Saturday, October 17, 2009

Artificial Black Hole in a Lab

No, not that kind of black hole, but something that simulates its effects on microwaves. They've been working on making acoustic analogues of black holes lately, but this is one that works with microwave beams. Interesting.

Magnetic Monopoles discovered! ...well, in crystal structure, anyway.

Via Instapundit: Still, pretty exciting, because of the applications you might be able to do. Step one: Magnetic currents.

Should the US finally drop our push for Turkey in the EU?

Reading this article, I'm wondering if we've finally lost Turkey altogether. If so, the only things tying it to the West are its membership in NATO and its desire to join the EU. We ought to use these as leverage to restrain Turkey's anti-Western and anti-Israeli actions.

Friday, October 09, 2009

The Nobel Peace Prize: Obama gets an "A" for effort.

The Mrs. just put it this way. Perfect!

Oh, you have GOT to be kidding me!

Obama just won the Nobel Peace Prize.

For what, exactly?! Teddy Roosevelt is the only other sitting President to earn a Nobel Peace Prize, to my knowledge, and Roosevelt thought it would be wrong to accept it while in office, so he waited four years to go and actually pick it up. What did Roosevelt do to earn it? He brokered the end of the Russo-Japanese War of 1905.

What did Obama do to earn it? He, um... Well, Iran has promised Or Russia! They're no longer threatening, no they're not. Wait, something will come to me...

UPDATE: He's the third sitting President to win the prize (I almost mistakenly wrote "earn"). Wilson won it in 1919.