Category Archives: Science

Cure for common cold and other viruses

Congratulations to Todd Rider and Lincoln lab researchers at MIT for finding a broad spectrum cure for viruses. This is possibly a great advance in medicine. There are a couple questions I wonder about, but if this works it will save many lives.

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Practical invention

Wouldn’t it be great to have small AC enclosures beds or small single refrigerator like beds for hot weather places? It would cost much less energy to keep them cool instead of cooling an entire room or house. Thus they will be eco-friendly. The single beds can have triple paned clear plexiglass filled with argon for the top of the enclosure and regular high density foam insulation in the bottom. It could come in large egg like shape or cuboid … Continue reading

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Micro blood-pumps, pressure & flow sensors

I envision a future life saving and prolonging system created by implanting several micro pressure & flow sensors that can sense when blood circulation is being impaired locally and alerts the person to check with a doctor for blockages etc. This could wake a person up if the flow gets severely blocked and save lives of persons with heart disease. A second system will be creating very small light pumps that tie in with the pressure sensors (best would be … Continue reading

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The So-called “Hard Problem”

The so-called “hard problem” is the problem of consciousness.  I call it the so-called problem because it is not a real problem at all. Easy problems are easy because all that is required for their solution is to specify a mechanism that can perform the function. There are two assumptions that create the problem: First assumption is that a human being’s consciousness and self-awareness is somehow magical or special. Second is that an object (real or imagined) leading to experience … Continue reading

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