The day of amazing news, part 1: the Higgs Boson has been found

CERN finally released the long awaited news, the greatest physics breakthrough in a very long time – the Higgs Boson has been observed (or at least a new particle which seems to correspond exactly with it). If you haven’t heard of the Higgs Boson before, or if you’re unsure of what it is, this video […]

My RSS feeds

Having gone off from traditional newspapers and TV reports more and more in the last few years, I’m now getting almost all of my news from RSS feeds (what is RSS?), anything from private blogs such as mine, to larger science blogs, news outlets and organisations such as NASA, and – let’s face it – […]

Quote of the Day #23

”[Stephen Hawking] made a comment that often Physics departments are on the 13th floor of whatever building they’re in because physicists never care about that kind of thing.” David X. Cohen [1] ”[Stephen Hawking] made a comment that often Physics departments are on the 13th floor of whatever building they’re in because physicists never care […]

Joy to the world…

Two great birthdays are to be celebrated today. The first is a celebrated giver of enlightenment throughout the world, one of the founders of what we understand of this world. Ofcourse I speak of Isaac Newton. The second is a master of word and sound, a true poet, a composer of light and dark and […]

Disappointment

Gosh, I was really happy seeing the answer to a physics question was 666 V, but ofcourse the answer to the book had to be 0.67 kV 🙁 Gosh, I was really happy seeing the answer to a physics question was 666 V, but ofcourse the answer to the book had to be 0.67 kV […]