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Interesting stuff, from anywhere in the universe.


NFT Pipes: Real-World Generative NFTs

1 Dec 2021 1 minute read 0 comments GrabBag

Sacred Wolf Creations is a workshop in Ohio that produces handmade pipes and other crafts. They are doing something very interesting: giving away free NFTs with the purchase of any pipe. And these aren't regular NFTs: they can be staked for a proprie...

Fringe Science

16 Oct 2020 3 minute read 4 comments GrabBag

Science is a method of embracing new ideas and performing experiments to refine our understanding of how the universe works. In this environment, you would expect scientists to pay very close attention to outliers - experiments that have counterintui...

The Many-Worlds Interpretation Explained

10 Oct 2020 3 minute read 2 comments GrabBag

Everything in the universe is defined by the small fundamental stuff that composes it, so scientists are very interested in how small stuff works. Unfortunately, things get really weird at the subatomic scale. I covered this in greater detail in my l...

Problems with the Copenhagen Interpretation

9 Oct 2020 4 minute read 7 comments GrabBag

There's a problem with quantum mechanics. A big one. It's so big that most physicists roll their eyes, wave their hand, and ignore it. And it's such a simple problem even you can understand it. You probably know what an electron is. At least, what yo...

World at the End of Moore's Law

8 Oct 2020 3 minute read 0 comments GrabBag

I was born in 1991, so continuous technology improvement has always been part of my life. Everything gets better over time: TVs, computers, smartphones, cars, airplanes... at this rate, it seems like there's no problem in the world that won't be solv...

Why don't we fast?

7 Oct 2020 5 minute read 5 comments GrabBag

Every animal on planet Earth has evolved to withstand long periods of time without eating, but the modern civilized human eats three square meals per day and rarely experiences hunger. Science has uncovered highly beneficial biological effects of fas...

Actually, you CAN travel faster than the speed of light

7 Oct 2020 2 minute read 5 comments GrabBag

You may have heard that it's impossible to travel faster than the speed of light. But actually, this is a totally inaccurate representation of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. It all depends on your perspective. Let me explain. Let's say you're the p...

Gauge Symmetry for Dummies

5 Oct 2020 2 minute read 4 comments GrabBag

Many concepts in physics are very difficult for a non-mathematician to understand. But with common language and analogy, the layperson can gain some glimpse of understanding. This is how I hope to explain Gauge Symmetry. But first, let's review what...