Knocked My Socks Off.

Internet blogs, TV news, email blasts, and myriad other media—who has time? But every once in a while an idea pops out of the electronic fog, grabs you, and knocks your socks off. The people here at Cognigen find these ideas everywhere. So we started a blog to share cool ideas. Read it. Be amazed. Make comments. And send us ideas that knocked your socks off.

January 24, 2011

So, how cold was it?

Snow in Alabama, a blizzard in Boston, the AFC championship game played at a wind chill of 5 degrees. . .Yep, it’s cold outside.

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January 5, 2011

A short tour of the universe.

In this animation, every satellite, moon, planet, star, and galaxy is represented to scale and in the correct, measured location according the best scientific research to-date.

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December 15, 2010

Impressions of Monet.

I never realized how many shades of red there are until I saw Red Chrysanthemums at the Monet exhibit in Paris.

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November 22, 2010

Learning to be an architect of ideas.

Interviews with writers are a source of insight and inspiration for my work in the Pharma of the Future™ project.

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September 15, 2010

Model hurricanes.

Although some meteorological modelers may disagree, it seems to me that models predicting development and movement of hurricanes are getting more and more accurate.

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September 8, 2010

What if the constants we take for granted are not really constant?

If the universal constant alpha were a mere 4% bigger or smaller than it is, our carbon-based life would not exist. But is this constant really constant?

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August 24, 2010

Kinda like standing in front of a development team, huh?

There is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.

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August 10, 2010

Shanghai: A Cacophony of People (Update)

China has been described as a threatening competitor, a waking giant, a polluting behemoth, and a producer of cheap and unreliable goods. To me, China is a reflection of New York City at the beginning of the 20th Century.

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July 26, 2010

Robots

It’s time to dust off your copy of I, Robot by Isaac Asimov.

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July 13, 2010

World (Cup) Cultures

In spite of the many differences among world cultures, there are at least two similarities.

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