Angry Birds in Space

You don’t have to be a NASA fan, an Angry Birds fan, or even a Don Pettit fan to truly appreciate how terrific the video above is in the grand scheme of things.  There’s nothing like zero gravity to help budding minds appreciate the basics of physics – which is clearly on Don’s mind – in a way that’s probably a bit more enthralling than the classroom.   Continue reading

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The man in the arena

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Roosevelt x-ray“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; Continue reading

The future according to sci-fi movies

Science fiction

Rod Serling, the narrator for The Twilight Zone, once described science fiction in the following terms: “Fantasy is the impossible made probable. Science Fiction is the improbable made possible.”  The term “sci-fi” itself was coined by famed American science fiction movie memorabilia collector Forrest Ackerman in 1954 but the genre itself has been around for nearly two thousand years.   Continue reading