Judging from responses to my earlier post, not everyone is happy about incentives for installing solar power. One person said the government shouldn’t encourage projects that don’t make financial sense on their own...
Editor's Note: Scientific American 's George Musser will be chronicling his experiences installing solar panels in 60-Second Solar. Read his introduction here and see all posts here.
Editor's Note: Scientific American's George Musser will be chronicling his experiences installing solar panels in 60-Second Solar. Read his introduction here and see all posts here.
When I was a kid, energy was fun. I used to write to utility companies asking for their brochures on nuclear power and then sit and study the cutaway diagrams of reactors.
The laws of physics are easy; it's economics that vexes NASA
A second cosmic background radiation permeates the sky
Researchers sifting through extragalactic radio emissions may have found a secondary background radiation
LONG BEACH, CALIF.—One of the oddities of the universe revealed over the past decade is that galaxies and the giant black holes at their hubs fit together as if they were made for each other...
LONG BEACH, CALIF.—You might think that the universe 11.5 billion years ago was in a more primitive state than it is today. Barely two billion years had passed since the big bang, our Milky Way galaxy was still taking shape, and billions more years would pass before the sun pulled itself together...
LONG BEACH, CALIF.—One of the unnerving aspects of astronomy as a science is how astronomers continue to argue over measurements you’d have thought they settled long ago.
Quantum particles continue to behave in ways traditional particles do not
As part of the publicity for The Happening , writer-director M. Night Shyamalan gave a number of interviews to science journalists, including me, Andy Revkin, and Ira Flatow.
The director of The Happening, M. Night Shyamalan, talks about his scientific and environmental inspirations
A celebration that seeks to reunite the Two Cultures
The World Science Festival—a celebration that seeks to reunite the Two Cultures
I talked to string theorist Brian Greene earlier this afternoon about the upcoming World Science Festival, and he remarked about how many artists of all types, from painters to musicians to choreographers, have been inspired by scientific discoveries...
April Fool's Day was kind of a bust this year for science, but this makes up for it: The "paper" is here. -- Edited by gmusser at 04/03/2008 2:36 PM
Missing in action: ultraenergetic cosmic rays from the Virgo cluster
Apparently, the engineers and scientists who launched America's first satellite partied as hard as they worked. They dressed up as outhouses for the masquerade ball and rolled on the floor with their bop...