Standards February: Discovery & Invention

Respite from the crippling virtue-signaling in American educational settlements this month.


Standards February: Discovery & Invention

February 1, 2024

Image: Christopher Newport University

Reflections / John Nash

The Future of Cosmology | Roger Penrose

A Structure for Deoxyribose Nucleic Acid | James Watson & Francis Crick

Quantum Information Science

Sir Isaac Newton’s Principia: Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy

“One teacher even failed me in Chemistry” Tomas Lindahl

Discovery of Receptors for Temperature and Touch

Speculative Prices, Inflation & Behavioral Economics

The fundamental concept in social science is Power, in the same sense in which Energy is the fundamental concept in physics. - Bertrand Russell

Time Series Analysis, Cointegration and Applications

The Steam Engine: The invention of the steam engine in the 18th century by pioneers like James Watt revolutionized industry, transportation, and agriculture, powering factories, locomotives, and ships and driving the Industrial Revolution.

The Internal Combustion Engine: The development of the internal combustion engine in the 19th century revolutionized transportation and manufacturing, leading to the proliferation of automobiles, airplanes, and machinery that powered economic growth and globalization.

The Internet: Originating from research projects in the late 20th century, the internet has become a fundamental infrastructure for communication, commerce, education, and entertainment, connecting billions of people worldwide and enabling unprecedented access to information and resources.

Semiconductors and Integrated Circuits: The invention of semiconductors and integrated circuits in the mid-20th century paved the way for the digital revolution, enabling the miniaturization and mass production of electronic devices such as computers, smartphones, and microprocessors.

Agriculture: The transition from a hunter-gatherer lifestyle to settled agriculture marked the beginning of civilization and allowed for the development of permanent settlements, leading to population growth, specialization of labor, and the emergence of complex societies.

The Wheel: Invented around 3500 BCE, the wheel revolutionized transportation, enabling the movement of goods and people over long distances and laying the foundation for subsequent advancements in engineering and machinery.

Writing: The development of writing systems, such as cuneiform in Mesopotamia and hieroglyphs in Egypt, facilitated the recording and dissemination of information, contributing to the preservation of knowledge, governance, and cultural expression.

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