Technology

We Don't Need Facebook Authoritarianism: Casual People Spot Fake News As Well As Paid Fact Checkers

It has become common for political activists to demand that social media engage in bans and content warnings, because the other side is too stupid to know false facts from the real kind. In reality, everyone who takes their politics too seriously is inclin ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 3 2021 - 11:31am

MRNA Vaccines Won’t Replace All Current Ones- Here's Why

The rapid development of effective mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 has led some observers to suggest that mRNA will push other types of vaccines out of the market completely in the near future. But is that desirable? Is it even possible? ...

Article - News Staff - Sep 21 2021 - 10:09am

Thomas Edison's Creepy Talking Doll From 1890

Thomas Edison did a lot right but there is one thing he got very, very wrong. Namely, a talking doll that was sure to be an inspiration for generations of future horror movie fans.   It was a bold idea, of course, Edison had a lot of those, but sometimes e ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 22 2021 - 6:29pm

PlakTak: The Military Has Developed Candy That's Healthy

The US military has quietly led to a lot of technological advancements that few know about. One recent example; before we had a serious COVID-19 infectious disease problem to worry about, the US National Institutes of Health tried to use Ebola in parts of ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Sep 27 2021 - 12:21pm

Facial Recognition Is Finally Raising Questions About Government Accountability

For most of this century, anyone in London has been photographed and filmed an average of 300 times each day. Their reasoning to start such intrusive scrutiny was that England, Wales, and Scotland led the developed world in crime, and a tourist attraction ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 15 2021 - 4:11pm

Using Cell Lines And A Bioreactor, Finland Has Developed The Future Of Coffee

Coffee may be about to get its first significant upgrade in 600 years. That's not to say there haven't been efforts to modernize coffee production since its earliest days in Sufi shrines, but that has been mainly in technology. The pan, like you ...

Article - Hank Campbell - Oct 18 2021 - 8:12pm

Prop Guns And Movie Sets: We Are Filmmakers Who Work With Firearms And This Is What Is Important For Safety

In a horrendous accident, a cinematographer has died and a director has been injured after Alec Baldwin fired a prop gun while filming in New Mexico. When shooting a film with guns, there are many choices to make: each prop needs to be appropriate for the ...

Article - The Conversation - Oct 26 2021 - 2:23pm

Understanding Quantum Primacy And How We Got There

A quantum computer is a remarkable device. While, at current, it's still limited in its application, we now know that it can be faster than the fastest computers we currently have access to. ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Oct 27 2021 - 8:51pm

Track And Trace: 4 Reasons Companies Hesitate To Adopt Reusable Packaging- And A Way To Solve Them

In the world of activists and pundits, companies making changes involve all reward and no risk, and if companies don't do it they are just greedy. That thinking is why poor people are subsidizing electric cars and solar panels for the rich, which has ...

Article - News Staff - Nov 2 2021 - 4:34pm

How Exascale Computers Can Verify The Universe

Proving the universe seems like a gargantuan task, but we might have a chance to do so with exascale computers. ...

Article - Mark Pierce - Nov 14 2021 - 9:32pm