Three years of SDO data.
Three years of SDO data.
By far my favorite online comic is xkcd. More than just mere stick figures, this comic delves into the less visited realms of science humor while also throwing in many pop-culture references along the way. Self described as “a webcomic of romance,
sarcasm, math, and language,” some punch lines are hidden in quips about computer programming while others are more obvious observations about dating and social interaction. This comic is best described in its warning statement given simply as
Warning: this comic occasionally contains strong language (which may be unsuitable for children), unusual humor (which may be unsuitable for adults), and advanced mathematics (which may be unsuitable for liberal-arts majors).
Check out this short video about the Earth at night.
The use of online education has been exponentially increasing in the past five years. Online content is readily available to the masses by a variety of means from youtube instructional videos to massively open online courses (MOOCs) that are certified, sometimes free, online classes that can count for college credit. Many predict that online education will change the way higher education is taught but the exact impact is still highly debated. A recent NY Times article discussed online courses from a variety of view points. Delving into a small section of what it means for those who teach and those who learn. Continue reading
I have previously discussed VA educational benefits and what the government provides individuals who qualify for this great benefit. I finally got around to actually starting to apply for these benefits. Filling out the initial form for VA educational benefits was quite easy.
The known universe presented by AMNH
I firmly believe that humans traveling to the moon has been the biggest technological achievement we have accomplished so far. I say this because I stretch this achievement to include all of the science that was used to undertake this endeavor as part of the achievement. This may or may not be warranted but it is hard to imagine something we have accomplished that has used so much of our manpower, treasure, and knowledge to make happen.
Looking at the size of several planets and stars.
For most, attending a university to receive a PhD requires a move to a new city. And with that, comes finding a new place to live. There are many options for finding housing and many key characteristics to consider.
Private space exploration has been in the news a lot the past few years, especially since NASA decided to privatize US space access to low Earth orbit. Companies like SpaceX have acquired government contracts for, at first, payload delivery, with the idea that they could provide spacelift for passengers in the future. Others, like Virgin Galactic, have chartered rides into Space for tourist.