“There’s actually no such thing as big science; we should really be calling it big engineering” - The Big Problem With “Big Science” Ventures—Like the Human Brain ProjectThis piece articulates what many have said of ‘computer-based’ drug trials, and ‘connectomics’ simulating complexity of nervous systems such as the brain from the “bottom-up”. It’s “premature at best, and fundamentally flawed at
For any alternative fuel in transport, the key question is: what about infrastructure? As in, how much does infrastructure cost, what are the environmental effects, and who is actually going to pay...
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“People wait all week for Friday, all year for summer, all life for happiness.” In An Introduction to Positive Psychology, Dr. William Compton describes positive psychology as seeking “to make normal life more fulfilling.” It utilizes the scientific method (hypothesis, prediction, study, research, a...The post 10 Positive Psychology Studies to Change Your View of Happiness appeared first on .
As children we have all been to the doctor, visited the dentist, perhaps even sat in the cockpit of a plane. Anyone ever sit in front of a cryo-electron microscope, play with the dials on a mass spectrometer, or manipulate the genetic code? Most of us probably did not have that opportunity. I surely did […]
Robert Belot, Chapter 15 of Sciences in the Universities of Europe, Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries ― The Political and Cultural Revolution of the CNRS: An Attempt at the Systematic Organisation of Research in Opposition to “the Academic Spirit” (full text from Springer).
The CNRS is the largest fundamental science agency in Europe. This chapter gives a historical view of relations between science and industry, with interesting things to say on