NOV. 21, 2014
Monday, December 22, 2014
PRI Science Friday - Into the Wormhole: The Science of 'Interstellar'
NOV. 21, 2014
NOV. 21, 2014
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Sunday, December 21, 2014
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Saturday, December 20, 2014
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Friday, December 12, 2014
"New Horizons is a mission designed to fly by Pluto and its moon Charon and transmit images and data back to Earth. It will then continue on into the Kuiper Belt where it will fly by a one or more Kuiper Belt Objects and return further data."
New Horizons should perform a flyby of the Pluto system on 14 July 2015.
Posted by William Wilson at 12/12/2014 08:57:00 AM
PBS Richard Pryor Icon
November 23, 2014
"About the Program:
Richard Pryor: One of the greatest American comics of all time. His impact on comedy and this generation’s top comedians — who cite Richard as their biggest influence — is unrivaled. He was one of the first black men ever on television. He pioneered a new brand of humor: black man impersonating white man while making fun of himself. And he was a hit. His comedy was universal. His rise to fame was nothing short of miraculous."
Richard Pryor, A Comedy Pioneer Who Was 'Always Whittling On Dynamite'
NPR Fresh Air
December 11, 2014
via Youtube - instead of the the PBS link, firewall, international rights restricted.
Posted by William Wilson at 12/12/2014 06:28:00 AM
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Flowers for Algernon is a science fiction short story and subsequent novel written by Daniel Keyes. The short story, written in 1958 and first published in the April 1959 issue of The Magazine of Fantasy; Science Fiction, won the Hugo Award for Best Short Story in 1960.
The eponymous Algernon is a laboratory mouse who has undergone surgery to increase his intelligence by artificial means. The story is told by a series of progress reports written by Charlie Gordon, the first human test subject for the surgery, and it touches upon many different ethical and moral themes such as the treatment of the mentally disabled.
I read it when I was 8 years old and now find it analogous to our life experience; attaining everything what life has to offer and losing everything at the end.
Charly - 1968 film starring Cliff Robertson, for which he won the Academy Award for Best Actor. I watched it for the first time last month. At first I thought the film looked dated, but found I loved that the film is set in the Boston, Mass of my youth.
Posted by William Wilson at 12/06/2014 12:59:00 PM