Category Archives: Science

Black holes: The brightest spots ever!

It’s time to clear up some widespread misunderstandings about black holes: -they are not wormholes or portals to other locations/dimensions/universes out there -you cannot enter a black hole (without experiencing instant death) -information is not lost (forever) -and most importantly – they don’t disappear through Hawking radiation (except in the literal sense). When a star dies, it grows, […]

E•Wall – part III

When I wrote about my idea of the ‘E•Wall’ two years ago (here and here), I was sure it would become a reality although not from Corning, and not this fast (conceptually, that is). But here goes Corning again, even better than the first: A Day Made of Glass 2. Enjoy! /Finno

E•Wall – part II

That was quick… Hadn’t really expected it from Corning, but hey, I’ll have one! (and they do take design cues from Apple: see E•Wall – the future of…) See the future here: A Day Made of Glass… /Finno

It’s the population, stupid!

The Worlds Largest Pyramid Scheme (also known as ‘The World Economy’) is approaching its endgame. Since The Wealth of Nations, economic theory has had a great run, peaking during the 20th century and morphing from describing the show, into becoming the show itself. Even returning economic crises have not managed to shake its reputation, because […]

Is man God-made or is god man-made?

This post is mostly a commentary to a friend’s post at the Huffington Post: Beware Secular Fundamentalism, by Ed Gurowitz, Ph.D. I wanted to comment on the post, but realized I had too much to say to shoehorn it into a comment field, hence this post. Ed has made an enormous contribution to my life […]

E•Wall – the future of display virtualization

Every self-respecting science fiction movie includes a scene with a whole wall as a display. It can be one of the walls in the kitchen, an office wall used as a computer screen, an office corridor used as part of the interior design or a building façade used as a billboard. UPDATE, Aug 6, 2011: […]

Towards peace – Step 3 – Reset the clock

The saying ‘Be careful what you wish for, it may come true’ is based on two assumptions: 1) the process of repeating to yourself over and over until it becomes a mantra you subconsciously perform, very often manifests the desired outcome 2) the process is so powerful, make sure you really want whatever you want, […]

Towards peace – Step 2 – New energy

We all know the US would never have cared some much for what’s going on the middle east, where it not for the oil reserves it sits on. Yet we (most of us) quietly accept the US and it’s allies waging war in the region for the sake of control over oil. But the US […]

Science’s Greatest Challenge

There was a lot of stuff going on in the life of Stone Age wo/man that s/he couldn’t explain. For instance, where they themselves came from originally and where they went when they stopped living. So what do you do when you have no clue, and have to say something to your offspring when they […]

On the Weirdness of Quantum Physics – Part I

Imagine looking down into a huge sports stadium, with its green playing field surrounded by empty stands and all seats available to spectators. Now add a human being standing in the middle of the field, wondering which available seat to take, since s/he is the first person there. Your job is to predict which seat […]