Category Archives: Science

New Book Launches

Pleased so see my book on my friend, Harold Denton, released in print by the American Nuclear Society.

https://www.ans.org/store/item-690100/

During the fear-filled days of the Three Mile Island accident, Harold Denton’s voice was one of reassuring and convincing comfort to the American people. Three Mile Island and Beyond interweaves Denton’s retelling of the accident with chapters conveying his career-long message of safety being the paramount factor in the use of nuclear technology.

Leonardo’s Brain: What a Posthumous “Brain Scan” Six Centuries Later Reveals about the Source of Da Vinci’s Creativity

Using a wealth of available information from Leonardo’s notebooks, various biographical resources, and some well-reasoned speculation, Shlain sets out to perform a “posthumous brain scan” seeking to illuminate the unique wiring of Da Vinci’s brain and how it explains his unparalleled creativity.

https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/11/17/leonardos-brain-leonard-shlain/

WHAT IF YOUR CLOTHES WERE SMART ENOUGH TO UNDERSTAND THE WEATHER OR YOUR EMOTIONS?

KnitX is a set of functional textiles computationally-integrated with digital knitting. The use of active and electronic fibers in the design enables garment and interior fabrics that dynamically respond to gesture and sunlight, change their appearance, and provide thermoregulation…

What if your clothes were smart enough to understand the weather or your emotions?

How to Live with Our Human Limitations: Physicist Brian Greene Reads and Reflects on Rilke’s Profoundest Elegy

from “THE NINTH ELEGY”
by Rainer Maria Rilke

Why, if it could begin as laurel, and be spent so,
this space of Being, a little darker than all
the surrounding green, with little waves at the edge
of every leaf (like a breeze’s smile)—: why then
have to be human — and shunning destiny
long for destiny?…

https://www.brainpickings.org/2020/12/25/brian-greene-rilke/