Friday, August 07, 2015

Assorted items

Time is getting short before our semester starts here, and there is much to be done, so I'll be brief:

  • A library of nice online interactive physics applets/demos from the University of Colorado.  However, between the ongoing security pains of both Java and Flash, it's getting more and more difficult to have a resource like this that is of maximal use to students.  If someone finds a security hole in HTML5, then there will be no platform left for this kind of application, and that would be very disappointing
  • A very impressive demonstration of the Magnus force.
  • The new Fantastic Four movie has been reviewed very unfavorably by critics "Legendary physicist" [sic] Michio Kaku was tapped to do four featurettes about the science of the film.  Coincidence?  
  • Finally, two months after publication in the UK, my book is available through Amazon in the US - see the advertisement in the upper right of this page.
  • If you're in the US (not sure the stream will work elsewhere) and you missed it, here is the recent PBS documentary "The Bomb", about the events of 70 years ago.   Likewise, here is their other timely documentary, "Twisting the Dragon's Tail", about uranium.  If books are more your thing, you can't do much better than The Making of the Atomic Bomb.
  • This is brilliant.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Seen the applets before, Magnus effect was nice. You getting sarcastic on MK. Lol!!