Here is my review of The Conscious Mind for Leonardo Reviews published this month. This is a book by the late clinical psychologist and self-taught scholar Zoltan Torey, published by MIT Press last year. While Torey had gathered much information from his readings, the “model” of the mind that he built would have been clearer, I think, if he had used only biological evidence rather than that from linguistics and philosophy.
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LED Lighting For The Sistine Chapel — The Genius Of Rome In New Glory (Posted September 28 2014):
3/20/2015 “Incandescent light bulbs lit the 20th century; the 21st century will be lit by LED lamps.”
The Nobel prize in physics for 2014 was awarded to three Japanese physicists who succeeded in producing blue LED light in the 1990s, enabling the production of white light from these diodes. See here the announcement from the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. It is not often that we the public understand what those Nobel scientists do. And in this case, it is more a technological triumph than a theoretical one but a great contribution to conservation and our environment. It can also bring light to the 1.5 billion people in the world who are not on electricity grids: because very small amount of electricity is needed to produce light in these diodes, solar power can be used to produce light for these people.