17 April, 2017

Other galaxies and ocean worlds

An astronomer: Life ‘might be more common’ than we thought

Distant galaxy GN-z11 in GOODS-N image by HST.jpg
Galaxy GN-z11 is currently the oldest and most distant known galaxy in the observable universe.

By NASA, ESA, P. Oesch (Yale University), G. Brammer (STScI), P. van Dokkum (Yale University), and G. Illingworth (University of California, Santa Cruz) - http://hubblesite.org/newscenter/archive/releases/2016/07/image/a/; see also https://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/hubble-team-breaks-cosmic-distance-record/ and http://www.spacetelescope.org/images/heic1604a/, Public Domain, Link
PIA17202 - Approaching Enceladus.jpg
Saturn’s moon Enceladus was found to have ocean world
By National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) / Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) - PIA17202 from the NASA/JPL Photojournal, Public Domain, Link

UN's new global standard to feed the world's population

UN News - New UN guidelines to make international trade in plants and seeds safer

A United Nations commission overseeing plant health has adopted a new global standard to ensure that international trade in plants and seeds - vital to feed the world's population - is free from agricultural pests and disease-causing bugs.
I'm not an expert but I think artificial manures should be deprecated.

09 April, 2017

Smart tires - Goodyear shows off its smart, spherical tire concept

Smart tires have really come a long way. I remember when they were filled with just the foam, preventing a blast.

Also please do the cleaning of tires, especially if you are coming from rural areas.

08 April, 2017

The nature of spacetime - Cosmos is fun to a Martian if an astronaut is moving

Nonsymmetric velocity time dilation.gif
Time, blue and red clock
By Cleonis - CleonisCC BY-SA 2.5Link

Sometimes they say time flies when you're having fun, meaning, time seems to pass quicker when one is enjoying oneself.

From the local frame of reference (the blue clock), the relatively accelerated red clock moves slower, while the blue clock moves faster considering the red clock and the same local frame of reference.

07 April, 2017

Getting through TV gap - Programming of Remote Control Units

  • Please note that all newer Remote Control Units have two red buttons
  • Program main Remote Control Unit to suit all your needs
  • Please give surplus Remote Control Unit attention needed regarding preserving the environment

06 April, 2017

In pursuit of happiness

All the people here look like quantum physicists, like, they have an expression: »The one who wakes up early grabs two happiness« or an English "equivalent": »The early bird catches the worm«.

Can happiness be quantified or is it jet another timeless question?
If it can be quantified, why is ther no »Pain barometer«?

You can find my deep underground thinking about such difficult questions here:


01 April, 2017

Timeless questions?

Is there a free lunch?
- Yes, because if there's no free lunch, I've bought my birthday package with a birthplace

Does a table have a head?
- No, to me it's too confusing

Is April Fools' Day all year event?

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