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Meet the worm with a jaw of metal

Bristle worms are odd-looking, spiky, segmented worms with super-strong jaws. Researchers have discovered that the jaws contain metal.It appears that biological processes could one day be used to manufacture metals.The bristle worm, also known as polychaetes, has been around for an estimated 500 million years. Scientists believe that the super-resilient species has survived five mass extinctions, and there are some 10,000 species of them.Be glad if you haven't encountered a bristle worm. Gettin...
Tags: Animals, Materials, Nature, Oceans, Innovation, Synthetic Biology, Physiology, Biomechanics, Technical University of Vienna, Max Perutz Labs, Christian Hellmich, Florian Raible, Raible, Luis Zelaya Lainez, Zelaya Lainez, Hellmich

Don't be rude to your doctor. It might kill you.

Anchoring is a common bias that makes people fixate on one piece of data. A study showed that those who experienced rudeness were more likely to anchor themselves to bad data.In some simulations with medical students, this effect led to higher mortality rates.Cognitive biases are funny little things. Everyone has them, nobody likes to admit it, and they can range from minor to severe depending on the situation. Biases can be influenced by factors as subtle as our mood or various personality ...
Tags: Medicine, Communication, Innovation, Emotions, Don, Journal of Applied Psychology, Trevor Foulk, Foulk

Welcome to the United Fonts of America

Here's one pandemic project we approve of: a map of the United Fonts of America.The question was simple: How many fonts are named after places in the U.S.?Finding them became an obsession for Andy Murdock. At 222, he stopped looking. The Neon Museum (a.k.a. Neon Boneyard) in downtown Las Vegas, a monument to the siren call of typography. Credit: Dale Cruse, CC BY 2.0Who isn't fond of fonts? Even if we don't know their names, we associate specific letter types w...
Tags: Maps, New York, Texas, Design, California, Washington, Typography, America, Georgia, Chicago, United States, Wyoming, Innovation, Michigan, Las Vegas, Great Lakes

Detailed Tesla Income Projections

James Stephenson has made detailed projections for Tesla financials focused on the last three quarters of 2021. James also has projections for estimated Tesla car sales by quarter through 2023. Tesla... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Tesla, Innovation, James, James Stephenson

Can you see what I’m saying?

Today’s blog post introduces you to Alexandra Cartier, the founder and CEO of Vü. Vü is looking to bridge the gap between those who can and cannot hear. Members of the Deaf or Hard of Hearing community (DHH) experience lower rates of graduation and higher rates of unemployment or underemployment. However, Cartier and her company, […] The post Can you see what I’m saying? appeared first on Vincent LoTempio | Registered Patent Attorney, Trademark, and Copyright | 1-800-866-0039.
Tags: Blog, Innovation, Cartier, Vincent LoTempio, Alexandra Cartier

Xiaomi and Apple Threatens Tesla With 2024 EV Vaporware

Smartphone giant Xiaomi is hiring many positions for its electric vehicle unit and for its autonomous driving project. Xiaomi is targeting its first car model to market within three years (around... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Apple, Innovation, Xiaomi

Is a warp drive possible?​​

The distances between the stars are so vast that they can make your brain melt. Take for example the Voyager 1 probe, which has been traveling at 35,000 miles per hour for more than 40 years and was the first human object to cross into interstellar space. That sounds wonderful except, at its current speed, it will still take another 40,000 years to cross the typical distance between stars.Worse still, if you are thinking about interstellar travel, nature provides a hard limit on acceleration and...
Tags: Space, Light, Star Trek, Innovation, Albert Einstein, Einstein, Warp, Warp Drive, Sabine Hossenfelder, Alcubierre, Miguel Alcubierre, Alexey Bobrick, Primada, Gianni Martre, Bobrick, Martre

General Fusion Building Fusion Demonstration Plant in the UK from 2022-2025

The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) and General Fusion have announced an agreement under which General Fusion will build and operate its Fusion Demonstration Plant (FDP) at UKAEA’s Culham Campus.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: UK, Innovation, General Fusion, General Fusion Building Fusion Demonstration Plant, UK Atomic Energy Authority UKAEA, UKAEA, Culham Campus

Motor Trend Confirms 1.98 0 to 60 for Tesla Model S Plaid

Motor Trend confirmed that the Tesla Model S Plaid accelerates from 0 to 60 mph in 1.98 seconds. The tested model was using 21 inch wheels. The Plaid launches so ferociously hard, it generates more... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, Tesla Model S Plaid

Just when the Middle Ages couldn’t get worse, everyone had bunions

In a unique study, researchers have determined how many people in medieval England had bunionsA fashion trend towards pointed toe shoes made the affliction common. Even monks got in on the trend, much to their discomfort later in life.Late Medieval England had its share of problems. The Wars of Roses raged, the Black Death killed off large parts of the population, and passing ruffians could say "Ni" at will to old ladies .To make matters worse, a first of its kind study published in the Inte...
Tags: Health, Fashion, England, History, Innovation, Cambridge, John, St John, All Saints, Krakow Poland, International Journal of Paleopathology, Copyright Cambridge Archaeological Unit

Lobsters, jellyfish, and the foolish quest for immortality

Since the beginning of time, humans have fantasized over and quested for "eternal life."Lobsters and a kind of jellyfish offer us clues about what immortality might look like in the natural world.Evolution does not lend itself easily to longevity, and philosophy might suggest that life is more precious without immortality. One of the oldest pieces of epic literature we have is known as the Epic of Gilgamesh. It's easy to get lost in all the ancient mythology — talking animals and heroic battle...
Tags: Death, Biology, Innovation, Oxford, Indiana Jones, New England, Lucas Cranach, Gilgamesh, Immortality, Martin Heidegger, Jonny Thomson, Wikipedia Public

20 Qualities of an Innovator

The word "innovate" can be traced all the way back to 1440. It comes from the Middle French word "innovacyon," meaning "renewal" or "new way of doing things". Exactly what innovations actually happened in 1440 (rounder oxcart wheels?) is anybody's guess, but whatever they were, it's likely they improved the quality of life for more than a few people.
Tags: Innovation

What they don’t tell you about A/B testing velocity

How many A/B tests do you run every month? How about every year? Now. How many tests should you be running every year? You probably don’t know the answer to the third question. You’re not... Please click on the title to read the full article!
Tags: Innovation, A/b Testing

A Shackleton Startup

If famed explorer Ernest Shackleton had founded a modern-day tech start-up, the elevator pitch may have sounded something like this: Investors Wanted. Hazardous Start-up. Goes against every financial instinct you have ever known. Forget about ROI. Long months of complete financial darkness. Extreme risk. Bankruptcy nearly assured. In the event it is successful, the Earth […] The post A Shackleton Startup appeared first on The Ingenesist Project.
Tags: Sales, Earth, Bitcoin, Innovation, Financial System, Blockchain, Ernest Shackleton, Flaw, Innovation Bank, Shackleton Startup

The Einstein-Bohr legacy: can we ever figure out what quantum theory means?

The weirdness of quantum theory flies in the face of what we experience in our everyday lives.Quantum weirdness quickly created a split in the physics community, each side championed by a giant: Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr.As two recent books espousing opposing views show, the debate still rages on nearly a century afterward. Each "resolution" comes with a high price tag. Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr, two giants of 20th century science, espoused very different worldviews.To Einstein, the ...
Tags: Innovation, Philosophy, Albert Einstein, John Bell, Einstein, Carroll, Quantum Mechanics, Niels Bohr, Erwin Schrodinger, Paul Dirac, Bohr, Werner Heisenberg, Bohm, David Bohm, Carlo Rovelli, Rovelli

Prediction that Tesla Will Solve FSD by Mid-2022

Mr Know It All has a projection that Tesla should solve FSD (Full self-driving) to a six sigma level within 275 days. This is based upon the improvement of the FSD system matching to the amount of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Tesla, Innovation, FSD

Pupil size surprisingly linked to differences in intelligence

Researchers find a correlation between pupil size and differences in cognitive ability.The larger the pupil, the higher the intelligence.The explanation for why this happens lies within the brain, but more research is needed.What can you tell by looking into someone's eyes? You can spot a glint of humor, signs of tiredness, or maybe that they don't like something or someone. But outside of assessing an emotional state, a person's eyes may also provide clues about their intelligence, suggests new...
Tags: Psychology, Atlanta, Intelligence, Brain, Innovation, Mind, Iq, Emotional Intelligence, Georgia Institute of Technology, Tsukahara, Jason Tsukahara

Tesla Plaid Electric Motor Innovations

The Tesla Plaid electric motor has several innovations. Elon says the Plaid’s carbon-wrapped motor is the most advanced motor on the planet outside of a lab. The motor is able to go to over 20000... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, Elon, Tesla Plaid Electric Motor Innovations, Tesla Plaid electric motor

We are all conspiracy theorists

Conspiracy theories exist on a spectrum, from plausible and mainstream to fringe and unpopular.It's very rare to find someone who only believes in one conspiracy theory. They generally believe in every conspiracy theory that's less extreme than their favorite one.To some extent, we are all conspiracy theorists. The following is an excerpt from the book Escaping the Rabbit Hole by Mick West. It is reprinted with permission from the author.If you want to understand how people fall for conspiracy...
Tags: Obama, Washington, US, Earth, Conspiracy, Innovation, Las Vegas, Cia, Musgrave, Jfk, World Trade Center, Sandy Hook, Trump, Don, Lee Harvey Oswald, United States Trump

The suction speed of an elephant's trunk is 330 miles per hour

The way an elephant manipulates its trunk to eat and drink could lead to better robots, researchers say.Elephants dilate their nostrils to create more space in their trunks, allowing them to store up to 5.5 liters (1.45 gallons) of water, according to their new study.They can also suck up three liters (0.79 gallons) per second—a speed 30 times faster than a human sneeze (150 meters per second/330 mph), the researchers found.The researchers wanted to better understand the physics of how elephants...
Tags: Japan, Biology, Animals, Atlanta, Georgia, Conservation, Robots, Innovation, Biomechanics, Georgia Tech, Georgia Institute of Technology, Swiss Army, Schulz, Andrew Schulz, David Clode, David Hu Schulz

New Concrete Can Heal Millimeter Cracks in 24 Hours for Long Lasting Infrastructure

Researchers at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) have developed a new self-healing concrete that could multiply structures’ lifespans and slash CO2 emissions. Most infrastructure is composed of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, Worcester Polytechnic Institute WPI

How romantic love is like addiction

Many writers have commented on the addictive qualities of love. Science agrees. The reward system of the brain reacts similarly to both love and drugsSomeday, it might be possible to treat "love addiction."Since people started writing, they've written about love. The oldest love poem known dates back to the 21st century BCE. For most of that time, writers also apparently have been of two (or more) minds about it, announcing that love can be painful, impossible to quit, or even addictive — whi...
Tags: Relationships, Love, Brain, Innovation, Addiction, Broadway Love, Philosophy Psychiatry Psychology

Why does life flash before your eyes in a life-threatening scenario?

At the age of 16, when Tony Kofi was an apprentice builder living in Nottingham, he fell from the third story of a building. Time seemed to slow down massively, and he saw a complex series of images flash before his eyes. As he described it, “In my mind's eye I saw many, many things: children that I hadn't even had yet, friends that I had never seen but are now my friends. The thing that really stuck in my mind was playing an instrument". Then Tony landed on his head and lost consciousness. When...
Tags: Psychology, Death, UK, London, Time, Memory, Brain, Innovation, Nottingham, Mind, Einstein, Steve Taylor, Tony, Immanuel Kant, Gill Hicks, Carlo Rovelli

Autonomous killer robots may have already killed on the battlefield

Autonomous weapons have been used in war for decades, but artificial intelligence is ushering in a new category of autonomous weapons. These weapons are not only capable of moving autonomously but also identifying and attacking targets on their own without oversight from a human.There's currently no clear international restrictions on the use of new autonomous weapons, but some nations are calling for preemptive bans.Nothing transforms warfare more violently than new weapons technology. In preh...
Tags: China, Russia, War, Military, United States, Innovation, Machine Learning, Libya, Violence, Un, Ai, United Nations Security Council, Gna, Noah Smith, Khalifa Haftar, Libyan National Army

Is healthy sugar possible — and would you eat it?

Consumers are fed a lot of nonsense about sugar and fad diets.Our bodies must consume sugar; the question is how much and in what form.Companies are trying to develop healthier sugars to combat our "sugar addiction." Can we hack sugar to be healthy? Humans consume too much sugar. This is a refrain you've likely read for years, if not decades. As with any generality, that topline assessment misses nuance. While certainly t...
Tags: Health, Europe, Nutrition, America, Harvard, Engineering, Innovation, Who, Addiction, Fda, Illness, Coke, Nestle, Derek, RDA, Stevia

How To Master Emerging Technologies in the 2020s?

Social, mobile, big data and cloud are mainstream. What is next? These technologies helped startups become multibillion-dollar enterprises and led to an AI revival. Today, however, only about ¼ of efforts gets past pilot phase with AI. Is implementing AI in production going to trigger new waves of change?  Will the pattern be similar to […]
Tags: Marketing, Emerging Technology, Information Technology, Innovation, Quantum Computing, Age Of The Customer, CIO insights, Cloud Computing Trends

Meet Dr. Jennifer Doudna: she's leading the biotech revolution

This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink.Last year, Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier became the first all-woman team to win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing CRISPR-Cas9, the gene-editing technology. The technology was invented in 2012 — and nine years later, it's truly revolutionizing how we treat genetic diseases and even how we produce food.CRISPR allows scientists to alter DNA by using proteins that are naturally found in bacteria. Th...
Tags: Innovation, Crispr, Biotechnology, Jennifer, Oahu, HUNTINGTON, Jennifer Doudna, Hilo Hawaii, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Doudna, Innovative Genomics Institute, Freethink, Victoria Gray, Jim Watson Back, JENNIFER DOUDNAWhen

Ancient megalodon shark was even bigger than estimated, finds study

A new method estimates the ancient megalodon shark was as long as 65 feet.The megalodon was one of the largest fish that ever lived.The new model uses the width of shark teeth to estimate its overall size.A Florida student figured out a way to more accurately measure the size of one of the largest fish that ever lived – the extinct megalodon shark – and found that it was even larger than previously estimated.The megalodon (officially named Otodus megalodon, which means "Big Tooth") lived between...
Tags: Florida, Maryland, Biology, France, Animals, History, Innovation, Natural History Museum, North Carolina, Sharks, Megalodon, Paleontology, Perez, University of Kansas, Leipzig Germany, Adrian Melott

Relativity Space Will Make 3D Printed Reusable Rocket at Near Falcon 9 Scale

Relativity Space has raised a $650 million Series E. They have raised over $1.2 billion. Relativity’s post-money valuation now stands at $4.2 billion. They will make the heavy-lift, fully reusable... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Innovation, Relativity Space, Near Falcon

Gary Vaynerchuk, Seth Godin, and Swan Sit to Panel #webcreators2021

Elementor, the platform that allows users to more easily design websites on WordPress, will celebrate its 5th year by hosting a star studded conference focused on the future of the web. The... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Tags: Ecommerce, Technology, Internet, World, Innovation, Cryptocurrency, Blockchain, Gary Vaynerchuk Seth Godin