Es 2020 y todavía no entendemos del todo por qué los aviones se mantienen en el aire | xataca.com #aviones #física #fluidos #vuelo #aviacion #felizsabado

“Laura Martínez Montero – 24 Jun 2020 Agoreros o no, todos hemos apartado la vista de la ventanilla del avión en alguna ocasión, al ver como las alas del avión sufrían varias sacudidas y a nuestro parecer, se movían más de la cuenta. Sí, hemos oído cientos de veces que el avión es el medio … More Es 2020 y todavía no entendemos del todo por qué los aviones se mantienen en el aire | xataca.com #aviones #física #fluidos #vuelo #aviacion #felizsabado

Light-activated ‘CRISPR’ enables fast, precise gene editing and detection of DNA repair | NSF – National Science Foundation #science #dna #geneediting #technology

“NSF Public Affairs – June 23, 2020 In a series of experiments co-funded by the National Science Foundation, scientists at Johns Hopkins have used light as a trigger to make quick, precise cuts in the genomic material of human cancer cell lines. The researchers cut the DNA within seconds using a molecular scalpel known as … More Light-activated ‘CRISPR’ enables fast, precise gene editing and detection of DNA repair | NSF – National Science Foundation #science #dna #geneediting #technology

Adhesive film turns smartwatch into biochemical health monitoring system | NSF – National Science Foundation #science #technology #health #wearables

“NSF Public Affairs – June 23, 2020 Engineers funded by the National Science Foundation and affiliated with UCLA have designed a thin adhesive film that could upgrade a consumer smartwatch into a health-monitoring system. The system looks for chemical indicators found in sweat to give a real-time snapshot of what’s happening inside the body. A … More Adhesive film turns smartwatch into biochemical health monitoring system | NSF – National Science Foundation #science #technology #health #wearables

What Is The Difference Between THCA & THC? | weedmaps.com #weed #legalizeit #high #health #THC #THCA #CBD #CBDA #food

“Weedmaps.com (no author specified in original) – Read online on 14/06/2020 (no visible publication date in the original) Why we get high on THC and not THCA, how cannabinoids convert, and raw cannabis as a superfood Surprise! You’re just not going to get high by eating that freshly picked weed. At all. When cannabis is … More What Is The Difference Between THCA & THC? | weedmaps.com #weed #legalizeit #high #health #THC #THCA #CBD #CBDA #food

Capitalism Isn’t Working. But What Would a Viable Socialist System Look Like? | jacobinmag #socialism #capitalism #alternative #economy

“Ben Burgis – 05.21.2020 “Socialism” is a somewhat open-ended term. Under capitalism, firms are in the hands of neither workers nor society as a whole, but rather a separate class of owners. These capitalists decide what gets produced, how it’s produced, and how to distribute profits. Socialists of all flavors want to change that. Michael … More Capitalism Isn’t Working. But What Would a Viable Socialist System Look Like? | jacobinmag #socialism #capitalism #alternative #economy

Elon Musk’s New Baby’s Name Is Actually Less Absurd Than His Anti-Democratic, Quasi-Eugenicist Views | JacobinMag #elonmusk #distopia #capitalism #eugenics #covid19

“Paris Marx – 05.07.2020 Elon Musk, America’s most online billionaire, recently took a break from spreading coronavirus misinformation and crashing his company’s market value on Twitter to be with his girlfriend, Canadian pop singer Grimes, for the birth of their new baby. But the pair wasn’t content to just enjoy their newborn bliss. Musk set … More Elon Musk’s New Baby’s Name Is Actually Less Absurd Than His Anti-Democratic, Quasi-Eugenicist Views | JacobinMag #elonmusk #distopia #capitalism #eugenics #covid19

SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED #moon #tardigrade #space #infection

“Science – 08.05.2019 It was just before midnight on April 11 and everyone at the Israel Aerospace Industries mission control center in Yehud, Israel, had their eyes fixed on two large projector screens. On the left screen was a stream of data being sent back to Earth by Beresheet, its lunar lander, which was about … More SpaceIL’s Crashed Spacecraft Spilled Tardigrades on the Moon | WIRED #moon #tardigrade #space #infection

The woman who explained the stars

“Giuseppina Fabbiano – 24 FEBRUARY 2020 What Stars Are Made Of: The Life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin Donovan Moore Harvard Univ. Press (2020) Male astronomers often achieve a popular fame that eluded one of the field’s most distinguished women: Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin. That should be remedied by Donovan Moore’s engaging and accessible biography. It skilfully opens up Payne’s achievements … More The woman who explained the stars

How to Download Your Facebook Data and What to Look for in It | WIRED #facebook #privacy #data #cambridgeanalytica 

“LOUISE MATSAKIS – 28Mar 2018 You’ve likely heard by now about Cambridge Analytica, the shadowy, Trump-affiliated data analysis firm that reportedly siphoned off information belonging to 50 million Facebook users, according to The Guardian and Observer, along with The New York Times. In the wake of the scandal over Facebook’s privacy practices, users have become newly interested in the data … More How to Download Your Facebook Data and What to Look for in It | WIRED #facebook #privacy #data #cambridgeanalytica 

I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left. | Medium – Business #google #humanrights #china #freespeech #censorship

“Ross LaJeunesse – 2 Jan 2020 When I walked out the door on my last day as Google’s Head of International Relations, I couldn’t help but think of my first day at the company. I had exchanged a wood-paneled office, a suit and tie, and the job of wrestling California’s bureaucracy as Governor Schwarzenegger’s deputy chief … More I Was Google’s Head of International Relations. Here’s Why I Left. | Medium – Business #google #humanrights #china #freespeech #censorship

End to Aids in sight as huge study finds drugs stop HIV transmission | Society | The Guardian

“Sarah Boseley and Hannah Devlin – 2 May 2019 An end to the Aids epidemic could be in sight after a landmark study found men whose HIV infection was fully suppressed by antiretroviral drugs had no chance of infecting their partner. The success of the medicine means that if everyone with HIV were fully treated, … More End to Aids in sight as huge study finds drugs stop HIV transmission | Society | The Guardian

Chinese scientists insert human brain gene into monkeys | CBS News

“JASON SILVERSTEIN – APRIL 25, 2019 Scientists in China may have created a new kind of monkey — and with it, a big ethical dilemma. Researchers inserted a human brain gene into monkeys, in an experiment with the potential to cross the wires of human and animal intelligence. A study published last month in Beijing’s National Science … More Chinese scientists insert human brain gene into monkeys | CBS News

X-Ray Photography: An Unusual Type Of Close-Up Work | Shutterbug #xray #photo #nature

“Jim Zuckerman – Apr 24, 2015 I have wanted to photograph some of nature’s details with x-rays, but I just never got around to doing it. In writing this issue of the Petersen’s Photographic Digital Photography Guide, I thought it would be interesting for you to see what can be done with this unique way … More X-Ray Photography: An Unusual Type Of Close-Up Work | Shutterbug #xray #photo #nature

Robótica: Crean nano-robots inyectables que detectan y destruyen tumores cancerígenos en horas | El Confidencial

“Un minúsculo robot hecho con origami capaz de localizar tumores y estrangularlos hasta provocarles un infarto. Suena a ciencia-ficción, pero es nanotecnología de última generación, obra de un equipo de científicos de las universidades del estado de Arizona (ASU) y el Centro Nacional de Nanociencia y Tecnología chino. Este artilugio, que tiene un tamaño de 90 por 60 nanómetros … More Robótica: Crean nano-robots inyectables que detectan y destruyen tumores cancerígenos en horas | El Confidencial

Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps? | The New York Times #ancientDNA #humansciences #humanesciences 

“By Gideon Lewis-Kraus, Jan. 17, 2019 PART I 1. The Ghosts of Teouma A faint aura of destiny seems to hover over Teouma Bay. It’s not so much the landscape, with its ravishing if boilerplate tropical splendor — banana and mango trees, coconut and pandanus palms, bougainvillea, the apprehensive trill of the gray-eared honeyeater — as it … More Is Ancient DNA Research Revealing New Truths — or Falling Into Old Traps? | The New York Times #ancientDNA #humansciences #humanesciences 

Resiste al algoritmo, sal de la burbuja | Tendencias | EL PAÍS Retina #burbujainformativa #Facebook #Twitter #desinformación 

“Lo que tú crees que “todo el mundo dice” en las redes sociales solo se dice en tu muro. Un oscuro algoritmo construye un relato de la opinión pública distorsionado específicamente para ti. No es solo lo que eliges seguir, que eso ya te delata. Es que el robot te sugiere contenidos y perfiles, te … More Resiste al algoritmo, sal de la burbuja | Tendencias | EL PAÍS Retina #burbujainformativa #Facebook #Twitter #desinformación 

How Plato Foresaw Facebook’s Folly | The New York Times #Facebook #Plato #Zukerberg #FelizDomingo

“In ancient Egypt there lived a wise king named Thamus. One day he was visited by a clever god called Theuth. Theuth was an inventor of many useful things: arithmetic and geometry; astronomy and dice. But his greatest discovery, so he believed, “was the use of letters.” And it was this invention that Theuth was … More How Plato Foresaw Facebook’s Folly | The New York Times #Facebook #Plato #Zukerberg #FelizDomingo

Scientists find “evidence” of a multidimensional #universe INSIDE our #brain

An exciting discovery has been made by scientists as they have uncovered that the human brain contains structures and shapes that may have up to eleven dimensions.  Neuroscientists welcome the findings saying: “We have found a world that we had never imagined before.” With the help of Mathematical methods of algebraic topology, scientists have fond structures and multidimensional … More Scientists find “evidence” of a multidimensional #universe INSIDE our #brain

It’s better to be born rich than gifted | The Washington Post  #inequality #capitalism #education

“A revolution in genomics is creeping into economics. It allows us to say something we might have suspected, but could never confirm: money trumps genes. Using one new, genome-based measure, economists found genetic endowments are distributed almost equally among children in low-income and high-income families. Success is not. The least-gifted children of high-income parents graduate … More It’s better to be born rich than gifted | The Washington Post  #inequality #capitalism #education

Smart #aliens might live within 33,000 light-years of Earth. A new study explains why we haven’t found them yet. | Business Insider España

“The cosmos almost screams with the possibility of intelligent alien life. Hundreds of billions of galaxies drift through the visible universe, each one harboring hundreds of billions of stars, and each of those stars in turn shelters roughly a handful of planets. Even if the trillion-or-so planets in every galaxy aren’t habitable, countless water-rich moons orbiting these lifeless worlds might be. … More Smart #aliens might live within 33,000 light-years of Earth. A new study explains why we haven’t found them yet. | Business Insider España

100% renewable electricity worldwide is a new cost-effective reality | medium.com

“Last year, Costa Rica has beaten its own record. The Central American country has run 300 days on electricity generated solely from renewable energy. Following the steps of Norway and Iceland, Costa Rica is about to showcase to the world how an emerging country can succeed in transitioning to a fossil-free electricity system. Renewable energy … More 100% renewable electricity worldwide is a new cost-effective reality | medium.com

We Can’t Do It Ourselves – LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

“How to live a more sustainable life? This question generates a lot of debate that is focused on what individuals can do in order to address problems like climate change. For example, people are encouraged to shop locally, to buy organic food, to install home insulation, or to cycle more often. But how effective is individual … More We Can’t Do It Ourselves – LOW-TECH MAGAZINE

Barcelona prescinde de Endesa y se conecta a su propia eléctrica | ElPeriodico.es

“Sábado 30 de junio del 2018, Endesa acaba de perder a uno de sus mayores clientes, el Ayuntamiento de Barcelona, de aquellos que pagan una factura anual de 34 millones de eurosa. A medianoche, los semáforos, las farolas de la vía pública y el alumbrado de las bibliotecas y de cualquier otro tipo de edificio … More Barcelona prescinde de Endesa y se conecta a su propia eléctrica | ElPeriodico.es

Bedazzled by Energy Efficiency | LOW-TECH MAGAZINE #cleanenergy #energyefficiency

“To focus on energy efficiency is to make present ways of life non-negotiable. However, transforming present ways of life is key to mitigating climate change and decreasing our dependence on fossil fuels. Energy efficiency policy Energy efficiency is a cornerstone of policies to reduce carbon emissions and fossil fuel dependence in the industrialised world. For … More Bedazzled by Energy Efficiency | LOW-TECH MAGAZINE #cleanenergy #energyefficiency