- May 31 - King Library Opens at 1:00 PM
According to Reuters - "An international team of scientists had recorded sub-atomic particles traveling faster than light -- a finding that could overturn one of Einstein's long-accepted fundamental laws of the universe."
Scientific American states that "an experiment has unveiled evidence that fundamental particles known as neutrinos can travel faster than light. The finding would overturn the most fundamental rule of modern physics – that nothing travels faster than 299,792,458 meters per second."
Read what Michio Kaku thinks on this topic and find more of his books in the library! One of them is: Einstein's Cosmos: How Albert Einstein's Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time.
I know it's hard, but I'm going to ask you to remember the time before guns. Think Gladiator. Think Kingdom of Heaven. Think Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (if you want to keep it real, you can try imagining it without the Orcs and elves and stuff, but I personally like to imagine the Middle Ages really were filled with those guys). Yeah, that's right. Back in the day, they fought with things like swords, bows and arrows, and catapults. Now focus on the catapults.
I'll help you focus on the catapults with 4 minutes of catapult excellence from a few of our cinema favorites compiled by a fellow catapult enthusiast on YouTube.
So come to Hillview Library on December 9th for our Recycled Science Craft: Catapults program from3:30-4:30 PM. We're not just going old school on the battle field, but we're doing it green-friendly style by using recycled materials like spoons, rubber bands. Then you better hope your enemies don't like marshmallows, because that's going to be our primary weapon of attack.
I know shooting marshmallows probably isn't going to help you survive a zombie apocalypse (or will it?!), but it will help you demonstrate the awesomeness of physics; and with physics, you can survive ANYTHING.