Category: physics

The Sun, as of August 30, 2019.

Travel by teleportation, seen in The Usborne Book of the Future, 1979.

The science of Interstellar.

Albert Einstein via Deutsche Fotothek.

The UNIVAC LARC computer system at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California, 1960. It was 175 times more powerful than the UNIVAC 1. How does it compare with the device you’re using to view this post?

The Ptolemaic model of the universe illustrated in Pioneers of Science by Sir Oliver Lodge, 1960.

Happy Birthday to Albert Einstein, born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany.

Albert Einstein, photographed by Johan Hagemeyer, February 23, 1931.


Remembering Stephen Hawking on his birthday. The physicist was born in Oxford, England, on January 8, 1942. Seen here in a 1978 portrait by Denis Waugh.

(National Portrait Gallery, London)

NASA’s vomit comet in flight.