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Freeman Dyson as remembered by Tim O’Reilly

Legendary physicist and mathematician Freeman Dyson, whose mind-blowing work ranged from quantum electrodynamics to nuclear engineering to the search for extraterrestrial intelligence, died last week at 96-years-old. Tim O'Reilly just published a tribute to Dyson's genius, curiosity, kindness and unique lens on, well, everything. From O'Reilly Radar:

When I interviewed Freeman on stage at ...

Meet the rocket scientist who invented the Super Soaker

Lonnie Johnson, age 70, was always a maker. As a child, his experiments with rocket fuel nearly burned down his house. While in high school, Johnson was the only black student to enter the Alabama science fair; his entry, a pneumatic robot named Linex, took first prize. Johnson went on to earn engineering degrees from ...

“How to take a picture of a black hole,” a 2017 TED talk by grad student Katie Bouman who then helped make it happen

Yesterday, scientists revealed the first ever photo of a black hole. Three years ago, Katie Bouman, then a computer science grad student at MIT, led the development of a key algorithm that helped make this historical image possible. In the TED Talk above from 2017, she explained "How to Take a Picture of a ...

Mesmerizing video shows what would happen if an asteroid crashed into Earth’s oceans

12.04.2018 · Posted in Technology Articles

In films like Armageddon, Hollywood has valiantly tried (and failed) to take on the question of what would happen if a comet or asteroid plunged into the oceans on Earth, but what has scientific research actually determined it may look like? America'... ...

Astronomy: Picture of the Day

09.30.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Astronomy is the study of the galaxies. Some astrologers practice it as a serious science while for others it is an enjoyable hobby. For this reason, whenever an astronomy picture of the day is offered to the general public, people usually jump at the chance of looking at it. There are thousands of astronomical pictures ...

Astronomy: Screensaver

05.01.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Astronomy is the study of the galaxies. Some treat it as a serious science and others as an enjoyable hobby. That is why, whenever an astronomy picture of the day is offered to the public, people usually jump at the chance. There are plenty of astronomical pictures to choose from, and plenty of ...

Astronomy: Some Facts

04.02.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

How much information on astronomy should there be for all the objects and phenomenon in the entire universe? Consider that there are somewhere around 1 x 10 ^22 stars in the universe, that's a one followed by 22 zeros. Then consider that many of those stars have planets revolving around them. Then consider all the ...