Unravel the Code indeed. Knitted Star Map.

Sarah Spencer’s knitted star map [I]t wasn’t until last year that she finally cracked an algorithm that allowed her machine to knit in three colours of yarn in one knit per pixel. This opened up a whole new realm of possibility. Her improved “network...

Hurricane Florence

From Eric Holthaus: So, worryingly, here’s the now *likely* scenario for Hurricane #Florence: – Rapid intensification over the next 36-48 hrs to major hurricane status – Landfall in the Carolinas as a Category 4 – Stalling near the coast for up...

What is the mind?

“… mental states like consciousness are states of an entire animal and not states of its parts.” Interview with Markus Gabriel. “‘Consciousness’ is slightly better than ‘the mind’ if we separate between two types of consciousness. There are...

Rapid Climate Change: What can I do about it?

I thought about building carbon-capture machinery. I could do that. But then I thought about how that research is funded. The ONLY solution is to fill the Government with Scientists and Engineers, particularly women. Then we might be able to achieve significant carbon...

What does drowning look like?

Having encountered four drownings, saved two, lost two, and having lost one of my best friends to drowning when I was not there, I strongly suggest you read this, particularly if you have children. Learn what to look for. Slate Article: Drowning doesn’t look...

Possible 7C temperature rise by 2100.

Atmosphere may be more sensitive to greenhouse gasses when it is warmer. Makes sense to me. Possible 7C temperature rise by 2100. Which would bring 20m or so sea level rise with it. If we don’t stop air-dumping carbon now. “In a paper in the journal...