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Category Archives: Sci-Tech

CORVID LORE PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE BEGAN sharing tidbits from a recent Live Q&A Chat, part of the online Members Community of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The subject was corvids, … Continue reading

November 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

CORVID LORE PART 1

THAT TITLE WORD is not a typo for “Covid.” However, the following tidbits in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow come from an excellent source frequently discussing the latter: … Continue reading

November 14, 2020 · 1 Comment

THE MATHEMATICIAN WORE A LARGE AND FLOPPY HAT PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE FOUND 20-year-old Sonja Kowaleski—she, of the marvelous blue eyes—charming the 55-year-old Professor Karl Weierstrass into accepting her as a student. Her large and floppy hat helped Weierstrass keep … Continue reading

October 19, 2020 · 2 Comments

THE MATHEMATICIAN WORE A LARGE AND FLOPPY HAT PART 1

SONJA KOWALESKI’S HAT was intended to keep “her marvelous blue eyes” from distracting Karl Weierstrass, famed 19th-century mathematician, when she approached him as a prospective student. Kowaleski was “twenty, very … Continue reading

October 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

TRUST OF SCIENCE WORLDWIDE

THE PEW RESEARCH Center published an extensive study of world perceptions concerning science. Do people trust science? Distrust science? And which people? Educated? Uneducated? Politically to the left? Politically to … Continue reading

October 17, 2020 · Leave a comment

DESERT-DWELLING FAIRY SHRIMP

SHRIMP HAVE BEEN subjects here at SimanaitisSays a total of six times, five of their appearances being culinary. The exception occurred four days after this website’s inauguration, in SHRIMP WALLOP … Continue reading

October 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

YOU WANT MEGAPIXELS? I’LL SHOW YOU MEGAPIXELS!

“TALK ABOUT A sharper image,” Science magazine, September 11, 2020, wrote. The news brief describes a recently constructed imaging sensor array that captured a world-record 3200 megapixels in a single … Continue reading

September 28, 2020 · Leave a comment

SCIENCE GOES DEUTSCHE POP

AN UNUSUAL EXPERIMENT was performed at a trio of pop concerts in Leipzig, Germany, on August 22, 2020. Tim Bendzko and his band performed at a 12,000-seat arena, but unlike … Continue reading

September 18, 2020 · Leave a comment

FURTHER THOUGHTS ON SCIENCE

SCIENTISTS AND OTHER commentators of science are often very articulate—and entertaining. I’ve been collecting such tidbits on this from one place and another for a while. As a followup to … Continue reading

September 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

A GIFT FROM THE COSMOS

EVERY YEAR, TENS of thousands of meteorites survive trips through our atmosphere to reach Earth. But the one that struck in the Costa Rican rainforest last year was really special: … Continue reading

September 3, 2020 · Leave a comment