Category Philosophy

Lessons for creating reliable cyberphysical systems

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Case Study of Toyota Unintended Acceleration and Software Safety Micro Monsters with David Attenborough Jump In Jerboas Young Zebra’s Dangerous River Crossing Wabi-sabi Case Study of Toyota Unintended Acceleration and Software Safety Philip Koopman – Edge Case Research Investigations into potential causes of Unintended […]

Dare mighty things!

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. The Autonomous Future Conversation with Noam Chomsky and Howard Gardner Spawning Mandarinfish The nature of matter What Is a Semiconductor? The Autonomous Future Milken Institute – 2016 CA Summit Dare mighty things! California is the center of American innovation. In this session, we will […]

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, 2015-29

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. New ‘Molecular Movie’ Reveals Ultrafast Chemistry in Motion What are Quantum Dots? Cancer Surgery Technology CGI 3D Tech Demo HD: “Heartworks – Heart” How a driverless car sees the road Søren Kierkegaard: Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards […]

My picks, 2015-25

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. How Does a Transistor Work? Detecting rare cancer cells with sound waves Single Atom Quantum Computing in Silicon Collective Genius: The Art and Practice of Leading Innovation Magnetic Propulsion Strange Spider Mating Professor Dave Explains: Natural vs. Synthetic Vitamins M62 – Globular Cluster Henry […]

My picks, 2015-21

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Research on touchscreens Computer Color is Broken Solar eclipse: 2015 Montaigne Is Your Pet Happy? What if 3D printing was 100x faster? 10 Amazing Fire Tricks! How Many Stars Are There? The Majesty of the First Apollo Spacewalk Research on touchscreens Future Interfaces Group […]

My picks, 2015-16

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. A Cheetah Sprinting to the Kill The Sidewinder Snake Slithers at 18 MPH Haunting Time-Lapses From the End of the Earth Leopard cub bath time Capturing Digital Images (The Bayer Filter) Nizar Ibrahim: Lost Giant of the Sahara Max Weber Do Tortoises Like Being […]

My picks, 2015-7

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Why I make robots the size of a grain of rice What Ever Happened to Nuclear Weapons? Crazy Engineering: Mars Helicopter Interstellar Voyaging – An Evolutionary Transition 11 Years and Counting – Opportunity on Mars The World’s Smallest Movie Radio Wave Lightning Tracking Greenland’s […]

My picks, 2015-5

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Beautiful 3-D Brain Scans Show Every Synapse Sam Harris Neuroscience vs Afterlife Rabbit Island – Nature’s Weirdest Events Rivers of meltwater on Greenland’s ice sheet contribute to rising sea levels Faster, Higher, Stronger Alex McDowell on Building New Worlds Approaching Titan a Billion Times […]

My picks, 2015-3

These are the latest articles and videos I found most interesting. Fake Snow Making Small Things Big in the World of Organic Electronics See invisible motion, hear silent sounds. Cool? Creepy? We can’t decide Crazy Engineering: Ion Propulsion and the Dawn Mission Explorers Get Close to Boiling Lava Lake in Vanuatu Did Humans Make These […]