July 14, 2014

Is Generation Y Lost?

Here is another off the wall blog. You won’t find any physics in here… Is GenY lost? In a recent NYT article, Todd G. Buchholz and […]
June 27, 2014

Using “dispersion” to create honest to goodness photon topedos.

I’ve been thinking about how to make a powerful weapon based on a relatively weak light transmitter which can be tuned in frequency. This could be […]
June 21, 2014

When are photons, photons?

You’ve probably heard the word “photon” before, as in “photon torpedoes” popularized in the original Star Trek. “Photons” are what physicists call “light” or electromagnetic radiation, […]
May 18, 2014

SETI – Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter: part 3

This is part 3 and final installment in the Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter blog. Please read parts 1 and 2 for context. In part 2 I […]
May 18, 2014

SETI – Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter: part 2

This blog extends part 1 of a blog with the same title, and is followed by part 3. Albeit imperfect, the radio search for extraterrestrial intelligence […]
May 18, 2014

SETI – Your Opinion Doesn’t Matter: part 1

Ha ha! The title should garner angry crowds bearing sharpened spoons*, chanting before my office window in Mountain View. *Because spoons are the only tools their […]
May 14, 2014

Looking for signs of life on Kepler 186-F

Consider this post, which firmly states that proto-Earth Kepler 186-f has a 50% chance of harboring technologically equipped intelligent life: http://www.science20.com/quantum_gravity/blog/a_better_than_5050_chance_kepler186f_has_technological_life-134555 Although about science, this blog […]
April 22, 2014

Inflation is Real!

Why is the universe so homogenous? It should be a lot more clumpy. Right after the Big Bang, the universe was still quite small and all […]
May 8, 2012

can’t hug orphans

Today I have a social issue on my mind. Did you know that in California it is illegal for workers at orphanages to hug the children? […]