Wish I had this when I was a kid…

Wow! I had no idea you could buy liquid nitrogen on the web. There’s a long list of stuff I’d like to freeze, just to see what happens. I ran across this bit of information while reading about using liquid nitrogen to make ice cream.

James Gleick on Spam

Another one of my favorite authors, James Gleick (whose works include Chaos: Making a New Science, Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman, Faster: The Acceleration of Just About Everything, What Just Happened: A Chronicle from the Electronic Frontier, and his latest – a biography of Isaac Newton ) doesn’t update his site frequently, […]

Blogging from Space

NASA astronaut Ed Lu is writing his weblog while stationed aboard the International Space Station. There’s even a page where you can send a question to Ed or his crewmate, Russian Cosmonaut

How tp Photograph Fireworks

From the New York Institute of Photography: How to photograph fireworks.

PostScript Web Server

Anders Karlsson has created a web server written in PostScript. Obviously a Swede with too much free time on his hands!

Behold the pentaquark

We’re all familiar with baryons (made of three quarks) and mesons (comprised of two quarks – a quark and an anti-quark), now physicists have evidence of pentaquarks, made up of 5 quarks (one of them an anti-quark) once again demonstrating how little we actually know about the makeup of the universe.

Giving us the cosmic finger

In a galaxy far, far away…. What did we do to piss these folks off???