The Crucial Element of Mask Mandates…

Is getting the ‘Experts’ to admit they’ve been Wrong from the Start

by: Brent Smith

Is any of this going to matter?

No matter how much proof has been, and continues to be compiled, that masks don’t even slow the spread of Covid, much less stop it, it doesn’t appear to difference.

Although it is shrinking a bit, it seems that still the majority of the American public are perfectly content living their lives in fear, continuing to don a worthless piece of cloth, rather than question the tyrants that maintain the seats of power. read more

Repurposed Old Drug for New Cancer Treatment

Phenformin, discontinued in the 1970s as a diabetes treatment, is now being investigated as an adjunct to cancer immunotherapies
Phenformin, discontinued in the 1970s as a diabetes treatment, is now being investigated as an adjunct to cancer immunotherapies

A new review article published in the journal Trends in Cancer is presenting a promising case for phenformin, an old diabetes drug related to metformin, being repurposed as an adjunct to new immunotherapy cancer treatments. A phase 1 clinical trial is already underway to test the safety of the combination treatment for skin cancer.

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Driverless Tesla is not yet Completely Driverless

by: Brent Smith

I’m all for slick new tech that has the potential to improve our lives, but there will always be a fine line between what will improve our lives and what is just plain crazy.

In my humble opinion, this is one of those times and one of those fine lines – at least for now.

Simply put, we are not yet ready for a driverless vehicle of any kind. We do not live in the movie world of Total Recall or iRobot, where every vehicle, cars and trucks, are driverless. And frankly I hope we never will be. read more

A Perfect Coffee Straw

The JoGo straw aims to be an ultralight, low-hassle way of enjoying coffee anywhere
The JoGo straw aims to be an ultralight, low-hassle way of enjoying coffee anywhere
JoGo

A light, ultra-portable way of getting a morning cup of coffee, the new JoGo packs coffee-brewing power into a sleek straw. It pops out of a pocket and uses an integrated filter to deliver the rich morning flavor you want without the gritty grounds you’d rather not chew on. Designed by two wilderness guides and adventurers, it’s perfect for on- and off-grid journeys on which traveling lightly is mandatory.

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Video Podcast – Is this Dawn of the Planet of the Apes?

Well here we go. Another question of just because we can, doesn’t mean we should.

And even if things “appear” to work out okay, what is the cost that must eventually be paid for whatever we did?

I’m talking about the latest brilliant scientific venture. Scientists have created embryos that are a mix of human and monkey cells.

And to that, one can only ask – What Could Possibly go Wrong?! read more

Precisely Pinpoint lost Items

Samsung's Galaxy SmartTag+ can help you find lost items with an augmented reality overlay
Samsung’s Galaxy SmartTag+ can help you find lost items with an augmented reality overlay
Samsung

Trackers like Tile or Pixie have been helping us find lost keys and wallets for years now, but they aren’t all that precise beyond “it’s within Bluetooth range.” Samsung has now unveiled the Galaxy SmartTag+, the first tracker to use the more accurate ultra-wideband (UWB) technology. read more

A Bike Lock that Actually Works

The PentaLock is designed to be built into the bike, as opposed to being retrofitted onto existing bicycles
The PentaLock is designed to be built into the bike, as opposed to being retrofitted onto existing bicycles
PentaLock

If a thief is sufficiently motivated and equipped, they can get through pretty much any bike lock. That’s where the PentaLock comes in – it makes a bicycle un-pedalable, regardless of whether or not that bike is also locked up to an adjacent object such as a sign post.

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Weapon Wednesday – New F-15 – Great Plane – Lame Name

lt col richard turner, commander, 40th flight test squadron, and lt col jacob lindaman, commander, 85th test evaluation squadron, deliver the first f 15ex to its new home station, eglin afb, florida, 11 march, 2021 the 40th flts will take possession of ex1 and the 85th tes will own ex2 upon its arrival, coming soon squadron aircrews and testers will work together to complete the combined developmental and operational testing simultaneously us air force photo by tech sgt john mcrell
U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. John McRell

The U.S. Air Force has officially announced the name of its next-generation F-15 Eagle fighter … and it’s about what you’d expect. read more

Type Chords Rather than Letters

The CharaChorder Lite keyboard is presently on Kickstarter
The CharaChorder Lite keyboard is presently on Kickstarter
CharaChorder

As the folks at tech startup CharaChorder point out, we think in words, not letters … so why do we have to slowly type words out one letter at a time? That’s where their new keyboard comes in, as it uses groupings of keys to instantly generate whole words. read more

Hankook Origami Wheels

Squeezing the sides of the hub together can nearly double the rolling diameter of this origami-inspired wheel
Squeezing the sides of the hub together can nearly double the rolling diameter of this origami-inspired wheel
Hankook tire and technology co/Seoul National University/Harvard University

Hankook’s R&D department has been working with biorobotics experts from Seoul National University and Harvard engineers on a weird transforming origami wheel project. These folding oddities can drastically alter their diameter and carry heavy loads.

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