Monthly Archives: May 2019

Star Wars’ Tariffs, Emperors, and Physics

Star Wars’ Tariffs There is a lot of excitement around the new Disneyland attraction Star Wars – Galaxy’s Edge.  Nobody would watch a lifelong movie series, starting in 1977, if everybody was super civilized and lived in peace.  And which … Continue reading

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Mysteries of the Universe After Einstein

Mysteries of the Universe After Einstein This is just a short summary of what we know we need to learn about the universe, with some speculations why we need to proceed with learning about them.  There are many YouTube lectures … Continue reading

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Einstein’s Science a Century Ago, Versus Trump’s Unraveling of Science Today

One hundred years ago today, May 29, 1919, Albert Einstein’s General Relativity was proved by Sir Arthur Stanley Eddington’s observation of the deflection of star light around the sun, seen in a solar eclipse.  Today, Trump is totally stifling and … Continue reading

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A Tribute to the Inventor of Quarks, Prof. Murray Gell-Mann

The Life and Fundamental Physics Contributions of Prof. Murray Gell-Mann We mourn the passing of the greatest theoretical physicist of the modern era, Prof. Murray Gell-Mann of Caltech.  He passed on May 24, 2019 at the age of 89.   … Continue reading

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The Day Democracy Died

The Day Democracy Died At the start of the Memorial Day weekend, 2019, Democracy in America Died. The list of what happened this week is long, and I don’t have to keep the order and dates right, but it occurred.  … Continue reading

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Dragonia in Game of Thrones, and Trump

Dragonia in Game of Thrones, and Trump It’s always a struggle whether to take the easy but painful path of writing about the new dictatorial powers of Trump, or to write more technical articles about energy and climate change, or … Continue reading

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Democratic Ratings of Countries in Our News

Democratic Ratings of Countries in Our News In our dealings with key countries now, it is important to have a sense of how they rate as democracies.  I also started on this to consider how we will be rated now … Continue reading

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Is Trump’s Moon Program for Real?

Is Trump’s Moon Program for Real? Watching parts of the Humans to Mars conference, it starts with the Gateway to Explore the Moon and Mars, which orbits the Moon, and is a low gravity launch platform to reach the Moon … Continue reading

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The Physics of Dragons

The Physics of Dragons I have limited this to the Physics of dragons, since I am not a chemist or biologist.  Also, I don’t have clearance from the Dothraki to reveal fine details.  Actually, I didn’t watch most of the … Continue reading

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Game of Thrones’ Strong Anti-War Message

Game of Thrones’ Strong Anti-War Message After eight seasons of viewers putting up with cruelty and warfare or simply innured to it on Game of Thrones, they finally put on a very strong anti-war message, in episode 5, “The Bells”.  … Continue reading

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