Usually the lectures I attend at Caltech and JPL are about landing on asteroids, black holes and the composition of Jupiter’s Moons, but this month, they had a biologist who discussed sleep. Years ago many […]
Well, it’s time for me to get back on the book and science lecture review wagon! I’ve been working more on short stories and my interactive multimedia book series, Light 2.0, and have neglected […]
Dr. Marc Rayman, Chief Engineer and Mission Director of NASA’s Dawn Mission told an audience at JPL last Thursday night: “NASA’s motto is ‘If it isn’t impossible, it isn’t worth doing.’ ” I think this […]
Several years ago I arranged for two of my female web and interactive students to video interview a woman scientist at Caltech. I asked the administrators there if they could line up a couple of […]
Just because someone is a brilliant scientist, it does not necessarily follow that he/she is a brilliant anything-else.
On first meeting, Margaret Wertheim impresses me as one who could keep a noncommittal face when confronted with surprising news – a demeanor useful to a poker player. Unlike can’t-keep-any-emotion-off-her-face me, who would make a […]
And I was suddenly imagining all the deeply intricate origami folding I had once heard some scientist talk about – who remembers when – but he was referring to the fact that they had discovered if you wanted to make something so small that you could pack it up to fly into deep space in a very small spaceship, and then unfold itself when its time came, like when it landed on Mars or an asteroid or something.
Or, A Little Mars & Origins of Life History Before Tackling Today’s Space Exploration Debates, Part II One of the exciting things about blogs is the fact that we can update them with new information, […]
The news media is rife with stories about missions to Mars and to asteroids lately. A great deal of the interest has been spawned by the fact that we have a mission on Mars currently, […]
Jan. 20, 2013 Beckman Auditorium at Caltech, Pasadena – The Visioneers, with author Dr. W. Patrick McCray, streamed online as shown here First is the good news that the Skeptics Society at Caltech is now […]