Science and Technology

My first paper using multifractal mathematical techniques.

Here is a sample paper showing some of my work in analyzing heavy-tailed distributions, with iterated function systems, and a chaos game representation. In mathematics, the term chaos game originally referred to a method of creating a fractal, using a polygon and an initial point selected at random inside it. I have published several papers […]

There is a strong connection between space weather and fluctuations in technological systems. Some studies also suggest a statistical connection between space weather and subsequent fluctuations in the physiology of living creatures. This connection, however, has remained controversial and difficult to demonstrate. Here we present support for a response of human physiology to forcing from […]

We explore bursty multiscale energy dissipation from earthquakes flanked by latitudes 29° S and 35.5° S, and longitudes 69.501° W and 73.944° W (in the Chilean central zone). Our work compares the predictions of a theory of nonequilibrium phase transitions with nonstandard statistical signatures of earthquake complex scaling behaviors. For temporal scales less than 84 hours, time development of […]

It is of course important to tell the truth and scientists are reputed to be truth-tellers. However, Steven Hawking let fly with an incredible series of statements seriously undermines the credibility of scientists. That is a shame. In this video, Stephen Hawking claims that U.S. President Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Accord could […]

Goodbye DDT, hello bednets, zika, malaria, dengue, yellow fever. More coming in a later post….

Thirty years ago, on January 28, 1986, the Space Shuttle Challenger shattered out of existence. Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, the most famous member of the panel assigned to study the disaster, argued that the estimates of reliability offered by NASA management were wildly unrealistic, differing as much as a thousand times from the estimates […]

SC Flooding

by james on October 10, 2015

in Education, Science and Technology

                    Congaree River during the record flood of 1908, when the river crested at 40 ft…about 9 ft. higher than the current flood event (31 ft).  For comparison, the worst SC floods on record occurred in 1903, 1908, 1940, 1945, and 1990.         […]

Nobel Prize winner Ivar Giaever nails it on manmade global warming.

“Hello, Pluto, we’ve made it here.” Its taken a while, but finally we have a real Pluto flyby. NASA’s New Horizons probe flew by Pluto this morning (July 14), capturing history’s first up-close looks at the little rock that couldn’t (Pluto was declared no planet a short while ago, but might make a comeback after today). […]