Category Archives: Education

US and State Gun Deaths and Polls

US and State Gun Deaths and Polls Vox.com has a collection of graphs showing essential facts of US and State gun ownership risks, and polls on how to solve them. The US owns 42% of the world’s civilian guns, or … Continue reading

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Cyber Security Threats to Our Elections, and State and Local Prevention

Cyber Security Threats to Our Elections, and State and Local Prevention Much of cyber security is not only done at the NSA, Homeland Security, and McAfee level, but has to be done at the level of individuals and the computers … Continue reading

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Science and Technology: Public Attitudes and Understanding

We present some public attitudes and understanding from results of polls taken by various polling organizations on questions relative to energy sources and global warming.  These are listed in the National Science Board Report from 2018.  The polls date from … Continue reading

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Public Attitudes About Science and Education

Public Attitudes about Science and Scientists are also surveyed in the National Science Board 2018 report.  The surveys are from 2016. For Spending for Scientific Research, 45% thought that it was about right, 38% thought it was too little, and … Continue reading

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Science and Engineering Education in California and in the US

We are going to present data on Science and Engineering (S&E) Education from the National Science Board study, and give results for California and for the United States as a whole.  Rather than showing large graphs of the yearly history … Continue reading

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Our 700th Energy Blog Article

Our 700th Energy Blog Article It’s time to celebrate our 700th blog article. I call it our, because my writing is largely a reflection of my community and information sources. I like to look beyond the news publications, which avoid … Continue reading

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The Many Benefits to the United States from Contributing to the UN

The Many Benefits to the United States from Contributing to the UN Our unlettered foreign affairs President, fueled by Fox News, sees foreign affairs as a personality contest or ego enhancer.  With respect to the UN, he has always emphasized … Continue reading

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The Educational Background of the US Congress

The Educational Background of the US Congress. I must admit that I am a bit of a conspiracy theorist, which is how scientists try to find common theories behind several anomalous results. I was wondering if there was a conservative … Continue reading

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International College Students in the US

A major increase in American education is the influx of college and high school students from other countries. They help our financing of colleges since they pay tuition at private colleges or a high out-of-state tuition at public universities. They … Continue reading

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California Universities in the Times Higher Education World Rankings, 2018

We cite the California Universities in the Times Higher Education World Rankings for 2018.  An = in the rankings mean a tie for that rank.  We also list the student/staff ratio for that University.  I assume staff means teaching staff. … Continue reading

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