Roy’s Place For Web Links:

Here’s a Great Chart Of SOME Of The Chemical Reactions Going On In EACH of Your Trillions Of Cells!

Maybe Don’t Eat Glitter, FDA Says

Magnetic Logic – How To Get Hysteresis Loss To Work For You (A Great YouTube Video)


From Paul WS2N: Curious What “The Winds Of Mars” Sound Like? Well, Listen For Yourself (I Hope That Your Computer Has A Sub-Woofer To Produce These Low Pitched Sounds)

China Gears Up for Ambitious Landing on the Moon’s Far Side – From IEEE Spectrum Article

Here’s A Wonderful Demonstration Of The True Scale Of Our “Little” Solar System – Enjoy!

Here’s A Curious Cartoon Film Noir By SLAC National Accelerator Lab, Of The Death Of A Proton…

Here’s A Very Nice Demonstration Of The Current And Voltage Distribution Of A Magnetic Loop Antenna

…And Here’s Another SImilar Demonstration For The Voltage and Current Distribution For A Magnetic Loop Antenna

Reports of First Genetically Enhanced Babies Spark Outrage

60 Minute Show Discussing CRISPR

DNA That Should Only Pass Down from Mothers Can Come from Fathers, Too

By The Way, Here’s A YouTube That Shows Some Things That Commercial Genetic Testing Have Revealed!

Sticky Hydrogel Could Revolutionize Knee Surgery

Why the Large Hadron Collider Is Shutting Down for Two Years

Fluoride Discovery Could Lead To Much Longer-Lasting EV Batteries

A Very Nice YouTube That Discusses The Nature Of “Resonance”

The First 8K Satellite TV Broadcasts Launched in Japan

NASA Scientists Find Possibly Infectious Superbugs on Board the ISS

White House Seeks Alternatives to Independent Space Force

MEMs – New Technology That’s Showing Up All Over the Place!

These Precision Parts 3D-Printed from Fake Moon Dust Bring Us One Step Closer to Living on Mars

Keeping “Junior” As Sterile as Possible May Not Be The Best Thing To Do!

Are Those Standing Desks as Good as Their Manufacturers Keep Suggesting?

Exercise Is Really Good for You, Really!!!

The Old Standard for The Second Might Be Replaced with Something Even Shorter

Ice Age Asteroid Crater Discovered Beneath Greenland Glacier

A YouTube Trip To The Akihabara Electronic District of Tokyo Japan

More News Regarding Our Interstellar Visitor – Oumauamua

A Brand New YouTube Video On Max Planck, Black Body Radiation, and the Planck Constant

Veritasium’s New YouTube Video Reporting This Week’s General Conference on Weight and Measures

The General Conference on Weights and Measures Voted to Redefine Units of Measurement, Establish Exact Values of Some Constants, and Demote other Constants to Approximations

Bizarre Microbes Represent a Major New Branch on the Evolutionary Family Tree

The FDA Is Failing to Keep Us Safe From Tainted Supplements

Why Cancer Is Replacing Heart Disease as the Leading Cause of Death in the U.S.

Analysis of Neanderthal Teeth Reveals Unexpected Exposure to Lead

Are Spray-On Antennas the Future of Wearables?

Samsung Has Figured Out EUV, The Holy Grail of Chipmaking

Your Brain Tries to Change Focus Four Times per Second

How Zinc Batteries Could Change Energy Storage

This New Coating Could Help Keep Buildings Cool

From Paul WS2N – A Website Link For A Video Of The Launch Of An Electron Rocket

The Way We Define a Kilogram Could Change Next Week

…And Here’s A Very Nice YouTube Veritasium Video On The Kibble (watt) Scale Used


(That small white dot in the middle is Oumuamua – do you see the little alien waving “hello” out of the porthole?)



This is Oumuamua’s trajectory into our Solar System and then out again.

No, ‘Oumuamua Is Probably Not an Alien Spaceship

…And Here’s A Very Nice YouTube Video on Oumuamua

Real Moon Rocks Go Up For Auction in New York, Expected to Fetch Nearly $1 Million

UCF Selling Experimental Martian Dirt—$20 A Kilogram, Plus Shipping

Look How Tightly You Can Squish Mosquitoes Without Killing Them

Even Stronger Opioid Approved By the FDA!?

Here’s An Interesting YouTube That Tries To Explain Some Aspects Of What “Electric Charge” Really Means

Paul WS2N’s ISS Exploded View Website!

Got $600+ Burning a Hole In Your Pocket, And You Just Have To Have Your Own ISS Model?

A New Vaccine Technology Might Impart Better General Immunity, With a Single Nasal Spray

Study of Cellphone Risks Finds ‘Some Evidence’ of Link to Cancer, at Least in Male Rats

Real Moon Rocks Go Up For Auction in New York, Expected to Fetch Nearly $1 Million

Optical Illusions Are Awful On The Radio, But They Are Great on Web Pages – How Many “Dots” Can You See at One Time In This Illustration?

Want To See More New Optical Illusions? Well, Here Are 10 Award Winning Optical Illusions for 2018!


Could This Possibly Be This Worth $432,000 To You?

AI-Generated Painting Sells For $432,000 At Auction

Study Indicates That “Space Brain” Is a Real Phenomenon

Bose Hearing Aid Gets FDA Approval

Gee… Didn’t I See Something Like That Somewhere Before?


Oh Yeah! That’s It!

Is Nikola Tesla’s Ghost Haunting the Folks of Carl’s Corner, Texas?
(And Some Opinions From Some Skeptics.)

Here Is A Great Demonstration That RF Connectors Have Negligible Insertion Loss…

This Year’s Flu Season Has Already Claimed Its First Pediatric Victim

More On Banksy’s Million Dollar Prank!

More On The Ultimate Black Pigment and The Great Pigment Wars!

The Dumbest Gizmo That I Have Seen In  A While

Just One Demonstration Of What Happens When You Miss Your Sleep!

…And Here’s A Great TEDTalk On Sleep

New Theory Explains Why Europe’s Original Dogs Vanished

New U.S. Weapons Systems Are A Hackers’ Bonanza

Most Commercial Graphene Is Just Expensive Pencil Lead

A Mission to Deflect An Asteroid Just Moved Into The Final Design and Assembly Phase

Correlation Does Not Imply Causation!

Just because almost every person that has died has lied down on a mattress within the previous 24 hours, doesn’t mean that mattresses kill you.

(Or has this entry been paid for by the notorious, secretive mattress manufacturing industry?????)

The Viscosity Of One Of The Tiniest Things In Your Body?

What Scientist Found Out Using Their Shiny New Fastest Stopwatch!

The Silliest Patent That I’ve, Recently, Seen

Polygraph Tests Don’t Work As Lie Detectors, And They Never Have

When Art and Technology Combine

The Flu Killed More Americans Last Winter Than It Has in Decades

Professor Walter Lewin’s New Set of YouTube Physics Problems

A link to last week’s TAPR Digital Communications Conference on YouTube

New Pictures From MINERVA-II Rovers On The Surface Of The Asteroid Ryugu


Here’s A Nice Wide Angle Snapshot of  Curiosity…

But Who Or What Snapped It???


Does Reading This Help You Memorize the Gettysburg Address?

Some guys with fancy degrees believe that text written in fonts that aren’t very readable can “stick in your mind”. The font above was specially designed to help boost memory. Try to give it a “read” and tell me if you know the Gettysburg Address any better than before. 

China Used Tiny Chips On US Computers To Steal Secrets

Here’s A Link To A Source For NASA Astronaut Transcripts From The Mercury Missions All The Way To The Apollo Missions!

Here’s Humorous Article Regarding Just One Of These NASA Transcripts (Rated PG-13).

A Nice YouTube Video Regarding The First Word Spoken On The Moon!

Real Planet Discovered Where Vulcan Home World in “Star Trek” Is Set

A Common Painkiller Has Serious Heart Risks, Study Finds

Heralding The 2018 Harvest Moon

To Avoid Vision Problems in Space, Astronauts Will Need Some Kind of Artificial Gravity

Why You Can Smell Rain—Even Though It’s Odorless

Study Claims White Noise Can Damage Your Brain, But Don’t Panic

From The SpaceNetReport: Paul WS2N, Sent Me A Photo Showing The Four Landing Legs On The SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster,  Which Are 30 Feet Long Each:

Links for this week’s ScienceTalk Segment:

Quote For The Day:
“Correlation IS NOT Causation!”

Here’s A Fun YouTube, That Mocks The Absurd Concept Of A SPACE FORCE!

NASA’s Public CO2 Challenge Could Help Astronauts Endure On Mars

A Tiny Chinese Satellite Is Orbiting The Moon And Allowing Radio Amateurs To Download Images: First Link; Second Link; Third Link

Physicists Achieve Incredible Electron-Accelerating Feat at Small Scale and…

…What Is Wakefield Technology That Makes This Magic Happen Anyway???

If You Smell Things That Aren’t Really There, You’re Not Alone

Here Are Some More YouTubes Disputing Flat Earth Factoids:

Here’s a nice “tongue in cheek” presentation…

And here’s a more sober, well produced refutation video

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NASA Confirms The Presence Of Ice At the Moon’s Poles

People Should Know Better Than To Step Through Museum Exhibits. Maybe Life Is A Looney Toon?
(Here’s Some Information on VANTABlack Blacker-Than-Black Pigment)

Huge Patch of Universe Is Strangely Opaque Despite Its Lack of Galaxies

The Boötes Void

Scientists Will Soon Drop Antimatter To See How It Behaves in Gravity

Physicists Just Made the Most Precise Measurement Ever of Gravity’s Strength

Russia Won’t Replace Its Aging Proton Rocket Before 2024

MIT Finds a Way For Submarines To Talk Directly To Airplanes

From Paul WS2N, with the Space Report: Pioneering European winds observatory launched aboard Vega rocket

The ARRL Maintains a List of RFI Car Model Problems –  Here It Is!

All The Ham Bands Are Out!? Here’s why!

Some High, and Some Not So High Tech Product Announcements From This Past Week:

Nikon’s New Line of Mirrorless Cameras and “Z” Mount S Lenses

NVIDIA’s New Line of RTX Graphic Boards

DJI’s New Line of Mavic 2 Drones

Logitech’s New “Sideways Mouse”

Sony’s New Robot Dog – AIBO Reborn

Russia’s finest:

Kalashnikov’s Igorek


Kalashnikov’s CV-1 EV Car


Humans have a hard time ‘killing’ robots, especially when they beg for their lives.

Here’s a link to explain the “Dunning-Kruger” Effect

And here is a YouTube link that will demonstrate the Dunning-Kruger Effect in action – enjoy!

How Will NASA Know If Opportunity Is Okay After the Martian Dust Storm?

Excavation Begins on a Truly Giant New Telescope

Scientists Solve Spaghetti Mystery That Irked Richard Feynman

Astronomers blown away by historic stellar blast

Fermilab gets ready to upgrade accelerator complex for more powerful particle beams

The Large Hadron Collider Accelerated ‘Atoms’ With Electrons for the First Time

Our Skies Are More Watched Than Ever, So Why Are Reported UFO Sightings on the Decline?

Pence details plan for creation of Space Force in what would be the sixth branch of the military

Neurons can carry more than one signal at a time

10-Year-Old Boy Recovers Impressively After One-Sixth of His Brain Is Removed

Russian Scientists Claim to Have Resurrected 40,000-Year-Old Worms Buried in Ice

The World’s Fastest Creature Is Not What You Think

From Paul WS2N, with the Space Report: NASA’s Parker Solar Probe begins a journey to Sun

NASA’s Kepler Space Telescope Not Dead Yet, May Even Have Another Exoplanet Survey Left in It

NASA must reassess its Mars program – or future missions could fail, the report warns

Some Interesting YouTubes:

How Tides Work

Back Holes

Zero-Point Energy Demystified


The Amazing New Shape – The Scutoid!

(And an interesting YouTube Video on the subject.)

The Amazing Psychology of Japanese Train Stations

How 5G makes use of millimeter waves

More Than 1,200 Genes Associated with Educational Attainment Identified

Kilowatt Reactor Using StirlingTechnologY (KRUSTY) Experiment

and MORE!

Top Scientists Explain to Senators Why We Must Look for Aliens


The Scientific Method (a YouTube Video presentation)

History Of Science (a YouTube Video presentation)

An Entire College Curriculum Of Physics (a YouTube Video presentation)

A Book Recommendation – The Ascent Of Gravity: The Quest to Understand the Force that Explains Everything, by Marcus Chown

Liquid water discovered beneath Mars’ south pole (and here’s a nice YouTube Video on the subject)

One Last Map of the Ancient Universe Revealed From Defunct Spacecraft’s Data

Our Neighbor Andromeda May Have Cannibalized Another Galaxy

Beautiful New Images of our nearby celestial objects, or twoand not so beautiful images.

Russia may send a robot ‘crew’ to space in 2019

Sunspot Surprise The sun’s dark spots cycle every 11 years— as well as every 88, 200, and 2,400 years <–

The Amateur Radio Parity Act Stalls Out Again

Congressional Committee Grills NASA and Northrop Grumman on James Webb Space Telescope Delays

A domestic electron ion collider would unlock scientific mysteries of atomic nuclei

How Can Space Travel Faster Than the Speed Of Light?

A YouTube discussion of Feynman’s Lost Lecture – Why bodies orbit in ellipses.

A Free Copy of Feynman’s Physics Lectures

A Link To The Feynman Lecture Series Boxed Set (not free)

Watch the brain jiggle with each heartbeat

New Color X-Ray Imaging Technology

Ionic liquid formulation makes an oral insulin pill

Eye drop treatments for age-related macular degeneration.

A new research revealed that tiny creatures living in complete darkness have once dominated our planet

An Unusual Asteroid Pair Discovered

SK John Hey’s Heyphone device was used in the rescue of 13 stranded in a Thai cave…

And a full description of the HeyPhone!

Where do very high energy cosmic rays come from?

Could gravitational waves reveal how fast our universe is expanding?

We Found Some Of The Universe’s Misplaced Matter!
(and here’s a nice YouTube on the subject!)

Icarus offers more insight into the possible nature of dark matter

Earth’s rivers cover 44 percent more land than we thought

Stone tools put early hominids in China 2.1 million years ago

Humans did not stem from a single ancestral population in one region of Africa

Interested in entangling your own photons in the privacy of your own home?

Well, here’s the more expensive way, explained in a YouTube video…

And here’s a much less expensive way with odds and ends that you might find around your house!

Curious why symmetry can be related to Conservation Laws In Physics?

Well, here is a nice explanation of Noether’s Theorem…

And if you are still interested here is a very nice visual attempt to describe what Force Symmetries look like!

Longest Lunar Eclipse In This Century

A Baby Planet Is Born

How do you get a million asteroids? Start with five small planets, says a new study.

Another giant study confirms that your coffee habit is probably good for you

Bizarre ‘Sonic Attack’ Symptoms Reportedly Spreading to US Diplomats Around the World

European Dogs Devastated Indigenous American Pup Populations –
Disease, cultural change wiped out pre-contact populations, leaving no trace of ancient dogs’ DNA in modern counterparts

If you don’t own your own telescope, or it is on the wrong part of the planet for your viewing here’s a way around that – The Virtual Telescope Project.

Here is a very nice YouTube video that presents just a few of the many Cognitive Biases – the corners cut by our thought processes that cause us to come up with poor decisions!

Here’s a Wikipedia source, which includes a very nice diagram of many Cognitive Biases. Some people mount that diagram in their work areas!

Here is a beautiful video demonstrating the beauty of fluid dynamics and vortex collisions – you don’t have to understand the principles to enjoy the beauty of it all!

Have you ever heard people talking about Maxwell’s Equations? Something about “Curls” and “Divergences”? Those are something called “Vector Operations”. If you want to see a beautiful visual explanation, which is much more fun than dry old equations, check this YouTube video out!

I am reading a very interesting biography of Max Planck (Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War 1st Edition; by Brandon R. Brown), seen through the filter of Germany towards the end of WW II – a tale of a kind and decent man placed in an untenable position by his sense of patriotism and self-preservation for himself and his family. A definite recommendation if you enjoy science history.

Einstein’s Theory of Gravity Passes Enormous Test on a Galaxy

Massive Genetic Study Finds Many Links Between Various Psychiatric Illnesses

Oh Joy, We Just Found Another Virus Spread By Mosquitoes That Might Make Us Sick

Fish Don’t Do So Well in Space

Actually, T. Rex Probably Couldn’t Stick Out Its Tongue

Childhood Virus May Have a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Mysterious mountain waves in Venus’s atmosphere put a new spin on a day

New Model Predicts That We’re Probably the Only Advanced Civilization in the Observable Universe

Discovery in the sky with nanodiamonds

Nearly 80 exoplanet candidates identified in record time

Nuclear Reactor On The Sea

How Our Brains Make Memories

False Memories – Day Care Hysteria

This NASA Satellite Can Map the Planet’s Soil Moisture Content In Just Three Days

CERN begins a major upgrade to the Large Hadron Collider

Research shows short gamma-ray bursts do follow binary neutron star mergers

Scientists discover a new magnetic element

Skin responsible for greater exposure to carcinogens in barbecue smoke than lungs

Engineers design color-changing compression bandage

Scientists produced world’s first 3D printed corneas

Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake

Baby Born in World’s First In Utero Stem Cell Transplant Trial

Organics on Ceres may be more abundant than originally thought

Nuclear Battery Prototype Delivers 10X More Power

New graphene oxide desiccants will be twice as absorbent as silica gel

NIF achieves record double fusion yield

The composition of Complex Sugars in Breast Milk May Prevent Future Food Allergies

Scientists have Discovered a Biomarker for the Flu, Making it Possible to Determine who will get Sick upon Exposure

Wikipedia’s Take On The Sun (it is a very thorough overview of the subject)

Nice discussion on calculating the mass-energy conversion efficiency of our Sun 

Oak Ridge’s New Supercomputer Is The Fastest One In The World (Again).

Higher Education Seems to Increase Your Chance of Becoming Nearsighted.

CPU Manufacturers Show Off “Their CPU Count Is Higher Than Yours”!

Sounds In China Are Making People As Sick As It Did In Cuba.

The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Presents a Simple Model for the Earth rotating every 19 hours 1.4 Billion Years Ago (Thank you, Moon)!

Scientist Think That Honey Bees Understand The Concept of “Nothing”?

Human Prion (Something “almost” alive) Genetically Engineered By Scientist For Experimentation.

Lightning on Jupiter Appears Very Similar To Lightning On Earth.

Sterile Neutrinos May Have Been Recently Discovered – Which Can Change Science’s Idea Of The Standard Model.

Curiosity On Mars Shows That IF Life ever Existed There, There Are Organic Molecules That Might Have Nourished It.

Scientist Announce A “Flux Capacitor”, But It won’t Let you Travel Through Time – It Is A Microwave RF Circulator.

New Meta-Material Might Improve Passive Heat Dissipation.

Local New Jersey Teenage Amateur Radio Operator is building his own Integrated Circuit Foundry and plans to build his own Intel 4004 clone which possesses more than 2000 discrete solid state devices.

Last year’s LIGO observation of two Neutron Stars colliding seems to have produced the smallest known black hole.

A proposed ISS experiment that tests how Quantum Mechanics and Relativity might meet.

Sunlight may be slowing down the spin of our Sun.

Read about how scientists used Neutrons striking Helium nuclei to check if the Gravitational Constant remained constant at very small distances and very low masses (it did). Astronomy – Measuring Distance, Size, and Luminosity (1 of 30) Biggest Challenge in Astronomy

Bang.AC2GS.comBefore the Big Bang 1 – Loop Quantum Cosmology Explained

Candle.AC2GS.comIntroduction: The Chemical History of a Candle by Michael Faraday (1/6)

Dark.AC2GS.comThis Weird Galaxy Is Actually 99.99 Percent Dark Matter

Drone.AC2GS.comIf You Fly a Drone in a Closed Box on a Scale, Will the Box Weigh Less?—Mind-Blowing Experiment!

Hawking.AC2GS.comA Smooth Exit from Eternal Inflation. (Stephen Hawking’s Last paper!)

Icarus.AC2GS.comExtreme magnification of an individual star at redshift 1.5 by a galaxy-cluster lens. (Paper on “Icarus” the farthest sole star sighted in space!)

Icarus2.AC2GS.comMeet Icarus: The Farthest Star We’ve Ever Seen. (Nice YouTube about the new farthest lone star “Icarus”.

Lift.AC2GS.comHow Airplanes Fly: A Physical Description of Lift

Lift2.AC2GS.comThe Secret of Flight – understanding why it is possible to fly.

Light.AC2GS.comThis Galaxy Has No Dark Matter (A Galaxy with very little “Dark Matter”!)

Lightning.AC2GS.comLightning is Complicated – Sixty Symbols (a great YouTube video on the subject of lightning).

Microscope.AC2GS.comThe Microscope Mission to test gravity at its extremes!

Radiation.AC2GS.comHawking Radiation | Space-Time (a more accurate description of how Hawking Radiation really works).

Uncertain.AC2GS.comThe more general uncertainty principle, beyond quantum

Polywater.AC2GS.comAn actual article on how to make, as well as experiment with, your own sample of Polywater, as written in an issue of Popular Science from 1973!

Weightless.AC2GS.comA great article explaining common misconceptions regarding “weightlessness”!

Gravity.AC2GS.comThe best YouTube video I have seen that attempts to explain the Relativistic view of Gravity – that it doesn’t “pull” or “push” and may not be a “real force” after all!

Monty.AC2GS.comOne of many YouTube explanations fo the “Monty Hall Paradox” for those that don’t quite believe in it YET!

Monty2.AC2GS.comHere’s something fun! A Monty Hall Problem simulator. You can run it yourself or have it automatically change from your initial choice a thousand times and see what percentage your winning are!

Potato.AC2GS.comThis is an excellent YouTube presentation of the so-called Potato Paradox.

2Envelopes.AC2GS.comThis is called “The Two Envelope Paradox”, which is different than the Monty Hall Problem. Here is a nice Youtube of the problem that people have with it. You can find the solution in other YouTubes.

Bat.AC2GS.comThis is a great website explanation of what determines a batted ball’s resultant velocity.

Here are some links for Dick’s discussion about Yagi antennas:

Here’s a Youtube video:

A bunch of google images of tape measure Yagi. A web site that explains the story of the Yanny/Laurel audio recording, and how it works.

Proton.AC2GS.comA web site discussing a recent experiment that suggested that the internal pressures inside the heart of a proton are 10 times more powerful than those within a Neutron Star!

Alamos.AC2GS.comKC2SHO mentioned this article from Los Alamos.

Drive.AC2GS.comA new article explaining why/how the EmDrive probably doesn’t break any laws of Physics. It shows how even smart people can miss the little details.

Cold.AC2GS.comA website dedicated to the Cold Atom Lab aboard the ISS.

Warhol.AC2GS.comIs it really true that there is a dirty drawing from Andy Warhol on the Moon?