Space geekiness: a lecture

I really, really hate it when events don’t have an online presence. I like broadcasting things.  Not to be able to do so easily, particularly when it’s something interesting, is upsetting.  I have fitlets of pique thereover.  As it were. Anyhoo, on to the point of this post: tomorrow, in Wellington, there’s going to be […]

Mindbullets goodness: The Avatar Wars

Does anyone else out there read Mind Bullets? If not, I’d thoroughly recommend it.  Or else wait for me to occasionally post on it (when it’s appropriate to this forum).  The most recent post certainly is. Mind Bullets, for the uninitiated, is part of the FutureWorlds network.  Basically, a bunch of really interesting people like […]

When art meets science - Wireless in your World

This is what happens when art and science get together and make very beautiful motion infographic babies. We’re used to the idea that we’re surrounded by wifi networks (well, I hope we are).  Still, have you ever actually tried to visual them all, and how they surround you and overlap with each other? I’ve not, […]

Quantum memory improves (vastly)

Let’s hope I manage to explain this properly :) Firstly, a shoutout to a local - a University of Otago researcher was actually involved in this.  Hooray!  It means I get, not only to geek out, but to have pride in doing so.  Always a nice feeling. So, on with the post.  Well, in essence, […]

Brief interlude: spoon

So, because I realise I have been remiss in posting over the last few days*. And also because I’m currently writing something somewhat more complex:  I bring you sciencey spoon-related humour. A word of introduction.  Some time ago, in a country fairly far away, the BBC decided to implement a terrestrial version of the Hitchhiker’s […]