Category Archive for 'science'

the one single question

Saturday, March 11th, 2006

While flipping through TV channels during lunch time showed the movie Contact playing on one of them. I hadn’t seen the movie before but had a vague idea of the story outline from the trailers, that it was a science fiction about a lady contacting extraterrestrial intelligience. It was an interesting scene… just before leaving […]

from 0.00001 to 0.000011

Saturday, February 11th, 2006

On a scale of all knowledge from 0 (Nothing), to Infinity (Everything), its really nice to know a little more about myself – though who knows after a few years if I look at the number 0.000011 I might laugh at having overestimated it 😀 But anyway I’m really happy to have learnt a little […]

communication among ants

Wednesday, June 1st, 2005

I’d written an article many years ago on ants but I regret its unlikely I’ll ever trace it again. [Thats why I’m now maintaining a blog where I have a single repository for all these kind of things.] Why do they walk in a straight line? I read that the first ant that discovers food […]

quote: the pale blue dot

Friday, May 7th, 2004

Carl Sagan on the view of Earth from 3.7 billion miles away as a pale blue dot: (image from wiki) Earth is a tiny dot about halfway down in the rightmost streak of sunlight. “Look again at that dot. That’s here. That’s home, That’s us. On it everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you […]

where in the Universe are you?

Friday, September 26th, 2003

The Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida has put up a very interesting Java applet on their site. It begins as a view of the Milky Way Galaxy viewed from a distance of 10 million light years and then zooms into towards Earth in powers of ten of distance. 10 million, to one million, to 100,000 […]