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Physics faculty, @WIRED Dot Physics blogger. Science stuff for @MacGyverCBS and @MythBusters. Physics, Science communication. Coffee is my superpower.
Aug 14, 2018 70 tweets 26 min read
THREAD - How about a bunch of blog posts on #Space and #Astronomy? Yes, I have more than you can imagine - especially since these are really just #physics topics. Hold on - because this is going to be a bit large. 2/ Here is an answer to my fav astronomy question EVER - "What would the phases of the moon look like if the moon was a cube?" wired.com/2015/09/moon-c…
Aug 6, 2018 14 tweets 5 min read
THREAD. For many it is the near the start of the fall semester. Here I will share my teaching and learning posts. Some of these are for faculty and some are for students. 2/ I'll start with posts that just deal with students. My first recommendation - ditch that scientific calculator. It's overpriced and not nearly as good as python wired.com/story/ditch-th…
May 19, 2018 13 tweets 5 min read
THREAD. Here are some of my favorite #MacGyver hacks - most of them you can easily do yourself. These could also make great projects for kids. 2. For each hack, I will give two scores. Difficulty (D) from 0-10. A 0 difficulty means you already did it and a 10 means you will probably mess up a couple of times.

The other score: Equipment (E) from 0-10. 0 means no equipment 10 is specialized stuff.