Category Archives: Extra Commentary

Here are some of my thoughts along the way. Lets hope their value is more than you paid for!

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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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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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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Follow up to an Interesting Photo: In Flight

To all, Recently we discussed this interesting photo: Thanks to all who commented on our previous post for the help in understanding what is generating the color rings, but I still wanted a little more understanding. I took the liberty to dig a … Continue reading

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Time for an Interesting Photo: In-Flight

To all, Here is an interesting photo I captured while in flight. I love looking out of the window during flights because you can see a lot of very interesting things, and this one I had not seen before. It … Continue reading

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When the Going Gets Tough

Dear Fellow Basement Scientists, Having built our wind tunnel and realized that construction takes a lot of patience, time, and effort, do not be discouraged! Completing meaningful work is often difficult and at times frustrating. When you reach this point … Continue reading

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