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Category Archives: Sci-Tech

TRAVELIN’ THE RAILS WITH CHARLEY F. MURPHY

WHAT FOLLOWS is a multi-part exposition of science (you’ll excuse the word) based on charge, force, and magnetic field, better known among students of physics as Charley F. Murphy. My … Continue reading

December 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

ON BEING RORSCHACHED AND OTHERWISE TESTED

IN THIRD Grade, I had a Rorschach. No, my mother didn’t have me tested. The Cleveland Board of Education did, as part of its innovative Major Work Class, a kinda … Continue reading

November 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

BOOK SMART, HEAD DUMB

MY MOTHER, rest her soul, used to say that I was “book smart, but head dumb.” I am not surprised to learn, based on a new book on the matter, … Continue reading

October 27, 2017 · Leave a comment

SOMETIMES SCIENCE SUCKS

FORGIVE THIS teaser title for news of engineering a gizmo that mimics a suckerfish and generates a pull-force up to 340 times the weight of the gizmo. Biomimetics, the mimicking … Continue reading

October 17, 2017 · 2 Comments

THE 1918–1919 FLU PANDEMIC

IT’S FLU season. Wife Dottie and I have got our shots. I recommend the same to SimanaitisSays readers, even those who may be shot-challenged for whatever reason. By way of … Continue reading

October 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

(WO)MEN OF MATHEMATICS

IN KEEPING with the book’s title, E.T. Bell’s classic Men of Mathematics has only 24 women out of the more than 300 personages listed in its index. As a source … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

WHAT’S YOUR STATE’S OFFICIAL FOSSIL?

NO FAIR if you just name some geriatric neighbor who complains about your loud music. I mean a genuine preserved relic from a previous geologic age. Wikipedia has a list … Continue reading

October 5, 2017 · 4 Comments