Remembering 9/11

Like most Americans, I remember where I was and what I was doing when the towers were attacked with vivid detail. It was my freshman year in college. I was napping at the time and was woken up by a friend’s phone call. She told me a plane crashed into a building in NYC. I didn’t believe […]

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Science: Laser & Lightning

On Thursday 18 August, the sky above the Allgäu Public Observatory in southwestern Bavaria was an amazing sight, with the night lit up by two very different phenomena: one an example of advanced technology, and the other of nature’s dramatic power. As ESO tested the new Wendelstein laser guide star unit by shooting a powerful […]

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