Saturday, January 17, 2009
Thursday, January 15, 2009
While this is a fascinating discovery in its self it is a perfect example of one the things that makes me love science (Yes, I love science).
Every so often in the world of physics there is a theorist wondering how to find proof of their new idea while someone performing an experiment designed to measure something completely different sits scratching their heads at a set of results that seem to make no sense. It happened with Einstein predicting the Brownian Motion that baffled Robert Brown and with the discovery of cosmic background radiation which researchers initially thought was due to their antenna having a fault until they found out about some scientists at Princeton theorising that just such a signal should be found.
So to sum up:
Tuesday, January 06, 2009
Monday, January 05, 2009
"Two German children - aged five and six - have been stopped by police from eloping to Africa to tie the knot in the sun, reports say.
The budding lovebirds, identified as Mika and Anna-Lena, packed bathing costumes, sunglasses and a lilo and headed for the airport.
They even had the presence of mind to invite along an official witness - Anna-Lena's seven-year-old sister."
See also the nonsense of Detox: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/7808348.stm
Well done Science kids!
Sunday, January 04, 2009
I've been reading up on Windows 7 and so far I'm quite impressed.
OS news have posted an interesting review here and the Microsoft Engineering Windows 7 blog has a really great article about the sensible sounding changes they have made to the taskbar.
Couple that with some rather promising looking benchmark results and I could even be persuaded to give it a try (Once SP1 comes out that is).