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Do You Fear 5G? ‘Green’ Airborne Antennas May Be For You

Do You Fear 5G? ‘Green’ Airborne Antennas May Be For You

A certain demographic have long had concerns about vaccines causing autism, along with fears about GMOs and cellphones causing cancer.That last one has been the least active. Rich people have always been able to afford organic food and to count on poor kids getting enough vaccines to create herd immunity for their special snowflakes, but cell phones are more challenging because they are...

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Compact Speakers Can Be Better Than Ever, Thanks To Controlled Destruction Of Sound

Devices we watch and listen on are smaller than ever, which means speakers for sound are as well. In the past, it was difficult to get quality sound from small parts because sound is still analog when it gets to us, and that takes surface area. Like synthetic grape flavor, using one important part when it requires lots means a result is not quite right. Today's compact speakers are more like...

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Real World Turbulence Is So Difficult To Understand Even Quantum Turbulence Is Simpler To Model

Turbulence is part of the cultural lexicon. For casual situations where there are short-term challenges that just require some managing, people often say they are experiencing turbulence. Anyone who has taken a few plane trips has experienced the bumpy ride caused by turbulence in the air.A new technique for studying turbulence in quantum fluids used a mechanical resonator, a miniscule bar...

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TikTok Is The Newest Chinese App That Might Steal Your Secure Information

TikTok, the short video sharing app owned by Beijing-based ByteDance, has already been banned by the United States military, Wells Fargo, and the nation of India. A new report says no corporate phone, or private devices that may access secure information, should install it. read...

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Forget Propaganda About Nuclear Energy, The Real Radiation Risk For Humans Is Natural Cosmic Rays

Sometimes pop culture becomes fact for the public. When the climate disaster film "The Day After Tomorrow" came out, journalists bizarrely started referencing it as a real climate change scenario, and now that Netflix, the home of anti-science sentiment among streaming services(1), has "Chernobyl" available, people think that is creating mutants.(2)read...

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Computer Scientist Mark Jacobson Can’t Sue His Way To Competence

Starting Science 2.0 in 2006, I was as wide-eyed as anyone new to media could be.  My first month I was sure we were about to discover life on other planets, cancer was going to be cured, chocolate was healthy, resveratrol was the one polyphenol to rule them all. Oh, and academic scientists were going to rush to write for the public because I loved science. (1) read...

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