Ordnance Survey have created a one-off map of the planet Mars. It’s not available as a fold out map (yet) so you’ll have to blunder about on your next trip to the red planet. “The planet Mars has become the latest subject in our long line of iconic OS paper maps. The one-off map, created […]
12th February is Darwin Day and commemorates the birth of Charles Darwin in 1809. Darwin’s contribution to science should not be underestimated and the facts of Evolution should be taught more, in all centres of learning around the world. – Your Joyful Benefactor Image: Painting by John Collier
One Hundred years after Albert Einstein predicted the existence of Gravitational Waves, the announcement that they had been discovered finally came. The two detectors of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) simultaneously observed a transient gravitational-wave signal last year on September 14th. From the Introduction in the Physical Review Letters paper: “In 1916, the year […]
I originally tried to read this stunning book back in 2011 when I received it as a present, but struggled from the outset. I have always been fascinated by Quantum Mechanics but found its abstract nature and sheer weirdness overwhelming when compared to classical mechanics. I have recently given the book another go but this […]
Nasa have just released an Apollo photo archive into the public domain via flickr. The Nasa archive contains most of the Apollo images that were shot on Hasselblad cameras by the astronauts.
Take a look at these images of the Eclipse of 20th March 2015. My son and I built a pin hole camera, but I was surprised at how good my smart phone captured the event.
Today, 14th March (sometimes written 3.14) is pi day (π). It’s extra special this year because it’s 2015 and the date can be written as 3.14.15 which is the first five digits of π. The number π is a mathematical constant, and is calculated from the ratio of a circle’s circumference to it’s diameter. For more […]
Today, 14th March (sometimes written 3.14) is pi day (π). The number π is a mathematical constant, and is calculated from the ratio of a circle’s circumference to it’s diameter. For more information about π see the Wikipedia article here. To help celebrate π day and for more fascinating facts visit the website www.piday.org π is an irrational number. […]