Marijuana is Much More Powerful

US researchers found most medical marijuana contains THC levels above 15 percent, which is triple what studies suggest is necessary for medical uses such as pain relief
US researchers found most medical marijuana contains THC levels above 15 percent, which is double what studies suggest is necessary for medical uses such as pain relief

A new study has tracked the potency of cannabis products across a number of American states, finding the majority of medical marijuana is stronger than it needs to be for pain relief purposes. The research suggests higher THC levels are unnecessary for medical uses and can increase the risk of negative side effects.

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A New Polaroid Camera?

Instant photography gets another reboot with the Polaroid Now
Instant photography gets another reboot with the Polaroid Now
Polaroid

In an age where instant photography means whipping out a smartphone and immediately sharing the digital image with friends online, a boxy camera that produces self-developing prints seems like a huge backward step. But that’s exactly what instant film cameras provide, and a revamped Polaroid has announced a new model called the Now. read more

Oops! We were wrong about the Severity of the Wuhan Virus

by: Brent Smith

Well I’ll be. Another computer model has completely overblown the severity of something. First, decades of global warming doomsday scenarios developed by computer models have been proven to be complete crap, and now the Wuhan coronavirus computer generated sick and death toll numbers are found to be not even close.

But we humans sure do love to panic. It sometimes seems that we thrive on it. I think it’s why so many love horror movies.

So, without ever questioning the method or results of the “scientific” community, we, like lemmings, dutifully hunker down in shelters and comply with the edicts of “experts.” For the “experts” can never be wrong.

Well, the experts were apparently wrong when they gave us the dire warning that we best be prepared for this to last 12-18 months. And now that’s been revised ever so slightly to possibly peaking in as little as 2 to 3 weeks!

Meanwhile, multiple millions are out of work, businesses are forced to close and possibly for good. Supply shortages are everywhere and more than likely, the suicide rate will spike due the fear instilled in people. read more

Intel’s “Neuromorphic” Computing System

An array of Intel Loihi neuromorphic research chips.
An array of Intel Loihi neuromorphic research chips.
Tim Herman/Intel Corporation

As impressive as computers are becoming, they still pale in comparison to nature’s version – the brain. As such scientists have started designing computer chips that work in a similar way to the brain, using artificial neurons and synapses. Now Intel has unveiled its most powerful “neuromorphic” computing system to date. Named Pohoiki Springs, this system packs in 100 million neurons, putting it on par with the brain of a small mammal.

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Yellow Journalists Blame Trump for Man’s Death

by: Brent Smith

On Tuesday, the ultra-leftist Guardian website posted an article entitled: “Arizona man dies after attempting to take Trump coronavirus ‘cure’.”

Well that’s a surprise on at least two fronts. First – I wasn’t aware that Trump was president, a doctor and a research scientist. Who knew?

And second, what kind of moron would drink fish tank cleaner – for any reason?

Oh and there is a third point, yet it’s no surprise. It’s the Guardian’s practice of yellow journalism when it comes to reporting on Trump.

If one would read the entire article, you don’t discover the facts, as they are, until paragraph 11 – at least three quarters of the way through the article. The article is only 15 paragraphs long. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Space Force Satellite Jammer

The U.S. Space Force has received its first “weapon,” the Counter Communications System.
CCS is designed to prevent nearby adversaries from accessing their own military satellite communications, cutting them off from their home countries.
In addition to the United States, Russia and China are working on their own satellite communications jammers. read more

Volkswagen All Electric Mini-Bus

It's been 54 years since this T1 Samba Bus was first built. Now it's time for an electric refresh
It’s been 54 years since this T1 Samba Bus was first built. Now it’s time for an electric refresh
Volkswagen

This is a 1966-model Volkswagen T1 Samba Bus. It has spent more than half a century on the roads of California, meaning it’s probably got wild and woolly stories to tell about Woodstock and the Summer of Love, and unspeakable things have surely taken place in its roomy interior. Lives have likely begun in this humble little people mover, and now it’s getting a second life of its own. read more

Gerber’s Armbar Half the Size of a Multitool

Gerber's Armbar Drive, in orange
Gerber’s Armbar Drive, in orange
Gerber

Designed to balance versatility and excellent portability, Gerber’s new Armbar Drive is claimed to offer the kind of utility you could expect of a full-sized multitool, while still easily sliding in and out of one’s pocket. read more

WND Exclusive – Will the FDA approve Chloroquine to treat Coronavirus?

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

Something rather remarkable has occurred just recently regarding the Chinese/Wuhan coronavirus. And yes, I said it. Go ahead and call me a racist if you wish.

A treatment has been developed that shows promise at stopping the virus in virtually all patients for whom it’s been administered.

Early tests suggest that it can stop the virus from being contagious in just six days, with little to no side effects.

This is a huge breakthrough that’s happened in no time flat.

I stress that this appears effective as a treatment. It is not a vaccine, but if it’s as effective as advertised, it will buy the time needed to develop one.

Professor Didier Raoult from infection hospital l’Institut Hospitalo-Universitaire (IHU) Méditerranée Infection in Marseille, France, said that, “the first COVID-19 patients he had treated with the drug chloroquine had seen a rapid and effective speeding up of their healing process, and a sharp decrease in the amount of time they remained contagious.” read more

Latest Self Driving System

Waymo has already built its first Waymo Driver systems into its electric Jaguar I-PACEs
Waymo has already built its first Waymo Driver systems into its electric Jaguar I-PACEs
Waymo

With an eye toward the future of self-driving cars with next-level safety and reliability, Waymo has introduced its fifth-generation system for autonomous vehicles. Called Waymo Driver, the system promises a more comprehensive understanding of the vehicle’s surroundings and a number of impressive new capabilities, including an ability to spot debris and stop signs hundreds of meters up the road. read more