Friday, April 27, 2012

ScienceBlogs Channel : Physical Science

ScienceBlogs Channel : Physical Science


Book Roundup: People Talking About Dog Physics [Uncertain Principles]

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 02:09 PM PDT

sidebar_relativity_cover.jpgI've been falling down on the shameless self-promotion front, lately, but that doesn't mean I'm not tracking How to Teach Relativity to Your Dog obsessively, just that I'm too busy to talk about it. Happily, other people have been nice enough to talk about it for me, in a variety of places:

  • The most significant, in terms of probable impact on sales, is this excerpt at BoingBoing, which is the text for the dog dialogue from Chapter 8. This is the same dialogue that became the "Looking for the Bacon Boson" video, and, indeed, they were nice enough to include the video in the post, too. Woo-hoo!
  • Over at Backreaction, Bee gave the book a nice review ("a flawless popular science book that gets across a lot of physics in an entertaining way. If you always wanted to know what special and general relativity is all about and why it matters, this is a good starting point."). This is a huge relief not just because she said nice things about it, but because she didn't spot any huge mistakes, which I'm always paranoid about when I see actual physicists writing about my stuff.
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Just Two Days Until the Largest Celebration of Science & Engineering! [USA Science and Engineering Festival: The Blog]

Posted: 26 Apr 2012 07:19 AM PDT

molecula-photo.jpgThe 2nd USA Science & Engineering Festival has finally arrived! The Expo will take place this weekend at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC. The hours are Saturday from 10-6 and Sunday from 10-4. Evening shows are also scheduled for the weekend including the Stargazing Party with Bill Nye and Featured Author Panel Discussion- Science Stories in Society & School: Using Narrative to Bridge the Gap.

The Festival will be packed with entertainment for the whole family with 3,000 amazing hands-on exhibits and over 150 incredible stage shows. This FREE event is perfect for all ages and has something special for just about everyone. We have created "thematic tracks"' including Tiny Animal Lovers, Math is Really Fun, Be a Robotics Engineer, Nuclear to Stellar and much more to make your Festival experience fun, easy and enjoyable. Please visit our Plan Your Day Section on our website for all your Festival questions. And be sure to download our free Festival App to stay connected to the Expo using your mobile device. Iphone users can download the app here and Android users can download the app here.

We thank you for all of your support and look forward to seeing you this weekend! Please enjoy this awesome video created by Festival Founder Larry Bock's talented daughter:


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