The return of the US Aerospace industry
Simulating a biological neuron requires an entire 5-8 layer neural network (1000 artificial neurons per neuron)
ARM China goes rogue and becomes its own company
Tesla's new AI chips
When Elizabeth Holmes tries to hire you
When we observe something that has changed in someone that is ill, we quickly assume that those changes are bad. This is in general a good heuristic. But sometimes those changes can be a protective response (as with moderate inflammation). Could this be true of something like Amyloid-beta, the target of the ineffective and yet FDA-approved Aducanumab? Out of curiosity I searched for evidence that Abeta could be protective, and sure enough there are people that believe that.
Diapers.com owner plans to build a city that runs on a land value tax
Michael Nielsen asks Twitter for obscure book recommendations
Tyler Cowen: talent curator extraordinnaire
The US has been getting fatter for over a century, it's not just something that began in the 80s
Chef studies various kinds of pasta to create the ultimate shape: cascatelli
Eating a few teaspoons of regular (non-Ceylon) cinnamon a day may cause liver damage, a compound it contains, coumarin, is banned by the FDA as an additive. Ceylon cinnamon is fine.
By the time the Manhattan Project needed uranium, the general manager of the Union Miner du haut Katanga already knew that uranium would be useful so he already had half of Africa's production of uranium shipped in secret to New York, where it sat in a warehouse until he was asked to deliver it. "You can have the ore now. It is in New York, a thousand tons of it. I was waiting for your visit."
Think Tank Life: A guide
US Congress asked the Office of Management and Budget (an office within the Executive Office of the President) to set up a Research Policy Board to see if administrative burden was slowing down science. But they just didn't do it (ht/ Caleb Watney). But wait! There's more.
Devon Zuegel on Próspera
Milan Cvitkovic on IRBs
Inertial Confinement Fusion, a thread
China's thinking about kilometer-long spacecraft
New Foresight Institute talk with Michael Levin
I ask GPT-3 to solve aging
Ben Reinhardt is compiling a list of ongoing arguments in innovation/tech/science (progress studies?)
Michael Shellenberger on mistakes in drug policy
Financial Crises: a review. Can we see them coming?