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Wired Science Blogs

Maybe you have already seen an announcement, or maybe this is the first time you heard that wired.com is starting a new science blogs section. Oh yeah, and they invited me to join. So, I did. This brings a couple of important notes. First, this will obviously be my last post at scienceblogs.com. You might…

What is this? Number 2

Here is my plan. Post a “what is this” on every Friday until I run out of things. I will post the answer on Tuesday. Maybe we should start keeping points. You get more points for being the first one to get it right. You lose points for getting it wrong. Last week was easy,…

Change of plans

Austria seems like a nice place to visit – I have never been there. However, I am not going to Salzburg (even though I said I was). The original plan was for WOMWorld/Noika to fly me to visit Felix and the Red Bull Stratos team. It was an exciting plan. Now there is a new…

What is this #1: Answer

Perhaps you have had enough time to think about the first “What is this” demo item. Here is the item in question. It seems most of you were right on track with this one – probably because you can still buy such a device. This thingy launches a small ball horizontally while at the same…

New Game: What is this item?

Let’s play a game. I think this will be fun. So, a couple of years ago I had the duty of organizing the physics demo room (well, “demo” is maybe not the best term). This room is quite large and there is a whole bunch of stuff in here, some of the items are very…

On being prepared

I am not a boy scout, but I still believe it is a good idea to be prepared. What to prepare for? Well, in Louisiana, it is the time to prepare for hurricanes and the looming budgetpocolypse. Hurricanes First, the hurricanes and tropical storms. Model image from Weather Underground – best place to track storms…

What makes a good post?

First off, I think this is a really good post (not this self-referring post, but the post I am about to link to) Steak Dinner by Alemi at The Virtuosi In short, this post is about cooking steak and the measurements of the temperature of the meat. Why do I think this is a good…