Archive for date: October 6, 2011

First ever image of fourth-order rainbow

October 6, 2011 | Amateur Science, Science | By: Mark VandeWettering

Long time readers of my blog may remember that I’m interested in rainbows (not unicorns, just rainbows). A while ago, I wrote a simple simulation that showed the formation of the primary and secondary rainbows by simulating the refraction of water inside a single raindrop. These two bows appear opposite the sun in the sky. […]

Steve Jobs, 1955-2011

October 6, 2011 | Commentary | By: Mark VandeWettering

Yesterday, I was sitting at my desk at Pixar when a Twitter alerted me to the passing of Steve Jobs. I remember feeling mostly shock. While I knew that he was ill, and this was the likely outcome from his stepping down as the Apple, I still couldn’t help but feel a bit amazed that […]