Thermoeconomics

Thermoeconomics, also referred to as biophysical economics, is a school of heterodox economics that applies the laws of thermodynamics to economic theory.[1] The term “thermoeconomics” was coined in 1962 by American engineer Myron Tribus,[2][3][4]Thermoeconomics can be thought of as the statistical physics of economic value. Thermoeconomics is based on the proposition that the role of […]

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Freeman Dyson: Heretical Thoughts About Science and Society

Freeman Dyson with dry wit and self-effacing good humor explains that by heretical he means ideas that go against prevailing dogmas, and that in his self-appointed role as heretic, he is unimpressed by conventional wisdom. Hosted by Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future on November 1, 2005. Advertisements

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Proteomics

Proteomics is the large-scale study of proteins, particularly their structures and functions.[1][2] Proteins are vital parts of living organisms, as they are the main components of the physiological metabolic pathways of cells. The term proteomics was first coined in 1997[3] to make an analogy with genomics, the study of the genome. The word proteome is […]

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La escalabilidad del computo

Published on Aug 26, 2014 Hackerdashery #2 Inspired by the Complexity Zoo wiki: https://complexityzoo.uwaterloo.ca/Co… Scott Aaronson’s blog, Shtetl-Optimized:http://www.scottaaronson.com/blog/ —– Retro-fabulous, cabinet-sized computers: System/360: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IBM_Syst… photo: “360-91-panel”. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons –http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil… PDP-8: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PDP-8 photo: “PDP-8”. Licensed under Public domain via Wikimedia Commons –http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Fil… —– Protein folding illustration: “Protein folding schematic” by Tomixdf […]

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La historia de π (pi)

“π is wrong!” by Bob Palais appeared in The Mathematical Intelligencer Springer-Verlag New York Volume 23, Number 3, 2001, pp. 7-8. Bob Palais gratefully acknowledges Dr. Chandler Davis, for his encouragement and editorial input. (See also the Wikipedia entry on Dr. Davis.) The most amusing letter to the editor in response stated: “I agree with […]

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gravitational waves

Einstein’s gravitational waves found at last LIGO ‘hears’ space-time ripples produced by black-hole collision. Davide Castelvecchi  Alexandra Witze 11 February 2016 Physicists Detect Gravitational Waves, Proving Einstein Right Dennis Overbye OUT THERE FEB. 11, 2016 Conveyed by these gravitational waves, an energy 50 times greater than that of all the stars in the universe put […]

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tachyon

A tachyon /ˈtæki.ɒn/ or tachyonic particle is a hypothetical particle that always moves faster than light. The word comes from theGreek: ταχύ pronounced tachy /ˈtɑːxi/, meaning rapid. It was coined in 1967 by Gerald Feinberg.[1] The complementary particle types are called luxon (always moving at the speed of light) and bradyon (always moving slower than […]

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