Dropping Dark Matter

Dark matter is mysterious stuff. Scientists don’t really know much about it at all, other than the fact that there seems to be a lot of it in the universe.… Read more !

PASER schmazer

You know what a laser is of course. The term stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emmission of Radiation. You may not know that they were based on principles developed… Read more !

Political Science

Some scientists and engineers are getting political with the new organization called Scientists and Engineers for America. SEA’s mission statement says they are targeting “elections at all levels of government… Read more !

Xtreme Physics

Snowboard/skating phenom Shaun White lets writer Jeanna Brynner use him to illustrate the physics of x-treme sports. As a lifelong skater and snowboarder, I was a little suprised by this… Read more !

Squeezing Song from Sand

You can’t squeeze blood from a stone, but you can get sound out of sand dunes. Singing dunes often make sound on their own, as a result of spontaneously coordinated… Read more !

Einstein@Home Art Computer

How nerdy am I? I’ll give you a hint – I do physics in my sleep. Specifically, I built a custom computer that runs the distributed computing project Einstein@Home 24… Read more !