By Nola Wilkinson Ever wondered what there is between the stars? Dr Naomi McClure-Griffiths not only wonders about it, she’s on a mission to find out. Naomi is fascinated with the life of stars, the behaviour of interstellar gas, and how gas and stars interact. “As an astronomer, I’d like to understand how the […]
OK, so that was quite the title. I haven't done one of these in a while, but classes are about to start again and i figured I may as well get started deriving things again. Plus, I had to do it for the can crusher magnet simulation code for the experiment. Here's what's really going on. I have a Sage function that will give me the magnetic field in the z direction produced by a coil of wire that sits at z = 0 and a has a radius of 'rcoil'. I'd like to know
Special thanks to Alex Pentland for answering 5 questions about his recently featured book – Social Physics: How Good Ideas Spread—The Lessons from a New Science Alex `Sandy’ Pentland has helped create and direct MIT’s Media Lab, […]
This October 30th marks the 76th anniversary of Orson Welles's famous broadcast of The War of the Worlds, which was so realistic that it caused thousands of people to panic, fearing that the dramatized news bulletins of a Martian invasion were real.
Wikipedia recalls the event this way:
The program's news-bulletin format was described as cruelly deceptive by some newspapers (which had lost advertising revenue to radio) and public figures, leading to an outcry against the perpetrators of the
One of the frustrations of covering the Deepwater Horizon spill back in 2010 was the fact that biologists couldn't immediately assess the extent of the ecological damage and it was hard for them to venture a guess. After all, no one had ever spilled that much oil offshore. And the oil was not spilled over the surface but injected deep underwater.
Those studying the communities at the bottom of the Gulf said it would take years to assess the true extent of the damage.
And now here