It was found that about 98% of atoms currently in your body will not be there in 1 year. Over the course of 5 years, nearly all atoms will be different. What that means is that physical matter is there only to support the structure of energy. We are really pure energy. Replace bridge with […]

A very interesting overview of Confucian philosophy and its application for engineers. You can read the paper using one of the following links. Engineers’ Moral Responsibility: A Confucian Perspective by Shan Jing, Neelke Doorn Science and Engineering Ethics – Springer Nature The mechanic, who wishes to do his work well, must first sharpen his tools […]

Another interesting book presentation by Mütter Museum. What is described in it was only yesterday. And can we be confident that humans are any better today? Do not humans seek manifestation of demons in others to vilify entire groups of people? How many wars and holocausts based on similar prejudices have humans witnessed in the […]

Historical Medical Librarian of the Mütter museum Beth Lander presents a 500-year-old book that started human anatomy. Dissection classes weren’t very common because sourcing cadavers could be difficult. The founder of modern anatomy, Andreas Vesalius, collaborated with local judges so that executions could be scheduled around his dissection needs! Ancient and Medieval Medicine Andreas Vesalius […]

This is a transcript of a lecture given by Michael Levin. Applications are for general artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies. Is it possible that some of the limitations of current machine learning is because people have really been focusing on imitating brains and especially human brain architectures? What would happen if we stepped way back […]

To start the year with a smile. By Billy S. Hollis 1972 – The precursor to C, the language B, is developed at Bell Labs. The B language is fast, easy to maintain, and useful for all kinds of development from systems to applications. The entire team that designed the language is immediately fired for […]

Don’t make irreversible decisions in the first place; delay design decisions as long as possible, and when they are made, make them with the best available information to make them correctly. Video by Bloomberg The Japanese Car Company is a corporate behemoth – but it’s done much more than just give us Corollas or Land […]

Two quotes from Yulian Semyonov ‘No password needed’ novel You touch me with your finger and you feel me, but what do you feel me with and what do you feel? Skin on the finger with which you touch me is made from atoms, but an atom is made from a core around which in […]

After reading a book by Erwin Schrodinger ‘What Is Life? Mind and Matter’ I made and shared several intentionally controversial comments, one in particular was about Darwin’s Natural Selection which I called nonsense. Result of that was a conversation with someone who argued in favor of it and of God. See for yourself. But first, […]

A useful quantum computer needs to process a set of continuous parameters that is larger than the number of subatomic particles in the observable universe. At this point in a description of a possible future technology, a hardheaded engineer loses interest. In the physical world, continuous quantities (be they voltages or the parameters defining quantum-mechanical […]