Category: Science

The Myth of Math

Here we are in the year 2009, at least that’s what the calendar on the wall tells me. But there is something more to this, which we seldom consider and that is the validity of something as commonly accepted as one year, ten years, a hundred years, a thousand years, a million years or a […]

Japanese Tesla

Yoshiro Nakamatsu is an inventor of prolific proportions with more than three times the number of patents held by Edison.  In the fifties he invented the floppy disc followed by the cd.  He sold the patent for the floppy disc to IBM and I suspect the cd patent was sold to Phillips and Sony. Known […]

The Steorn Question

It started out with a full-page ad in The Economist magazine challenging the world’s physicists to a duel: Come test our machine, and prove us right or wrong. That was in 2006. This update is from a year ago: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3aaRrEIp-0 Now July, 2008 and on the last public test, ‘it was the bearings that broke […]

Quaint Combustion System Still Big Winner

In the movie, Syriana, the price of a gallon of gasoline was 20 dollars. In real life, a recent prediction suggested a hundred dollars a barrel and 4 dollars a gallon. This has now come true and the new prediction is ten dollars a gallon http://www.boingboing.net/2008/04/28/gasoline-to-cost-10.html To counteract the cost of gasoline, fuel is now […]

a thought from a guy who knew something

Scepticism Wilbert Smith Once upon a time there was a man who stood in court accused of stealing chickens. The farmer, his son and the hired man all testified that they had seen the man steal the chickens. After hearing the evidence the judge said, “Defendant, what have you to say for yourself?” The man […]