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Measuring the Speed of Light

You can measure the speed of light with little more than a microwave and a chocolate bar. You read that right. A CHOCOLATE BAR! In the latest Conversations in Science: Experiments with Kids video, learn how and discover why it works.

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Fires on the Ground, Confusion in the Soul

Regular readers of my blog or social media feeds will know that I live in Christchurch, New Zealand. I’m proud of the city where I live. It just breaks my heart to see my city threatened once again by Mother Nature. We have had our fair share of natural disasters, mostly in the form of […]

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Science and Government

Okay… It’s a little bit of a deviation from the normal type of post that I do, but I couldn’t remain silent. Recently, my Facebook and Twitter feeds blew up with people objecting to political involvement in science. I was in the dark as to what was really going on. I had posted on my […]

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Global Warming — Fake Science or Real?

The latest episode of Conversations in Science has now aired on KLRNRadio. It was a requested topic and given the current escalation of the news about climate change and global warming, I can understand why. But is all this hoopla about global warming really fake science (alternative facts) or is it real and something we should be worried about? Simple answer: it’s all real, but the issues and solutions are far from simple.

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2017: One month down. Only Eleven to go.

Here we are, February 1st, 2017 — one month in to 2017 and already it’s shaping up to be a mixed bag, teetering on the fence. Let’s see… As many of my readers know, I started 2017 with not one but two computers that decided to become vary ill. However, there was light at the end […]

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Wooden Bridge

Life Takes Unexpected Turns

Recently, I saw an article on how robotics have changed over the years and what ethical issues will likely arise. It started me thinking about how life can take unexpected turns but can still lead towards our goals and dreams, just not in the way we expected. How does an article about robotics and ethics relate […]

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Technology Angels Exist

Earlier in the week, I wrote about all the technological failures I’ve suffered from recently, including two computer failures. I wrote about how when my desktop failed on New Year’s Eve that I was forced to resort to a little tiny 10″ screen NetBook with 1Gb of RAM. I also wrote about how my daughter’s […]

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Technological Failure

Recently, my computer decided that it didn’t like me anymore. On a machine that was less than 6 months old, I got a keyboard initialization failure. I don’t care how technological you are, when that happens, it’s not a good sign. Two days later, my daughter’s laptop decided that the camera would just up and […]

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Artist's rendering of the Earth's magnetosphere

Pole to Pole to Pole

When my family and friends heard the special Christmas edition of Conversations in Science, many of them asked the same question: had I been drinking too much eggnog? In listening to the episode myself, I must admit, I did sound a little crazy, but I’m not. The ideas that I mentioned in that episode really do […]

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