Video: Non-Newtonian Fluids

It looks like something out of a horror movie: An animated ooze stirring to life, climbing out of a bowl to, what else, destroy humanity one blobby hand at a time. But it’s not The Blob. It’s a non-Newtonian fluid on a speaker.

John Titor As An Unreliable Narrator

I’ve posted quite a bit about John Titor, the alleged time traveler from 2036. This isn’t necessarily because I believe Titor was an actual time traveler. However, I’m fascinated by his story as a whole — the future of an alternate 2036, the statements regarding our own future, the machine. The character of John Titor …

The Phobos-Grunt Probe Cries Out From A Watery Grave

Remember when Roscosmos Director Vladimir Popovkin didn’t want to “accuse anybody” of shooting down the Phobos-Grunt Mars Probe? That isn’t so much the case anymore. Phobos-Grunt fell to Earth on Sunday and splashed down (in pieces) somewhere in the Pacific Ocean. We’re still not sure where, exactly, but it’s safe to say that, clearly, the …

Billions And Billions Of Planets

It wasn’t long ago when the people of Earth believed they were the center of the universe, that the sun revolved around our planet. We were a singular, solitary world. A special place in a sea of nothingness. It wasn’t even until the early 1990s that we confirmed the discovery of an extrasolar planet. Things …

Was Russia’s Phobos-Grunt Probe Assassinated?

The Phobos-Grunt Probe, as I’ve already mentioned, will be returning to Earth in a fiery hellstorm of shrapnel in a few days. Don’t panic: It shouldn’t be anything to worry about. The Roscosmos space agency, otherwise known as the Russian Federal Space Agency, is predicting it will splashdown peacefully in the Indian Ocean. But that’s …