Is War a Technological Boon?

In this article, we look the misguided claim that war is overall good for the progression of technology.

More on Computer Models

computer model

Today we discuss what, if anything, computer models prove and what use they might actually be.

Episode Twenty Three – An Interview with Bill Gaede

Gaede

Today we have an interview with the physicist Bill Gaede. We have not presented the transcript of this in web page form. Instead, you can listen to the audio or download the PDF transcript.

The Incredible Safety of Nuclear Energy Part Three

nuclear power plants

This is part three of a three-part series on the amazing safety of nuclear energy. In this part we look at the risks of the alternatives, risk itself and come to our conclusion.

The Incredible Safety of Nuclear Energy Part Two

nuclear power plants securiuty

This is part two of a three-part series on the amazing safety of nuclear energy. In this part we look at the incredible safety of nuclear power plants.

The Incredible Safety of Nuclear Energy Part One

Rolf Maximilian Sievert

This is part one of a three-part series on the amazing safety of nuclear energy. In this part we look at doses and our bodies defenses against them.

Episode Fourteen – Life 3.0: A Slow Death

Life 3.0 Cover

Today we start our review of the book “Life 3.0” by Max Tegmark. This book claims that greater than human level intelligence is inevitable and then discusses what can be done to keep it safe. Part One introduces the book and discusses the prelude and the first chapter.

Episode Thirteen – Some Inventions and Discoveries of Leonardo da Vinci

Leonardo da Vinci

Today we look at some of the wonderful inventions and discoveries of Leonardo da Vinci! We cover his work on anatomy, geology, his design of a robotic knight, his design for a practical parachute and more.