Category History

We all are astronauts of spaceship earth

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. How the brain recognizes what the eye sees Can the brain do back-propagation? Color & Pattern Apollo 11 Sustainability We all are astronauts of spaceship earth ‒ Wubbo Ockels How the brain recognizes what the eye sees Salk Institute New Salk Institute work outlining […]

History of Local Anaesthesia

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. History of Local Anaesthesia Oxytocin – The Love Hormone Lamborghini’s Brilliant Active Aerodynamics – Huracán Performante Failed Inventions Early Television: “Magic in the Air” 1955 General Motors; Golden Age of TV History of Local Anaesthesia Talk at Gresham College by Dr William Harrop-GriffithsThe transcript […]

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 […]

Divided Brain and the making of the Western World

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Divided Brain and the making of the Western World Computer Pioneers Visualising Individual Subatomic Particles Tyndall’s Sky in a Box Experiment Repairing the cornea: let there be sight Murphy’s Law Divided Brain and the making of the Western World The intuitive mind is a […]

Noam Chomsky and Marvin Minsky on the History of Artificial Intelligence

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Noam Chomsky and Marvin Minsky on the History of Artificial Intelligence The Big Sort: An Insider’s Tour of a Recycling Plant Monkeys have used stone tools for hundreds of years Bio-Inspired Design: Tapping the Silent Flight of Owls History of the Car – From […]

H.L. Mencken on Reclaiming Democracy from the Mob Mentality That Masquerades for It

Reprinted from Brain Pickingsby Maria Popova This fear of ideas is a peculiarly democratic phenomenon… nowhere so horribly apparent as in the United States, perhaps the nearest approach to an actual democracy yet seen in the world. In a recent conversation with the smartest person I know, she suggested that society might have a certain […]

My picks, 2015-27

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Using a Virus for Gene Therapy What’s The Loudest Possible Sound? Anand Varma: A thrilling look at the first 21 days of a bee’s life Lands of the Monsoon Oldest Known Stone Tools Discovered: 3.3 Million Years Old Robotic arm moves by the power […]

My picks, 2015-26

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Treasured Possessions from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment Fred Jansen: How to land on a comet How Can You See an Atom? Large Eddy Simulation of a Wind Turbine Airfoil at High Freestream-Flow Angle Simulation: Gasoline compression ignition Jane Goodall on ‘Monkey Kingdom’ Feature […]

My picks, 2015-24

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Fights in the forest Fermilab Physics Slam 2014 Toxic Bacteria Detection Polar Bears Adapt to Summer Fight For the Right to Mate Fish Jumping in Slow Motion A Spring Awakening Mosquito Death Squad American Nostalgia: 1960s TV Remote Control Fights in the forest nature […]

My picks, 2015-23

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Euler’s Exponentials Quantum Computation possible with Majorana Fermions 1979 Bell Labs project for the deaf to communicate over telephone lines using American Sign Language How Did We Get Here? – Dangly Bits Carbon Waste will be Worth More Than the Fuel “BioBot” Roaches Space […]