As a remedy to those shiny, big-budget TELEVISION programmes about the wonders of the universe, the cosmologist Peter Coles of Ireland’s Maynooth University is putting out a series of videos that point out that deep space is actually a bit disappointing. In his first video, revealed above, he explains why stars actually aren’t that remarkable after all.
Things are a bit different on the other side of the Atlantic, where glitz is great and Tom Cruise and NASA have obviously teamed up to start discussions about shooting a film on the International Space Station (ISS). NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine took to Twitter to reveal the “exciting” news. “We require popular media to motivate a new generation of engineer and scientists to make NASA’s enthusiastic plans a reality,” he wrote.
NASA didn’t offer any more information, however obviously the film will be an action-adventure and not part of the Objective Impossible series that Cruise has starred in given that 1996.
The Island of Man Post Workplace has actually launched a set of 8 stamps to honour the contribution of crucial workers throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The eight stamps include words including care, compassion and community, along with the strapline “will carry us through”.
One of the stamps consists of “science” and as well as the strapline also features 2 of Stephen Hawking’s famous formulas about Hawking radiation and black-hole entropy. The Stephen Hawking Foundation said that a copy of the stamp had actually been sent to every home on the Island of Guy in addition to “leaders all around the world”. “Science leads in whatever we carry out in relation to Covid-19,” the Foundation kept in mind. “It informs our decisions, our actions and our politics, it conserves lives, it prevents harm and it will be the only method to go back to anything resembling a normal life.”
Today music fans are mourning Florian Schneider, co-founder of Kraftwerk, who has actually died age73 Schneider has no background in physics, numerous of Kraftwerk’s songs touch on science and technology. These consist of “ Radioactivity“, “ Geiger counter” and “ Ohm sweet ohm“.