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Category Archives: Sci-Tech

CLEVER ENGINE MOUNTS, PART 2

MAGNETO-RHEOLOGICAL technology, as featured in BWI’s clever engine mounts was yesterday’s topic, with a promise today of Part 2’s related memories of one sort or another. I start with a … Continue reading

August 18, 2017 · 3 Comments

CLEVER ENGINE MOUNTS, PART 1

READING THAT Mercedes-AMG will feature second-generation magneto-rheological engine mounts brings back memories of a college summer job and later of deliberately pausing a tad in certain shifts with Ferrari’s traditionally … Continue reading

August 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

MEDIEVAL DNA SLEUTHING

A TWELFTH-CENTURY Gospel of Luke and an even older York Gospels are giving today’s bookworm biologists an opportunity to study the actions of actual 900-year-old book worms in these medieval … Continue reading

August 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

ARE YOU (STILL NOT) TALKING TO ME? PART 2

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE bots are learning to chat with each other in their own language. Using deep-learning skills to screw on bottle caps is one thing, but language is decidedly more … Continue reading

July 31, 2017 · 2 Comments

ARE YOU (NOT) TALKING TO ME? PART 1

FOR YEARS, science fiction has depicted computers developing their own lives and adversely affecting ours. Think of HAL in 2001: A Space Odyssey, 1968. Now, however, Artificial Intelligence has reached … Continue reading

July 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

CELEBRATING TWO VERY SPECIAL MATHEMATICIANS

MATHEMATICIANS MARINA Ratner and Maryam Mirzakhani passed away within a week of each other, on July 7 and July 14, 2017, respectively. That they were successful women in a predominately … Continue reading

July 28, 2017 · 3 Comments

THOUGHTS ON COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION AND lady friend miscommunication have been in the news a lot these days. E-mails and tweets, leaked, deleted and otherwise, are part of this. Nathan Heller’s article in the … Continue reading

July 25, 2017 · Leave a comment