Tag Archives: Science

Rain, Music and Solitude

Par for the course, the entire 10-day forcast is rain. Winter enters the home-stretch into a cold and rainy spring. I like the flowers but it’s damn cold out there today. I’m feeling particularly introverted, dark and stormy myself. Country … Continue reading

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Robot Babies, Robots Evolve Altruism and Robot-riding Babies

So this is how the baby robot take-over begins: Patterns of Nonverbal Emotional Communication Between Infants and Mothers to Help Scientists Develop a Baby Robot That Learns “The babies teach the researchers how to program the robot, and in training the … Continue reading

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Geek Out – Current Research and Parenting Prep

3+ weeks to go! I’m sure my brain has melted with thoughts of baby. I’ve given up making coherent, concrete steps towards preparedness and am content to wander from rocking chair, to kitchen, to sewing machine, to computer accomplishing little … Continue reading

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Logical Positivism, Science Video Links

I knew nothing about logical positivism until I saw this little clip. “The main thought behind logical positivism was the notion that all worthwhile knowledge is scientific knowledge.” It was really interesting to see what I would call stirrings of … Continue reading

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MRSA from our Livestock?

I just seriously lost my appetite for meat. Don’t get me wrong, I love eating animals, but not if 25% of the meat on the market is contaminated with drug-resistant Staph! Read for yourself: US Meat and Poultry Is Widely Contaminated … Continue reading

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Beautiful Science and Music – Ode to the Brain by Symphony of Science

From the first Symphony of Science video I saw, I fell completely in love with the concept. John Boswell (user melodysheep on youtube) skillfully blends original compositions of music with spectacular imagery and auto-tuned quotes from some of the most … Continue reading

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Brain Computer Interface Science Breakthroughs; Where do I sign up for giant mech training?

While I am riveted to the news coming out of the Middle East and Wisconsin right now, I have to balance that with some less rage-inducing news and “Brain Computer Interface” (or  BCI) research is just what I need. I … Continue reading

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Robots develop emotions, and play on ours as well

Happy Valentine’s Day! Don’t worry, someday soon we can all have robot companions to fulfill our emotional and companionship needs! Via ScienceDaily: Robots created that develop emotions in interaction with humans. “They are programmed to learn to adapt to the actions … Continue reading

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Cool Neuroscience and Behavior News

I check Science Daily almost constantly, replacing my need for “news” in general with cool science breakthroughs and space and archeology and stuff. It’s a lot better for the mood than media-hype, I’ve found. This afternoon I found 5 new … Continue reading

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Science, Inspiration and Crochet

I often find inspiration in odd places. Here is a great example: I came across this short video about human development and evolutionary history with a great CG model of coiled up DNA (it’s at 3:00 in the video). And … Continue reading

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