Science https://cvining.com/ en A Letter to Roger Penrose https://cvining.com/letter-roger-penrose <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/letter-roger-penrose" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A Letter to Roger Penrose</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/24/2017 - 14:55</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p><span>To: </span><span><a href="mailto:puzzles@penroseinstitute.com">puzzles@penroseinstitute.com</a></span></p> <p><span>Subject: This Puzzle Is Not Even Wrong</span></p> <p><span>Dear Prof. Penrose and the Penrose Institute,</span><span> </span></p></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/science" hreflang="en">Science</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/letter-roger-penrose" rel="tag" title="A Letter to Roger Penrose" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about A Letter to Roger Penrose</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Fri, 24 Mar 2017 21:55:39 +0000 cvining 1832 at https://cvining.com LIGO - A Tale of Great And Small https://cvining.com/ligo-tale-great-and-small <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/ligo-tale-great-and-small" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">LIGO - A Tale of Great And Small</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 02/28/2016 - 23:44</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>By now everyone has heard of the recent detection of gravitational waves produced by two black holes colliding a billion miles away. By the time those waves reached us here on Earth they moved us (you, me, everything, the entire planet) a tiny fraction of the diameter of a proton. A. Proton. Not a fraction of an atom. A tiny, tiny fraction of a proton.</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/science" hreflang="en">Science</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/ligo-tale-great-and-small" rel="tag" title="LIGO - A Tale of Great And Small" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about LIGO - A Tale of Great And Small</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 07:44:04 +0000 cvining 1744 at https://cvining.com Prince Rupert's Drop https://cvining.com/prince-ruperts-drop <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/prince-ruperts-drop" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Prince Rupert&#039;s Drop</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 06/25/2015 - 19:53</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Prince Rupert's Drop is a piece of glass formed by droping the liquid glass directly into cold water. The resulting piece of glass is highly stressed, so much so that the whole thing eplodes when the delicate tip is broken. At the same time, the larger bulb is extremely strong, able to survive striking by a hammer. Pretty fun physics. Here's a nice video on the subject:</p> <p></p> <p>Further details, and the home of the above video is <a href="http://gizmodo.com/5992072/these-exploding-droplets-of-glass-are-a-bewildering-quirk-of-physics">here</a>, and a <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Rupert&#039;s_Drop">Wikipedia entry is h</a><span><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prince_Rupert&#039;s_Drop">ere</a>.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/science" hreflang="en">Science</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/prince-ruperts-drop" rel="tag" title="Prince Rupert&#039;s Drop" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Prince Rupert&#039;s Drop</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Fri, 26 Jun 2015 02:53:21 +0000 cvining 1232 at https://cvining.com A bowling ball and a feather walk into a vacuum chamber... https://cvining.com/bowling-ball-and-feather-walk-vacuum-chamber <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/bowling-ball-and-feather-walk-vacuum-chamber" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">A bowling ball and a feather walk into a vacuum chamber...</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 11/17/2014 - 18:13</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p></p> <p><span>"Physicist <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brian_Cox_%28physicist%29">Brian Cox</a> of the <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/bbctwo">BBC Two</a> program <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p0276p50">Human Universe</a> recently visited the world’s largest <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vacuum_chamber">vacuum chamber</a> at <a href="http://facilities.grc.nasa.gov/spf/">NASA’s Space Power Facility</a> outside of <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sandusky,_Ohio">Sandusky, Ohio</a>, to <a href="http://youtu.be/E43-CfukEgs">demonstrate the effects of air on falling objects</a>. In the video, a feather and bowling ball are dropped at the same time in normal Earth conditions and after the air has been removed from the room.</span></p> <p><span>"Source: <a href="http://laughingsquid.com/a-feather-and-a-bowling-ball-dropped-together-inside-the-worlds-largest-vacuum-chamber/">http://laughingsquid.com/a-feather-and-a-bowling-ball-dropped-together-…</a></span></p> <p><span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/science" hreflang="en">Science</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/bowling-ball-and-feather-walk-vacuum-chamber" rel="tag" title="A bowling ball and a feather walk into a vacuum chamber..." hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about A bowling ball and a feather walk into a vacuum chamber...</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 02:13:32 +0000 cvining 1205 at https://cvining.com Science vs. Religion, and a clever graphic https://cvining.com/science-vs-religion-and-clever-graphic <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/science-vs-religion-and-clever-graphic" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Science vs. Religion, and a clever graphic</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 07/17/2014 - 02:31</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><div>I heard today there are some 3 billion internet users in the world. I've heard similar numbers before, but when I heard it today I thought: hey! There's only a bit over 2 billion Christians! Maybe Science is winning this thing after all! Particularly when you consider Christ had a nearly 2000 year head start!</div> <div> </div> <div>But here's really why I'm writing. Pull up this web page:</div> <div> </div> <div><a href="http://www.internetlivestats.com/watch/internet-users/">http://www.internetlivestats.com/watch/internet-users/</a></div> <div> </div></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/science" hreflang="en">Science</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/science-vs-religion-and-clever-graphic" rel="tag" title="Science vs. Religion, and a clever graphic" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Science vs. Religion, and a clever graphic</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:31:19 +0000 cvining 1194 at https://cvining.com Asteroid's hit earth regularly https://cvining.com/asteroids-hit-earth-regularly <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/asteroids-hit-earth-regularly" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Asteroid&#039;s hit earth regularly</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 04/24/2014 - 01:23</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>From the <a href="https://b612foundation.org/">B612 Foundation</a>:</p> <blockquote><p>Between 2000 and 2013, a network of sensors that monitors Earth around the clock listening for the infrasound signature of nuclear detonations detected 26 explosions on Earth ranging in energy from 1 to 600 kilotons – all caused not by nuclear explosions, but rather by asteroid impacts. These findings were recently released from the Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization, which operates the network.</p></blockquote></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/science" hreflang="en">Science</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/asteroids-hit-earth-regularly" rel="tag" title="Asteroid&#039;s hit earth regularly" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Asteroid&#039;s hit earth regularly</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Thu, 24 Apr 2014 08:23:20 +0000 cvining 1185 at https://cvining.com The Bigfoot Prize https://cvining.com/bigfoot-prize <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--promoted node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/bigfoot-prize" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Bigfoot Prize</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/22/2013 - 22:04</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Everyone talks about Bigfoot, but nobody ever does anything about them. Until now.</p> <p>The Olympia Beer, the brewing company is offering a very generous $1,000,000 for "irrefutable evidence" for the existence of Bigfoot. They've set the bar pretty high. You need DNA and visual proof of a live physical body. Basically hair and a photo.</p> <p>I'll post again if I hear about an award being made. Here's the full story:</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/science" hreflang="en">Science</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/bigfoot-prize" rel="tag" title="The Bigfoot Prize" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about The Bigfoot Prize</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 05:04:29 +0000 cvining 1120 at https://cvining.com Zotero https://cvining.com/zotero <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/zotero" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Zotero</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sun, 02/22/2009 - 07:45</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p> </p> <h2>Get the latest Endnote Export "style" for RIS:</h2> <p>Get the latest endnote "Reference Manager (RIS) Export" style ( RefMan (RIS) Export.ens ) from: <a href="http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp">http://www.endnote.com/support/enstyles.asp</a></p> <p>The version dated 9/22/2008 is here: <a href="ftp://support.isiresearchsoft.com/pub/pc/styles/endnote4/RefMan%20(RIS)%20Export.ens">ftp://support.isiresearchsoft.com/pub/pc/styles/endnote4/RefMan%20(RIS)…</a></p> <p>The version original to my Endnote 9 didn't export PDF files at all</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/science" hreflang="en">Science</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/zotero" rel="tag" title="Zotero" hreflang="en">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Zotero</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Sun, 22 Feb 2009 15:45:52 +0000 cvining 160 at https://cvining.com The Large Hadron Collider https://cvining.com/large-hadron-collider <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/large-hadron-collider" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The Large Hadron Collider</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 09/11/2008 - 06:52</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>In the event you haven't heard, the <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Large_Hadron_Collider" target="_blank">Large Hadron Collider</a> (LHC) was fired up yesterday.  The popular press seems to fixate on two things about this experiment: 1) it may tell us something about the origin of the universe and 2) it may tell us something about the end of the universe.</p> <p>The best comment I've seen in this respect is the website  <a href="http://www.hasthelhcdestroyedtheearth.com/">http://www.hasthelhcdestroyedtheearth.com/</a>, which consists of a single word:  "NO".</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/science" hreflang="en">Science</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/large-hadron-collider" rel="tag" title="The Large Hadron Collider" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about The Large Hadron Collider</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Thu, 11 Sep 2008 13:52:29 +0000 cvining 138 at https://cvining.com Lunar Transit of Earth - Videos https://cvining.com/lunar-transit-earth-videos <article role="article" class="node node--type-article node--view-mode-teaser"> <h2> <a href="/lunar-transit-earth-videos" rel="bookmark"><span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Lunar Transit of Earth - Videos</span> </a> </h2> <footer> <div class="submitted"> Submitted by <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>cvining</span></span> on <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Sat, 07/19/2008 - 08:15</span> </div> </footer> <div class="content"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="clearfix text-formatted field field--name-body field--type-text-with-summary field--label-hidden field__item"><p>Thirty one milion miles from earth the Deep Impact probe captures images of the moon passing in front of earth.</p> <p class="rtecenter"><img height="394" align="middle" width="394" alt="Deep Impact image of lunar transit of earth" src="/sites/cvining.com/files/u2/260624main_epoxi_3_HI.jpg" /></p> <p>Isn't that marvelous?</p></div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="field field--name-taxonomy-vocabulary-2 field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline clearfix"> <div class="field__label">Commentary</div> <div class="field__item"><a href="/category/commentary/science" hreflang="en">Science</a></div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="block"> <div class="content"> <div class="node__links"> <div class="links"> <ul class="links inline"><li class="node-readmore"><a href="/lunar-transit-earth-videos" rel="tag" title="Lunar Transit of Earth - Videos" hreflang="und">Read more<span class="visually-hidden"> about Lunar Transit of Earth - Videos</span></a></li><li class="comment-forbidden"></li></ul> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </article> Sat, 19 Jul 2008 15:15:48 +0000 cvining 132 at https://cvining.com