Archive for ‘Science’

October 3, 2015

Water found on Mars

  
Just been to see a great film: The Martian starring Matt Damon in the titular role also known as Mark Watney. Directed by Ridley Scott and based on a marvelous book by Andy Wier it tells the survival difficulties of an astronaut stranded on Mars in a fictional, though truly believable mission to the red planet. Two Thumbs Up! Go see it!

  

 
In other news: Jason Bourne can ride a mean motorcycle… 

May 26, 2015

Dune

 
“The mystery of life isn’t a problem to solve, but a reality to experience.”

Frank Herbert 

One of the greatest scifi books with far reaching topics of politics, religion, economy, ecology, and eugenics, its setting millennia in the future could be read as a shadow of the world today. Dune was published fifty years ago and is as fresh today as it was in the sixties when the environmental movement was in its infancy. 

http://www.amazon.com/Dune-Frank-Herbert/dp/0441172717

May 11, 2015

What do you care what other people think?

  

Richard P. Feynman’s birthday. Curiosity feeds the mind.

February 27, 2015

Live Long & Prosper

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And so goes the salutation of the great Spock. Today saw the passing of Leonard Nimoy at the age of 83. Photo is his Mission Impossible character Paris looking logically cool.

October 23, 2014

TBT

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When I had the venerable Original Ninja my jaunts went further afield. It could zoom the big roads with ease and be a nimble ride on the back roads of Wisconsin. Here I am up by Lake Geneva I nice hour circuit around it through rolling countryside. I always stop in at the Yerkes Observatory; its 40 inch lens being the largest refracting telescope used for research.

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Tank mounted baglux with map. Ready for the unknown roads. A very comfortable bike to ride…
Photos taken on Kodak slide film with a trusty Nikon F3.