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Calling all Electrical / Semiconductor Industry Engineers
by BayArea in #SciTech on 17 Nov 2017  4 comments, latest 4 hours ago
#SciTechHi guys, I have a colleague new to the semiconductor industry and I'd like to recommend a top notch book covering the introduction to the semiconductor industry and basics of...

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When will the Earth try to kill us again? (arstechnica.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #SciTech on 16 Nov 2017  5 comments, latest a day ago
Most mass extinctions began with vast convulsions of Earth’s interior—can we detect that?Our planet Earth has extinguished large portions of its inhabitants several times since the dawn of animals. And...

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To think critically, you have to be both analytical and motivated (arstechnica.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #SciTech on 16 Nov 2017  Posted a day ago
In a world where accusations of "fake news" are thrown around essentially at random, critical thinking would seem to be a must. But this is also a world where the...

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Cell-based therapy for type 1 diabetes (sciencedaily.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #SciTech on 16 Nov 2017  1 comment, latest a day ago
Type 1 diabetes has been successfully reveresed in a mouse model by infusing blood stem cells pre-treated to produce more of a protein called PD-L1, which is deficient in mice...

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10 Award-Winning Optical Illusions and Brain Puzzles (mentalfloss.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #SciTech on 16 Nov 2017  Posted a day ago
From the new book Champions of Illusion: The Science Behind Mind-Boggling Images and Mystifying Brain Puzzles. Created by Susana Martinez-Conde and Stephen Macknik, professors of ophthalmology, neurology, physiology, and pharmacology...

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Why would anyone hate the Medical Industrial Complex's Free Market Entrepenuriship ? (market-ticker.org)
by HEY YOU in #scitech on 15 Nov 2017  1 comment, latest 2 days ago
#scitechhttps://market-ticker.

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Mantle plume nearly as hot as Yellowstone supervolcano is melting Antarctic ice sheet (usatoday.com)
by Sniper in #scitech on 9 Nov 2017  19 comments, latest 4 days ago
All this time, we were told by the "experts" that Antarctic was melting because of Global Warming. Apparent the science ISN'T settled. Antarctica is getting a little hot under the...

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Ex-Google Engineer Just Reinvented the Measuring Cup (mentalfloss.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #SciTech on 4 Oct 2017  4 comments, latest a month ago
Joshua Redstone has made a bold claim for his recent Kickstarter venture: He’s developed a better measuring cup.According to the Boston Business Journal, Redstone spent four years tinkering with a...

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What If the Smallest Black Hole Entered the Solar System?
by Dan8267 in #scitech on 3 Oct 2017  4 comments, latest a month ago
#scitech

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Coolest fucking thing ever
by Dan8267 in #scitech on 30 Sep 2017  8 comments, latest 2 months ago
#scitech

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Ancient papyrus reveals secret of how Ancient Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza in 2600BC (ibtimes.co.uk)
by BayAreaObserver in #SciTech on 24 Sep 2017  11 comments, latest 2 months ago
Archaeologists believe that they have finally solved the mystery of how the Ancient Egyptians built the Great Pyramid of Giza.The pyramid is the oldest and only survivor of the Seven...

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Billions of devices imperiled by new clickless Bluetooth attack (arstechnica.com)
by BayAreaObserver in #SciTech on 13 Sep 2017  3 comments, latest 2 months ago
BlueBorne exploit works against unpatched devices running Android, Linux, or Windows.BlueBorne, as the researchers have dubbed their attack, is notable for its unusual reach and effectiveness. Virtually any Android, Linux,...

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A beginner’s guide to online censorship (comparitech.com)
by Dan8267 in #scitech on 9 Sep 2017  Posted 2 months ago
https://www.comparitech.com/bl #scitech#politics

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Amazon Alexa
by Dan8267 in #scitech on 16 Jul 2017  2 comments, latest 2 months ago
#scitech

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NPR right now: Science Friday, how climate change made Harvey much worse (stream.wlrn.mobi)
by Dan8267 in #scitech on 1 Sep 2017  Posted 3 months ago
http://stream.wlrn.mobi/WLRNFM The laws of thermodynamics are unforgiving. The flooding was exasperated by the rising sea levels and by the warmer air holding more water.The effect of the warmer atmosphere is...

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Skynet and terminators inevitable (wired.com)
by Dan8267 in #scitech on 28 Aug 2017  4 comments, latest 3 months ago
https://www.wired.com/story/so A recent report on artificial intelligence and war commissioned by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence concluded that the technology is set to massively magnify military power....

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Hope your watching the eclipse. It's spectacular.
by Dan8267 in #scitech on 21 Aug 2017  8 comments, latest 3 months ago
Just remember to put on your certified eclipse glasses first before looking at anything except the totality if your lucky enough to be in the totality. Or get a box...

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Sam Harris on Artificial Intelligence
by Dan8267 in #scitech on 20 Aug 2017  Posted 3 months ago
Interesting... #scitech

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Ravens are so smart its actually kind of disconcerting, new study finds (popsci.com)
by Dan8267 in #scitech on 14 Aug 2017  4 comments, latest 3 months ago
http://www.popsci.com/ravens-s Ravens, as it turns out, will often choose to forgo a tasty morsel now in favor of getting access to a better treat later. Faced with a food tidbit...

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Climate change threatens coffee (popsci.com)
by Dan8267 in #scitech on 14 Aug 2017  Posted 3 months ago
Finally some reason that the conservative right might give a shit about climate change. Climate change will make your coffee cost more and taste worse Most people think that climate...
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