Posts filed under “Science”

To Scale: The Solar System

To Scale: The Solar System from Wylie Overstreet on Vimeo.

Via Nat Geo

Category: Science, Video

Reducing Vehicle Emissions With Chemistry

Source: Compound Interest

Category: Science, Technology, Travel

Fact, Hypothesis, Theory, and Law In Science

It’s time we learn the difference between a fact, a theory, a hypothesis, and a scientific law.




Hat tip Lifehacker

Category: Mathematics, Philosophy, Science, Video

The View of Nearly 10,000 Galaxies

Source: Mashable

Category: Science

NASA just released a cache of 149 new images of Pluto

Source: John Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Category: Science

The Hard Problem of Consciousness

What is consciousness?

“I THINK, therefore I am.” René Descartes’ aphorism has become a cliché. But it cuts to the core of perhaps the greatest question posed to science: what is consciousness? The other phenomena described in this series of briefs—time and space, matter and energy, even life itself—look tractable. They can be measured and objectified, and thus theorised about. Consciousness, by contrast, is subjective. As Descartes’ observation suggests, a conscious being knows he is conscious. But he cannot know that any other being is. Other apparently conscious individuals might be zombies programmed to behave as if they were conscious, without actually being so.

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Category: Philosophy, Science, Video

Thinking About Fermi’s Paradox

As the story goes, famed physicist Enrico Fermi looked up one starry night, noticed thousands of visible stars and the billions more they represent, and wondered “Where is everybody?” If the physicist knew then what we know today, might he have asked that famous question? Fermi, who died in 1954, certainly missed a lot of…Read More

Category: Philosophy, Psychology, Science, Technology

Star Birth in M83, the Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

Source: Mashable

Category: Science

Alan Adler, Inventor of AeroPress and Aerobie

Apparently, he mostly invents things that are round and begin with the words of Aero:

Inventor Portrait: Alan Adler (AeroPress; Aerobie) from David Friedman on Vimeo.
Source: Vimeo

Category: Food and Drink, Science, Technology, Video

Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary

FFF: Hurricane Katrina 10th Anniversary: Aug. 29, 2015 CENSUS, July 29, 2015 Release Number: CB15-FF.16 JULY 29, 2015 — Hurricane Katrina is the costliest U.S. hurricane on record, and the deadliest to strike our nation since 1928. After initially making U.S. landfall on Aug. 25, 2005, in South Florida as a Category 1, it moved into…Read More

Category: Politics, Really, really bad calls, Science