“You see, wire telegraph is a kind of a very, very long cat. You pull his tail in New York and his head is meowing in Los Angeles. Do you understand this? And radio operates exactly the same way: you send signals here, they receive them there. The only difference is that there is no cat.” –Albert Einstein
Long superseded by television and the internet, the radio perhaps is better seen today as a symbol of nostalgia than as one of paramount relevance to modern life. You can perhaps get a feel for this from Josh Ritter‘s live performance (from Dublin Castle) of his song,
From the latest OPERA results to the neutrinos made in supernovae, this is your biggest opportunity to ask me whatever you want about neutrinos live!
Want to know just how the OPERA experiment works, in all its gory detail?
Want to know what should happen if neutrinos really are moving faster than light, and why we’d expect them to slow down? (Hint: it’s the same reason that nuclear reactors glow blue!)
Want to watch a real-time interview with me unfold and ask your questions live on the show? Then come by Skeptically Speaking’s UStream.tv channel at 6 PM Mountain Standard Time tonight, which is 8 PM EST / 5 PM PST / 1 AM (tomorrow, 28 Nov) Universal Time! Guest host Rachelle Saunders is set to interview me live for the Edmonton-based show!
Go and ask your questions any time between now and the interview, and if you miss the live recording (or prefer the polished, edited version), go and download the entire episode here anytime after Friday, December 2nd, in podcast form.
So enjoy all the modern interactivity of our tech-savvy world while you sate your nostalgia for — at least if you live in the US — fair and factual information on the radio! And no mater what you do, enjoy the rest of a great weekend!