Goodbye, Milky Way

Been doing some light reading about the Golden Record carried by both the Voyager 1 and Voyager 2 space probes, and reading up on the two spacecraft themselves. The Golden Record is a disc, fashioned after vinyl records, made of copper, plated in gold, packaged with a stylus and a needle, and is encased in …

Nevermind the afterburn

I made a shocking discovery. Earlier today I discovered the startling end-product of the happenstance meeting of certain physical conditions. The experiment was unwittingly conducted at work. In the effort of sharing knowledge in the scientific setting of open disclosure, I will review with you how you too can repeat this experiment to verify and …