New Ideas, Retired Subways, and Time Travel: Lux Recommends #207 By Sam Arbesman, PhD
Welcome to Lux Recommends #207, this week’s edition of what we at Lux are reading and thinking about (want to receive this by email?
Sign up here). Articles : “Using hyperprecise LiDAR data, a cartographer maps the river’s bends and channels over time with mesmerizing results.” — See the Mississippi River’s hidden history, uncovered by lasers Adam G : “A mathematician on how to get the mind into motion.” — The Myth and Magic of Generating New Ideas Sam : “The process of digging into hard questions makes the moment of discovery all the more satisfying.” — The Joy of Finding O ut Sam — Lux Recommends reader Greg Greenberg From leech collectors to knocker-ups, here are 16 weird jobs that no longer exist — Intestinal Stretch Tells Brain to Switch Off Appetite Adam G — Scientists Reverse Cognitive Deficits of Down Syndrome Mice Adam K : “Recent breakthroughs in scanning, image processing, and machine learning are helping researchers read historic documents once considered lost to time.” — From ashes to AI: How technology puts a new lens on ancient texts Deena : “A scientific paper today is inspired by more disciplines than ever before, shows a new analysis marking the journal’s 150th anniversary.” — Nature’s reach: narrow work has broad impact Sam — Photos of Retired Subway Cars Being Dumped Into the Atlantic Ocean Adam K — A real-life cyborg brain Adam G Books by Annalee Newitz: “a story of time travel, murder, and the lengths we’ll go to protect the ones we love.”— The Future of Another Timeline Sam by Frans G. Bengtsson: “The narrative is set in the late 10th century and follows the adventures of the Viking Röde Orm — called “Red” for his hair and his temper, a native of Scania” — friend of Lux Jeremy Glick The Long Ships Television : “The travails of a lone gunfighter in the outer reaches of the galaxy, far from the authority of the New Republic.” — The Mandalorian Adam G Videos Computer graphics simulation of baking bread, cookies, and pancakes — Adam K Animated globe shows a year worth of earthquakes by depth — Adam K Can you pick up a 40-ton truck with 2,000 drones? — Adam K Human Eiffel Tower — Adam K
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