Category History

Genius of the Modern World

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Genius of the Modern World Letters from Einstein Your Guide to Understanding How CRISPR Works Will Batteries Power the World? Project Apollo Guidance and Navigation ~ 1966 NASA Apollo Digest Knowing that you do not know is the best. Not knowing that you do […]

Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age Electric propulsion: the future by Airbus and Siemens Automatic Motorist (1911) Faraday and Electromagnetism Cognitive Era: AI (Accessible Intelligence) Comes of Age ECE Distinguished Lectureby Bernard S. MeyersonConversation with Dr. Bernard Meyerson, Chief Innovation Officer at […]

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 […]