Robert Billing's "Harnessing the brane-deer" (flash fiction, weird physics, free): What if large masses could be made to show visible wave behavior?
When Santa Clause's sleigh developed trouble in Kent, UK on a Christmas night, a mere mortal got the opportunity to figure out what makes Santa's sleigh so magical it can deliver presents all over the world in such a short time! And an understanding of how to fix the present problem, though the presents will be delayed a few hours this Christmas...
- Isaac Asimov's "Fantastic Voyage II: Destination Brain": Another story that features a gadget that can turn the Planck's constant into a variable!
- James White's "Christmas Treason": Another (& hilarious) story involving worry about physical limitations of Santa's transport, & proactive work by some kids to ensure that at least their presents won't be missed!
Fact sheet.First published: Nature, 25 December 2008.
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