LinkoMania 103

Another normal day, another wasted life. Before i start pouring out any more philosophical thoughts, here are some interesting links for today…

  • Dr. Feynman’s Doodles” – How one scientist’s simple sketches transformed physics – A very nice article about some of the contributions of Dr. Feynmann. He was one of the most revolutionary physicist of the century. It is commonly said that “Feynmann is to second quarter as Einstein was to the first quarter”. I also recently read his autobiography, which is not all physics but includes incidents from his life that are very interesting. Will quote some of them sometime soon.
  • Earth may be reaching capacity on ability to absorb carbon – Oh crap. Isn’t it already late in our venture to save the earth ? Please avoid using Fossil fuels as much as possible. Well the oil prices have been fluctuating a lot recently, thanks to Saudi’s King but the only language that politicians will understand is when oil prices increase beyond any affordable consumption. Can’t wait to see what happens then … Maybe we will build more nuclear reactors 🙂
  • The Future of Physics – From a theoretical physicist’s point of view, some of the important topics of research that might gain more interest in the future …
  • Einstein and the Bomb – Hiroshima the Hidden Story – A semi-political historic view of the events during WWII that triggered physicists and politicians to look at the construction of an Atomic bomb – It is from a paper Dr. F.H. Knelman presented at an international Einstein conference.
  • ‘The Matrix’ vs. Reality – Written by Dr. Michio Kaku and Sarah Lane. Eventhough Matrix was a sci-fi, Dr. Kaku analyzes the accuracy of physics and logic behind the movie. It is kind of an interesting read though i might not take the arguments too seriously. I love the movie and is probably one of the best sci-fi’s i have ever seen. Way to go Wachowski !

Alrighty. That’s it for now. Will be back later …

Neutron