Last night my buddy Mark and I were hanging out on my back deck when almost simultaneously we saw an orange lite rise up from behind a cluster of trees and start flying slowly through the air. It was soon followed by a second and third light. The third light vanished quickly, but the other […]
Feel like a big shot walking around town in your big boots with your big hair? Take a look at the image below (click to see it full size) and learn just how small you really are. This is mind-numbing, really.
Having always been a big fan of cool scientific and mathematical things that make you go, “Whoa”, I have been enjoying Getting a feel for big numbers. Start by taking a look at what 10,000 dots looks like. Next, take a gander at what it looks like when you have one dot for every second […]
“It would take 10^21 United States-worth of generators–as in a billion trillion Americas–to generate the same amount of energy that the Death Star superlaser released in one second.” That’s insane. Some guy decided to figure out how much energy it would take to blow up a planet in a similar fashion to how the Death […]