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Tech Tuesday

This is why I love science. As much as I love the new tech, and interesting designs, and fun bits of analysis, in the end, it’s the potential of that bleeding edge to upend everything we think we know.

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Ordinary World: Throwback Thursday

Over ten years, Ordinary Times has over 15K posts. Here are a few that you should check out, and are interesting today in hindsight.

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Tech Tuesday 1/29/19 – Cool Sounds Edition

Overall, I support using drones and robots for aircraft inspections, as long as the software that is evaluating the sensor feed is more capable than a person at spotting an issue. I’ve done these kinds of inspections, on hovercraft and airliners, and it can be mind numbing.

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How Artificial Wombs Could Transform the Abortion Debate

The debate surrounding the definition of personhood isn’t new, but it also hasn’t proven to be very consequential in terms of its impact on the modern abortion debate. The introduction of artificial wombs could change all of that

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Thursday Throughput

One thing that annoys me is people conflating the far side of the moon with the “dark side”. These are not the same thing.

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Tech Tuesday – 12/18/18

On a personal note, we spent the weekend in Flagstaff, and Bug got to see Mars through a 16″ telescope, and he got to see the Orion Nebula through the Clark Telescope, which showed him 8 baby stars and the glowing green gas of the nebula. Totally worth staying up late and standing in line in the cold.

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Thursday Throughput

Does men’s dominance of Scrabble prove there’s no sexism in science? Eh, not quite.

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Tech Tuesday for 12/4

Oscar Gordon brings this weeks Tech Tuesday with stories about Mars still being far from a routine trip, ISS is almost old enough to drink, the pinwheel of death, fun with hydrogen, cancer killing viruses, the fossil record, and more.

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Tech Tuesday for 11/20

Tech Tuesday from our friend Oscar Gordon, bringing Ordinary Times all the latest in science, technology, innovation, and design.

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Thursday Throughput

No, a quarter of millennials are not experiencing PTSD because of the election. A few months after the election, college students were still a bit stressed by it. Which makes them like everyone else.