Physics with Emmy

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Yesterday’s reason to love quantum was the CCD sensor, which relies on the photoelectric effect to take digital pictures. Sticking with the photoelectric theme, today’s first quantum-enabled technology is the photovoltaic cell, the basis for solar panels. Photovoltaic cells convert light into electricity, essentially via the same photoelectric effect used in CCD’s. A photon of…

I’ve been writing a bunch of publicity copy for the book the last few weeks, and one of those things is a list of reasons why every dog should know about quantum physics. I’ve been planning to chop that up into a bunch of individual blog posts in the run-up to the book, but the…

While I’m thrilled to see How to Teach Physics to Your Dog listed on Amazon, I am distressed to see it offered as a pair with something called The Intention Experiment by Lynne McTaggart. I’m not linking to the Amazon page for that book, because it’s a giant pile of crap, and I wouldn’t want…

Quantum Zeno Effect: The Movie

It’s exactly one week to the release date for How to Teach Physics to Your Dog, and to celebrate, I’m setting off on an expedition to the local mall(s) in search of Christmas presents. May God have mercy on my soul… Anyway, I wouldn’t want you to be without entertainment while I’m off helping the…

John Scalzi sends along photographic proof of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog working for a dog who isn’t Emmy: This isn’t quite an “in the wild” shot, as it’s not at a store or a store-bought copy (John wrote a blurb for the book, so he got sent a copy), but we’re getting…

The Bohr-Einstein Debates, With Puppets

Back during the DonorsChoose fundraiser, I promised to do a re-enactment of the Bohr-Einstein debates using puppets if you contributed enough to claim $2,000 of the Hewlett-Packard contribution to the Social Media Challenge. I obviously aimed too low, because the final take was $4064.70, more than twice the threshold for a puppet show. So, I…

The official release date for How to Teach Physics to Your Dog is three weeks from tomorrow, but a couple of new reviews have been posted, one linkable, the other not so much. The linkable one is from one of our contest winners, Eric Goebelbecker, at Dog Spelled Forward (an excellent name for a dog-related…

Book Countdown: T Minus 4 Weeks

The official release date for How to Teach Physics to Your Dog is exactly four weeks from today. So here’s a dramatic reading of Chapter 3 to mark the occasion: I’ve put this up before, but I edited it to remove the URL, which was apparently a deal-breaker for booksellers. And yes, I will post…

Judging a Book’s Cover

The pictures I posted last night aren’t really the greatest for seeing the cover of How to Teach Physics to Your Dog, so here’s a shot of the book jacket spread out on my desk: This isn’t the greatest, either, but it does give you a sense of the key features of the jacket design,…

Look! How to Teach Physics to Your Dog is a real book: Emmy says, very seriously, “You will buy a copy, won’t you?” Of course, like everything else in this house, SteelyKid had to grab a copy: