Arts & Culture, New in Ceasefire, Science - Friday, July 6, 2012 0:01 - 1 Comment
On Wednesday, CERN physicists announced they may have discovered the Higgs boson, known as the elusive "God particle," launching feverish speculation about possibilities such as time travel. Not so fast, says Sebastian Meznaric.
New in Ceasefire, Science - Thursday, April 21, 2011 0:00 - 2 CommentsLast month, a California-based research team announced a major breakthrough in quantum computing. Theoretical physicist Sebastian Meznaric explains the huge ramifications of these developments, including possibly the end of privacy as we know it.
New in Ceasefire, Science - Sunday, March 13, 2011 0:00 - 0 CommentsLast week, traditionalists were saddened to see a computer beat two human champions at Jeopardy. In this month's science and technology column, Sebastian Meznaric takes a look at what this breakthrough in Artificial Intelligence beckons, and whether machines can ever be truly intelligent.
Books, New in Ceasefire, Science - Sunday, October 17, 2010 22:18 - 5 CommentsIs the mainstream media biased? Do you find its bias to be always against your own opinions and views? Is this a coincidence? In this Month's science column. Sebastian Meznaric takes a look at a recent book, 'True enough' by Farhad Majoo, that aims to uncover how humans interpret and detect bias in the information they receive, with surprising results.
Features, Science - Thursday, September 9, 2010 19:02 - 12 CommentsIn this week's Science & Technology update, Omayr Ghani looks into the future of train travel. In particular, he considers the quasi-futuristic technological advances currently being pioneered in China. As the article shows, we could be entering an age of 'space travel' on earth and, as Ghani argues, the sooner we do the better it would be for us, and for the planet.
Arts & Culture, Books, Features, Science - Friday, August 20, 2010 23:35 - 2 CommentsWhat is reality? Is the universe, ultimately, no more than bits of information? Physics, and Quantum Theory in particular, have grappled with the fundamental structure of nature's basic building blocks for decades, but the answers remain elusive. Quantum physicist and Ceasefire columnist Sebastian Meznaric takes a look at a new book on the topic and finds it full of intriguing and original insights.
Ideas, Science - Thursday, March 18, 2010 4:28 - 4 CommentsBy Sebastian Meznaric The recent scientific crisis around climate research data leaks has greatly damaged the credibility and respect usually accorded the scientific community. The collected global temperature data was the subject of statistical analysis where the scientists in question used a “trick” to conceal certain decreases in the temperatures measured. The “trick” apparently went […]
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