Category Astrophysics

Can Computers Think?

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Artificial Intelligence Expert Panel Debunks AI Hype How brain processes language First Science from Juno at Jupiter History of Ideas: Ancient Greece Artificial Intelligence by Professor Martyn Thomas CBE @ Gresham College Alan Turing famously proposed a test of artificial intelligence. What has been […]

Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams Real or Fake? AI Is Making It Very Hard to Know Heisenberg’s uncertainty principle The Loneliest Place in the Universe Mechanical Marvels: Clockwork Dreams DocumentaryBBC Home Page Professor Simon Schaffer tells the story of an amazing machine built around 250 […]

My picks, 2016-13

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Predicting the range of droplet sizes for sticky fluids Additive Manufacturing with Metals What’s harder to understand, a human brain or the universe? Big Ideas for future NSF investments Marie Tharp: Uncovering the Secrets of the Ocean Floor Predicting the range of droplet sizes […]

Information that deserves attention, 15

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. The Role of Synapses in Memory – On Our Mind Fermi Catches a ‘Transformer’ Pulsar ATV-5: Georges Lemaître, Monseigneur Big Bang Charting culture Mass and Weight are (sort of) the SAME Cosmic Journeys : The Search for Earth-like Planets The Role […]

Information that deserves attention, 14

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Cosmic Inflation Explained The Pattern in Nature’s Networks Plasma physics: The fusion upstarts Noam Chomsky – Extraterrestrial Perspective on Human Civilization and Possibility for Survival Space Voyages: The Moon and Beyond Incredible: A Caracal Slaps Down a Bird in Flight Mongoose […]

Information that deserves attention, 13

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. NERSC Nobel Lecture Series: Mapping the Universe Home Incredible footage of hermit crab changing shells with anemones! Walter Lewin – a truly inspirational teacher The scale of the universe Mapping the Universe YouTube George SmootLawrence Berkeley National Lab2006 Nobel Prize in […]

Information that deserves attention, 12

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. A Modern Aladdin’s Lamp, about vacuum tubes, 1940 How Far Can Legolas See? Targeting tumours: Challenges of antibody-drug conjugates OCO-2 to Shed Light on Global Carbon Cycle The loves and lies of fireflies STEREO Solar Conjunction How Much Information? David Doubilet […]

Information that deserves attention, 8

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Brief History and Future Development of Earth System Models: Resolution and Complexity How to Create a Mind Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking Mapping the Brain Inflation: A New Universe is Born Brief History and Future Development of Earth System […]

Information that deserves attention, 6

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. The Energy Internet Explained, with Jeremy Rifkin Seeing the past with X-ray vision The Future of the Mind: The Scientific Quest to Understand, Enhance, and Empower the Mind Echoes from the Big Bang Heisenberg’s Microscope – Sixty Symbols The Energy Internet […]

Information that deserves attention, 5

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Runaway Glaciers in West Antarctica What Is Vertigo? Free is a Lie Atomic Legos: Building and Investigating Quantum Materials One Atom at a Time Solve for X – A recap of our 2014 event; Google’s moonshot projects MMS Mission’s Unique Orbit […]