Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Legendary Violins Were Chemically Treated?

Texas A & M researcher, Joseph Nagyvary, hypothesizes that the beautiful sound of the famous Stradivarius and Guarneri instruments could be from the wood being chemically treated.

Read more about the mysteries behind these legendary violins at LiveScience.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Friday, November 03, 2006

Short story: The Shoulders of Giants

Escape Pod has another great sci-fi podcast. This one's a "what if" about what could happen if humanity sends a sleeper colony ship to another solar system. What do they do if they find someone's there? This one's PG.

A great educational site led by Abby Brown, an enthusiastic math teacher at Torrey Pines High School, introduces fascination of math and science to young students and encourages their enthusiasm. The site is updated as her classes evolve, producing examples of how other students can learn about math, including some that are interactive on the web. She and her students presented their work at the recent Wolfram Technology Conference. See also her site.

Note the new permanent link on the right!