The Science in the Movie Gravity: an Interview with Science Consultant Kevin R. Grazier

Friday, September 20th, 2013

I have my interview up at Amazing Stories today. Why not click through there, read it, and leave a comment if so motivated? Share/Bookmark

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Walking on the Moon? Don’t Be Stupid….

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I got an email from a professor I know. I know a lot of professors, and I won’t say who or where, but this should be more broadly known: This past week I helped grade midterm exams for Calculus I…One of the problems involved an astronaut on the lunar surface throwing a rock vertically into […]

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Science and Science Fiction: Star Dragon

Thursday, July 30th, 2009

The other day someone emailed me with a question about a passage in my novel Star Dragon that bothered them.   They were right to be bothered and I’m going to just say that we all goof from time to time, even over things we know pretty well, and in the spirit of Obama I’m going […]

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Low-Gravity Longevity?

Monday, November 10th, 2008

A friend of mine emailed me to ask about something he remembered Timothy Leary saying in a speech 30 years ago: “Our enemy is gravity.   That’s why we die.   We are all fighting the earth’s gravitational pull.   We will live forever, once we escape the pull from Mother Earth.” Leary had some kooky ideas for […]

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