Saturday, July 19, 2014

Happy Moonwalk Day

At 9:56 PM today, Eastern Standard Time, forty-five years ago, Neil Armstrong first set foot on the lunar surface.

When times are hard, when the world seems filled with evil, hold that moment in your mind, when human feet first set foot on another world, and remember: together, there is nothing we cannot do.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Guest Post at ClarksonPunk

Hi!   Sorry for the slow posting.   Things, hopefully interesting things, are in progress here, but are not yet ready for the light of day.   Also, I'm writing my thesis, which obviously takes up a certain amount of time.   In the meantime, you can satisfy your craving for my writing with a guest post I wrote at the blog ClarksonPunk: An Atompunk Manifesto.

Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Philosopher's Bomb, Part 2

Those Magnificent Men and their Atomic Machines

The Philosopher's Bomb: Discovering New Elements with Nuclear Explosions

Part II

Back to Part I

With Special Thanks to Dr. Stephen A. Becker and Dr. David W. Dorn

For first time readers, part I should be read before reading part II.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Gimme Shelter

It's a den of noise
Filled with fidgety boys
Our home beneath the firmament
And I'm glad it's a phase
Just lasting two days
Rather than something that's permanent.”
-”The Shelter”[SESP]

On July 31st, 1959, two young parents and their three children entered an 8-foot-by-9-foot soundproof room in the basement of a laboratory at Princeton University. They stayed inside for the next fourteen days.[Ve][MN]