Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Rock Star Scientist Update

Thiiiiiiiings, can only get better, can only get better, they can only get, they can only get, things, they'll only get....
Black hearted necromancer Brian Cox played keyboards with D:Ream. (What is it with these physic bods called Brian?)

That's a solid gold rock star scientist FACT!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Answers in Genesis... the journal!

http://www.answersingenesis.org/arj [via badscience.net]

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

Evolution proved to be just plain wrong

The evidence is overwhelming. [via b3ta.com]

Friday, January 18, 2008

Paper space plane

not the actual design. I don't think this text is even Japanese

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 make top ten

Improbably, some thing I wrote has made a top ten of 2007 list.

I think it's singificant that it was the first thing I ever wrote for them: beginners luck and all that.