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Latest Diabetes Microcapsule

Diabetics may soon be able to take their insulin orally
Diabetics may soon be able to take their insulin orally

Earlier this year we covered a blueberry-sized capsule developed by researchers at MIT that would allow diabetics to take their insulin orally rather than by injection. That capsule contained microneedles to deliver the hormone through the stomach lining. Now, the same team has gone a step further, developing a new capsule that would survive a trip through the stomach and deliver its payload to the lining of the small intestine. read more

Saturn is Moon King

Saturn as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope
Saturn as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope
NASA, ESA, A. Simon (GSFC) and the OPAL Team, and J. DePasquale (STScI)

Jupiter has long held the honor of the planet in the solar system with the most moons – or at least, that’s what we thought. Now its smaller sibling Saturn has stolen the crown, as astronomers have discovered no less than 20 new moons around the ringed planet. That brings its total to 82, three more than Jupiter. read more

Columbus Wasn’t Indigenous – Neither Were American Indians

by: Brent Smith

As another Columbus Day is upon us, we are reminded again why the loony left is so aptly named and why we describe them as “low information.”

We all know Columbus didn’t just innocently “sail the ocean blue in 1492.” We all know it should be: “Columbus came in with the tide, for the sole purpose of Genocide.”

We know Ferdinand and Isabella said: “So Chris – we hear you want to sail off and discover a new world or something.” And Columbus said: “Nah – I thought I’d go kill some Injuns.” “Great Idea – here’s some cash for the trip.”

And for this reason, liberals across the nation have been protesting the celebration of this murderer. Instead of Columbus Day, many cities and enclaves of higher learning have begun making the politically correct change to “Indigenous People’s Day, and
First Peoples Day.” A few years ago Seattle made the switch to “a holiday that will honor and celebrate the cultural contributions of Native Americans.” Hooray for Indigenous People! Boo for genocidal European illegal immigrant interlopers!

And it continued at the University of Oklahoma, where a student “organization” calling themselves “Indigenize OU” made demands that Columbus be thrown on the ash heap of history and replaced with the aforementioned “Indigenous People’s Day.” This “organization” actually consisted of four – yes four American Indian students. read more

The Dory Underwater Drone

The Dory underwater drone is presently on Kickstarter
The Dory underwater drone is presently on Kickstarter
Chasing Innovation

When consumer aerial camera-drones first hit the market, buyers were mostly limited to models costing $1,000 or more. These days, half-decent quadcopters can be had for under a hundred bucks. While not going quite that cheap, Chasing Innovation is now aiming to make underwater drones similarly more affordable, with the Dory. read more

CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool Allows Flies to Ingest Poison

A fruit fly on the wing of a monarch butterfly
A fruit fly on the wing of a monarch butterfly
Julianne Pelaez

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley have used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to give fruit flies an evolutionary advantage they’ve never had before. By making just three small changes to a single gene, the team gave the flies the ability to effectively eat poison and store it in their bodies, protecting themselves from predators in the process. read more

Weapon Wednesday – The Navy’s First Carrier-Based Drone

The MQ-25A Stingray won’t drop bombs or dogfight, but it will stretch the legs of planes that do.

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  • The MQ-25A will be the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to be stationed on an aircraft carrier.
  • The drone will refuel other carrier aircraft, dramatically increasing their range and ability to stay in the air.
  • The MQ-25A will hit the fleet in 2024. read more

Life on Saturn’s Moon?

More signs of life spotted on Saturnian moon Enceladus

Enceladus passes in front of the Sun, showing off its icy plumes, as captured by the Cassini probe in 2007
Enceladus passes in front of the Sun, showing off its icy plumes, as captured by the Cassini probe in 2007
NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

Few bodies in the solar system capture the imagination of life-hunting astronomers like the Saturnian moon Enceladus. Conveniently, hydrothermal vents pull materials from the moon’s core, mix them through its massive subsurface ocean and eject them into space, providing those searching for signs of life with plenty of subject matter.
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Pelosi’s Proposal Will Likely Kill Americans

from the American Spectator:

Pelosi’s Price-Control Prescription Would Cost American Lives

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Scania’s AXL Driverless Mining Truck

Scania's AXL concept provides a preview of the driverless mining truck of the future
Scania’s AXL concept provides a preview of the driverless mining truck of the future
Scania

There is no doubt we’re headed towards a driverless future, but Scania’s AXL is the company’s first concept that does away with the cab altogether. read more

New OnePlus Midrange Phone

The OnePlus 7T is closer to the OnePlus 7 Pro than its predecessor
The OnePlus 7T is closer to the OnePlus 7 Pro than its predecessor
OnePlus

As expected, OnePlus has unveiled the OnePlus 7T at a special media event, a solid upgrade over the OnePlus 7 phone it launched back in May. For those who don’t want to spend big on the OnePlus 7 Pro, the mid-range option is now even more compelling. read more