Haven’t posted recently. I was gearing up cause I was in complete remission from Multiple Myeloma after a bone marrow transplant. Since I have relapsed which among other things takes time posting has been slow. I’ll keep trying though.
I know it’s corny and quite dated but… now for something completely different!
NYT gravity waves
This is fascinating for a multitude of reasons. Einstein being one of them.
What fascinates me almost as much, is the technology designed and created to search for gravitational waves. Fact: this detector can detect perturbations as small as 1000th the width of a proton!
It seems as though every generation thinks everything to be discovered has been discovered.
This is a shining example (though it’s a rediscovery) of the diversity and strangeness of this planet we share, as well as the discoveries made every day, despite thinking we know, if not all, at least enough.
I’m a huge fan of research for the sake of research and smile when I see things such as this.
I think if we DO ever know all to be known, that would be a strange day.
Henry Hurley photos from Shackleton Expedition
Slideshow/Story of Ernest Shackleton‘s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition
Frank Hurley bio
This is a bummer! I have always loved the great age of exploration. Shackletons journey is one of the most remarkable ever! Despite all that happenend, not a single person dies! NONE! This amazing even to this day with all the fancy ger we have. And cell phones. Radios. Cameras. They were left in the hashest plae on Earth with no means to communicate to the outside world.
Since the crew was going overland, on the ice, dragging sleds behind them, Hurley was not allowed to take all the pictures, which we on glass plates, therefore heavy and fragile. The process used was the Paget process. He was also the first to take color photos in this setting.
Oh NO!!! The best, most fun, and silly and sexy show on TV is taking a break. I am not a TV junkie, FAN, by any stretch. But Dr Who saved me while I was recovering from my bone marrow transplant due to cancer. Besides the folks who have been doctors and their ability to keep me laughing as well as providing a modicum of challenge to my drug addled brain, it provided structure at a time I could not buy a schedule.
Quick note: not a fan of Capaldi yet. It always takes time to adjust to a new Dr. So far, Matt Smith is BEST. Of course when you have Amelia Pond to always save your ass, how can you go wrong?
Have a great day. And if your on the east coast, love the snow!!!