hard science


: a science (such as chemistry, physics, or astronomy) that deals with things that can be observed and measured

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Recent Examples on the Web Opened this past December in partnership with Alcor, a nonprofit cryonics research organization based in Scottsdale, Arizona, the International Cryonics Museum’s mission is to educate people of all walks of life about the hard science of cryonic preservation. Heather Mundt, Smithsonian Magazine, 5 Mar. 2024 At their heart, such events are more about human psychology than hard science, and are no less fascinating for it. Chris Wheatley, Longreads, 18 Jan. 2024 This hard science of cryptography forms the first line of defense and the core of bitcoin security. Korok Ray, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 The 1964 discovery of evidence supporting the big bang theory immediately elevated cosmology from metaphysics to hard science. Richard Panek, Scientific American, 14 Nov. 2023 As hard science goes, neither researcher pretended this was the Manhattan Project, and indeed, any primatological team that can collect the majority of its fieldwork material in the express line at the A&P; should probably not be expecting NSF funding any time soon. Jeffrey Kluger, Discover Magazine, 11 Nov. 2019 But before Shannon, there was precious little sense of information as an idea, a measurable quantity, an object fitted out for hard science. Jimmy Soni, IEEE Spectrum, 12 July 2017 Marc Andreessen loves the hard science fiction (post-Singularity) of Charles Stross and Richard Morgan. Jonathan Taplin, Rolling Stone, 24 Sep. 2023 This is one of six hard science fiction tales that will appear in Coming Soon Enough, a forthcoming e-book from IEEE Spectrum, featuring work by Greg Egan, Brenda Cooper, and others. IEEE Spectrum, 29 May 2014

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“Hard science.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hard%20science. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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