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.
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…..
The Rise of the Off-Grid Audience Builder- Thai Rivera Drops Bombs on the SNL Gillis De-Shipping
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The Rise of the Off-Grid Audience Builder- Thai Rivera Drops Bombs on the SNL Gillis De-Shipping

Thai Rivera, the Absolute Best LGBTQ comedian in the world, drops some sober, non-partisan, nearly ruthless truth regarding the recent #CancelCulture bullseye, Shane Gillis, who was fired from SNL before he ever came on because, well, past racisms posted on the social medias. Rather than moan about another #CancelCulture torching, or, on the other side, shouting out for joy at another successful removal of racisms, Thai analyses it from a purely comedy market standpoint.  The reality, essentially, is, if you are a comedian, most likely, you have no protection from past racisms, bigotisms and whatnot.  However, all is not lost. From the 1:00 mark to the 2:16 mark of the video, Thai offers what might possibly be the best response to Cancel Culture (though he doesn't use that term), use the spotlight to push your own original content out there.  Build your audiences, in other words, off the grid. From the 3:25 mark to the 4:22 mark, Thai makes an observation about the corporate reality for white comics, making, I assume, more of a case for comics building their audiences off-grid. From the 9:00 mark to the 9:28 mark Thai makes the final case for not depending on the corporate trough for your comic revenues.
A gene-editing first: scientists tried CRISPR to fight HIV – News 12 New Jersey
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Gene-Editing Could Bring Life-Saving Hope to Children with AIDS

CRISPR is being used to attack the Aids virus for the first time.  Can science end Aids with the gene-editing power of CRISPR. The work could lead to a breakthrough in Aids research that could be particularly effective at helping children afflicted with the disease. News 12 New Jersey Scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure a patient’s HIV infection by providing blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS virus. The gene-editing tool has long been used in research labs, and a Chinese scientist was scorned last year when he revealed he used it on embryos that led to the birth of twin girls. Editing embryos is considered too risky, partly because the DNA changes can pass to future generations.
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Locking Up New Plants in Intellectual Property, the New Colonialism

The patent warriors have taken their efforts to perpetually profit from the ideas of others one step forward by stepping up their patent-squatting, pirating efforts in…farming.  That’s right, you folks might not even be aware of how small numbers of companies are securing patents on new planet ‘designs,’ assuring that any great discovery in farming will be controlled and sold at high price to the few who could afford the ‘product.’

Case in point is what happened to an Indian gentleman from Gujarat.  He went and messed up and dared grow plants with patented seeds. … Source

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US Scientists 3D Print Miniature Human Heart – Geek

US Scientists 3D Print Miniature Human Heart – Geek

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Scientists have successfully 3D printed a miniature human heart.Chicago-based biotech firm Biolife4D recently took a significant step toward its goal of producing a full-sized human heart viable for transplant.  The mini milestone, led by Chief Science Officer Ravi Birla, boasts the structure of a standard-sized heart—including four internal chambers.  It’s the closest anyone has gotten to producing a fully functioning heart through 3D bioprinting, according to the company.

“We are extremely proud of what we have accomplished, from the ability to 3D bioprint human cardiac tissue last summer to a mini heart with full structure now,” Birla said in a statement.

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