Category Archives: Everyday Science

2017 Predictions: The Rise of the Robots

“The Three Laws of Robotics:1: A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm;2: A robot must obey the orders given it by human beings except where such orders would … Continue reading

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Bunny and Duck Love

How strange that Nature does not knock, and yet does not intrude! ~ Emily Dickinson Suzy and I were on our morning walk and were surprised during the one mile travail to find two bunnies running about. We live near … Continue reading

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Bothell Crows

We learned to be patient observers like the owl. We learned cleverness from the crow, and courage from the jay, who will attack an owl ten times its size to drive it off its territory. But above all of them … Continue reading

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The Hidden World of Geocaching

“We never seek things for themselves — what we seek is the very seeking of things.” -Blaise Pascal My grandson and I created a little park in the empty lot next to our house. The lot was a water retention … Continue reading

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Trickle Up Economics

hgus ~ It’s not about the economy, stupid Companies are so efficient at maximizing shareholder value and profits that if we mandated 30 days vacation, we would increase the demand for labor by more than 10%. This would wipe out … Continue reading

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In Search of Star-Studded Skies

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.” ~ Helen Keller The Architizer starts this very interesting conversation: “Cities have got a lot of … Continue reading

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It’s new computer time for Casa du Glassa

“A computer once beat me at chess, but it was no match for me at kick boxing.” ~ Emo Philips Suzy and I decided to replace our twin Dell desktop computers from 2007. I like and buy from Dell because: … Continue reading

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