Monthly Archives: January 2008

Festival of Physics

The Festival of Physics, at which I was a volunteer demonstrator, was covered in the Dispatch (Oct. 21, p. B1). I realize I should have posted this a long time ago.The Tesla coil was the most visually captivating of the … Continue reading

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Thank you, President Bush.

From the State of the Union Address, January 28, 2008: To keep America competitive into the future, we must trust in the skill of our scientists and engineers and empower them to pursue the breakthroughs of tomorrow. Last year, Congress … Continue reading

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Dusk in Northern California

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Mike Huckabee is a Primate!

Updated on Jan. 24 to respond to a comment. In a republican debate held in Manchester, NH on May 6, 2007, candidate Mike Huckabee was asked about an earlier debate in which he raised his hand to indicate that he … Continue reading

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Internet Ego Boost

Thanks to Echoes in Eternity for the link to this site.

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Happy New Year!

This new year is off to a good start for me. I have spent a few days with friends in Minnesota, and I feel refreshed and ready for 2008. When I develop the pictures from my Holidays, I will post … Continue reading

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Practical Benefits of Particle Physics #5

The International Linear Collider (ILC) The ILC is an accelerator currently being planned by a large segment of the particle physics community. Building it will require many technological innovations and great engineering skill. The direct and indirect benefits of the … Continue reading

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