Angels from Another Pin
A Miracle of Science has been updating all month. Go here if you haven't read the comic since I last mentioned it.
MoS is both the fifth and sixth search result for I'm evil on Google for reasons which I don't quite comprehend.
An antenna for visible light sounds pretty useful.
An antenna for visible light, analogous to antennas for radio waves, can be made with carbon nanotubes. In a radio antenna, whose size is equal to the wavelength of the incoming wave or a fair fraction of it, the wave excites electrons into meaningful currents . Such a response, amplified and tuned, is the backbone of radio and TV broadcasting.Neat.
Gentlemen, behold! A new story by Vernor Vinge, "The Cookie Monster." While looking up a link for Vinge, I also discovered "Synthetic Serendipity," another new Vinge story. (Hexapodia is the key!)
Gentlemen, behold! A new story by Vernor Vinge, "The Cookie Monster." While looking up a link for Vinge, I also discovered "Synthetic Serendipity," another new Vinge story.
(Hexapodia is the key!)
A Miracle of Science: Apparently, green cloth is in short supply on Venus.
It is possible that proofs of the Poincaré conjecture and the Riemann hypothesis have been found.
Both problems have stood for a century or more. Each is almost dizzyingly arcane: the problems themselves are beyond simple explanation, and the candidate answers published on the internet are so intractable that they could baffle the biggest brains in the business for many months.The Riemann hypothesis; the Poincaré conjecture.
So I discovered that John Edwards was here in my home town, about a mile from my house at the George Washington Carver Community Center. Of course, I found out about it after it happened. And it was probably invitation only. And I am profoundly lazy.
Update: This article from the Norristown Times-Herald explains why there's so much national politicking going on here:
"Years ago, we would see a national Democratic figure maybe once, twice a year in the county; now, they are coming almost every week," said [Montgomery County Democratic Chairman Marcel] Groen, noting that the county is considered a "swing county" in a "swing state" in the November presidential election.Norristown is the county seat of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, for those not familiar with the region.
A Miracle of Science was updated yesterday. Read. Zod commands it.
SETI supposedly found an unusual signal which seems to be coming from 1000 light years away. Or might be coming from a radio down the street.
A NASA rocket dumping fuel created a noctiluminescent cloud on Tuesday night.
After studying it for a while through an 8-inch telescope, Bogardus noticed two points of light, " ... like a satellite would appear, in line and above a jet of gas that seemed to come from them."The NRO is the U.S. National Reconnaissance Office, an intelligence agency.
The periodic table of dessert. (There's a closeup here.) The "structure" of meringue (benzine rings of egg around atoms of air) is particularly amusing.
I want royalties.
From the Kids Don't Try This at Home Department: Create a lightning detector out of a razor blade and either the bone-seeking radioactive americium from a smoke detector or the somewhat less dangerous radioactive thorium from a gas lantern mantle.
I can once again play one of my very favorite games, Lemmings, written in DHTML.
(The Side of the Angels)
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