The Solar System’s planetary roll call just got longer. From today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day: One of the strangest objects in the outer Solar System was classified as a dwarf planet last week and given the name Haumea. This designation makes Haumea the fifth designated dwarf planet after Pluto, Ceres, Eris, and Makemake. Haumea’s [...]
[from my GeekDad post] Robert Woodhead, self-described Mad Overlord and all-around geek, has posted an amazing amount of detail from his recent experiment in seeing how the Diet Coke & Mentos reaction works in microgravity. It’s a modification of the now-standard geyser-producing demonstration, but with a twist: performing the trick on a Zero G flight [...]
If science were outlawed, only outlaws would be scientists. …and that would be pretty cool. (inspired by Frontalot and Dr. Horrible)
Posted by Chris in Science on July 24th, 2008 | Comments Off
[from Geekdad] In the spirit of the awesome maverick science-fair project, I give you Daniel Burd and his amazing plastic-eating microbes. “Almost every week I have to do chores and when I open the closet door, I have this avalanche of plastic bags falling on top of me,” he said. “One day, I got tired [...]
The new endeavor, named Virgle, has been written up on the Google blog by Sir Richard Branson. Radcliffs, get your rockets ready!