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Category Archives: Sci-Tech

VICTORIAN THOUGHT AND SCIENCE

HOW THE VICTORIANS TOOK US To The Moon is Iwan Rhys Morus’s new book reviewed in Science, January 20, 2023. Both the book and its review by Bernard Lightman are … Continue reading

January 29, 2023 · Leave a comment

A CONCRETE EXAMPLE OF REDUCING CO2 

A RECENT CBS NEWS ITEM shares fascinating information about reducing global CO2 emissions. Ben Tracy and Analisa Novak give details January 16, 2023, in “Cement Industry Accounts for About 8% … Continue reading

January 24, 2023 · 1 Comment

MADE IN SPACE PART 2

YESTERDAY, BENEFITS AND CHALLENGES of space manufacturing were introduced. Today, NASA takes them aboard the International Space Station, where, among other oddities, water doesn’t “drip.” Other researchers explore the benefits … Continue reading

January 21, 2023 · Leave a comment

MADE IN SPACE PART 1

TANTALIZING BENEFITS EXIST producing stuff in zero gravity. Here in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow are tidbits gleaned from several sources, including work taking place on the International … Continue reading

January 20, 2023 · Leave a comment

“IT DON’T MEAN A THING IF….”

MARIA GODOY REPORTS in NPR, January 18, 2023, “What Makes That Song Swing? At Last, Physicists Unravel a Jazz Mystery.” As a regular listener of “40’s Junction,” SiriusXM’s Swing Era … Continue reading

January 19, 2023 · 2 Comments

LIKE A BAT OUTTA ….

SO HOW COME I’M writing about Mariah Carey, Ima Sumac, Tim Storms, Mongolian throat singers, and death metal growlers? I had intended this to be about Daubenton’s bat, Myotis daubentonii.  … Continue reading

January 17, 2023 · Leave a comment

PLANTS DO IT, SO WHY DON’T WE? 

PLANTS CONVERT SUNLIGHT into food. So why not use photosynthesis to transform sunlight into a useful fuel? Indeed, as described by BBC News, August 22, 2022, “Cambridge University Scientists Create … Continue reading

January 14, 2023 · Leave a comment

THE ETHICS OF SCIENCE: NAMING AND A.I. PART 2

YESTERDAY THE ETHICS OF SCIENCE discussed naming the James Webb Space Telescope. Today in Part 2, the word “Space” is involved too, but in a much different context. At the … Continue reading

January 5, 2023 · 1 Comment

THE ETHICS OF SCIENCE: NAMING AND A.I. PART 1

SEVERAL RECENT HAPPENINGS, DISSIMILAR THOUGH THEY BE, describe the ethics of science. One involves controversy surrounding the naming of the James Webb Space Telescope. The other involves artificial intelligence and … Continue reading

January 4, 2023 · 2 Comments

WELL, THIS SETTLES THAT!

TANTALIZINGLY LATE FOR holiday delivery is a book described in AAAS Science almost a year ago , January 6, 2022, and reaffirmed in “New Books for Young Scientists,” December 4, … Continue reading

December 21, 2022 · 6 Comments