News of science and technology and their policy and social impacts comes in many venues. I read the prime science journals, Science and Nature, as well as society journals and feeds (Physics Today, Eos Buzz), popular magazines, and online feeds. I also keep up research with colleagues and publish with them at intervals.
The blog here is eclectic. Most often, my entries are a hearkening back to mathematical and physical reality from accidentally or intentionally excessive claims.
Spinlaunch is a company based in Sunnyvale, California. They propose to start satellites on their journey to Low Earth Orbit ...Read More
Fearsome flaviviruses: A very short note in a recent issue of Science (Vol. 359: 530, 2 Feb. 2018) cites a ...Read More
Densified wood: In a very recent issue of Nature (Vol 554: 224-228), authors Jianwei Song and others reported that they ...Read More
Mutations in our brains as they develop in our time as fetuses: In a very recent issue of Science (Vol ...Read More
Recently, astronomers using the European Southern Observatory telescope in northern Chile, detected a planet orbiting the star nearest to our ...Read More
Company using microbes to make spider silk garners $123,000,000 in venture capital. This is a story reported on the Tech ...Read More
19 October 2017. National Geographic misses the math. In the November 2017 issue you'll find a two-page spread entitled Kelp ...Read More
15 October 2017. The pros and cons of hydrogen-powered cars and trucks have been discussed over the years, so I'm ...Read More
15 October 2017. "Wisconsin enters into an unequal treaty with Foxconn." That's the title of an incisive column by Prof ...Read More
12 October 2017: comments on a proposal to farm regular food crops, such as vegetables, underwater. It’s called Nemo’s Garden. I give ...Read More
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