ALTERNATE FUTURES | Gernsback and the Brief, Bizarre History of Weather Modification
The cloud seeding origin story dates back to 1946 in a General Electric lab with Vincent Schaefer and Irving Langmuir, who were studying particle filtration, precipitation static, and the problem of deicing planes. Much of their research took place in ...
Apparently Everyone Now Agrees Science Is Badly Broken
BrokenScience Jason KeislingMy "Broken Science" cover article in Reason now has a lot of company. In that article I noted that "there is no one single cause for the increase in nonreproducible findings in so many fields. One key problem is that the ...
Faye Flam: Yes, science is fallible. Here's how to tell what to believe.
Dallas Morning News
Let's just start in the early 1950s, when the Nobel prize winning chemist Irving Langmuir laid out a set of warning signs about identifying scientific ideas that might not conform to reality. He gave a handful of examples of what he called pathological ...
How GE Exorcised the Ghost of Jack Welch to Become a 124-Year-Old Startup
Overlooking the Hudson River in Ossining, N.Y., there's a grassy, 59-acre campus owned by General Electric. It's an executive training center where the company holds management and leadership classes, some of them led by the chief executive himself.