Of course the reality is that this is an underground liquid xenon neutrino observatory. Interesting.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Okay, first of all, upon reading this headline, I can't help but think this is a BAD idea! If you are going to start mixing matter and antimatter, I think underground is not the best place to do it. I'd much rather see this research conducted at, oh... say, the orbit of Jupiter! ...preferrably on the opposite side of the Sun from Jupiter!
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Thursday, October 02, 2008
The question is often debated these days: We no longer have computers with good old BASIC, which many folks learned programming from. What's available now for kids to learn programming?
This is a pretty interesting solution, and it's targeted for ages 8 and up. Scratch from MIT.
Programs are built with little tiles (like Lego Blocks) and include features like sound, visual graphics effects, animation.
I've imagined something like this and they seem to have pulled it off extremely well! It's pretty fun, too!
Oh, and if you were familiar with Logo in the 70s, this is very reminiscent.