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.

June 23, 2023 / Science

Ever wonder how fiber optic cables work?

I have. I was here for the days of the dial-up modem, and boy, have things changed since then. They’ll be rolling out fiber in my neighborhood later this year, so I was thinking about it again today.

February 10, 2023 / Science
October 28, 2022 / Science
Light of a sunset

Light is everywhere. By day it shines down on us from the sun, by night it comes from our lamps. But how well do we really understand it?

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.