Monthly Archives: August 2018

Probiotics are drugs, so we should test them like drugs

https://www.popsci.com/probiotic-pills-risks-testing?dom=rss-default&src=syn Bacteria used to have an almost unanimously negative connotation. For good reason: The microscopic beings caused infections that made us ill and often killed us. It wasn’t until recently that scientists realized far more bacteria help keep us healthy … Continue reading

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This Is A Sailboat And Those Are Sails

https://jalopnik.com/this-is-a-sailboat-and-those-are-sails-1828740311 We are undeniably using up what little remains of Earth’s petroleum, and because of that, it’s getting expensive. To reduce fuel costs, shipping companies are turning back to sailboats. Yes, seriously. Sailboats. But they don’t look like any sails … Continue reading

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A new painkiller promises relief without addiction, but there’s still lots to do

https://www.popsci.com/non-addictive-painkiller-opioid?dom=rss-default&src=syn The United States is currently grappling with a crisis in opioid addiction. The federal government estimates that 2.1 million people had an opioid use disorder in 2016, spurring the Department of Health and Human Services to declare the problem … Continue reading

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California Is Now Inches Away From Restoring Net Neutrality

https://gizmodo.com/california-is-now-inches-away-from-restoring-net-neutra-1828701308 After months of grueling committee proceedings, the California State Assembly on Thursday passed Senate Bill 822, all but ensuring that residents will soon enjoy the strongest net neutrality protections in the country. “Today’s vote is a huge win for … Continue reading

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Experimental Scania bus runs on French winery waste

https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/30/scania-bus-french-wine-waste/ Biofuel is where you find it, it seems. Some companies turn wood pulp into fuel, some simply use garbage. In France, grape marc is plentiful, as that is a side product of winemaking; French companies have found a way … Continue reading

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9 Movies With AI That Became Self-Aware and Made Humankind Very Sorry

https://io9.gizmodo.com/9-movies-with-ai-that-became-self-aware-and-made-humank-1828635531 Arnold Schwarzenegger in Terminator 2: Judgment Day.Image: TriStar Pictures Who could forget the events of August 29, 1997—when Skynet became self-aware and launched a whole mess of nukes, unleashing “Judgment Day?” Today’s a holiday for Terminator fans, and it’s … Continue reading

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Man Makes Death Stranding’s Robotic Arm

https://kotaku.com/man-makes-death-strandings-robotic-arm-1828708541 In Death Stranding, Norman Reedus’ character Sam has a robotic detector to locate Chiral enemies. YouTuber Kantaro Studio made his own. The clip below shows how he brought the Chiral detector to life. The project took around 60 days … Continue reading

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