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Posts Tagged ‘history of science’

My Name Is Going to Mars! Yours can too…

In Uncategorized on December 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm

Screenshot Diaries Ahoy!

Submit your name – It’ll go on a microchip to Mars to be read by future colonists or aliens or rather super intelligent microbes versed in binary, undetectable by earthling methods of discovery, or parallel universe travelers that accidentally slip into ours landing on Mars or Dr. Manhattan or some curious future JPLonaut doing a history project or… ok ok.

http://marsparticipate.jpl.nasa.gov/msl/participate/sendyourname/

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intelligence testing

In Uncategorized on February 27, 2010 at 10:53 pm

Thoughts, by Arthur Jensen: “…consequences of sticking your neck out when you think you should, are not too bad. It is an exercise in conscience and self-respect, in which neither suffers, given the faith that the scientific pursuit of the currently most tabooed question will prove worthwhile to humanity.”

NSF – the concept album (1945)

In Uncategorized on November 3, 2009 at 4:32 am

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DARPA Director, Dr. Regina E. Dugan talks at UCLA, IA40

In Uncategorized on October 30, 2009 at 6:03 am

Today was the Internet Anniversary celebration at its birthplace, UCLA. This celebratory event was co-organized by Brad Fidler. Read his press release here. There were several great ones, (see them), but here is DARPA director, Dr. Regina E. Dugan’s talk.

She speaks of: women of science are going to save the day & changing the image of science (‘we’re smokin’ hot. so that is progress, real progress‘); challenges; iconic discovery; going viral; networking; these being serious times that require the best of all of us. And best, in my opinion, we need the wonder. A History of Science perspective: this.is.gold. The call-to-serve article she cites is attached.

http://www.ustream.tv/flash/video/2448272

http://www.darpa.mil/directorbio.html

a call to serve.pdf
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Einstein’s Letter to FDR regarding nuclear physics, 1939

In Uncategorized on October 21, 2009 at 6:16 am

Einstein Letter to FDR 1939.pdf
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Ref: ARC Identifier 593374. The letter itself is in the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library in Hyde Park, NY. This is a copy at the National Archives.

Students are wonderful. One of them found this to share with us for our discussion on scientific neutrality, civilian/military research, secrecy/open-access and WWII.