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Just posted on the blog, a developing Islay news story:

Donald Trump plans to buy Islay

#Islay #Scotland #news #DonaldTrump
Donald Trump plans to buy Islay
 
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Satellite Updates 2020-03-22

✴️ Featured Media - Spiral Galaxy NGC 2008
https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2020/02/Open_arms



Significant Earthquake Summary - Croatia 5.4
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us70008dx7/executive

Public Weather Alerts Canada - Nova Scotia, Quebec, NWT & BC
https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

Dangerous Weather Warnings Europe - Slovenia, Sweden, Serbia, Romania, Portugal, Montenegro, Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece & Croatia
http://www.meteoalarm.eu/



The Starship Multiversal ✨

https://www.minds.com/TheStarshipMultiversal

https://diasp.org/people/41c56c600ef601381774047d7b62795e

#Space #Science #News #Trending #Breaking
 
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Satellite Updates 2020-03-22

✴️ Featured Media - Spiral Galaxy NGC 2008
https://www.esa.int/ESA_Multimedia/Images/2020/02/Open_arms



Significant Earthquake Summary - Croatia 5.4
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us70008dx7/executive

Public Weather Alerts Canada - Nova Scotia, Quebec, NWT & BC
https://weather.gc.ca/warnings/index_e.html

Dangerous Weather Warnings Europe - Slovenia, Sweden, Serbia, Romania, Portugal, Montenegro, Italy, Germany, Spain, Greece & Croatia
http://www.meteoalarm.eu/



The Starship Multiversal ✨

https://www.minds.com/TheStarshipMultiversal

https://diasp.org/people/41c56c600ef601381774047d7b62795e

#Space #Science #News #Trending #Breaking
 
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◽Business survival skills◽


A bakery in Tapanila, Helsinki called 🍰Rönttösrouva🎂 lost a huge chunk of their business in a blink of an eye due to the cancellation of all parties and gatherings because of the #coronavirus situation here in Finland.
However, these smart and obviously humorous people quickly came up with a product that could save the day - or the whole business, actually:
Their "toilet paper cake" is oat based with a passionfruit filling and, according to several news outlets, is selling like hell.
The bakery has also enhanced their home delivery capacity and according to the owners is working long hours to keep up with the online orders !

Good thinking, Rönttösrouva - best of luck and thanks for the "feelgood news" for the day ! 👍

The Rönttösrouva website is in Finnish only
Photo © Rönttösrouva

#TeamSintti #Suomi #Finland #news #food #baking #bakery #Rönttösrouva #toiletpaper #cake #business #goodnews
 
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◽Business survival skills◽


A bakery in Tapanila, Helsinki called 🍰Rönttösrouva🎂 lost a huge chunk of their business in a blink of an eye due to the cancellation of all parties and gatherings because of the #coronavirus situation here in Finland.
However, these smart and obviously humorous people quickly came up with a product that could save the day - or the whole business, actually:
Their "toilet paper cake" is oat based with a passionfruit filling and, according to several news outlets, is selling like hell.
The bakery has also enhanced their home delivery capacity and according to the owners is working long hours to keep up with the online orders !

Good thinking, Rönttösrouva - best of luck and thanks for the "feelgood news" for the day ! 👍

The Rönttösrouva website is in Finnish only
Photo © Rönttösrouva

#TeamSintti #Suomi #Finland #news #food #baking #bakery #Rönttösrouva #toiletpaper #cake #business #goodnews
 
#News
Woolworths Has Elderly and Disabled-Only Shopping Hour Every Day During Coronavirus Crisis
Woolworths Has Elderly and Disabled-Only Shopping Hour Every Day During Coronavirus Crisis
#News
 
#News
Woolworths Has Elderly and Disabled-Only Shopping Hour Every Day During Coronavirus Crisis
Woolworths Has Elderly and Disabled-Only Shopping Hour Every Day During Coronavirus Crisis
#News
 
And here's the latest Coronavirus/Covid19 update:



#Coronavirus #covid19 #news #update
 
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Freeman John Dyson... R.I.P., the Free Man

15 December 1923 – 28 February 2020

Freeman John Dyson was an English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. He was professor emeritus in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a member of the Board of Visitors of Ralston College and a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Dyson originated several concepts that bear his name, such as Dyson's transform, a fundamental technique in additive number theory, which he developed as part of his proof of Mann's theorem; the Dyson tree, a hypothetical genetically-engineered plant capable of growing in a comet; the Dyson series, a perturbative series where each term is represented by Feynman diagrams; the Dyson sphere, a thought experiment that attempts to explain how a space-faring civilization would meet its energy requirements with a hypothetical megastructure that completely encompasses a star and captures a large percentage of its power output; and Dyson's eternal intelligence, a means by which an immortal society of intelligent beings in an open universe could escape the prospect of the heat death of the universe by extending subjective time to infinity while expending only a finite amount of energy.

Dyson believed global warming is caused by increased carbon dioxide through burning fossil fuels but that some of the effects of this are favourable and not taken into account by climate scientists, such as increased agricultural yield. He was skeptical about the simulation models used to predict climate change, arguing that political efforts to reduce causes of climate change distract from other global problems that should take priority.

Dyson died after a fall, at a hospital near Princeton, New Jersey, on 28 February 2020 at age 96.
MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Dyson

Concepts
  • Biotechnology and genetic engineering
  • The Origin of Life
  • Dyson sphere
  • Dyson tree
  • Space colonies
  • Space exploration
  • Dyson's eternal intelligence
  • Dyson's transform
  • Dyson series
  • Quantum physics and prime numbers
  • Rank of a partition
  • Crank of a partition
  • Astrochicken
Photo: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

#Dyson #biotechnology #genetic #engineering #intelligence #quantum #physics #mathematic #electrodynamics #solid-state #astronom #nuclear #engineering #RIP #news #photo #USA #climate #change #science
 
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Freeman John Dyson... R.I.P., the Free Man

15 December 1923 – 28 February 2020

Freeman John Dyson was an English-born American theoretical physicist and mathematician known for his work in quantum electrodynamics, solid-state physics, astronomy and nuclear engineering. He was professor emeritus in the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, a member of the Board of Visitors of Ralston College and a member of the Board of Sponsors of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

Dyson originated several concepts that bear his name, such as Dyson's transform, a fundamental technique in additive number theory, which he developed as part of his proof of Mann's theorem; the Dyson tree, a hypothetical genetically-engineered plant capable of growing in a comet; the Dyson series, a perturbative series where each term is represented by Feynman diagrams; the Dyson sphere, a thought experiment that attempts to explain how a space-faring civilization would meet its energy requirements with a hypothetical megastructure that completely encompasses a star and captures a large percentage of its power output; and Dyson's eternal intelligence, a means by which an immortal society of intelligent beings in an open universe could escape the prospect of the heat death of the universe by extending subjective time to infinity while expending only a finite amount of energy.

Dyson believed global warming is caused by increased carbon dioxide through burning fossil fuels but that some of the effects of this are favourable and not taken into account by climate scientists, such as increased agricultural yield. He was skeptical about the simulation models used to predict climate change, arguing that political efforts to reduce causes of climate change distract from other global problems that should take priority.

Dyson died after a fall, at a hospital near Princeton, New Jersey, on 28 February 2020 at age 96.
MORE: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freeman_Dyson

Concepts
  • Biotechnology and genetic engineering
  • The Origin of Life
  • Dyson sphere
  • Dyson tree
  • Space colonies
  • Space exploration
  • Dyson's eternal intelligence
  • Dyson's transform
  • Dyson series
  • Quantum physics and prime numbers
  • Rank of a partition
  • Crank of a partition
  • Astrochicken
Photo: Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 2.0 Generic license

#Dyson #biotechnology #genetic #engineering #intelligence #quantum #physics #mathematic #electrodynamics #solid-state #astronom #nuclear #engineering #RIP #news #photo #USA #climate #change #science
 

Coming soon: A new site for fully free #collaboration


source: https://www.fsf.org/blogs/sysadmin/coming-soon-a-new-site-for-fully-free-collaboration
As we said in an end-of-year post highlighting our work supporting free software #development and #infrastructure, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is planning to launch a public code hosting and collaboration #platform ("forge"), to launch in 2020.
#software #freedom #fsf #news #coder #developer
 

Coming soon: A new site for fully free #collaboration


source: https://www.fsf.org/blogs/sysadmin/coming-soon-a-new-site-for-fully-free-collaboration
As we said in an end-of-year post highlighting our work supporting free software #development and #infrastructure, the Free Software Foundation (FSF) is planning to launch a public code hosting and collaboration #platform ("forge"), to launch in 2020.
#software #freedom #fsf #news #coder #developer
 

#UK #police deny responsibility for poster urging parents to report kids for using #Kali #Linux


source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/uk-police-distance-themselves-from-poster-warning-parents-to-report-kids-for-using-kali-linux/
Virtual machines, the #Tor Browser, Kali Linux, #WiFi Pineapple, #Discord, and #Metasploit are all deemed terrible finds and the poster urges parents to call the cops "so we can give advice and engage them into positive diversions."
Just a few years ago I would have been burnt at the stake.

#Danger #Warning #fail #Technology #Security #Crime #Cyber #children #news
 

#UK #police deny responsibility for poster urging parents to report kids for using #Kali #Linux


source: https://www.zdnet.com/article/uk-police-distance-themselves-from-poster-warning-parents-to-report-kids-for-using-kali-linux/
Virtual machines, the #Tor Browser, Kali Linux, #WiFi Pineapple, #Discord, and #Metasploit are all deemed terrible finds and the poster urges parents to call the cops "so we can give advice and engage them into positive diversions."
Just a few years ago I would have been burnt at the stake.

#Danger #Warning #fail #Technology #Security #Crime #Cyber #children #news
 

Open Source $50 Water Turbine From Repurposed Parts


#news #techhacks #generator #hoverboard #hydropower #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
Open Source $50 Water Turbine From Repurposed Parts
 

Open Source $50 Water Turbine From Repurposed Parts


#news #techhacks #generator #hoverboard #hydropower #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
Open Source $50 Water Turbine From Repurposed Parts
 

Earth from Space: Tromsø






Video: 00:02:34

This week's edition of the Earth from Space programme features a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image over Tromsø – the largest city in northern Norway.
See also Tromsø, Norway to download the image.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Earth from Space: Tromsø






Video: 00:02:34

This week's edition of the Earth from Space programme features a Copernicus Sentinel-2 image over Tromsø – the largest city in northern Norway.
See also Tromsø, Norway to download the image.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

The sprite before Christmas






Image:

Someone decked the skies with boughs of sprites.

The red jellyfish in the sky is a unique red sprite high above a storm across the southern plains of the United States.

Taken in the early hours of 21 October by outdoor photographer Paul Smith, red sprites, along with blue jets and elves, are elusive electrical discharges in the upper atmosphere that are difficult to study as they occur over thunderstorms and propagate out into space.

“There were some very strong events and many dancing sprites as the storms matured,” says Paul.

“I was so amazed to capture some very bright reflections in the lake I was shooting from. I was out until the early hours of the morning and got home at 5:00, but so worth it!” The photo was taken from Lake Acadia, Oklahoma. Watch a video of the storm .

Sightings of these elusive high altitude optical phenomena had long been based on hearsay and appeared to be linked with thunderstorms. First camera images of red sprites were obtained about 30 years ago. The scientific community was intrigued and wanted to learn more, leading to the creation of an observatory that is now aboard the International Space Station.

Called the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, or ASIM, the suite of instruments includes optical cameras and photometers to capture red sprites and other high altitude luminous events as well as lightning. ASIM also carries a Gamma-ray detector to study so-called Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs).

All these instruments are mounted together outside the European Columbus module and look downwards towards the Earth. The combination of optical and Gamma-ray detectors in the same payload makes it possible to describe the lightning processes that lead to TGF emissions. ASIM provides the highest ever spatial and temporal resolution for the study of electrical activity linked to thunderstorms.

New data from ASIM will improve our understanding of the effect of thunderstorms on the atmosphere and thus contribute to more accurate climate models.

The data ASIM is generating has been made available to the public for the first time and can be consulted at the ASIM Science Data Center. A recent paper was also published in Science magazine.

Though they are difficult to detect due to their faintness and the fact that they disappear within milliseconds, the conditions from Earth were just right to catch these sprites in action.

You can find more of Paul’s work on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

The sprite before Christmas






Image:

Someone decked the skies with boughs of sprites.

The red jellyfish in the sky is a unique red sprite high above a storm across the southern plains of the United States.

Taken in the early hours of 21 October by outdoor photographer Paul Smith, red sprites, along with blue jets and elves, are elusive electrical discharges in the upper atmosphere that are difficult to study as they occur over thunderstorms and propagate out into space.

“There were some very strong events and many dancing sprites as the storms matured,” says Paul.

“I was so amazed to capture some very bright reflections in the lake I was shooting from. I was out until the early hours of the morning and got home at 5:00, but so worth it!” The photo was taken from Lake Acadia, Oklahoma. Watch a video of the storm .

Sightings of these elusive high altitude optical phenomena had long been based on hearsay and appeared to be linked with thunderstorms. First camera images of red sprites were obtained about 30 years ago. The scientific community was intrigued and wanted to learn more, leading to the creation of an observatory that is now aboard the International Space Station.

Called the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, or ASIM, the suite of instruments includes optical cameras and photometers to capture red sprites and other high altitude luminous events as well as lightning. ASIM also carries a Gamma-ray detector to study so-called Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs).

All these instruments are mounted together outside the European Columbus module and look downwards towards the Earth. The combination of optical and Gamma-ray detectors in the same payload makes it possible to describe the lightning processes that lead to TGF emissions. ASIM provides the highest ever spatial and temporal resolution for the study of electrical activity linked to thunderstorms.

New data from ASIM will improve our understanding of the effect of thunderstorms on the atmosphere and thus contribute to more accurate climate models.

The data ASIM is generating has been made available to the public for the first time and can be consulted at the ASIM Science Data Center. A recent paper was also published in Science magazine.

Though they are difficult to detect due to their faintness and the fact that they disappear within milliseconds, the conditions from Earth were just right to catch these sprites in action.

You can find more of Paul’s work on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

The sprite before Christmas






Image:

Someone decked the skies with boughs of sprites.

The red jellyfish in the sky is a unique red sprite high above a storm across the southern plains of the United States.

Taken in the early hours of 21 October by outdoor photographer Paul Smith, red sprites, along with blue jets and elves, are elusive electrical discharges in the upper atmosphere that are difficult to study as they occur over thunderstorms and propagate out into space.

“There were some very strong events and many dancing sprites as the storms matured,” says Paul.

“I was so amazed to capture some very bright reflections in the lake I was shooting from. I was out until the early hours of the morning and got home at 5:00, but so worth it!” The photo was taken from Lake Acadia, Oklahoma. Watch a video of the storm .

Sightings of these elusive high altitude optical phenomena had long been based on hearsay and appeared to be linked with thunderstorms. First camera images of red sprites were obtained about 30 years ago. The scientific community was intrigued and wanted to learn more, leading to the creation of an observatory that is now aboard the International Space Station.

Called the Atmosphere-Space Interactions Monitor, or ASIM, the suite of instruments includes optical cameras and photometers to capture red sprites and other high altitude luminous events as well as lightning. ASIM also carries a Gamma-ray detector to study so-called Terrestrial Gamma-ray Flashes (TGFs).

All these instruments are mounted together outside the European Columbus module and look downwards towards the Earth. The combination of optical and Gamma-ray detectors in the same payload makes it possible to describe the lightning processes that lead to TGF emissions. ASIM provides the highest ever spatial and temporal resolution for the study of electrical activity linked to thunderstorms.

New data from ASIM will improve our understanding of the effect of thunderstorms on the atmosphere and thus contribute to more accurate climate models.

The data ASIM is generating has been made available to the public for the first time and can be consulted at the ASIM Science Data Center. A recent paper was also published in Science magazine.

Though they are difficult to detect due to their faintness and the fact that they disappear within milliseconds, the conditions from Earth were just right to catch these sprites in action.

You can find more of Paul’s work on his website, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

A very good start






Image:

The first spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) could not have gone better. Lead spacewalker ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is imaged here hitching a ride on the International Space Station’s 16-metre long robotic arm to kick off the first of four ventures to service the particle physics detector on 15 November.

While all spacewalks are a carefully planned and detailed affair, the four spacewalks for AMS are exceptionally difficult as the bus-sized dark matter detector was never designed to be maintained in space. But after three successful years of delivering ground breaking science, the decision was made to extend its lifetime.

The cooling pumps for AMS-02 need maintenance and without them it will no longer be able to collect data on the cosmic rays that are bombarding our planet. The first question spacewalk designers had to answer whether this was even possible.

The first spacewalk proved it was not only possible, but thanks to the planning and trained that began as early as 2017, Luca and his spacewalking partner Andrew Morgan could achieve more than scheduled – setting them in good stead for the next phase.

The spacewalk began, as they all do, with “prebreathing” for up to two hours. Similar to scuba divers, astronauts can suffer from the ‘bends’: quickly changing pressure can turn the nitrogen in human bodies into bubbles with serious symptoms. To avoid this, astronauts breathe pure oxygen to purge their bodies of nitrogen.

Luca and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan left the depressurised Quest airlock at 13:10 CET (12:10 GMT), with Luca grabbing the ride to AMS on the robotic arm controlled by NASA astronaut Jessica Meir while Drew ferried handrails and equipment by hand to the worksite.

The main task of this spacewalk was to remove the debris shield covering AMS, with an estimated three hours portioned for this task. Luca and Drew managed to jettison the debris shield to burn up safely in Earth’s atmosphere well ahead of schedule.

Luca and Drew also installed three handrails in the vicinity of AMS to prepare for the next spacewalks and removed zip ties on the AMS’ vertical support strut.

Amazingly, the duo were still well ahead of the six hours planned for the main task of removing the debris shield.

When time permits, mission control give spacewalkers some “get ahead” tasks. Although there were no get-ahead tasks planned for this spacewalk the duo was so far ahead of schedule that mission control agreed they continue work originally planned for the second AMS spacewalk. Luca removed the screws from a carbon-fibre cover under the insulation and passed the cover to Drew to jettison once again.

The pair cleaned up, took some photos of their killer views, gathered tools, and made their way back to the airlock, clocking in 6 hours and 39 minutes for this promising start to AMS maintenance.

The next spacewalk is scheduled for 22 November. Watch the spacewalk via ESA Web TV.

Got questions about AMS? Post them using the hashtag #SpacewalkForAMS on Twitter and follow the hashtag for the latest.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

A very good start






Image:

The first spacewalk to service the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS) could not have gone better. Lead spacewalker ESA astronaut Luca Parmitano is imaged here hitching a ride on the International Space Station’s 16-metre long robotic arm to kick off the first of four ventures to service the particle physics detector on 15 November.

While all spacewalks are a carefully planned and detailed affair, the four spacewalks for AMS are exceptionally difficult as the bus-sized dark matter detector was never designed to be maintained in space. But after three successful years of delivering ground breaking science, the decision was made to extend its lifetime.

The cooling pumps for AMS-02 need maintenance and without them it will no longer be able to collect data on the cosmic rays that are bombarding our planet. The first question spacewalk designers had to answer whether this was even possible.

The first spacewalk proved it was not only possible, but thanks to the planning and trained that began as early as 2017, Luca and his spacewalking partner Andrew Morgan could achieve more than scheduled – setting them in good stead for the next phase.

The spacewalk began, as they all do, with “prebreathing” for up to two hours. Similar to scuba divers, astronauts can suffer from the ‘bends’: quickly changing pressure can turn the nitrogen in human bodies into bubbles with serious symptoms. To avoid this, astronauts breathe pure oxygen to purge their bodies of nitrogen.

Luca and NASA astronaut Drew Morgan left the depressurised Quest airlock at 13:10 CET (12:10 GMT), with Luca grabbing the ride to AMS on the robotic arm controlled by NASA astronaut Jessica Meir while Drew ferried handrails and equipment by hand to the worksite.

The main task of this spacewalk was to remove the debris shield covering AMS, with an estimated three hours portioned for this task. Luca and Drew managed to jettison the debris shield to burn up safely in Earth’s atmosphere well ahead of schedule.

Luca and Drew also installed three handrails in the vicinity of AMS to prepare for the next spacewalks and removed zip ties on the AMS’ vertical support strut.

Amazingly, the duo were still well ahead of the six hours planned for the main task of removing the debris shield.

When time permits, mission control give spacewalkers some “get ahead” tasks. Although there were no get-ahead tasks planned for this spacewalk the duo was so far ahead of schedule that mission control agreed they continue work originally planned for the second AMS spacewalk. Luca removed the screws from a carbon-fibre cover under the insulation and passed the cover to Drew to jettison once again.

The pair cleaned up, took some photos of their killer views, gathered tools, and made their way back to the airlock, clocking in 6 hours and 39 minutes for this promising start to AMS maintenance.

The next spacewalk is scheduled for 22 November. Watch the spacewalk via ESA Web TV.

Got questions about AMS? Post them using the hashtag #SpacewalkForAMS on Twitter and follow the hashtag for the latest.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

HF Propagation and Earthquakes





#interest #news #originalart #science #amateurradio #citizenscience #earthquake #prediction #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
HF Propagation and Earthquakes
 

HF Propagation and Earthquakes





#interest #news #originalart #science #amateurradio #citizenscience #earthquake #prediction #hackaday
posted by pod_feeder_v2
HF Propagation and Earthquakes
 

Craving for cold isolation – research doctor rotation in Antarctica








Did you know the largest desert in the world is also the coldest place in the world? In the heart of Antarctica, where temperatures can drop to –80°C, life is so hard there is no life to be found as even bacteria cannot survive.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Craving for cold isolation – research doctor rotation in Antarctica








Did you know the largest desert in the world is also the coldest place in the world? In the heart of Antarctica, where temperatures can drop to –80°C, life is so hard there is no life to be found as even bacteria cannot survive.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Sea "boiling" with methane discovered in Siberia: "No one has ever recorded anything like this before"


We have reached the point of no return! Methane is significantly more dangerous foe speeding up the global warming than CO2.

#Environmejt #Europe #News #Science

#climatechange #climatecrisis
 

Sea "boiling" with methane discovered in Siberia: "No one has ever recorded anything like this before"


We have reached the point of no return! Methane is significantly more dangerous foe speeding up the global warming than CO2.

#Environmejt #Europe #News #Science

#climatechange #climatecrisis
 

When the A.I. #Professor Leaves, #Students #Suffer, #Study Says


Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/technology/when-the-ai-professor-leaves-students-suffer-study-says.html
For years, big tech companies have used huge salaries, bonuses and stock packages to lure artificial #intelligence experts out of #academia.
...
The talent shift could accelerate the development of artificial intelligence inside tech giants like #Google, #Microsoft, #Amazon and #Apple.
But at the universities the professors left, graduating students were less likely to create new A.I. companies. When they did, they attracted smaller amounts of funding, according to the study. The effect was most pronounced in the field of “deep learning,” a #technology that has become a crucial part of new A.I. systems.
#news #capitalism #economy #education #University #money #science
 

When the A.I. #Professor Leaves, #Students #Suffer, #Study Says


Source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/06/technology/when-the-ai-professor-leaves-students-suffer-study-says.html
For years, big tech companies have used huge salaries, bonuses and stock packages to lure artificial #intelligence experts out of #academia.
...
The talent shift could accelerate the development of artificial intelligence inside tech giants like #Google, #Microsoft, #Amazon and #Apple.
But at the universities the professors left, graduating students were less likely to create new A.I. companies. When they did, they attracted smaller amounts of funding, according to the study. The effect was most pronounced in the field of “deep learning,” a #technology that has become a crucial part of new A.I. systems.
#news #capitalism #economy #education #University #money #science
 

Cashew-waste possible bio-degradable sunscreen in our future


http://www.wits.ac.za/news/latest-news/research-news/2019/2019-08/wits-green-chemists-find-a-way-to-turn-cashew-nut-shells-into-sunscreen.html

With current concerns over the use of fossil resourcesfor chemical synthesis of functional molecules and the effect ofcurrent UV absorbers in sunscreens have on the ecosystem, wedescribe a xylochemical synthesis of different classes of aro-matic UV absorbers utilizing cashew nut shell liquid as a non-edible bio-renewable carbon source. Hydroxybenzophenones,xanthones, triazines, and flavones were synthesized startingfrom cardanol or anacardic acid. Several compounds exhibitedfavorable UVA and UVB absorption characteristics.
(https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/ejoc.201900743)

#science #xylochemistry #recycle #waste #positive #news #greenchemists
 

Cashew-waste possible bio-degradable sunscreen in our future


http://www.wits.ac.za/news/latest-news/research-news/2019/2019-08/wits-green-chemists-find-a-way-to-turn-cashew-nut-shells-into-sunscreen.html

With current concerns over the use of fossil resourcesfor chemical synthesis of functional molecules and the effect ofcurrent UV absorbers in sunscreens have on the ecosystem, wedescribe a xylochemical synthesis of different classes of aro-matic UV absorbers utilizing cashew nut shell liquid as a non-edible bio-renewable carbon source. Hydroxybenzophenones,xanthones, triazines, and flavones were synthesized startingfrom cardanol or anacardic acid. Several compounds exhibitedfavorable UVA and UVB absorption characteristics.
(https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/epdf/10.1002/ejoc.201900743)

#science #xylochemistry #recycle #waste #positive #news #greenchemists
 
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🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏
According to local Hong Kong media reports, Beijing authorities asked Hogg to hand over a list of Cathay Pacific employees who had taken part in the recent anti-extradition bill protests in Hong Kong. Instead of betraying his employees and endangering their safety, he only provided a list of one name, his own.

Hogg's resignation was first made public by Chinese state-run media outlet CCTV at 4:50 p.m. on Aug. 16. It was not until 5:14 p.m. that Cathay Pacific itself officially announced that Hogg was stepping down as CEO, leading to speculation that his resignation was the result of pressure from Beijing authorities.
https://www.taiwannews.com.tw/en/news/3765103

#news #politics
 


Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project


Marion Stokes was secretly recording television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis at the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012 while the Sandy Hook massacre played on television as Marion passed away. In between, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows, and commercials that tell us who we were, and show how television shaped the world of today.

Before “fake news” Marion was fighting to protect the truth by archiving everything that was said and shown on television. The public didn’t know it, but the networks were disposing their archives for decades into the trashcan of history. Remarkably Marion saved it, and now the Internet Archive will digitize her tapes and we’ll be able to search them online for free.

This is a mystery in the form of a time capsule. It’s about a radical Communist activist, who became a fabulously wealthy recluse archivist. Her work was crazy but it was also genius, and she would pay a profound price for dedicating her life to this visionary and maddening project.

#TheMarionStokesProject #RecorderTheMarionStokesProject #documentary #film #MarionStokes #truth #television #news #mainstream #media #deception #MattWolf #InternetArchive #ElectricChinolandProduction #C41Media #EndCue #docu-films
 


Recorder: The Marion Stokes Project


Marion Stokes was secretly recording television twenty-four hours a day for thirty years. It started in 1979 with the Iranian Hostage Crisis at the dawn of the twenty-four hour news cycle. It ended on December 14, 2012 while the Sandy Hook massacre played on television as Marion passed away. In between, Marion recorded on 70,000 VHS tapes, capturing revolutions, lies, wars, triumphs, catastrophes, bloopers, talk shows, and commercials that tell us who we were, and show how television shaped the world of today.

Before “fake news” Marion was fighting to protect the truth by archiving everything that was said and shown on television. The public didn’t know it, but the networks were disposing their archives for decades into the trashcan of history. Remarkably Marion saved it, and now the Internet Archive will digitize her tapes and we’ll be able to search them online for free.

This is a mystery in the form of a time capsule. It’s about a radical Communist activist, who became a fabulously wealthy recluse archivist. Her work was crazy but it was also genius, and she would pay a profound price for dedicating her life to this visionary and maddening project.

#TheMarionStokesProject #RecorderTheMarionStokesProject #documentary #film #MarionStokes #truth #television #news #mainstream #media #deception #MattWolf #InternetArchive #ElectricChinolandProduction #C41Media #EndCue #docu-films
 

Register now for ESA’s Moon-themed Open Day


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Bild/Foto

Registrations are now open for ESA’s Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday 6 October – your chance to meet astronauts, space experts and see behind the scenes of Europe’s space adventure at ESA’s largest establishment.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 

Register now for ESA’s Moon-themed Open Day


Bild/Foto

Bild/Foto

Registrations are now open for ESA’s Open Day in the Netherlands on Sunday 6 October – your chance to meet astronauts, space experts and see behind the scenes of Europe’s space adventure at ESA’s largest establishment.

#news #space #science #esa #europeanspaceagency
posted by pod_feeder_v2
 
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