2012


2012 December: "S.T.E.M. - Part 3" -- M is for Mathematics
Mathematics is the language of science. From high school algebra through statistics, calculus, and beyond, the path to understanding science navigates its way through the occasional nettles and briars of advanced mathematics. I recommend walking as far along that path as you can. It will be worth the trip.
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2012 September: "Kavli Prizes 2012"
The Kavli Prizes acknowledge areas of science (astrophysics, neuroscience, and nanoscience) that did not exist when the Nobel Prizes were created a century ago.
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2012 August: "S.T.E.M. - Part 2" -- S is for Science
Understanding a scientific discipline takes time and effort. There's a handsome reward at the end of that rainbow.
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2012 July: "S.T.E.M." -- Considering why science education is worthwhile.
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics education is crucial to an informed population in the 21st century.
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2012 June: "Planetary Resources" -- introducing a new private sector space company.
Planetary Resources has a simple goal -- to build spacecraft and mine asteroids. They'll probably get it done, too.
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2012 May: "Home, Jeeves (part 3)" -- I didn't expect AI/robotic cars so soon.
The AI controlled / robot-driven cars are about to become a reality. Imagine what another year could bring.
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2012 April: "Home, Jeeves (part 2)" -- I didn't expect AI/robotic cars so soon.
The AI controlled / robot-driven cars are about to become a reality. Imagine what another year could bring.
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2012 March: "Odds and Ends" -- A coda to a couple of prior topics.
Latest developments in the saga of orbital trash. Follow-up to the apparently faster than light neutrinos.
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2012 February: "More Trash Talk" -- Further discussion of orbital objects.
The problem with some objects is they don't reach or stay in orbit. It's a dangerous place for discarded parts of launch vehicles.
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