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BAE Systems has unveiled the futuristic smart factory that will be used to develop and manufacture Britain's Tempest fighter jet. Billed as a first-of-its-kind factory, the new facility at Warton, Lancashire combines robotics with other advanced technologies that will allow production lines to adapt much faster by removing the need for slow, expensive retooling.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: BAE Systems, Fighter, Robotics...
A new study, led by neuroscientists from the University of Cambridge, has identified apathy as an important early sign of dementia. The research finds apathy is distinct from depression, and offers a more accurate longitudinal association with the onset of dementia.Continue ReadingCategory: Health & Wellbeing, LifestyleTags: Dementia, Anxiety, Depression, University of Cambridge, Alzheimer's Disease, Brain, MRI, Neuroscience...
Boeing has won a contract worth almost US$1.2 billion from the US Air Force to build the first tranche of eight F-15EX fighter jets. The most advanced version of the venerable F-15 that began production in the 1970s, the first two jets are already under construction at Boeing's St Louis facility and are expected to be delivered in 2021.Continue ReadingCategory: Military, TechnologyTags: US Air Force, Boeing, Aircraft...
Researchers at Harvard have developed a new platform for producing vaccines – and the secret ingredient is blood. The technique involves loading red blood cells with antigens that they can then use to generate a specific immune response, and tests in mice have shown it is effective in slowing the growth of cancer.Continue ReadingCategory: Medical, ScienceTags: Vaccines, Harvard, Wyss Institute, Blood, Drug delivery, Drug, Cancer...
It took a few extra weeks after the new, improved June-edition Detroit Auto Show got canceled by COVID, and a few extra days after some coincidental (or not) timing weirdness with O.J. Simpson's birthday, but the all-new Ford Bronco is finally here ... and it's looking better than it has in decades. The rugged, new Bronco is built with unbridled adventure top of mind and uses both classic and cutting-edge tools to deliver it. The Wrangler had better watch its back, because there's a new 4x4 in town.Continue ReadingCategory: Automotive, TransportTags: Ford, bronco, Off-road, SUV...
Providing clean drinking water in regions where the resource is scarce is a huge challenge, and one that we’re seeing plenty of inventive solutions to. A research team from the US Army and the University of Rochester is throwing a new possibility into the mix, showing off a “superwicking” aluminum panel that uses solar power to purify water with great efficiency.Continue ReadingCategory: Materials, ScienceTags: US Army, University of Rochester, Water...
A robust new study investigating brain activity patterns in schizophrenia patients and their siblings is suggesting a specific brain “signature” could detect the condition in subjects before clinical symptoms appear. The study also hypothesizes modulating brain activity as a way to treat the condition.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Schizophrenia, Neurological, Brain, EEG, Neuroscience...
The UK has three months to avoid a potential second wave of infections in the winter that could lead to 120,000 hospital deaths, finds a report requested by the government’s chief scientific adviser...
Part of an ongoing White House battle against health experts....
With launches like the Graphene Jacket and Squid Jacket, British apparel maker Vollebak has been exploring how high-tech materials can help change the face, function and future of outerwear and leisure apparel. Now it's back to explore a different topic: how to prevent high-tech materials from simply filling landfills when they reach the end of their initial life cycles. The first path it takes is to recycle various obsolete parts and pieces into a flamboyant timepiece it calls the Garbage Watch.Continue ReadingCategory: Good Thinking, LifestyleTags: Watch, vollebak, Recycled...
The coronavirus pandemic’s knock-on impact on healthcare for tuberculosis, malaria and HIV could lead to deaths on a similar level to those from covid-19 itself in some parts of the world, a new analysis finds...
This past weekend alone, there were more than 100,000 new cases of the virus, according to data from state and local health agencies and analyzed by The New York Times. Here’s the latest news you need to know this week....
Cases are still rising in 39 states, as well as in Puerto Rico, Washington, DC and in the US Virgin Islands....
Back in 2011, we first heard about an MIT-developed system that essentially allowed robots to "see" through their fingertips. Now, the technology is being used to let them finely manipulate electrical cables.Continue ReadingCategory: Robotics, TechnologyTags: MIT, Cable...
Mesh-like pencil sketches on paper can be used as sensors that detect heart rate, skin temperature and compounds in sweat...
The first reliable way of isolating and growing sperm stem cells could lead to new fertility treatments, including correcting mutations that block sperm production...
What’s on my brain today? I mean, besides my cranium? Trump goes after Dr. Fauci: Because Trump genuinely thinks it’s more important to make him look good than it is for the CDC and its people to provide accurate and useful information to the United States public, which is why we are currently a plague […]...
Strength may indeed be one of the selling points of carbon fiber bicycles, but many riders still worry about breaking the things if they push them too hard. That's where the Superstrata bike comes in, as its frame is 3D printed from one continuous piece of carbon fiber.Continue ReadingCategory: Bicycles, TransportTags: Carbon Fiber, Indiegogo...
"Today relations between Russia and China are very good."...
The rare find suggests H. erectus toolmakers were more versatile than we realized....
Accelerated mineral weathering could suck up carbon and improve soils....
The latest coronavirus news updated every day including coronavirus cases, the latest news, features and interviews from New Scientist and essential information about the covid-19 pandemic...
Comet Neowise is currently putting on an impressive show for observers in the northern hemisphere, and you should be able to see it without binoculars or a telescope...
Android and iOS have taken plenty of ideas from each other, resulting in two operating systems that are much more similar than they used to be....
Donated human lungs that are too damaged to use for transplant can be returned to a usable state by connecting them to a pig’s blood supply for 24 hours...
These smart thermometers make it easier than ever to cook meat to perfection. That means no more parched turkey on Thanksgiving or gray steaks on Valentine's Day....
A black panel of aluminium created by lasers can purify water containing human waste and heavy metals to drinkable standards, using just sunlight...
It's time to rig up your new favorite rest spot. With an outdoor hammock, you can turn your patio into a paradise or head into the woods for a more removed getaway....
These robot vacuums boast top-notch engineering, connectivity, and skillfulness to make cleaning a non-issue in your busy life....
The datasets we used to train artificial intelligence often ingrain real-world prejudice. Cleaning up this biased data so that an AI makes fairer decisions doesn’t have to make it less accurate...
Want to hang something on a concrete pillar? Do a lot of landscaping or brickwork? Hammer drills use percussive force to bore holes into brick, stone, and concrete....
These pool vacuums will give you a great clean while taking the pressure off of you to get your hands dirty....
A great bib will keep you and your baby happy during breakfast, lunch, dinner, and all the snacks in between....
Meet the sim hotshots transitioning their skills on video game circuits into in-the-flesh racing careers....
Which will fly first: NASA's SLS rocket or SpaceX's Super Heavy booster?...
Steven H. Silver knows just a bit about alternate histories: He created a well-respected genre award for stories in that subgenre. Now he’s trying his hand at writing an alternate history: After Hastings. Where does his history take a fictional turn, and why? He’s here to tell you. STEVEN H. SILVER: While in grad school, […]...
Almost 90 percent still have at least one symptom long after the virus has gone....
This isn't the first time the former cathedral has been repurposed....
Both playing the ukulele and making semi-arty illustrations of me playing the ukulele. Both are enjoyable! To me, anyway, which in this case is all that counts. Hope you’re having a lovely Saturday wherever you are....
"There’s so much of the Solar System that we have not explored."...
It's not clear why additional checkouts were needed, again....
The WHO has not released a new guidance on how to stay safe—or changed its stance....
Some sperm don't use the final few micrometres of their tail to move, but simulations show they may actually swim faster than others that do, which could help pave the way for improved fertility tests...
This news story hit me like a punch to the gut. It features of accusations of sexual assault and domestic violence against Alan Beatts, the owner of Borderland Books. Borderlands is one of my favorite bookstores in the world; Alan is literally one of the first people I met in the science fiction and fantasy […]...

Shellenberger’s op-ad

Jul09
Real Climate
Guest commentary by Michael Tobis This is a deep dive into the form and substance of Michael Shellenberger’s promotion for his new book “Apocalypse Never”. Shorter version? It should be read as a sales pitch to a certain demographic rather than a genuine apology. Michael Shellenberger appears to have a talent for self-promotion. His book, […]...

Back to College? Not Yet

Jul09
John Scalzi
I posted this on Twitter a little while ago (with, of course, Athena’s consent): I have formally informed Athena I don't expect her to go back to college this next semester. She was, shall we say, neither surprised nor disappointed. We'll see where things are the semester after this. — John Scalzi (@scalzi) July 8, […]...
Specifically Old Man’s War, Redshirts, Lock In and The Collapsing Empire. Neat! Here’s the full list for your amusement, perusal and commentary. In all it’s an interesting list, and it’s (reasonably) balanced between classics and newer work; the timeframe here ranges two centuries, from Frankenstein to some of current Hugo nominees. It’s worth noting that […]...

Kirk and Bones go on a camping trip

Jul06
Star Trek: Sci Fi Blog
HEY JIM........ WAKE UP D*M IT!Captain Kirk and Bones go on a camping trip, set up their tent and fall asleep. Some hours later, Bones wakes his faithful friend."Jim, look up at the sky and tell your doctor what you see."Kirk replies, "I see millions of stars.""What does that tell you?"Kirk ponders for a minute. "Astronomically speaking, it tells me that there are millions of galaxies and billions of planets. Astrologically, it tells me that Saturn is in Leo. Time wise, it appears to be approximately a quarter past three. Theologically, it's evident the Lord is all-powerful and we are small and insignificant. Meteorologically, it seems we will have a beautiful day tomorrow. What does it tell you?"Bones is silent for a moment, then speaks."Jim, yeah you idiot, someone has stolen our tent." LIVE LONG AND PROSPER, TREKKERS ...
This month’s open thread for climate science topics....
Hey Trekkers! Spacerguy here, how does Star Trek Picard stack up against Star Trek Discovery? Youtuber MrBlinket has published an interesting video on Jean Luc Picard epic capers since the sprightly captain got discovered on his Chateau Picard vineyard... Remember the synthetic spacebabe Dahj appeared out of the blue?! definitely worth sending a love letter or two right?PICARD DAHJ MEET FOR FIRST TIME Meanwhile, Blinket's getting 1,626,518 hits on youtube for publishing Star Trek trash but hes dead right! Trash sells! I'm lucky if i get a few bugs off the Borg dinner table for being all logical and scientific. When Dahj showed up what a lovely surprise, only then she got blown away - melted right before our very own eyes by evil Zhat Drat automatons on the edge. 😁  Yup I could have cried when Dahj died but that's me. It must have been a shock for all the little kids watching with Mommy and Daddy...but wait hold on now stammer, horrified,&nbs... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/StarTrek-SciFiBlog/~3/XQvINdhZDAY/star-trek-picard-review-when-dahj-died.html...
The discussion and analysis of the latest round of climate models continues – but not always sensibly. In a previous post, I discussed the preliminary results from the ongoing CMIP6 exercise – an international, multi-institutional, coordinated and massive suite of climate model simulations – and noted that they exhibited a wider range of equilibrium climate […]...
Open thread on climate solutions. Please try and stay within a mile or two of the overall topic....
Hi Trekkers, Hold on to your communicators Trekkies, the finale of Picard for season 1 wraps with some powerful if not fascinating messages. Trekkers are debating over the shows continuity at IMDB. Patrick Stewart is looking forward to returning to work.Speculation exists about Seven of Nine being a Pansexual? Why not says Jeri Ryan. In her defense, I believe her Borg implants are just exploring her sexuality. Good and bad apart it was Data (who saved Picard in TNG Nemesis) wanted to cash in his positronic microchips like a human. 😁 The real terminology is collection of sophisticated neural nets and heuristic algorithms elevating beyond status of robot or machine.DATAIMAGE OWNERS/ CREATORS:PARAMOUNT PICTURES AND OR CBS STUDIOSSo like our metal friend talks about death and completing his human journey which gives us a bitter sweet farewell to Star Treks celebrated celebrity android, Brent Spiner. I didn't want to s... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/StarTrek-SciFiBlog/~3/AzLUCH8GBKQ/star-trek-picard-et-in-arcadia-ego-part.html...

‘2040’

Jun03
Real Climate
After an absurd period with a real-life gloomy corona pandemic, lock-down and unrest, it was quite refreshing to see visions for a sustainable future in a new documentary ‘2040‘ (link to trailer). Its message, through the voice of Damon Gameau, is about hope and is based on rational thinking. The video takes us to twenty […]...