Author Archives: Ben Washington

Science: Is it True?

Dear All, Is science true? Yes, that is the question. Is it really, really true? Helping to motivate this discussion, we recently assailed upon a little philosophy of math, here, where we remarked and marveled how math can represent both real and non-real … Continue reading

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Purchasing the Wind Tunnel Fan

Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, I hope you all are pursuing your interests and attempting to satisfy your curiosity. With many other good things, it is fun and rewarding, but can take hard work. Alright, in our wind tunnel project our … Continue reading

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Continuing Wind Tunnel Construction

Dear Fellow Basement Scientist, We return to wind tunnel construction. Our extended absence in construction is unfortunate, but this is a lesson in many pursuits which are not our day job. These evening and weekend tasks often hit delays and … Continue reading

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A Little Philosophy of Math

To All Concerned, Through grad school this past year I have been amazed by Mathematics, mainly that is works! Math is amazing, in one way, because it actually describes the world. Since I believe the world functions in an orderly … Continue reading

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Ten Thousand Hours

To All, I hope you are all doing well and have had a Merry Christmas, or other holiday, and a Happy New Year. Recently, I have spent some time thinking about the difficulty of graduate school. Engineering graduate school is … Continue reading

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The Mars Science Lab

To all, Before we begin, I am sorry for my extended absence, but here we are and we must continue. I don’t have work on the wind tunnel to report just yet, but I do have some discussion of interesting … Continue reading

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Getting in the Wind Tunnel: Design

Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, Ever wonder why textbooks are so long? Well, I figured it out! Its because there is a lot of information out there to learn and it takes quite a few pieces of paper to fit it … Continue reading

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Time for an Interesting Photo: Tree consumes Fence

To all, Its time to share another interesting photo. These interesting sights are often rare occurrences, because you must come across something interesting and have a camera with you. Also, you must be attentive enough of your surroundings to notice … Continue reading

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Wind Tunnel Honeycomb

Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, Here we are, placing the last finishing touches on the entrance to the wind tunnel. This is pretty exciting! We are discussing today what is known at the honeycomb. I very briefly mentioned this part of … Continue reading

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Surface of the Bell Mouth

Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, I am sorry, but of late I have been absent. This is due to what is commonly known as moving. It was a lot of work, but now we are back. For those concerned, I did … Continue reading

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