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Dropping the Bomb

My Brain Upgrade Project continues apace with readings on social and political philosophy.  I wrapped up the chapter with a section on the Limits of the State, which included the following Philosophy and Life insert on p. 595 of my … Continue reading

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Ceres Keeps Her Mystery

Originally posted on As a Matter of Fancy:
NASA Image NASA has released the most detailed photographs yet of the mysterious spots on the dwarf planet Ceres, and they are … mysterious. Some years ago (2008) I wrote a science…

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Find an Island of Stars at Powell Obsevatory Tomorrow Night

A quick shout-out to everyone in the Kansas City metro area to come on down to the Powell Observatory tomorrow night. Our scheduled program is entitled “Island of Stars” and the weather looks very promising. I volunteer as part of … Continue reading

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Article: Are your ready for the next chapter of Wi-Fi? Meet 802.11ax

Are your ready for the next chapter of Wi-Fi? Meet 802.11ax http://gigaom.com/2014/06/12/next-phase-of-wifi-80211ax/ It’s articles like these that make me wish I’d stuck it out to become an electrical engineer. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse … Continue reading

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What the Hell Are Tachyons?

http://io9.com/what-the-hell-are-tachyons-1583680897?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_facebook&utm_source=io9_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow Ah yes! Got my math fix for the day AND a side of string theory. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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Recently Discovered Big Bang “Smoking Gun” Could Be A Bust

http://io9.com/recently-discovered-big-bang-smoking-gun-could-be-a-b-1575597952?utm_campaign=socialflow_io9_twitter&utm_source=io9_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow Just when I was getting used to the Big Bang theory being taken as fact by everyone.  Gotta love the scientific method. Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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What’s Your Major? 4 Decades Of College Degrees, In 1 Graph : Planet Money : NPR

http://www.npr.org/blogs/money/2014/05/09/310114739/whats-your-major-four-decades-of-college-degrees-in-1-graph?utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&utm_term=nprnews&utm_content=20140509 Sad to see that STEM degrees haven’t gained much ground.  I’m rather disappointed in the Math stats (pun intended). Posted from WordPress for Android via my Samsung smartphone. Please excuse any misspellings. Ciao, Jon

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