COVID-19

COVID-19 Update 1 – A Strong Case For Wearing Masks

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The Case For Wearing Masks We’re hearing conflicting messages about the importance of wearing masks as a tool to help flatten the curve of the COVID-19 pandemic. Historical precedent and scientific evidence both support the value of wearing masks to reduce the spread of airborne and droplet diseases. While many governments and leaders have resorted […]

COVID-19

COVID-19 Information and Resources

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Background In November 2019, a new virus (now called the SARS-CoV-2 or COVID-19 virus) began circulating in or near Wuhan, China. The virus causes the COVID-19 disease. The disease has since spread to multiple countries globally and has been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization. As we deal with this new threat, it […]

Leadership

An Open Response to Johanna Miller’s Column: ‘Sorry, Crackpots’

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On February 1, 2019, Johanna L. Miller, an editor of Physics Today, published an article entitled “Sorry, Crackpots: A Physics Today editor explains why we’re never going to publish your cockamamie theories”. As an independent researcher, one Ms. Miller would improperly label as a crackpot, I believe that her position dangerously stifles scientific advancement and […]

Physics

Einstein Vs. Newton: The Rematch (Poster Presentation)

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In February 2019, I had an opportunity to share my work as a poster presentation at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The presentation is entitled: The classical mechanics–based theory of Modern Mechanics mathematically matches or exceeds the quantitative performance of Special Relativity; which I shorten as, Einstein vs. Newton: The Rematch. I am honored that […]

Unleash Your Curiousity

Unleash Your Curiosity: A straight line is a straight line, unless Einstein calls it a circle

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While many readers find my direct challenge to Einstein’s theory of relativity insightful, others quickly reject (often without examination) ideas that contradict one of their most deeply–heald convictions. Fortunately, I believe that scientists are innately curious and will examine any idea that piques his or her interest. This series is designed to do exactly that: it’s designed […]

Unleash Your Curiousity

Unleash Your Curiousity: An average is an average, unless Einstein calls it something else

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In past series, I’ve directly challenged Einstein’s theory of relativity, which many have found insightful. Unsurprisingly, others reject a direct challenge to one of their most deeply–held beliefs. This leads to the question: Is it possible for someone with such a deeply–held belief to be receptive to ideas that directly challenges their belief. Fortunately, the […]

Ethics

Ethical AI requires Ethical Business Practices

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Earlier this week, I attended an Ethics in AI (Artificial Intelligence) discussion with a group of social advocacy and technology enthusiasts. This post was originally intended to summarize issues the technology industry must overcome as it embraces and deploys services and products built using AI. However, Ethical AI cannot be adequately addressed if we don’t […]