Posts Tagged ‘x57s’

Three Letter Agencies

Saturday, October 13th, 2018

http://wiki.c2.com/?ThreeLetterAgencies

CIA
FBI
NRO
NSA
DOD
DHS
DEA
DOE
CID
..
NIH
CDC

Designing the Death of a Plastic

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Designing the Death of a Plastic
https://www.NYTimes.com/2018/08/06/science/plastics-polymers-pollution.html That is, designing self-destructing polymers

QT:{{”

“Dr. Feinberg’s polymers were imprisoned in circular loops instead of being open-ended chains. By themselves, the loops were stable. For the self-destructing plastic, Dr. Feinberg mixed the polymers with a little bit of yellow, light-sensitive dye. When light shines on the plastic, the energized dye molecules rip electrons out from the polymers. The loops break, exposing the polymer ends, and the polymers unzip.

Other scientists trap their polymers by capping the ends of the long chains or linking the chains together into networks. By designing these traps to fail upon meeting certain triggers like light or acid, scientists can control exactly how and when their polymers unzip.


In theory, these next-generation polymers could help mitigate pollution problems associated with plastic products. If the units were collected after unzipping to make new polymers, that would lead to chemical recycling. Most recycling done today simply involves melting the plastic and remolding it.

Economically speaking, replacing the most widely used polymers like polyethylene (grocery bags), polypropylene (fishing nets) or polyterephthalate (single-use bottles) with unzipping polymers is not feasible.

A Dying Scientist’s Rogue Vaccine Trial | WIRED

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

https://www.wired.com/story/infectious-rogue-vaccine-trial/

Vinome – wine DNA

Friday, May 18th, 2018

Your DNA Guide to Wines You’ll Love
https://vinome.com/

The Teens Who Hacked Microsoft’s Xbox Empire—And Went Too Far | WIRED

Monday, May 14th, 2018

https://www.wired.com/story/xbox-underground-videogame-hackers/

LEGO

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Lego exhibit

SAT—April 28, 2018 THROUGH SAT—August 4, 2018
GALLERY HOURS:
TUE-SAT—12–6 PM, free
WED—12–7 PM, free
(Not Sun.)
LEGO® PLAY ZONE HOURS:
TUE-FRI—3-6 PM
SAT—12-6 PM

http://www.scandinaviahouse.org/events/lego-bricks/

The Digital Vigilantes Who Hack Back | The New Yorker

Friday, May 11th, 2018

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2018/05/07/the-digital-vigilantes-who-hack-back

The Best Mac Time Tracking Apps in 2017

Sunday, May 6th, 2018

https://blog.hubstaff.com/best-mac-time-tracking-apps/

The Best Mac Time Tracking Apps in 2017

Saturday, May 5th, 2018

https://blog.hubstaff.com/best-mac-time-tracking-apps/

Glowing Auras and ‘Black Money’: The Pentagon’s Mysterious U.F.O. Program – The New York Times

Tuesday, March 6th, 2018

Glowing Auras & Black Money: The Pentagon’s Mysterious #UFO Program
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/12/16/us/politics/pentagon-program-ufo-harry-reid.html Rather incredible that this exists. I’m sure it’ll spawn many movies…