Wednesday, June 29, 2011

This and That

Some random things that caught my attention recently:

5 comments:

Uncle Al said...

H-Z D-R: Lorentz forces varies as B^2. Bummer.

http://staff.science.uva.nl/~frings/pub/explo_zylon.pdf
06 December 2001, milliseconds
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electromagnet#Exploding_electromagnets
1000 tesla, microseconds

100-year spaceship. The genesis of this study is to foster a rebirth of a sense of wonder. Fire all the managers. Examine the subdivisions of inquiry,

http://70.167.125.195:8080/100yss/callForAbstract.jsp
Social advocacy needs a starship.

In 1896, psychic and mystic Hélène Smith had visions of Mars and learned to speak Martian (remarkably similar to French). Detroit or http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115683 there are no fluffy pink tutus for extended space travel. Traveling at 1000 miles/second, well beyond any achievable propulsion modality now imaginable, the 100 year spaceship will translate 0.0054 lightyears (including leap years).

Professional management assures that an answer will not exceed its question.

(No soldier is deterred by threats of his brain being emulsified. Aim at crotches.)

Rastus Odinga Odinga said...

I'm going to register
www.physicssince1980.disappointment

Phil Warnell said...

Hi Bee,

Many thanks for the cerebral/sensory potpourri. The interesting thing I find about the visionary thought of others being that they not only have the ability to teach you new things about the world, yet as importantly new things about yourself. Like for instance that camouflage art where invisibility not being a matter of transparency, yet rather what may be unique and yet still indistinguishable from the background.

“Vision is the art of seeing what is invisible to others.”
-Jonathan Swift

Best,

Phil

Steven Colyer said...

superstrings.cough.bullcrap.uncough

gravitons.never

MOG.wazzupwidat

twistors.noQMinsight

higgs.hiding

CDT.whydoesntanyonelikemeanymore

verlinde.money

Rhys said...

There's an interesting psychological study to be done about the strong emotional reactions of some individuals to theoretical physics research, especially when said individuals have little to no understanding of the field.

On a lighter note, the Asterix article made me laugh, but I'm also somewhat bemused --- it appears to actually be published in a serious journal...