I love to learn new things… Science, Words, Culture. Curiosity drives creativity.
For the month of February, 2015, I’ll be sharing some amazing, odd or just interesting facts. Each week, there will be 7 or more for you to peruse. By the end, think of all the new stuff you’ll have stuffed in your brain!
An inspiration in science, learning, and character
Julius Sumner Miller, American Physicist, 1909-1987
I first saw Julius Sumner Miller (pictured above) on reruns of his science show “Why is it so?” As a youngster still in grade school, his teachings and his personality both had a profound effect on me. He truly had a passion for physics and for teaching. His look and mannerisms practically scream “SCIENCE!”. If his goal was to get kids interested in science, math and physics, then it was a rousing success. Continue reading →
The “Metric System” never quite caught on in the U.S. of A. And the “Imperial System” with it’s feet, yards and inches doesn’t make much intuitive sense either. Seems like every time someone wants to measure something, they come up with a new standard. Every news story has some tie-in to measuring:
“Just how deep is the ocean, Professor Doctor Person?” Professor:
“Well if you can imagine 3 Empire State Buildings stacked on top of each other…”