Thursday, March 29, 2012

Ahhh the endless debate. 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This stuff is just so very interesting. I am currently researching more into the relatively new and interesting field of prebiotic chemistry. I find this subject to be absolutely fascinating. Ever wonder how the world formed? How the first amino acids appeared on Earth? And better yet, the Chemistry of the early earth? There is so much out there, and by gaining a better understanding of how other planets are forming, we are better able to understand our own roots. 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Lets talk antimatter.

What is this material that seems to be hiding from detection? Most of the material on earth seems to be made of matter rather than antimatter. If antimatter-dominated regions of space existed, the gamma rays produced in annihilation reactions along the boundary between matter and antimatter regions would be detectable.

Antiparticles are created in the universe when high-energy particle collisions take place. Small quantities of antimatter are produced when High-energy cosmic rays impact Earth's atmosphere as particle jets, which are immediately annihilated by contact with matter. This stuff is awesome.

Physicists are closing in on how matter differs from antimatter

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Pi Day

Greeting everyone, and Happy Pi Day! Pi Day is a holiday in honor of the mathematical constant π (pi). Larry Shaw created Pi Day in 1988. Pi Day is observed on March 14 because of the date's representation as 3/14 in month/day date format. This representation adheres to the commonly used approximation of 3.14 for π.What some call "Real Pi Day" will be celebrated on March 14th, 2015 at 9:26:53 AM. These numbers (3/14/15, 9:26:53) correspond with the first 10 digits of pi (3.141592653). But, hey, we shall take what we get and call today Pi Day and deal with it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Higgs Boson

Physicists at Cern are powering up the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) again, ready for a final push to confirm the discovery of the Higgs boson - the final piece of the jigsaw known as the Standard Model of Particle Physics.

I am fascinated by the Higgs Boson, and I am really looking forward to see the results that will be streaming in regarding its discovery once CERN gets the LHC back up and running again. I know it's out there. The data just has to back it up at this stage. 

I enjoy it when I come across accuracy. The whole "I <3 this, and I <3 that" annoys me. This "<3" is not what a heart looks like people. Meh, you'll have to excuse my ranting. Now for another rant. 2012. Yes, I am going to address this

On the winter solstice in 2012, the sun will be aligned with the center of the Milky Way for the first time in about 26,000 years. This special alignment means that the usual energy that typically streams to Earth from the center of the Milky Way will indeed be disrupted on 12/21/12 2012 at 11:11 p.m. Universal Time. Scientists are actually in great doubt about the fact that the Mayas even knew what they were talking about. So, no the Earth is not doing to be destroyed in a giant ball of flame. The Mayas calendar may have ended on 12/21/2012, but so what? It's not plausible to think they could have made a calendar that would last for eternity. They ran out of paper :P The ending of the calendar may not even be correct for 12/21/2012. We have been running on the Gregorian calendar for the last 2012 years, the mayans used the Long Counts calendar, and there is scientific debate over the validity of the end of the mayan calendar. So people get over yourselves with this end of the world stuff...

Monday, March 12, 2012

 Ahh Deoxyribonucleic acid. The fascinating double helix of life.
Let's face it people, if you are of a scientific mind, you would pull the leaver. Not that I am condoning electrocution, but we do tend to be of the curious sort.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Science is a subject that is worth fighting for. More, and more, people are dropping out of this field. We need more brilliant minds to expand in this field.