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May 6, 1782: You've Got That Midas Touch

On this day, one James Price, a distinguished amateur chemist and a Fellow of England’s Royal Society began a series of remarkable experiments. The seven experiments were witnessed by peers, baronets, clergymen. 405 more words

Wretched Richard's Almanac

Mary Somerville: Queen of Nineteenth Century Science

Mary Somerville- Queen of Nineteenth Century Science
Born: December 26 1780, Jedburgh, Scotland (Mary Fairfax)
Died: November 29 1872, Florence, Italy (Mary Fairfax Grieg Somerville) 2,998 more words

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TechCrunch: AI report fed by DeepMind, Amazon, Uber urges greater access to public sector data sets

TechCrunch: AI report fed by DeepMind, Amazon, Uber urges greater access to public sector data sets. “What are tech titans Google, Amazon and Uber agitating for to further the march of machine learning technology and ultimately inject more fuel in the engines of their own dominant platforms? 12 more words

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Alan Arnold Griffith

Some of you maybe aware that I hold the AA Griffith Chair of Structural Materials and Mechanics at the University of Liverpool.  I feel that some comment on this blog about Griffith’s seminal work is long overdue and so I am correcting that this week.  795 more words

Energy Science

Job @ Royal Society - Summer intern

The Royal Society are recruiting for an intern to help organise the Summer Science Exhibition.

The internship will last for four months, is paid at the London Living Wage and includes a generous benefits package. 161 more words

Inside Knowledge: How to Tell Truth from Lies

The title of this post is identical to the title of an article by Tiffany O’Callaghan in the Features section of the 1 Apr 2017 New Scientist.  411 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data

Inside Knowledge: What Makes Scientific Knowledge Special

The title of this post is identical to an article by Michael Brooks in the Features Section of the 1 Apr 2017 New Scientist.   The article begins, “NULIUS in verba:  “take nobody’s word for it”.  442 more words

Human Memory: Theory And Data