Join 3,497 readers in helping fund MetaFilter (Hide)

11 posts tagged with science by empath.
Displaying 1 through 11 of 11.

Related tags:
+ (283)
+ (235)
+ (221)
+ (205)
+ (197)
+ (184)
+ (181)
+ (176)
+ (164)
+ (163)
+ (147)
+ (124)
+ (114)
+ (104)
+ (104)
+ (102)
+ (96)
+ (95)
+ (91)
+ (91)
+ (85)
+ (81)
+ (81)
+ (78)
+ (75)
+ (74)
+ (67)
+ (66)
+ (57)
+ (56)
+ (53)
+ (51)
+ (51)
+ (47)
+ (46)
+ (44)
+ (43)
+ (43)
+ (43)
+ (42)
+ (41)
+ (41)
+ (41)
+ (40)
+ (40)
+ (39)
+ (39)
+ (39)
+ (39)
+ (38)
+ (37)
+ (37)
+ (36)
+ (36)
+ (35)
+ (35)
+ (34)
+ (33)
+ (33)
+ (33)


Users that often use this tag:
homunculus (151)
Blasdelb (99)
Blazecock Pileon (93)
zarq (85)
Gyan (63)
Artw (61)
kliuless (55)
brundlefly (53)
The Whelk (36)
netbros (30)
jjray (27)
mediareport (25)
anastasiav (22)
amyms (21)
loquacious (20)
Fizz (20)
nickyskye (19)
quin (19)
dhruva (18)
Brandon Blatcher (17)
OmieWise (17)
srboisvert (14)
escabeche (14)
stbalbach (13)
Steven Den Beste (13)
mathowie (12)
brownpau (12)
gman (12)
ChuraChura (12)
y2karl (11)
empath (11)
cthuljew (11)
semmi (10)
skallas (10)
grumblebee (10)
plep (10)
MetaMonkey (10)
saulgoodman (10)
chuckdarwin (10)
philipy (10)
Pretty_Generic (9)
carter (9)
troutfishing (9)
lazaruslong (9)
Wolfdog (9)
daksya (9)
jeffburdges (9)
Chinese Jet Pilot (9)
Egg Shen (9)
costas (8)
crunchland (8)
taz (8)
nthdegx (8)
digaman (8)
wilful (8)
blahblahblah (8)
goodnewsfortheinsane (8)
0bvious (8)
T.D. Strange (8)
Rhaomi (8)

The Quest for Randomness

Can you ever be reasonably sure that something is random, in the same sense you can be reasonably sure something is not random (for example, because it consists of endless nines)? Even if a sequence looked random, how could you ever rule out the possibility that it had a hidden deterministic pattern? And what exactly do we mean by “random,” anyway?
posted by empath on Apr 24, 2014 - 48 comments

Assume A Cylindrical Cow

The Mathematics of the Manhattan Project
posted by empath on Jul 10, 2013 - 40 comments

Where did that poop come from?

Six-Legged Giant Finds Secret Hideaway, Hides for 80 Years
posted by empath on Feb 29, 2012 - 134 comments

Will we ever know what caused the Salem Witch Trials?

"I would point out to you that medical explanations are modern. That Americans today want medical explanations for things that in the 19th century would have been explained by hysteria, and in the 18th century would have been explained by religious conversion experiences in the context of the Great Awakening, when people were having these types of fits, and in the 17th century by witchcraft."

posted by empath on Jan 30, 2012 - 54 comments

Subject presents with insatiable appetite for human flesh.

What can neuroscience teach us about zombies? A pair of neurology blogs go over nine common symptoms: Aggression, Lumbering Walk, Memory Loss, Aphasia, Capgras-Delusion, Impaired Pain Reception, Locked Attention, Flesh Addiction, Insatiable hunger, Conclusions.
posted by empath on Oct 31, 2011 - 45 comments

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time

Ten Things Everyone Should Know About Time.
posted by empath on Sep 1, 2011 - 131 comments

The Earth Is Flat (to a certain approximation)

Old Theories As Limits of New Ones -- Theoretical physicist, Lubos Motl, takes a brief tour through the history of physics, and explains the simple mathematical relationship of old theories to the theories that replace them.
posted by empath on Aug 5, 2011 - 16 comments

What is reality?

Horizon asks "What is reality?" -- youtube for links for those outside the UK: 1, 2, 3, 4. It's a hard question. To help you answer it, Stanford has a set of free courses available on line by Leonard Susskind: General Relativity, Cosmology, New Revolutions in Particle Physics, Quantum Entanglement, Special Relativity, Classical Mechanics, Statistical Mechanics, The Standard Model. (Each link is to lecture 1 of a full college course of a dozen or so lectures.) If you need help with the math, the Khan Academy should help get you up to speed.
posted by empath on Jan 23, 2011 - 67 comments

The burning let's you know it's a shirt!

Spray-On Clothing
posted by empath on Sep 18, 2010 - 59 comments

Atom

Atom. -- The Clash of the Titans -- The Key to the Cosmos -- The Illusion of Reality
posted by empath on Nov 24, 2007 - 20 comments

Teleportation Breakthrough

Teleportation Breakthrough. Until now scientists have teleported similar objects such as light or single atoms over short distances from one spot to another in a split second. But Professor Eugene Polzik and his team at the Niels Bohr Institute at Copenhagen University in Denmark have made a breakthrough by using both light and matter. A more technical explanation.
posted by empath on Oct 5, 2006 - 67 comments

Page: 1