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Open airflow lightweight acoustic metamaterial that can block up to 94% of the sound passing through it. Breakthrough enabling technology.
Brilliant new mechanism for insulin delivery. Brilliant means anything that seems fairly obvious but you would never have thought of before you heard about it.
Not only does seismic testing deafen whales, it also kills all the zooplankton for over a kilometer.
Do not trust search results unless you generated the search directly yourself. Even then always have your brain engaged.
Cautiously optimistic on GMO plants like this to help clean up air in hermetically sealed buildings.
If you are in need of secure digital communications and not sure what to do, Outline looks recommendable.
Good defensive technology for the ongoing and upcoming water wars.
This should be standard on all sunglasses IMNSHO. And polarized.
Simple, practical advice if you need to make use of public Wi-Fi.
article Voting machine hacking   90
Just in case you were still harboring the fantasy that electronic voting was somehow secure. Hilarious if it weren't so awful.
The confidence map generated by the neural net from the wireless data is pretty amazing. Full article http://rfpose.csail.mit.edu/
Successful test eradicating breast cancer using T-cell immunotherapy.
Massachusetts finally starting on wind energy and hopefully leading the nation on green jobs.
Hope for our plastic problem. And as with all great discoveries it was by accident. Also mutants from Japan but that's more movies...
Identifying the apoE4 risk factor gene and being able to neutralize it is a monumental breakthrough. The article is short on details but noteworthy.
Chem AI able to plan steps for molecular synthesis from single reactions data alone.
Amputee prosthetic kinesthetic sense through muscle vibration feedback. This is a huge step.
Rebuilding from macular degeneration with stem cells.
Good survey of the current state of scientific thought on origins of life on earth.
Twitter needs to step up their game and provide some real solutions. Tools like Imposter Buster have a place.
Some good analysis on how the general population was overwhelmed by bots in the net neutrality comments.
More clue how neurons connect up and how control systems develop.
Directly joining glass and metal is an impressive materials breakthrough, but not applicable to most personal projects.
article AI generated faces   80
Every time this page is refreshed it generates a new face. Can't even tell. Wow
Converting plastic waste into vehicle fuel would be a huge improvement.
Reusable packaging is definitely part of the solution. Great to see some innovation on this front.
Alzheimer's maybe caused by the same bacteria responsible for gum disease. Wow. Keep flossing folks.
Rice paddies may be going away, the system of rice intensification (SRI) is a better way to grow.
If cancer cells are changing, why not change them into something less harmful? Very smart.
Really good summary of how long a year is and when/why it's relevant.
article The Follower Factory   80
Good background in influencing the social media herd through purchased followers.
Ionic wind driven model plane shows propulsion without any moving parts.
I would not have known there was any connection at all. Interesting.
6 degree Celsius passive cooling in a paint-on coating material.
Zinc-air batteries are awesomely non-toxic and made from common materials.
Apparently we have melted so much arctic ice the planet is actually wobbling more.
Transparently thin spray on antennas and shielding opens possibilities.
Good explanation of an ugly bulk shipping problem pointing out how some tech could save lives.
Our election mechanism security issues don't need to be exaggerated, they need to be dealt with.
Putting cancer cells to sleep, an alternative strategy with proof of concept.
Momentum continuing to grow on electrification of ships.
Facebook with bank account info, what could possibly go wrong?
Looking forward to pics and data from this one. An exciting mission.
Remote access software installed on election control machines. Significant election integrity questions.
Quantum technology in long range radar detection. Messy article raises more questions than answers but notable.
Solar/hydrogen hybrid electric boat. Big step from ultralight to container vessel but it's a start.
Signaling the immune system to attack can be used to fight bacteria in addition to cancer.
Good overview of current plant based structural engineering approaches.
Electric buses are taking over. Good riddance!
The intercalated motif DNA structure has now been confirmed in nature, which means it's probably functional. Time to go meta on the double helix.
Unfortunately the question of whether you are an addict is frequently not an answered well by addicts.
E-citizenship is apparently a thing. And an interesting one at that.
Quick overview summary of recent antibiotic resistance research findings with some small hope.
If you are going to build an electronic brain, something like this memtransistor would be the basic building block.
U.S. citizens owe a debt of gratitude to Dutch intelligence, Russian interference in our elections could have been a lot worse.
Good info on dead zone processes including a helpful illustrative map.
Another plus for batteries on the grid: instant failover recovery.
Bipedal robots are not easy. This is a pretty amazing achievement.
Way to go Detroit! Building out your own networks when others won't.
Sleep allows DNA repair mechanisms time to catch up. Might be why it's needed.
Get some non-REM deep sleep to help clear the gunk out of your brain.
The problem isn't so much technology as technology companies. Point for point parallel vid for the insipid IBM ad.
Stable synthetic augmentation of DNA up to 8 letters.
Track who is posting this crap, then take care of the victims, including these moderators.
article ScienceDirect   70
Glyphosate herbicides increase cancer risk. Eating roundup is bad for you. You might have guessed.
Like image enhancement for genome sequencing. Oceania part of human evolution.
Steven Pruitt, Wikipedia editor extraordinaire. Wow. Need to step up my game a bit.
Applying bioacoustic monitoring to rainforests should happen yesterday.
Important breakthrough in plant efficiency, but lots of questions. Are the plants less resilient? Why is the USDA patenting things? How is a massively domesticated crop like corn a baseline for what's reasonable?
Ill health from ultrasonic interference + audible noise from crickets seems quite plausible to me.
Bacteria and archaea at least 5km down in earth core samples. Large biosphere discovery.
We know just enough about genetic hacking to be dangerous. Need to grow out of this phase quickly.
Always call back, using the number on your card. You might have to wait, but it's less hassle in the end.
Bridging spinal cord injuries through signal amplification.
Just say no to diesel, it's an option for trains now. Germany taking the lead on the rail front.
This is going to be difficult. Trust networks, penalties for representing fabrication as fact, AI detection?
Way to bulky but at least someone is innovating in the UI space.
Significant progress toward a cure for muscular dystrophy by editing out the mutated gene.
Automating reef control with robots. Some cautious optimism if this works.
Our police forces deserve better. So does the public. Body cams need to be trustworthy.
Actual voting machine irregularities in Georgia appear to surpass Chicago during the mob years.
Wiping out invasive mosquito populations by releasing sterile males. Initial success.
More options for plastic re-use: paving binder and building tiles.
Yet another leak of your personal info. No socsec or credit card numbers but significant personal data like kids and interests.
Non-creepy ad targeting is smart. Still waiting for non-creepy social.
Energy density improvements in nuclear batteries open the possibility of implants.
Light overview of the case for climate change attribution. A long shot but increasingly possible.
Your brain doesn't make new neurons. Yes it does! No, it doesn't.
Metal-organic frameworks can be used to mimic filters, desalinating seawater or extracting metals from it.
Using machine learning to recognize microexpressions. Applications include interrogation and security checkpoints. What to make of this indeed.
Google continues to favor propaganda over reliable information.
Intercepting messenger molecule to prevent creation of a corrupted protein.
Attentional context shifts have small gaps of unconsciousness with them.
At a minimum, independent testing of forensic technology must not be financially prohibitive. Worth being aware of..
Social media is a tool for repression, No alternatives given,
Light article but important framing points related to geoengineering to deal with climate change.
Structured porous metal, in this case nickel plated plastic spheres.
Cheaper and easier Wi-Fi luggage scanning, not much how it stacks up in actual use but notable.
Spleens appear to be underrated, especially w/r/t dive response.
Nuclear drones. What could possibly go wrong? Thorium is an interesting angle though.