If You Don’t Have the Power for Change, Make Your Own Power
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If You Don’t Have the Power for Change, Make Your Own Power

Sometimes they say, Be the change you hope to see, and sometimes you respond, well, we have no power to be that change. Meet John Magiro Wangare, a man who wanted to be the change he hoped to see, and when he didn't have the power to make that change, he made his own power. John built, for his community, a power plant, transforming the lives around him, becoming the change he wanted to see. Meet the Man Who Built His Own Power Plant – Great Big Story Many parts of rural Kenya lack access to electricity, leaving residents shrouded in darkness as nighttime falls. John Magiro Wangare wanted to change that. Using a local river, scrap metal and dynamo, Wangare built a hydroelectric power station in the town of Njumbi. Today, his clean energy solution generates electricity for 250 households, creating a brighter life for his whole community.
Helium will Keep Your Pants Connected to the Interwebs
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Helium will Keep Your Pants Connected to the Interwebs

Helium is light. It makes balloons float. It gives me a high voice. And I just love it. Helium is ALSO light in another way, bandwidth, data. We're talking about the IoT startup, Helium, which offers more effective ways for your toaster and your car to talk to each other, sans the high voice. Crypto-Powered IoT Networks Are on Their Way to Over 250 US Cities – CoinDesk Excerpt: When internet-of-things (IoT) startup Helium first announced its crypto-mining modems, sales of the devices were limited to users in Austin, Texas. The company quickly sold out of its first production run designated for the Texas capital, but now Helium is shipping units much more broadly, to 263 cities around the United States, CoinDesk has learned. Of that group, a company spokesperson said the key cities are New York, San Francisco, Boulder, Denver, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston and Seattle. Shipments for this next wave of hotspot production should begin in October. To recap, Helium is a network meant to help IoT devices like e-scooters, simple sensors and pet trackers get low-volume data to the internet quickly and at very low cost.
Skynet’s First Killers?  The Hunter Drone
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Skynet’s First Killers? The Hunter Drone

Patrolling the skies above sensitive lands, lands in conflict, lands at risk, will be drones. These drones are hunting for other drones. This is not a distant scenario, this is already happening. “It’s Like Terminator!”: How Hunter Drones Can Prevent Drone Attacks – Facility Management Security Quick Read – FacilitiesNet Excerpt: …..The same ability to take a host of sensors and cameras airborne means drones can present a threat to a facility in the wrong hands. Enter the hunter drone. The idea is to control the airspace above a facility or campus. Detection systems use technologies like radar or radio frequency detection, or simply listen for the distinctive whine of rotors. Drones can then be intercepted if they are not allowed in your airspace. Certain technologies can take over control of a drone and bring it down. Or you can shoot a net at it with another drone.
Fed to Continue Repo Effor
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The Repo Will Continue Indefinitely

Citi’s Buiter Says Fed Repo Actions Will Need to Be a Daily Event – Bloomberg News Willem Buiter, special economic adviser at Citigroup, explains why he sees the Federal Reserve’s interest rate cuts as a temporary relaxation of liquidity. He speaks on “Bloomberg Surveillance.”
Bigot Hunters Challenge Free Speech, Court Says
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Bigot Hunters Challenge Free Speech, Court Says

The balance between the right to be offensive and the right to blast the offensive is just now being considered in American jurisprudence with the rise of the power of social media to galvanize shame brigades capable of destroying whole businesses, never mind individual lives. Appeals court: U of Michigan bias team could chill free speech – Inside Higher Ed Excerpt: A federal appeals court ruled Monday that the University of Michigan could be dampening free speech on campus by allowing a group that helps students who have experienced potentially prejudicial acts to operate at the institution. Speech First, a Washington, D.C.-based civil liberties watchdog, sued Michigan last year, asking for an injunction to halt the activities of the university’s Bias Response Team, which helps investigate incidents deemed racist, sexist, hostile to LGBTQ students or otherwise offensive to certain groups of people.
Archaeologists Find Evidence for a Biblical Siege of Jerusalem – Discover Magazine
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Digging Up the Siege at Mount Zion, in the Real

Archaeologists Find Evidence for a Biblical Siege of Jerusalem – Discover Magazine Excerpt: So began the Babylonian Exile or Captivity, an event that shaped modern Judaism. A new archaeological discovery puts a rare physical stamp of authenticity on an event described in the Hebrew Bible. Israeli and American archaeologists have found evidence just outside Jerusalem’s old city that apparently supports the Biblical description. In an area called Mt. Zion, which is also known as Western Hill, they found the remains of a home of someone the Bible calls a “Big Man,” one of those probably sent to exile. He would have had a beautiful view of Solomon’s Temple, the holiest place for the Hebrews, and he may have left in a rush.
New efficient way to convert heat into electricity found: Study – Outlook India
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Electricity, That’s Hot, and That’s How We Get More

New efficient way to convert heat into electricity found: Study – Outlook India Excerpt: Researchers have found a new way to capture heat and turn it into electricity, an advance that could increase the efficiency of energy generation from car exhaust, interplanetary space probes, and industrial processes. The scientists, including those from The Ohio State University in the US, found a new way to design thermoelectric semiconductors — materials that could convert heat to electricity.
You should be skeptical when it comes to hyped-up AI. Here’s why | Gary Marcus – Big Think
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Don’t Worry, We’re a Long Way from Skynet

You should be skeptical when it comes to hyped-up AI. Here’s why | Gary Marcus – Big Think These questions can help us think more critically about new developments in artificial intelligence. – The media often exaggerate and overhype the latest discoveries in artificial intelligence. – It’s important to add context to new findings by asking questions: Is there a demo available? How narrow was the task the computer performed? – A more robust approach to artificial intelligence involves solving problems in generalized situations rather than just laboratory demonstrations.
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Why AI is a threat to democracy—and what we can do to stop it – Technology Review

Why AI is a threat to democracy—and what we can do to stop it – Technology Review

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 Rather than create a grand strategy for AI or for our long-term futures, the federal government has stripped funding from science and tech research. So the money must come from the private sector. But investors also expect some kind of return. That’s a problem……

…..at the same time that there’s a tremendous amount of power being consolidated in China. China has a sovereign wealth fund devoted to fundamental basic research in AI. They’re throwing huge amounts of money at AI. And they have a totally different idea than the US when it comes to privacy and data.

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Self-directed learning: How ‘unschoolers’ control their education – Big Think

Self-directed learning: How ‘unschoolers’ control their education – Big Think

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Origin-of-Life Study Points to Chemical Chimeras, Not RNA – Quanta Magazine

Origin-of-Life Study Points to Chemical Chimeras, Not RNA – Quanta Magazine

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….research is beginning to show that starting with the right kind of mess is not only more realistic, but more effective at generating the materials vital to life, while also doing away with problems that have plagued purer systems. “There are times when we have mixtures, rather than just the isolated reactants that people typically use, and we get better results,” said Nicholas Hud, a chemist at the Georgia Institute of Technology. When mixtures are taken into consideration, the emergence of life on Earth in some ways “is not as hard as we might think it is.”

In the most compelling evidence to date, Krishnamurthy and a postdoctoral researcher in his lab, Subhendu Bhowmik, looked at how a system of chimeric RNA-DNA molecules — molecules built from the chemical units of both RNA and DNA — produced pure RNA and pure DNA more easily than systems that started out pure.

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Did a Single Genetic Mutation Make Humans the Heart Attack Species? – Discover Magazine

Did a Single Genetic Mutation Make Humans the Heart Attack Species? – Discover Magazine

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A recent study by researchers from the University of California, San Diego, suggests that a mutation during the lower paleolithic period, which began around 3.3 million years ago, could be the culprit. This single genetic alteration inactivated a gene called CMAH, leaving early humans without the mechanisms that seem to protect other mammals from heart disease.

Namely, the loss of the gene made our forebears deficient in molecules called sialic acids. In the study, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the researchers genetically modified mice to resemble humans in the deficiency of a sialic acid called Neu5Gc.

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Flu vaccine patch ditches needles and side effects – Futurity

Flu vaccine patch ditches needles and side effects – Futurity

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“Scientists have been studying needle-free vaccine approaches for nearly two decades, but none of the technologies have lived up to the hype,” says Benjamin L. Miller, professor of dermatology at the University of Rochester Medical Center and corresponding author of the paper in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology.

“Our patch overcomes a lot of the challenges faced by microneedle patches for vaccine delivery, the main method that’s been tested over the years, and our efficacy and lack of toxicity make me excited about the prospect of a product that could have huge implications for global health.”

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The Conflicting Moral Dilema of Training for Apocolypse
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The Conflicting Moral Dilema of Training for Apocolypse

Should all individuals, no matter their disposition, be training for apocalyptic outcomes such as shootings? It might seem like an easy answer, but it's not one that was ever raised, for instance, before American schools started conducting shooting drills with captive audiences at non-consenting ages (minors). Some of the questions now being asked regarding the implementation of VR (virtual reality) Training for mass shooting events perhaps should have been asked before schools conducted these drills as well. Companies can use VR to train employees for mass shootings. But should they? – CNN Excerpt: …..while there may be a large market for such services, Peterson is concerned that they’re not just helping innocent bystanders learn how to cope with a shooting at work or at school: they’re also training the very people who could be perpetrators. She said research indicates that about 90% of school or workplace shootings are committed by former students or employees. It also makes Peterson nervous to put people through simulations in virtual reality in case it triggers a fascination or interest in shootings that wasn’t there previously. “If you’re suicidal, and you’re in crisis, and you have a trauma background, and you have access to weapons, this sort of rehearsal could be problematic,” she said.
Israel’s Elections Are Over But the Battle For Who Will Lead Has Only Begun – CBN News
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After the Loss, Benny Might Still Win

Despite losing the election, Benjamin Netanyahu is not quite done yet in Israel, with his opposition, Benny Gantz, not reaching a majority, nor, at least for now, able to form a majority coalition. Israel’s Elections Are Over But the Battle For Who Will Lead Has Only Begun – CBN News With nearly all the votes counted, Israel began the next phase of forming a new government on Sunday, but it remains unclear who will be Israel’s next prime minister. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with each party that won seats in the election. He wanted their recommendation on whether Benny Gantz of the Blue and White or Benjamin Netanyahu of the Likud should form the next government before making his decision.
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IBM willing to team up with Facebook for Project Libra – Cryptopolitan

IBM willing to team up with Facebook for Project Libra – Cryptopolitan

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Making progress in the blockchain is a collaborative effort, and anyone who is in support of building an ecosystem together that fosters growth in the field will receive a helping hand from IBM, asserts Kelley.

Whether IBM is looking to become a member of the Libra consortium is still unclear; however, Kelley’s unbridled optimism over project Libra gives us more than just an inkling.

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Israel election results: Gantz capitulates without battle – Haaretz Editorial – Israel News – Haaretz

Israel election results: Gantz capitulates without battle – Haaretz Editorial – Israel News – Haaretz

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Less than a week after his impressive electoral achievement, the head of the largest Knesset faction, Kahol Lavan leader Benny Gantz, conceded his right to be the first to try and form a coalition government. The explanation given by “party sources” for this concession is that Gantz prefers to wait for Netanyahu to try first and fail.

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Xi demands hard work toward new era victory – China Mail

Xi demands hard work toward new era victory – China Mail

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President Xi Jinping on Monday demanded ceaseless efforts to secure a great victory of socialism with Chinese characteristics for the new era.

Xi, also general secretary of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission, made the remarks in Beijing during a visit to an exhibition of achievements in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China (PRC).

He stressed that during the seven decades since the founding of the PRC, the CPC has led people across the country to overcome one obstacle after another, creating miracle upon miracle.… Source

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Europe’s Top Court Limits ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Privacy Rule – The New York Times

Europe’s Top Court Limits ‘Right to Be Forgotten’ Privacy Rule – The New York Times

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Europe’s highest court limited the reach of the landmark online privacy law known as “right to be forgotten” on Tuesday, restricting people’s ability to control what information is available about them on the internet.

In a decision with broad implications for the regulation of the internet, the European Court of Justice ruled that the privacy rule cannot be applied outside the European Union. French authorities had sought to force Google and other search engines to remove links to users globally.

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Facebook acquires Ctrl-labs to advance its brain-machine interface efforts – Venture Beat

Facebook acquires Ctrl-labs to advance its brain-machine interface efforts – Venture Beat

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Facebook this evening announced it intends to buy Ctrl-labs, a New York-based startup developing a wristband that translates musculoneural signals into machine-interpretable commands. The acquisition hasn’t yet closed, and the terms weren’t revealed publicly.

(CNBC pegs the deal at approximately $1 billion, half the amount Facebook paid to acquire virtual reality company Oculus VR in 2014.) But the Menlo Park company said it plans to fold Ctrl-labs into its Reality Labs division, whose principal work concerns virtual and augmented reality technology.

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Colt SUSPENDS AR Production Citing Market Capacity, Plays Right To Democrats Like Beto – AP

Colt SUSPENDS AR Production Citing Market Capacity, Plays Right To Democrats Like Beto – AP

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Gun-maker Colt is suspending its production of rifles for the civilian market including the popular AR-15, the company said Thursday in a shift it attributed to changes in consumer demand and a market already saturated with similar weapons.

The company said it will focus instead on fulfilling contracts with military and police customers for rifles.

“The fact of the matter is that over the last few years, the market for modern sporting rifles has experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity,” Colt’s chief executive officer, Dennis Veilleux, said in a written statement.… Source

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The UK Supreme Court deals a huge blow to Boris Johnson as his suspension of Parliament and advice to the Queen are declared unlawful – CNN

The UK Supreme Court deals a huge blow to Boris Johnson as his suspension of Parliament and advice to the Queen are declared unlawful – CNN

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Historic ruling: The Supreme Court has ruled that Boris Johnson suspended UK Parliament unlawfully. The landmark decision was unanimous.

Calls for Johnson to resign: Reacting to this morning’s ruling, opposition politicians called on the Prime Minister to resign.

Johnson’s controversial decision: The PM had claimed he shut down Parliament to prepare for a new session, but critics said it was to stifle opposition over Brexit.

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Leyla Acaroglu: the disruptive designer reshaping minds to change the world – UN Environment
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Professional Disruption of WrongThink Mastered at UnSchool

Meet Leyla Acaroglu. She founded "The Unschool of Disruptive Design. Here is an excerpt from the website's page on the disruptive design method: The 12 units in the Disruptive Design Methodology synthesize a broad range of thinking and doing skills and tools, including systems thinking, gamification and game theory, ethics and empathy, life cycle thinking, research strategies, applied systems intervention, cognitive and behavioral sciences, ideation and creative problem solving, and sustainable production. Each of the learning modules fit together to form the practice of Disruptive Design, which is the applied approach to designing creative interventions for positive social change. Leyla Acaroglu: the disruptive designer reshaping minds to change the world – UN Environment Excerpt: Acaroglu is passionate about the need to equip young people with the cognitive and creative tools necessary to take a leap into an alternative future. In 2014, she founded The UnSchool of Disruptive Design—a global experimental knowledge laboratory for creative rebels and change agents. If Acaroglu’s work inspires these budding innovators, they also galvanize her. “The UnSchool and the work I do with these people who are coming to learn how to change in the world, is the biggest optimism shot I could get any day of the week,” she said. In her bid to rework education, Acaroglu has designed a circular economy curriculum—the Circular Classroom—for Finland and is working on another for Southeast Asia. She is also a passionate advocate for disrupting the gender-based stereotypes of leadership. This thinking reflects calls by the United Nations for women to be included as key decision makers in the critical transformation needed to tackle climate change. Editor's Note: It would seem that Leyla has decided not to equip humans to imagine a future of their own preferneces, but rather to continue the Prussian model of education in providing for students the particularly CORRECT future the child should imagine. The phrase "take a leap into an alternative future" describes one future, and a future, it would seem, she has fully mapped out for all of the students she has been given power to engineer, thanks to the United Nations. Leyla falls in line with many of the other social engineers that have come before her. From Robespiere to Pol Pot, history is littered with the dead of the well-intended social engineers of the new human. Let us hope her dream is not fulfilled, for the sake of all.
Boris Gets Bonked by High Court
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Boris Gets Bonked by High Court

Supreme Court rules prorogation UNLAWFUL – The Sun BORIS Johnson has LOST his historic Supreme Court battle on the Parliament shutdown as judges ruled it unlawful. Speaker John Bercow said MPs must “return to the house” as a “matter of urgency” after 11 judges unanimously ruled today…
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This Device Can Recommend the Best Cancer Treatment — Using Just a Patient’s Breath – Discover Magazine

This Device Can Recommend the Best Cancer Treatment — Using Just a Patient’s Breath – Discover Magazine

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The newest cancer sniffer might not be as cute as a sharp-nosed canine, but it could give doctors a new way to determine the best treatment for patients using just the melange of compounds in their breath.

The eNose can detect with 85 percent accuracy if a person will respond to immunotherapy, say researchers in a paper published today in Annals of Oncology. That could make it an alternative to current methods of determining which cancer treatment is best suited to different patients.

 

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New Discovery Advances Flexible Solar Cells a Step Closer to Reality – SciTechDaily
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Bendy No Breaky Solar Cells Could Change the Sun Game

A few scientists made a strange discovery that could lead to new solar cell design and manufacturing, new techniques that could open up the development of flexible, efficient solar cells. The strange discovery has to do with the actual percentage of surface area a solar cell needs to be effective. Take a guess before you read on. New Discovery Advances Flexible Solar Cells a Step Closer to Reality – SciTechDaily Excerpt: Scientists at the University of Warwick have discovered that the electrodes in organic solar cells actually only need ~1% of their surface area to be electrically conductive to be fully effective, which opens the door to using a range of composite materials at the interface between the electrodes and the light harvesting organic semiconductor layers to improve device performance and reduce cost. The discovery, published yesterday (September 11, 2019), is reported in Advanced Functional Materials. The academic lead, Dr Ross Hatton from the University’s Department of Chemistry, said: “It’s widely assumed that if you want to optimize the performance of organic solar cells you need to maximize the area of the interface between the electrodes and the organic semiconductors. We asked whether that was really true.” The researchers developed a model electrode that they could systematically change the surface area of, and found that when as much as 99% of its surface was electrically insulating the electrode still performs as well as if 100% of the surface was conducting, provided the conducting regions aren’t too far apart.
Fed to conduct repo operation again tomorrow, will inject up to $75B into money markets – CNBC
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Fed Prepares $75 Billion Money Market Shock Therapy

It seems the Fed is trying to fix something, something that costs at least $75 billion to fix. They're conducting what's called a 'repo operation' by 'injecting' $75 billion into money markets. Fed to conduct repo operation again tomorrow, will inject up to $75B into money markets – CNBC - VIDEO The Federal Reserve has announced its plans to conduct a repo operation again tomorrow, injecting up to $75B into money markets. CNBC’s Sara Eisen has more.
Engineers Develop 3D-Printed Multimaterial Fiber “Ink” With Embedded Circuitry – SciTechDaily
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Electric Ink Can Print Your iPhone One Day

The kids at MIT have come upon a new advance in 3D printing that will allow 3D printers to print out more complete electronic devices, thanks to embedded circuitry. Engineers Develop 3D-Printed Multimaterial Fiber “Ink” With Embedded Circuitry – SciTechDaily Excerpt: A new method developed by MIT researchers uses standard 3-D printers to produce functioning devices with the electronics already embedded inside. The devices are made of fibers containing multiple interconnected materials, which can light up, sense their surroundings, store energy, or perform other actions. The new 3-D printing method is described in the journal Nature Communication, in a paper by MIT doctoral student Gabriel Loke, professors John Joannopoulos and Yoel Fink, and four others at MIT and elsewhere. The system makes use of conventional 3-D printers outfitted with a special nozzle and a new kind of filament to replace the usual single-material polymer filament, which typically gets fully melted before it’s extruded from the printer’s nozzle. The researchers’ new filament has a complex internal structure made up of different materials arranged in a precise configuration, and is surrounded by polymer cladding on the outside.
We May Have Just Solved Oh-My-God Particle Mystery Using Galactic Filaments – Anton Petrov
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OMG! We Know Where the OMGS Come From!

We May Have Just Solved Oh-My-God Particle Mystery Using Galactic Filaments – Anton Petrov - VIDEO in this video, we will talk about a new study that investigates the origin of The Oh-My-God particle (OMG Particle) and other Ultra High Energy Cosmic Rays
Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy from Darkness – NYTImes
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From Darkness, Comes Power, Literally, Thanks to These Folks

Transformative? New Device Harvests Energy from Darkness – NYTImes Excerpt: Dr. Raman wondered whether he could use all that darkness to make something to light it up, not unlike the way that solar panels generate electricity from the sun’s heat and light.He did. In new research published on Thursday in the journal Joule, Dr. Raman demonstrated a way to harness a dark night sky to power a light bulb.His prototype device employs radiative cooling, the phenomenon that makes buildings and parks feel cooler than the surrounding air after sunset. As Dr. Raman’s device releases heat, it does so unevenly, the top side cooling more than the bottom. It then converts the difference in heat into electricity. In the paper, Dr. Raman described how the device, when connected to a voltage converter, was able to power a white LED…..
Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger – Phys.org
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The Universe Learns It’s Not as Old as It Thought It Was

Study finds the universe might be 2 billion years younger – Phys.org Excerpt: This image made available by the European Space agency shows galaxies in the Hubble Ultra Deep Field 2012, an improved version of the Hubble Ultra Deep Field image. New calculations suggest the universe could be a couple billion years younger than scientists now estimate, and even younger than suggested by two other calculations published this year that trimmed hundreds of millions of years from the age of the cosmos.The huge swings in scientists’ estimates—even this new calculation could be off by billions of years—reflect different approaches to the tricky problem of figuring the universe’s real age….. Scientists estimate the age of the universe by using the movement of stars to measure how fast it is expanding. If the universe is expanding faster, that means it got to its current size more quickly, and therefore must be relatively younger.
How ESA’s Dark Energy Telescope Will Map The ‘Dark Universe’
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3D Mapping the Dark Matter Universe

How ESA’s Dark Energy Telescope Will Map The ‘Dark Universe’ - Seeker - VIDEO ESA is building its first space telescope to investigate how the dark energy and and dark matter control our universe.
Google, Facebook Cozy Up to Publishers as Regulators Circle – The Wall Street Journal
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Google, Facebook Cozy Up to Publishers as Regulators Circle – The Wall Street Journal

Google, Facebook Cozy Up to Publishers as Regulators Circle – The Wall Street Journal Excerpt: Alphabet Inc.’s Google and Facebook Inc. are making concessions long sought by news publishers whose business has been hurt by the platforms’ dominance, moves that some in the media industry see as an effort to pre-empt potential regulatory backlash.Google last week announced changes to how it ranks stories on its news page to better promote original content, addressing publishers’ long-running complaints that their scoops were often overshadowed by quick rewrites by other outlets.
Black Hole Has a Song, and Einstein’s Theory Likes It
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Black Hole Has a Song, and Einstein’s Theory Likes It

Black hole ‘ringing’ confirms Einstein’s theory of relativity – Futurity Excerpt: A new method allows researchers to detect multiple tones from a black hole ringing like a bell—something that most astrophysicists thought would not be possible for a decade or more.The finding confirms Einstein’s theory of general relativity and may help to revolutionize scientists’ understanding of black holes.
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ICE Accidentally Leaks Info On New “Urban Warfare” Facility, Simulating Chicago and Arizona – Timcast

ICE Accidentally Leaks Info On New “Urban Warfare” Facility, Simulating Chicago and Arizona – Timcast

(Tubefire insert from Newsweek) -…the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency failed to redact a document for at least the second time in less than a month after trying to redact the location of a future “urban warfare” training facility that is expected to include “hyper-realistic” simulations of homes, hotels and commercial buildings in Chicago and Arizona.

On Tuesday, ICE published an acquisition form for the procurement of “hyper-realistic training devices” for a new training facility for its expanding Special Response Team (SRT) program on the Federal Business Opportunities (FBO) website.… Source

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Abortion rate in the U.S. falls to a 46-year low, data show – LA Times

Abortion rate in the U.S. falls to a 46-year low, data show – LA Times

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The abortion rate in the United States hit a 46-year low in 2017, a drop experienced in both conservative-led states that have restricted the procedure and liberal-led states that have expanded access, according to a report released Wednesday by a research group that supports abortion rights.

The nationwide rate dropped to 13.5 abortions per 1,000 girls and women ages 15 through 44 in 2017, from 16.9 abortions per 1,000 women in 2011, a decline of 20%, according to data analyzed by the Guttmacher Institute,,,,

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EU Says No-Deal Risk ‘Palpable’ as Court Resumes: Brexit Update – Bloomberg News

EU Says No-Deal Risk ‘Palpable’ as Court Resumes: Brexit Update – Bloomberg News

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Boris Johnson’s government is back in the Supreme Court for the second day of hearings into his decision to suspend Parliament. Judges are waiting for a written statement on what he’ll do if he loses the case, which has the potential to derail his Brexit strategy and even curtail his premiership.

Reporting to the European Parliament on his discussions with Johnson on Monday, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said the risk of a no-deal Brexit on Oct. 31 is now “palpable.” The pound fell.

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Did Scientists Just See Dark Matter Or Is This a New Mystery? – Anton Petrov

Did Scientists Just See Dark Matter Or Is This a New Mystery? – Anton Petrov

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FCC approves Nexstar’s $6.4B takeover of Tribune Media – PitchBook

FCC approves Nexstar’s $6.4B takeover of Tribune Media – PitchBook

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The Federal Communications Commission has voted 3-2 to sign off on Nexstar Media Group‘s $6.4 billion buyout of Chicago-based Tribune Media, clearing the TV takeover’s final hurdle. The development follows the Justice Department’s tentative approval in July, on the condition that the companies divest television stations to mitigate antirust issues. The deal was announced in December.

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This New Massive Planet Breaks Records and May Have Habitable Moons – Anton Petrov

This New Massive Planet Breaks Records and May Have Habitable Moons – Anton Petrov

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Husband fakes his own death to prove his wife hired hitman to kill him – Independent UK

Husband fakes his own death to prove his wife hired hitman to kill him – Independent UK

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To further incriminate his wife, the Texas Rangers staged photographs, featuring an apparently dead Mr Sosa lying in a grave.  Mr Sosa’s face was painted to give the impression that he had been shot in the head.

“That picture, to this day, reflects one of the most difficult things I have ever done in my life,” he said.  An undercover police officer, posing as a hitman, later showed Ms Sosa the photographs.  She reportedly smiled and shook his hand.

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Catalans to vote on greater self governance | World – The Times

Catalans to vote on greater self governance | World – The Times

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Spain’s prime minister has offered to give Catalonia a referendum on greater autonomy as he seeks to pre-empt a new drive for independence from Barcelona’s separatists.

Pedro Sánchez said he was ready to give more powers to Spain’s wealthiest region but would not entertain any vote on independence. “It is a referendum for autonomy, not for self-determination,” he told Spanish radio.

Catalonia already has a high degree of autonomy, controlling its own police service, schools, health service and prisons.

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A Century of Deathly Echoes for Congo After Leopold, the Belgian King that Killed 10 Million People
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A Century of Deathly Echoes for Congo After Leopold, the Belgian King that Killed 10 Million People

King Leopold had a simple task, turn the Congo into a viable money venture To that end, he succeeded. But in the process, he directed actions that led to the deaths of over 10 million people in Congo. The after-effects of that genocide still linger in the land. Caspian Report gives us a brief primer on the history of King Leopold. He also shows us how the specter of Leopold still affects the people of Congo to this day. King Leopold’s ghost still haunts the Congo – The Caspian Report - Video The #Congo’s natural resources have inspired a most unnatural history of greed and violence, which cost the lives of some 10 million. In the heart of Africa lies a country called the Democratic Republic of the Congo. It is a vast place with lush forests, vigorous rivers, and incredible riches such as gold, timber, uranium, cobalt, diamond, etc. These natural resources have inspired a most unnatural history of greed and violence. For over a century, the Congo has been haunted by the memories of its past. While other African nations have come to terms with a history of exploitation and colonisation, the Congo continues to relive the unshakable legacy of one man – King Leopold II of Belgium, whose ventures cost the lives of some 10 million.
Bio-Customized 3D-Printed Sushi is Here, and It’s Weird – Yahoo News
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Raw Fish Printed and Made to Order, Yes…You Heard Me…Printed

In our daily lulz category, there's this item, a story about a food service company that specializes in printing sushi, to exacting specifications by customers, for restaurants. There's something fishy going on, boomer. Yeah there is, but the kids seem to love it. Bio-Customized 3D-Printed Sushi is Here, and It’s Weird – Yahoo News Excerpt: ….how is it possible to make sushi with such precise nutritional requirements when it typically just consists of some rice, seaweed, raw fish, and vegetables? Well, the sushi chefs aren’t exactly in the back of the restaurant chopping ingredients. Everything is prepared by an enormous 3D printer with robotic arms, which injects vitamins and minerals into the food. The company (Open Meals) provided some renderings at the time of what they expected the sushi to look like. Now, we can see photographs that show us just how weird 3D-printed sushi really is. With the way the 3D printer “extrudes” each piece of sushi, the result is strikingly pixelated, looking like something straight out of Super Mario Brothers.
How new translation technology is opening financial floodgates around the world – MarketWatch
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Translating the Power of Translation Software on Human Exchange

The potential for humans to connect across language barriers is only just beginning, with new translation technology already being implemented that is making it easier and easier for humans, and even machines, to talk to each other directly, quickly, efficiently, across space, and now, across semantics. Translation devices are hardly new, but with the rise in sophisticated AI and Machine Learning, these translation tools are becoming faster, more effective, and, significantly cheaper. This means more people will have the power to more regularly communicate with people who speak different languages than their own. The article we feature here focuses more on the commercial aspect of this exchange, but for QFuze, we like to think of the opportunities to push the balance of power towards consensual exchange. This is what excites us most about this technological development, what this will do to extend our humanity to one another, to make ourselves more real, to make it more difficult for us to support our states bombing our friends. The more we talk, generally, the less we fight. How new translation technology is opening financial floodgates around the world – MarketWatch Excerpt: Translation programs aren’t yet tracked specifically by economists, but they have the potential to boost international trade, which stood at $19.5 trillion last year according to World Trade Organization estimates. One big opportunity exists in e-commerce, where the giants of online shopping are already beginning to incorporate translation technology into their businesses. Take eBay Inc. EBAY, +0.20%, the San Jose, Calif.-based online marketplace, which quickly learned that while the internet has made it easy to connect buyers and sellers, international expansion wouldn’t be particularly effective if shoppers weren’t able to understand product listings from abroad. The result is a system that enables shoppers to make search queries in their preferred language and receive translated product listings, while also taking into account the context of a customer’s request…..
Archaeologists Stunned At iPhone-Like Object Found In 2100 Siberian Grave – Tsarizm
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Archaeologists Stunned At iPhone-Like Object Found In 2100 Siberian Grave – Tsarizm

If you think the iPhone 11 is something, you should try and get your hands on the iPhone 1000BC. Tsarizm Archeologists have discovered a strange iPhone-like object adorning the grave of a Siberian woman who died 2,100 years ago, stunning the scientific community. The black rectangular object was located in a burial site known as ‘The Russian Atlantis’ in mountainous Republic of Tuva, for it only appears from under water for few weeks a year. Archeologists jokingly nicknamed the ancient female Natasha, while her accessory was called ‘an iPhone’. 
Pewdiepie Bends The Knee – Geeks and Gamers
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Pewdiepie Bends The Knee – Geeks and Gamers

The former head of the 9 year old army hung up his edgy memes today and traded them in for a nice return to the good graces of Google, and, apparently, also the ADL, which is not going over greatly with his former 9 year old army. (TubeFire Insert from Dexerto ) -The chaos didn’t go unnoticed: PewDiePie published a statement about the controversy on September 11, clarifying that the Christchurch shootings in New Zealand had used his negative image with the mainstream media as a destructive tool, explaining that his donation to the ADL was a step in rectifying this damage.“ …after the Christchurch travesty a few months ago, my own clash with MSM was manipulated as a tool for destruction,” Kjellberg wrote. “Making a donation to the ADL doesn’t make sense to everyone, especially since they’ve outright spoken against me. I wanted to show publicly that I can move past it and move on.”
Flagstaff AZ Schools Closed for Ransomware – Twit TV
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Flagstaff AZ Schools Closed for Ransomware – Twit TV

The pirating of governments through ransomware continues, with a Flagstaff, AZ school district being the latest to fall prey. Twit TV Flagstaff, AZ kids might never have gotten a snow day off school, but now they get a ransomware day off!