How can I be a more awesome crackpot?

Have you resolved this New Year to reveal your Theory of Everything to the scientific world, but aren't sure how to do it in a maximally off-putting and confusing way? In this week's "Ask a Physicist," we'll find out how. » 12/29/10 9:00am 12/29/10 9:00am

Edison's Last Breath, Vintage 1931

Thomas Alva Edison was a great inventor. He imagined a future completely different from the present in which he lived, and had the genius to make it happen. (He was also the hero of an unsuccessful science fiction serial.) It's no wonder that Henry Ford had what amounted to a crush on Edison, who encouraged Ford (then… » 3/05/08 12:40pm 3/05/08 12:40pm