Title Image: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters The news of the bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy has had me concerned in a while. Although the official report is yet to come out, I think the potential causes of this tragedy might be either a faulty design or maintenance, maybe overloading and windy weather added to it too. It's … Continue reading On Ponte Morandi
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Lots to do, lots to write. I realize that challenging myself to get out of dorm every morning at sunrise will escalate into a bigger and bigger challenge as I started in Southern-hemisphere July. Nonetheless, here's the album. One check-in photo a day. As they have described the sunset at Campanile, every morning in Auckland … Continue reading Introducing ‘Sunrises’
A fantastical encounter. Version 5F I. She saw mountains in her dream. The Sun, joined by a few distant silver crescents, illuminates one side of her dome window as Ann wakes up in the control chamber, rejuvenated, but still slightly fatigued, thanks to the prolonged weightlessness. Slightly disoriented, she takes a brief moment to confirm … Continue reading Drops of Europa
I am exactly 20 years old now. BJT 1998-05-12 15:10. PDT 2018-05-12 00:10. 据我的父母所讲，我在二十年前的这个时刻来到了这个世界。从那时，到现在，接近一半的时候，我渐渐意识到我所知道的一切都开始于那个时间，连带我所可能知道的一切。我时而飘渺地看见了无法逃离的归宿，但也把路上的一切风景留给了命运。 感谢我的父母、家人、前人、祖国、世界。感谢我所能够认识的正在读这段话的所有人。二十岁是一个新的开始。 According to my parents, my journey began this moment exactly 20 years ago. About half way between then and where am I now, I began recognizing that everything I ever knew began on 12/May/1998, along with everything I will ever … Continue reading 1510
Hi there! This is the last planned update for March. Sorry for the spam-like update rate. https://youtu.be/N8eY7CrzhSc
A few days back on Zhihu.com at home, there was an astronomy question that made it onto the "Trending Q&A" list (quite impressive for my homeland), "What is the most frightening celestial object known to science?" Not surprisingly, in the scientifically literate answers -- many of which I might be interested in covering in the … Continue reading What is the Most Frightening Celestial Object?
S1: A Second Star Also, Celebrating Berkeley's 150th Charter Day. Physics Library, Strawberry Creek, CA Not sure what's going on? Here's the previous piece in this story: S0
I am committing this moment to memory. It indeed feels bad to be struck by the news -- I was just in a conversation about hawking radiations this afternoon -- I suppose that before the moment of death detaches myself from my senses and mind, I'd remain in such a powerless position: a witness of … Continue reading To Prof. Stephen Hawking