Category: Science

Dutch high school education has always been pretty good at teaching the basics of science. I also have a master’s degree in computer science from what is considered one of the top universities in the Netherlands.
That has given me a strong basis in math, physics, some chemistry, and of course, IT.
I like to keep that knowledge up-to-date and expand it by looking at certain interesting scientific phenomena. And for me, writing is learning.

May 6, 2022 / Science
April 1, 2022 / Science
Mars horizon
Bonneville Crater – NASA/JPL/Cornell (cleaned up by me)

Terraforming Mars is a favorite of many science fiction novelists. However, since we cannot even keep the climate of our already habitable Earth stable, how could we hope to create one from scratch on Mars? Let’s have a look.

January 7, 2022 / Science
Image by NASA/JPL-Caltech

Rogue planets are not planets that hide in plain sight and backstab you. But I bet you want to know what they really are.

October 15, 2021 / Science
Purple flower

Photosynthesis is why plants are green. But did you know there is a theory that plant-life on early Earth was once purple? Let’s have a look at why.

July 9, 2021 / Science
Wet-bulb temperature

The pacific west coast of the North-American continent has just seen an unprecedented heat-wave. One Twitter, I ran into mention of the so-called Wet-Bulb temperature, and what that meant in relation to such a heat wave. And given the impending climate-catastrophe, it seems worthwhile to explore.