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Monthly Archives: December, 2019

2019 IN REVIEW

BACK WHEN I started my R&T “Tech Tidbits” column in 1992, I was worried that one day I would run out of things to write about. A similar worry surfaced … Continue reading

December 31, 2019 · 3 Comments

SHARING DATA GRAPHICALLY

WE’RE SEEING a Golden Age in the sharing of data through pictures. Here are tidbits of this, gleaned from here and there with my usual Internet sleuthing. Thank René. In … Continue reading

December 30, 2019 · 1 Comment

NANOSTORAGE: A KEY TO EFFICIENT ELECTRIFICATION

IT SOUNDS OXYMORONIC: using the incredibly tiny world of nanomaterials to optimize storage of anything. But look a little deeper: On the nano scale, the right materials have gobs of … Continue reading

December 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

WITH A SONG IN OUR HEARTS (ALL OF US)

PEOPLE SING. ALL people, with surprisingly fewer differences between cultures than within any one culture. Science, November 22, 2019, describes this in “The World in a Song,” by W. Tecumseh … Continue reading

December 28, 2019 · Leave a comment

TWO LIBRARIES LOVED BY BOB

BOB ECKSTEIN IS a talented illustrator, cartoonist, and writer frequently appearing in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and Mad Magazine. In my book, high praise indeed. His recent … Continue reading

December 27, 2019 · 1 Comment

ON ENGLISH TEAS

PLEASANT MEALS IN English homes, mentioned recently at SimanaitisSays, remind me of that quintessential English practice of afternoon teas. Here are tidbits on the subject, gleaned from a little book … Continue reading

December 26, 2019 · Leave a comment

A CHRISTMAS CAROL ANNOTATIONS

WHAT WITH CHRISTMAS only four days away, I have just completed my annual reading of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, in the annotated edition, of course. Culinary aspects of Dickens’ tale … Continue reading

December 21, 2019 · Leave a comment