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Yes, there are Internet connected ovens

The first food related appliance connected to the Internet was a Coke machine in 1982, in Carnegie-Mellon’s Computer Science Department, so it should not be surprising that over 30 years … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

NASA ground based long range sensors find lost lunar orbiter

NASA can not only hit the moon with radar and get a reflection, they can now detect a 5 ft cube orbiting the moon using only ground based radar. They … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Former NSA Senior Analyst Blasts Obama and Bush for Enabling Deep State Crisis

A good case could be made that we have a national political crisis today because people previously in power did not care about protecting the 4th Amendment Constitutional right of … Continue reading

March 12, 2017 · Leave a comment

Volunteer to transcribe declassified documents

Here’s an interesting and useful thing to do if you have some time to donate. Transcribe declassified documents for the National Archives. You can learn a lot. In honor of … Continue reading

March 11, 2017 · Leave a comment

Breakthrough: Data stored on a single atom

Have you heard of the element Holmium? In a breakthrough that could revolutionize information storeage researchers at IBM have managed to store data on a single Holmium atom. Holmium is … Continue reading

March 9, 2017 · Leave a comment

In test, AI outperforms doctors for diagnosis 

AI medical diagnosis is interesting. Having observed a big city emergency room, do diagnostic medical robots assume people are answering truthfully?   Robots will soon be able to diagnose patients “more … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

Anti-radiation vest may allow space exploration

The company that makes anti-radiation vests has a web site which says full body gamma radiation protection would weigh a quarter ton, so they have a solution that only shields … Continue reading

March 6, 2017 · 1 Comment