What is calculus used for?

Dr. Jeffrey J. Heys, an assistant professor of chemical engineering at Montana State University, explains the use of calculus in our daily lives. This talk describes the motivation for developing mathematical models, including models that are developed to avoid ethically difficult experiments.

Dr. Rupert Sheldrake talks about ‘Scientific Delusion’

A very thought provoking talk by Dr. Rupert Sheldrake. He differentiates between “Science as a methodology based on observation” from the “Science: as a belief system” that has spread to the entire world. Here are the ten core beliefs that most scientists take for granted. Everything is essentially mechanical. Dogs, for example, are complex mechanisms, rather than living organisms with goals of their own. Even people are machines, ‘lumbering robots’,…

All your devices can be hacked

Avi Rubin explains how hackers are compromising cars, smartphones and medical devices, and warns us about the dangers of an increasingly hack-able world. It is definitely important to know how to secure them. One of the best ways to do that is by learning to program correctly and thus reducing the holes we may create in our future inventions!