Theories of Everything Mapped

Mapped Theories

This is something for science wonks. The Map is a good way to get an overview of where we are at in our knowledge of the universe.

I find the comments, for this magazine at least, are equally stimulating.

Einstein. A Prophet?

Gravity Waves
NYT gravity waves
Scientific process

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!

Is this critter cuddly or what?

Tree Lobster

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.

Antarctic Explorer, Henry Worsley dies

Henry Worsley

Henry Hurley photos from Shackleton Expedition

Slideshow/Story of Ernest Shackleton‘s Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition

Frank Hurley bio

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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.

Alan Stern’s Moonshot to Pluto Wins the Internet

http://www.wired.com/2015/12/alan-sterns-moonshot-to-pluto-wins-the-internet/

I am a big believer in space exploration. Ever since I ordered a cardboard rocket that slid down a strong I the early sixties from there to here has been fascinating. The search for knowledge and understanding for it’s own sake is a purity of mission we can all be thankful for and awed by in it’s success.