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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

Shaken, Not Stirring

Shaken, Not Stirring

On November 17 my alarm went off simultaneously with a call from Radio New Zealand asking me to do an on-air interview about the end of the world. It turned out that it wasn’t the actual end of the world that was making the news.