24/3/2017 8:15 Live stream of the spacewalk outside the International Space Station: Should last until mid-afternoon.
23/3/2017 13:49 Senate votes to let ISPs sell your Web browsing history to advertisers: This is just disgusting.
22/3/2017 10:18 Former Israeli airport security boss: electronics ban makes little sense: ‘“I don’t quite understand the decision,” said Pini Schiff, former head of security at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion airport, pointing to security gaps in the new rules that anyone aiming to smuggle explosives on to a commercial airliner might exploit.’
21/3/2017 11:43 Having your Pi and eating it - talking maths with Eugenia Chen: Interview with the mathematician and educator.
18/3/2017 17:45 Don’t Steal in Virginia: The felony threshold for theft in my state of residence (and NJ) is $200. All other states have a limit ≥ $1,000. It doesn’t bother me.
16/3/2017 16:52 Failure to Use the Oxford Comma Once Again Proves Costly: Also see this.
7/3/2017 8:17 A Eureka Moment for Two Times Reporters: North Korea’s Missile Launches Were Failing Too Often: Interesting story behind the story.
6/3/2017 17:00 Valentina Tereshkova: Happy birthday to Valentina Tereshkova, the first woman in space.
2/3/2017 14:21 Assessing temperature pattern projections made in 1989: Abstract: “Successful projection of the distribution of surface temperature change increases our confidence in climate models. Here we evaluate projections of global warming from almost 30 years ago using the observations made during the past half century.”
21/2/2017 9:57 FDR Called Them Concentration Camps: Why Terminology Matters: Americans of Japanese ancestry were not imprisoned in “internment camps” during WWII. Also, they were not “relocated” nor “evacuated” to the camps.
18/2/2017 15:45 The Secret Service of the Skies: This is an interesting article about the disruption to general aviation, and all its associated industries, caused by President Trump’s selfish habits. But it repeatedly, and oddly, refers to zones of restricted airspace as “rings”, although they would seem to actually be truncated cylinders. Do I misunderstand?
16/2/2017 11:10 The future of solar power technology is bright: My article in Ars Technica on recent advances in photovoltaic technology and research.
10/2/2017 13:52 Don’t miss the penumbral Lunar eclipse tonight.: Should be good viewing on the East coast if there’s a break in the clouds.
5/2/2017 15:10 The state of residential solar power: My article in Ars Technica appeared today.
2/2/2017 10:36 Jewish people give Muslims key to their synagogue after town’s mosque burns down: ‘One of the mosque's founders, Shahid Hashmi, said: “Jewish community members walked into my home and gave me a key to the synagogue.”.’
2/2/2017 6:29 Matter-antimatter asymmetry confirmed in baryons: Preliminary results from the LHCb may explain why our universe is made from matter.
1/2/2017 11:01 Cops use pacemaker data to charge homeowner with arson: This was not a smart criminal. But there are interesting legal issues around self-incrimination.
28/1/2017 14:27 Little National Security Benefit to Trump’s Executive Order on Immigration: From the Cato Institute.
28/1/2017 21:21 ACLU wins emergency, national stay of Trump’s refugee ban: Check out the great picture of Trump by Carlos Barria of Reuters. And thanks to the ACLU.