Archive for August 8th, 2012

Armageddon is…indeed a movie

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

University of Leicester: “If an asteroid really was on its way, could we take a cue from the disaster movie Armageddon in order to save the planet? According to science research carried out by University of Leicester physics students though, the answer is definitely “no”…Department of Physics and Astronomy students Ben Hall, Gregory Brown, Ashley Back and Stuart Turner found that the device would need to be about a billion times stronger than the biggest bomb ever detonated on Earth – the Soviet Union’s 50 megaton hydrogen bomb “Big Ivan” – in order to save the world from a similar sized asteroid.”
Sorry Bruce

QOTD August 8 2012

Wednesday, August 8th, 2012

Alice Roosevelt Longworth: “I have a simple philosophy. Fill what’s empty. Empty what’s full. And scratch where it itches.”