Posts Tagged ‘x78retwee’

How atomic bomb survivors have transformed our understanding of radiation’s impacts | Science | AAAS

September 20, 2020

think of the dentist’s chair

How atomic bomb survivors have transformed our understanding of radiation’s impacts | Science | AAAS

The weird physics of upside down buoyancy – YouTube

September 18, 2020

Pandemics and the Shape of Human History | The New Yorker

September 14, 2020

Excerpt from “Exercised,” by Daniel E. Lieberman | Harvard Magazine

September 14, 2020


Active Grandparenting, Costly Repair

A biological anthropologist explains why and how exercise works to combat senescence.



Big Tech Is Testing You | The New Yorker

September 13, 2020

Finally, read this. Interesting points about generalizability & overfitting.

Amazon Drivers Are Hanging Smartphones in Trees to Get More Work – Bloomberg

September 12, 2020

Taking Virtual Reality for a Test Drive | The New Yorker

September 6, 2020

In order to get a feel for the future, Jak Wilmot, the
twenty-two-year-old co-founder of a V.R. content studio called Disrupt, lived inside a headset for a week in February—and, of course, live-streamed every second. Cocooned in his five-hundred-square-foot apartment in Atlanta, the windows blacked out so that his circadian clock would not be affected by natural light, he slept, ate, exercised, socialized, and worked in virtual reality. He did not take his headset off even to shower, keeping the electronics dry under a homemade rig that looked like a plastic-wrapped stool perched on top of his head. What he missed most, he told me, was “not seeing day or night cycles,” adding that “to counteract this I ended up loading in simulations that would match the real-world time—a sunrise field in the morning, nighttime sky at night.” At the end of hour one hundred and sixty-eight, you can watch Wilmot ceremoniously lift his headset off his head, squint, and break into a smile. The smile gives way to laughter as he goes outside and looks up at the sky. “Oh, my gosh, the graphics,” he says. “They’re so good.”

Cell Biology by the Numbers

August 30, 2020

The end of ice I | PNAS

August 30, 2020

The end of ice I

Daniel R. Moberg, Daniel Becker, Christoph W. Dierking, Florian Zurheide, Bernhard Bandow, Udo Buck, Arpa Hudait, Valeria Molinero, Francesco Paesani, and Thomas Zeuch

PNAS December 3, 2019 116 (49) 24413-24419; first published November 4, 2019

The Promise and the Peril of Virtual Health Care | The New Yorker

August 25, 2020