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.

August 26, 2022 / Science
FTL - View of Stars

Science Fiction is rife with FTL (faster-than-light) travel and communication, But what that often overlooks is how that automatically allows time travel. Let’s have a look.

July 22, 2022 / Science
Frame of Reference

What would happen if you were to look in a mirror while you traveling at the speed of light? Would it be dark because the light can’t reach the mirror from your face? The answer might surprise you.

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.