Category Archives: Science
Think the Sun is Big? Think Again…
Ever See a Comet With Binoculars? Take a Look See!
I have to admit that, as of this day in early June, I have yet to see Comet C/2012 K1, aka PaNNSTARS up close and personal. That being said, it’s really easy to find with the chart to the left. If you’re somewhere dark and have binoculars (or a telescope), aim at the number of the… Read More »
Physics class must be so much more fun with today’s cameras!
Breathe underwater without tanks!
The act of snorkling and shallow diving will never be the same again because you can finally breathe underwater with this groundbreaking device. Regarding the science: It separates oxygen out of water by using holes smaller than water molecules combined with a ‘little’ clever technology. I am genuinely curious how they handle the buoyancy thing,… Read More »
1400 Potentially Hazardous Asteroid Orbits
There are so many Potentially Hazardous Asteroids (PHA) flying around in space that it resembles one of my early attempts with a Spirograph. If I find a 3-space model, I will share it. Hazardous means roughly 560 feet across, among other things. City killers. These 1400+ don’t bother me. It’s the millions we haven’t seen… Read More »
The number of stars in the universe is astounding
This is the Tarantula Nebula, which is 170,000 light years away. Relatively speaking, it’s not that far. I’ve gazed at a galaxy 25 million light years away through my telescope. Well, at least at the light it gave off back then. Makes you wonder where it is now, or if it even exists. The image… Read More »
The History and Future of Everything – Time
The Human Genome Just Got Twice as Complicated
I’m no genome scientist, but to me it makes perfect sense that a programming language as complex as DNA would have undertones that can more effectively refine each aspect of any entity it defines over time. “Scientists have discovered a second code hiding within DNA. This second code contains information that changes how scientists read… Read More »