Category Archives: Physics

Physics covers the stuff Astronomy doesn’t for me like optics, energy, etc.

RIP Dave Smith (Synth Guy)

Dang it, too many nice people dying lately but what Dave did just cannot be ignored by me and all who love music. He was a former Electrical Engineering and Computer Science student from UC-Berkeley who got his hands on … Continue reading

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1922: USS Langley commissioned, the first US aircraft carrier

It’s a good thing the US finally got rolling on the shape of things to come even though other parts of the War Department, White House and Congress were getting pissed off at General Billy Mitchell (father of the US … Continue reading

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1901: The first Trans-Atlantic radio transmission!

On this day, Marconi’s solution to wireless transmissions was put to the test. From Cornwall (UK), the letter S in Morse Code was transmitted and clearly received in Newfoundland (Canada). The success paved the way for the UK’s naval forces … Continue reading

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NTSC TV in the US is finally gone

This week was the end for the last Analog-based broadcasting TV stations in the US. But by now, even the cheapest Senior Citizen has cable. I have to admit, it was an interesting system for as long as it lasted, … Continue reading

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Austin is testing pizza-delivery ‘bots

The robot mostly made the news because it would be using the bike lanes in downtown Austin which might stir up our vocal cyclist community. I think the robots resemble a miniature Zamboni®. I couldn’t find out who the robots … Continue reading

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A Goldbergian contraption making meh pizza

 Well, it lays out the sauce and toppings as poorly as a machine since we’ve all had those frozen pizzas that are lopsided with the pepperoni or mushrooms. Human pizza makers will always remain the best.

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Side effects include magnetic powers or a Cardassian forehead

Damn! I knew I got the wrong vaccine since I cannot do that! What I’d give to have magnetic powers like Magneto, Polaris or Dr. Polaris from the comic books! So far every live demonstration coming the Covidiots or Freedumb … Continue reading

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An old piece of propaganda from the Seventies

The recent winter storm brought this to the forefront again as a friend asked why I was giving the temperature in Metric, then backpedalled on how he was joking. Another friend reminisced with me about the big push to learn … Continue reading

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1996: Copernicium is “discovered”

The short version to this story is that 25 years ago, Scientists in Germany created the 112th element and named it after the Polish Astronomer Copernicus (the Latin version of his name). They did this by “combining” Zinc-70 with Lead-208 … Continue reading

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RIP Chuck Yeager

We all learned about him from the movie The Right Stuff in the early Eighties, the first known man to break the sound barrier. It is a shame he didn’t get to be astronaut because he didn’t have a college degree. Chuck … Continue reading

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Fusion power! Maybe in a few years

The latest attempt to harness fusion power is being built in France by a rare cooperative effort between numerous nations, including those who are bitter enemies. I really hope they succeed and are on schedule as much as possible. It’s … Continue reading

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RIP Grant Imahara

A belated farewell to Grant! A person who helped push the boundaries of Science and Science Fiction! Most of us will always remember him for his contributions to Mythbusters until the network decided to cut the budget. Seems that White Trash Under … Continue reading

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Space X must’ve docked

The news has been riddled with more riots over the unnecessary murder of George Floyd and since American Media goes with if it bleeds, it leads…everything went according to plan with Space X docking at ISS. At least one funny thing … Continue reading

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Space X was successful, part one

The rocket is on its way to put the two astronauts into orbit, this only takes less than 20 minutes. Now will come the tense 19 hours for the capsule to sync up with the ISS and succeed at docking. … Continue reading

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Space X launch delayed

With minutes to go, Florida’s infamous weather scrubbed the launch of America’s first attempt to put people into space in a decade. The Libertarian hard-on will have to wait as they celebrate the privatization of space travel. Even if Ego … Continue reading

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