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by ellenparker
2 days ago
3 Tactful Tips to Get the Perfect Surround Sound in Your Living Room

Perfect surround sound is like a multivariable equation. You have the obvious, tech and equipment, the lesser known, the power of the subwoofer, and of course, the setup. Get ready to take notes, because here are a few tips that will undoubtedly kick your surround sound into high gear.

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by ellenparker
6 days ago
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The Growing Global Soundbar Market Shows No Signs of Slowing Down

The global soundbar market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.18% from 2017 to 2021. With forces like smart homes, the advent of wireless technology, and improvements in technology driving this growth, it's safe to say that soundbars are here to stay.

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by Julio Castro
1 month ago
Why You Won't Have a Robot for Online Teacher Any Time Soon

Adaptive learning is a type of artificial intelligence system where learning is personalized according to the needs of each individual student. Unfortunately, these systems are currently expensive and they require datasets tha are not easy to come by. Plus research has not yet proved its effectiveness. This technology has not demonstrated its worth yet, since a large investment is needed upfront.

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by Julio Castro
2 months ago
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How Immersive Technologies Can Help Engineering Education

Immersive technologies have been around for many years, until recently there has been an increase in the applications in education. Virtual reality can help engineering programs that are placed online, in this case for virtual laboratories since online students may not have access to laboratories. The benefits of this technology have yet to be proven in education.

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by RoseWrites
2 months ago
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Tracing Zika's Path to Florida, Culex, and Wolbachia

The case for the Culex genus of mosquitoes as Zika vectors is becoming stronger. Aedes prefer to live indoors and never stray far from people. So, it was a surprise to learn that Florida's Zika outbreak stemmed from about 30 cruise ship passengers. What's more, evidence is mounting that Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes are not effective in the long-term and may even enhance viral infection. Problem is: Wolbachia can never be taken back. Is it too late to restore critical ecosystems? I don't know, but more Wolbachia-infected mosquito releases are set to take place in Florida, India, Selangor, Vietnam, New Caledonia, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), and Medellin (Columbia).

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by RoseWrites
4 months ago
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Red-Whiskered Bulbul: Zika's Ideal Reservoir Host

Just when I thought Wolbachia-infected mosquito releases were a big coincidence in certain Zika-endemic regions of the world, the perfect reservoir is paired up with them. And this bird doesn't migrate; therefore, the poorest people in the world are once again the most vulnerable. What's worse: discovering outright lies by public health authorities and the omission of glaring scientific facts. Looking for Zika in birds is about as fundamental as plugging in your computer.

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by RoseWrites
4 months ago
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Why Are We Asking Bill Gates About the Next Pandemic?

I think Bill Gates has tinkered enough with human health. An editorial in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics linked 47,500 new cases of non-polio AFP [Acute Flaccid Paralysis] to Bill and Melinda Gates' polio vaccines. I haven't delved into the polio claims, but in the case of Zika, I feel strongly that Bill Gates has blindly plunged ahead into dangerous territory promoting Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes. I just hope it's not too late to restore ecological balances in areas where these releases have been carried out.

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by Leigh Goessl
4 months ago
5 Unusual and Historic Shipwreck Cargo Finds

Every so often a wreck site will surface. Sometimes found by fishing boats, other times by salvage companies, divers or amateur explorers. In recent years there have been some pretty cool and/or unusual cargo finds. I'm not talking about treasure (i.e. gold or other coinage), but other valuable items that are remarkably well-preserved.

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by RoseWrites
4 months ago
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More Proof: Wolbachia-Infected Mosquito Releases Might Be Causing the Most Devastating Zika Infections

The WHO ignored the early warnings in February 2016 about the Culex genus of mosquitoes and now Zika is spreading throughout the poorest regions of the globe. Our public health authorities failed to contain the virus and repeatedly downplayed or ignored crucial scientific facts. Culex mosquitoes in Brazil and China are spreading Zika (which means birds are likely reservoir hosts). What's worse: Wolbachia that is acquired by any species after (or perhaps along with) a Zika infection is probably enhanced by Wolbachia. Bottom line: Wolbachia-infected mosquito releases are likely at the root of this global pandemic and their detrimental impact to humans (and other vertebrate species) must be investigated by independent researchers.

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by RoseWrites
4 months ago
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Why We Need to Investigate Wolbachia-Infected Mosquito Releases

Some scientists have sold their souls, apparently. After reading a study that blamed El Niño for the spread of Zika, I couldn't help but delve deeper into what Wolbachia-infected mosquitoes might be doing to humans. And as I researched further, it became clear why Culex mosquitoes have been dismissed as Zika vectors: Wolbachia-infected Aedes mosquito releases are heavily funded by four governments (including Bill Gates). And they could be causing more harm than good.

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by sharananurag998
5 months ago
TPU: The Future of Machine Learning?

TPUs or Tensor Processing Units may hold the key to accelerate the future of machine learning big time.

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by javrsmith
5 months ago
WordPress SSL Certificate Installation

Web administrators should consider the use of a WordPress SSL certificate for their site. This security feature is practically essential now to combat the rise in Internet hacking. Now a SSL certificate can be installed easier, and cheaper, than ever before.

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by Leigh Goessl
5 months ago
Wasting Too Much Time on Facebook? How to Kick the Habit

Facebook can be a huge time waster if a person lets time spent on the network get out of control and/or has difficulty keeping track of time spent while surfing or chatting on the site. If you find yourself in this pickle, fortunately, there are some relatively easy approaches you can take.

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by Sookie
5 months ago
Yamaha P71 Digital Piano - A Great Gift Idea - Full Keyboard - Takes Up Less Space

 As a kid growing up in the 60s and 70s I loved music.  I wanted to learn piano, but with 6 people in our household there simply was not the room to invest in one.  I then decided to try the guitar as it takes up less room, and...

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by RoseWrites
5 months ago
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Zika: The Warnings About Wolbachia and Culex Our Health Authorities are Ignoring

Over the past few days, I've been shocked to see and hear obvious attempts to downplay Zika's similarities to West Nile virus. And what I discovered sent chills up my spine. It's possible that a seemingly harmless mosquito control method (using the bacterium Wolbachia) could enhance the Zika virus in Culex mosquitoes. And Culex have finally been acknowledged as a vector of Zika (by the WHO). In California and Florida, Culex mosquitoes are everywhere. And it appears that dangerous decisions have been (and are being) made by our public health authorities that we can never undo.

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by RoseWrites
5 months ago
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Birds as Reservoir Hosts of Zika: What You Are Not Being Told

No surprise: money is probably at the root of why the public (and many in the scientific community) are ignoring, omitting, or downplaying the fact that the Zika virus is found in birds. Forty-five years ago, 15 percent of birds studied in Uganda were found to be reservoir hosts of the Zika virus. That percentage would only increase as Zika has spread and mutated around the globe. And Culex are also vectors of the Zika virus (this has been proven by three independent research teams out of Brazil, China, and Canada). Those culpable for the most harmful strain of Zika may be the backers of Wolbachia-infected mosquito releases. The people involved include Bill and Melinda Gates and the following governments: UK Department for International Development, United States Agency for International Development through the Combating Zika and Future Threats Grand Challenge, Australian and Queensland governments, and the Brazilian government. With those deep pockets and power, it's no wonder why crucial studies and reports have magically disappeared from the internet.

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by RoseWrites
5 months ago
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Egos: The Real Reason Scientists are Unable to Solve Zika Mysteries

Once I researched Wolbachia some more, I realized there has been a dangerous precedent already set in motion in California, Brazil, Columbia, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Australia. Two separate research teams found Culex infected by a specific type of Wolbachia caused a totally unexpected result: an increase in West Nile and malaria infections. Culex already harbor Wolbachia, however, there are numerous strains of this bacteria. Since the WHO has finally admitted that Culex are also a vector of Zika, I felt it was prudent for Florida (and other regions of the world) to be aware of the risks involved with Wolbachia-based mosquito control and to test out whether local Culex - that will eventually acquire it naturally from the Wolbachia-infected Aedes - will become (or are already) a more worrisome vector of the Zika virus.

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by Sookie
5 months ago
Polaroid 300 Instant Camera Film - Instant Print Is Back! - Photos Right Away

As a teenager in the 70s, most cameras required film and flashbulbs and developing time.  But one day my Dad brought home a really cool Polaroid camera that would shoot the picture and instant print and we would all gather around to watch it instantly develop!  It was much...

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by Leigh Goessl
5 months ago
Is it Morally Responsible to Insert Computerized Chips Into Humans?

Is it morally responsible to insert computerized chips into humans? Whether or not using chips in humans it ethical depends on how one looks at it. There are a lot of questions associated with this issue; the main ones being responsibility and ethics.

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by Leigh Goessl
6 months ago
Is Connecting to the Past on Facebook Unhealthy for Current Relationships?

In some situations, seeking out old connections on Facebook is totally healthy and a lot of fun, but in other situations it may be detrimental to life and create problems in a current relationship. How to tell?

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