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Category Archives: Sci-Tech

HERMANN THE GERMAN JOINS THE GREATER HUMAN RACE

MIGRATION, ETHNICITY, and racial purity have been much in the news these days. Fortunately, so have the stabilizing influences of scientific research. In particular, goodbye to a favorite myth believed … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

WHAT IF ROBOTS UNIONIZE? PART 2

YESTERDAY, I shared robotic tidbits from Isaac Asimov and an Automotive News story about mirror specialist Gentex’s closure of its Mexico facility. Today, we pick up with Gentex’s business in … Continue reading

June 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

WHAT IF ROBOTS UNIONIZE? PART 1

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE is making robotic devices smarter every day. The societal implications of this are profound in the near, as well as long, term. Here are two days of my … Continue reading

June 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

GOT ENERGY? KNOW HOW TO STORE IT? PART 2

THIS CONTINUES a discussion of energy-storage concepts, begun here at SimanaitisSays. The New York Times, June 3, 2017, “The Biggest, Strangest ‘Batteries’ ” is a primary source, along with my … Continue reading

June 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

GOT ENERGY? KNOW HOW TO STORE IT? PART 1

AS THE COST of renewable energy comes down, a significant challenge remains in its inherent intermittency of supply. It is well known to science (you’ll excuse the S word) that … Continue reading

June 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

CONGRESS, THE PRESIDENT AND THE S-WORD (SCIENCE)

TWO ARTICLES on the same two-page spread of Science, May 5, 2017, suggest the turmoil taking place in scientific communities funded at least in part by the federal government. One … Continue reading

June 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

NATURE’S ORIGAMI

“LADYBUG, ladybug, fly away home…” These tiny polka-dotted insects invariably complied with this childhood entreaty so quickly that I knew nothing about their winged travel. Coccinellidae are known as ladybugs … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · 1 Comment