Monday 22 February 2016

"Here's Your Damn Jetpack"

A while ago I wrote a post about visiting LIGO, the Laser Interferometer Gravity Observatory. Actually that visit kicked off a little Tumblr project of mine, a response to people's cynicism about technological progress. No, we don't have jetpacks and flying cars, but we have scientific instruments that can detect distortions in space-time to a mind-crushingly exacting degree, portable data devices that shame the Star Trek PADD, and an impending flying robot problem.

That project ended a while ago but the recent announcement that aLIGO had detected gravitational waves jogged my memory and I decided it'd be nice to share it here. Enjoy "Here's Your Damn Jetpack".

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