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What Two Billion People Pay Attention to Is Still in the Hands of a Few Companies

With increasing frequency, I notice sudden silences, like sonic black holes opening around me. There’ll be the white noise of a person puttering about followed by a profound ceasing of movement. Inevitably, I find somebody frozen in the middle of a room or open doorway, eyes glued to the screen. Talking to them is no use, because talking assumes presence. …

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Device captures microplastic pollution from tyre wear

    20th September 2020 Device captures microplastic pollution from tyre wear A new wheel-fitted device by technology startup, The Tyre Collective, could help to reduce both air and plastic pollution produced from vehicles.   Credit: The Tyre Collective   The number of electric vehicles on our roads is growing exponentially – thanks to falling costs, longer driving ranges and …

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Intestino Grosso 4: Hegu – Juntando-se aos Vales

USOS do Intestino Grosso 4 Logo no início, no ataque por um fator patogênico externo, use o Intestino Grosso 4 para limpar ou expulsar a invasão de Vento-Calor ou Vento-Frio – por exemplo, resfriado ou vírus. Não é muito útil para limpar um vírus frio bem estabelecido. No entanto, mesmo aqui, ele ainda pode ajudar a limpar os seios da …

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Your wash cycle pollutes land and oceans

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. Synthetic microfibers from our washing machines contribute more to pollution than we thought, according to new research. The amount of synthetic microfiber we shed into our waterways has been of great concern over the last few years, and for good reason: Every laundry cycle …

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NASA Finds Evidence of “Fresh Ice” on Saturn’s Moon Enceladus

By digging through detailed infrared images of Saturn’s icy moon Enceladus — courtesy of NASA’s Cassini spacecraft, which met its demise back in 2017 after 13 years of Saturn exploration — NASA scientists say they’ve found “strong evidence” of fresh ice in the moon’s northern hemisphere. The ice, thought to have originated and resurfaced from Enceladus’ interior, could be good …

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US 2020 GDP Could be -2% With Possible Full Pandemic Economic Recovery By End of 2021

The Philadelphia Federal Reserve published results of a survey of 35 economic forecasters on August 14, 2020. They predicted the US economy would expand at an annual rate of 19.1 percent in the third quarter. This was almost double the prediction of 10.6 percent from the last survey. The forecasters expected real GDP to decrease 5.2 percent in 2020 but …

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This Week’s Awesome Tech Stories From Around the Web (Through September 19)

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE How to Give A.I. a Pinch of ConsciousnessChris Baraniuk | OneZero“That higher, attentive level of processing is not always necessary — or even desirable — but it seems to be crucial for humans to learn new skills or adapt to unexpected challenges. A.I. systems and robots could potentially avoid the stupidity that currently plagues them if only they …

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Tweak could boost vaccine protection and cut inflammation

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. By adding a molecule, researchers have found a way to reduce inflammatory response to vaccines. Adjuvants are a key ingredient of many modern vaccines, working to unleash an immune response that helps protect the body from disease. Many scientists believe that adjuvants are the …

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We Are Begging You to Stop Injecting Yourselves With Homebrewed COVID Vaccines

In a new paper in the journal Science, a team of scientists has a blunt request: please stop injecting yourselves with homebrewed COVID vaccines. Co-author Jacob Sherkow, a University of Illinois law professor, unloaded on citizen scientists experimenting with inoculating against the coronavirus in a strongly worded university press release. “We’re all sympathetic to the notion that people want to …