Do we lose a dimension in 3D?

After a week consisting of a host of sensory stimuli, I find myself musing on the subject of 3D cinema.  I’ve been reading Ray Bradbury’s “Zen in the Art of Writing“, a fabulous collection of ramshackle, maddening essays on the creative process.  It’s difficult to read them without your brain sizzling – his judicious carpet-bombing approach to metaphor leaves you ruthlessly overstimulated and utterly satisfied by the third page.  A lazy glance at his Wikipedia entry led me to this charming poster from It Came From Outer Space!

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How’s that for Impact?

Anyone who spends any amount of time in an astronomy department (or particle physics, for that matter) in the UK will have “special” words for the concept of the “impact” of research.  This latest article from BBC News shows us all that science with wealth-generating “impact” usually has its roots in something much more fundamental (and less lucrative).

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