Tag: Science

There’s No Way That Could Go Wrong. Just Ask Sarah Connor

There’s No Way That Could Go Wrong. Just Ask Sarah Connor

| July 22, 2009 | Reply

This definitely has to be the Quote of the Week. “We completely understand the public’s concern about futuristic robots feeding on the human population, but that is not our mission,” – Harry Schoell, CEO of Cyclone Power Technologies Well, I’m certainly reassured. However, at the risk of being seen as overcautious, is it possible for […]

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The Moon Landing, One Right Cross for A Man, and Eddie Izzard

The Moon Landing, One Right Cross for A Man, and Eddie Izzard

| July 20, 2009 | 12 Replies

Forty years ago today, a human being walked on the moon. It was, I think, the high-water mark for sheer audacity, technical genius, masterful improvisation, and soul-enriching grandeur. Today, it seems like a given that once Apollo 11 leaped toward the sky on a 36-story skyscraper full of high explosive*, it would reach the moon […]

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One Fractionally-Small Step for Man…

One Fractionally-Small Step for Man…

| April 26, 2009 | 1 Reply

Stephen Green and Ed Driscoll are right. This is the coolest backyard project ever.

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He’s Starting to Make Joe Biden Sound Like Daniel Webster

He’s Starting to Make Joe Biden Sound Like Daniel Webster

| March 23, 2009 | 43 Replies

Quick, say the word “Orion”. Did you get it right, with a long “eye” sound in the middle of the word and the stress on the second syllable? Of course you did. What are you, the President of the United States? The idea that led to the founding of Orion Energy Systems received a presidential […]

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He's Starting to Make Joe Biden Sound Like Daniel Webster

He's Starting to Make Joe Biden Sound Like Daniel Webster

| March 23, 2009 | 43 Replies

Quick, say the word “Orion”. Did you get it right, with a long “eye” sound in the middle of the word and the stress on the second syllable? Of course you did. What are you, the President of the United States? The idea that led to the founding of Orion Energy Systems received a presidential […]

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President Obama Removes Politics from Science by Adding More Politics to Science

President Obama Removes Politics from Science by Adding More Politics to Science

| March 9, 2009 | 1 Reply

Here’s an interesting headline from today’s Washington Post. Obama Aims to Shield Science From Politics I’d say his aim is off a bit. The Post is being terribly deceptive in reporting what the White House says the President will do as opposed to what his order will really do. If the President really wanted to […]

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Black Hole and Explosions, Oh My!

Black Hole and Explosions, Oh My!

| January 12, 2009 | 8 Replies

Here’s an interesting little science story for you this morning. Most galaxies our size and larger are a lot quieter than they should be, which puzzles scientists, who like to see their theories borne out by observation. Here’s the problem. These galaxies, the theory goes, have a supermassive black hole at their center. That black […]

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