Had a very busy day today, so this short post will just congratulate President Obama on his inauguration yesterday. I managed to catch some of it on a TV in the department, huddled round the small set with a bunch of others. Very nice, and of course we were happy to see science get a mention:
“We will restore science to its rightful place, and wield technology’s wonders to raise health care’s quality and lower its cost. We will harness the sun and the winds and the soil to fuel our cars and run our factories. And we will transform our schools and colleges and universities to meet the demands of a new age. All this we can do. All this we will do.”
I also found this rather nice image of the event, which was taken from Google’s satellite. It’s a bit slow to load, but worth it just to see the extent of crowd. Go Obama!