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Category Archives: Sci-Tech

ADVANCED AUTOMOTIVE MATERIALS

THE VEHICLE Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy has worked with the Lightweight Materials National Laboratory Consortium in optimizing advanced automotive materials. The March 2018 issue of Tech … Continue reading

March 23, 2018 · 12 Comments

CHINESE TYPEWRITERS

THE CHINESE invented the world’s first movable-type printing press around 1040 A.D., yet practical Chinese typewriting had to wait until the late 20th-century and the computer era. Indeed, there has … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

ROLL OVER EVERY FEW WEEKS

I USED to believe that bears were the typical hibernators. However, “Squirrels With a Rainy Day Fund,” by Mitch Leslie, in AAAS Science magazine, March 2, 2018, encouraged a bit … Continue reading

March 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

QUANTUM AND AI TIDBITS PART 2

WHAT A challenging time for artificial intelligence! Quantum computers have proven their efficacy by running millions of test programs. Yet there are fundamental questions remaining about AI. Here are two. … Continue reading

March 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

QUANTUM AND AI TIDBITS PART 1

I AM fascinated by AI, artificial intelligence, and its potential capabilities enhanced by the hyper performance of quantum computers. Today and tomorrow, I offer several tidbits I’ve collected over the … Continue reading

March 12, 2018 · 1 Comment

STEVEN PINKER AND ENLIGHTENMENT

IT IS only appropriate to offer some optimism after yesterday’s SimanaitisSays item on Stanley Kubrick’s 1964 dark and wonderful Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love … Continue reading

March 5, 2018 · 1 Comment

MAKE-DOS—DONE BRILLIANTLY

WHAT FOLLWS are scientific counterexamples of the cautionary “Use Only as Directed” label on everything these days from prescription drugs to coat hangers. Science, the weekly magazine of the American … Continue reading

February 25, 2018 · 1 Comment