Facts Fail To Impress The Superstitious. Film at 11.

Andrew Cooper, a local astronomer, laments the continued belief in astrology, which apparently is so detached from the facts that they’ll print “The Sun has entered Aries,” when, due to precession, the Sun is still well inside Pisces. Hawai’i is a place of deep spirituality, both mainstream and New Age. A few years ago Tina […]

Ultrafast Battery Recharging Breakthrough

The Ars Technica article lithium breakthrough could charge batteries in 10 seconds reports on a Nature article describing a very fast way to charge or discharge batteries. The upshot is that an electric-car battery could be charged in five minutes (“which would make electric vehicles incredibly practical”) but would pull 180,000 Watts (“which is most certainly […]