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A fantastic invention: Jie Bao (of Tsinghua University) and Moungi Bawendi (of MIT) have invented an optical spectrometer small and cheap enough to attach to a cell phone, which can nonetheless perform comparably well to serious professional equipment.

Spectrometers are amazingly useful devices: they simply break light up through a prism, and report on how bright the light is in each frequency. That lets you recognize chemicals (each molecule has a distinctive color "fingerprint"), measure temperature (when you heat an object, it glows with a spectrum that's a simple function of temperature), and even measure the speed of objects. (If you know something's color when it's still, its colors in motion are shifted by the Doppler effect, just like an approaching siren's pitch goes up and a receding one goes down. The fingerprints of chemical colors give you an excellent reference point for that)

Bao and Bawendi's device is completely different from traditional spectrometers: Rather than using a prism and precision optics, they use an array of 195 carefully chosen inks and a CCD light sensor. The result is rugged and cheap – a few dollars, instead of a few hundred or thousand.

This is a tool that could revolutionize all sorts of devices; the authors give an example of a tool that could identify skin cancer just by pointing at it. (Cancers contain specific chemicals which produce specific optical fingerprints, after all!)

And more to the point, it's neat.

Dear Drs. Bao and Bawendi: TAKE MY MONEY!

Via +California Academy of Sciences.
A spectrometer that fits in your mobile devices could let you scan yourself for skin cancer.
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Wir alle kennen den Mann: August Röhrmöller, Kriegsveteran und Militaria-Händler. Der hat ja auch ein Torpedo (V-Klasse) von dem seinerzeit vor Danzig gesunkenen U-335.
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Die Kieler Staatsanwaltschaft ermittelt gegen einen Mann aus Heikendorf. Im Keller seines Hauses stellte die Polizei einen Panzer aus dem Zweiten Weltkrieg und weiteres militärisches Gerät sicher.
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I fucking hate network-manager

No GUI, no fun.

"But there's nmcli.."

Yes, you fucking retards. But a cli utility that can merely activate or deactivate existing connections will not help me the least bit creating or editing connections, because, well, commands like "create" or "edit" are commands obviously someone didn't think of as important when deciding what was to be implemented before "Let's ship it".

That's just fucking br0ken.

Yes, there are people that use a laptop with a variety of networks is is connected to. And still, sometimes it's just too much of a hassle to sort screen orientations out (yes, that sucks enormously too if you use mutiple different layouts) so one just uses the laptop as a headless trusted ssh box.

Seen on +Ubuntu, current LTS release

Yes, I want my desktop to be comparable to production, so I can't just jump for $DAILY.

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Ich empfehle dir richtig zu suchen und die Tomaten von deinen Augen zu nehmen. Schau doch bitte auf der richtigen manpage nach wenn du schon versuchst hilfreiche Tips zu geben.

http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/trusty/man1/nmcli.1.html
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Get information about NetworkManager's connections.
COMMAND := { list | status | up | down | delete }

Meinst du das "current LTS" schreib ich da zum Spaß hin?
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"Würdest du wohl aufstehen für die Dame?"
"Tut mir leid, das ist ein Siezplatz."
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"Wir haben jetzt alle diese digitalen Dienste, die nahezu obligatorischen Charakter haben. Irgendwann muss es eine Art Vergesellschaftung geben. Die Menschen müssen sich des Werts ihrer Daten bewusst werden und einen entsprechenden Gegenwert von den Netzwerken verlangen. Daten gegen Geld."
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Online-Konzerne wie Facebook, Amazon und Google sind Großmächte geworden und fordern die Welt heraus. Wieso unterwerfen wir uns ihnen auch noch freiwillig? Ein Gespräch mit Jaron Lanier über die freundliche und unheimliche Macht von Silicon Valley.
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A new gel helps wounds heal 
Researchers from UCLA have developed an injectable hydrogel that helps skin wounds heal faster.  

The new synthetic polymer material creates an instant scaffold, sort of like stacked gumballs, that allows new tissue to latch on and grow within the cavities formed between linked spheres of gel.

PR:
http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/ucla-researchers-develop-new-material-to-accelerate-healing

Paper:
http://www.nature.com/nmat/journal/v14/n7/full/nmat4294.html

#health   #research   #science   #bioengineering  
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Agreement reached to end #roaming charges and to guarantee an open Internet! From June 2017, using your mobile phone when travelling in the EU will not lead to extra charges.The same price will apply for calls, texts and mobile data. http://europa.eu/!xB44Bg
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+Mobilegeeks.de has more coverage on the details. Things like "You get a wonderful 50 minutes of internet or phoning abroad as included in your tariff". Per year, that is. As pointed out, you go on vacation for 14 days once a year, you have a generous 3.6 minutes of internet per day until you're legally charged for roaming again.
http://www.mobilegeeks.de/artikel/abschaffung-eu-roaming-gebuehren-2017-mogelpackung/
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Fuck.

Versucht ernsthaft noch irgendwer von euch, Bitcoins zu minen?
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We took a tour of one of China's biggest Bitcoin factories.
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... zu spät ... :)
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    1998 - 2001