Category Archives: Science

Stabilising to the Milky Way shows the rotation of the earth

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Supersonic Retro Propulsion for Trips to Mars

Apparently, the decision has been made at NASA that supersonic heavy load parachutes just won’t work.  So instead, a rocket to Mars will enter the Mars atmosphere at supersonic speeds using the shockwave from a blasting “retro” rocket to plow … Continue reading

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Chocolate consumption and number of Nobel laureates

From the New England Journal of Medicine: Also see hilarious spurious data correlations by Tyler Vigen such as the correlation between: “US spending on science, space, and technology” and “Suicides by hanging, strangulation and suffocation”    

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The sequester will set back medical research for a generation.

According to the former director of the NIH, Dr. Elias Zerhouni (in the Washington Post): The NIH is facing an 8.2 percent across-the-board cut in future years (5.3 percent for 2013). The most impacted are the young, new investigator scientists, … Continue reading

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Beautiful Tornado in Parker Colorado

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Diet and Fat: A Severe Case of Mistaken Consensus (NYTimes.com)

This article makes the point that the consensus on the health benefits of fat reduction in the diet are not scientifically born out. Instead it’s the result of the moral equivalent of the herding instinct for scientists. Could this be … Continue reading

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The Hierarchical Temporal Memory (HTM) theory of cognition

In the article Why Can’t A Computer Be More Like A Brain? (spectrum.ieee.org) author Jeff Hawkins proposes a theory of how the brain works and how it could be implemented in computers: “Memory of what a dog looks like is … Continue reading

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