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Category Archives: Sci-Tech

OLD STEAM ENGINES

EARLY ENGINES had their mechanicals exposed for all to admire. An excellent example of this is a beautiful steam engine offered at the Bonham & Butterfields 2010 Quail Lodge automobile … Continue reading

April 3, 2020 · 1 Comment

COUNTERING COVID-19—WORLDWIDE TACTICS

COUNTERING COVID-19 HAS become a worldwide challenge. In Science, March 20, 2020, Jon Cohen and Kai Kupferschmidt discussed responses in “Countries Test Tactics in ‘War’ Against COVID-19.” They quote World … Continue reading

April 2, 2020 · 1 Comment

COVID-19 AND THE SEASONS—PRELIMINARY SCIENTIFIC THOUGHTS

SCIENCE—NOT “FEELINGS” or hunches—should guide our response to the COVID-19 pandemic. On March 20, 2020, Science, the weekly journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, published “Sick … Continue reading

March 29, 2020 · Leave a comment

ASSESSING OUR LADY

THE GOAL OF RESTORING Paris’s Notre Dame cathedral by 2024 has encouraged scientific analyses of this historical building. Science, March 13, 2020, devoted a major article to these endeavors. Here … Continue reading

March 27, 2020 · 2 Comments

MOUSER DESCENDANTS MAKE GOOD IN MADAGASCAR

THE ISLAND OF Madagascar in the Indian Ocean has no indigenous cat populations. But it does have an elusive feline twice the size of a house cat. Researchers say this … Continue reading

March 25, 2020 · Leave a comment

ON EQUALITY, MATHWISE AND OTHERWISE PART 1

“THE SQUARE OF the hypotenuse is equal to the sum of the squares of the other two sides.” Apart from giving us the pun about squaws sleeping on various hides, … Continue reading

March 22, 2020 · 2 Comments

SEEKING ANONYMITY IN A CROWD PART 2

JOHN SEABROOK’s MOST informative “Dressing for the Surveillance Age” in yesterday’s SimanaitisSays got us into the latest of deep-learning facial recognition. Today in Part 2, we learn about our cars’ … Continue reading

March 14, 2020 · 2 Comments