Tag Archives: Science

My picks, 26

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Sunset Solar Eclipse How to Make Quark Soup Michio Kaku Warning on the Decline of Science in America Earth From Space Danny Macaskill: The Ridge Nuclear Catastrophe: How Much Risk are You Willing to Accept? Cave art in the tropics 2014 […]

Quantum Technologies

My picks from previous week. Quantum Technologies A Colorful Lunar Eclipse Stunning Timelapse of the Earth From Space The Mysterious Holes in the Atmosphere on Venus Soft Robotic Exosuit Re-engineering Sight Exoplanet Q & Alien GeForce GTX 980 & 970 Product Video The Radiology Detective: Utilizing Clues Within High-Tech Imaging Exams to Solve Medical Mysteries […]

Mapping the Brain

These are the articles and videos from the previous week I found most interesting. Mapping the Brain Brief History and Future Development of Earth System Models: Resolution and Complexity How to Create a Mind Ray Kurzweil: Get ready for hybrid thinking Inflation: A New Universe is Born Mapping the Brain http://youtu.be/7_drJyNMXbw Apr 8, 2014 Trailblazers […]

On Moore’s Law, Metamaterials, and Supercomputers

The quotes below are from Scientific American article that discusses new possibilities presented by supercomputers for designing new materials, feat not possible until recently. In 1878 Thomas Edison set out to reinvent electric lighting. To develop small bulbs suitable for indoor use, he had to find a long-lasting, low-heat, low-power lighting element. Guided largely by […]

Everything Existing in the Universe is the Fruit of Chance and Necessity. – Democritus, Part II

I would like to share some of the most interesting quotes from Peter Hoffmann Life’s Ratchet book. I wrote about it previously here. I liked the first, historical part of the book, but later chapters, in my view, lacked cohesiveness and struggled to provide proofs to the quote by Democritus after which this article is […]

Analyzing neurological disorders using functional and structural brain imaging data

This talk from Microsoft Research focuses on studying brain paths and functional connectivity. Presently, connectivity thought to be one of the following: Anatomical – relating to neural circuitry and direct neuronal connections (for example, telephone wires) Functional – relating to spatially remote correlations in activity (for example, who talks to whom frequently) Effective – relating […]

Human brain and neuroscience

This is review of a set of lectures released by the Teaching Company and some teasers at the end of this article to entice you to learn more about how the brain works. I will highlight only three items from the lectures to give you an idea of what is discussed in them. If interested […]

Predictions for the next 150 years

BBC published predictions for the future 150 years. I will highlight those that I think are the most interesting or controversial while leaving out those that look already possible or probable, starting from the future and moving towards our time. Unfortunately, beyond 50 years the future looks really fuzzy, and I bet it has to be. Consider […]

100 Diagrams That Changed the World

Great article and review of a book written by Scott Christianson on Brain Pickings. Very inspirational! The book tells (and shows) the story of 100 diagrams that changed the world. The saga spans 32,000 years, ranging from the daubed Stone Age paintings discovered on cave walls in Chauvet, France to the futuristic design for the sleek […]

Black Marble – Views of Earth at Night

Could not resist temptation to share the link to the latest views of earth released by NASA. Can’t help but think about our place in the universe.