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I was trying to find a way to remember my license plate that ends with the letters “FB”. I discovered that it is also a unit of measurement used in particle physics: fb meansÂ femtobarn.Â What I want to share here is the ridiculous backstory of this unit of measurement: what the hell is a femtobarn?! Continue reading
“Big boys have big toys,” as they say. The obvious downside is that big toys are expensive. I’d love to drive around some tricky off-road terrain in a Land Rover Defender, but solid off-road trucks cost at least one year’s worth of salary (or two, or three…). Radio-controlled models are much cheaper and provide lots of entertainment – and look incredibly convincing. Continue reading
In case you haven’t seen it before, here’s a sweet and fun optical illusion: a paper dragon that seems to always turn its head to look at you. [youtube=https://youtu.be/azSdu6QULwU?w=500&h=300] Curiously, this illusion works much better on video than in reality. … Continue reading