Dateline London

London and Londoners, because of the rebellions for the human species and the Earth going on right at this moment have - as a whole and all at once - become aware of "Climate Change"  and what is needed, "Climate Action".  Listen to the police, the business people, the cabbies, and the truckers what they …

Millennials Cockcroft and Walton crack open the atom (87 years ago!)

On April 14, 1932, Dr. Ernest Walton noticed the telltale signature of alpha particles after bombarding a lithium target with protons: the lithium broke into two helium nuclei.  John Cockcroft, his colleague, and Prof. Rutherford confirmed this was the case, independently doing the experiment two additional times.  The three men penned a letter to Nature …

Now, Coffee in the newest regolith simulant, UCF’s Exolith Lab MGS-1

At the moment of transplantation to the MGS-1 soil. Wearing my N95 mask.   Above is the reflectance spectrum of MGS-1.  It's not ALL RED (635-700 nm), is it?  In fact, its a pretty flat response to incoming light at longer wavelength.   It didn't die instantly.  Yay! Today, we successfully transplanted our Kona Coffee …

50th Anniversary of Black Sun: The Art and Science of Isamu Noguchi

Isamu Noguchi's "Black Sun" (1969).  It's 50th Anniversary is in line with the 50th Anniversary of Apollo XI, by the way, sure looks like a Black Hole, doesn't it?   Some speculate that Soundgarden lead singer, Chris Cornell, came up with the name of the hit song  Black Hole Sun (1994) from the Black Sun sculpture in …

Beresheet’s Apparent Crash Landing into the Opposite Side of The Moon.

By Kenneth Chang April 11, 2019 "Moon Landing by Israel’s Beresheet Spacecraft Ends in Crash... "A small spacecraft that has captured the imagination and excitement of people in Israel and around the world appears to have crashed into the moon on Thursday. “We had a failure in the spacecraft,” Opher Doron, the general manager of …