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Tag Archives: AAAS Science

A SCIENCE TRIAD

ONE THING to be said for science: It certainly offers a variety of thought. Proof of this comes in every issue of Science, the weekly magazine of the American Association … Continue reading

August 20, 2018 · Leave a comment

WILL THE REAL BRYNHILDR PLEASE STAND UP

SCIENCE IS an on-going and self-correcting process of seeking truth. A curious example of this occurred with events of 1000 years ago, the 1880s, and only a few weeks ago. … Continue reading

September 30, 2017 · Leave a comment

HEDGEHOGS AND FOXES

THE ANCIENT GREEK poet Archilochus remarked that a fox knows many things, whereas a hedgehog knows only one big thing. Twentieth-century philosopher Isaiah Berlin expanded on this idea in The … Continue reading

April 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

THE PERIL TO EARTHBOUND ASTRONOMY

PITY POOR Earthbound astronomers. Their telescopes have to gaze through more than haze. Other perils include L.E.D. street lighting, the Internet and then there is the prospect of autonomous cars. … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · Leave a comment

MUST IT BE GOVERNMENT VS SCIENCE?

I HAD PLANNED today to highlight the 2016 Breakthrough of the Year, as identified by Science, the weekly magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, December 23, … Continue reading

January 8, 2017 · 8 Comments

MASSIVE DIAMONDS, PART 1

A MASSIVE DIAMOND of 404.2 carats (almost 1/5 lb.) made the December 16, 2016, cover of Science, the weekly magazine of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. It’s … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

QUANTUM COMPUTER UPDATE

QUANTUM MECHANICS can revolutionize computing, provided its qubits can be made to behave better than conventional digital computer bits. Science, the weekly magazine of the American Association for the Advancement … Continue reading

December 28, 2016 · Leave a comment

DIRECTIONS IN 3D PRINTING

3D PRINTING, also known as additive manufacturing, is the layer-by-layer fabrication of a product done under computer control. Science magazine, published weekly by the American Association of Science, offers an … Continue reading

October 12, 2016 · 2 Comments

A LATTER-DAY STARLIGHT EXPRESS

BACK IN the 1980s and 1990s, Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Starlight Express captivated the London stage for 7408 performances, had Broadway and Las Vegas productions, another in Germany (that’s still playing) … Continue reading

June 16, 2016 · 1 Comment

OIL AND DIAMONDS FROM WATER?

IT SOUNDS like a geological magic trick: creating oil and diamonds from water. Aren’t diamonds pure carbon that has been squeezed by enormous pressures in deep Earth? Isn’t oil the result … Continue reading

December 16, 2015 · 1 Comment