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« Reply #555 on: June 09, 2012, 06:32:48 PM »

Chuck's from Minnesota - out on the northern plains, where these sorts of German surnames abound.  He writes well and I look forward to his Ethicist columns. 

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« Reply #556 on: June 15, 2012, 12:33:32 PM »

Must-read for anyone on the Internet....

http://www.amazon.com/Know-Who-You-Are-What/dp/1451650515/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1339777891&sr=1-1&keywords=lori+andrews

Eye-opening.
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« Reply #557 on: October 18, 2012, 10:11:54 AM »

http://www.amazon.com/Argo-Hollywood-Pulled-Audacious-History/dp/0670026220/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1350569328&sr=1-1#_

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« Reply #558 on: October 22, 2012, 10:02:45 AM »

Am reading "Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President," and thinking it would make a great movie - about James Garfield and medicine on the brink of modernity as it tries, unsuccessfully, to bring about his recovery from Charles Guiteau's elusive bullet.  I knew very little about his sufferings or the involvement of Alexander Graham Bell, who developed a sort of early ancestor of the MRI in order to track down the bullet.  Lister was also involved, in that his theories of antisepsis had been widely accepted in Europe and elsewhere, but the U.S. medical establishment was quite resistant, even as late as 1880, and viewed his methods as ridiculous. 

Fascinating, so far, and a good reminder of the dangers of an entrenched orthodoxy in fields like medicine. 
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« Reply #559 on: December 05, 2012, 12:37:01 PM »

This...

http://www.thedailybeast.com/newsweek/2012/11/18/the-science-of-heaven.html

...is pretty out-there for a neurologist and man of science.  Makes you wonder, if your mind is open to such possibilities.

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« Reply #560 on: November 02, 2013, 05:52:57 PM »

Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel is quite good reading so far....

Copernicus says the earth rotates around the sun by purely theoretical means.

And then he dies.

He publishes the book saying so, just before his passing, knowing hereticism is the punishment to be inflicted upon him: Rome, then, holds much sway. Better dead than saying such a thing alive.

Shakespeare was born in 1616 - so too Galileo.

That Copernicus theorised suncentralsim should possibly put Poland into the geomystographic category forever and a day but it has not and it will not.

Then along comes Jupiter, Venus and Galileo. And Gal focusing the moons of Jupiter sees planetary moons   and then - with his rudimentary telescope - picks out Venus, with its waxing and waning proving that Aristotle was indeed human after all.

We are not at the centre of the world - one guy, one telescope...what a feeling must have come over him then.





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« Reply #561 on: December 23, 2013, 11:42:27 AM »

Am checking that out.  Science history fascinates.  This one, on the history of toxicology, is quite gripping...

http://www.amazon.com/Inheritors-Powder-Arsenic-Forensic-Science/dp/0393239713/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1387816774&sr=1-1&keywords=arsenic+poisoning

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« Reply #562 on: January 13, 2016, 12:26:38 AM »

NASA confirms that the ‘impossible’ EmDrive thruster really works, after new tests
By Rick Stella — November 3, 2015

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http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/researchers-conduct-successful-new-tests-of-emdrive/

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« Reply #563 on: January 15, 2016, 08:08:18 PM »

US NAVY

Navy declares laser weapons ready to protect ships in Persian Gulf

http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2014/12/11/navy-declares-laser-weapons-ready-to-protect-ships-in-persian-gulf.html

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« Reply #564 on: February 12, 2016, 09:01:29 PM »

In order to define something, then you need to reduce it to its most basic form. Time is the fourth dimension, and in order for something to exist then it has to exist for a moment of time. So, you need to remove height, width, and depth, and then what you end up with is time. Time travel might happen if one understood how to make it happen, as was said by H.G. Wells.

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« Reply #565 on: February 16, 2016, 12:49:53 AM »

Some of the new weapons are really cool...

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http://tinyurl.com/New-weapons-13

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« Reply #566 on: March 06, 2016, 04:49:28 PM »

Army’s New Laser Cannon Blasts Drones Out of the Sky, Even in Fog

http://www.wired.com/2014/09/armys-new-laser-cannon-blasts-drones-out-of-the-sky-even-in-fog/

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« Reply #567 on: March 15, 2016, 08:50:17 PM »

March 15, 2016 9:41 pm

Lockheed hails progress on hypersonic military aircraft
Robert Wright in Arlington

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/781f6c08-ead6-11e5-bb79-2303682345c8.html#axzz431SWkCRS

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« Reply #568 on: April 09, 2016, 09:10:27 PM »

Multi million dollar product multi hundred dollar idea.

A vest, that is cheap and disposable, It will hold about 2 pounds of ice.

You work outside, in the heat, in the morning when you stop to get you Bacon Egg&Cheese sandwich at the 7/11 you buy a bag of ice and a vest. Pour the ice into the back of the vest and put it on.

It keeps you cool as you work outside. The vest has a straw from the bottom of the pack so you can drink the water as the ice melts.

At lunch, you put in another bag of ice (if the first melted). At the end of the day you throw it away. Point being that it is not an expensive item, better to sell 10,000,000 at $2 than try to sell 1,000,000 at $20.

The only problem with this idea is that once it starts to sell, everybody and their brother will be selling them, the ice company will be selling them. You'll net out a few thousand dollars before you're out of business.

But the vest will be a seller from now until the end of hot.
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