A Jerk and a Creep / Lighting Up / Live Long? / Unfunneled Superpower

This week’s Feedback column (that I write) in New Scientist magazine has four segments. Here are bits of each of them: A jerk and a creep — “Hidden jerk in universal creep and aftershocks” may sound like the name of a Hollywood movie – and maybe some day it will be. But for now, it is exclusively […]

Jerk analysis – and its relevance to safe driving

Would one expect to see an increased amount of jerks amongst drivers involved in accidents, rather than drivers who have not been involved in accidents? Yes, explain Omar Bagdadi [pictured] (of VTI, Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Borlänge, Sweden) and András Várhelyib (of Trafik och väg, Lunds Tekniska Högskola, Sweden), in a paper […]

Barf and Jerk’s new compounds

Some years ago Tjeerd Barf and Jerk Vallgarda, and three colleagues filed an application to patent some new compounds: “New compounds,” Tjeerd Barf,  Guido Kurz, Sofia Nordin, Lars Tedenborg, Jerk Vallgarda, and Meredith Williams, U.S. Patent Application 11/050,178, filed February 3, 2005. (Thanks to investigator Cristina Ekstrom for bringing this to our attention.)