Thursday, 19 September 2013

Science Channel to air "The Challenger Disaster" this fall

The Science Channel has announced that November 16 will be the North American premiere of the docu-drama "Challenger Disaster", portraying the inquiry that followed the tragic 1986 explosion of the space shuttle Challenger.

William Hurt portrays Richard Feynman in this BBC co-production.

We have no inkling as to how good it is, we'll have to wait for the reviews.

Volume I of The Feynman Lectures On Physics - now available for free!

Sometimes something sounds too good to be true --- but it actually turns out to be true!  This is one of those times.

Thanks to Caltech and The Feynman Lectures on Physics website, Volume I of the Feynman Lectures on Physics is now available for free online.  This is the classic 52-chapter book written by Richard Feynman, Robert Leighton, and Matthew Sands based on the lectures given by Feynman at Caltech from 1961 to 1963.

Visit the WWW site at  for more information, access to the book online, and an explanation of who is to thank for this boon to the world of science and education.

"Bohemian Gravity" music video references Feynman diagrams

The video "Bohemian Gravity" by A Capella Science references Feynman diagrams.

How cool is that?

I don't know how much work went into the song and the video, but I'd guess "a lot"!