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30 September 2011
I was hoping the folks at Sixty Symbols would do something on this! For those who are intrigued about the biggest scientific mystery of the year, this is a must watch video. Two UK astrophysicists at the Univ. of Nottingham talk about the possibilities, and their reaction to the news that neutrinos might be exceeding light speed. Did you hear about the neutrino supercomputer that finished an infinite loop 3.8 …
26 September 2011
A major coronal mass ejection has occurred on the sun and while it will only glance Earth, it is big enough to have caused a major warning from NOAA’s Space Weather Prediction Center. This is called a G3 warning and that means it’s a biggy. From NOAA SWPC: A strong Coronal Mass Ejection (CME) has been observed and is partially-directed at Earth. The Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC) has issued …
7 September 2011
If I try to show my wife even the most basic equation her eyes glaze over, but she loves this. So do I. For Americans, the long-haired dude is Brian Cox formerly of a British rock band who did the best two series on astronomy and cosmology since Carl Sagan’s Cosmos. Cox is an Astrophysicist with CERN. They aired on the BBC in the past two years and you …
29 August 2011
18 August 2011
Waterspouts are not tornadoes but have caused damage and injuries in the past. They develop when horizontal rotations from wind shear (and rising and falling air parcels) get twisted into the vertical.
10 August 2011
We live on a very connected planet!
8 August 2011
Mark Spencer (one of my fellow board members at Sc-Quest science museum) was flying back from Jackson, MS on August 3rd when he captured this amazing video. The flash rate in this storm is incredible, and it’s likely a severe storm. These cells produced 70 mph winds across North Alabama later on that produced extensive damage and power outages. The video was taken with night vision cameras and it’s good …
25 July 2011
Famed astrophysicist Neil de Grasse Tyson knows how to put things into perspective and is one of the world’s best champions of science. This video is a must watch. Hat tip to Steve Cowing at NASA Watch for this. (Note: I changed the name of this post- sorry for any confusion)