The Quantum Pontiff

Archives for May, 2008

Sometimes you find one that is just so over the top that it brings a smile to your face. It starts out okay, The doughnut shaped universe spinning about a central axis of quantum singularity India Daily Technology Team May 26, 2008 An unexpected patterns in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) – the relic radiation…

San Andreas Cores

The scientific data, it wants to be free! San Andreas Fault Observatory at Depth: “You are currently viewing Hole E – Run 1 – Section 1″ Cool.

Amateur Bioengineering?

Bill Gates thinks that robots are at the equivalent stage that computers were when he and Paul Allen and a ton of hobbyists helped fuel the PC revolution. But is he right? Here is a radical proposal: might not bioengineering be the next field where amateurs have a huge impact? Such is the hypothesis of…

The Weight of Software

A story, from Jeff Silverman: Whenever you build an airplane, you have to make sure that each part weighs no more than allocated by the designers, and you have to control where the weight it located to keep the center of gravity with limits. So there is an organization called weights which tracks that. For…

Fun with Linda

For fun, answer the following in the comment section, without reading what others have left in the comment section: Linda is 31 years old, single, outspoken, and very bright. She majored in philosophy. As a student, she was deeply concerned with issues of discrimination and social justice, and also participated in anti-nuclear demonstrations. Which is…

Arsenic and Old Dave

I am now the sum of the first four positive factorials of positive numbers! The most depressing thing about the age of thirty three was that Alexander the Great died at 33. Dude, to be 33 and not have people putting “the Great” after your name is super depressing.

DARPA’s Real Quantum Project?

From the Uncyclopedia entry on computers: How Computers Work Inside a computer case is a midget that intakes power and outputs graphics. On an average computer, this is an average male midget. High end computers contain baby giraffes or sometimes Links (which will periodically shut down, some blame this on power consumption, but this is…

Doggy Dogs

They grow up so fast…

Does anyone know if any author has ever had a paper published in the entire alphabet of Physical Reviews? (A,B,C,D,E) And if not, doesn’t that sound like a fun task to try to achieve. OK, perhaps “fun” is the wrong word. Even better if you could carry out the task with alphabetical order corresponding to…

The telectroscope: Hardly anyone knows that a secret tunnel runs deep beneath the Atlantic Ocean. In May 2008, more than a century after it was begun, the tunnel will finally be completed. Immediately afterwards, an extraordinary optical device called a Telectroscope will be installed at both ends which will miraculously allow people to see right…