Cliodynamics – Numbers that predict revolutions

Interesting article in NEW SCIENTIST looking at Cliodynamics – mathematical modelling of social events that looks for patterns from which to make predictions of the future. Reminds me of the  section in the film Choice Point that talks about understanding patterns             Advertisements

The Heart Has Its Own “Brain” and Consciousness Heart Fields Many believe that conscious awareness originates in the brain alone. Recent scientific research suggests that consciousness actually emerges from the brain and body acting together. A growing body of evidence suggests that the heart plays a particularly significant role in this process. Far more than a simple pump, as was once believed, […]

It’s time for science to move on from materialism!

Interesting article in the Guardian over the weekend:, Saturday 28 January 2012 12.00 GM Werner Heisenberg, one of the founding fathers of quantum physics, once observed that history could be divided into periods according to what people of the time made of matter. In his book Physics and Philosophy, published in the early 60s, he […]

Higgs boson may have been glimpsed The Higgs Boson is a hypothetical massive elementary particle that is predicted to exist by the Standard Model (SM) of particle physics. Its existence is postulated as a means of resolving inconsistencies in the Standard Model. Experiments attempting to find the particle are currently being performed using the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) at CERN, […]

Daniel Kraft: medicine’s future? There’s an app for that

I have just been watching an amazing TED talk on the Kurzweil website Daniel Kraft highlights some of the absolutely amazing technology trends in medicine and personal healthcare. How close are we coming to being able to take control of our lives via these amazing technologies rather than relying on someone or something external […]