Tag: technology

Geeky Consumers

OAN editor and occasional contributor Timothy LeGower has an excellent take on the Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas on his blog. If anyone knows how to consume electronics, it’s this guy! Check out Part 1 and Part 2, and Part…

A silly little video I made…

… with a not-so-little Saturn V. Starring Pluto Little Dippy, last semester’s mascot for Dark Skies, Bright Kids. [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jhZVg5Ucm4] We’re doing a kickoff party today for a new school, yay! If you don’t hear from me in a few days,…

Crap.

The old iPhone 3G is now $99. That’s probably less than I can get for my 2nd gen iPod Touch.  Turns out, with the UVa discount, the data plan is only $25 extra per month for me (I’m already happily…

What does it mean to be green?

For the past few years now, we’ve been asked to “green” everything, from our cars to our  dish soap.  My stance of environmentalism is that the planet will live on, in some form, no matter what we do to it. …

News from the Radio Spectrum

The life of a grad student gets pretty crazy from time to time, but I’m excited about returning to blogging as things cool down a bit.  As mentioned in my last post, I’ve got a list of fun things that…

First Stellar Images

Wait… what? First images of stars? But astrophotography goes way back. Let’s clarify. Last week, astronomers unveiled the first images of stars using optical interferometry* (other than the sun) where the star is actually resolved. Even in the best astronomical…

URSI Update #1

Greetings all! I’ve been having a busy, fun, and stimulating time here at the Nat’l Radio Sciences Meeting of URSI in Boulder, CO. The mountains are gorgeous, the skies are clear, and the radio astronomy is diverse and exciting! I’ve…

iPod Humor

From Lore Sjöberg at Wired… I finally bought a proper iPod, the kind that has a screen and comes with a jar of faux-hawk cream. I already had an iPod shuffle, but I never felt I truly belonged to the…