Tag Archives: physics

Fractured Fairytales

Kudos to Joe Carter for doing his part to spread the truth about the “Galileo Affair“. This is a story about Galileo Galilei. It’s not the story about an enlightened scientist being persecuted by a narrow-minded Catholic Church because that story is (mostly) a myth. It’s not a story about a great scientific genius either, […]

Science (and Budget) Fiction

In yet another feeble attempt to copy Reagan’s policies (like trickle-down economics), Bush is trying to create his own version of the Star Wars (SDI) program. The first one was science fiction created to scare the Soviet Union into spending itself to death. This one might spend us to death. Current Status of Missile Defense […]

I Don’t Know That!…Aaaaaaaaaaaah….

“Too much time on my hands” – Styx Estimating the Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow Hashing out the classic question with Strouhal numbers and simplified flight waveforms. by Jonathan Corum “After spending some time last month trying to develop alternate graphic presentations for kinematic ratios in winged flight, I decided to try to answer […]

Road to Dystopia

Utopia theory “From theories of pedestrian movement and traffic flow to voting processes, economic markets and war, researchers are striving towards a physics of society” “‘It may be’, said US sociologist George Lundberg in 1939, ‘that the next great developments in the social sciences will come not from professed social scientists, but from people trained […]

Myopic

It gives "Nasa 33% of its results for less than 2% of its budget." Of course it’ll be retired. We can’t have cost-effective equipment operated by the government. People might start expecting it all the time. Eyeing a post-Hubble Universe By Rachel Clarke "Not since Galileo turned his telescope towards the heavens in 1610 has […]