Sunday 9 February 2014


Photos via Fast Company.

In The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings, British author J.R.R. Tolkien created a fantasy world called Middle-Earth for his dragons, elves, dwarves, and wizards to inhabit, but he only ever rendered it in text. Now, a team of Danish programmers is taking Tolkien’s descriptions of Middle-Earth and rendering it on computers, on a truly planetary scale. Read full article and watch more photos in Fast Company. E.T.P. 5'

                                               St. John’s College, Cambridge, where Dirac discovered his famous equation.                    Image: Andrew Dunn via Science Museum's Blog.

Collider exhibition curator Dr. Harry Cliff writes a post in the Science Museum blog on Dirac’s discoveries and anticipating antimatter. "It was 86 years ago on Saturday that one of the most important scientific papers of the 20th century appeared in the Proceedings of the Royal Society. Written by the young British physicist Paul Dirac, it was simply titled A Quantum Theory of the Electron, and was nothing short of a theoretical triumph." Read full article in the Science Museum's Blog. E.T.P. (if you already understand Dirac's equation) 8' / (if you don't, but you want to) 2 years.

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