RIP Neil Armstrong (1930 – 2012)

Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk the moon, passed away following complications from cardiovascular procedures. Rest in peace, Neil.

Apollo 11 – 40 years ago

On the way into work the other day, I heard this story on NPR.  This week marks the 40th anniversary of the first human steps on the moon.  For years the only footage available was that footage broadcast on TV at the time.  The original footage may have been lost, but if you check out... Continue Reading →

John Wheeler

John Wheeler - physicist who gave birth to the term 'black hole', worked in nuclear fission, and was a contemporary of Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr - has passed away at age 96. Full article here.

Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

When one thinks of Einstein, the thought probably conjures up the notion of the scientific legend. Or, it perhaps also brings to mind how his name has become synonymous with genius. But the root of this sort of folk lore was an actual man. Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson reveals this man... Continue Reading →

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