The Week in Geek


Neutrinos are the hot topic today, so I thought we could all use a refresher on what elementary particles are. In Italian of course, because it’s molto interessante that way.

And speaking of neutrinos, here’s a cautious take on the “faster than light” hype that almost broke the blogosphere yesterday.

Get ready for the citizens of the world to collectively turn into Chicken Little when NASA’s Upper Atmosphere Research Satellite (UARS) crashes back to Earth later tonight.

The Times Atlas of the World takes climate change a smidge too far.

Rivers make seismic noise during floods that can be analyzed to better understand how much sediment and debris gets transported downstream.

Brooklyn artist, Jonathan Brand, is attempting to build a full-scale replica of his father’s 1969 Ford Mustang OUT OF PAPER.

Red blood cells rock out to good vibrations.

Players of an online video game helped discover the 3D structure of a protein related to an AIDS-like virus found in monkeys.

Astronomers are attempting to find a needle in a haystack - if by “needle” you mean the Apollo 10 lunar module ascent stage and by “haystack” you mean the vastness of the inner solar system.

Have a great and geeky weekend!

The Week in Geek