Tag Archives: Science
(just a quick post about interesting things to keep the blog alive. More interesting developments are afoot, I hope to be able to post about them shortly) I suspect that all of the readers here are familiar with the wonderful resource of fascinating talks that is TED. Yesterday, a group of people had their first [...]
Since entering paternity leave, I have had little time to come up with something new to post here. However, one colleague was so kind as to send me his Windows version of the live fourier transform program discussed before. His runs on his Lenovo laptop (but may be more widely applicable) and uses the Windows [...]
Hi all. Last week-end, while visiting friends nearby, a copy of the book “bad science” by Ben Goldacre was dropped in my lap. Having read the occasional post on his weblog (http://www.badscience.net/), I had already planned to get it. So I started reading the book with rather high expectations. (This copy, if I did not misunderstand [...]
There is something quite “evil genius” about shooting an electron beam with a laser, especially for non-physicists like me. That this causes gamma rays to emerge (back towards the laser) is perhaps even more interesting. Allow me to elaborate in slightly more scientific terms.