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Stu, those sound fantastic! And yes, precisely, the point is to get them thinking, get them interested, not necessarily turn them into physicists over night!
Toggle Commented Feb 25, 2011 on it's a demo doozy at Cocktail Party Physics
I guess arguing about which end of the world movie is worse than the other is part of why they are so fun and silly. And now that you've got me thinking about The Day After Tomorrow, I'm laughing again, so I guess even though I thought it was terrible I have happy memories of it. I mean 'cmon! ICE THAT CHASES PEOPLE! We should gather round the campfire and share our favorite ridiculous moment from an end of the world movie. And all the Carl Sagan songs are great.
Ti-30x - this post actually needs some edits/clarifications that I am meaning to get around to. Until then you might want to hold off directing people this way; still, thank you for the great comments!
Toggle Commented Sep 13, 2009 on seeing the light at Cocktail Party Physics
Yeep! no, I meant Wake Forest University! Changed, thank you mp.
Boris - thank you I realize I misspoke. Or rather, was thinking of my neighbors lean-in greenhouse that was covered in green sheeting to keep the heat in. In my mind I was thinking of green tinted glass. But I did mix up the absorption/reflection there. It gets confusing. Green tinted glass does appear green because it absorbs all frequencies in the visible spectrum except green, which passes through it like clear glass. This is the general principle behind any color. Of course, no tinted glass is perfect and some light in the other frequencies gets through.
Toggle Commented Jul 22, 2009 on seeing the light at Cocktail Party Physics
Fantastic story about young Caroline! Sheesh I wish I was so productive at 14. Thanks for the link!
Toggle Commented Jun 3, 2009 on an astronomical year at Cocktail Party Physics
Nice catch Jay! You are absolutely right! And thanks always for the nice words.
Toggle Commented May 27, 2009 on an astronomical year at Cocktail Party Physics