Io, The Electrified Moon

Take a good look at the volcano on Jupiter’s moon Io.  These images were taken by the New Horizons spacecraft…

NASA Confirms New EM Thruster Violates Laws Of Conservation

Wired reports: Nasa is a major player in space science, so when a team from the agency this week presents evidence that “impossible” microwave thrusters seem to work, something strange is definitely going on. Either the results are completely wrong, or Nasa has confirmed a major breakthrough in space propulsion. British scientist Roger Shawyer has been…

Walmart Ice Cream Sandwiches Won’t Melt

Pretty interesting video. If I had to wager, I’d say it probably doesn’t melt because it’s loaded with what’s essentially tree bark.  Cellulose gum is a common additive in all sorts of products as a thickener and stabilizer.  Almost all ice creams that you buy in a department store use some kind of emulsifying and…

F. A. Hayek’s The Sensory Order

The Color Purple by Mel Acheson Rediscovering F. A. Hayek’s The Sensory Order has been exciting. Hayek began his inquiry into the foundations of theoretical psychology in 1919 before specializing in economics (and winning a Nobel Prize in that latter field in 1974). He didn’t publish The Sensory Order until 1952, when he found “with considerable surprise”…


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