Back from Maui with a fresh set.
I’m in Hawaii on vacation, but I still wanted you all to have something.
Sometimes nuclear medicine technicians say the darnedest things…
Pitch in for Science!
Another Thursday, another round of tech links! Enjoy!
The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” (I found it!) but “That’s funny …”
— Isaac Asimov
‘The most frightening phrase in the Russian language is “That’s odd.”
–Guess the source
More of what Oscar thought was cool in Science.
Another set of tech links. Sorry for the light commentary, busy week at work…
Will Georgia and South Carolina ever get their new nuclear reactors?
Like Tech Tuesday, except I’ve been busy. More Tech News, More Tech Commentary, More Geeking Out in the Comments.
Why pick on just one of the engineers? Lots of things failed before that port became vulnerable.
Some experiences are best shared, because you really DON’T want to experience it for yourself.
Within days of the Paris Agreement being signed, a climate change denier was elected. What now?
Another round of examining engineering tradeoffs!
Materials, Machines, & More! A new Tech Linky!
A Princeton professor has demonstrated that you can’t pick stocks that “beat the market.” The future, by in large, is unpredictable. Except one area of the future, is predictable. For a possible investing strategy that relates to that predictable area of the future, read on.
Here’s a study. Can you guess the result?
Time to talk about technology!
Back in June, the Supreme Court quietly took another step in their ongoing “war on coal”.
Declining oil prices would suggest disaster for the environment but is that really the case?
One of the world’s leading experts on the brain speaks and connects his knowledge to an argument for atheism.
Some technology links and light discussion.
In the beginning was the command line… and it’s still here.
Sometimes mental illnesses have been metaphorically described as “demons.” “Mental illness” may well be a metaphor too. As I have concluded, there is truth in metaphor.
Oscar talks about engineering and the choices that go into it.
Technology is both a blessing and a curse, but its role in exposing government corruption is hard to ignore.
Unfortunately, the second in what appears to be an ongoing series…
The world faces unprecedented ecological challenges, and humanity remains largely lethargic to respond. It’s time to adopt a new sense of ethics that acknowledge our collective effect on our pale blue dot, and which account for the quality of the land our progeny will inherit.
Oscar judges the State Science Fair and offers commentary
The ins and outs of driverless car security.
President Obama took a position on strong encryption. He got everything wrong.
When discussing inverted duck vaginas, maybe there’s a better operational term than corkscrewing? Also, Dr. Tyson is underinformed on animal sex.
The book was better
“Whether it really represents ritualistic behavior is up for debate,” said Kalan.
Google Car’s first at-fault accident.
“It’s a runaway process,” says Frans Pretorius, of Princeton University in New Jersey. “The closer they get, the faster they spin.” Near the end, they were whirling so fast that each orbit lasted just a few milliseconds. When they eventually merged, the single black hole that remained was 62 times the mass of the sun…