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Saturday, 15 June 2019

How modern life is transforming the human skeleton

quote [ From the emergence of a spiky growth at the back of some people?s skulls to the enigmatic finding that our elbows are getting narrower, our bones are changing in surprising ways ]

I have a crush on your skeleton
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@5:01amGMT] [2 comments]

Wednesday, 5 June 2019

Could US Navy's Railgun Help Tap Moon's Resources?

quote [ A new directed-energy weapon could end up aiding exploration of the final frontier. ]

So does that artist rendition look like a dodgey dalek ripoff or is that me?

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Informative]
[by R1Xhard@4:59pmGMT] [4 comments]

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

Researchers strapped video cameras on 16 cats and let them do their thing. Here?s what they found

quote [ In a study published this month in Applied Animal Behaviour Science, the behavioral ecologist at the University of Derby in the United Kingdom placed small cameras on 16 cats and followed them for up to 4 years as they prowled their neighborhoods. Though the study?co-authored by Samantha Watson, an animal behaviorist at Manchester Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom?was mostly done to gauge the accuracy of the technology, the duo has already made some surprising findings. ]

KittyCamTV, the new 24-hour reality show coming to Facebook Watch in 2020. (probably)
[SFW] [science & technology] [+8 Interesting]
[by JWWargo@4:53amGMT] [9 comments]

Monday, 27 May 2019

text quoted from the article/site

quote [ When an article is just a few hundred words like this one, you probably have a few minutes to read it. When you open up an article thinking it?s a few hundred and it?s actually several thousand, your time might be a bit more limited. ]

Please include commentary on the entry so people will be more likely to mod and leave comments.

[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Sad]
[by Hugh E.@12:06amGMT] [10 comments]

Friday, 24 May 2019

Move over meteorology, 5G is the hot new use for microwaves

quote [ NOAA told Congress that 5G interference could set the accuracy of weather forecasts back 40 years.

Important water vapor data is transmitted at 23.8 GHz, where they're potentially vulnerable to interference from 5G transmissions in the adjacent 24 GHz band.

With this, the European model wouldn't have predicted 2012's Superstorm Sandy hitting the NE coast several days in advance. Instead, the model would've steered the storm out to sea. Lead time to prepare for the storm would've been cut short.

A Navy memo stated the data interference would lead to "a probable degradation of weather and ocean models" resulting in "increased risk of ... degraded battlespace awareness for tactical/operational advantage." ]

Who needs to see the big picture when you can stare at a phone?

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Interesting]
[by Ankylosaur@4:22amGMT] [3 comments]

Wednesday, 22 May 2019

The Story of Spikey—Stephen Wolfram Blog

quote [ Spikey, the symbol of the Wolfram companies, is actually a rhombic hexecontahedron. Stephen Wolfram shares the origins and development of the Wolfram Spikey, its physical properties, the history of the shape?s discovery, and occurrences in nature. ]

This is a little too much math for me, but jumps through so many layers it's worth reading even if you just look at the pictures.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Good]
[by Paracetamol@7:28pmGMT] [2 comments]

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

Move over Le Grand K, the Planck Constant is the hot new basis of mass and other derived measurements!

quote [ Updates to scientists? system of measurement went into force May 20, redefining the kilogram and several other units in the metric system. The revamp does away with some outdated standards ? most notably, a metal cylinder kept in a vault near Paris that has defined the kilogram for 130 years. ]

Happy belated World Metrology Day!

[SFW] [science & technology] [+3 Informative]
[by Ankylosaur@6:14amGMT] [1 comment]

Saturday, 18 May 2019

Results from Phase 2 clinical trials indicate MDMA-assisted psychotherapy for PTSD is safe and effective

quote [ MDMA, more commonly known as ecstasy, can safely enhance the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder when it is used in a clinical setting ]

This is so cool, LEGALIZE IT!
[SFW] [science & technology] [+2 Informative]
[by ooo[......7@10:44pmGMT] [11 comments]

Thursday, 16 May 2019

Scientists Created Bacteria With a Synthetic Genome. Is This Artificial Life?

quote [ In a milestone for synthetic biology, colonies of E. coli thrive with DNA constructed from scratch by humans, not nature. ]

Excited for my Xenogenic Overloads to take over
[SFW] [science & technology] [+1 Interesting]
[by conception@6:11pmGMT] [0 comments]

Wednesday, 8 May 2019

How Algorithms Know What You?ll Type Next

quote [ the more similar two Twitter accounts are, the more likely they are to correctly predict each other's tweets. Justin Timberlake and Lady Gaga are each other's best predictors. Barack Obama and Kim Kardashian, on the other hand, are each other's worst predictors. ]

Expected this to be a creepy study but it?s interesting data-wrangling.
[SFW] [science & technology] [+4 Interesting]
[by Paracetamol@6:48pmGMT] [10 comments]

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