Archive for date: February 4, 2006

HOWTO propagate an urban legend

February 4, 2006 | General | By: Mark VandeWettering

Boing Boing presented a link to this: HOWTO cook an egg with two mobile phones The only problem?  It doesn’t work.  It can’t work.   Dan and his readers figured it out relatively simply: if you take the battery’s capacity, express that in calories, and then take the mass of the egg and figure out […]

Bush administration aggressively prosecutes war… on science.

February 4, 2006 | General, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

It seems that a collection of public relations officers appointed by the Bush administration are giving NASA a black eye by trying to “recast” (if one is charitable) or “rewrite” (if one is accurate) the scientific research that the technical staff at NASA produce.  In particular, Bush appointee George Deutsch pressured NASA scientist Dr. James […]