Category Archives: Random

Why Wings Don’t Fall Off Planes

This quick post is a reminder for those of us who get nervous during flight turbulence, and when we look out of the plane window at the wing bending up and down: it is designed to tolerate this level of … Continue reading

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My Next Public Appearance

Not being Elon Musk or Ray Kurzweil, I still have the chance to give public talks from time to time.  I recently came back from my vacation in Japan where I managed to, in addition to relaxing, give three talks … Continue reading

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Forced Happiness Technology

Only in Japan…the Happiness Counter was developed at the University of Tokyo after it was shown that smiling contributes to mental well-being. The Happiness Counter uses AI-based facial recognition to make smiling a part of daily life…by requiring you to … Continue reading

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Deformation of Ocean Ship During Storm

We are all used to seeing the wings of a plane moving up and down during a flight. This short video presents an idea as to what could happen to a 100,000-ton ship during severe storms. Pretty scary and fascinating … Continue reading

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On Minor Enhancements in the Quality of Our Lives

This is a minor thing but nice to have.  Notice on the right side of the sign below, it shows not only the direction but also the distance.  This actually plays a significant role if you’re traveling around a place … Continue reading

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Redefining the Word “Tight”

While on my trip to Japan, I found an article that clearly offers a new definition of the word “tight.”  If you feel that space on a plane or bus is too tight, think of this situation and be happy: … Continue reading

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What Published Paper Has the Largest Number of Co-Authors?

Probably, this one: Why am I saying it has the largest number of co-authors?  Because it is not often that we can see a paper with 5,154 authors representing 344 different organizations! I guess, this is what it takes to … Continue reading

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