- The New Horizons spacecraft is finally getting close enough to Pluto to be able to image Pluto and Charon orbiting about their common (approximate, b/c of other moons) center of mass.
- The Moore Foundation announced the awardees in the materials synthesis component of their big program titled Emergent Phenomena in Quantum Systems. Congratulations all around.
- Here's a shock: congressmen in the pockets of the United Launch Alliance don't like SpaceX.
- Cute toy.
- The Fields Medal finally goes to a woman, Maryam Mirzakhani. Also getting a share, Manjul Bhargava, who gave the single clearest math talk I've ever seen, using only a blank transparency and a felt-tip pen.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Some quick cool science links
Here are a few neat things that have cropped up recently:
Posted by Douglas Natelson at 9:56 PM