Archives for January 5, 2008
Wielding laypeople’s terms and a sense of humor, Nobel Prize winner Murray Gell-Mann drops some knowledge about particle physics, asking questions like, Are elegant equations more likely to be right than inelegant ones? Can the fundamental law, the so-called “theory of everything,” really explain everything? His answers will surprise you.
Hod Lipson demonstrates a few of his cool little robots, which have the ability to learn, understand themselves and even self-replicate. At the root of this uncanny demo is a deep inquiry into the nature of how humans and living beings learn and evolve, and how we might harness these processes to make things that…
An innovative computer hacker stuffs a computer inside a beaver.
Investor and prankster Yossi Vardi delivers a careful lecture on the dangers of blogging. Specifically, um, for men.
Christian Creationists are accusing scientists of being defensive, ignorant, reprehensible, and troubling. They might be right.