Tagged: physics

The marketing of breaking laws of physics 0

The marketing of breaking laws of physics

Apparently, a company in Ireland named Steorn has found the killer marketing campaign for their products: Get a law of physics: the first law of thermodynamics, for example, and claim you have a technology that can break it. Cool! Get a good flashy marketing campaign by publishing in The Economist a “show us wrong” announcement to the scientific community.  Hide the details...

The Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science 0

The Seven Warning Signs of Bogus Science

We all are aware of recent cases of fraud in science. The case of cloning in South Korea is the most recent one, but not the first or the last to happen. Identifying those cases is hard, since most of the times the verification of the claims is a long time-consuming process. Very recently, Robert L. Park has identified some warning...