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  1. Psyops + Facebook API + Consumer data = "managed" democracy.
  2. This is the kind of packaging that will help get us past our current mess.
  3. Fully past theoretical and looking towards energy market dominance. Impressive.
  4. A brilliantly straightforward attack vector and the bottom line is security is not a design priority.
  5. article Simple Photo Album   90
    Make a website out of folders of pics, with comments. Only writes index files, leaves everything else alone.
  6. Get ready for facial recognition v2.0 from neurological research.
  7. Structural color printing. Looking forward to seeing it
  8. Predicting magnetism, and developing magnets without rare earth elements is breakthrough stuff.
  9. Great visualization of world population changes since the 1960s. Older presentation, but still one of the best.
  10. Using robots to control dangerous invasive species in quantity.
  11. Sounds like silly DNA tricks, but the information densities and simple replication looks like it might have crossed over into transformative technology.
  12. A small change in our approach to plastic could have a huge beneficial effect on the environment.
  13. This ought to help with some of vast energy consumption for air conditioning. Smart engineering.
  14. Fantastic development, looking forward to the implications falling out of this.
  15. This could lead to a whole lot less suffering. Hope it goes through to general availability.
  16. Vastly reduced methane emissions, and seaweed feed is also more effective since producing methane takes energy.
  17. This factory is seriously doing it right. Eat your own dog food.
  18. Brilliant application of existing toy technology to medical analysis.
  19. Not sure if it will have a major effect or not, but fantastic that a lawyer finally did this.
  20. Not a fan of fossil fuels, but this is some potentially very helpful tech.
  21. One example of how internet infrastructure should be built out.
  22. Apparently a virus can rewire humans to create and store fat more.
  23. Not clinically ready yet, but good progress on fast and easy disease testing.
  24. V1.0 solar road installation. Viva La France!
  25. Significant step moving aging into the realm of a treatable condition.
  26. Antibiotic resistance can increase by orders of magnitude in a short period of time. Video makes this really concrete. Well worth the two minutes.
  27. Bipedal robots are not easy. This is a pretty amazing achievement.
  28. Way to go Detroit! Building out your own networks when others won't.
  29. Hey, does that rat seem unusually smart to you? Depends which human I suppose.
  30. How to crash a navy warship - multiple levels of failure. System design matters.
  31. The sidenote on pulsars provided an explanation I had forgotten I was waiting for. Nice when that happens.
  32. A promising newly refined approach to battling acute myeloid leukemia.
  33. Establishing a base on the moon is the first step towards expanding off the planet.
  34. Impressive new HIV prevention breakthrough combining super antibodies.
  35. We're going to need something like this to tackle our plastic problem, but early days yet.
  36. Hard to imagine writing down a bunch of trig tables and not using the info, but time will tell.
  37. Detail article illustrating data concentration process from federal intelligence agencies and into law enforcement. Network effects, lock-in, codification of prejudice and other issues
  38. Free floating wind turbines being deployed. Price dropping below nuclear energy.
  39. Less expensive than I thought, especially discrediting journalists.
  40. Who codes matters. How we code matters. Why we code matters.
  41. Some of what those of us in coding should be conveying to those not in coding about coding. I would add that "fun" is required in the sense that you can't achieve the required focus on discipline alone. You need to get something out of it personally. Also that building neural nets is not the same. Otherwise correct.
  42. HIV-1 replication can be completely shut down and the virus eliminated from infected cells in animals using CRISPR/Cas9
  43. Some much needed hope on the war on plastic waste. Caterpillars to the rescue.
  44. Pulling water from the atmosphere using metal organic frameworks aka MOFs (porous crystals that form continuous 3D networks).
  45. Electric ferries are getting going in Norway, with interest from other countries.
  46. Another long standing assumption falls to new observation techniques.
  47. A story of brain plasticity and the inadequately explored avenue of sound for vision.
  48. Not the oldest, but pretty extreme. Interesting genetics.
  49. Robotic surgery is starting to cross the line into science fiction movie land. Now they need to get it into production.
  50. Remarkable effects. Wonder if this might help explain some human behavior eventually.
  51. Smart workaround, and admirable approach to supporting secure communications within repressive regimes.
  52. Yet another amazing graphene application. But relatively easy to make..
  53. Non-aviating dinosaur tail extremely well preserved in amber. With feathers! Amazing details in this find.
  54. A drug that inhibits the activities of the mTOR cellular process regulator protein also inhibits the cells' activities. Just the discovery point.
  55. Very smart thinking for recycling graphite blocks used for reaction moderation in nuclear power plants.
  56. Research into why artificial sweeteners don't help with weight loss. Specific study shows aspartame blocks intestinal alkaline phosphatase (IAP) which can prevent obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome.
  57. Reasonably sane categorization of the target devices comprising the Mirai botnet.
  58. Still early days, but fantastic that a sense of touch within the realm of "natural" can be achieved synthetically.
  59. Good introduction if topological phase transitions and topological phases of matter are completely new to you.
  60. Progress on 3d printed bone scaffolding. Early days, but big advantages over current materials.
  61. Liquid water (conductor) over permafrost (ice is a non-conductor). Up one and down the other was the path of least resistance as the strike radiated outwards.
  62. Decent intro perspective on how digital attacks can physically compromise a computer. Not magic, just thinking from the hardware
  63. Trees interconnect with fungi to exchange food for minerals, build and maintain the forest. Infotaining 30 minutes.
  64. Reactivating brain control over previously unresponsive legs is an enormous achievement.
  65. The most advanced artificial neuron to date. Pretty impressive. Remains to be seen if we can build a brain out of it.
  66. Serious clickbait. Overview and video of a tiny cyborg skate swimming through a nutrient bath guided by blue light pulses.
  67. New levels of environmental awareness, medical monitoring, and snooping.
  68. I think this ups the chances a bit for life elsewhere in the universe.
  69. Using sound "vibration" to get amplification out of interference patterns. Basis technology. Linking to slashdot because really good summary in the comments and multiple article access links.
  70. Nice to have a bit of hope on the climate change front. Just proof of concept, but on of the better concepts so far.
  71. video Materiable   80
    Current state of the art for mid scale low res haptic displays. Worth seeing the possibilities.
  72. Using a good chatbot as a bridge to making coursework more approachable. Only answers if 97% or better confidence, otherwise defer to human.
  73. Electricity prices in Germany briefly go negative. Rewards of investing in infrastructure.
  74. Social media is a tool for repression, No alternatives given,
  75. Light article but important framing points related to geoengineering to deal with climate change.
  76. Good layperson explanation of how that new area was found inside the Giza pyramid.
  77. As an added bonus, baking soda is also more environmentally friendly.
  78. article ADINT   70
    If you use apps with location targeted ads, pretty much anyone can track your movements by serving location targeted ads to you from different places.
  79. Some very smart detection finally finds a whole lot of matter in the universe that wasn't being found before.
  80. Good introduction to RSS for those who have never heard of it or why use it.
  81. Good summary of the current state of gene editing: can cut but not paste
  82. Significant step forward in therapeutic relief for severe allergic reactions.
  83. Getting rid of aging cells without as many side effects. Early days.
  84. Some interesting survival mechanisms with potential applications to dry transport of vaccines. Long way out, but interesting.
  85. Extracting tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes (TILs), multiplying them in the lab and then reinjecting them to kill off the cancer. Not magic, but a strong therapy. Illuminating case.
  86. If you have any interest in Feynman diagrams this is some interesting developments relating to scaling up.
  87. Breakthrough antibody discovery with a different binding mechanism making it highly effective across a wide range of varieties.
  88. While the energy density is modest, the lack of toxic materials and recharge capability is intriguing.
  89. Anything that converts human or animal waste into something useful is welcome technology. Hope the pilot works, even if non-polluting cruise ships are not yet on the horizon.
  90. CO2 disolved in water converted to ethanol at 63% efficiency using common metals in nano form. Probably commercial scalable. Initial application possible energy storage.
  91. Memorial chatbots are here, trained from archived text messages and other digital ephemera. Kind of like a memorial book, but not. Article is long and historical. Concepts and angles are worth it.
  92. Extremely early and basic prototype, but if softbody robotics could eventually be a thing then this is a possible start.
  93. Interesting bet. Personally I would expect some therapeutic results, but not sure about breadth of applicability or long term effects.
  94. Not editing the germ line. Hope where standard options have failed. Start of a new era.
  95. Useful example of how to detect an actual atm skimmer.
  96. Very significant therapeutic results injecting stem cells to help stroke damaged brains heal.
  97. Finally a solution for all the flat roofs out there. View obstruction is an issue, but smart thinking.
  98. 4 bit jet printable mristor. Tiny, but flexible.
  99. Computers guessing whose face it is and digitally enhancing images. What could possibly go wrong?
  100. Small tokamak pressure and temperature record the day before funding runs out. Good links to other ongoing efforts, all efforts still many years off.
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