Posts Tagged ‘quote’

Unpacking the innards of Theranos’s new Zika-detection box | TechCrunch

Sunday, June 9th, 2019

https://techcrunch.com/2016/08/05/unpacking-theranoss-magic-zika-detection-box/ QT:{{”
So it was in this dark night of despair that Holmes told members of the media and the science community she would finally be opening up about Edison, her one-drop blood analysis technology 11 years in the making. Hundreds of scientists lined up at the American Association for Clinical Chemistry this week in the hopes of finally getting a behind-the-scenes look at the secret machine. Instead, they got an introduction to an entirely new product — an all-in-one Zika-detecting tabletop miniLab.
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Compelling argument against Slack

Monday, May 27th, 2019

Stop Letting Modern Distractions Steal Your Attention

Making yourself inaccessible from time to time is essential to boosting your focus.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/26/smarter-living/stop-letting-modern-distractions-steal-your-attention.html

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This kind of task switching comes with a cost. It’s called attention residue, a term established by Sophie Leroy, a professor at the Bothell School of Business at the University of Washington. In a 2009 study, Dr. Leroy found that if people transition their attention away from an unfinished task, their subsequent task performance will suffer. For example, if you interrupt writing an email to reply to a text message, it will take time to refocus when you turn your attention back to finishing your email. That little bit of time of adjusting your focus — the residue — compounds throughout the day. As we fragment our attention, fatigue and stress increases, which negatively affects performance.

At the very least, she said, start leaving your phone behind during certain periods of the day, and perhaps establishing no-phone zones in your house or workplace. Treat it as an experiment: Try things and see what makes you feel good, she said.
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Units of Measurement | Boundless Chemistry

Sunday, May 26th, 2019

https://courses.lumenlearning.com/boundless-chemistry/chapter/units-of-measurement/

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What are the 7 fundamental units?
The SI system, also called the metric system, is used around the world. There are seven basic units in the SI system: the meter (m), the kilogram (kg), the second (s), the kelvin (K), the ampere (A), the mole (mol), and the candela (cd).
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Bramah lock – Wikipedia

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bramah_lock

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The Challenge Lock is in the Science Museum in London. An examination of the lock shows that it has been rebuilt since Hobbs picked it. Originally it had 18 iron slides and 1 central spring; it now has 13 steel slides, each with its own spring.[3]
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John Harrison – Wikipedia

Sunday, April 28th, 2019

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Harrison

Also, Longitude
The maker of H1 to H4

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Harrison’s last home was 12, Red Lion Square, in the Holborn district of London.[23] There is a plaque dedicated to Harrison on the wall of Summit House, a 1925 modernist office block, on the south side of the square. A memorial tablet to Harrison was unveiled in Westminster Abbey on 24 March 2006, finally recognising him as a worthy companion to his friend George Graham and Thomas Tompion, ‘The Father of English Watchmaking’, who are both buried in the Abbey.

Today the restored H1, H2, H3 and H4 timepieces can be seen on display in the Royal Observatory at Greenwich. H1, H2 and H3 still work: H4 is kept in a stopped state because, unlike the first three, it requires oil for lubrication and so will degrade as it runs. H5 is owned by the Worshipful Company of Clockmakers of London, and was previously on display at the Clockmakers’ Museum in the Guildhall, London, as part of the Company’s collection; since 2015 the collection has been displayed in the Science Museum, London.
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A rocker’s guide to management | 1843

Friday, April 26th, 2019

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One of the most striking differences between the Stones and the Beatles is that the Beatles split up after a mere seven years at the top, whereas the Stones are still going. One startup flashed brightly and burned out; the other established itself as a long-running corporation.
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https://www.1843magazine.com/features/a-rockers-guide-to-management

25 tips for getting the most out of the new Gmail features

Friday, April 26th, 2019

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“19. The new Gmail has some noteworthy keyboard shortcuts that can save you time and make it easier to get around: Pressing “b” when you are viewing a message or have selected a message in your inbox will let you snooze it; holding down Shift and then pressing “t” will open up the Tasks panel and add your currently open or selected message as a new item; and pressing “g” and then “k” will open up the Tasks panel, regardless of what else you’re doing. (Just be sure you’ve activated the keyboard shortcuts option in the “General” section of Gmail’s settings first.)

20. Remember Gmail Labs? That’s gone in the new Gmail, but you can find many of the same options in a newly added “Advanced” section within the site’s settings. Click the gear icon in the upper-right corner of the screen, select “Settings,” then select the “Advanced” tab at the top of the screen. Useful features such as templates, custom keyboard shortcuts, and the ability to turn on an Outlook-like preview pane await.”
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25 tips for getting the most out of the new Gmail features

https://www.computerworld.com/article/3269415/email/25-tips-for-getting-the-most-out-of-the-new-gmail-features.html

Genetic susceptibility to lung cancer and co-morbidities

Friday, April 26th, 2019

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3804872/

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Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) have enabled significant progress in the past 5 years in investigating genetic susceptibility to lung cancer. Large scale, multi-cohort GWAS of mainly Caucasian, smoking, populations have identified strong associations for lung cancer mapped to chromosomal regions 15q [nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) subunits: CHRNA3, CHRNA5], 5p (TERT-CLPTM1L locus) and 6p (BAT3-MSH5). Some studies in Asian populations of smokers have found similar risk loci, whereas GWAS in never smoking Asian females have identified associations in other chromosomal regions, e.g., 3q (TP63), that are distinct from smoking-related lung cancer risk loci. GWAS of smoking behaviour have identified risk loci for smoking quantity at 15q (similar genes to lung cancer susceptibility: CHRNA3, CHRNA5) and 19q (CYP2A6).
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That Noise? The Rich Neighbors Digging a Basement Pool in Their $100 Million Brownstone – The New York Times

Monday, April 22nd, 2019

Good quote:

“Schopenhauer,” he says, “argued that the higher your tolerance for noise, the lower your intelligence.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04/05/nyregion/gentrification-one-percent-manhattan.html

Death of the calorie | 1843

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

https://www.1843magazine.com/features/death-of-the-calorie

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This was pioneering stuff for the 1890s. Atwater eventually concluded that a gram of either carbohydrate or protein made an average of four calories of energy available to the body, and a gram of fat offered an average of 8.9 calories, a figure later rounded up to nine calories for convenience. We now know far more about the workings of the human body: Atwater was right that some of a meal’s potential energy was excreted, but had no idea that some was also used to digest the meal itself, and that the body expends different amounts of energy depending on the food. Yet more than a century after igniting the faeces of Wesleyan students, the numbers Atwater calculated for each macro­nutrient remain the standard for measuring the calories in any given food stuff. Those experiments were the basis of Salvador Camacho’s daily calorific arithmetic.
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