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Category Archives: Sci-Tech

MACHINE LEARN THE NEW YORKER?

THE HUMAN BRAIN’S neural network has a hundred billion nerve cells with trillions of connections linking them. Human thought is constantly updating these links with the latest input. Artificial Intelligence’s … Continue reading

October 13, 2019 · 1 Comment

MATH WORDS PART 2

MUCH OF “THEORETICAL” mathematics finds application in other areas of science, as seen here yesterday in Math Words Part 1. More tidbits gleaned from AAAS Science magazine, September 20, 2019, … Continue reading

October 7, 2019 · Leave a comment

MATHEMATICAL WORDS PART 1

“ANOTHER DAY with No Use for Calculus” reads a humorous, if inaccurate, t-shirt slogan. In fact, calculus is the mathematics of analyzing motion. So, in a sense, unless you’re utterly … Continue reading

October 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

ON DENISOVANS PART 2

YESTERDAY, THE DISCUSSION was on Neanderthals and Denisovans, branches of human evolution who didn’t quite make it. I also cited a mild preference for Denis as my given name. Today, … Continue reading

October 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

ON DENISOVANS PART 1

IF I HAD it to do over, I might spell my given name with one “n.” This is partly to honor the Denisovans, close cousins of the Neanderthals and, thus, … Continue reading

October 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

OFFSHORED?—TO COLUMBUS OR ANN ARBOR PART 2

YESTERDAY IN PART 1, we examined Princeton Professor Alan S. Blinder’s 2007 paper “How Many U.S. Jobs Might Be Offshorable?” Today, in Part 2, we see what has transpired in … Continue reading

September 29, 2019 · 6 Comments

OFFSHORED?—TO COLUMBUS OR ANN ARBOR PART 1

OFFSHORING HAS HAD a profound effect on American life. In 2007, Alan S. Blinder of Princeton University published a paper addressing “How Many U.S. Jobs Might Be Offshorable?” Sure enough, … Continue reading

September 28, 2019 · Leave a comment