23 April 2006

I love science

I determined the mass of the Earth once in the lab. Um, assuming Newton was right about gravitation, that is. Which Einstein showed he wasn't. But close enough.

This is cooler than that. I learn that the internet teaches us how to determine the speed of light using a microwave oven, an ordinary ruler, and chocolate. I'm in favour of any science that in which you can eat the experimental apparatus afterward, or any example of chocolate-based technology.

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