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Category Archives: Sci-Tech

ON DEADLY ACCESSIBLE TECHNOLOGY

MAYBE CONTRITION prompted Alfred Nobel to devise the Peace Prize. He made a fortune from his 1867 patent for dynamite. Nobel’s Blasting Powder was marketed as a safer alternative to … Continue reading

December 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

HOW COME WHALES ARE SO BIG?

“BLUE WHALE HEARTS May Beat Only Twice a Minute During a Dive,” wrote Cara Giaimo in The New York Times, November 27, 2019. Equally interesting was this article’s reference to … Continue reading

December 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

SYSTEMATOLOGY (WITH SOME DIALECTIC MATERIALISM TOSSED IN) PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE LEARNED Chinese mathematician Hsue-Shen Tsien’s characterization of systematology, an interdisciplinary approach to studying open, complex, giant systems. Today in Part 2, we’ll continue examining this innovative philosophy of … Continue reading

November 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

SYSTEMATOLOGY (WITH SOME DIALECTICAL MATERIALISM TOSSED IN) PART 1

A GLOSSY 56-PAGE supplement to a weekly Science magazine offers information on systematology, an innovative approach to interdisciplinary studies. Coming as it does from the People’s Republic of China, it … Continue reading

November 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

A TREASURE OF GREENLAND DIRT

BACK IN THE 1960s, the U.S. military Camp Century in Greenland was publicized as a scientific research base. Actually, though, Camp Century, about 150 miles east of Thule Air Base, … Continue reading

November 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

THE POWER OF GRAPHICS

GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATIONS can be potent means of sharing information. As examples, I share here several graphics accompanying “Inside Football’s Campaign to Save the Game,” The New York Times, November 7, … Continue reading

November 11, 2019 · 2 Comments

BEV TIDBITS FROM AAAS

THE OCTOBER 25, 2019, ISSUE of Science, published by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, has an article focusing on battery electric vehicles, BEVs, for short. “The Coming … Continue reading

November 8, 2019 · Leave a comment