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More Bee Zen: Work Around the Bee Yard

By Gary F. Bengier | July 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to work around the bee yard. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.

More Bee Zen: Harvest More Honey Part 2

By Gary F. Bengier | July 19, 2020 | 3 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to harvest more honey. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.

Chasing Eclipses

By Gary F. Bengier | July 18, 2020 | 1 Comment

“It’s an interesting vacation algorithm.” A fellow eclipse chaser uttered that line as we stood still breathless after watching our first total solar eclipse in 2005. He went on to explain. With our astronomical mastery of celestial mechanics, we can calculate the occurrence of every eclipse as far into the future as we wish. They… Read More »Chasing Eclipses

More Bee Zen: Harvest More Honey Part 1

By Gary F. Bengier | July 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to harvest more honey. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.

Building a Utopian (or Dystopian) Future

By Gary F. Bengier | July 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

“So that’s the Combat Dome? It’s bigger than I expected. I didn’t realize there were all these surrounding domes attached to it.” “It’s called that by the mainstream net media, but not by those of us who live here. We call it the Community Dome, or just the Dome.” . . . That excerpt from… Read More »Building a Utopian (or Dystopian) Future

More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 4

By Gary F. Bengier | July 5, 2020 | 2 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to learn some techniques to help bees deal with natural threats. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.

Future Credit$-How Many EACH?

By Gary F. Bengier | July 4, 2020 | 1 Comment

Not many years ago, Bill Gates had $50 billion in his pocket to claim world’s richest man status. This week, Jeff Bezos was reported to have ADDED $56 billion this year (now at $172 billion) to hold that spot. That’s a lot EACH. For a few years, I’ve been thinking about the longer-term trajectory of… Read More »Future Credit$-How Many EACH?

More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 3

By Gary F. Bengier | June 28, 2020 | 2 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to learn some techniques to help bees deal with natural threats. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.

Can We Make Robots Think?

By Gary F. Bengier | June 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

A common trope of science fiction is that soon we shall find robots walking around, acting nearly indistinguishable from us. How likely is that? Will it happen soon? Will it happen ever? The Barrier to Meaning Just over 1 ½ years ago I was at the Santa Fe Institute for a workshop on the topic… Read More »Can We Make Robots Think?

More Bee Zen: Helping Bees Deal With Natural Threats Part 2

By Gary F. Bengier | June 21, 2020 | 2 Comments

And now, let’s all take a deep breath, and try to relax. It’s time for a quick trip to the apiary, and this time, to learn some techniques to help bees deal with natural threats. Here are a few moments to spend with the bees.