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Ethics of Space Travel

As eager as we are to explore the solar system and beyond, space is not a very hospital place. Muscular atrophy, increased exposure to harmful radiation, and insomnia are just a few of the effects of spaceflight on the human body. Even acknowledging these known risks and the possibility of others, many people are eager … Continue reading Ethics of Space Travel Continue reading Continue reading

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hawking radiation

on my flight back from amsterdam at the end of spring break, i finally had the opportunity and wherewithal to watch the theory of everything, the stephen hawking biopic from a couple of years ago. it got me thinking about a lot of things from my physics education in high school and more recently my pursuit … Continue reading hawking radiation Continue reading Continue reading

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It’s Gettin’ Hot in Herre

Pharrell was probably thinking of bodies when he helped penned this hit for Nelly. Despite what the title may suggest I don’t think he had thermal radiation in mind… Continue reading Continue reading

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Five Fascinating Firsts

1. The Geiger counter was now going so fast that they couldn’t hear the individual clicks anymore. 2. Will still couldn’t understand their explanation of how they were able to harness the quantum tunneling effect and apply it to objects on a macroscopic scale – such as the human body – but there was the portal device, in his […] Continue reading

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