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February 04, 2006

'Longitude' - Science (well technology) with a human face

Longitude The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time By Dava Sobel Ill say up front I enjoyed this book very much and I learned some interesting things. However I...
Posted by Greg Stone at 12:15 PM
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February 02, 2006

Just when you think you know . . .

. . . what you are talking about, along come these busybodies with their darned discoveries.;-) When you're showing people the sky it's fun to point out the North Star, Polaris. People want to be able to find that star...
Posted by Greg Stone at 03:18 AM
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So what's a planet?

Here's what the New York Times is reporting today: A ball of ice and dust discovered last year in the outskirts of the solar system is 30 percent wider than Pluto, a team of German astronomers is reporting today....
Posted by Greg Stone at 03:12 AM
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