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Twitter Weird Science Facts, Volume 10

On a personal note: still going through a rough patch of life, and so I’m still on a sort of unofficial hiatus from writing substantial posts — though I may write one here or there. Hopefully will be back and … Continue reading

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Twitter Weird Science Facts, Volume 9

Been a rough couple of weeks for me personally, and I haven’t had the time or the energy to write some solid science posts.  In the meantime, please take a look at the latest weird science facts posted on twitter. … Continue reading

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Valley of the Flame, by Henry Kuttner

Henry Kuttner (1915-1958) may be referred to as “one of the most important science fiction authors you’ve never heard of.”  He was incredibly prolific and versatile, writing countless short stories of science fiction, fantasy, horror, thriller, and adventure, as well … Continue reading

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Twitter Weird Science Facts, Volume 8

Time for another recap of weird science facts from Twitter! Click below the fold to see how the system pictured below provided entertainment for Victorian folks.

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Optics by hot air balloon?

The first in a (hopefully) series of posts inspired by topics covered in my upcoming textbook on singular optics. Crewed balloon rides have a surprisingly large role in the history of science.  The first untethered balloon flight was performed in Paris on November … Continue reading

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Some more skydiving videos!

While I’m working on some new physics blog posts, here’s a couple of more skydiving videos that I took with a GoPro!

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New skydiving camera helmet!

After about six months off, I’ve finally gotten back into the air… into freefall, that is!  I haven’t been jumping for a while thanks to a combination of reasons, probably in large part to wanting to work on my singular … Continue reading

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