Friday, June 07, 2013

Friday froth

6 Baffling Discoveries That Science Can’t Explain

Healthy tips for surviving our chemicalized world

Fixing the climate.

Learning a new language is good for your brain.

Monsanto's unapproved wheat found in Oregon is affecting the export of wheat to those countries who have said no to GMOs.  Too late.... so the farmers are suing Monsanto.

One girl in a village.

Everything you ever wanted to know about ticks.

19-Year-Old Develops Ocean Cleanup Array That Could Remove 7,250,000 Tons Of Plastic From Oceans

Roman Seawater Concrete Holds the Secret to Cutting Carbon Emissions

High Fructose Corn Syrup is addictive....


Steve Bates said...

The Antikythera mechanism is indeed a marvel, but it is so well understood that one can hardly call it "baffling." At least one replica has been built, and one computer model programmed to simulate its working. Read the wiki about it.

ellroon said...

Thanks, I've posted on the Antikythera mechanism several times and am still baffled and impressed by it. If we took a person from ancient Greece and stuck him into the present day, I'm certain we would not be able to tell the difference in brain power. Can you imagine what it took to devise that let alone make it during that time?

Steve Bates said...

Read the book The Archimedes Palimpsest, about the most recently discovered of Archimedes' manuscripts, and you'll understand that some ancient Greeks could do almost literally anything. I do agree that in terms of the time it was made, the Antikythera device was pretty amazing.

ellroon said...

The stuff you read, Steve! I bet your local library views you as an exciting challenge!