Archive for July, 2009|Monthly archive page
While it is faster to stack blocks than snap Legos, the resulting Lego structure seems much more stable.
“Neglect” by Carlyle Micklus.
Not Even OGC Compliant!
The movie Knowing should be banned. In 1959 a rather geeky-looking girl stares at the sun too long and scribbles down a page full of numbers. The list is put in a time capsule and opened 50 years later. Turns out the numbers are Date/Latitude/Longitude keys associated with death and destruction. Knowing these numbers doesn’t help though, the protagonist (an astrophysicist) and his son are fatalistically doomed to wander aimlessly for the remaining hour of the movie.
This movie is dangerous – it discourages kids from learning the math and science they need to solve the problems facing the planet.
If you’re into astrophysics and feel like opening a time capsule, check out the Feynman lecture videos.
Also, check out the new Physics Helper for Silverlight 3.