Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Quote of the Month

"We've arranged a global civilization in which most crucial elements
profoundly depend on science and technology.
We have also arranged things so that
almost no one understands science and technology.
This is a prescription for disaster.
We might get away with it for a while,
but sooner or later this combustible mixture of ignorance and power
is going to blow up in our faces."

- Carl Sagan

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Quote of the Month

"Where there is evidence,
no one speaks of ‘faith’.
We do not speak of faith that two and two are four
or that the earth is round.
We only speak of faith
when we wish to substitute emotion for evidence."

- Bertrand Russell

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Quote of the Month

"A central lesson of science is that to understand complex issues (or even simple ones),
we must try to free our minds of dogma and to guarantee the freedom to publish,
to contradict, and to experiment.
Arguments from authority are unacceptable."

- Carl Sagan

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Quote of the Month

"The skeptic does not mean him who doubts,
but him who investigates or researches,
as opposed to him who asserts and thinks that he has found."

- Miguel de Unamuno

Monday, March 30, 2015

Reinventing the NASA Mobile App

For the Behance presentation, click on the image!
(and do not forget to push the "appreciate this" button ;)

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Quote of the Month

"I'll believe anything,
no matter how wild and ridiculous,
if there is evidence for it.
The wilder and more ridiculous something is, however,
the firmer and more solid the evidence will have to be."

- Isaac Asimov

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Quote of the Month

"Do not go where the path may lead,
go instead where there is no path
and leave a trail.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The Future of Space Exploration

If there is one company I admire, it is SpaceX. Elon Musk's team not only makes space exploration cheaper by bringing the competitive prices of the private sector to government agencies, but they also try to innovate. Let's face it, today's rocket technology, in many sense, is old and hasn't changed much over the past decades. We still discard booster rockets, dumping billions of dollars into the ocean. And that is where SpaceX comes in with their vision of reusable rockets, of which they actually came pretty close last month when they almost landed a rocket on a barge, floating in the Atlantic ocean. It did not quite work out the way they hoped, but they are on track and the future is looking bright. Here is their vision that can become reality pretty soon. Sometimes I feel we truly live in an age of wonder!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Quote of the Month

"There's nothing magical about science.
It is simply a systematic way for carefully and thoroughly observing nature
and using consistent logic to evaluate results.
Which part of that exactly do you disagree with?
Do you disagree with being thorough? Using careful observation?
Being systematic? Or using consistent logic?”

- dr. Steven Novella

Monday, December 1, 2014

Quote of the Month

"Anyone who stops learning is old,
whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.

- Henry Ford