Science is based on doubt. One of its greatest strengths is self-checking assumptions. It is never one hundred percent correct. Woe to those who blindly follow it as a religion. In the last posting, I briefly described what the Standard Model explains, and what it doesn’t. Now a recently discovered problem with the model may open the door to new discoveries and a better model. … Continue reading Is the Standard Model Wrong?
On Friday, April 20, 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued tentative guidelines for food and cosmetic companies interested in using nanoparticles. “This is an emerging, evolving technology and we’re trying to get ahead of the curb to ensure the ingredients and substances are safe.” — Dennis Keefe, director of FDA’s Office of Food Additive Safety The FDA is “an agency within the … Continue reading FDA Proposes Rules for Nanoparticles
I thought by now we would have flying cars, jet backpacks, and servant robots. This is almost 2012. I mean, come on. Futurists of the 1950s and 60s painted the new millennium as a place where mindless toil would be a thing of the past, a pristine environment where we’re all smiling and physically fit. Is that true? We’re not living in a utopia now. … Continue reading Where Are All the Flying Cars?