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Invader Xan is a molecular astrophysicist and part-time alien invader, who spends life looking at very small things on very large scales, and trying to better understand the chemistry of interstellar space.
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Tag Archives: technology
It’s been a bumpy few years for the Southern African Large Telescope (SALT). Despite being one of the newest and most advanced telescopes in the world, it’s been plagued by seemingly endless image quality problems. Those problems have all been … Continue reading
It’s no great secret that I’m a big fan of geek toys. Some people may remember how amused I was by the iPod Touch I got a couple of years ago. Well ok, I finally bit the bullet and am … Continue reading
It’s an interesting thing in astronomy that we tend to have a number of sub-communities, and those sub-communities don’t tend to interract that much. One thing that happens to a fair amount of people is to end up working exclusively … Continue reading
I love imagination. I particularly love the kind of imagination that goes into delightful ideas like this one! This little dude, known as Le Petit Prince (in a cutesy reference to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry), is an ingenious solution to what … Continue reading
Ok, so I’m not normally much a tech nerd, but I have to say — OMG iPod Touch ultimate geek toy!!! This little beauty was my Christmas/birthday present (I don’t mind a joint present between the two when it’s this … Continue reading