This post gets deliciously philosophical, I recently watched a video by Jordan Peterson about postmodernism. Jordan interviews Dr. Stephen Hicks who wrote a book about the history of postmodernism. My interest is in the philosophical but very important part of the discussion. Watch full video here The part that got me really thinking is the […]Read more "What is Truth And is it good for YOU? Response to Jordan Peterson"
Do you want to build and Show Your Smarts? Well here is an opportunity! This SHOW YOUR SMARTS series is about improving your physics and math skills and helping you transfer those skills to real life in a super fun time way!! In this first one we will look at probabilities in a magic coin […]Read more "SHOW YOUR SMARTS 1 – The Magic Coin of Dragons and Clowns"
In 1905, 26 year old Einstein had his miracle year. During that year he made several brilliant theoretical breakthroughs that changed the world, the most famous being relativity and gravitation. However, one calculation that Einstein did, and which you will repeat and understand, will fascinate us in this post series. In 1827 a botanist named […]Read more "How Einstein proved that atoms exist. And how you will too"
Because I’m working on developing a video game about electricity, I’ve been reading a lot about how batteries work, I want to put a level in the game that helps students understand more about batteries, and hopefully inspire them to push the boundaries of our technology in the future. The basic idea of a battery […]Read more
As you look above you, you see negative ions flying towards you, pushing away the positive ones, which look just like you. The negative Ions stick to you only from certain direction, as you merge into a molecule you start moving around space bumping into the other molecules randomly, but electricity being electricity you find […]Read more "School is a Virtual World"
Some scientists suggest that what made our species special, and what caused it to explode and dominate the planet is our ability to understand and tell stories. I heard this while watching this lecture on artificial intelligence last week, it did not make immediate sense to me. However now after reflecting on what a story […]Read more "Learning, Story telling and the Origin of the Universe"
50 ktons of water, 3000 feet underground, almost 40m by 40m in size, build by thousands of humans to detect almost massless particles (neutrinos) change type from one to another as they pass through earth to the other side of the planet. <img class=”progressiveMedia-noscript js-progressiveMedia-inner” src=”https://cdn-images-1.medium.com/max/800/1*p8xO0lFIQVKuCi6yG9pMIQ.jpeg”> Scientists trying to understand how bubbles burst by hitting […]Read more "The Universe Does Interesting things!"