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Is It Possible To Promote ‘Trustworthy’ News Without Creating Bias?

Implicit Racism tests say you are a bigot, it is only a question of how much. Social justice warriors and others in the humanities insist that even a field like astronomy is inevitably a reflex of the power of the socially privileged.Given that science is always under fire from all sides, is there a way for science to guide technology on ways to help the public find trustworthy sources without...

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Facial Recognition Is Finally Raising Questions About Government Accountability

For most of this century, anyone in London has been photographed and filmed an average of 300 times each day. Their reasoning to start such intrusive scrutiny was that England, Wales, and Scotland led the developed world in crime, and a tourist attraction like London needed extra monitoring.read...

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Using Cell Lines And A Bioreactor, Finland Has Developed The Future Of Coffee

Using Cell Lines And A Bioreactor, Finland Has Developed The Future Of Coffee

Coffee may be about to get its first significant upgrade in 600 years. That's not to say there haven't been efforts to modernize coffee production since its earliest days in Sufi shrines, but that has been mainly in technology. The pan, like you use in delicious Turkish coffee, gave way to a syphon, which used the awesome power of heat-created vacuum physics, then gave way to its opposite, using...

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PlakTak: The Military Has Developed Candy That’s Healthy

The US military has quietly led to a lot of technological advancements that few know about. One recent example; before we had a serious COVID-19 infectious disease problem to worry about, the US National Institutes of Health tried to use Ebola in parts of Africa to ask Congress for $100 million in emergency funding to combat it. In the US. Where it did not exist.read...

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We Don’t Need Facebook Authoritarianism: Casual People Spot Fake News As Well As Paid Fact Checkers

We Don’t Need Facebook Authoritarianism: Casual People Spot Fake News As Well As Paid Fact Checkers

It has become common for political activists to demand that social media engage in bans and content warnings, because the other side is too stupid to know false facts from the real kind. In reality, everyone who takes their politics too seriously is inclined to believe the worst when it comes to others, and calling for bans is more of a patronizing way to pretend they care about discourse when...

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Terahertz Band – 6G Cell Service Has Science Obstacles That Can Be Overcome, But Cultural Ones May Be Insurmountable

There are lots of advertisements for 5G cellular service but it still isn't available in most places, and devices that take advantage of it are in relatively low use. Better quality cat videos on a 5-inch screen are not all that compellingSooner rather than later, people are going to want the haptic internet - a virtual reality tactile experience far more advanced than a vibrating Xbox...

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