"Professor Goddard does not know the relation between action and reaction and the need to have something better than a vacuum against which to react. He seems to lack the basic knowledge ladled out daily in high schools."
--1921 New York Times editorial about Robert Goddard's revolutionary rocket work.

"Correction: It is now definitely established that a rocket can function in a vacuum. The 'Times' regrets the error."
NY Times, July 1969.

— New York Times

Non-Astro

Non-Astro

T his Hummingbird was visiting one of our feeders today (Aug. 22, 2013. There are many who have been feeding off our feeders since we installed them 30 days ago. This male is very possessive and does not allow other hummingbirds to use the feeder, at least while he is around. The nectar solution is prepared by adding 1/4 cup of sugar to one cup of boiled water, cooled before filling feeder. Looks like the Hummingbird has a sweet tooth. The nectar is not food, rather it is "fuel" and provides energy for them to hover, or fly and catch insects.