For those of you not versed in the universe of Doctor Who — yes, I know you are out there because I was one of you until this Christmas — Whovians are fans of the British television drama Doctor Who.
Today, I stumbled upon a fun article highlighting 3 things from Doctor Who that actually exist out here…in the world outside the Blue Box. (Yea, this is what I do when its FREEZING out: hide in the only warm room and surf the net.)
The Sonic Screwdriver: Scientists at the University of Dundee in Scotland are trying to make one to use in medical procedures! How cool is that??
The Weeping Angels: No, they didn’t discover statues that want to feed on your time energy, but there ARE weird elements out there that only move when you’re not watching! The Quantum Zeno effect is all about certain elements, like uranium, that only decay when they aren’t being observed. Totally weird! What if that’s how the angels start, as a single element, and then…like the Wolf that landed on earth by the monastery, they take 300 years to grow from a single cell!! Good thing Google isn’t building “uranium-based lifeforms” – oh wait, they ARE!!!
The Tardis: Well, for this one…go read the article. All I will say is that according to a manuscript left behind by the Count of St. Germain:
We moved through space at a speed that can only be compared with nothing but itself. Within a fraction of a second the plains below us were out of sight and the Earth had become a faint nebula.