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Uncanny Valley: A Webcam That Looks Like A Human Eye

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in Technology | Comments Off on Uncanny Valley: A Webcam That Looks Like A Human Eye

Are you being monitored all of the time? You certainly are, by both corporations and the government. It just may not be obvious in the U.S., whereas in London you are filmed by government 300 times each day, and that concerns privacy advocates.

What if the spying were more obvious? Like a webcam that looks like human eye?

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Uncanny Valley: A Webcam That Looks Like A Human Eye

Posted by on Apr 16, 2021 in Technology | Comments Off on Uncanny Valley: A Webcam That Looks Like A Human Eye

Are you being monitored all of the time? You certainly are, by both corporations and the government. It just may not be obvious in the U.S., whereas in London you are filmed by government 300 times each day, and that concerns privacy advocates.

What if the spying were more obvious? Like a webcam that looks like human eye?

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Can AI Help Slow Future Pandemics?

Posted by on Apr 14, 2021 in Technology | Comments Off on Can AI Help Slow Future Pandemics?

If you missed the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, wait a few years and catch the next one. One happened in 2012, and in 2003, and since it was only discovered as distinct from the common cold in the 1960s, they may have been happening forever.

If it isn't coronavirus, it could be a new flu. 

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Conservationists Move Species To Create Natural ‘Fixes’ To Problems, And Sometimes Create Pandemics

Posted by on Apr 13, 2021 in Environment | Comments Off on Conservationists Move Species To Create Natural ‘Fixes’ To Problems, And Sometimes Create Pandemics

Using their own proprietary consultant as the sole source for their "evaluation", US Fish and Wildlife Service once tried to extort up to $30 million from a private landowner in Louisiana, by stating they needed to created a habitat for an "endangered" frog and that was the only suitable location. And the landowner had to pay for it.

Except the frog already lived just fine in Mississippi. Its name was literally the Mississippi Gopher Frog.

Had sue-and-settle groups like Center for Biological Diversity actually won, not only would they have gotten fat from 'legal fees' paid by you and I, they could have created an ecological disaster chain, in the form of foreign parasites and diseases carried by those frogs.(1)

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Trust In Corporate Media Linked To Less Actual Knowledge About COVID-19

Posted by on Apr 12, 2021 in Psychology | Comments Off on Trust In Corporate Media Linked To Less Actual Knowledge About COVID-19

If you see someone on "TODAY" hawking four products per minute they claim are going to make your life better, there is a 100 percent chance it is a paid influencer invited because a producer needed content. Such influencers get paid because it works.

This marketing strategy is also common on Facebook, Twitter, and outlets like Mother Jones, where organic food, supplements, and alternatives to medicine are popular for their demographics who have money and a distrust of science.

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91% Of The World Don’t Live In Polluted Air, And It Has Not Made COVID-19 Worse

Posted by on Apr 8, 2021 in Atmospheric | Comments Off on 91% Of The World Don’t Live In Polluted Air, And It Has Not Made COVID-19 Worse

COVID-19 has been worse than the coronavirus pandemics of 2012 and 2003 yet the air is cleaner than ever, so a new op-ed claiming that 'virtual' pollution - so small you can't see it without an electron microscope - is the reason SARS-CoV-2 has been so bad comes across as silly, and bordering on deceptive.

Even sillier, they claim that 91 percent of planet earth lives in unsafe air.

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Standard Model Rethink: Does Measurement Of Muon Magnetics Mean New Physics Are Coming?

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Physics | Comments Off on Standard Model Rethink: Does Measurement Of Muon Magnetics Mean New Physics Are Coming?

Muons are leptons(1), fundamental particles formed in the atmosphere by cosmic rays that are a heavier cousin of electrons. The Standard Model has three generations of leptons; electrons, muons, and tau plus their three neutrinos. The Standard Model is in line with "the big bang" and measurements of the hydrogen/helium ratio - because the number of types of neutrinos affects the prevalence of helium.

Things were great, or at least in a kind of intellectual détente on the Standard Model, until recently.

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Standard Model Rethink: Does Measurement Of Muon Magnetics Mean New Physics Are Coming?

Posted by on Apr 7, 2021 in Physics | Comments Off on Standard Model Rethink: Does Measurement Of Muon Magnetics Mean New Physics Are Coming?

Muons are leptons(1), fundamental particles formed in the atmosphere by cosmic rays that are a heavier cousin of electrons. The Standard Model has three generations of leptons; electrons, muons, and tau plus their three neutrinos. The Standard Model is in line with "the big bang" and measurements of the hydrogen/helium ratio - because the number of types of neutrinos affects the prevalence of helium.

Things were great, or at least in a kind of intellectual détente on the Standard Model, until recently.

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EU Says It Will Recycle 70% Of Electric Car Batteries – Here’s Why That’s Actually Worse For The Environment

Posted by on Apr 5, 2021 in Environment | Comments Off on EU Says It Will Recycle 70% Of Electric Car Batteries – Here’s Why That’s Actually Worse For The Environment

Electric cars are popular, thanks to government mandates and subsidies, but they have a problem in the distance; massive amounts of battery waste.

The EU, for example, wants to have 30 million electric cars by 2030 and while politicians can ignore the fossil fuel demands and strain on the grid, electric cars bring something they can't ignore; the environmental impact of giant toxic batteries in landfills.

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Imaginarity: New Paper Says The Imaginary Part Of Quantum Mechanics Can Be Observed

Posted by on Mar 31, 2021 in Mathematics | Comments Off on Imaginarity: New Paper Says The Imaginary Part Of Quantum Mechanics Can Be Observed

Mathematics is a language and languages can be used to create stories. It just takes imagination to create time travel or wormholes or theories of strings or lots of nice things theoretical physicists throw into arXiv.

Sometimes math has to create a story because real numbers don't work, even if the physics does.

Wave-particle duality, a foundation of quantum mechanics, has a fascinating science history. James Clerk Maxwell, whose equations govern the device you are reading this article on, couldn't explain everything - he died of cancer at age 46. It was left to Albert Einstein a generation later, in his 1905 paper, to describe light as photons containing properties of both particles and electromagnetic fields - the waves of Maxwell.

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