Archives for: July 2006, 05

Back In Black : Discovery Launches with Few Hitches

07/05/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Thoughts, Science
Yay! They're back into space, up in orbit. No explosions, no Busey-esque terrorists on the platform. We took a break around lunchtime at work yesterday to watch the launch. I'd forgotten what it felt like to watch a launch, in particular when it's… more »

6% GST is Here

07/05/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Announcements [A], Politics
I didn't even notice it creeping up on us: the GST has been reduced from 7% to 6% here, just on the Canada Day weekend. We first encountered it waiting in line behind a couple of people making returns at a store. We wondered why it was taking such a… more »

Space Not Expanding? and Other Questions

07/05/06 | by Nimble | Categories: Announcements [A], Thoughts, Science
Not published yet, but came across this interesting paper which did a sort of Michelson-Morley experiment but for the expansion of space. The hypothesis being tested was that if local space was expanding, effects of this would show up if you let lasers… more »