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Aug 5, 2019

Advance in bulk hair-regrowth technology keeps follicles coming thicker and faster

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

Outside of expensive transplants and drugs with questionable effectiveness, a proper treatment has continued to elude the great number of scientists working in the realm of hair loss. But sources of optimism are never far away, the latest coming out of Japan’s Yokohama National University where scientists have developed an improved technique they claim brings higher rates of follicle growth and could be scaled up to cover larger, vaster expanses more efficiently.

Aug 5, 2019

Maybe The Oldest Computer, Probably The Oddest

Posted by in category: computing

[Tadao Hamada] works for Fujitsu Tokki, a subsidiary of the more famous Fujitsu. In 1956, Fujitsu decided to compete with IBM and built a relay-based computer, the FACOM128. The computer takes up 70 square meters and weighs about 3 tons. By 1959, they’d learned enough to make a FACOM128B model that was improved. [Hamada’s] job is to keep one of these beasts operational at Fujitsu’s Numazu plant. According to the Japanese Computer Museum, it may be the oldest working computer.

Aug 5, 2019

Application filed by Nikola Tesla

Posted by in category: energy

To all whom it may concern Be it known that I, NIKOLA TESLA, a citizen of the United States, residing in the borough of Manhattan, in the city, county, and State of New York, have invented certain new and useful Improvements in Apparatus for Transmitting Electrical Energy, of which the following is a specification, reference being bad to the drawing accom-’ panying and forming a part of the same.

Aug 5, 2019

Black Ops 3 LIGHTNING GUN! “Tempest” Special Multiplayer Weapon (Call of Duty BO3 Gameplay)

Posted by in categories: climatology, entertainment

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Aug 5, 2019

Shocking invention: A Tesla lightning gun

Posted by in categories: climatology, law enforcement, sustainability

If 150,000 volt stun guns aren’t enough to deter criminals, law enforcement might want to give Rob Flickenger a buzz.

The IT expert, who also has a bit of a reputation as a DIY mad-scientist, has a shocking new invention: a real-life lightning gun. Built over a period of at least 10 months, the zapper is the end result of combining the aim-and-shoot functionality of an aluminum-encased Nerf gun with the electrical power supplied by an 18V drill battery.

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Aug 5, 2019

Stranger than fiction: The real-life CIA projects that inspired ‘Stranger Things’

Posted by in category: government

‘Stranger Things’ is built around a massive government conspiracy, but it’s not all science fiction. Here are the real-life CIA experiments that inspired the story.

Aug 5, 2019

Tesla Tower Texas Wardenclyffe Tower

Posted by in category: energy

Texas Copy of The Wardenclyffe Tower (1901–1917), also known as the Tesla Tower, was an early experimental wireless transmission station designed and built by Nikola Tesla in Shoreham, New York in 1901–1902. Tesla intended to transmit messages, telephony and even facsimile images across the Atlantic to England and to ships at sea based on his theories of using the Earth to conduct the signals. His decision to scale up the facility and add his ideas of wireless power transmission to better compete with Guglielmo Marconi’s radio based telegraph system was met with refusal to fund the changes by the project’s primary backer, financier J. P. Morgan. Additional investment could not be found, and the project was abandoned in 1906, never to become operational.

In an attempt to satisfy Tesla’s debts, the tower was demolished for scrap in 1917 and the property taken in foreclosure in 1922. For 50 years, Wardenclyffe was a processing facility producing photography supplies. Many buildings were added to the site and the land it occupies has been trimmed down to 16 acres (6.5 ha) but the original, 94 by 94 ft (29 by 29 m), brick building designed by Stanford White remains standing to this day. Wiki.

Aug 5, 2019

CIA releases trove of declassified files

Posted by in category: futurism

Intelligence briefings, flying saucer sightings and psychic tests are all part of the archive.

Aug 5, 2019

Venomous snake fangs inspire new microneedle drug-delivery system

Posted by in category: biotech/medical

For several years now, we’ve been hearing about “microneedle patches” that deliver medication less painfully and more safely than hypodermic needles. A new take on the technology may allow them to work even better, by copying the structure of venomous snakes’ fangs.

Aug 5, 2019

Stem cell map shows how immortal invertebrate regenerates itself

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, cyborgs, life extension

Our bodies do a decent enough job of repairing themselves, able to patch up wounds, fight off infections and even heal broken bones. But that only applies up to a certain point – lose a limb, for example, and it’s not coming back short of a prosthesis. Other creatures have mastered this skill though, and now scientists at the University of California Davis (UC Davis) and Harvard have sequenced the RNA transcripts for the immortal hydra and figured out how it manages to do just that.