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We Have The Technology

We Have The Technology

Imagine living in a world where walking and biking was as safe – by Commander Hadfield's measure – as flying in space. 

There's A Creationist In the Science Class!

There's A Creationist In the Science Class!

No-one seems to dispute that the video was played, but minimising it as a conversation starter or "just one viewpoint" will not inspire confidence. If this was part of a wider programme to slip creationism into science classes, it speaks to a failure of leadership and, I believe, integrity. 

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet...

You Ain't Seen Nothing Yet...

This is the week the Nobel Prizes are announced, and today is the day (at least in New Zealand; first place in the world to see the light, as the tourist people say) the Physics prize is announced. And this year the odds-on favourite will be LIGO and the discovery of gravitational waves.

Up, Up and Away...

Up, Up and Away...

Balloon science is an often-neglected older cousin of rocket science and NASA's primary goal with this launch is to test a better balloon