Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Scientific American Jan 2010 & the Weak Nuclear Force

Contrary to the cover story in Scientific American's January 2010 issue, life would NOT be possible in a universe without the weak nuclear force, because then matter and antimatter would have completely annihilated each other, leaving no atoms to make life. Only the weak force treats matter and antimatter asymmetrically, allowing slightly more matter to develop in the first second after the Big Bang. Everything we see, and are made of, comes from that slight excess that the weak force enabled.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Star Power: A Solution to Global Whining

This responds to a NY Times piece recently about global warming. $100 Trillion is per Scientific American article of November 2009.

Instead of rushing to spend $100 Trillion to install “renewable” energy, let’s spend far less and learn to make energy as nature does. Based on Einstein’s discovery, science promises energy sources that are cheap, clean, and abundant.