…the human mind has ever devised. So, of course, you can draw stick figures to make sense of it…
When “artist’s impression” does not mean “lasting expression of imagination”.
Science and faith. What do facts matter to the gut?
A foul-mouthed 17-year-old prodigy student and mankind’s hubris…
(with a nod to Carl Sagan) Why are people so afraid of science? Or are they? As a scientist, or, in fact, as a curious human being, I cannot but notice that science is treated differently from other aspects of life. To give just one example, a car mechanic can point towards his experience and […]
The first answer coming to mind is simply “Why not?”. But – There’s a lot more to it. First of all, teachers should be updated on space science. We all should. It’s not an easy task, though. Just reading the news about space science and space technology takes time. Understanding the basic concept often takes […]
The Sober Scientist. What an excrutiatingly weird concept to me. I am one myself, a scientist, I mean; and I know how much I have to force myself to not feel but think when it comes to science. Now, don’t get me wrong. I know where the image of the sober scientist comes from. It […]
A satellite in Low Eart Orbit, LEO, can cover just one certain area of the Earth’s surface at a time. The same thing goes when it comes to contacting the satellite. To download data from the satellite, or to send commands to the satellite is possible only during the few minutes each orbit it passes right […]
I imagine, there might be drivers who look at speed limits as suggestions. There might as well be drivers, perhaps even male drivers, that see speed limits as suggesting a minimum speed. On facebook, people write about a flash of light out of the blue sky when they got caught by a speed camera along […]
What is a physicist? Those of you who have followed this blog may not be surprised about me asking a question like that. I am one, a physicist. I have all the papers to prove it. I should know. But I do not know. What I do have is an inkling as to what a […]