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, then some […]

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 it […]

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 through previ­ous (lengthy) encoun­ters, and […]

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: E•Wall part II So walls will […]

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, other­wise […]

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 ask […]

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 the spec­ta­tor […]