Category Archives: Science & Technology

All stuff covered by Science and Technology with some having subcategories like Apple Technology, Astronomy and whatever else hits my fancy.

Norway is on right track by killing FM

This story made the rounds through NPR and other outlets which still actually feature information not involving a bigoted Barbie changing networks. I don’t know the numbers and logistics for Norway but ‘Merica could go forward on this too. Practically … Continue reading

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A tale of two genetic tests

The results are in! And they’re kind of muddy. Hell, they don’t quite agree which makes me wonder what each company’s criteria are for an ethnic group, especially when they lump at least two very distinctive peoples into something as amorphous … Continue reading

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Italian #43: Giovanni Schiaparelli

This year, my tribute to famous Italians has been heavy on the Science side, namely Astronomy but Dr. Schiaparelli is relevant due to the joint ESA-Russia Schiaparelli mission to Mars. Today is the day the probe makes its attempt to land … Continue reading

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Italian #42: Dr. Camillo Golgi

In the spirit of all those Nobel prizes being awarded, I decided to look up who was the first Italian to receive one and it was this gentleman; it was for Medicine. Golgi was considered the greatest neuroscientist and biologist of … Continue reading

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Sweet hippos of San Marcos! Nanobots are real!

Today, the Nobel Prize people awarded three European Scientists the 8m Swedish kronor prize in Chemistry for “nano-machines.” Five years earlier, they succeeded in making a molecular “car” drive across a piece of copper. It was only six billionths of a … Continue reading

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Italian #39: Maria Gaetana Agnesi

Although Maria never made any breakthrough or major contribution to math, she was the first European woman to publish a textbook (what they would call a handbook then) which focused on differential and integral calculus. I have little idea what … Continue reading

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Italian #38: Giuseppe Piazzi

With all the news about Rosetta landing on a comet after 12 years in space, I wanted to kick off with the person who discovered the largest asteroid in our solar system, or maybe it’s a dwarf planet now…Ceres. Back when I … Continue reading

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First-person view of a Hot Wheels ride!

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Universal comparison

Makes you think how small our world is and how immense the multiverse is theoretically given we can only “see” back about 13 billion years and change.

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We joined the 21st Century…

I think we were already there, we just finally caught up on the TV front thanks to the original TV we had dying at a bad time; Daredevil season two was posted by Netflix! We had to dip into our vacation fun … Continue reading

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