Category: Science

Dutch high school education has always been pretty good at teaching the basics of science. I also have a master’s degree in computer science from what is considered one of the top universities in the Netherlands.
That has given me a strong basis in math, physics, some chemistry, and of course, IT.
I like to keep that knowledge up-to-date and expand it by looking at certain interesting scientific phenomena. And for me, writing is learning.

July 9, 2021 / Science
Wet-bulb temperature

The pacific west coast of the North-American continent has just seen an unprecedented heat-wave. One Twitter, I ran into mention of the so-called Wet-Bulb temperature, and what that meant in relation to such a heat wave. And given the impending climate-catastrophe, it seems worthwhile to explore.

July 2, 2021 / Science
Covid 2030

I got Pfizered up two week ago, so hopefully no dying of Covid in my near future. With the percentage of vaccinated growing — in the rich parts of the world, at least — we’re approaching a new phase in the pandemic. So, let’s have a look at what Covid might look like when on its tenth birthday: Covid 2030 — okay, technically, that would be Covid 2029, but screw it.

June 11, 2021 / Science
Air Conditioning

We’ve just had air conditioning installed. Not too good for the environment, but with the heat waves hitting the Netherlands the past few years, well, I need to be able to sleep as well. I did some research into the matter, so let me share something about how air conditioning works.

April 16, 2021 / Science
January 29, 2021 / Science
Social Media
Picture by Andreas Weith, 27 september 2016

I have trouble keeping my mouth shut. At work, with friends, and on social media. A good debate sharpens the mind, and hopefully gives you a new perspective. However, with social media, I’m increasingly frustrated.