Monthly Archives: February 2012

  • Neutrinos still superluminal

    By now, you must have heard about the "BREAKING NEWS" that neutrino velocity measurement conducted by the OPERA experiment was flawed because of a faulty cable connection. If you think about this, a loose/faulty connection (as mentioned in various media outlets) would result in a delay in the signal. So, one would record a
  • There will be Exobiology.

    Before I get into the story, let me be clear: the current plan in the Astrobiology Program is to proceed with the ROSES 2011 due date of March 2, 2012 and then have the next due date be in June of 2013.... Now onto the story. I got a panicked message today from a colleague, wondering
  • Dealing With Grant Rejection

    This post is about dealing with dealing with a grant rejection. Previously, it was about the most recent PSD budget. While I got some positive feedback on that post, after thinking about it I realized that I really don't know enough of budget negotiation details to comment intelligently on the subject... even in the vague
  • Countdown to 2/17/2012…

    I'm totally exhausted from getting 3 NAI applications in as well as a job application. But the countdown marches on! 3... The online/YouTube prelim for FameLab Astrobiology is now live! For details, register at our website. 2... Cool VPL research was published this week on triggering runaway greenhouses (like Venus) due to tidal heating (like the