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Oct 25, 2021

Why Did Elon Musk Create Neurolink?

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Oct 25, 2021

Facebook Failed the People Who Tried to Improve It

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The “badge posts” of the company’s former researchers offer the parting thoughts of the disillusioned.

Oct 25, 2021

Cannabis reduces tumor growth in study

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Circa 2015


THC, the element of marijuana that provides the drug’s ‘high,’ could also form the basis of future ‘tumor-shrinking’ pharmaceuticals, according to new research.

Oct 25, 2021

Airless tires get their public test drive

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Decades in development, Michelin’s airless tires finally hit the road.

Oct 25, 2021

A Late Cretaceous true polar wander oscillation

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The authors present a high-resolution palaeomagnetic record for a Late Cretaceous limestone in Italy. They claim that their record robustly shows a ~12° true polar wander oscillation between 86 and 78 Ma, with the greatest excursion at 84–82 Ma.

Oct 25, 2021

Genuinely Funny: Authenticity And The Power Of Great Ideas

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He’s quite possibly the funniest man in America.

He’s certainly one of the most Brian Regan-iest.

Acclaimed as “your favorite comedian’s favorite comedian”, Brian Regan has built an enviable and decades-long career as a stand-up comic that includes two concert specials and a four-part series on Netflix, sellout nationwide tours, a recurring role on the hit show Loudermilk, and regular appearances on talk shows hosted by people with names like Jimmy Fallon, Conan O’Brien and David Letterman. His comedy is known as much for his physical and facial contortions as for its approach to the humorously mundane outrages of everyday life.

Oct 24, 2021

Delta ‘Plus’ variant may spread more readily

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It may be more contagious than Delta, but there is no evidence yet that it causes worse illness, experts say.

Oct 23, 2021

The World’s Largest Steam Traction Engine Has Been Brought Back To Life

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It is almost equally fascinating to see old things pop up out of dust and new flashy things invented. Kory Anderson and his team in South Dakota did precisely the same thing. They breathed life back into a monster. As a result, the largest steam engine to have ever made, the 150HP Case, came to life nearly after a slumber of a century.

The JI Case Company based in Racine, Wisconsin, back in the day boasted the creation of this mammoth engine to their credit. It was used like a warhorse or a work mule to pull gigantic freights and heavy loads over long distances.

This magnanimous engines were produced for a little over two years, after which their production was shelved because of the lack of metallurgical advancements back in the day. Only 9 of these engines were produced, and their parts were later sold off for scrap. The only remnant of these engines was a boiler.

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Oct 23, 2021

Will you learn better from reading on screen or on paper?

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Some studies find students don’t learn as well by reading on screens as from paper. But that’s not always true. Here’s how to make the most of reading in either format.

Oct 23, 2021

Italy woos Intel over multibillion-euro chip plant: Sources

Posted by in categories: computing, futurism

Rome is drawing up an offer to try to convince Intel to invest billions of euros in an advanced chipmaking plant in Italy, as Germany emerges as frontrunner to land an even bigger megafactory planned by the U.S. company, three sources said.

The plants would be part of a drive by the U.S. group to build cutting-edge manufacturing capacity in Europe to help avoid future supply shortages of the kind currently crippling the automotive industry in particular.

Rome is already in talks with Intel about the potential investment, which according to preliminary estimates would be worth more than 4 billion euro ($4.7 billion), the sources who are involved in the discussions said.

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