- Producer20/11/2017Al-Khwarizmi, The Inventor of AlgebraISLAMIC MATHEMATICS - AL-KHWARIZMI Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi (c.780-850 CE) One of the first Directors of the House of Wisdom in Bagdad in the early 9th Century was an outstanding Persian mathematician called Muhammad Al-Khwarizmi. He oversaw the...
- Producer11/10/2017Work for Ideas, Not Glory - Advice from the Genius TeslaHe fell in love with a pigeon, had an extreme fear of germs, believed he had made contact with alien beings, and chose to serve humanity rather than feed his own ego.Scientist Nikola Tesla - mysterious, eccentric and misunderstood - yet loving, and...
Comments13/10/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins"Tesla could be considered a "feminist" sympathizing with the struggle of women toward gender equality. He once said that humanity would eventually be run by "Queen bees" and that women would be in control of the planet, necessary for our survival."
And there you have it ladies!...Spoken by Tesla himself:-)12/10/2017 #6 Phil FriedmanCory, you know that I've been a big fan of your history-based life lessons articles. But I am not sure you've portrayed Nikola Tesla accurately here. According to an article by National Geographic, "Serbian-American engineer and physicist Nikola Tesla (1856-1943) made dozens of breakthroughs in the production, transmission, and application of electric power. He invented the first alternating current (AC) motor and developed AC generation and transmission technology. Though he was famous and respected, he was never able to translate his copious inventions into long-term financial success—unlike his early employer and chief rival, Thomas Edison." Best, Phil12/10/2017 #2 Devesh 🐝 BhattI worked for ideas. Someone else took the glory and executed it poorly. They made huge profits, their goal... but the objective was never achieved.
Then i worked with ownership, so that it could be executed properly. Hassled into a buyout and thrust into an IPO. Huge money made and again objective mot achieved.
Then my own enterprise... The Govt laws changed including IP Laws.. got copied.. They are still making money.
I have shifted into Non Profit mode. People are not serious about the idea, only how it can attract money, save taxes and possibly use the reference to attract more money.
Working for ideas has not worked for me.
- 18/09/2017How one scientist is growing miniature brains in her labideas.ted.com Neuroscientist Madeline Lancaster generates living models of brain from just a few stem...
- 09/08/2017Interesting collection of equations. Not sure if the person who compiled this list understood them, but it's fun to see them nevertheless.
- 23/07/2017The Math Less Traveled -- Explorations in mathematical beauty
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- 18/05/2017Biotechnology and biomedical science/engineering are highly interdisciplinary subjects influenced by various other fields. As they share certain fundamentals of biology, sometimes, these two terms are used interchangeably.
However, their scopes and applications differ considerably. Know the differences to take informed decisions about career paths.Biotechnology vs Biomedical Science vs Biomedical Engineeringbiomedicalcounselor.wordpress.com Planning to study biotechnology or biomedical after Class 12, but confused which is a better career path, or the career scopes? This article will give you a brief understanding about the subject...
- Producer13/04/2017You're No Scientist, but You Can Revamp Your StandardsAccording to Richard Harris’s recent NPR article entitled “Top Scientists Revamp Standards To Foster Integrity In Research” top scientists are taking a closer look at their research standards after sticking to the same methods for over two...
- 29/03/2017My robot sculpture gets it's legs... Almost half way there. Now for the arms! "You may be right, I may be crazy... but it just might be a lunatic you're looking for." LOL!
- Producer27/03/2017Bryan Tate and PCG Contractors Sponsor High School Science OlympiadBryan Tate and PCG Contractors recently sponsored the John’s Creek High School Science Olympiad. Through Bryan and his company’s generosity, the team was able to afford the necessary supplies for the competition, such as textbooks and CDs for...
- 18/03/2017Conversations in Science with Dan Rather and George Shultz audio only: https://soundcloud.com/ibiology/conve... Secretary Shultz has been addressing global crises inside and outside of government for decades. He now...
- Producer12/03/2017The Hidden Paradox of PredictabilityThe weather forecast hasn't been very accurate in our region this year. Warnings of heavy snow storms were mostly false warnings. The response to the warnings was peoples started to store food supplies, fill tanks with fuel for heating homes and...
Comments13/03/2017 #17 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#16 I am not surprised at all to read your fluency and flow of ideas dear @Tausif Mundrawala. You are a writer and you have the seeds to be a very well known one. I look forward too to reading your buzz on senses. I have just commented on a great buzz by dear @Sara Jacobovici on the smell sense and what a great read it is!. So, you have to excel and you are up to the challenge.13/03/2017 #16 Tausif MundrawalaI think the winner would be the one who has the flexibility and adaptability towards change and that person should embrace it immediately. People are often attached to their habits where even an iota of change seems an impossible task for them. Change is constant as been said correctly. As we age we change from the core but it is upon us to maintain our physical and mental beings properly.
I couldn't resist myself to read and comment on this buzz because I have seen unknown changes in me as I was hit by the circumstances which demanded and snarled for change. I am about to publish a buzz on the topic of senses and I hope it would be liked by everyone as @Sara Jacobovici has encouraged me to pen one.
Your buzzes are an delight in themselves because it resonates with everyone well to an extent where we need to pick that flipped pages once again from our life.13/03/2017 #15 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#14 WOW! This response is a buzz on its own and a valuable one too @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. My friend you wrote "Why violet is important to me is because the power and ability of abstraction is not something everyone learns to see - at the level of abstraction we are no longer watching football but thinking how we change it". Astonishingly, I am writing a buzz based on realizing abstractions and giving them a practical sense. This buzz resulted from reading two contributions on same day by the two grand ladies. @Sara Jacobovici sharing a video on generating music from musical instruments carved from solid ice. The other contribution from @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., who contributed a buzz on "Freezing Your Mind". The freezing mind is the abstract ice instrumentt to generate music. You keep my soul warm dear Manjit even in the freezing ice.13/03/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#13 #12 My hive colour for paradox, complexity, creativity, innovation and emergence is violet - a metaphor for ultra violet. Feedback itself is not a paradox but a leadership trait, so this hive colour is blue, and if anything you have reminded me that I have been skipping my own system here ! Why violet is important to me is because the power and ability of abstraction is not something everyone learns to see - at the level of abstraction we are no longer watching football but thinking how we change it.
Now when it comes to scientific method and logic and reasoning, my colour for that is magenta (the magenta mind I like the sound of that), which is now separate from culture (yellow like sun). Of course just basic communication skills are GRAY, but it is gray which is at the foundation of learning.
It is the two end-point colours of the spectrum which are the road less traveled - the Infra-Red of entrepreneurial mindset, financial mind and mathematical thinking and of course the Ultra-Violet. It is however ultra-violet which is my starting point for thinking about creative thinking and magenta my starting point for thinking about critical thinking. Where RED features is as an economics of predictability which is a totally different beast to the economics of possibility. Ironically predictability is red but possibility is violet - but that is the paradox for me here (without diminishing my other colour hives) -
1. Possibility found through predictability [RED]
2. Predictability found through possibility [VIOLET]13/03/2017 #12 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#10 You are a unique thinker dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Yes, fortunes swing and how many times the result of a game changed in the added extra time? Coaches plan and misfortunes happen like a defender scoring in his own net or a forward missing an empty goal. I love the way you put it "The chief paradox I am dealing with now is realizing that at the mass scale people are generally uncomfortable with feedback, even good feedback". I am asking myself now responding to your feedback "A mi comfortable"? May be not as much as I wanted. Why/ Because what if I misunderstood your comment? What if my response is shallow? Sometimes, the greater the comment is; paradoxicaly, the greater the discomfort is. I wonder what color you would give this paradox, Manjit!13/03/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#9 With all honesty I tried to remember the name of the Fermi's Paradox and it just elapsed my memory. Thank you for reminding me of it. There is a lovely reference to youR question and it is startling.
I shall be back with my personal view once I finish my pondering on your great comment dear @David B. Grinberg12/03/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe chief paradox I am dealing with now is realizing that at the mass scale people are generally uncomfortable with feedback, even good feedback - there is something in the human condition which switches us into certainty mode.
In tribal settings like a football match, the irony is that the masses buy a soccer ticket for the uncertainty. It is like we give ourselves permission to suffer for our team but go back to form as soon as we have left the stadium. We bite our nails, time stops still when our team is winning and there are just minutes left, whereas the uncertainty of the supporter whose team is losing speeds up their perception of time, they notice every delay in the game, shout invective if the opposing team appears to be time wasting.
I was fascinated by the mechanics of the recent match between Barcelona and PSG where the temperature of the ground was elevated to fever pitch by the last few minutes of the game where Barcelona clawed back 3 goals to win 6-1 and thus over-turn a 0-4 deficit from the first leg. It was the look on the PSG players which did freeze as the crowd started to heat up collectively with what were essentially the Barcelona tribe clasping hands, praying for the miracle and confused PSG fans who must have sensed that something was unravelling in a weird way - all of this under awesome creation of uncertainty, that the fans paid for. The Barcelona fans went into delirium when in the 5th minute of injury time their team scored the winning goal - and the PSG fans waited for the team to arrive back home and the heat generated by the game led some supporters to damage the players cars.
Yet a simple weather report will see the same people paradoxically run for safety - stockpiling against the threat of bad weather disrupting their life - even though it is perfectly sunny outside and they have a nagging sense that the weather people can get prediction wrong.12/03/2017 #9 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, as always, Ali. My favorite probability models related to -- you guessed it -- space. My favorite is The Drake Equation which posits the number active advanced intelligence civilizations within our own Milky Way Galaxy (a range from a low of 1,000 to a high of 100,000,000. The antithesis of this model would be Fermi's Paradox (which can be disputed/argued per "Ancient Astronaut Theory" and UFO reporting starting from the dawn of human civilization to the present).
YOUR thoughts?12/03/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#7 Great thoughts dear @Sara Jacobovici. I appreciate your differences with me. Yes, local supporters can be of help. Yet; I have watched matches in which the supporters got so furious with the performance of their team and chanted for the opponent. What is assumed to be an asset turned into a liability. Despairing audience may turn their team into a bunch of runners.
As for the prediction Almanac- it is an astonishing example and I wonder if predictability gets better, same or less. It is a striking example of trying to predict the future.
In trying to predict, sometimes we increase unpredictability. Is the a behavior of complex systems? I need to think more.
Thank you Sara for provoking my mind with your astute feedback.12/03/2017 #7 Sara JacoboviciYour buzzes push at my mind to expand and make connections. Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. You write: "But football is a game and so is life." It fascinates me how we look to sports and games to understand ourselves and our world. Brilliant economists design games and Einstein was quoted as saying, "God does not play dice with the universe." Now that we can simulate the image of 2 black holes (before they merge), it looks like "bowling" may be the game of the universe. https://www.ligo.caltech.edu/LA/image/ligo20160211d
You write very powerfully: "We prison ourselves in determinism." Although your statement reminds me of what can happen when we take our need to predict to its negative side of the spectrum, it also reminded me of this: "The original Farmer's Almanac founded in 1792, Old Farmer's Almanac is a reference book that contains weather forecasts, tide tables, planting charts, astronomical data, recipes, and articles on a number of topics, including gardening, sports, astronomy, and farming. The Almanac also features anecdotes and a section that predicts trends in fashion, food, home décor, technology, and living for the coming year. Released the first Tuesday in the September that precedes the year printed on its cover, The Old Farmer's Almanac has been published continuously since 1792, making it the oldest continuously published periodical in North America."
And finally, you write: "The closed clusters of supporters can't change the result of the match." As a sports fan with a firm belief in hometown advantage, I beg to differ with you ;-) Thanks for another provocative post Dr. Ali.12/03/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#3 Thank you for making such profound reflection @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.12/03/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#1 You remind me @Harvey Lloyd of the weather forecast that about 20 years ago predicted the weather in Brazil would be unusually frosting. It turned out to be and the price of brazilian coffee beans shot up.
I fully concur with your lines "...Or am i a part of a much larger environment whereby i have to learn to be successful within"? Yes, I believe this is the better choice and you put your view firmly on ground with your sound explanations. I feel like saying we progressively live in a world of decreasing predictability.12/03/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.inspiring @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee with much playroom for personal reflection, thank you for your creation!12/03/2017 #2 Mohammed A. JawadOftentimes, we cast off realities and carry on with our own ways; we sometimes take predictions to heart and come up with our own shuddering assumptions and stay behind with still hopes. Presumably, betwixt sheer conjectures and true happenings we miss matters of priorities with our vain miscalculations.12/03/2017 #1 Harvey LloydTwo questions or one concept comes to mind in reading your post this morning. Do i make my environment; Or am i a part of a much larger environment whereby i have to learn to be successful within?
How you answer the question determines your reliance of predictions. I have always thought that the latter was the question we needed to affirm. By assuming this answer we realize that we are all adrift inside a ever changing environment where we all experience the unpredictability together.
I like predictions weather and others. But reliance on any prediction is Russian roulette. Our ability to understand the biases in predictions gives us the foresight to read the unfolding events into our own evolving predictions.
Our weather here has become a off Broadway production. They seem to sell you the weather with great actors. Its great for the milk and egg industry locally. One mention of snow and the local groceries have a field day of sales.
- 12/03/2017A "must watch" very cool video for anyone who wants to better understand the drastic scales of the cosmos, chemistry, space science (quantum mechanics vs. general relativity) and life on Earth and within our solar system, galaxy and beyond (including theories of Parallel Universes and the Mutliverse). Enjoy!Universe Size Comparison 3D (100,000 SUB SPECIAL) Size comparison of the entire universe 2017 in 3D. From the fabric of space-time itself, we journey outwards to subatomic elementary particles, to atoms,...
Comments13/03/2017 #7 Preston 🐝 Vander VenI have always loved pull out video like this. So many of want to focus on "problems" and they seem so large in our minds. This is because our entire focus is 100% on them. Yet like in this video, if we just step back, it is just a tiny obstacle in a large journey called life.13/03/2017 #5 David B. GrinbergThanks for your valuable feedback @George Touryliov @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee and @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I think maintaining a cosmic perspective on life helps to keep some of the more mundane daily rituals/chores/problems here on Earth in a more relative perspective -- at least for me. This could help to alleviate stress and anxiety related to "blowing things out of proportion" in our own lives -- as some of the big issues of concern to us are actually infinitesimal (literally and figuratively) when pondering the cosmic scale. Does this make any sense?13/03/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeBewildering numbers and facts. Thank you for sharing this must-see video. We know we are less than a drop in the ocean. I bookmarked this fascinating video to watch repeatedly. Thank you @David B. Grinberg View moreBewildering numbers and facts. Thank you for sharing this must-see video. We know we are less than a drop in the ocean. I bookmarked this fascinating video to watch repeatedly. Thank you @David B. Grinberg for making my morning so joyful. Close
- 19/02/2017Giordano Bruno, Italian philosopher, killed by the Roman Inquisition on 17th February 1600www.linkedin.com "There are no harmony and concord where there is that uniformity whereby one nature wishes to absorb the whole being; but harmony and concord...
- 19/02/2017Scotese Animation: Future Plate Motions & Pangea Proxima This animation produced by C.R. Scotese, PALEOMAP Project shows future plate motions (250 million years in the future) and the formation of the next...
- 29/01/2017The intersection of Lego and scienceThese Microfluidic Lego Are Like Building Blocks For Complex Sciencewww.fastcodesign.com Researchers used Lego to make microfluidic experiments as easy as playing with...
- 24/01/2017The First Sighting of a Black Holewww.airspacemag.com We know one lurks at the center of the Milky Way, but to these astronomers, seeing will be...
Comments24/01/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThe ultimate time/space mystery, black holes. Interesting to read researchers are learning more about them. Maybe they are Parallel Universes.. maybe one is heaven where time stands still? Ok, a gal can fantasize, right? So much we don't know in comparison to what we do know.
- Producer23/01/2017United in EnergyThis article has been edited and updatedSomething of great significance occurred in January. I’m referring to the de-classification of CIA documents. Among the documents de-classified were those relating to the controlled studies of the...
Comments24/01/2017 #19 Ian Weinberg#17 Thanks @Max🐝 J. Carter Here is my info source, shared with Phil - https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP96-00791R000100480003-3.pdf24/01/2017 #18 Ian Weinberg#14 Here's what I have @Phil Friedman: (The physicists were Targ and Puthoff) - https://www.cia.gov/library/readingroom/docs/CIA-RDP96-00791R000100480003-3.pdf24/01/2017 #14 Phil Friedman#13 Thank you, Ian. The reason I ask is that my impression from a series of articles by the London Telegraph, which has shown a lot of interest in the declassified papers, is that what is contained therein is a copy of an analyst's report, not any data or documents from the purported research. If my impression is correct, then the source of this information is highly questionable, as I would give it a high probability that a CIA apparatchik would produce a report and draw conclusions that would naturally tend to justify the time and money spent on the agency's research program. Which is why in the U.S. we have the Office of the Auditor General to provide independent evaluation of how public monies are spent. Without access to the research documentation, the story doesn't carry much more weight than asking Uri Geller what happened. Cheers!24/01/2017 #13 Ian Weinberg#7 Here's what I know @Phil Friedman: I read a report commenting on the release of the declassified documents. It indicated that the CIA ran a top secret research team that studied paranormal phenomena with special applications in the psych espionage area . This was headed by a group of high-powered physicists. (BTW the Russians had an entire institute dedicated to this research). The report that I read stated that remote viewing and PK by Uri Geller was validated. There were also illustrations accompanying which showed 'transmitted' drawings and what was perceived by Geller - which were identical! But obviously you make an extremely important point - for those of us that seek scientific confirmation, we need the original documents to peruse. I'm still in the process of searching for them. Will update and share as soon as I get hold of them.24/01/2017 #12 Praveen Raj Gullepalli#10 Dear Ian, it is fascinating to be connecting the dots in an imaginary space, bereft of proof and evidence. But the oral tradition of knowledge dissemination was trusted for long and we kinda tend to believe in it a little more than others here in India. This strange little peninsula attracted the world to it long before Columbus discovered the new world! ;) So many mysteries it still does keep. But that said, it will be my pleasure to introduce you to some awe-inspiring mystics, seers and psychics if ever you come a-visiting. They are reclusive, now a bit out of touch, but are good friends. And will gladly amaze you with stuff like teleportation, telepathy, scrying, remote-viewing and stuff :) I almost convinced one a decade ago to take Randi's Million Dollar challenge but he neither wanted the money nor the travel! (In case you are wondering, this particular gentleman in question had the astounding ability to make a tractor drive by itself ...for a short distance...20- 25 yards...when asked why only that distance, he joked about wasting fuel ...of the mental kind). I'll be durned if that doesn't make you laugh a little harder than before! ;)24/01/2017 #11 Ian Weinberg#6 Thanks for that Lisa. I don't think we should abandon our left hemispheres. After all many of us still need to do the work while 'the chosen' intuit! But I do think that there is too much of a left shift with the all the fear and anxiety around. Perhaps a 20 min visit to your local neuropsych unit on a weekly basis to set your right hemisphere free, may work to take the sting out of things.24/01/2017 #9 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsFascinating Ian. but I would argue this;
"If we translate this all into some practicality we can conclude that those individuals who are too amygdala-based – fearful (fear of failure, fear of loss, fear of not being adored and recognized), anxious and angry and who have raised adrenaline levels, are predominantly left hemispheral and have the lowest levels of intuition, creativity, sensitivity and emotional connection."
I think it goes beyond hemisphere dominance and would also argue that the 'fear' that many 'feel' is tied directly to the ESP but at the same time if they are able to manage the fear that develops when they 'see/feel' more than the average, then perhaps they heighten their ESP capabilities. Alternatively; those that don't seem to exhibit fear are in actuality not in tune to the possibilities of ESP or PK. They are the 'bulls in the china shop', dominant personalities who bulldoze their way to success...A certain politician comes to mind. They're are definitely many questions still to answer, many avenues to be explored.
Very interesting subject and one I always believed was being studied more than was known by the general public.24/01/2017 #7 Phil FriedmanTrying to follow here, Ian. You say, "...his powers were validated in strict laboratory conditions". Do the declassified documents detail the laboratory experiments and the strict conditions under which the conclusions cited were drawn? Or are we relying here strictly on summary conclusions included in a report by a non-scientific analyst? If the research is actually included in the released documents, that indeed, would be huge. Cheers!24/01/2017 #6 Lisa VanderburgFascinating concepts, Prof. @Ian Weinberg! My pea-brain whirls with questions and images! Here's a couple of fairly stupid questions: Assuming it is possible to train a bunch of intuits for a sustained common purpose, they aren't their 'minds [confined] over matter', thus being subject to an albeit disciplined amount of wandering off point? Even using rTMS to suppress left hemisphere function, what are the ramifications of sustained use? Would it be possible to petri-dish R-sided 'brains' that could be used to enhance an intuit?
Such possibilities are endlessly intriguing - many thanks!
It's the word dopamine that caught my eye initially. My husband has DBS for PD - right up your alley.24/01/2017 #5 Praveen Raj GullepalliDoc, exhilarating stuff! ....To quote you - In other words, human consciousness has co-creatorship properties – we create physicality from energy!....Unquote. Reminds me of the many stories of many Rishis/Sages, even ancient Kings doing severe penance for years and years...and finally the deity of their super intense meditation appearing physically in front of them and granting them three boons etc. I have always believed that it is the sage himself who creates the God that appears in front of him. Such is the power of visualisation and Dhyana/Zen. Almost all of us can make simpler things happen if we exert enough. (Using The Secret kinda). But not many are capable of the corollary detachment, renunciation and focused mental application with the right techniques. To quote you again - ...we rather recruit an army of intuits to focus heat energy on a central tower at a given location...Unquote. Many acknowledge the power of Prayer, doing exactly this, remotely. The Siddhas of India...an esoteric sect of sages, do nothing but breathe in various rhythms all the time, meditating and visualising and creating positive emanations/energies just to negate the negative currents created by man's negative thoughts and actions. These Siddhas have been travelling across the world for ages spreading knowledge and stuff for ages...and have since been given native identities. Many of them are now said to reside in the Himalayas, away from civilisation and inaccessible in their chosen path. Even the Sufis believe it is the constant effort and striving of these Elders (in Purdah/ a cloak of invisibility which is more a disguise to keep away prying eyes of science and reason ;), that keeps the balance of forces in nature. Fascinating stuff really!24/01/2017 #3 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Ian, I really enjoyed reading it. This all reminds me of teleporting, parallel universes, and even time travel to an extent. Hopefully, the theoretical will become reality as social intellectualism, cognitive functions and science merge and matures to reach new states of consciousness. Perhaps, some new Einstein first needs to solve the so-called, "Theory of Everything" and bridge the gap between general relativity and quantum mechanics for all this to work (or become untangled). I hope to see it some day.23/01/2017 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichQuite an interesting read, @Ian Weinberg.
I have thought for awhile that the reason we as a population are so suspiciously unable to replicate what we lump together as paranormal is precisely because we approach them with anxiety and we use the skills of the wrong side of the brain to approach tracking and measuring and designing experiments to tease out what is going on.
I have a special energy meter in my house that helps me with this.
She has four legs. When I feel intense love for her, she comes to me for touch. The second I use language in my brain, "I love my dog. Bet she will come to me." the experiment fails. I find it practically impossible to reverse out of language. Even just a quick, 'let's try this' results in a dog who does not move. I feel result. I think no result.
Love is certainly re-knewable and what we need to do is become more aware of how the methodology and the toolset we utilize are precluding the results when it comes to what our entire brain is capable of.
- 15/01/2017A Prescription for Better Science (and Better Science Journalism)undark.org In a sweeping manifesto, researchers from the U.S. and Europe have proposed some fixes for vetting published science. It might help science journalism,...
Comments17/01/2017 #23 Zacharias 🐝 VoulgarisAwesome article. I'd like to see follow-ups on this research with concrete strategies on how to make these ideas a reality.
I think politics also play a role in all this. Not just in the acdemic community, but also in relation to the sponsors of the research being done. If we take that factor into account too and find ways to not let add more biases, science could experience a rennaissance.17/01/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht#15 @Milos Djukic remember the story of the physicists whose manifesto against WWI ..allowed for continued collaboration...and later Einstein's cautionary letter to Franklin Roosevelt...some live their lives with a trained disciplinary perspective: "We never know what the future holds."
I have a different take: "We never know how the past will turn out."17/01/2017 #8 Anonymous#7 You are welcome @Phil Friedman Scientific research is a serious job that requires serious knowledge. This is not a game. The shaping of scientific truth is a process which can not take place at social media, but in research labs and research centers. Pseudoscience in is very dangerous for those who are naive.17/01/2017 #7 Phil Friedman#6 Thank you for the citation, Milos. I will read in detail and respond as appropriate. In the meantime, I caution others not to think that, because some scientists acknowledge that science is not "truth" but rather a process by which we seek to find truth, such scientists are thereby endorsing the empty claims of posers who pretend to have special direct access to, and be the sole conduits to such universal truth. For the scientists who are looking to improve the standards for doing and conveying scientific inquiry are not anti-science and are saying nothing of the sort. Cheers!17/01/2017 #5 Anonymous#4 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, The shaping of scientific truth is a process. I started online Project on ResearchGate (part of NoE in Hydrogen Embrittlement) in 2016 (80+ members, 220+ followers, 2800+ reads, 40+ updates) as an extension of the former Hydrogen Embrittlement Mechanism Project on ResearchGate (2014) which was very successful and with an idea that the top experts in the field of hydrogen embrittlement and materials science come together and share valuable experiences about the current state of the art in hydrogen embrittlement. Numerous prestigious experts in the field of hydrogen embrittlement and materials science are the project participants. This Project is a part of "The Network of Excellence (NoE) in Hydrogen Embrittlement" that aims to strengthen scientific and technological excellence by developing an integrated and interdisciplinary scientific understanding of hydrogen degradation of engineering materials and their co-evolution with science, materials science, industry and society, and also by addressing the fragmentation of European and Worldwide research in this area. The benefits of this network are available to all interested researchers, scientists, professionals and practitioners.17/01/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorImpressive share, @Milos Djukic. "Team science: A key problem is “scientists working competitively in silos without combining their efforts.” Collaborating with other groups means different ideas, different experiences, and different perspectives all come into play, reducing the risk of bias."
is an interesting statement giving me the impression scientific studies are not just the opinions of a few.
- 16/01/2017Great article about Women/girls and STEM - a message of "girl power" by @Marietta Gentles Crawford3 Not So Hidden Message in ‘Hidden Figures’ | The Huffington Postwww.huffingtonpost.com I wasn't sure what to expect when I went to see the movie Hidden Figures. After all, it wasn’t the typical block-buster mainstream action movie that...
- 12/01/2017Gizmos & Gadgets: New Breathalyzer Not for Blood Alcohol But Rather for Disease Diagnosiswww.21stcentech.com Developed at the Israel Institute of Technology it uses an array of gold nanoparticles interspersed in carbon nanotubes and AI for...
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