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US Military Horrified by Chinese Military Spending Money on Exact Same Crap They Do
It looks like China's "doomsday" weaponry pipeline may be more American than its critics care to admit. In a new POLITICO op-ed , Georgetown military researcher Ryan Fedasiuk revealed that much of the concern over the Chinese military's forays into artificial intelligence is misplaced because, as it turns out, the basis for their tech is as American as apple pie. Using open source records, Fedasi
Steve Bannon Knows Exactly What He's Doing
Does anyone still remember the Chicago Seven? They were a disparate group of radicals—some who knew each other, some who didn't—who went to the Democratic convention in Chicago in 1968 to spark trouble. Trouble did indeed erupt, although maybe not the exact trouble they had wanted. They were indicted and prosecuted. And then things went terribly wrong for the government. The prosecution thought i
A Dictator Is Exploiting These Human Beings
A small Kurdish boy is sitting on the ground in a damp Polish forest, a few miles from the eastern border with Belarus. The air is heavy with cold and fog. The boy is crying. Around the boy, sitting in a circle, are his parents, uncles, and cousins, all from the same village near Dohuk, in Iraqi Kurdistan. There are 16 of them, among them seven children, including a four-month-old infant and an e
'Without what made me "me", I'd be a shadow of myself' – portraits of life on the autism spectrum
When photographer Mary Berridge's son was diagnosed with Asperger's, she began to see his world in a new light. She set out to capture a series of everyday – and exceptional – stories, one image at a time I have been immersed in the world of autism since my son was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome. Graham had many of the traits of autism from when he was a baby: speech and motor skill delays, sen
Astroworld Theory: Deaths Caused by Human Bodies Acting as "Ocean-Like" Fluid
The complex crowd dynamics that led to a growing number of deaths at musician Travis Scott's Astroworld festival may be even more gruesome than originally thought. As Business Insider reported , physics may help explain what went wrong at the Houston festival, making the tragedy appear more and more like a perfect storm of dangerous circumstances. Mass deaths, even at outrageously rowdy concerts,
The Man Who Freed Me From Cant
I always find it hard to list the books that have influenced me the most. Memory is tricky, and a work can assert its influences over my thinking long after I've forgotten its particular details, or even its title. Moreover, people who set as their job the task of judging what others do, and why, are not always reliable when turning the lens upon themselves. And then there's the fact that any lis
Woman Almost Loses Her Leg After High-Intensity Spin Class
A lot of us are no strangers to sweat-inducing, heart-pounding workout classes like SoulCycle or CrossFit. While your muscles might be sore afterward, they rarely lead to any major injuries . However, this wasn't the case with one unlucky woman who nearly lost her leg after a high-intensity spin class. Kaelyn Franco, a 23-year-old Massachusetts woman, developed a serious muscle condition called r
Whether Patients Understand Is Beside the Point
L ast week, during a White House press briefing on COVID-19, CDC Director Rochelle Walensky urged Americans to get jabs for their kids. "We know that vaccination helps to decrease community transmission," she said, "and protect those who are most vulnerable." Her message was succinct, accurate, and easy to understand. But it was at odds with new guidance from the American Medical Association and
Science YouTuber Philipp Dettmer: 'Getting cancer was super-interesting'
The online star with 15 million subscribers on demystifying everything from black holes to the immune system, the trouble with anti-vaxxers, and what his cancer taught him Skim Philipp Dettmer 's CV and you'd have to say he was an improbable candidate to become one of the world's foremost science communicators. The 35-year-old from Munich dropped out of high school in Germany aged 15. He eventual
Bucket lists: are they really such a good idea?
These 'must-do' itineraries people feel the need to undertake before they die can come with a heavy cost It was revealed last week that a retired lecturer named Darrell Meekcom had been arrested for indecent exposure and dangerous driving after he mooned a speed camera . It sounds as though he'd managed to perform a contortionist manoeuvre at the wheel but in fact he stopped the car and got out w
Yes, DeepMind crunches the numbers – but is it really a magic bullet? | John Naughton
The machine learning outfit's foray into pharmaceuticals could be very useful, but its grand claims should be taken with a pinch of salt The most interesting development of the week had nothing to do with Facebook or even Google losing its appeal against a €2.4bn fine from the European commission for abusing its monopoly of search to the detriment of competitors to its shopping service. The bigge
Looking for new application fields
Dear community! I am looking for an application field for a new foil. Imagine you had a foil that can do the following: The whole foil can conduct electricity and seperatly transfer information. You could for example integrate LEDs and control them individually, so you can use it for lighning or even make a display out of it. Another possibility would be to use it as an alarm system, due to many
The Atlantic Daily: Five Easy Ways to Reset Your Thanksgiving Menu
For many people, cooking Thanksgiving dinner means reaching for the tried and true. But even the classics can benefit from a refresh sometimes. ( Just ask Taylor Swift. ) In other words, you have our permission to rotate in a new dish or update your favorites. Below, Atlantic cooks offer personal tips and inspiration. Just be sure to get your plans in order before the holiday rush on grocery stor
INTO THE METAVERSE: Fears and fantasies
I am fascinated and concerned after seeing Facebook Connect's presentation about the upcoming metaverse. For the uninitiated, it's basically a vision of the future, in which we are living a large chunk of our lives in virtual reality, with the use of VR headsets, which, I think, are still in their infancy. In this vision of the future, you'd be able to live, work, and play in a virtual space all
Our technology will be indistinguishable from magic within 50 years and it gives me goosebumps thinking about it.
Imagine the possibilities that advances in supercomputing, quantum computing, and AI/Deep Learning will unlock. 2020-2021 brought us Alphafold2 and, more or less, a solution to the protein folding problem. Imagine what Deepmind and other companies will release in 2071 after fifty more years of progress? What will be possible for us humans once we have the perfect triad of computing: Yottascale su
Så kan samhället hjälpa tidigt födda
Det är natt den 23 augusti 1993 och regnrusk, som om hösten har kommit på tok för tidigt. Inne på Huddinge sjukhus råder febril aktivitet kring en liten flicka, som också har haft bråttom, bara 24 veckor plus en dag har hon legat i magen. Theres Belt, som hon ska få heta, väger 710 gram, är 32 centimeter kort och rödaktig i huden. En läkare säger att hon ser ut som en grillad kyckling. Flera gånge
This Week's Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through November 13)
COMPUTING Two of World's Biggest Quantum Computers Made in China Charles Q. Choi | IEEE Spectrum "…scientists in China have tested two different quantum computers on what they say are more challenging tasks than [Google's] Sycamore faced and showed faster results. They note their work points to 'an unambiguous quantum computational advantage.' i " SPACE Alternative Rocket Builder SpinLaunch Compl
Huge Frost Chunks Derail Tony Beets's Operation | Gold Rush
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Weekend reads, double edition: Scamming journals to publish gibberish; a whole issue with nothing but retractions; 'the unbearable lightness of scientometric indices'
Welcome to another edition of Weekend Reads. Because our site was down for several days starting last Saturday morning, there was no Weekend Reads last week, and this is a double edition. Before we present this week's Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. … Continue reading
No Electricity? No Problem with These Backup Solutions On Sale Ahead Of Black Friday
Imagine being up the creek without a paddle. But worse, imagine that you still managed to make it to wherever you wanted to go, only to realize that you have no means to power up your equipment. In this modern age in which we depend upon electricity and technology, doing without is not an option. Luckily we can count on the sun for solar energy and portable power stations to get us through. So wh
Amazon Rainforest birds' bodies transform due to climate change
The most pristine parts of the Amazon rainforest devoid of direct human contact are being impacted by human-induced climate change, according to new research. New analyses of data collected over the past four decades show that not only has the number of sensitive resident birds throughout the Amazon rainforest declined, but the body size and wing length have changed for most studied species. These
For stem cells, bigger doesn't mean better
A new study suggests that enlargement of stem cells contributes to age-related decline in function. The researchers found that blood stem cells, which are among the smallest cells in the body, lose their ability to perform their normal function — replenishing the body's blood cells — as they grow larger. When the cells were restored to their usual size, they behaved normally again.
Vascular defects appear to underlie the progression of Parkinson's disease
In an unexpected discovery, researchers have identified what appears to be a significant vascular defect in patients with moderately severe Parkinson's disease. The finding could help explain an earlier outcome of the same study, in which the drug nilotinib was able to halt motor and non-motor (cognition and quality of life) decline in the long term.
Best way to avoid procrastination
They say procrastination is the thief of time — actually deadlines are. New research has found that if you want someone to help you out with something, it is best not to set a deadline at all. But if you do set a deadline, make it short.
Team engineers new way to get medication past blood-brain barrier
A team of researchers has developed a new technique to open the blood-brain barrier temporarily to deliver medication to the brain. Getting medication past the brain's unique and protective blood vessels, known as the blood-brain barrier, is one of the biggest challenges in treating brain and central nervous system diseases, according to researchers. The technique uses light and nanoparticles to p
Scientists employ digital esophagus to battle Barrett's
A team has developed a digital tool to better monitor a condition known as Barrett's esophagus, which affects more than 3 million people in the United States. Barrett's occurs when the mucosal lining of the lower esophagus deteriorates, altering its cellular structure, and is most common in those with chronic acid reflux.
The ethics of digital technology in the food sector – the future of data sharing
Imagine a world in which smart packaging for supermarket ready meals updates you in real-time to tell you about carbon footprints, gives live warnings on product recalls, and instant safety alerts because allergens were detected unexpectedly in the factory. But how much extra energy would be used powering such a system? And what if an accidental alert meant you were told to throw away your food fo
You don't have to be rich to live long and prosper | Letters
Billionaires may spend fortunes on trying to cheat death, but there's a much easier way, writes Paul Martinez . Plus letters from Luce Gilmore , George Baugh and Geoff Reid John Harris is surely right to scorn the grotesque sums being spent on "transhumanism" ( If the super-rich want to live for ever our planet is truly doomed, 7 November ), but not all of us can afford, or want to move into, co-
Will VR eliminate sex work?
If we could simulate touch and haptic feedback I wonder if that will be the case. On that note, how many years do you think we will have a viable commercial product that can simulate touch? submitted by /u/fangfried [link] [comments]


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