18 Brumaire VIII

 Two Reigns of Terror from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain as quote in this article from The Atlantic as authored by Ta-Nehisi Coates, AUG 25, 2011:  'That Older and Real Terror'   That Older and Real Terror and The Civil War isn't Tragic  Hmmm. I do not understand this number or name or their …

Judging what is Science and Culture, and what is Cargo Cult*

This photo supplied by Elon Musk's 'The Boring Company' (a mimicry of words that portrays it as something different.  As an engineering and scientific research firm, like The Boeing Company, to news media). On the English QWERTY keypad they seem "quite close".  E next to R .  We use this photo without permission.  It is …

The Contributions of LaGrange and Gauss to GEORG BERNHARD REIMANN

The Google Doodle on the 241st anniversary of Gauss' birth If we look at mathematics as a process in motion - like calculus itself - we can see the development from LaGrange's thinking and outcomes directly to Gauss.  It seems almost inevitable that a "Field Theory" would develop for electrostatics. Not so fast, you might …

#NationalAstronautDay

"Not one more. Not one more Star Voyager dies needlessly, because someone who knows says nothing." The Ride Report Fatalities In Space and at Burning Man 1986-2017, the basic numbers. In-flight fatalities at NASA: 14 On-Playa fatalities at Burning Man: ~ 11 In-flight fatalities launched from Russia: 0 1986: The year of the first Burning Man. …

“What would 王贞仪 老师 Wáng Zhēnyí Laoshí [王貞儀 老师] do?” (从不磕头!)

Professor Zhenyi Wang (English) did many things in her young life. She was 28 when she died.  The same age as Avicii, the Swedish Writer, DJ, and Artist.  She shared many characteristics of youth with Avicii.  One thing she never did.  She NEVER kowtow 'd  [从不磕头 從不磕頭] to her Laoshi on Twitter! Or in public! Even though, as a …

North Seattle College Rocketry Club learns “We do it , because its hard!”

North Seattle Rocketry Club "Destroying the second rocket was a powerful learning experience."  North Seattle Rocketry Club is one of only three Community College-based Rocketry Clubs competing!  They learned through both errors of leadership and technique in 2017 and plan to move forward - with your support - in 2018! From demoralization to doubling down. …

Gravitons Are The Quanta of Spacetime

A 25x25x2 Mpc* slice through a multi billion numerical simulation of cosmic structure formation. Brighter colors mark denser regions. [Courtesy N-Body Shop at UW-Seattle, Department of Astronomy.] By analogy, to appreciate quantized spacetime we can use WiFi.   WiFi is radiation found everywhere in our world and used for internet communication.  It is quantized at specific …

王贞仪 老师 Wáng Zhēnyí Laoshí 王貞儀 老师 – Our Logo

Wáng Zhēnyí Laoshí (age of 21 years) at the board erasing her lesson. "It's made to believe, Women are the same as Men; Are you not convinced, Daughters can also be Heroic?"  -  in a poem by Wang Zhenyi Who is  王贞仪 [ 王貞儀 ] Wang Zhenyi (1768-1797 C.E.)?  She was born into a middle class scholar …