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Super Moon – May 5th, 2012

Posted by on May 6, 2012

May 5th 2012, the ‘Super Moon’ brings out the strangeness in our intrepid hosts. The moon is currently in perigee. I totally bunged up the video when I shouted out...

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Quantum & Cosmos

Ask Science – Would a nuclear bomb be as destructive in outer space as in the atmosphere?

Posted by on Jun 18, 2012

Nope, the bulk of destruction from a Nuclear blast comes from the initial shockwave and the cavitation caused by the blast. In a vacuum the energy from the blast would dissipate...

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Human Sciences

Ask Science – How Many Megapixels Does the Human Eye Have?

Posted by on Jun 26, 2012

Can you measure the human eye with megapixels, and if so how many megapixels is the human eye? Yes and no. There are about 120 million rods (black and white receptors) and about 5...

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Fast Forward

Maybe “The Next Biggest Thing Since WWW”

Posted by on Apr 27, 2009

The Internet has brought us as many or more resources since the PC. woot for that. All that automation of web applications has made us more efficient. The powers of our new world...

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Recent Posts

Ask Science – Why is the sky Green in a Severe Thunderstorm?

Ask Science – Why is the sky Green in a Severe Thunderstorm?

Jun 30, 2012

This is a cool question that doesn’t have an easy or clear answer. I’m thinking it’s related somehow to the same reason the sky is blue, and the origins of rainbows. In physics there is a phenomena called backscattering, when the white light from the sun hits our atmosphere, most of the light comes through pretty easily, except blue...

Ask Science – How Many Megapixels Does the Human Eye Have?

Ask Science – How Many Megapixels Does the Human Eye Have?

Jun 26, 2012

Can you measure the human eye with megapixels, and if so how many megapixels is the human eye? Yes and no. There are about 120 million rods (black and white receptors) and about 5 million cones (colour receptors), so the total resolution of your eye would be about 125 megapixels… But you can’t really stop the comparison there, since about 5% of your...

Ask Science – Would a nuclear bomb be as destructive in outer space as in the atmosphere?

Ask Science – Would a nuclear bomb be as destructive in outer space as in the atmosphere?

Jun 18, 2012

Nope, the bulk of destruction from a Nuclear blast comes from the initial shockwave and the cavitation caused by the blast. In a vacuum the energy from the blast would dissipate rapidly as the inverse square law of radiation dictates. So after a kilometer, it would be half as strong. After 2 kilometers it would be 1/4 as strong, after 3 kilometers, it would be...

SpaceX – The First Privatized Orbital Space Agency – Enjoys Successful Mission

SpaceX – The First Privatized Orbital Space Agency – Enjoys Successful Mission

Jun 14, 2012

Florida, May 22, 2012. On May 31 2012, SpaceX successfully completed the historic mission that made Dragon the first commercial spacecraft in history to visit the International Space Station. Previously only four governments — the United States, Russia, Japan and the European Space Agency — had achieved this challenging technical feat. SpaceX has...