Earth doesn’t flip, you wingnut!

Unless you are among the crew of space-enterprise enthusiasts, that is a peculiar species of kids from the late 1950s to which I myself belong, very few remember how the Salyut–7 Soviet low-Earth orbiting space station famously “died” in 1985, when a loss of power from a short-circuit shut

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All the friends of Wigner

In one of my recent posts, I hinted at the practical paradox presented by the “electric” Aharonov-Bohm effect, in that such a phenomenon should affect charges traversing a region where an electric field existed previously. This singular and counter-intuitive effect of dissociation of

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Christmas soap-snowglass

An interesting aquarelle on display in the Napoleon’s Last Headquarters Museum, near Waterloo, depicts the Belle Alliance inn. The roof and walls are seen shot by cannonballs; an officer of the Chasseurs Imperiales, with the uniform represented in full details, walks on his horse; some remains

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