IBM’s Latest takes Semiconductor Chips Levels not Seen

IBM has unveiled the world's first 2-nm chips
IBM has unveiled the world’s first 2-nm chips
IBM

In a shining example of the inexorable march of technology, IBM has unveiled new semiconductor chips with the smallest transistors ever made. The new 2-nanometer (nm) tech allows the company to cram a staggering 50 billion transistors onto a chip the size of a fingernail. read more

Recent Martian Volcano Eruption?

The dark area appears to be a relatively recent volcanic deposit, and the large crater nearby may be connected
The dark area appears to be a relatively recent volcanic deposit, and the large crater nearby may be connected
NASA/JPL/MSSS/The Murray Lab

While there’s evidence of volcanic activity in Mars’ ancient past, it was presumed to have been quiet for millions of years. But now, orbiters have spotted a large volcanic deposit that appears to be relatively fresh – only about 53,000 years old – which may lend weight to the idea that the Red Planet was recently, or still is, habitable for subsurface microbes.

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Pandemic Addiction has become Part of Identity Politics

by: Brent Smith

Nathanael Blake at the Federalist nails it, as he describes how many on the left have gotten so used to masking up and locking down, that’s it’s actually become part of their identity.

It seems many have become addicted to being shut-in, addicting to the idea of safety at any and all cost.

It reminds me of the Bruce Willis movie, “Surrogates.” read more

Weapon Wednesday – Royal Marine Gravity Jet Suit

The UK's Royal Marines put the Gravity jet suit to "very successful" use in ship boarding demo exercises
The UK’s Royal Marines put the Gravity jet suit to “very successful” use in ship boarding demo exercises
Gravity Industries

Jet suits, jetpacks, jetboards … The new range of crazy personal flight devices all share some things in common: plenty of people would love to fly one, very few have the cash to own one, and even fewer can probably be trusted to fly them safely and legally. read more

Defeating Superbugs

The superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa, after being "popped like a balloon"
The superbug Pseudomonas aeruginosa, after being “popped like a balloon”
Imperial College London

By turning modern scientific tools on an antibiotic discovered 70 years ago, researchers have unearthed a previously unknown mechanism it uses to pierce and pop superbugs like balloons. Promisingly, the scientists have also demonstrated how this approach to taking out bacteria can be supercharged by combining it with other antibiotics, potentially offering a new form of defense against deadly, drug-resistant bacteria.

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Early Warning Sign for Cardiovascular Disease.

Scientists have developed a probe with fluorescent molecules, that glows more brightly in the presence of enzymes associated with cardiovascular trouble
Scientists have developed a probe with fluorescent molecules that glows more brightly in the presence of enzymes associated with cardiovascular trouble
Angelo Frei

The accumulation of plaque inside the arteries can be an insidious condition with grave consequences that include blood clots and strokes, but luckily it does give off some tell-tale signs. Researchers in the UK have developed a new type of glowing probe that focuses on one of them, increasing its fluorescence in the presence of a key enzyme and possibly acting as an early warning sign for cardiovascular disease.

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Supercoiling Artificial Muscles

An example of supercoiling in the artificial muscles (right), compared to the looser twist (left)
An example of supercoiling in the artificial muscles (right), compared to the looser twist (left)
Geoff Spinks

Tiny robots could serve all kinds of useful functions, but shrinking their actuators has proven challenging. Now researchers at the University of Wollongong (UOW) in Australia have made artificial muscles that surpass your puny natural ones, inspired by the “supercoiling” of DNA strands. read more

Look Ma – No Flu!

by: Brent Smith

Finally someone other than us edumicated dopes are telling the truth about the Covid scam.

An actual doctor has the courage to tell the truth, or at least ask some very obvious questions, like where has the flu gone? Every year millions contract the flu and tens of thousands die, but not this season.

How odd, I say both rhetorically and facetiously. read more

LongROAD may track Early Stage Dementia

Researchers have developed models that could predict mild cognitive impairment and dementia with 88 percent accuracy
Researchers have developed models that could predict mild cognitive impairment and dementia with 88 percent accuracy

A fascinating new study from a team of US researchers has used machine learning techniques to develop algorithms that can analyze naturalistic driving data and detect mild cognitive impairment and dementia in a driver. The work is still in the preliminary stages, however, the researchers claim it could be possible in the future to detect early signs of dementia using either a smartphone app or devices incorporated into car software systems. read more

Weapon Wednesday – ENVG-B Advanced Night Vision

envg army night vision
U.S. Army/DVIDS
  • The U.S. Army’s Lancer Brigade showed off a video from its new Enhanced Night Vision Goggle-Binoculars.
  • The ENVG-B displays a higher-resolution image than previous night vision devices.
  • The goggles also include augmented reality capabilities and allow soldiers to see wirelessly through weapon sights. read more