Simanaitis Says

On cars, old, new and future; science & technology; vintage airplanes, computer flight simulation of them; Sherlockiana; our English language; travel; and other stuff

Tag Archives: AAAS Science magazine

METHUSELAH AND THE BOMB

ABOVE-GROUND NUCLEAR weaponry helped researchers identify longevity of the Greenland shark, the world’s oldest known living vertebrate. Recently, a 400-year-old shark made the news; details of the research are given … Continue reading

August 23, 2016 · 1 Comment

APT, LG, SEC, BEAUT RIV VU, NR TRANS + SHPNG

HOUSE HUNTERS in Bronze Age Britain had some interesting options. As reported in Science, the weekly magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, archaeologists have discovered residences … Continue reading

July 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

DREADFUL THINGS LARGE AND SMALL

LOOKING FOR something to worry about? I confess, my topics here at SimanaitisSays are ordinarily chosen to be pleasant, upbeat, non-threatening. I figure we’ve got plenty of other places to … Continue reading

July 24, 2016 · Leave a comment

FIDO’S ANCESTORS

THE DOG EVOLVED from the wolf. It was man’s first domesticated animal, accomplished before humankind’s domestication of farm stock. Details of canine domestication are still controversial. However, part of the … Continue reading

July 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

NANOTECH AND THE LITHIUM BATTERY

BATTERIES OF lithium-ion technology are the current state of the art, suppling power to everything from smart phones to Battery Electric Vehicles. Plenty of companies worldwide are striving to make … Continue reading

June 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

SET AND REST A SPELL

FLYING CREATURES conserve energy by occasionally perching. And, as reported in Science, published weekly by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, engineers are applying nature’s techniques to make … Continue reading

June 14, 2016 · Leave a comment

THE STATE OF CITIES

GIVEN THAT YOU’RE an Earthling, the probability is better than half that you live in an urban area. In the United States, this increases to 80 percent. So it’s most … Continue reading

May 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

ARE SURVEYS LEGIT?

THE PHRASE “According to a Pew Survey…” typically instills confidence in the conclusions that follow. However, two ex-Pew researchers have reported on controversial analyses suggesting that some broad-range surveys may … Continue reading

March 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

BABYLONIAN CALCULUS?

IT’S RARE THAT calculus makes the cover of Science, the weekly magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Nor is ancient Babylon an expected Science cover subject. … Continue reading

February 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

LIFE SPANS IN THE ANIMAL WORLD

DISCUSSIONS OF animal life spans include us too. There’s a Special Section on this topic in the December 4, 2015, issue of Science, published by the American Association for the … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · 3 Comments