What do my categories mean? Here’s a quick description of each.

Applied physics – typically solid-state or condensed matter physics, which provide breakthroughs for new materials. I also use it just to describe applying physics to aspects of everyday life.

Astronomy – astronomy/astrophysics, cosmology (the fate and structure of the universe), planetary science, and other things that happen in space

Biology – living things, but less focused on medical applications

Chemistry – atoms, molecules, chemical reactions

Climate – climate science and effects on other fields

Computing – computer science and things related to the “tech” industry that are more software than hardware

Design – a sort of vague engineering catch-all; more related to unique problem-solving focused thinking than fundamental research

Earth science – geology, oceanography, and atmospheric science

Education – thoughts and reviews of science education

Electrical engineering – electronics, communications, the physical aspects of “tech”

Energy – not a specific field, but developments that can relate to energy efficiency, production, or conversion

Fundamental physics – particle physics (or “high energy physics” in some circles), tests over basic aspects of quantum mechanics, and cosmology as it relates to these theories, like ideas about multiverses

Materials science (my field of study!) – understanding the relation between structure and properties of materials. Overlaps with a lot of solid physics and chemistry, but includes a focus on larger scales.

Medicine and health

Nanotechnology – the study and manipulation of matter on nanometer scales. Can include almost any science and engineering field.

Pop culture – thoughts on pieces of pop culture that relate to science, engineering, and technology

Social sciences – linguistics, economics, sociology, psychology. I don’t know as much about these, so it’s easier to make a broad category.

Thinking about science – my confused thoughts that resemble sociology or philosophy of science. “Communication” focuses on science communication. “Science and politics” is exactly what it sounds like.

Trivial culture – reactions to more specific bits of pop culture.

Trivial explanations – explanations of aspects of everyday life.


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