Category Archive for 'science'

the art of flying

Thursday, August 20th, 2009

This is from the venerable H2G2… This is excellent humor. And its applicable at a deeper level in many real contexts. You can recognize them, or sooner or later hopefully discover by yourself over time… 😉

total perspective vortex: video?!

Monday, August 17th, 2009

I’ve mentioned earlier in one of the posts, that the first time I came across the Hitchhiker’s Guide To The Galaxy, it was just a very funny science fiction book that I read end to end – a laugh riot! Many years later, had chanced across it and read it again. This second read of […]

quotes by Douglas Adams

Friday, March 13th, 2009

I watched the gorilla’s eyes again, wise and knowing eyes, and wondered about this business of trying to teach apes language. Our language. Why? There are many members of our own species who live in and with the forest and know it and understand it. We don’t listen to them. What is there to suggest […]

what are you looking at?

Thursday, October 12th, 2006

Look at these pictures and make a guess… should be fairly easy… Its an actual photograph, maybe a bit of distortion due to some digital zooming…

sky's the limit

Monday, September 4th, 2006

The sky in general is a beautiful thing, the biggest canvas in the world with the most unlimited colors! And best part is… its free – available 24 hours a day! All we need to do is take time to look 🙂 Try this experiment…

making a paper aeroplane

Wednesday, August 30th, 2006

While searching for some good simple physics puzzles to help out my wife in her class quiz tomorrow… came across a site to build a pretty sophisticated looking paper aeroplane!

about douglas adams

Thursday, July 27th, 2006

I’d read the book Hitchiker’s Guide To The Galaxy during college days as well and had a laugh riot. But reading them recently after a many years I laughed again, but the books had an astonishing depth I’d never perceived before! I wondered why… Found some explanation for it in this article Lament for Douglas […]

[article] The Alternative Hypothesis

Sunday, July 2nd, 2006

Some very interesting ideas are voiced in this beautiful article by Navadarshanam… The Alternative Hypothesis Midway through life, Eknath Easwaran says: I was beginning to sense that there was nothing in the industrial world�s endless whirl of new products and pleasures that would compensate for the things receding ever further into the distance: our hope […]

plastic in the microwave

Wednesday, May 31st, 2006

[Date of this entry only an approximation] As a result of the previous post, just out of curiousity to find the real answer, I looked up google and found some interesting things…

a creature's ability to aim

Monday, April 10th, 2006

[Republishing another old draft…] One thing about the Egyptial Vulture is that it is one of the very few birds that can use a tool – it uses stones to break open eggs. Sometimes flying high with a pebble and dropping it to break the egg open! The Egyptian Vulture has developed the ability to […]