Archive for May, 2009

Planetary Astronomer Mike rocks the house again…

Monday, May 18th, 2009

In Does the universe actually look like that?, Planetary Astronomer Mike finally satisfies everyone who looks at those beautiful photographs of galaxies in newspapers and wonders “Hmm, how much did they doctor that photograph to make it look pretty?” The answer turns out to be more complex than just “a little” or “a lot”. P.A.M. […]

Security through promiscuity.

Monday, May 18th, 2009

“390,000 people will have access to the database, but will have gone through stringent security training.” You can’t make this stuff up.