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Transparent Aluminum?

If you’re a fan of Star Trek, you’ll remember a very funny scene from Star Trek IV in which Scotty introduces transparent aluminum to someone. 113 more words

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Video Editing Software Recommendations

I’ll be making videos on YouTube soon for Life in Japan, and so far, I’ve been using YouTube’s editor. It’s okay for what I’ve been doing, but it’s not the fastest or smoothest editor to use. 107 more words


A. M. Turing - "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" (1950)

The original question, “Can machines think?” I believe to be too meaningless to deserve discussion. Nevertheless I believe that at the end of the century the use of words and general educated opinion will have altered so much that one will be able to speak of machines thinking without expecting to be contradicted.

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Cannabis Oil Treatments Are Helping Children With Seizures

Cannabis oil can save your child’s life. In some states, however, it can also land you in jail.


Douglas Hofstadter – Gödel, Escher, Bach (1979)

The first human to conceive of the immense computing potential of machinery was the Londoner Charles Babbage (1792-1871). A character who could almost have stepped out of the pages of the Pickwick Papers, Babbage was most famous during his lifetime for his vigorous campaign to rid London of “street nuisances”—organ grinders above all.

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U of M sets out plan to revamp heavily-criticized human research trials

The University of Minnesota released a final draft of plans to tighten up protections for those taking part in its human testing trials.

The U suspended enrollment in trials in March, after two scathing studies into its Department of Psychiatry highlighted serious issues with the way it… 511 more words