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Posted: Aug 22, 2014 - 9:42am

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as i understand it (or from what i've read in the past) the vast majority of raw climate data/info is not digitized and/or available to share (as easily as it could/should be)

i think if frank or any scientist want more cred that they need to open up/digitized the raw data and the entire process

any project, especially if it is funded by the political process, should be completely and totally open and transparent

i'm thinking a project to share what is there and to digitize (and give) access to the remainder would be great (and not that difficult)

instead of trotting out conclusions show everyone the data and exactly how you got there (via your process, modeling, etc.)

make all of the info/data public (available to everyone)

i would open it all up (a form of crowd sourcing) and let's see where it goes

in science (and life) the process is always more important than the result

An enormous amount of data is already available to the public (and especially to any serious budding climate researchers).

So, by all means go nuts, re-analyze it (there's enough to learn about/keep you busy for quite a while), and report back with your findings...

PS: Also reminds me a lot of interactions with creationists who demanded to see tree ring archive data (while likely being clueless on how to interpret/correlate/handle them). If they didn't get access (to restricted/preserved/perishable material), evolution couldn't possibly be true and a secular cover-up/conspiracy must be responsible. Same tactics. Same rejection of solid science for ideological purposes (and politicizing the process of science as the article points out).
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Posted: Aug 22, 2014 - 5:02am

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Welcome to the Age of Denial - Adam Frank/NYTimes.com

(...) This is not a world the scientists I trained with would recognize. Many of them served on the Manhattan Project. Afterward, they helped create the technologies that drove America’s postwar prosperity. In that era of the mid-20th century, politicians were expected to support science financially but otherwise leave it alone. The disaster of Lysenkoism, in which Communist ideology distorted scientific truth and all but destroyed Russian biological science, was still a fresh memory.

The triumph of Western science led most of my professors to believe that progress was inevitable. While the bargain between science and political culture was at times challenged — the nuclear power debate of the 1970s, for example — the battles were fought using scientific evidence. Manufacturing doubt remained firmly off-limits.

Today, however, it is politically effective, and socially acceptable, to deny scientific fact. Narrowly defined, “creationism” was a minor current in American thinking for much of the 20th century. But in the years since I was a student, a well-funded effort has skillfully rebranded that ideology as “creation science” and pushed it into classrooms across the country. Though transparently unscientific, denying evolution has become a litmus test for some conservative politicians, even at the highest levels.

Meanwhile, climate deniers, taking pages from the creationists’ PR playbook, have manufactured doubt about fundamental issues in climate science that were decided scientifically decades ago. And anti-vaccine campaigners brandish a few long-discredited studies to make unproven claims about links between autism and vaccination.

The list goes on. North Carolina has banned state planners from using climate data in their projections of future sea levels. So many Oregon parents have refused vaccination that the state is revising its school entry policies. And all of this is happening in a culture that is less engaged with science and technology as intellectual pursuits than at any point I can remember.

Thus, even as our day-to-day experiences have become dependent on technological progress, many of our leaders have abandoned the postwar bargain in favor of what the scientist Michael Mann calls the “scientization of politics.” (...)

 

as i understand it (or from what i've read in the past) the vast majority of raw climate data/info is not digitized and/or available to share (as easily as it could/should be)

i think if frank or any scientist want more cred that they need to open up/digitized the raw data and the entire process

any project, especially if it is funded by the political process, should be completely and totally open and transparent

i'm thinking a project to share what is there and to digitize (and give) access to the remainder would be great (and not that difficult)

instead of trotting out conclusions show everyone the data and exactly how you got there (via your process, modeling, etc.)

make all of the info/data public (available to everyone)

i would open it all up (a form of crowd sourcing) and let's see where it goes

in science (and life) the process is always more important than the result

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Posted: Aug 21, 2014 - 12:30pm

Welcome to the Age of Denial - Adam Frank/NYTimes.com

(...) This is not a world the scientists I trained with would recognize. Many of them served on the Manhattan Project. Afterward, they helped create the technologies that drove America’s postwar prosperity. In that era of the mid-20th century, politicians were expected to support science financially but otherwise leave it alone. The disaster of Lysenkoism, in which Communist ideology distorted scientific truth and all but destroyed Russian biological science, was still a fresh memory.

The triumph of Western science led most of my professors to believe that progress was inevitable. While the bargain between science and political culture was at times challenged — the nuclear power debate of the 1970s, for example — the battles were fought using scientific evidence. Manufacturing doubt remained firmly off-limits.

Today, however, it is politically effective, and socially acceptable, to deny scientific fact. Narrowly defined, “creationism” was a minor current in American thinking for much of the 20th century. But in the years since I was a student, a well-funded effort has skillfully rebranded that ideology as “creation science” and pushed it into classrooms across the country. Though transparently unscientific, denying evolution has become a litmus test for some conservative politicians, even at the highest levels.

Meanwhile, climate deniers, taking pages from the creationists’ PR playbook, have manufactured doubt about fundamental issues in climate science that were decided scientifically decades ago. And anti-vaccine campaigners brandish a few long-discredited studies to make unproven claims about links between autism and vaccination.

The list goes on. North Carolina has banned state planners from using climate data in their projections of future sea levels. So many Oregon parents have refused vaccination that the state is revising its school entry policies. And all of this is happening in a culture that is less engaged with science and technology as intellectual pursuits than at any point I can remember.

Thus, even as our day-to-day experiences have become dependent on technological progress, many of our leaders have abandoned the postwar bargain in favor of what the scientist Michael Mann calls the “scientization of politics.” (...)


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Posted: Aug 20, 2014 - 8:29pm

The 10,000 Hour Rule Is Not Real
The biggest meta-analysis of research to date indicates that practice does not make perfect

The 10,000 hour rule—first proposed by a Swedish psychologist and later made famous in Malcolm Gladwell's Outliersstates that exceptional expertise requires at least 10,000 hours of practice. The best of the best (the Beatles, Bill Gates) all amassed more than 10,000 hours of practice before rising to the top, Gladwell argued. So greatness is within virtually any person's grasp, so long as they can put in the time to master their skill of choice.

A new meta-analysis, however, indicates that the 10,000 hour rule simply does not exist. As Brain's Idea reports, authors of the new study undertook the largest literature survey on this subject to date, compiling the results of 88 scientific articles representing data from some 11,000 research participants. Practice, they found, on average explains just 12 percent of skill mastery and subsequent success. "In other words the 10,000-Hour rule is nonsense," Brain's Idea writes. "Stop believing in it. Sure, practice is important. But other factors (age? intelligence? talent?) appear to play a bigger role." (...)


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Posted: Aug 19, 2014 - 10:54pm

Life in space? Sea plankton discovered attached to ISS outer hull — RT News

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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 11:11am


Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera on 3 August from a distance of 285 km. The image resolution is 5.3 metres/pixel.

Stunning close up detail focusing on a smooth region on the ‘base’ of the ‘body’ section of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. The image was taken by Rosetta’s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera and downloaded today, 6 August. The image clearly shows a range of features, including boulders, craters and steep cliffs. The image was taken from a distance of 130 km and the image resolution is 2.4 metres per pixel.


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Posted: Aug 6, 2014 - 7:41am

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Posted: Aug 5, 2014 - 6:48pm

Rosetta Spacecraft Set for Unprecedented Close Study of a Comet - NYTimes.com

After 10 years and four billion miles, the European Space Agency’s Rosetta spacecraft will arrive at its destination on Wednesday for the first extended, close examination of a comet.

The last in a series of 10 thruster firings over the past few months will slow Rosetta to the pace of a person walking, about two miles per hour relative to the speed of its target, Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko, at a distance of about 60 miles.

Photographs have already revealed a surprisingly irregular shape for the 2.5-mile-wide comet, possibly an amalgamation of two icy bodies or a result of uneven weathering during previous flybys. From a distance, the blurry blob initially looked somewhat like a rubber duck. As the details came into the focus, it now more resembles a knob of ginger flying through space. (...)


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Posted: Aug 1, 2014 - 11:43am

Nasa validates 'impossible' space drive
Nasa is a major player in space science, so when a team from the agency this week presents evidence that "impossible" microwave thrusters seem to work, something strange is definitely going on. Either the results are completely wrong, or Nasa has confirmed a major breakthrough in space propulsion.

British scientist Roger Shawyer has been trying to interest people in his EmDrive for some years through his company SPR Ltd. Shawyer claims the EmDrive converts electric power into thrust, without the need for any propellant by bouncing microwaves around in a closed container. He has built a number of demonstration systems, but critics reject his relativity-based theory and insist that, according to the law of conservation of momentum, it cannot work.

According to good scientific practice, an independent third party needed to replicate Shawyer's results. As Wired.co.uk reported, this happened last year when a Chinese team built its own EmDrive and confirmed that it produced 720 mN (about 72 grams) of thrust, enough for a practical satellite thruster. Such a thruster could be powered by solar electricity, eliminating the need for the supply of propellant that occupies up to half the launch mass of many satellites. The Chinese work attracted little attention; it seems that nobody in the West believed in it.

However, a US scientist, Guido Fetta, has built his own propellant-less microwave thruster, and managed to persuade Nasa to test it out. The test results were presented on July 30 at the 50th Joint Propulsion Conference in Cleveland, Ohio. Astonishingly enough, they are positive. (...)


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Posted: Jul 31, 2014 - 11:56am

This thumbdrive hacks computers. “BadUSB” exploit makes devices turn “evil” | Ars Technica
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Posted: Jul 29, 2014 - 3:48pm

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(...) But there is hope, according to the authors...if we act.
 
Where's the money (and fun) in that (aside from Hollywood)? {#Wink}
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Posted: Jul 29, 2014 - 3:30pm

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The popular magazine Scientific American, noted for its extreme sensationalism  {#Biggrin}, offers a ray of optimism in forestalling or minimizing the ongoing Anthropecine Disfaunation.  I find little joy in their clinical term for how we are devastating biodiversity as we foul our only nest.  But there is hope, according to the authors...if we act.

 
Isn't Scientific American an endangered species? {#Devil_pimp}
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Posted: Jul 29, 2014 - 3:23pm

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Posted: Jul 29, 2014 - 3:19pm

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The popular magazine Scientific American, noted for its extreme sensationalism  {#Biggrin}, offers a ray of optimism in forestalling or minimizing the ongoing Anthropecine Disfaunation.  I find little joy in their clinical term for how we are devastating biodiversity as we foul our only nest.  But there is hope, according to the authors...if we act.

 
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Posted: Jul 29, 2014 - 2:38pm

The popular magazine Scientific American, noted for its extreme sensationalism  {#Biggrin}, offers a ray of optimism in forestalling or minimizing the ongoing Anthropecine Disfaunation.  I find little joy in their clinical term for how we are devastating biodiversity as we foul our only nest.  But there is hope, according to the authors...if we act.


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Posted: Jul 29, 2014 - 1:11pm

Tasmania was attached to North America 1.4 billion years ago
A study of prehistoric minerals has revealed Tasmania’s geographical origins.

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Posted: Jul 28, 2014 - 9:55am

Monkeys use researchers 'as human shields' to avoid leopards and big cats in the wild

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