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'''Should You Yank Your USB?'''
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'''AI Can See People Through Walls'''
  
The USB flash drive, a portable storage device, is not only known for storing information, but also  
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Technological advancements are occurring daily, and artificial intelligence is progressing just as well. Originally used to monitor Parkinson’s patients in their home, “Radio signals coupled with artificial intelligence have allowed researchers to do something fascinating: see skeleton-like representations of people moving on the other side of a wall.” This works, as radio waves are sent through the wall and penetrates all objects, including the wall, and then bounce off the human body due to it being made of mostly water.  When it bounces back through the wall, the AI interprets it and illustrates the movement of the skeleton in a stick figure representation. Through testing, it has been proven to provide 83% accuracy of imagery, and it is only used for testing on patients with their consent. This AI can essentially see people through walls, and may have many uses in the future.
a disgraceful warning for yanking the USB: “Disk Not Ejected Properly.” If you do yank out your USB improperly, the worst thing that could probably happen is corrupting one or two, if not all the files on your thumb drive. However, the chances of your yanking the USB out at the same time the device is transferring the data to the USB is very slim because the device may be using a write cache which only makes the process more efficient. The cache will actually write the data into the drive’s memory and tell you back that everything is done, even though your device is still transferring it in the background. This all happens in a matter of milliseconds, so unless you’re yanking your USB out almost instantly after you decide to transfer something, it is very unlikely something will be corrupted. Although there really is no harm in yanking out your USB, there is also no harm in waiting a few more seconds to eject it safely.  
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Source: https://www.popsci.com/see-through-walls-artificial-intelligence
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'''Modern Technology is not Good Enough on Mars'''
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In order for humans to be able to colonize Mars, there needs to be a stable atmosphere that allows water to be present on the surface, and terraforming will not be enough. According to a NASA study, the plan would be to terraform the planet by processing and releasing gases from a variety sources such as heating the soil and minerals. With today’s technology, by releasing all possible gases from all possible areas would only yield about 7% of Earth’s current atmosphere which is far from what is needed. There is hope for rich carbon-bearing minerals deep into the surface to release pressure, however today’s technology cannot predict to what extent these deposits are found at. As a final, and bizarre suggestion from NASA, was to redirect thousands of comets and asteroids into Mars to release its gases to form a stable atmosphere, which is not practical. It is evident that today’s technology is unable to transform the planet into a life sustaining one, as there is no present way to build up a stable atmosphere on Mars.
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Source: https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8358/mars-terraforming-not-possible-using-present-day-technology/
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'''Possible Subsurface Lake on Mars'''
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It is known that humans want to inhabit Mars in the future, and that having water on the planet is a necessity. Recently, data has come in from the European Mars Express spacecraft, obtained by a radar instrument called MARSIS, showing a “bright spot” detected about one mile below the surface of the ice cap in the Planum Australe region. Interpreted by the Italian MARSIS team, this was radar evidence as liquid water. The plan for the future to investigate more, is to bring a heat probe to Mars to determine how much heat escapes the surface and where liquid water could exist. This new finding of Mars probably having liquid water contributes to NASA’s major goal of “Follow the Water”, and provides insight to how humans may one day inhabit Mars. Overall, Mars may afterall be a more suitable place for humans than we thought, for there is more water to be found.
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Source: https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8357/nasa-statement-on-possible-subsurface-lake-near-martian-south-pole/
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'''Our Early Sun was Active'''
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Stars in their early stages are not too different from toddlers and newborns. For a while, there has been no hard evidence for scientists to prove that our sun threw tantrums and solar flares to release energy. However, there is now new data such as blue crystals from recent meteorite impact. These blue crystals are called hibonite, and they are certainly some of the first materials formed, coming from cooling gas of a star.  According to the age of the other elements within the rocks and the findings of helium and neon in early rocks, scientists mark some of the hibonite to be about 4.5 billion years old. With more meteorites to study, scientists are certain that there will be more evidence for an early, active sun.
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Source: https://www.popsci.com/space-crystal-meteorite-early-sun#page-3
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'''Close Folders Before Yanking USB Drives'''
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*** Don't use question marks in your titles. Questions marks mean the writer is asking a questions, but with no one to answer the question, the question becomes a "rhetorical question", one not to be answered, but to show off. This is unnecessary. So Change your title to a non-question title - ''' Close Folders Before Yanking USB Drives'''
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<br>The USB flash drive, a portable storage device, is not only known for storing information, but also a disgraceful warning for yanking the USB: “Disk Not Ejected Properly.
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<br>” If you do yank out your USB improperly, the worst thing that could probably happen is corrupting one or two, if not all the files on your thumb drive.  
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<br>However, the chances of your yanking the USB out at the same time the device is transferring the data to the USB is very slim because the device may be using a write cache which only makes the process more efficient.
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<br> The cache will actually write the data into the drive’s memory and tell you back that everything is done, even though your device is still transferring it in the background.
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<br> This all happens in a matter of milliseconds, so unless you’re yanking your USB out almost instantly after you decide to transfer something, it is very unlikely something will be corrupted.  
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<br>Although there really is no harm in yanking out your USB, there is also no harm in waiting a few more seconds to eject it safely.  
  
 
Source: https://www.popsci.com/usb-drive-eject
 
Source: https://www.popsci.com/usb-drive-eject
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'''Close Folders Before Yanking USB Drives'''
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The USB flash drive, a portable storage device, is not only known for storing information, but also a disgraceful warning for yanking the USB: “Disk Not Ejected Properly." If you do yank out your USB improperly, the worst thing that could probably happen is corrupting one or two, if not all the files on your thumb drive. However, the chances of your yanking the USB out at the same time the device is transferring the data to the USB is very slim because the device may be using a write cache which only makes the process more efficient. The cache will actually write the data into the drive’s memory and tell you back that everything is done, even though your device is still transferring it in the background. This all happens in a matter of milliseconds, so unless you’re yanking your USB out almost instantly after you decide to transfer something, it is very unlikely something will be corrupted. Although there really is no harm in yanking out your USB, there is also no harm in waiting a few more seconds to eject it safely.
  
  

Latest revision as of 15:27, 18 August 2018

AI Can See People Through Walls

Technological advancements are occurring daily, and artificial intelligence is progressing just as well. Originally used to monitor Parkinson’s patients in their home, “Radio signals coupled with artificial intelligence have allowed researchers to do something fascinating: see skeleton-like representations of people moving on the other side of a wall.” This works, as radio waves are sent through the wall and penetrates all objects, including the wall, and then bounce off the human body due to it being made of mostly water. When it bounces back through the wall, the AI interprets it and illustrates the movement of the skeleton in a stick figure representation. Through testing, it has been proven to provide 83% accuracy of imagery, and it is only used for testing on patients with their consent. This AI can essentially see people through walls, and may have many uses in the future.

Source: https://www.popsci.com/see-through-walls-artificial-intelligence






Modern Technology is not Good Enough on Mars

In order for humans to be able to colonize Mars, there needs to be a stable atmosphere that allows water to be present on the surface, and terraforming will not be enough. According to a NASA study, the plan would be to terraform the planet by processing and releasing gases from a variety sources such as heating the soil and minerals. With today’s technology, by releasing all possible gases from all possible areas would only yield about 7% of Earth’s current atmosphere which is far from what is needed. There is hope for rich carbon-bearing minerals deep into the surface to release pressure, however today’s technology cannot predict to what extent these deposits are found at. As a final, and bizarre suggestion from NASA, was to redirect thousands of comets and asteroids into Mars to release its gases to form a stable atmosphere, which is not practical. It is evident that today’s technology is unable to transform the planet into a life sustaining one, as there is no present way to build up a stable atmosphere on Mars.

Source: https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8358/mars-terraforming-not-possible-using-present-day-technology/






Possible Subsurface Lake on Mars

It is known that humans want to inhabit Mars in the future, and that having water on the planet is a necessity. Recently, data has come in from the European Mars Express spacecraft, obtained by a radar instrument called MARSIS, showing a “bright spot” detected about one mile below the surface of the ice cap in the Planum Australe region. Interpreted by the Italian MARSIS team, this was radar evidence as liquid water. The plan for the future to investigate more, is to bring a heat probe to Mars to determine how much heat escapes the surface and where liquid water could exist. This new finding of Mars probably having liquid water contributes to NASA’s major goal of “Follow the Water”, and provides insight to how humans may one day inhabit Mars. Overall, Mars may afterall be a more suitable place for humans than we thought, for there is more water to be found.

Source: https://mars.nasa.gov/news/8357/nasa-statement-on-possible-subsurface-lake-near-martian-south-pole/






Our Early Sun was Active

Stars in their early stages are not too different from toddlers and newborns. For a while, there has been no hard evidence for scientists to prove that our sun threw tantrums and solar flares to release energy. However, there is now new data such as blue crystals from recent meteorite impact. These blue crystals are called hibonite, and they are certainly some of the first materials formed, coming from cooling gas of a star. According to the age of the other elements within the rocks and the findings of helium and neon in early rocks, scientists mark some of the hibonite to be about 4.5 billion years old. With more meteorites to study, scientists are certain that there will be more evidence for an early, active sun.

Source: https://www.popsci.com/space-crystal-meteorite-early-sun#page-3






Close Folders Before Yanking USB Drives

      • Don't use question marks in your titles. Questions marks mean the writer is asking a questions, but with no one to answer the question, the question becomes a "rhetorical question", one not to be answered, but to show off. This is unnecessary. So Change your title to a non-question title - Close Folders Before Yanking USB Drives


The USB flash drive, a portable storage device, is not only known for storing information, but also a disgraceful warning for yanking the USB: “Disk Not Ejected Properly.


” If you do yank out your USB improperly, the worst thing that could probably happen is corrupting one or two, if not all the files on your thumb drive.


However, the chances of your yanking the USB out at the same time the device is transferring the data to the USB is very slim because the device may be using a write cache which only makes the process more efficient.
The cache will actually write the data into the drive’s memory and tell you back that everything is done, even though your device is still transferring it in the background.
This all happens in a matter of milliseconds, so unless you’re yanking your USB out almost instantly after you decide to transfer something, it is very unlikely something will be corrupted.
Although there really is no harm in yanking out your USB, there is also no harm in waiting a few more seconds to eject it safely.

Source: https://www.popsci.com/usb-drive-eject

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Close Folders Before Yanking USB Drives

The USB flash drive, a portable storage device, is not only known for storing information, but also a disgraceful warning for yanking the USB: “Disk Not Ejected Properly." If you do yank out your USB improperly, the worst thing that could probably happen is corrupting one or two, if not all the files on your thumb drive. However, the chances of your yanking the USB out at the same time the device is transferring the data to the USB is very slim because the device may be using a write cache which only makes the process more efficient. The cache will actually write the data into the drive’s memory and tell you back that everything is done, even though your device is still transferring it in the background. This all happens in a matter of milliseconds, so unless you’re yanking your USB out almost instantly after you decide to transfer something, it is very unlikely something will be corrupted. Although there really is no harm in yanking out your USB, there is also no harm in waiting a few more seconds to eject it safely.






Rat Invasion Hurts Coral Reefs!

Rats are known to be a nuisance on land, but now they are indirectly damaging coral reefs. The cycle starts with seabirds feeding from the ocean and eliminating waste onto shore. As tides come in, the ocean sweeps the bird poop, which is rich in nitrogen, into the ocean, allowing sea life to thrive. When small fish populations grow, they feed on seaweed and keep coral reefs healthy. However, when researchers studied islands with rat infestations, seabird, fish and coral reef populations decreased while seaweed and rat populations increased. Rats were feeding on seabird eggs and chicks, which led to less nutritional poop for small fish, which led to a decrease in fish populations, which led to less maintenance of seaweed, and finally leading to seaweed overtaking coral reefs. After scientists studied these turn of events, they came to one conclusion: a species invasion.

Source: https://www.sciencenews.org/article/bird-poop-helps-keep-coral-reefs-healthy-rats-are-messing






What Color is Your Fruit?

Scientists are developing a new wave of GMOs, determining the color of your next meal. People are generally skeptical when it comes to buying genetically modified foods, especially ones with altered colors. However, this new wave of fruits may not be as scary as they seem. “Fresh Del Monte Produce Inc. has engineered a pink pineapple that includes lycopene, an antioxidant compound that gives tomatoes their red color.” Even though this fruit is pending approval by the FDA, it should be safe, as the modification consists of a natural enzyme from tomatoes. Additionally, some gardeners produce conventional purple tomatoes which get their color from anthocyanins, an enzyme found in blueberries which have proven to have affects on cardiovascular disease and cancer. With this new generation of GMOs, no one can predict what color your fruit will be.

Source: https://apnews.com/fd0126790d8e4bfb81f28b00a7b48fb2






Does Blindness Influence Trust?

A study including 32 blind from birth, 27 late blind and 65 sighted men and women was done to see if blindness influences trust. All participants completed a standardized survey measuring their thoughts on other people being exploitative, or dishonest. Results showed that overall the blind participants generally had the same level of trust in others, as those with sight. Even though both groups portrayed the same social trust, both groups believed people are more exploitative, rather than dishonest. In addition, since the experiment included people blind from birth, the data illustrates how visual deprivation over a lifespan does not affect trust levels in others. Overall, this study conveys the insignificance of sight in one's level of trust in others.

Source: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/313798359_Does_blindness_influence_trust_A_comparative_study_on_social_trust_among_blind_and_sighted_adults