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.

October 19, 2018 / Science

Writing processAs some of you know, my day job is being a lead software engineer. I’ve discussed a lot of science on this site, but I’ve never actually discussed how computers work, even though I have most experience in that area. Time to change that.

June 15, 2018 / Science

StarsGoldilocks went into the three bears house and found three bowls of porridge. One was too hot, one was too cold, and one was just right. ‘How does this apply to astronomy?’ you ask. Let’s have a look.

June 1, 2018 / Science

I, RobotI watched the 2004 movie ‘I, Robot’ last week, and that set me thinking about AI again. I’ve already mentioned before that I feel there are a lot of misunderstandings about AI. Perhaps a look at the three laws of robotics by Isaac Asimov is a good way to explain my misgivings.

April 27, 2018 / Science
April 13, 2018 / Science
Nuclear Fusion
Source: Max-Planck Institut für Plasmaphysik

I’ve spoken about nuclear fusion before, in the context of nuclear weapons. Today, I’m going to talk about the more peaceful application of nuclear fusion: the nuclear fusion reactor.