Sunday, June 7, 2009

13 Science Mysteries

This New Scientist article is a great overview of the following 13 mysteries, or "things that don't make sense" in science (although I don't think they should have included homeopathy):
  • The placebo effect
  • The horizon problem (of the Universe)
  • Ultra-energetic cosmic rays
  • Belfast homeopathy results
  • Dark matter
  • Viking's methane
  • Tetraneutrons
  • The Pioneer anomaly
  • Dark energy
  • The Kuiper cliff
  • The Wow signal
  • Not-so-constant constants
  • Cold fusion

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Store Your Data...For a BILLION YEARS!

Now we're talkin'; store those LOST episodes and family photos for a b-b-billion years.

So now we just need to encapsulate all our civilizations' combined knowledge in a vault somewhere with some self-replicating robot maintenance staff who can also train the sentient beings 1 gigayear hence how to read the darn stuff.

I like the comment about not buying it now because next year they'll come out with TWO billion year storage times.