Science

More Relativity Questions

Some thoughts about the theory of relativity… Electricity moves differently in a vacuum or with altered gravity. Does that mean that time is different or does it mean that how we measure time is different? You could make the argument that a person on Earth...

The Mystery of Dark Matter

Today’s random thought is about Dark Matter. As I was sitting here at my desk thinking about all of the things that we are so close to achieving as far as space exploration, I had a wandering thought. Actually, it was more like a question....

Only 1 Billion Years

Interesting article this morning about a simulation that shows how long the Earth has before we are no longer able to breath on it. To find that tipping point, the researchers created a simulation of Earth that factored in variables that described the climate as...

Half Assing Science

I think that any scientist working on the climate has preconceived notions. We may call that an agenda but I don’t think I’d go quite that far. Climate warming or Global Warming is a dynamic issue for two reasons. It depends on population. Let’s face...

Your Body as a Battery

This is actually pretty cool stuff.

Mapping The Universe

This story caught my attention for a very specific reason. Arrogance. We haven’t seen nor are we able to see anything beyond a mere fraction of the universe. For someone to think that they can “map the universe” is probably one of the most ridiculous...

The Big Bang Hang-Up

I saw an article this morning about a new telescope that is supposed to aid in our understanding of the “Big Bang” theory. You can read it here. As an official scientific community armchair quarterback, I can honestly wonder to myself out loud “who gives...

Relativity and Why Einstein is Wrong

I’m not going to write about the entire theory of relativity but I do want to touch on a concept that I believe Einstein got wrong. The concept is reality versus perception. If I jump into a rocket ship and I speed away from the...

Unique prediction of ‘modified gravity’ challenges dark matter theory

I can get behind this one. Unique prediction of ‘modified gravity’ challenges dark matter theory: Here is the current theory… So, dark matter proponents theorize that most of the known universe is actually made of material that doesn’t interact with light, making it invisible and...

Noise Pollution – Its a Thing

The sheer number of cars that pass my house on a daily basis is staggering. Most of them are relatively quiet but a bunch of them are downright loud. Whether the noise is the engine or the loud music playing in the car the decibel...

Germany Banning Single Use Plastics

I happen to agree with Germany on this one. BERLIN — Germany is banning the sale of single-use plastic straws, cotton buds and food containers, bringing it in line with a European Union directive intended to reduce the amount of plastic garbage that pollutes the...

R.I.P. Grant Imahara

Unbelievably saddened by this. Heartbroken and in shock tonight. We were just talking on the phone. This isn’t real. pic.twitter.com/8zE2afcwSu — Kari Byron (@KariByron) July 14, 2020 We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery...

Statue of Liberty Nebula

NGC 3576 is a region of glowing gas in our Milky Way galaxy. If you look closely, you can see why it’s called the Statue of Liberty Nebula. The shapes are created by various stages of star formations and death. #IndependenceDay ✨ Photo: @NASA Chandra...

Why Aliens Won’t Visit Us

This is a pretty cool article about a subject I most certainly have an opinion on. My idea about this is simple. If alien life can grow to the point that they are traveling among the stars, they have probably gotten to a point where...

MIT has created “Blackist” material known so far

From Engadget… Good news for goths — black somehow just got even blacker. MIT engineers have cooked up a material that’s 10 times blacker than anything else previously reported. Capturing more than 99.96 percent of any incoming light, the material is made of vertically aligned carbon...

Aircraft Landing via Computer

Great article over at Engadget about truly autonomous aircraft landings and what it could mean for smaller airports that don’t have the equipment of the major players.

New Kilogram Definition

Good article about changing the definition of what a kilogram really is. The kilogram has been defined since 1889 by a shiny piece of platinum-iridium held in Paris. All modern mass measurements are traceable back to it – from micrograms of pharmaceutical medicines to kilos...

Why Modern Music Sucks

Great video with actual studies and science to back it up.

Blowing Up your Lab for Science

This is what I call “full contact science.”

Water Worlds

Great article in Scientific American about debate on whether life would exist or not on a world made up of water. I like the comment near the bottom of the article about comparing everything to Earth and why it is not always a good idea. “I...

Why People are Growing Weary of Scientific Conclusions

This story is a perfect example of how science makes leaps without actually doing any of the research. Here is a story about what the brain does when changing focus or losing attention; you can call it anything you like. The study was conducted on...

Texting While Driving in Physics Terms

Good article over at Wired. I am a big opponent of driving and doing…well, anything else. When you are behind the wheel of a car, that is the only thing you should be concentrating on. This article gives a bit of physics to go along...

Really Cool Inventor

I found this guy on YouTube last night. Awesome stuff. His website can be found here.