Category: Science

[:en]Observations from an unqualified point-of-view.[:de]Unqualifizierte Äußerungen über naturwissenschaftliche Themen

10th September 2014 / / English

In recent years the media enjoyed regaling us with the search for the Higgs boson, but I’m sure many people wondered what was so special about Mr Higg’s boson that we should all be so interested in him finding it again, let alone curious about how he lost it in the first place. Postulate a new thesis or make a new discovery and you’re liable to have your name enter the vernacular. Found a company associated with a new invention, and the name may even become standard for the innovation. Yet at what point does it all stop being yours? We all learn about Newton’s laws of gravitation in the classroom, whilst some go on to read up on Einstein’s theory of general relativity. Archimedes’ buoyancy principle, Kepler’s laws of planetary motion – it all seems so predictable, until it comes unstuck with the Heisenberg uncertainty principle. Not the laws of physics, the laws of English.

9th April 2008 / / Daily Links

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” – A wonderful website devoted to one of the most…

12th January 2008 / / Environment
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17th March 2007 / / Criticism