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AI is helping scholars restore ancient Greek texts on stone tablets

Machine learning and AI may be deployed on such grand tasks as finding exoplanets and creating photorealistic people, but the same techniques also have some surprising applications in academia: DeepMind has created an AI system that helps scholars understand and recreate fragmentary ancient Greek texts on broken stone tablets. These clay, stone or metal tablets, inscribed as much as 2,700 years ago, are invaluable primary sources for history, literature and anthropology. They’re covered in lette...
Tags: Science, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Archaeology, Machine Learning, Deepmind, Delphi, Pythia


Deep-sea explorers find Japanese ship that sank during WWII

Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place. Hundreds of miles off Midway Atoll, nearly halfway between the United States and Japan, a research vessel is launching underwater robots miles into the abyss to look for warships from the famed Battle of Midway. Weeks of grid searches around the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands already have led ...
Tags: Japan, Science, United States, Pacific, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands


Uh... The Army Just Contracted With Tom DeLonge's UFO Group to Study Those 'Alien Alloys'

To the Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences (TTSA)—the UFO research organization founded by former Blink 182 star Tom DeLonge—has struck a research deal with the U.S. Army filled with eye-popping references to exotic technologies.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Army, Tom Delonge, US Army, Aerospace, Ufo, US Air Force, U S Army, UFOs, Alien Alloys, Stars Academy of Arts and Sciences TTSA


Nasa Mars 2020 Mission's MiMi Aung on women in space

At 16, MiMi Aung travelled alone to the US for an education. Now she's a project lead on Nasa's Mars mission.
Tags: Science, US, Nasa, Mimi Aung


European SolO probe ready to take on audacious mission

A UK-assembled European spacecraft aims to take the closest ever pictures and movies of the Sun.
Tags: UK, Science


Johnson & Johnson Recalls Baby Powder Over Possible Asbestos Contamination

Johnson & Johnson announced a voluntary recall of its talc-based baby powder products on Friday, after the Food and Drug Administration found traces of cancer-causing asbestos in sample testing. The recall follows legal losses and an investigative report linking asbestos exposure to the company’s talc products.Read more...
Tags: Science, Cancer, Recalls, Food And Drug Administration, Johnson, Asbestos, Johnson Johnson, Talc


Ranking the 20 Best Witchy Fashions Because I Have Magic Powers Now

There’s something I need to tell you all: I have magic. It’s true! Even I was surprised. Now, I can’t conjure flames or raise people from the dead—as much fun as it would be to reanimate Benedict Arnold and, I don’t know, light him on fire or something. What I do have is an otherworldly knowledge...of style.Read more...
Tags: Fashion, Science, Charmed, Harry Potter, Game Of Thrones, Lists, Witches, American Horror Story, Benedict Arnold, The Craft, The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina


FAA Says Pilots Complained of 'Egregious' Issues With 737 Max In Messages Boeing Withheld

The Federal Aviation Administration has accused Boeing of withholding an exchange between two employees showing their concerns about the 737 Max’s malfunctioning automated system a full two years before crashes occurred in Ethiopia and Indonesia that killed a total of 346 people.Read more...
Tags: Science, Indonesia, Flight, Airplanes, Ethiopia, Faa, Boeing, Federal Aviation Administration, Boeing 737 MAX, 737 Max


Artists Performing at Amazon's Music Festival Say They Weren't Told It Was Hosted by Amazon

Multiple artists who were listed in promotional materials for a music festival being put on by Amazon Web Services say they didn’t know the festival had ties to the tech giant. At least one performer has since been removed from the event’s lineup.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Oops, Festivals, Amazon Web Services, Intersect


The 10 Best Deals of October 18, 2019

We see a lot of deals around the web over on Kinja Deals, but these were our ten favorites today.Read more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science


Cosmic Rays May Have Blasted Gigantic Sand Dunes Into Existence on Saturn's Moon Titan

The equatorial dunes on Saturn’s moon Titan are among the most dramatic surface features in the Solar System, but scientists aren’t exactly sure how they formed. New experimental evidence suggests the dunes arose as a result of cosmic rays hitting Titan’s surface ice.Read more...
Tags: Science, Saturn, Titan, Planetary Science, Sand Dunes, Moons, Cosmic Rays


Tropical Storm Nestor Pops Up, Beelines for Florida's Gulf Coast

After a period of quiet in the Atlantic, tropical cyclone activity has once again picked up. Tropical Storm Nestor formed on Friday afternoon and is slated to impact the Gulf Coast Friday and into the weekend. Read more...
Tags: Florida, Science, Atlantic, Gulf Coast, Atlantic Hurricane Season, Weather Is Happening, Tropical Storm Nestor


U.S. Border Patrol Reportedly Eyes Face Recognition for Body Cams

U.S. Customs and Border Protection—one of the arms of the federal immigration machine shoving tens of thousands of people into de facto concentration camps—is eyeing equipping officers with facial recognition body cams, according to Reuters.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Privacy, Immigration, Surveillance, Ice, Civil Rights, CBP, Donald Trump, Facial Recognition, Racial Profiling, Immigration And Customs Enforcement, Reuters, Face Recognition, Customs And Border Protection, U S Customs


Maybe Don't Sell Human Fetuses on Facebook, Even Super Old Ones

A Colorado woman is facing smuggling charges after allegedly attempting to sell and ship human fetal remains in violation of federal law. According to court records, she conducted much of her business over Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Crime, Colorado, Oddities, Facebook Read, Human Remains, Oh God Why


Maybe Don't Sell Human Fetuses, Even Super Old Ones

A Colorado woman is facing smuggling charges after allegedly attempting to sell and ship human fetal remains in violation of federal law. According to court records, she conducted much of her business over Facebook.Read more...
Tags: Science, Crime, Colorado, Oddities, Facebook Read, Human Remains, Oh God Why


Scientists Can Now See Stranded Whales From Space

Scientists have begun using satellites that can produce high-resolution imagery to monitor whale strandings from space, according to a new study.Read more...
Tags: Science, Conservation, Chile, Whales, Cetaceans, Satellite Imagery, Marine Biology, Whale Strandings


Finally, An Electric Crate Motor You Can Drop Into Your Old Car

The idea of converting classic cars to EVs has been around a while, and a number of companies, including some major automakers, have been retrofitting old, classic cars with all-new EV drivetrains. Individual tinkerers have been doing this as well, but it’s not as easy as you’d hope. Dealing with salvaged EV…Read more...
Tags: Science, Electric Vehicles, Crate Engines, Ev Conversions, Electric Crate Motor


Apple and Blizzard Slammed Over China Censorship by Top U.S. Lawmakers

A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers on Friday cosigned letters sent to the chief executives of Apple and Blizzard expressing “deep concern” over recent decisions by the American companies that have negatively impacted users overseas “at the behest of the Chinese government.”Read more...
Tags: Apple, Hong Kong, Science, Umbrella Revolution, U S


'Grace and Frankie' Cast Gets Their Asses Arrested for the Planet

Jane Fonda is not playing when it comes to climate change. The “Grace and Frankie” star (and my new hero) was arrested Friday outside the U.S. Capitol as part of her promised weekly protests called Fire Drill Fridays inspired by Swedish activist Greta Thunberg’s Fridays for Future climate strikes.Read more...
Tags: Science, Activism, Protests, Jane Fonda, Civil Disobedience, Frankie, U S Capitol, Greta Thunberg, A Real One, Frankie Cast


We're Not Ready for the Next Pandemic

If the seeds of a pandemic illness were planted tomorrow, how would the world fare? Well, according to a simulation carried out on Friday by Johns Hopkins University, the answer is: terribly.Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Pandemics, Simulations, Johns Hopkins University, Outbreaks


First all-female spacewalk team aces a repair job in orbit — and makes history

For the first time in history, two women teamed up today for a spacewalk. NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir officially began the operation to fix a faulty electrical power system on the International Space Station at 7:38 a.m. ET (4:38 a.m. PT)  — setting a new precedent in the process. During a break in the action, the spacewalkers took a congratulatory phone call from the White House. "You're brave people — I don't think I want to do it, I must tell you that. But you are ...
Tags: Science, White House, Nasa, International Space Station, Donald Trump, Christina Koch, Jessica Meir


Get a Pair of Stretch Denim Jeans From Jachs Before You Gain Holiday Weight

Ultra Stretch Denim | $39 | Jachs | Promo code DENIMRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Science, Jachs Deals


Somebody Put Libra Out of Its Misery Already

The slow march to death for Libra, Facebook’s forthcoming cryptocurrency, continues. Yesterday, a Group of Seven nations task force threw up another hurdle in a report, stating global stablecoins like Libra could potentially wreck the global monetary system and upend financial stability.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Science, Libra, Cryptocurrency, G7, Libra Facebook, Zuck You Saw Old Yeller You Know What You Gotta Do, Yesterday a Group of Seven


U.S. Military Will Stop Using Floppy Disks to Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System

The systems used to control the United States arsenal of nuclear weapons rely on outdated computers. But the Department of Defense is updating at least one part of the archaic technology—the floppy disk storage systems.Read more...
Tags: Science, Department Of Defense, United States, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear, Air Force, US Strategic Command


U.S. Military Will Stop Using Floppy Discs to Operate Its Nuclear Weapons System

The systems used to control the United States arsenal of nuclear weapons rely on outdated computers. But the Department of Defense is updating at least one part of the archaic technology—the floppy disk storage systems.Read more...
Tags: Science, Department Of Defense, United States, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear, Air Force, US Strategic Command


95% of U.S. baby foods contain toxic metals. Here's what parents should know.

A new investigation tested 168 baby food products for arsenic, lead, cadmium and mercury, all of which are toxic metals that can damage brain development in infants.Nearly all of the foods tested contained at least one of the metals, and 1 in 4 contained all four metals.The authors of the report recommended five steps for finding alternative baby foods with less toxins. None Almost all of the baby food products tested in a new investigation contained traces of toxic heavy metals that can damag...
Tags: Food, Science, Parenting, Children, Brain, Innovation, Fda, Brody, Gerber, Charlotte Brody, Healthy Babies Bright Futures HBBF, Toxic Elements Working Group, Baby Food Council, HBBF, WebMD Brody


Save Up to 50% On Water Filtration, Air Quality Essentials, and More at Home Depot

Up to 50% Off Water Filtration and Air Quality Essentials | Home DepotRead more...
Tags: Deals, Kinja Deals, Home Depot, Science, Home Depot Deals


Dormant for 500 Years, a Potentially Deadly Fault in California Has Started to Move

This past summer, southern California experienced a significant earthquake swarm. Analysis of the event suggests earthquakes unravel in a more complicated manner than is typically appreciated. What’s more, this event has perturbed a major, previously idle fault nearby—and scientists aren’t entirely sure about the…Read more...
Tags: Science, California, Earthquakes, Seismology, Fault Lines, Quakes


The Potential of Green Urban Planning for Mental Health

There is no single solution to the world-wide epidemic of poor mental health; addressing its root causes—like poverty-triggered stress and social isolation—and choosing effective treatment for sufferers remains paramount. One way to potentially partly buffer against the effects of poor mental health is through contact…Read more...
Tags: Science, Green, Mental Health, Nature, Urban Design, Urban Planing, Green Urban Planning for Mental Health


Disney Picked a Hell of a Time to Announce Its Latest Attempt to Make Star Wars Big in China

Right now, amid a storm of protest movements in Hong Kong calling to liberate the area from its status as a special administrative region of China, scrutiny of Western companies seen as implicitly supporting the actions of the Chinese government is . So, of course, the House of Mouse picked right now…Read more...
Tags: Hong Kong, Star Wars, Books, Science, China, Disney, Blizzard, Tencent, Lucasfilm, Weibo, Hearthstone, China Literature



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