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Category Archives: Sci-Tech

THE MAN IN THE MOON? IT COULD BE A WOMAN

“OF THE 1586 CRATERS on the Moon named after individuals, only 28 are named after women.” This, from Emily K. Gibson’s book review in Science, August 2, 2019, titled “The … Continue reading

August 20, 2019 · Leave a comment

SUBMARINING—IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PART 2

IT’S LIKELY THAT the Turtle was the world’s first submarine to attack an enemy ship. Or was this just American Revolutionary War propaganda? In either case, here in Part 2 … Continue reading

August 12, 2019 · Leave a comment

SUBMARINING—IN THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PART 1

DAVID BUSHNELL’S TURTLE piloted by colonial patriot Ezra Lee has all the trappings of a proper war tale, complete with bravery, secrecy, opposing propaganda, revisionist theories, and even a modern … Continue reading

August 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

BETTER THAN “CALIFORNIA DREAMIN”

THE HEADLINE IN Science, July 12, 2019, was eye-catching: “Solar Plus Batteries is Now Cheaper Than Fossil Power.” Robert F. Service describes the situation “driven by steady price declines in … Continue reading

August 2, 2019 · Leave a comment

ON THE MANIFESTO PROJECT’S RIGHT AND LEFT

WHAT FOLLOWS IS a self-encouraged civics lesson concerning political parties, right, left, and center, as identified by the Manifesto Project. This organization’s findings were the subject of “What Happened to … Continue reading

August 1, 2019 · Leave a comment

FACIAL RECOGNITION—GIGO PART 2

ARE YOU CONCERNED that facial recognition might become overbearing in its disturbance of your privacy? As suggested yesterday, sorry, folks, that train has already left. Today’s tidbits are gleaned from … Continue reading

July 23, 2019 · Leave a comment

FACIAL RECOGNITION—GIGO PART 1

PHRENOLOGY, THE ANALYSIS OF head contours to predict mental traits, used to be considered a science. This led to eugenics, selective improvement of certain genetic groups and elimination of others … Continue reading

July 22, 2019 · Leave a comment