Posts filed under “Science”

New App: Space Images By Jet Propulsion Laboratory

Very cool App for iPad, iPhones, and Android: Space Images By Jet Propulsion Laboratory:


click for app

Category: Science, Technology, Weekend

The Coral Triangle

People of the Coral Triangle from James Morgan Photography on Vimeo. From The Coral Triangle website: The Coral Triangle is the underwater equivalent of the Amazon. It harbours more species than any other marine environment on the planet, including 76% of all coral types and more than 3000 species of fish. It encompasses an area…Read More

Category: Science, Travel, Weekend

Lawrence M. Krauss: The Beginning & End of the Universe

Lawrence M. Krauss is an American Theoretical Physicist who is Professor of Physics, Foundation Professor of the School of Earth and Space Exploration and Director of the Origins Project at the Arizona State University. He is the author of several bestselling books, including The Physics of Star Trek. met him at the World Economic…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Scylla and Charybdis; The FDIC and the Federal Reserve

Scylla and Charybdis The FDIC and the Federal Reserve David R. Kotok April 19, 2011 The Strait of Messina separates the eastern coast of Sicily from the southern tip, or “boot,” of Italy. This passage, three kilometers wide at its narrowest, is known for its strong tidal currents. Here is where Greek mythology recounted…Read More

Category: Fixed Income/Interest Rates, Science, Think Tank

Terje Sørgjerd: The Mountain

Absolutely amazing (see TSO Photography) : The Mountain from Terje Sorgjerd on Vimeo. Hat tip boingboing

Category: Music, Science, Weekend

Why Physics Ends the Free Will Debate?

Newtonian Determinism says that the universe is a clock, a gigantic clock that’s wound up in the beginning of time and has been ticking ever since according to Newton’s laws of motion. So what you’re going to eat 10 years from now on January 1st has already been fixed. It’s already known using Newton’s laws of motion. Einstein believed in that. Einstein was a determinist.

Category: Science, Video

How a magnet can turn off speech

How a magnet can turn off speech:

Hold an electromagnet close to your skull and you can enhance or suppress the activity of neurons just beneath it, thanks to a technique called transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). In this video, our brave editor Roger Highfield was zapped by Vincent Walsh from the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience at UCL to show how it can turn off speech. The process was tricky to film as the magnetic fields also interfered with the camera, adding a psychedelic touch to the video. Walsh and his team are looking at how the technique can be used to treat migraine and stroke.


Category: Science, Video

Washington’s Blog strives to provide real-time, well-researched and actionable information.  George – the head writer at Washington’s Blog – is a busy professional and a former adjunct professor. ~~~ The U.S. federal drinking water standard for radioactive Iodine-131 is 3 picocuries per liter, but levels exceeding that by as much as 181 times have been…Read More

Category: Energy, Science, Think Tank

Two New Stingrays Discovered in Amazon

Wicked cool: Two new species of freshwater stingray have been discovered in the Amazon rain forest: Heliotrygon gomesi and Heliotrygon rosai via Our Amazing Planet.

Category: Science, Weekend

State of Japan’s Power Grid

Nice graphic from the Washington Post: >

Category: Energy, Science