Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Science. Show all posts

Sunday, June 12, 2016


"One of the newest members of the periodic table will likely have a familiar sound to it, even if the spelling might be a bit off: Tennessine. 
Proposed as a nod to researchers from Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and UT who helped confirm its existence, element 117 would be only the second to be named for a state. Since the name Tennessee has its origins in the name of the Cherokee village of Tanasi, it also becomes the first element with Native American roots."

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Live Forever

Live forever (or a few years longer on this big blue marble) by going to church.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Time Travel

Iran for the win:
"The Tehran scientist told the Fars state news agency that his device can 'predict the future in a print out after taking readings from the touch of a user,' adding that it uses a set of complex algorithms to 'predict five to eight years of the future life of any individual, with 98 percent accuracy.'"
My favorite part:
“'This project is not against our religious values at all. The Americans are trying to make this invention by spending millions of dollars on it where I have already achieved it by a fraction of the cost,' he said. 'The reason that we are not launching our prototype at this stage is that the Chinese will steal the idea and produce it in millions overnight.'”
Via the Blaze

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Gun Data

Linoge goes all "sciencey" on us and looks at the data. Spoiler alert:
"The hypothesis of 'more guns = more deaths' is demonstrably false over the past 29 years of documented American history."
Seriously, go take a look. He's got two more major points and then he gives you the real kicker in the last sentence.

Monday, February 27, 2012

Heinrich Hertz Doodle

As you can see, I am catching up...

google Today's wavy doodle celebrates Heinrich Hertz, who proved the existence of electromagnetic waves cc: @GoogleDoodles, Feb 22 13:11:22 from web

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Staying Married

Apparently my marriage has a good chance of being successful because my wife is better looking than me and she is thin. Finally, science has explained love.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

4.74 Degrees of Separation

It doesn't roll off the tongue like six degrees, but apparently it is only 4.74 degrees of separation today.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Steve Jobs - Choice of Treatment

andrewchen Ramzi Amri's answer to Why did Steve Jobs choose not to effectively treat his cancer? - Quora, Oct 17 10:52:14 from Timely by Demandforce

And while medical science may not be perfect, it is why I play the odds with traditional treatments. For example, I will continue to get flu shots. According to the CDC, the vaccine would not cause me to be sick and my illness started before the two weeks needed for the shot to build up my immunity.

Friday, July 8, 2011

Space Shuttle

I've seen this movie. It stars Bruce Willis. Yippie Ki-yay!

Expensive. Bureaucratic. Even so, I can't help but romanticise NASA and the space prgram. Sixty cool pictures of the space shuttle's history here.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Some Mysteries Science Can't Solve

I don't know why, but I think I am about 100 times cooler (Fonzie, not temperature) when I'm mowing the lawn, wearing sunglasses, and listening to the Gourds on my iPod.

Yes, I posted this video before, but I like it so much you may see it again.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Students Locate Osama

Using a probabilistic model and a GIS, students predicted the likely location of Osama bin Laden. I think the real utility of this science and technology will be revealed when supplemented with traditional intelligence gathering. I continue to be amazed as we get larger and more complete data sets with which to work this magic.