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Flat-earthers, rejoice!

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This man planned to blast off in his homemade rocket  to prove  the earth is a disc,  not a ball.   I hope he had a safe flight,  and will look for further intel on this venture.

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November 24, 2017 at 4:23 pm

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Not just another…

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…pretty face was Hedy Lamar,  an actress known more for her beauty than her range of acting skills.   What you should know her for is her grasp of science and technology.   If you use any sort of wireless communications,  you owe this  beautiful face  a big debt.

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November 17, 2017 at 4:44 pm

Low fat pigs…

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As much as I distrust China, it would be lovely if they are really onto something here.   I like my bacon crisp, but wouldn’t it be wonderful if it hit the skillet with a quarter less fat than usual?

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October 25, 2017 at 4:15 pm

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Power from motion…

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If you’re complaining how confusing that is,  try  “Ultralow Frequency Electrochemical Mechanical Strain Energy Harvester using 2D Black Phosphorus Nanosheets” which was the title of the  paper published  this June describing the process by which sheets of carbon only a few atoms thick can be used to harvest energy from simple human motion.

This is unquestionably science,  but it’s also as creative as any art project you’ll see.

 

 

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October 9, 2017 at 4:23 pm

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Virtual reality savior…

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Doctors have used virtual reality to save the lives of conjoined twin sisters. Yeah,  it sounds dry and too technical,  but it isn’t.  Read it  and have some hope for the future!

 

 

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July 22, 2017 at 4:22 pm

Colored clouds…

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If you’re up early enough and near the mid-Atlantic coast,  you can see the colorful result  of NASA  using vapor tracer chemicals,  which produce colors.  NASA will be live-streaming the event  here,  beginning at 3:45 AM.

 

 

 

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June 4, 2017 at 3:30 am

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OneLogin security breach…

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If you use Microsoft Office 365,  Google Analytics,  LinkedIn.  or Slack, your data may have been compromised.   Check it out.   Password managers are useful critters,  but when they are breached,  you are potentially in big trouble.    I do use a password manager,  but not for any site which has to do with financial matters,  a reasonable compromise between convenience and safety I believe.   I still have a little notebook in which all my passwords and usernames and challenge questions are noted, just in case.

 

 

 

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June 3, 2017 at 2:25 pm