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Posted: Jan 20, 2017 - 5:07am

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The Man in the Zebra Suit Knows the Secret of the Stripes
 
Turns out that biting flies do not like landing on black and white surfaces. I would have guessed that zebras developed stripes for the same reason that everyone does everything, to impress females.

 
So... they evolved for their own comfort. Good for them.
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Posted: Jan 20, 2017 - 5:01am



The Man in the Zebra Suit Knows the Secret of the Stripes
 
Turns out that biting flies do not like landing on black and white surfaces. I would have guessed that zebras developed stripes for the same reason that everyone does everything, to impress females.
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Posted: Jan 18, 2017 - 12:33pm

What Scientific Term Or Concept Ought To Be More Widely Known? (Edge Annual Question 2017)

Introduction
Of all the scientific terms or concepts that ought to be more widely known to help to clarify and inspire science-minded thinking in the general culture, none are more important than “science” itself.

Many people, even many scientists, have traditionally had a narrow view of science as controlled, replicated experiments performed in the laboratory—and as consisting quintessentially of physics, chemistry, and molecular biology. The essence of science is conveyed by its Latin etymology: scientia, meaning knowledge. The scientific method is simply that body of practices best suited for obtaining reliable knowledge. The practices vary among fields: the controlled laboratory experiment is possible in molecular biology, physics, and chemistry, but it is either impossible, immoral, or illegal in many other fields customarily considered sciences, including all of the historical sciences: astronomy, epidemiology, evolutionary biology, most of the earth sciences, and paleontology. If the scientific method can be defined as those practices best suited for obtaining knowledge in a particular field, then science itself is simply the body of knowledge obtained by those practices.

Science—that is, reliable methods for obtaining knowledge—is an essential part of psychology and the social sciences, especially economics, geography, history, and political science. Not just the broad observation-based and statistical methods of the historical sciences but also detailed techniques of the conventional sciences (such as genetics and molecular biology and animal behavior) are proving essential for tackling problems in the social sciences. Science is nothing more nor less than the most reliable way of gaining knowledge about anything, whether it be the human spirit, the role of great figures in history, or the structure of DNA. (...)


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Posted: Jan 17, 2017 - 9:40am

'Peace' signs risk fingerprint theft, says Japanese study
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Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 6:07pm

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i'm fairly certain that is considered porn in some states...



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Posted: Dec 19, 2016 - 4:41pm


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Posted: Dec 15, 2016 - 8:16am


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Posted: Nov 29, 2016 - 2:47pm

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I bet you say that to all the electrons.

 
Electrons do tend to respond to positive reinforcement.

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Posted: Nov 29, 2016 - 1:46pm

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Intriguing.

 
I bet you say that to all the electrons.


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Posted: Nov 29, 2016 - 1:40pm

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Intriguing.
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Posted: Nov 29, 2016 - 1:01pm

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Posted: Aug 27, 2016 - 9:20pm


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Posted: Aug 19, 2016 - 2:44pm

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i think that is happening now (tech is moving so fast it's hard for us to keep up {#Wink} )

i saw where nissan has new engine tech that could boost power and fuel economy

 
Nissan’s Crafty Engine Ends a Century of Compromise

edit: my car, newer mazda 6 gets outstanding fuel economy

25/38 mpg

i'm averaging 25 mpg in my normal driving

i've only taken one trip in it and i didn't track the mpg
 
My '97 Saab gets 36-37 highway (subtract approx 1.5 mpg with ac on) and 25-27 in town. But it does need premium.
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Posted: Aug 19, 2016 - 2:28pm

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So we can get driverless cars in 5 years, but we still cant improve fuel economy above the low 20 mpg for the average car?
 
i think that is happening now (tech is moving so fast it's hard for us to keep up {#Wink} )

i saw where nissan has new engine tech that could boost power and fuel economy

 
Nissan’s Crafty Engine Ends a Century of Compromise

edit: my car, newer mazda 6 gets outstanding fuel economy

25/38 mpg

i'm averaging 25 mpg in my normal driving

i've only taken one trip in it and i didn't track the mpg

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Posted: Aug 19, 2016 - 2:19pm

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say what?

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it plans to deploy a fully autonomous and driverless ride-hailing car by 2021. Ford today announces its intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service. CEO Mark Fields set the target at Ford’s Research and Innovation facility here, which will double its staff to 300 and grow its footprint by 150,000 square feet by year’s end to respond to the challenge.“This is one example of how we’re thinking about expanding our business into mobility more broadly,” Fields told USA TODAY. “Taking the driver out of the equation improves the economics for us as well as consumers.” Currently, Ford is testing around a dozen self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrids on California, Michigan and Arizona roads. Its goal is to introduce cars with no steering wheels or pedals.
 



 
So we can get driverless cars in 5 years, but we still cant improve fuel economy above the low 20 mpg for the average car?
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Posted: Aug 19, 2016 - 2:05pm

Modified rice has five times the zinc and iron and could help eliminate micronutrient deficiency to save over 1 million lives each year and boost GDP of poor nations over 20%

Being able to prevent anemia and micronutrient deficiency in nearly two billion poor people will save over a million lives each year, prevent stunting which reduces IQ and boost productivity and GDP by over 20%. Success in this public health area would be one of the biggest things in reducing world poverty and improving public health in those countries.

Iron and zinc deficiencies are widespread in the developing world and cause serious human disorders, such as child stunting, increased maternal mortality and iron-deficiency anaemia. In some communities, up to 80 percent of the diet comes from rice, which is a poor source of these vital nutrients. Zinc deficiency is a major cause of stunting among children. About 165 million children with stunted growth run a risk of compromised cognitive development and physical capability. The IQ scores of the severely stunted children at eight years of age were 11 points lower than those of the children who were not stunted. When the children in the study were tested again at age 11, those who had been most severely stunted at age 2 still scored lower on the intelligence test than children who had not been stunted, although the gap was narrower at about 5 IQ points. The World Health Organisation estimates two billion people, or 30 per cent of the world’s population, are anaemic, in many cases due to iron deficiency. This condition leaves people weak and lethargic and poses a significant and even fatal health risk to pregnant women and their children. Equal numbers are at risk of zinc deficiency with severe health consequences including stunted growth and impaired immune function.

 

 

more info from the university of melbourne here

 



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Posted: Aug 18, 2016 - 9:13am

Uber’s First Self-Driving Fleet Arrives in Pittsburgh This Month

 

 

 


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Posted: Aug 17, 2016 - 5:45am

say what?

Ford Motor Co. said Tuesday it plans to deploy a fully autonomous and driverless ride-hailing car by 2021. Ford today announces its intent to have a high-volume, fully autonomous SAE level 4-capable vehicle in commercial operation in 2021 in a ride-hailing or ride-sharing service. CEO Mark Fields set the target at Ford’s Research and Innovation facility here, which will double its staff to 300 and grow its footprint by 150,000 square feet by year’s end to respond to the challenge. “This is one example of how we’re thinking about expanding our business into mobility more broadly,” Fields told USA TODAY. “Taking the driver out of the equation improves the economics for us as well as consumers.” Currently, Ford is testing around a dozen self-driving Ford Fusion Hybrids on California, Michigan and Arizona roads. Its goal is to introduce cars with no steering wheels or pedals.
 


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Posted: Aug 16, 2016 - 5:10pm


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Posted: Aug 16, 2016 - 5:50am

CRISPR 101: A crash course on the revolutionary gene editing tool that’s changing the world

what is crispr a beginners guide dna editing

For something that’s been called “a household name for molecular biologists,” many of you have probably never heard of CRISPR, and don’t know why you should be excited (or, possibly, terrified). It’s all about advanced gene therapy and splicing – and it’s bringing sci-fi ideas straight into reality. Here’s a quick FAQ on the science behind CRISPR and why the world is paying such close attention.

Okay, what is CRISPR and what does it stand for?

CRISPR refers to unusual DNA sequences that help protect organisms by identifying threats – especially viruses – and attacking them. The name stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats. Yes, that sounds a little ridiculous, but it’s actually a very accurate description when looking at the DNA sequences themselves. They are clustered, they are spaced out at clear intervals, and when assigned letter values they do look like short palindromes repeating over and over with slight variations.

 Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/cool-tech/what-is-crispr-a-beginners-guide/#ixzz4HV04Bjfq




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