Thursday, September 04, 2008
Friday, May 16, 2008
I didn't realise we were in a different dimension to space?
This guy is both scary and hilarious. What is strange matter? Why it's Nephilim flesh and Satan of course!
I KNEW physicists were black hearted necromancers, now here's the proof
Monday, May 12, 2008
Thursday, April 17, 2008
However, don't you worry. Big Up Science is enduring. I'm going to concentrate on Science (capital S) and its collision with the pop culture which pervades our lives, or summat.
It's a brave new world. Maybe my spelling will improve. Only time will tell...
Tuesday, April 08, 2008
Science?"If I had eyes", sings Jack Johnson, "then I would be living on the surface", for you see young Jack is a blind cave fish.
The review bit: Yawn
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Also is no bad thing is that a tune cobbled together by three members of my band (excluding the singer lady and drummer, rather key people) was sent to them too late. You are spared the horror of my, ahem, singing .
Friday, February 22, 2008
What's It Gonna Be by H Two O Feat. Platinum
Science? H2O will lead to the oxidation of many metals. Leave an iron bolt out in the rain for long enough and it will become encrusted with rust as negative hydroxide ions react with the positive Iron ions ( Fe2+) to form the iron oxides that make up rust. Platinum however won't oxidise with water and so doesn't easily corrode, a property which gives platinum it's high value.
For a two-step speed garage crew, H Two O is a pretty good name. However, I wouldn't collaborate with a group called Platinum. H Two O and Platinum don't react. I'd want my speed garage hits to be under a moniker that sounds vibrant and exciting. H Two O Featuring Iron is a bit better, but evocative of rust, corrosion and death. What you want is H Two O featuring some exciting alkali metal. Like Caesium. Yeah, H Two O featuring Caesium, that' be skill.
Is it any good? Oh no. Please no. Is this what gets played on day time radio 1? I thought speed garage died with DJ Luck and MC Neat. What happened? No one sent me the memo.
We Are Scientists with After Hours
Science? I'm a scientist. In about 10 minutes it'll be "after hours" in my lab. I won't be here though. I'll be in the pub. We Are Scientists are not scientists though, which is a shame. More rock stars should be scientists. I bet Brain Cox would never sing "Time means nothing".
Is it any good? This the acceptable face of safe and slightly dull US indie rock and roll. Take notes The Killers, you could learn a thing or two.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Monday, January 28, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
The articles that are up at the moment do appear to be lacking in references to other (non-crazy talk) papers.
On the plus side, it does appear to be open access...
Sunday, January 20, 2008
Friday, January 18, 2008
I know this prime fodder for the achingly hip life-style geek blogs, but check this out: http://www.pinktentacle.com/2008/01/origami-spaceplane-to-launch-from-space-station/
If anyone wants to do the maths in order to calculate how fast this thing is going to get as it enters the atmosphere, then feel free to add it to the comments. Though I'm not sure this will be possible, what without knowing the weight of the thing and all. Erm, terminal velocity, how does that work again? Blasted physics...
The usual "get a proper job, this is a waste of money" twunts are making themselves known in the comments of the above link. As if all the knowledge learnt by the development, design and manufactuing of the "paper" plane will then be instantly forgotten and never used in anything they, the self imposed auditors of worth, deem useful.
Tuesday, January 08, 2008
I think it's singificant that it was the first thing I ever wrote for them: beginners luck and all that.