Physics

The science of physics has taught us so much about the ways the universe works it’s amazing, from the way an apple falls out of a tree to the orbit of planetary bodies and the bending of light. And they’re still learning more every day.

Blog: World Science Festival: Alien Life: Will We Know It When We See It? Part I

Part the first: two minutes of hate directed at Public Radio host and panel moderator John Hockenberry.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm June 5, 2014 Tags: , , , ,
Blog: Alien Communication & More On The Fermi Paradox

Urgh… the whole Fermi Paradox thing has been gnawing at my insides, especially after reading an article about how advanced civilizations might communicate.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 28, 2014 Tags: , , , , ,
Blog: A Matter of Time – A World Science Festival Discussion

I went to the World Science Festival on Saturday where they discussed not just the concept of space-time but whether time has a direction. It was a fascinating discussion that I try to relate. Includes video!

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm June 3, 2013 Tags: , , ,
Blog: Langrange Point Outpost?

According to a NASA proposal to the White House, a waystation could be built at the Earth-Moon Lagrange Point 2 to serve Moon and Mars exploration programs. But while it’s an awesome idea, what are the chances it’s actually going to get off the ground.

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm October 4, 2012 Tags: , , ,
Blog: Quantum Communications Inch Closer

What was once an area of theory and science-fiction is increasingly becoming fact: the ability to communicate over vast distances instantly and securely using entangled particles. But what else might they be used for?

 
By Colin Andrew Ferm May 3, 2012 Tags: , , ,