Bowler Hat Science

astronomy physics and dapper hats

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siennamorris:

The DIY Science section of GeekGirlCon may be the coolest part of this awesome con. These kids are super engaged in these experiments and are having a great time learning about math and science, mostly because they are being taught by people who are obviously passionate about it. (Possibly too long of a sentence, but also true)

Great photos!

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What happened in the first instants after the Big Bang?

What happened in the first instants after the Big Bang?

The BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole, designed to look for polarization of light that could be the sign of inflation. [Credit: Steffen Richter]

The BICEP2 telescope at the South Pole, designed to look for polarization of light that could be the sign of inflation. [Credit: Steffen Richter]

One of the biggest science stories of 2014 came out of the BICEP2 cosmic microwave background polarization experiment. Last spring, the BICEP2 researchers announced they had measured something known as B-mode or tensor-mode polarization, a particular…

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Filed under BICEP2 cosmic microwave background CosmoAcademy gravitational waves inflation

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Of Möbius strips and Klein bottles

Of Möbius strips and Klein bottles

On October 11 and 12, I’ll be helping my friends bring SCIENCE to GeekGirlCon. My contribution: making Möbius strips and Klein bottles out of paper! If you couldn’t make it to GeekGirlCon in Seattle, or maybe you came to my station, but you want the instructions on how to do this activity at home? Well, you’re in luck!

Möbius strips Click to get a printable template for five Mobius strips. Print this with as small margins as your printer will allow, and cut along the solid lines to get basic Mobius strip shapes.

Click to get a printable template for five Mobius strips. Print…

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Filed under DIYSciZone GeekGirlCon GGC14 mathematics topology

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tereshkova2001:

memeguy-com:

True Story

Usually I’m checking to see if I’ve developed Force powers. It’s much the same, but with better hand gestures.

I try the “accio” spell from Harry Potter fairly regularly, but I’m undeniably a Muggle.

tereshkova2001:

memeguy-com:

True Story

Usually I’m checking to see if I’ve developed Force powers. It’s much the same, but with better hand gestures.

I try the “accio” spell from Harry Potter fairly regularly, but I’m undeniably a Muggle.