Monday, March 31, 2014

Quote of the Month

"The good thing about science
is that it's true whether or not you believe in it."

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Cosmos: A Space-Time Odyssey Tomorrow!

Just a reminder: the reboot of Carl Sagan's iconic, 1980s TV series, Cosmos, will debut tomorrow (March 9.) on Fox at 9 p.m. EDT and Monday (March 10.) on National Geographic at 10 p.m. EDT. If we can believe the early previews that are circulating on the Internet, the show is everything we have been waiting for.

In the meantime, National Geographic will air (actually it already is) the original series during this weekend. Here is the complete schedule:

Saturday, March 8:
12 p.m. - The Shore of the Cosmic Ocean
1 p.m. - One Voice in the Cosmic Fugue
2 p.m. - Harmony of the Worlds
3 p.m. - Heaven and Hell
4 p.m. - Blues for a Red Planet
5 p.m. - Travellers' Tales

Sunday, March 9:
12 p.m. - The Backbone of Night
1 p.m. - Journeys in Space and Time
2 p.m. - The Lives of the Stars
3 p.m. - The Edge of Forever
4 p.m. - The Persistence of Memory
5 p.m. - Encyclopaedia Galactica
6 p.m. - Who Speaks for Earth?

"Somewhere, something incredible
is waiting to be known."

- Carl Sagan

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Lord of the Rings LCG Box Separators

A couple years ago, I made the above separaters for the Lord of the Rings card game and would now like to offer them for download (for the best results, print them out on good quality photo paper and glue them on cardboard sheets for extra strength).

Friday, February 28, 2014

Quote of the Month

"Science is organized knowledge.
Wisdom is organized life."

- Immanuel Kant

Friday, January 31, 2014

Quote of the Month

"Without science,
everything is a miracle."

- Lawrence Krauss

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Quote of the Month

"The day we stop exploring
is the day we commit ourselves to live in a stagnant world,
devoid of curiosity, empty of dreams."

- Neil deGrasse Tyson

Friday, December 20, 2013

Carl Sagan Died 17 Years Ago

Exactly seventeen years ago today, the world has lost one its most cherished science educators, a role model for many scientists today, dr. Carl Sagan. If you do not know him, please research it and discover the life work of a truly remarkable man!

In remembering him, allow me to include here the video version of one his most famous speeches, the Pale Blue Dot. It is an excerpt from his book of the same name, inspired by the image of Earth taken by the Voyager 1 spacecraft (currently in interstellar space) from about 6 billion kilometers (3,8 billion miles).

Also, do not forget to watch the re-imaging of his iconic television series "Cosmos," starring Neil deGrasse Tyson as host. The new Cosmos will air on March 9, 2014 on Fox.

"Somewhere, something incredible
is waiting to be known."

- Carl Sagan

Sunday, December 1, 2013

New Round for the CAT started!

A few months ago, the CAT Thruster--a very promising water-propelled micro satellite--failed to achieve its Kickstarter goal (despite the incredible support I might add). The project then went on a hiatus, a period of re-thinking what went wrong with the campaign (on Kickstarter, of course, as the actual development in the engineering department at the University of Michigan never actually stopped.) Now, however, the hiatus is over, and the team has returned with a much more thought-out (and realistic) Kickstarter page! For more information on the project and why you should support it click here! And, if I managed to convince you, click on the link below to pledge your support:

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Quote of the Month

"The most exciting phrase to hear in science,
the one that heralds new discoveries,
is not 'Eureka!' but 'That's funny ...'"

- Isaac Asimov