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December 14, 2008

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by James DiGiovanna and Carey Burtt. Also, Kierkegaard in '08

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May 12, 2008

Nietzsche 'Last Days'

Whether these clips are authentic has been debated, but, they a remarkable look at Nietzsche's 'last days' in Weimar in the summer of 1899 (the photo stills by Hans Olde are common) ... Nietzsche died on August 25, 1900 from pneumonia, eleven years after his well-chronicled mental breakdown in Turin

(From Daily Llama)

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Extinction Timeline

Declaring laundry bankruptcy: How to use the laundromat to get your laundry routine under control

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April 29, 2008

(I have no clue what anything below means)  

Headron     "...The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) is a particle accelerator located at CERN, near Geneva. It lies in a tunnel under France and Switzerland.

It is currently in the final stages of construction, and commissioning, with some sections already being cooled down to their final operating temperature of ~2K. The first beams are due for injection mid June 2008 with the first collisions planned to take place 2 months later. The LHC will become the world's largest and highest-energy particle accelerator. The LHC is being funded and built in collaboration with over two thousand physicists from thirty-four countries as well as hundreds of universities and laboratories.

When activated, it is theorized that the collider will produce the elusive Higgs boson, the observation of which could confirm the predictions and "missing links" in the Standard Model of physics and could explain how other elementary particles acquire properties such as mass. The verification of the existence of the Higgs boson would be a significant step in the search for a Grand Unified Theory, which seeks to unify the three fundamental forces: electromagnetism, the strong nuclear force and the weak nuclear force. The Higgs boson may also help to explain why gravitation is so weak compared to the other three forces. In addition to the Higgs boson, other theorized novel particles that might be produced, and for which searches are planned, include strangelets, micro black holes, magnetic monopoles and  supersymmetric particles.

The collider tunnel contains two pipes enclosed within superconducting magnets cooled by liquid helium, each pipe containing a proton beam. The two beams travel in opposite directions around the ring. Additional magnets are used to direct the beams to four intersection points where interactions between them will take place. In total, over 1600 superconducting magnets are installed, with most weighing over 27 tonnes.

The protons will each have an energy of 7 TeV, giving a total collision energy of 14 TeV. It will take around 90 microseconds for an individual proton to travel once around the collider. Rather than continuous beams, the protons will be "bunched" together, into approximately 2,800 bunches, so that interactions between the two beams will take place at discrete intervals never shorter than 25 nanoseconds apart. When the collider is first commissioned, it will be operated with fewer bunches, to give a bunch crossing interval of 75 ns. The number of bunches will later be increased to give a final bunch crossing interval of 25 ns..."

VR photography above by Peter McCready!

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March 04, 2008

The Mind of the Market

How did we evolve from ancient hunter-gatherers to modern consumer-traders? Why are people so irrational when it comes to money and business?

Michael Shermer discusses his book "Mind of the Market" as part of the Authors@Google series

(From Paul Kedrosky)

Can you recommend some good books on sales?

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May 14, 2007

The Heaven Virus

Heaven_virus In connection with the publication of Cliff Pickover’s 40th book, The Heaven Virus, here is a post co-blogged with the prolific author and famed scientist. The subject of this post is “Question Reality: Mind Uploading, Simulated Worlds, and Beyond”, and (more than a colaboration), it mostly contains some of the articles used as source material in the creation of the novel. Enjoy

Flannery-Dailey, Frances, Robot Heavens and Robot Dreams: Ultimate Reality in A.I. and Other Recent Films. (Journal of Religion and Film, 7/2, October, 2003)

Hanson, Robin, If the Uploads Come First: The Crack of a Future Dawn. Article originally appeared in Extropy 6:2, 1994. More by Hanson - Fourteen Wild Ideas: Five Of Which Are True

Mind Uploading Home Page is dedicated to the putative future process of copying one's mind from the natural substrate of the brain into an artificial one, manufactured by humans

Are You Living In a Computer Simulation?. Also, Edge: In the Matrix by Martin Rees

Matrix Revelations: The Wachowski Brothers FAQ. (WIRED, 11(11), November 2003)

The Simulation Argument: Why the Probability that You Are Living in a Matrix is Quite High

Universal Limits on Computation

Chown, Marcus, "Random Reality"

Process Physics from wikipedia

The Singularity by Sandberg, Anders

Parallel Universes, the Matrix, and Superintelligence, published on KurzweilAI.net , June 26, 2003

Elsewhere: Esalen and the Religion of No Religion by Jeffrey J. Kripal. (Heard on Air Talk on may 8th 2007)

"Dear James Randi, I am writing to you in regard to your offer of $1 million to anyone who can demonstrate, under proper conditions of scientific trial, paranormal abilities"

More about Cliff Pickover: His collection of masks. His list of the "Top Ten" evil people of all time. Do Other Universes Exist? on APOD, March 1, 2006. Pickford on Literature map. His website and his blogs Reality Carnival and The Wikipedia Knowledge Dump. Thank you, Cliff.

All previous co-blogged posts archived here. If other bloggers are interested to share the forum here on any other topic, please contact me for details.

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July 16, 2006

The Warden, The Stark Raving Mad King & The Fake Coin

Monty_hall The Monty Hall Problem gets its name from the TV game show, “Let’s Make A Deal,” hosted by Monty Hall. The scenario is such: you are given the opportunity to select one closed door of three, behind one of which there is a prize. The other two doors hide “goats” (or some other such “non–prize”), or nothing at all. Once you have made your selection, Monty Hall will open one of the remaining doors, revealing that it does not contain the prize. He then asks you if you would like to switch your selection to the other unopened door, or stay with your original choice. Here is the problem: Does it matter if you switch?

Very Difficult Analytical Puzzles. (Don’t look at me, I have no clue)

Stephen Hawking Asks How can the human race survive the next hundred years? on Yahoo! Answers and receives 23569 responses

“Flying is learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss” and other Quotes by Douglas Adams

Rodney McKay's Brain Processes (Average Moment)

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March 04, 2006

Poetry of the mind

Brain_hat Excerpts from "Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!"

Some miscellaneous puzzles from John Baez

Danica McKellar, an actress & a mathematician is the author of the "Chayes-McKellar-Winn theorem". She has a Erdős-Bacon number of 6. The Erdös Number Project

Quotes attributed to Nancy Reagan: "The Sixties, of course, was the worst time in the world to try and bring up a child. They were exposed to all these crazy things going on"

Fabric Brain Art by Karen Norberg and Marjorie Taylor, at The Museum of Scientifically Accurate Fabric Brain Art

How to Exercise an Open Mind. Simply put, all one needs to grow his/her brain is to do unique, random, different, and ridiculous things as often as possible. One hour of increased brain activity via thinking a lot or experiencing new stimuli can make you smarter, more energetic, more creative, and more sociable. Here are some of the endless numbers of activities that can stimulate your brain. The one key ingredient is to have an open mind

Gallery of brains

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September 22, 2005


Shaving_moon_1 From The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Zombies in philosophy, including many other philosophical zombie resources

What do these have in common?, a game played on MetaChat last month. Before looking at the answers, get warmed up with some easy ones before you move into more and more difficult ones

Face in blocks. Dali painted “Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea”, which at 30 meters becomes the portrait of Abraham Lincoln

Antidepressant derivatives of cis-4-phenyl-1,2,3,4-tetrahydro-1-naphthalenamine: The Zoloft patent

Some of Stephen Hawking's lectures

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March 09, 2005

The Secret Life of the Brain

Brains Ponder this. You are cordially invited to match wits with some of the best minds in IBM Research. Seems some of us can't see a problem without wanting to take a crack at solving it. Does that sound like you? Good. Forge ahead and ponder. (Way above my little head…)

On Bullshit, by Harry Frankfurt:
“One of the most salient features of our culture is that there is so much bullshit. Everyone knows this. Each of us contributes his share. But we tend to take the situation for granted. Most people are rather confident of their ability to recognize bullshit and to avoid being taken in by it. So the phenomenon has not aroused much deliberate concern, or attracted much sustained inquiry… In consequence, we have no clear understanding of what bullshit is, why there is so much of it, or what functions it serves. ...

“Everything I know”. The historic 42-hour session with Bucky. During the last two weeks of January 1975 Buckminster Fuller gave a series of lectures concerning his entire life’s work. These thinking out loud lectures span 42 hours and examine in depth all of Fuller's major inventions and discoveries. This printed work before you is a transcript of those lectures

Neurosurgery attracts the most gifted and driven of medical-school graduates. The Physical Genius. What do Wayne Gretzky, Yo-Yo Ma, and a brain surgeon have in common? By Malcolm Gladwell

Deluxe Brain with Arteries Anatomical Model, from “The Evolution Store”

Brain Girl - Weird!

What's Special About This Number? 38 is the last Roman numeral when written lexicographically

What is the relationship between brain and body size?

Think Tank. Only $225

The Lifecycle of Memes

Grow An A+ Brain in the next 30 days... Absolutely FREE! Don't believe it? NEITHER DID THESE FOLKS! But now they're showering praise on the astonishing Dr. Ray Sahelian. (DISCLAIMER: This is not my stuff. I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE for any of those claims!)

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Today’s “Blog Of The Day” is “Mezzoblue”, expository and exploratory on all things web, design, and typographic. I finally made a little Linking Icon the “winner” can stick on their site, if they wish

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June 02, 2004

"The problem with you, son, is that all your brains are in your head."

Brain_power Brainball: Winning by Relaxing. Brainball is a game where you compete in relaxation. The players' brainwaves control a ball on a table, and the more relaxed scores a goal over the opponent. (From In4mador)

The Hundredth Monkey Phenomenon refers to a sudden spontaneous and mysterious leap of consciousness achieved when an allegedly "critical mass" point is reached… The Skeptic's Dictionary debunks the myth. (From Antechamber)

gold plated brain cufflinks

What Became of Albert Einstein's Brain?

We Have Brains, and We Use Them – A Feminist Discussion Project”

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January 31, 2004

Here are the 2003 “Grow-a-Brain” Brainier Links

BrainyABTA Dictionary for Brain Tumor Patients

Become a brain donor

Bobby "The Brain" Heenan, Wrestler

Brain Bashers and Brain Food - Puzzles For the Brain To Gnaw On

Brainpop for kids

Brain products, from molds to caps

Brains for zombies (From Geisha Asobi) - 7/30/03

Brain Songs for kids - 10/11/03

Brain Transplantation is the way to the Future. (From The Richard Montgomery Matter) - 9/13/03

Comparative Mammalian Brain Collections

Craig Duckett's Belief & Brain Research. Tons of links - 1/3/04

Everything You Wanted To Know About Brain & Neuro Surgery

Jonathon Keats, He Thinks, Therefore He Sells - 10/18/03

How To Grow A Brain - 8/23/03

Is Buddhist Meditation good for you? - 9/14/03

Kohler's Logic Problems

Life Extension Topics by Ben Best - 9/7/03

Lobe Budget Cinema - 10/25/03

Morans.jpg (Visit growabrain.net, and learn to spell "Moron")

Mensa International

Mike Tyson Fails to "Grow a Brain" - 9/12/03

Robotics & Smart Machines

Scientists develop 'Brain Chip'

The Secret Life of the Brain

The Whole Brain Atlas

Viagra for the Brain by Robert Langreth. (From The Hedonistic Imperative) - 9/1/03

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