I commented on the post, not sure if you read that though. In the "why are oceans salty" video it didn't explain why they are salty, rather just generally why there are minerals in water. Rocks aren't just salt or even proportionally salt and weathering doesn't just release salt. So why are they Salty as opposed to irony or whatever? Iron might be easily just heavy, but the other mentioned minerals suspend and they aren't "light"...
Nothing new? The entire field of quantum mechanics is considered brand spanking new compared to other disciplines. Einstein was the man that dubbed this phenomenon 'spooky action at a distance' because he himself was not familiar with the mechanics behind it, of course. Einstein must have thought nature was mighty spooky; we all know how he ended up being a nobody and all.
Yep, Einstein (and Schrödinger and some others) didn’t accept Quantum Mechanics at the time, and even they reneged on their (crucial) role in its development. I’m sure they would not think the same thing today (the empirical evidence is overwhelming, this experiment is only one more). Look here, for example.
[Oh, and from the very own post: “There is not new physics here, though, but a neat demonstration of physics.”]
Scientific Illustration: Conveying Information with Charm
I am a scientific and children’s illustrator, and the Artist in Residence at the science blog, BuzzHootRoar.
I am currently teaching a class on Skillshare called Scientific Illustration: Conveying Information with Charm. Skillshare is an amazing platform to learn new skills, and I think this is a class many of your readers might be interested in! My class takes students all the way through an illustration project, from researching, brainstorming, sketching, drawing, to digital production. It focuses around the topic of what I’ve dubbed “whimsical scientific illustration”, or scientific illustration that has personality, charm, and steps a bit away from reality to better communicate the true essence of the subject.
I would love for you to check out my class and if you think it sounds interesting, to consider blogging about it.
I really appreciate your time and consideration!
Thank you! Christine Fleming
Sorry for the delay, I’ve had a very busy days… so is real life!
Hi, Hope you are doing well! We are waiting for you. Where are you from last few days? No any update from last 5-6 days. This is not personal :-) you can take it personal. Please can you suggest me some good blogs for Computer Science? - Vishal
Oops, thanks for the worries… I’m reasonably ok and I’ll resume blogging in a few days.
About your petition on Computer Science, sure, I will make some posts listing some nice sites, also I will begin a new tag “big data”, because there is a lot of aesthetic beauty there too.
In the mean time, I can highly recommend that people take a look on Coursera:
“Modern theories did not arise from revolutionary ideas which have been, so to speak, introduced into the exact sciences from without. On the contrary they have forced their way into research which was attempting consistently to carry out the programme of classical physics—they arise out of its very nature. It is for this reason that the beginnings of modern physics cannot be compared with the great upheavals of previous periods like the achievements of Copernicus. Copernicus’s idea was much more an import from outside into the concepts of the science of his time, and therefore caused far more telling changes in science than the ideas of modern physics are creating to-day.”—
“If Louis Pasteur were to come out of his grave because he heard that the cure for cancer still had not been found, NIH would tell him, “Of course we’ll give you assistance. Now write up exactly what you will be doing during the three years of your grant.” Pasteur would say, “Thank you very much,” and would go back to his grave. Why? Because research means going into the unknown. If you know what you are going to do in science, then you are stupid! This is like telling Michelangelo or Renoir that he must tell you in advance how many reds and how many blues he will buy, and exactly how he will put those colors together.”—
“Far from feeling lonely or abandoned, I feel very much a part of what is taking place on the lunar surface. I know that I would be a liar or a fool if I said that I have the best of the three Apollo 11 seats, but I can say with truth and equanimity that I am perfectly satisfied with the one I have. This venture has been structured for three men, and I consider my third to be as necessary as either of the other two. I don’t mean to deny a feeling of solitude. It is there, reinforced by the fact that radio contact with the Earth abruptly cuts off at the instant I disappear behind the moon, I am alone now, truly alone, and absolutely isolated from any known life. I am it. If a count were taken, the score would be three billion plus two over on the other side of the moon, and one plus God knows what on this side.”—