Daily Archives: July 5, 2012

So you want to be a scientist…

Apparently, becoming a scientist is a bit like training to become a master in some medieval profession. In attempting to become a master blacksmith or mason, for instance, one would begin as an apprentice, training under a master for some … Continue reading

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Astrotropes: Faster than Light

Special Relativity, whether we like it or not, imposes an ultimate speed limit for everything in the Universe. According to the laws of physics, nothing in the Universe can travel faster than light. And as any Star Trek fan should … Continue reading

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