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Happy Ada Lovelace Day!

| 13. Oktober 2015

The 13th of October is Ada Lovelace Day and 2015 is the third year I participate in celebrating, so: Happy Ada Lovelace Day everybody! And today I have a very special treat to share, a documentary on the first computer programmer in the history of computer programming:

Minutes at the Edge #10 – The Geeks Shall Inherit the Solar System

| 3. August 2015

Today’s episode of Minutes at the Edge is a very happy one. I talk about the New Horizon mission to Pluto, the discoveries made and the geek fest the people at NASA had naming the geological structures they found on Pluto and Charon. Please enjoy this shiny podcast!     And here are some links […]

Non-Euclidean Æthercast 28a – Sumerian Music – The Interview

| 23. Januar 2015

Today’s episode of the Non-Euclidean is a follow-up to episode 28, I was lucky enough to be able to interview Stef Conner of The Lyre Project for this podcast. We talk about the album The Flood (recorded with ancient instruments and using Babylonian and Sumerian lyrics), generally nerd-out about ancient languages and have a fun […]

Non-Euclidean Æthercast #28 – Deep Time and Time Travel

| 25. Dezember 2014

Yes, I managed! I was afraid I would not be able to complete another episode of the Non-Euclidean Æthercast before the year was up, luckily, I did! Today’s episode concerns itself with deep time, the resurrection of ancient cultures and time travel, please enjoy! Subscribe on iTunes And please listen to this, “The Flood” an […]

Minutes at the Edge #9 – Airships and Cloud Cities for Venus

| 17. Dezember 2014

There is a NASA study out, which proposes using airships and cloud cities, habitats in the upper atmosphere of Venus, to explore the planet. The whole idea is far less freaky than it sounds, believe me! Here’s my podcast introducing the whole thing:       And you can find out more about everything (and […]

Happy Ada Lovelace Day 2014!

| 14. Oktober 2014

This is becoming a tradition on this blog, since I already mentioned it last year and the year before. Today I also have one more reason to celebrate: Ada Lovelace was the first computer programmer and I am only a few steps away now from being one myself (a real, official one). So, once again, […]

Minutes at the Edge #8 – Things between the Stars

| 22. Juni 2014

Today’s episode of Minutes at the Edge is all about the weird and wonderful stuff between the starts and the stars themselves. Especially if the stars in question are weird and wonderful, so please enjoy:   Further reading: Red Giant and Neutron Star Thorne–Żytkow object Oldest Star article 1 and article 2 Cosmic inflation evidence […]

Minutes at the Edge #7 – Planet Hunting

| 27. April 2014

Today’s episode of minutes at the Edge is all about astronomy and to be more precise: Planet hunting. Being a planet hunter is one of the coolest things available as a career, I think. So please enjoy the podcast and also check out the links and the video.   Further reading: Cold brown dwarf  Kepler-186f […]

Minutes at the Edge #6: Mind-melting maths

| 21. Januar 2014

Today’s Minutes at the Edge podcast is about the kind of maths so counter-intuitive and weird, it makes your brain melt. Listen and you will see what I mean.   This is the Youtube video responsible for the hub-bub: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-I6XTVZXww And here are some links discussing the topic. Some say it works, some say it […]

Happy Ada Lovelace Day

| 15. Oktober 2013

Today is Ada Lovelace Day, and it is a celebration of women in science. It is named after the first person ever to write a computer program, as I have mentioned before. Ada Lovelace is not widely known for her contribution, and still today, women scientists are often marginalized by their male colleagues, as this […]