There’s a great urban legend that says a penny tossed off the top of the Empire State building will impact with enough force to embed itself in the ground. Or, if it hit someone in the head, it would kill them.
Last week’s Mythbusters (one of my favorite TV shows) busted the myth experimentally. However, I wanted to understand the math and physics a little better.
NASA is currently holding a press conference after the successful landing of “Opportunity” and potential workaround of the flash memory problem on “Spirit.” I’m reslishing seeing all the engineers cheering and high fives. Much like Pathfinder, this is an amazing opportunity to witness the highs and lows of exploration in near real time.
If you haven’t already seen it, I’d encourage viewing Nova’s: MARS Dead or Alive, especially the third chapter showing some of the technical issues they resolved during testing.
Seizing the first opportunity I’ve had to cook all week, tonight’s menu was mushroom stroganoff. It’s a quick meal (about 30 minutes to make) and serves four.
Dear Qwest: While watching the NFL playoffs the last couple of weekends (sadly, the only football I’ve had time for this season), I have seen several of your commercials touting your new tagline, “The Spirit of Service.” The commercial I…
KIRO TV7 is the winner of my Weather Forecast Rodeo, with two “most accurate” days and two “runner up” days. The Seattle Times is the runner up with two “winner” days.