Variance had an outstanding article on Telekinesis and Quantum Field Theory If that sounds intimidating, all it really means is that they debunk the idea of spoon bending or using mind powers to move things around in the world by showing that our understanding of physics eliminates this possibility. It is extremely well-written and easy to comprehend.

Phil posted on how science is not faith-based. He concisely sums up what science is all about in typical Phil Phashion.

Ian has been writing his little heart out on UT with a series of articles the building of a base on the Moon, which we likely will do someday. Here's links to Parts 1, 2, and 3.

This American Life is the best thing ever. The last act of this recent episode is phenomenal. It comes from The Moth, which if you have a chance to check it out is pretty fun stuff.

And finally, this was just too funny to pass up.

1 comment:

Pam said...

I suppose we will be seeing that piece of toast on EBay soon! Now that was funny-whether you are an atheist or not. :-) Mom