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Friday, May 15, 2009

Athanasius Kircher

I just found out about Athanasius Kircher, a 16th-century scientist of sorts who was also an extreme polymath, like Robert Hooke or Leonardo da Vinci.  I have to read more about him, but so far I have learned that he created a clock based on the phototropism of a sunflower.  Genius.  More to come...

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

First Work Meeting!

Today, I attended my first work meeting at the Exploratorium!  I know that most people don't like going to meetings, and I can understand that feeling, but, in some way, my being asked to come to, and even speak at, a meeting, makes me feel, well, important. 


The ducklings have arrived at the Palace of Fine Arts lagoon! Make way for them!

Friday, May 8, 2009

Ham Radio Swap Meet!

This weekend, I am going to a local ham radio swap meet. I am hoping to meet some interesting people, and make good science writing contacts. Also, I am slightly interested in amateur radio: it sounds like a fun hobby (though I don't think I will be getting involved any time soon).