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Facebook’s AI treats Palestinian activists like it treats American Black activists. It blocks them.

Facebook’s AI treats Palestinian activists like it treats American Black activists. It blocks them. Elizabeth Dwoskin, Gerrit De Vynck  3 days ago   Like|       12 Liberal Media Scream: ‘Some things may be true even if Donald Trump said them’ 100 bullets fired in mass shooting that left 2 dead, 20 hurt at birthday bash: Police Just days after violent conflict erupted in Israel and the Palestinian territories, both Facebook and Twitter copped to

Kyrie Irving observing Ramadan

Kyrie Irving’s recent conversion puts a spotlight on athletes observing Ramadan By Religion News Service  Updated May 7, 2021, 6:25pm MDT Share this story Share this on Facebook (opens in new window) Share this on Twitter (opens in new window) SHAREAll sharing options Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving handles the ball during an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, Thursday, May 6, 2021. Tony Gutierrez, Associated Press NBA star Kyrie Irving’s recent conversion to Islam has brought new

Barcelona installs Spain’s first solar energy pavement

Photovoltaic ground installation part of move to increase capacity close to where it’s most needed, in cities The 50 sq metres of non-slip solar panels, installed in a small park in the Glòries area of the city, will generate 7,560kWh a year, enough to supply three households. Photograph: Stephen Burgen/The Guardian   Stephen Burgen in Barcelona Thu 29 Apr 2021 16.19 BST       5,900   Barcelona city council has installed Spain’s first photovoltaic pavement as

Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Gets Off the Ground

NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Succeeds in Historic First Flight   NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter captured this shot as it hovered over the Martian surface on April 19, 2021, during the first instance of powered, controlled flight on another planet. It used its navigation camera, which autonomously tracks the ground during flight. Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech   Monday, NASA’s Ingenuity Mars Helicopter became the first aircraft in history to make a powered, controlled flight on another planet. The

5G as a wireless power grid

Aline Eid,  Jimmy G. D. Hester &  Manos M. Tentzeris  Scientific Reports volume 11, Article number: 636 (2021) Cite this article 98k Accesses 360 Altmetric Metricsdetails Abstract 5G has been designed for blazing fast and low-latency communications. To do so, mm-wave frequencies were adopted and allowed unprecedently high radiated power densities by the FCC. Unknowingly, the architects of 5G have, thereby, created a wireless power grid capable of powering devices at ranges far exceeding the capabilities of any existing technologies. However, this potential could

one in eight patients die within four months of discharge Coronavirus – latest updates

Almost third of UK Covid hospital patients readmitted within four months BMJ analysis of 48,000 records also finds one in eight patients die within four months of discharge Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, isolated from a patient. The long-term impact of the disease has caused doctors to push for testing to detect early signs of organ damage. Photograph: National Institute of Allergy an/AFP/Getty Images   Ian

Katalin Karikó, the pioneering scientists behind COVID-19 vaccines Awarded

Rosenstiel Award given to pioneering scientists behind COVID-19 vaccines This year’s prize for distinguished work in basic medical research was awarded to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman for work on messenger RNA. Courtesy Karikó/University of Pennsylvania Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman By Lawrence GoodmanJan. 21, 2021 Brandeis University and the Rosenstiel Foundation are pleased to award the 50th annual Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research to Katalin Karikó and Drew Weissman ’81, MA ’81, P’15,

The story of mRNA. And The Story of a Professor Who was Demoted by Idiotic Bosses

 How a once-dismissed idea became a leading technology in the Covid vaccine race By Damian Garde — STAT  and Jonathan Saltzman — Boston Globe Nov. 10, 2020 Reprints   Part of a “freezer farm,” a football field-sized facility for storing finished Covid-19 vaccines, under construction in Kalamazoo, Mich. Pfizer’s experimental vaccine requires ultracold storage, at about -70 C, so as they are made, the vaccines are being stored in special freezers.JEREMY DAVIDSON/PFIZER VIA AP ANDOVER, Mass. — The liquid that

A series of bizarre events off Southern California in 2019

Navy’s Top Officer Says ‘Drones’ That Swarmed Destroyers Remain Unidentified A series of bizarre events off Southern California in 2019 remain unexplained according to the Chief of Naval Operations. BY ADAM KEHOE AND MARC CECOTTI APRIL 5, 2021 THE WAR ZONE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF DEFEN—PUBLIC DOMAIN SHARE          At a roundtable with reporters today, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Gilday, the U.S. Navy’s top officer, was asked about a series of

Zoom helps governments like China to censor people

ow Zoom violated its own terms of service for access to China’s market Like global tech companies before it, Zoom caved to the Chinese government, even when it meant overlooking basic human rights. Zoom helps people connect — but it also helps governments like China’s surveil and censor people.Andrew Lichtenstein / Corbis via Getty Images file   Dec. 23, 2020, 12:48 AM IST / Updated Dec. 23, 2020, 1:12 AM IST By Yaqiu Wang, MSNBC Opinion Columnist On Dec.

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