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Negligent Genocide…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Fascism, Human Rights, Politics Under Penal Code 192b PC, California law defines involuntary manslaughter as the unintentional killing of another person, while committing either a crime that is not an inherently dangerous felony or a lawful act that might produce death. A conviction is punishable by up to 4 years inContinue reading “Negligent Genocide…”

One Small Step…

Topics: Moonbase, NASA, Space Exploration, Spaceflight, Star Trek Cultural references: Neil Armstrong’s quote: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind,” and the title of a Star Trek Voyager episode, season 6, episode 8. On August 4, 1972, the sun unleashed an incandescent whip of energy from its surface and flung it towardContinue reading “One Small Step…”

NEMS Photothermal Microscopy…

Topics: Microscopy, Nanotechnology, NEMS, Physics, Research ABSTRACT Single-molecule microscopy has become an indispensable tool for biochemical analysis. The capability of characterizing distinct properties of individual molecules without averaging has provided us with a different perspective for the existing scientific issues and phenomena. Recently, super-resolution fluorescence microscopy techniques have overcome the optical diffraction limit by theContinue reading “NEMS Photothermal Microscopy…”

4G on the Moon…

Topics: Cellular Service, Moonbase, NASA, Space Exploration, Spaceflight Telecom equipment supplier Nokia will use a $14.1 million grant to build the moon’s first wireless network as part of NASA’s plans to establish a human presence there. NASA is investing the money in Nokia-owned American research company Bell Labs, which will build the 4G-LTE network, it said onContinue reading “4G on the Moon…”

Modeling Spread…

Topics: Biology, Computer Modeling, COVID-19, Research TOKYO (Reuters) – A Japanese supercomputer showed that humidity can have a large effect on the dispersion of virus particles, pointing to heightened coronavirus contagion risks in dry, indoor conditions during the winter months. The finding suggests that the use of humidifiers may help limit infections during times whenContinue reading “Modeling Spread…”

Altered States…

Topics: Civics, Civil Rights, Fascism, Human Rights, Politics When the United States declared war on Germany 100 years ago, the impact on the news business was swift and dramatic. In its crusade to “make the world safe for democracy,” the Wilson administration took immediate steps at home to curtail one of the pillars of democracyContinue reading “Altered States…”

SABRE…

Topics: Aerodynamics, ESA, NASA, Space Exploration, Spaceflight The pursuit, exploration and utilization of the space environment can be misinterpreted as a luxury. History portrays space as an exclusive domain for global powers looking to demonstrate their prowess through technological marvels, or the stage for far-off exploration and scientific endeavour with little impact on daily life. However,Continue reading “SABRE…”

B-TENG…

Topics: Applied Physics, Nanotechnology, Polymers, Research A new low-cost nanogenerator that can efficiently harvest electrical energy from ambient wind has been created by Ya Yang at the Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and colleagues. The team reports that the device achieves high electrical conversion efficiencies for breezes of 4–8 m/s (14–28 km/h) andContinue reading “B-TENG…”

Infodemic…

Topics: COVID-19, Existentialism, Research I assure you, I have been affected by this pandemic more than most. I am in a demographic that can experience deleterious effects from this virus. I have had friends and family affected directly. I have classmates that are struggling to survive. This is no hoax: it’s real. My precautions areContinue reading “Infodemic…”

Nobel Prize in Economics…

Topics: Economics, Nobel Laureate, Nobel Prize The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2020 was awarded jointly to Paul R. Milgrom and Robert B. Wilson “for improvements to auction theory and inventions of new auction formats.”  The Prize in Economic Sciences 2020. NobelPrize.org. Nobel Media AB 2020. Mon. 12 OctContinue reading “Nobel Prize in Economics…”

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