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by RoseWrites
4 weeks ago
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Adelie Penguin Chick Deaths: Wolbachia-Infected Aedes Is More Likely Than Climate Change

News that only two Adélie penguin chicks (from a colony of 40,000) in Antarctica survived breeding season had me on high alert. Yet the narrative (in mainstream media) was already set: changing weather forced parents to travel further in search of food because of changing climate. This is far less likely than Wolbachia infecting their food source coupled with a virus (Zika or West Nile) to cause their deaths. What's more: for the last two decades, the Antarctic peninsula - the tip of the continent nearest to South America - has not become any warmer.

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by Adriaan Van Niekerk
1 month ago
How To Start A Podcast

The initial cost of starting a podcast can be a deterrent to many new starters. You will need some recording hardware, audio editing software to edit your recordings as well as a hosting site where you can upload your episodes. Here is a way how you can cut the costs!

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by RoseWrites
1 month ago
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Wolbachia-Infected Aedes: An Ill-Fated Experiment in French Polynesia

Scientists are getting closer to pinpointing precisely what made Zika such a devastating neurological disease. And the latest findings, just this week, seem to confirm my worst fear: Zika is behaving like a bacteriophage, most likely within the Culex species of mosquitoes. Sadly, much of the media, politicians, (and even doctors) are continuing to tout Aedes as the only vectors of Zika. Wolbachia is not even mentioned as a co-factor. We need to look at recent findings because bacteria always evolve to ensure its survival.

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by Richard Peck
1 month ago
Isdone.dll Error Fix Tutorial - How To Fix Unarc.dll/Isdone.dll Errors On Windows 7/8/10

The isdone.dll error appears when you try and install games. The issue is that your system has run out of available memory, preventing the isdone.dll/unarc.dll files from completing their roles. This tutorial explains how to resolve the isdone.dll error on Windows.

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by Richard Peck
2 months ago
How To Fix Xul.dll Errors On Firefox

XUL.dll is a file used by the "XUL Runner" protocol, developed by Mozilla and shipped (most famously) with Firefox and Thunderbird. The XUL platform was developed as a way to provide a single base of functionality for the development of web-based applications. The file XUL.dll delivers this functionality on the Windows system. It stands for XML User interface Language, and is used by the likes of Firefox and other XUL-powered apps. It can be the case that XUL.dll becomes corrupted, leading your system to show errors for it. If this is the case, you'll want to follow the steps outlined in this article to resolve any potential issues.

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by RoseWrites
3 months ago
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Test North Atlantic Right Whales for WNV, SLEV, ZIKV and Wolbachia

What I predicted in 2016 appears to be coming true, unfortunately. I believe North Atlantic right whales are suffering from Zika infections along with Wolbachia infections via their food supply. Calanus finmarchicus (Cal fin) comprises 1/3 Aedes aegypti. And krill also contains both Aedes aegypti and Culex (both Zika vectors). In this post, I spell out which tests desperately need to be conducted on North Atlantic right whales (including a newer, safer, more reliable method for extracting eye fluids). Bottom line: the richest people on the planet might be responsible for this and (if so) they should be held accountable. They have the money to rectify it.

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by Farheen Shahzeb
4 months ago
How VR (Virtual Reality) is Transforming Different Industries

VR (Virtual Reality) technologies are giving industries new ways to reach out and connect with consumers. And in the process, transforming the way we do business.

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by ellenparker
5 months 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
5 months ago
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
7 months 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
8 months ago
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
8 months ago
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
9 months ago
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
10 months ago
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
10 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
10 months ago
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
10 months ago
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
10 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
11 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
11 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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