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Monday Night Irish Class, November 17, 2014

Irish Class, November 17, 2014

Rang Gaeilge, 17 lá Mí na Samhna 2014

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Seanfhocail
Bíonn cosa crua ar chapall iasachta. It is a hard foot on borrowed horse.
Is minic a bhí droch-chrú faoi chapall gabhann. There is often a bad shoe on blacksmith’s horse

CRÚBA NA CINNIÚNA

le Áine Uí Fhoghlú
Caibidil 1: Eachtra san Oíche [tuilleadh]

Léigh tuilleadh

So You Want to Discover the Higgs Boson?

A talk at Chicon 7. Friday, August 31, 2012. This was one of the best science talks I have heard in my life.

So You Want to Discover the Higgs Boson?

The Large Hadron Collider in Geneva recently announced the
discovery of the Higgs Boson, the particle long theorized to give mass to matter. But how do physicists detect particles… and how do we know this one is the Higgs? Hear a Ph.D. physicist teach the basics of particle detector technology (no physics background required!) and answer your questions about the massive machines used to study the smallest stuff in nature.

Corry L. Lee

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Curiosity: The Mars Science Laboratory

Notes from a panel at Chicon 7. Saturday, September 1, 2012, with weblinks and occasional
amplifications added.

Curiosity: The Mars Science Laboratory

The Mars Science Laboratory has the ambitious mission to study the
climate, geology, and potential for life of Mars. Weeks after landing,
what have we learned? What do we expect to find out in the coming
months?

Bill Higgins [beamjockey], Brother Guy Consolmagno [brotherguy]

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Blast from the past

I was cleaning out a closet this afternoon and came across the center pages of the program for Minicon 12, which I attended back in 1977. At 2:30 PM, on Saturday, April 9, there was this event:

Debate: “Resolved: Science Fiction Should Get Out of the Classroom and Back into the Gutter Where It Belongs” with Lester del Rey and Ivor Rogers

I must have been there, but I do not remember anything about it. It is an old issue and not to be taken too seriously,