Raised in Far Rockaway, New York, Richard P Feynman received his Ph.D. from Princeton in 1942. He played an important role in the development of the atomic bomb (Manhattan Project) during World War II. After the war Feynman went on to teach at both Cornell University and the California Institute of Technology, and in 1965 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his research in Quantum Electrodynamics (QED). Besides being a brilliant physicist, Feynman was also an accomplished artist, bongo player and safecracker.
The Pleasure Of Finding Things Out is a collection of his best short works – interviews and speeches, lectures and articles. Feynman was a very engaging speaker and many of his lectures and interviews can be found online (YouTube).
Richard Hoagland – Dark Mission: The Secret History Of NASA
Created on Friday, 16 December 2011 19:30
From the back cover
For most Americans, the word NASA (a.k.a National Academy of Space Actors, a.k.a Never A Straight Answer) suggests a squeaky-clean image of technological infallibility.
Few people are aware of the hard evidence that secret brotherhoods quietly dominate NASA, with policies far more aligned […]
Could Super Solar Flares Take Us Back To 5000 BC?
Created on Tuesday, 22 June 2010 19:21
It is a very simple equation: Energy = Civilisation. Without any form of energy we regress to circa 5000 BC. Energy powers every aspect of our modern lifestyle: clean water, fresh food, lighting, comfortable shelter, mobility, communication, safety and security. Our very own giant hot star, the sun, is earth's primary source of […]
Biophotons: The Human Body Emits, Communicates With, And Is Made From Light
Increasingly science agrees with the poetry of direct human experience: we are more than the atoms and molecules that make up our bodies, but beings of light as well. Biophotons are emitted by the human body, can be released through mental intention, and may modulate fundamental processes within cell-to-cell communication and DNA.
Nothing is more amazing than the […]
Michael Talbot – The Holographic Universe
Created on Sunday, 29 March 2009 11:58
From Library Journal
Author Talbot writes that ". . . there is evidence to suggest that our world and everything in it are only ghostly images, projections from a level of reality so beyond our own, it is literally beyond both space and time." Hence the title of his book.
Beginning with the work of […]
David Bodanis – E=mc2: A Biography Of The World’s Most Famous Equation
Created on Sunday, 29 March 2009 11:54
E=mc2. Just about everyone has at least heard of Albert Einstein's formulation of 1905, which came into the world as something of an afterthought. But far fewer can explain his insightful linkage of energy to mass. David Bodanis offers an easily grasped gloss on the equation. Mass, he writes, "is simply the ultimate type of […]