Musings of an autodidact

Physics

Magnetars need a new naming convention

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Endings and beginnings: when the asteroid hit

Another wonderfully executed video. 90 minutes collapsed to less than 5, ending millions of years of evolution for some, kickstarting the next round for others.


All the history and some of the future in less than 10 minutes

An excellent visualization!


What’s the wurst that could happen?

Robotics300Popular Science: WATCH A GERMAN ROBOT GRILL SAUSAGES TO PERFECTION

Just like any of us in the summer months, it locates empty spaces on the grill and places bratwursts as needed, eyes them and turns them to ensure even crisping of the skin, and plates them when they’re done, with a waggle of its moustachioed tablet face.

I, for one, welcome our sausage-slingin’ overlords.


100 greatest discoveries in physics


Dawkins & Greene: Physics vs biology