Nanotechnology News – September 2020

Your Move Humans

“Born in Ravensburg in 1938, Klaus Schwab is a child of Adolf Hitler’s Germany, a police-state regime built on fear and violence, on brainwashing and control, on propaganda and lies, on industrialism and eugenics, on dehumanisation and “disinfection”, on a chilling and grandiose vision of a “new order” that would last a thousand years.”

“Worse still, as his own words confirm time and time again, his technocratic fascist vision is also a twisted transhumanist one, which will merge humans with machines in “curious mixes of digital-and-analog life”, which will infect our bodies with “Smart Dust” and in which the police will apparently be able to read our brains.”

“And, as we will see, he and his accomplices are using the Covid-19 crisis to bypass democratic accountability, to override opposition, to accelerate their agenda and to impose it on the rest of humankind against our will in what he terms a “Great Reset“.”

“While it may not feel momentous to those of us experiencing a series of small but significant adjustments to life on a daily basis, it is not a minor change—the Fourth Industrial Revolution is a new chapter in human development, on a par with the first, second and third Industrial Revolutions, and once again driven by the increasing availability and interaction of a set of extraordinary technologies”


Cultocracy note :

To quote Klaus Schwab from the above paragraph :

“…a series of small but significant adjustments to life…”

“….increasing availability and interaction of a set of extraordinary technologies….”

Hmmmmm…..

Significant adjustments ???

Extraordinary technologies ???

What on Earth could he be talking about ???



 

Nanotechnology News – September 2020

 


Genetics


Cultocracy note :

There is widespread research into the underlying genetic process involving memory formation .

Such research may well be used to help trauma victims .

It can also be used to erase memories , prevent memory formation of a particular experience , enhance memories of a specific experience or even insert memories of a specific experience .


Thalamus Brain Area Linked to Short-Term Memory

Researchers at Rockefeller University have just released findings from a new study, done in mice, which identifies a gene that is critical for short-term memory but functions in a part of the brain not traditionally associated with memory.”

“They screened the mice on a short-term memory task and used genetic mapping techniques to identify a region of the genome, harboring 26 genes that are associated with working memory.”

“With further genome-scale analyses, they whittled the list of genes down to four of special interest. “

“By disabling each of these four genes one at a time, they found that one in particular, Gpr12, coded for a protein that is required for and promotes working memory.”

“Within the locus, we identified a gene encoding an orphan G-protein-coupled receptor, Gpr12, which is sufficient to drive substantial and bidirectional changes in working memory.”

“I expected the prefrontal cortex would be the region most globally changed by the activity of Gpr12…”

Strikingly, it was actually the thalamus, by far.”

“Within the Smart1 locus, an orphan GPCR is a potent modifier of short-term memory

Further reading :

  1. What is the Thalamus?
  2. What does the Thalamus do?
  3. Orphan gene (Wikipedia)
  4. Orphan receptor (Wikipedia)
  5. Orphan Genes: A Guide for the Perplexed
  6. About Orphan Genes — What’s the Big Problem for Evolution?

 

 

Epigenetic Control of Genes affects Memory

“A research team headed by scientists at the University of Basel has linked epigenetic regulation of a gene, NTRK2, which is involved in glucocorticoid receptor signaling, with a reduced risk of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among survivors of war….”

“Individuals with PTSD may have symptoms including intrusive daytime recollections of the event, traumatic nightmares, and flashbacks.”

“The stress hormone cortisol plays a vital role in the regulation of these memory processes, as demonstrated by a number of studies”

“Extensive pharmacologic, genetic, and epigenetic research has linked the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) to memory processes….”

“Their previous studies had found that increased DNA methylation at a particular site of the GR gene promoter was linked with less intrusive memory of the traumatic event…..”

“These results might contribute to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of PTSD, ultimately paving the way for the discovery of novel biomarkers and drug targets….”

“For their newly reported work de Quervain’s team continued to take a closer look at the genes involved in cortisol signaling.”

“Several basic studies have already shown that the gene NTRK2 plays a key role in memory formation.”

NTRK2 encodes the transmembrane receptor tropomyosin-related kinase B (TrkB). This receptor binds brain derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) as well as other neurotrophic factors”

BDNF signaling has been shown to play an important role in memory consolidation…”

“The researchers were able to link the epigenetic regulatory mechanismDNA methylation on the gene NTRK2—with memory in 568 non-traumatized individuals.”

“The combined results of the studies suggest that increased regulation of the NTRK2 gene reduces memory formation.”

Further reading :

  1. Pandemic Memories and Mortalities
  2. Epigenetics – Shaping Humanity

 

 

Genetic Engineering to Treat Obesity

“The human contains different types of fat cells, and some are more desirable than others. “

“Scientists have developed a new gene-editing technique that converts a subject’s own white fat cells into brown fat cells, which could then be transplanted as a way of treating obesity and diabetes.”

“The gene-editing system was used to increase the expression of UCP1, a gene that causes white fat cell progenitors to convert into brown-fat-like cells. “

“The team calls the result of this process HUMBLE cells (human brown-like) fat cells.”

Cells in different tissues communicate with each other….”

“In this case, we found that our transplanted HUMBLE cells secrete a molecule called nitric oxide, which is carried by red blood cells to the endogenous brown cells and activates those cells.”

“Now scientific advances, such as CRISPR gene-editing technologies, will help us to improve the metabolism, the body weight, the quality of life and the overall health of people with obesity and diabetes.”


Cultocracy note :

Coming soon…….

Genetic engineering to treat humanity…..


 

 


 

 

Quantum Computing & Communications

Quantum Radar Going Black

“You might call Jeffrey Shapiro the reluctant godfather of quantum radar. Twelve years ago, the electrical engineer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) helped develop the key concept underlying this scheme to dramatically increase radar’s sensitivity.”

“A mini–arms race is unfolding in the supposed field, initiated by press reports in 2016 that China had built a quantum radar…”

“I started working on this because there were government people coming to me and saying,

“There are reports of quantum radar coming out of China. Is this real?”

“The quantum radar story began in 2008, when Seth Lloyd, a quantum engineer at MIT, unveiled his concept of quantum illumination. Lloyd argued that you could more easily detect an object against a bright background if, instead of merely reflecting light off it, you exploited a quantum connection between particles called entanglement.”

“Lloyd calculated that an observer could more easily pick out an object by generating entangled pairs, shining one photon toward the object, keeping the other, and then measuring the retained and returning photons together in a particular way.”

Things are different in the microwave band, where radar works…..”

“At room temperature, microwaves stream from everything, even the air.”

“Physicists can generate pairs of entangled microwave pulses from single ones using, instead of a crystal, a gizmo called a Josephson parametric converter.”

“Even if experimenters can overcome the technical hurdles, quantum radar would still suffer from a fatal weakness, researchers say. The entangled pulses of microwaves provide an advantage only when the broadcast pulses are extremely faint.”

“Such considerations suggest quantum radar will never be deployed for long-range uses such as tracking airplanes…..”

“But the dream of fielding a quantum radar to detect stealth aircraft will likely fade away.”

“Taking out the long-range application of the technology will surely take out a lot of the interest of funding agencies…..”

Shapiro is less sure. This week, he notes, researchers again discussed quantum radar in a special session of the online Radar Conference of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers.”


Cultocracy note :

Maybe quantum radar was never about tracking stealth planes in the first place ?


 

 

IBM Pomises Quantum Super Computer

“For 20 years scientists and engineers have been saying that “someday” they’ll build a full-fledged quantum computer able to perform useful calculations that would overwhelm any conventional supercomputer.”

“But current machines contain just a few dozen quantum bits, or qubits, too few to do anything dazzling.”

“The plan includes building intermediate-size machines of 127 and 433 qubits in 2021 and 2022, respectively, and envisions following up with a million-qubit machine at some unspecified date.”

“A 1000-qubit machine is a particularly important milestone in the development of a full-fledged quantum computer, researchers say.

“Such a machine would still be 1000 times too small to fulfill quantum computing’s full potential—such as breaking current internet encryption schemes”

“IBM is already preparing a jumbo liquid-helium refrigerator, or cryostat, to hold a quantum computer with 1 million qubits. “


Cultocracy note :

My very own ‘cryostat’ .


Related :

  1. Scientists create world’s smallest ‘refrigerator’

 

 


 

 

Artificial Intelligence – AI

A Com­puter Pre­dicts your Thoughts

“By monitoring brain function, computers can be made to imagine what a person is thinking of and present the results as images. The technique can be utilised in psychology and cognitive neuroscience, as well as supporting human creativity. “

“In a way, it is as if the computer tries to imagine what a human is thinking about. As a result of this imagining, the computer is able to produce entirely new information, such as fictional images that were never before seen.”

As far as is known, the new study is the first where both the computer’s presentation of the information and brain signals were modelled simultaneously using artificial intelligence methods.”

“Images that matched the visual characteristics that participants were focusing on were generated through interaction between human brain responses and a generative neural network.”

“The researchers call this method neuroadaptive generative modelling.”

“The technique is based on a novel brain-computer interface. “

“The subjects were asked to concentrate on certain features, such as faces that looked old or were smiling. While looking at a rapidly presented series of face images, the EEGs of the subjects were fed to a neural network, which inferred whether any image was detected by the brain as matching what the subjects were looking for.”

“Finally, the images generated by the computer were evaluated by the participants and they nearly perfectly matched with the features the participants were thinking of. “

“…the researchers believe that the technique may be used to gain understanding of perception and the underlying processes in our mind.”

Un­con­scious at­ti­tudes may be ex­posed…..”


Cultocracy note :

“As far as is known…..”

More refined techniques are currently used in tandem with persistent surveillance technologies .

This and similar technologies are used to monitor and perhaps predict the possible intentions of a human target in the real world .

The systems can also be tweaked to provide ‘intervention’ where necessary .

To quote the above article :

“Un­con­scious at­ti­tudes may be ex­posed…..”

Or not……


Further reading :

  1. Weaponized Dreams – CIA & Mi6
  2. The Dream Team
  3. AI Recreates Images From Human Brain EEG
  4. Aligning Brains & Minds

 

 


 

 

5G & IoT

5G Beamformers

“The 5G era is ushering in a variety of new radio access network technologies…”

“Among these technologies is a new type of antenna , they are called beamforming antennas.”

Focusing a signal in a specific direction rather than arbitrarily radiating outwards in all directions, enables beamforming antennas to deliver higher signal quality to mobile receiving devices (i.e smartphones), which results in faster information transfer with fewer errors.”

“In essence beams are created by a technique involving multiple antennas in a close proximity array, all broadcasting the same signal at slightly different times…”

“The overlapping radio waves produce interference patterns which are in part constructive (amplifying the signal) and in parts destructive (weakening or cancelling out the signal).”

“Using this technique the antenna array is able to shape the interference pattern into a beam….”

“Another key technology in 5G NR is Massive MIMO (multiple input, multiple output) antennas…..”

“With the massive number of antenna elements, beamforming becomes three dimensional.”

3D Beamforming can create both horizontal and vertical beams toward users…”

“…even receivers on the top floors of tall city buildings.”

Related :

  1. HAARP , Phased Radar Arrays , Charged Particles , 5G , BAE Systems
  2. SpaceX Launches Starlink Satellites
  3. UK TETRA Masts & Project Pandora
  4. Wi-Fi , Fourier Transforms & Beam Forming
  5. US Government Take Over of 5G ? AI & Weaponized Internet
  6. Electronically Steered Multi Beam Antennas (ESMA)

 

 


Cultocracy note :

Nothing is ‘unhackable’.

Everything is ‘hackable’ .

Although the hacking of electronic gadgets and gizmos should be the least of your worries .


Safe and Secure IoT Devices ?

“Makers of Internet-connected gadgets should have to certify that their products can resist cyberattacks.”

“We need to change our thinking. “

“We need to become far more circumspect when we plug a new device into our networks, asking ourselves if its maker has given as much thought to cybersecurity as to basic electrical safety.”

The answer to that question will almost invariably be no.”

“The number of connected devices within our homes has grown by an order of magnitude over the last decade….”

“At some point in the not-too-distant future, the risks will outweigh the benefits.”

“But security is never cheap. And the costs of poor security are so much higher.”

 

 

O2 launches UK’s ‘first’ 5G Satellite Lab

O2 has just launched the first commercial 5G satellite lab in the UK to test autonomous vehicles.”

“We’ve known for a long time that the speed and reliability of 5G would be key to putting connected and self-driving cars on the roads, but it’s combined here with satellite communications because the latter could help to ensure connectivity is seamless even in remote and harder-to-reach areas.”

“The new lab is called the ‘Darwin Satcom Lab’, and it’s part of Project Darwin – a four-year trial programme that’s based in the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus in Oxfordshire, and supported by both O2 and the European Space Agency.”

“O2’s 5G Innovation team will be able to remotely track the vehicles, including their position, movement and speed, but that’s just the start, as new ideas are already being tested.”

“For example, LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) sensors are allowing for the tracking of CO2 emissions from the vehicles, and by using satellite imagery the lab team can calculate the emissions savings of taking different routes, leading to more environmentally friendly vehicle use.”

“As for everyone else, this 5G-powered lab brings us one step closer to making transport truly smart – and hopefully a little bit greener.”

 

 

Councillor Promoted 5G Coronavirus Theories

“A COUNCILLOR has defended promoting theories linking coronavirus cases with 5G masts on his Facebook page after being accused of acting in a ‘reckless’ way. “

“In a series of posts, Cllr Holland suggested a link between a spike in coronavirus cases in Brynmawr with a 5G mast in the area. “

“There is no evidence of a link between 5G and coronavirus and such theories have been rejected by scientific experts in the World Health Organisation. “

“Cllr Holland also said he had attended a rally in London attended by 35,000 people on September 19, adding: “No one was wearing a mask, me included”. “

“But the leader of the council’s Labour group, Cllr Steve Thomas, said they sent a ‘dangerous’ message after the county borough went into local lockdown last week. “

“Cllr Holland accused the council’s Labour group of politicising the issue and said they were “ignorant to the facts of 5G”. “

” Cllr Holland said he is “not a conspiracy theorist”, but stood by his views of there being a “strong connection” between 5G and coronavirus cases.”

“However he said people should do their own research on the issue and not take his word. “


“…rejected by scientific experts in the World Health Organisation”

Say no more….


Related :

  1. World Health Organization blew almost $192 million on travel: report
  2. Swedish Disease Expert Calls WHO’s COVID-19 Warning ‘A Total Mistake’
  3. The World Health Organization’s Swedish flip-flop
  4. Trump announces US to sever all ties with WHO
  5. WHO Director-General wishes Trump a swift Covid-19 recovery

 

 

It’s our Data not theirs , or yours…

“I’m confident that many more European countries now, frankly because of just sharing information with them, they’re going to make their own sovereign decision that says no”, Pompeo said on Friday. “

We don’t want our citizens’ data in the hands of the Chinese Communist Party

“The United States has signed declarations on 5G security with several European countries, including the Czech Republic, Poland and Estonia.”


Cultocracy Chinese spokesperson note :

“Czech Republic, Poland and Estonia”

Hahahaha…….

Very , valuable data….

Hahahaha…….


 

 

5G Rollout Delays May Cost UK £41bn

“A new report from the Centre for Policy Studies (CPS) think-tank, which was penned by former Government advisers Alex Jackman and Nick King, has claimed that the UK’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic is “at risk without a faster 5G rollout”to the tune of £41 billion.”

“Using analysis by consultancy Policy Points, the report from CPS – ‘Upwardly Mobile‘ – estimates that if 5G coverage reaches a quarter more of the population than the Government’s current target of 51%, it will produce GDP gains of £41.7bn by 2027.”

“The CPS report thus makes a serious of recommendations, most of which centre around a need to update the Electronic Communications Code (ECC), which governs access to land and property by telecoms operators.”

“Recommendations :”

“…..discourage vexatious behaviours that delay site works…”

“All four UK Governments must commit to review and change planning rules….”


Cultocracy note :

Oh dear……

The UK gov really are about to place all their chips on red…..

Or should that be blue ?

Not that they have any choice……

As for “GDP gains of £41.7bn”….

Well…..

It never was about the money…..


Related :

  1. Future Shock – Once Upon a Virus
  2. The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means, how to respond
  3. The Top 10 Technology Trends Of The 4th Industrial Revolution
  4. Technological revolution (Wikipedia)
  5. Rothschild Signals Move From U.S. to Far East , The 4th Industrial Revolution

 

 


 

 

Implants

3-D Printed Implants

“Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed a new method of 3-D-printing gels and other soft materials.”

“Because many gels are compatible with living cells, the new method could jump-start the production of soft tiny medical devices such as drug delivery systems or flexible electrodes that can be inserted into the human body. “

“Typically, modern 3-D gel printers have used ultraviolet or visible laser light to initiate formation of the gel scaffolding. “

“However, Kolmakov and his colleagues have focused their attention on a different 3-D-printing technique to fabricate gels, using beams of electrons or X-rays.”

“The method enabled the team to use the 3-D-printing approach to create gels with structures as small as 100 nanometers (nm)—about 1,000 times thinner than a human hair.

“Some future structures made with this approach could include flexible injectable electrodes to monitor brain activity, biosensors for virus detection, soft micro-robots, and structures that can emulate and interact with living cells…..”

 

 

Hijacked

Cells constantly communicate with each other and have ways to pick up signals and process them….”

“In the journal ACS Nano they now report how enzyme loaded nano-capsules can enter cells and be integrated into their native signaling processes. “

One of the many signals that cells receive and process is nitric oxide (NO).”

“It is a well-studied cellular mechanism since defects in the NO signaling pathway are involved in the emergence of cardiovascular diseases, but also in muscular and retinal dystrophies.”

“The pathway encompasses the production of NO by an enzyme family called nitric oxide synthases (NOS). “

“The NO can then diffuse to other cells where it is sensed by another enzyme named soluble guanylate cyclase (sGC).”

“The activation of sGC starts a cascade reaction, regulating a plethora of different processes such as smooth muscle relaxation and the processing of light by sensory cells, among others.”

“It’s a new strategy to stimulate such changes in cellular physiology by combining nanoscience with biomolecules.”

Related :

  1. Nitric oxide synthase (Wikipedia)
  2. Role of Nitric Oxide Synthase in Normal Brain Function and Pathophysiology of Neural Diseases
  3. Chaperone-dependent Ubiquitination of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase (PDF)
  4. Enzymatic function of nitric oxide synthases
  5. Inhibition of Neuronal Nitric Oxide Synthase Increases Aggressive Behavior in Mice
  6. Neuronal nitric oxide synthase in hypertension – an update
  7. Peroxynitrite…..one of the ‘bad guys’
  8. Nitric oxide and peroxynitrite in health and disease
  9. Could Your Body Be Low In Nitric Oxide?

Also related :

  1. Hypoxia vs. hypoxemia
  2. Nitric oxide, hypoxia, and superoxide: the good, the bad, and the ugly!
  3. Nitrous Oxide Diffusion and the Second Gas Effect on Emergence from Anesthesia
  4. Hypoxia induces type II NOS gene expression in pulmonary artery endothelial cells via HIF-1

Further related :

  1. Do You Have Microwave Sickness?
  2. EFFECTS OF MICROWAVES ON CELL MEMBRANE PERMEABILITY (PDF)
  3. Microwaves and the cell membrane. II. Temperature, plasma, and oxygen mediate microwave-induced membrane permeability in the erythrocyte
  4. Effects of Acute, Profound Hypoxia on Healthy Humans
  5. They Are Starving Us of Oxygen

Further reading :

  1. They don’t struggle to breathe—but COVID-19 is starving them of oxygen
  2. ‘Silent hypoxia’ may be killing COVID-19 patients. But there’s hope.
  3. Mysterious coronavirus condition ‘happy hypoxia’ baffles doctors
  4. BAE Systems – Illegal Human Experimentation

 

 

Bionic Vision

Scientists in Australia who have spent more than 10 years developing a first-of-a-kind bionic vision system are now eyeing human trials.”

“The technology works by bypassing damage to the optic nerves, and following successfully trials in animals….”

“The development of a safe and fully functioning bionic vision system is a goal being pursued by research groups the world over. “

“Some are so far along that they’ve already been implanted in patients, while others are designed to not just restore vision in people suffering from blindness, but afford users superhuman sight.”

“The system is built to carry out the function of healthy optic nerves. “

“It consists of custom headgear with a built-in camera, a wireless transmitter, a vision processor and software, along with a set of square tiles fitted with hair-thin electrodes that are implanted in the brain.”

“The camera captures the scene and passes it along to the smartphone-sized vision processor. This data is in turn transmitted wirelessly to the square tiles, capable of turning that data into electrical pulses that stimulate the brain.”

“These electrical pulses stimulate the brain in a way that creates visual patterns….”

“In July, the team published promising results from a study in which its bionic vision system was implanted into three sheep.”

“The study results indicate that long-term stimulation through wireless arrays can be achieved without induction of widespread tissue damage, nor visible behavioral issues or seizures resulting from the stimulation….”

Not related (I think) :

 

 


 

 

Brain Computer Interface – BCI

Plug and Play ECoG Array

Machines that attach to the brain and decode its activity promise to open up all kinds of medical possibilities….”

“These types of machines are known as brain-computer interfaces (BCIs), and there are quite a few under development that have shown some promising capabilities over the past few years. “

“In their various forms, these devices can be implanted in the brain and, powered by advanced algorithms, turn its electrical signals into control inputs for all kinds of devices, from prosthetic limbs, to complete exoskeletons and even drones.”

“The new technology developed at UCSF could mark a significant step forward in this field of research, with the team focusing on the software that translates brain activity into action.”

“Some tweaks to the algorithm enabled it to continue learning about the user’s brain activity and desired movements, without resetting and starting from scratch each day. “

“The team found that this approach enabled the algorithm to better itself each day on an ongoing basis, and eventually meant that the user was able to plug in and begin using it to great effect right away.”

“The BCI used in these experiments is known as an ECoG array, which is a pad of electrodes around the size of a Post-it note that is surgically implanted on the surface of the brain.”

Related :

  1. EEG tech gives users the power of mind control without putting a hole in their heads
  2. Rise of the mind-reading machines
  3. ECoG Speech Synthesis , BCI’s , Implant Arrays
  4. AI Translates Thoughts to Speech
  5. Electromagnetic Remote Manipulation of the Human Brain

 

 


 

 

Human Machine Interface – HMI

Pangolin Puppets

“An eye-catching dress that’s part art project, part cutting-edge tech, was presented today at the Ars Electronica Festival in Linz, Austria. “

“The dress showcases an ultra-low energy, high resolution, brain-computer interface that’s so sensitive that if the wearer thinks about moving a single finger, it can identify which one—without the need for an implant.”

“For the Pangolin dress, each group of electrodes and chips was mounted on a six-sided tile, and the wearer’s head….”

Because brains vary, identifying such fine grained detail requires calibrating the system to the individual wearer, using machine learning to recognize the patterns…..”

“The Pangolin dress determines whether the wearer is one of a number of mental states, including stressed, neutral, and meditative, and expresses this through motion and light.


Cultocracy note :

I think the inventors missed out one crucial mental state….

That is ‘high as a kite’…..

Which they clearly are….


 

 


 

 

Robotics

Space Mining Robots

“Now, a space startup in China is taking its first steps towards testing capabilities to identify and extract off-Earth resources.”

Origin Space, a Beijing-based private space resources company, is set to launch its first ‘space mining robot’ in November.”

NEO-1 is a small (around 30 kilograms) satellite intended to enter a 500-kilometer-altitude sun-synchronous orbit. It will be launched by a Chinese Long March series rocket as a secondary payload.”

“This small spacecraft will not be doing actual mining; instead, it will be testing technologies.”

“Another mission, Yuanwang-1 (‘Look up-1’), and nicknamed “Little Hubble”, is slated to launch in 2021.”

The “Little Hubble” satellite will carry an optical telescope designed to observe and monitor Near Earth Asteroids.”

“Origin Space notes that identifying suitable targets is the first step toward space resources utilization.”

“Right now the only real customers are the national space agencies that are planning to do things on the Moon.”

Related :

  1. NASA Plan to Divert Asteroid in 2022
  2. NASA Fixed Data for NEOWISE & NEOCAM Asteroid PROJECTS
  3. Solar System set for Mining Goldrush
  4. HAARP , Charged Particles & Lights in the Sky – Part 2

 

 

Robotic Fabric

“Researchers at Yale have developed a robotic fabric, a breakthrough that could lead to such innovations as adaptive clothing, self-deploying shelters, or lightweight shape-changing machinery. “

“They demonstrated their robotic fabric going from a flat, ordinary fabric to a standing, load-bearing structure. They also showed a wearable robotic tourniquet and a small airplane with stowable/deployable fabric wings. “

“The researchers focused on processing functional materials into fiber-form so they could be integrated into fabrics while retaining its advantageous properties.”

“Long fibers of this material can be sewn onto a fabric to give it a supportive skeleton that we can turn on and off.”

“To create sensors that detect internal or environmental changes and allow the fabric to respond appropriately, the researchers developed a conductive ink based on a Pickering emulsion….”

“With this ink, the researchers can paint the sensors directly onto the fabric.”

“The conductive composite self-coagulates around the individual fibers and does not notably change the porosity of the fabric…”

“To make the fabric move, the researchers used shape-memory alloy (SMA) wire, which can return to a programmed shape after being deformed.”

“We believe this technology can be leveraged to create self-deploying tents, robotic parachutes, and assistive clothing….”

Further reading :

  1. Pickering emulsion (Wikipedia) :
  2. Scientists develop DNA microcapsules with built-in ion channels
  3. Silica Nanoparticles Stabilize Biocompatible Pickering Emulsions

 

 

Robot Beats Humans at Curling

“Thanks to a new deep learning program, a curling robot, appropriately named Curly, was able to win three out of four matches against curlers from South Korea’s national teams.”

“Often, artificial intelligence system perform well in simulations, but struggle when applied in the real world. “

The problem is known as the “sim-to-real” gap.”

“In the computer lab, deep learning systems can learn from millions of actions in repeated simulations.”

“In robotics, the sim-to-real gap has to do with visual perception, which means that the simulated world looks different from the real world….”

“Curly learns from each throw, allowing the robot to make corrections on subsequent throws.”

“Scientists hope their new deep reinforcement learning system can be adapted for a variety of complex real-world applications, including drone navigation.”

 

 

US Spy Bot Washed Up in Scotland

Beachcombers on the Scottish Isle of Tiree called the local coastguard after discovering a mysterious boat-like object. “

“They found the American-made drone wedged between two rocks, presumably after it ran aground. “

“As of now, no one has claimed ownership of the uncrewed boat, and the details of how it washed up in Scotland remain a total mystery.”

“Experts quickly identified the drone as an American-made Liquid Robotics Wave Glider, an uncrewed watercraft designed to self-deploy over thousands of miles and carry a small payload.”

“The spy boat also has the Wave Rider’s telltale set of three black, stubby antennas, likely for satellite communications, payload telemetry, and GPS.”

“The sub unit may have been severed from the drone, causing it to lose propulsion and drift.”

We still don’t know the owner of the boat….”

“The local coastguard doesn’t know who it belongs to, and the U.K. Ministry of Defence says it isn’t theirs.”

“So that leaves the U.S. Navy, which also maintains a submarine base at Faslane….”

Is the wayward Wave Rider a U.S. Navy drone? Almost certainly.”

Related :

  1. 20 Unusual Objects Washed Up On Beaches

 

 


 

 

Remote Sensing & Stimulation

Team Bluetooth Beam

Bluetooth has made its mark an alternative to Wi-Fi, using unlicensed spectrum to make quick connections between devices.”

“But it turns out that Bluetooth can go much farther than the couple of meters for which most people rely on it.”

Apptricity, a company that provides asset and inventory tracking technologies, has developed a Bluetooth beacon that can transmit signals over 32 kilometers (20 miles).”

“….by and large, “asset tracking” refers to an IT department registering which employee has which laptop, or a construction company keeping tabs on where its backhoes are…..”

“Asset and inventory tracking typically use labor-intensive techniques like barcode or passive RFID scanning….”

“Alternatively, companies can use satellite or LTE tags to keep track of stuff.”

“So, the burning question: How does one send a Bluetooth signal over 30-plus kilometers?

The key is precise tuning within the Bluetooth spectrum.”

“Garcia says it’s the same principle as a tightly-focused laser beam.”

“A laser beam will travel farther without its signal weakening beyond recovery if the photons making up the beam are all as close to a specific frequency as possible.”

“The company has also demonstrated non-commercial versions of the beacons for the U.S. Department of Defense with broadcast ranges between 80 and 120 kilometers.”


Cultocracy note :

Woooowwwwwww…….

Amazing!!

From 2 metres to 120km………

I wonder if this is applicable to other wavelengths and frequencies ?


Related :

  1. Apptricity

 

 

Sweet Dreams….

“Back in May we introduced you to MIT’s new type of dream-tracking device called Dormio, in which subtle suggestions taken from the waking world were able to affect dreams of slumbering test subjects while they were in hypnagogia, a semi-lucid dream state that happens during the onset of sleep.”

“Researchers at MIT Media Lab’s Fluid Interfaces, a think tank for devising and developing wearable systems and interfaces to boost cognitive skills, have employed a revolutionary technique they’ve named targeted dream incubation (TDI). “

“According to the August study, TDI presented precisely targeted information to a sleeping person, allowing direct incorporation of this data into the subject’s dream content.”

“Hand-worn sleep trackers monitored heart rates, electrical variations on the skin surface, and the extent fingers curled or relaxed, in order to ascertain when a sleeper arrived at hypnagogia and entered a suggestible dreamscape.”

“The team’s Dormio sleep tracker communicated with tmagnethe app and delivered interrupted audio cues at programmed times, then recorded audio of a person’s dream recollections after they awoke.”

“Simply put, people tell us whether the prompts appear in their dream.”

“This interruption of hypnagogia allowed study authors to discover a secondary route for giving sleepers the ability to craft their dream content.”

“While Horowitz admits that the intricate machinations that control sleep and dreaming remain a mystery, it’s too early to discuss exactly how urging a dream’s subject matter or details might actually be of a benefit to people.”


Cultocracy note :

“..it’s too early to discuss exactly how urging a dream’s subject matter or details might actually be of a benefit to people….”

It can of benefit to some people…

Un­con­scious at­ti­tudes may be ex­posed…..

Unconscious attitudes may also be exploited……

By some people…


Related :

  1. Sleep & Subliminal Hypnotic Triggers
  2. Alone in the Dark , Cortisol & Circadian Rhythms
  3. Psychotronic Torture & Control – An Introduction
  4. A new way to control experimentation with dreams
  5. Incubating Dreams (PDF)
  6. Special Issue on Dream Engineering

 

 

EMFs Causing Pilots to Crash

Pilots often report minor cognitive performance challenges during flight, and from 1993 to 2013, spatial disorientation in U.S. Air Force pilots accounted for 72 Class A mishaps, 101 deaths, and 65 aircraft lost.”

“It has been hypothesized that the cockpit RF and EM fields may influence cognitive performance including task saturation, misprioritization, complacency and spatial disorientation.”

“However, EM fields and radio waves in cockpits are not currently monitored, little effort has been made to shield pilots from these fields, and the potential impacts of these fields on cognition have not been assessed.”

“Recent DARPA-funded research has demonstrated that human brains sense magnetic fields, like those used by animals for navigation, and that this process is ‘jammed’ (i.e., disrupted) by radio waves (RF), impacting brainwaves and behavior.”

“Furthermore, recent findings were the first to show that even weak RF fields and ‘earth strength’ magnetic fields have measurable, reproducible effects on human brainwaves and unconscious behavior in a controlled environment. “

“Current tactical audio headsets project magnetic fields up to 10 times earth strength, the effects of which can now be measured experimentally in a similar controlled environment.”

“The ICEMAN project aims to determine “what effect, if any, the cockpit RF/EM environment may have on physiological sensor function and efficacy” by measuring and manipulating ambient EM and RF fields inside the cockpit to determine their effects on “brain activity, physiology, behavioral responses and physiological sensing systems.”

“Lastly, the program seeks to determine if and how any negative effects on neurology and sense function might be effectively mitigated.”

“Martin Pall, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of biochemistry and basic medical sciences at Washington State University, has published research showing one of the primary mechanisms by which EMFs harm your biology is through the creation of peroxynitrites, which are potent sources of oxidant stress and secondary free radicals.”

Low-frequency microwave radiation activates the voltage-gated calcium channels (VGCCs) in the outer membrane of your cells, causing them to open, thus allowing an abnormal influx of calcium ions. “

“This activates nitric oxide, which combines with superoxide to form peroxynitrite.”

“These potent reactive nitrogen species are associated with an increased level of systemic inflammation and mitochondrial dysfunction, and are thought to be a root cause for many of today’s chronic diseases. “

One of its most significant downsides of peroxynitrite is that it damages your DNA.”


Cultocracy note :

Perhaps a more appropriate title for the above should be……

“EMFs Are Causing Pilots Brains to Crash”

It would appear that other types of pilots may also be prone to the odd crash or two  .


Related :

  1. See “Hijacked

 

 

The Return of the Spin Echo

Small particles can have an angular momentum that points in a certain direction – the spin. “

This spin can be manipulated by a magnetic field. “

“This principle, for example, is the basic idea behind magnetic resonance imaging as used in hospitals.”

“An international research team has now discovered a surprising effect in a system that is particularly well suited for processing quantum information….”

“First, a magnetic field is used to make sure that the spins of many atoms point in the same magnetic direction. “

Then the atoms are irradiated with an electromagnetic pulse, and suddenly their spins begin to change direction.”

“A suitable pulse can reverse the previous spin rotation so that the spins all come together again.”

“You can imagine it’s a bit like running a marathon,”

“At the start signal, all the runners are still together. As some runners are faster than others, the field of runners is pulled further and further apart over time. “

“However, if all runners were now given the signal to return to the start, all runners would return to the start at about the same time, although faster runners have to cover a longer distance back than slower ones.”

“In the case of spins, this means that at a certain point in time all particles have exactly the same spin direction again – and this is called the “spin echo”.”

“It will not only find useful applications in quantum information technology, but also in spin-based spectroscopy methods…”

 

 

Animals Sense Earth’s Magnetic Field

“One of the most persistent scientific mysteries over the past century has been exactly how some organisms seemingly have the ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field.”

“A new article, published in the journal Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B, presents a novel hypothesis arguing this unexplained sense may be the result of a symbiotic relationship between animals, and a specific group of bacteria with the ability to orient itself along the Earth’s magnetic field lines.”

“For decades scientists have been aware a number of organisms, from bees and birds to whales and eels, have the ability to sense the Earth’s magnetic field. “

“Called magnetoreception, the exact mechanism underpinning this strange sense has yet to be conclusively explained.”

Magnetotactic bacteria are a particular group of bacteria known to align with magnetic fields using specialized intracellular organelles called magnetosomes.”

“Fitak suggests the data reveals a number of types of magnetotactic bacteria can be detected in animal species suspected of having magnetoreceptive abilities. “

Atlantic right whales, loggerhead sea turtles and brown bats were all found to harbor distinct types of magnetic-field sensing bacteria.”

“Despite citing this new evidence, the study is very clear in stating this hypothesis is still deeply speculative. It is unknown exactly how the magnetotactic bacteria could be communicating with its host organism.”

“Plus, it isn’t even known where in an animal the bacteria would need to reside to confer its magnetic-field sensing effects.”

Related :

  1. Virtually Blind Mole-Rats Use Their Eyes to ‘See’ Magnetic Fields, Experiment Shows
  2. Europe Pesticide Ban , Bees & Magnetite Nano Particles
  3. Electromagnetic Radiation Poses Threat to Wildlife

Further reading :

  1. Australian rescuers forced to euthanise some beached whales as toll rises
  2. Beached whale increase may be due to military sonar exercises, say experts

 

 

Hunt for Alien Intelligence

SETI researchers are used to negative results, but they are trying harder than ever to turn that record around.”

Breakthrough Listen, the $100 million, 10-year, privately funded SETI effort Siemion leads, is lifting a field that has for decades relied on sporadic philanthropic handouts.”

“The new funds have also been “a huge catalyst” for training scientists in SETI…….”

“But the money is also spurring other searches, in case aliens opt for other kinds of messages—laser flashes, for example—or none at all, revealing themselves only through passive “technosignatures.”

“But some astronomers worry the funding boon is distorting science.”

“Seti started small….”

“With funding from NASA and the National Science Foundation (NSF), however, searches continued, with bigger telescopes to listen for fainter signals and hardware that could scan thousands and eventually millions of narrow frequency channels at once.”

“In 1992, NASA decided to look harder, only to quickly reverse course. It embarked on the Microwave Observing Project, a 10-year, $100 million SETI search…..”

“…..the project was ridiculed and cut by lawmakers focused on reducing the federal budget deficit.”

“That was when Yuri Milner called.”

“Milner worked as a particle physicist at the Lebedev Physical Institute. In 1990, as the Soviet Union collapsed, he left to study business at the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1999 he founded an internet investment fund. “

I made some lucky investments….”

“In the not-too-distant future, ultrasensitive radio telescopes might be able to pick up the beams of a radar from a distant exoplanet.

“Future optical telescopes might reveal the glow of a city’s lights or its infrared warmth in a planet’s atmosphere.”

These efforts chime with searches for biosignatures…”

The line between technosignatures and biosignatures is blurring….”

“It makes sense to observe both.”

“After the workshop, the wording in NASA funding calls that had for some years excluded SETI-related proposals quietly disappeared.”

 

 

 

 

 

Further reading :

  1. Internet to become ‘global brain’, says billionaire
  2. Global brain (Wikipedia)

 

 

US Spy Satellite Launch Aborted (again)

“The launch of a U.S. spy satellite atop a powerful Delta IV Heavy rocket was called off in the final seconds late last night (Sept. 30), mirroring the outcome of an attempt a month ago.”

“We experienced an automated abort because a sensor reported a fault. Automated Safety System operated as intended. Bird and payload are safe and unharmed. “

“The two last-second aborts aren’t the only bumps in NROL-44’s road to Earth orbit. “

“The launch of the satellite, whose planned orbital activities are classified, has also been delayed by bad weather and issues with ground hardware.”

Related :

  1. Modern spy satellites in an age of space wars
  2. The Multibillion-Dollar U.S. Spy Agency You Haven’t Heard of

 

 


 

Neuroscience


Cultocracy note :

Not sure about you….

But I always dream about dreaming….


COVID Fear and Loathing

“The pandemic is affecting our dreams as well, infusing more anxiety and negative emotions into dreams and spurring dreams about the virus itself, particularly among women, according to new research. “

“All of these studies support the continuity hypothesis of dreaming: That dreams are consistent with our waking concerns rather than being some outlet for compensation…..”

“Overall, the new studies also suggest that women’s dreams have been more strongly affected by the pandemic than men’s — possibly, Barrett suggested, because women are bearing more of the burden of caregiving, job loss and other hardships.”

“The four COVID-19 articles in the issue are:”

(1)”Dreams About COVID-19 Versus Normative Dreams:Trends by Gender”

Death was the variable with the largest difference for both genders….”

“Although some of the dreamswith death-related words are classic horror-film fare—as with one woman whowanders into a mortuary which she gradually discovers is embalming live COVID patients—there were also peaceful references to death”

(2)”Dreaming in the Time of COVID-19: A Quali-Quantitative Italian Study”

“The dream settings are internal (home,prison,madhouse,hospital, etc.) in 319 references (37%), but mostly external (543 references, 63%):streets,squares,beaches,swimming pools,shopping centers,fairs,bars, and so forth.”

“Both the houses, which are often crowded and with many windows, and the external places are sometimes familiar, sometimes strange.”

(3)Dreaming and the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Survey in aU.S. Sample

“They also reported a significant increase in dream recall and more negatively toned dreams due the pandemic itself and the counteracting measures of the government.The more the persons were affected, especially their mental health, the more likelythey reported changes in their dream life (more recall, more negative dream emotions) and more likely a COVID-19 related dream.”

“The prevalence in dreams of socially related content is consistent with the Social Simulation Theory

(4)Pandemic Dreaming: The Effect of COVID-19 on DreamImagery, a Pilot Study

“The dream journals were collected during a time when the total amount of confirmed cases in Canada was considerably low compared to the numbers reported by different countries…..”

“…..it was also foundthat those who recorded their dreams during the COVID-19 time period reported dreams involving more food and head dream content.”

“The COVID-19 participants reportedgreater amounts of head imagery because COVID-19 can be associated with head or facial imagery, such as coughing, temperature-taking or wearing masks to cover the mouth and nose.”

“Concerns andthoughts regarding food, food shortages, or stocking up on supplies are reflected indream imagery, resulting in the higher amounts of food imagery. This again supports the continuity hypothesis of dreaming

Further reading :

  1. The Avatars in The Machine – Dreaming as a simulation of Social Reality (PDF) :
  2. “I see avatars a-rising”: Your guide to the AI avatar landscape

 

 

Free Speech Under Attack (again)

“Because belief in COVID-related conspiracy theories predicts resistance to both preventive behaviors and future vaccination for the virus, it will be critical to confront both conspiracy theories and vaccination misinformation to prevent further spread of the virus in the US.”

“Reducing those barriers will require continued messaging by public health authorities on mainstream media and in particular on politically conservative outlets that have supported COVID-related conspiracy theories.”

“Complicating matters further, belief in conspiracy theories that attributed a socially significant event, in this case the novel coronavirus, to unknown and sinister actors…..”

“This finding could be especially problematic because vaccinating a high proportion of those susceptible to the coronavirus is one of the surest means of controlling it.”

Conservative and social media use were positively related to belief in conspiracy theories, whereas mainstream print was inversely related to conspiracy beliefs….”

“….as were education, income, and White racial identity.”

“Individuals younger in age and lower in income and education were more likely to hold conspiracy beliefs about the origins and seriousness of the pandemic. “

Non-white respondents also were more likely to hold such beliefs.”

“All of these relations are consistent with the suggestion that persons who feel politically powerless are more susceptible to conspiracy theorizing….”

“These conspiratorial beliefs tend to attribute power to unseen actors who have interests that diverge from those of the average person.”

“Prior research suggests that efforts to reduce conspiracy beliefs with information face significant obstacles, a phenomenon that may be related to their non-falsifiability and believers’ underlying distrust of elites who provide corrective information.”

“Another reason for the robustness of conspiracy theories is the tolerance that those who hold them have for inconsistency

“We thank the team at Qualtrics for their implementation of both waves of the survey….”


Cultocracy translation note :

“……persons who feel politically powerless are more susceptible to conspiracy theorizing….”

= 99% of the population .

“unseen actors who have interests that diverge from those of the average person”

= < 1% of the population .


Cultocracy quiz interlude :

Who do you think funded this particular article ?

a) “Elites who provide corrective information”

b) “People who tolerate inconsistency”

Answers on a postcard please .


Further reading :

  1. Qualtrics (Wikipedia)
  2. Sequoia Capital (Wikipedia)
  3. Accel (venture capital firm)
  4. Coronavirus: The Black Swan of 2020
  5. Venture firm Sequoia is sounding the alarm about the economy again as coronavirus spreads

Even more reading :

  1. Silicon Valley’s most prominent VC firm had a banner week: $9 billion in IPO shares while helping TikTok negotiations
  2. Sequoia Capital Looking to Raise About $7 Billion for Regional Funds
  3. Unity sells shares in $1.3 billion U.S. IPO above target range
  4. Sequoia, other ByteDance investors value TikTok at $50 bn in takeover bid
  5. Social Gaming Startup Valued at Over $1 Billion in Sequoia-Backed Funding Round
  6. Sequoia announces $1.35 billion venture and growth funds for India and Southeast Asia
  7. Sequoia Capital becomes top investor in Indian unicorns
  8. Sequoia Capital China raising $2.2 billion in new yuan fund, say sources
  9. Blah…Blah…Blah…Vested Interests…..etc…etc…Corruption…Blah….Blah…etc…etc…

 

 

Brain Circuitry Underlying Dissociative Experiences Identified

“Between 2% and 10% of the population will experience the mysterious phenomenon known as dissociation during their lifetimes…..”

“Nearly three of every four individuals who have experienced a traumatic event will enter a dissociative state during the event or in the hours, days and weeks that follow…..”

“Because no one knows what’s going on inside the brain to trigger or sustain dissociation, it’s hard to know how to stop it.”

“Now, in a study published online Sept. 16 in Nature, Deisseroth and his colleagues at Stanford University have revealed molecular underpinnings and brain-circuit dynamics underlying dissociation.”

“The findings, which implicate a particular protein in a particular set of cells as crucial to the feeling of dissociation….”

“Whenever the patient was about to have a seizure, the study’s authors discovered, it was preceded not only by a particular pattern of electrical activity localized within the patient’s posteromedial cortex. “

“This activity was characterized by an oscillating signal generated by nerve cells firing in coordination at 3 hertz, or three cycles per second. “

“And when this region was stimulated electrically, the patient experienced the dissociative aura without having a seizure.”

“The researchers used optogenetics, a technology enabling scientists to stimulate or inhibit neuronal activity using light, to stimulate neurons in mice’s equivalent of a posteromedial cortex. “

“Doing so at rhythms of 3 hertz could induce dissociative behavior in drug-free animals, the researchers found. “

“Further experiments showed that a particular type of protein, an ion channel, was essential to the generation of the 3 hertz signal and to the dissociative behavior in mice. “

This protein could be a potential treatment target.”


Dissociative states have been the subject of detailed research , particularly during the last century .

A wide variety of induced mental states are particularly useful for neural manipulation and behavioral modification .

Or brainwashing in layman’s terms .

An externally applied signal to induce a dissociative state ?

Who’d have guessed it……

As the article suggests :

“This protein could be a potential treatment target.”


Related :

  1. Magnetogenetics
  2. Optogenetics: controlling brain cells with lasers
  3. Emerging Areas of Cognitive Neuroscience and Neurotechnologies – Stalag Earth – Part II

 

 


Cultocracy note :

There are those that would wish to see societal upheaval , a scenario which would provide a convenient excuse for the introduction of ever more draconian powers ranged against the masses .

Although sometimes you should be careful what you wish for….


I Predict(ive Programming) A Riot

“With the COVID-19 crisis, protest movements seem to have lost their voice all over the world. “Liberate Hong-Kong”, the environmental activism of Greta Thunberg, the “Gilets Jaunes” in France or the “Sardine” movement in Italy appear greatly weakened since the outburst of the epidemic. “

“According to a Freedom House annual report (Repucci 2020), out of the 20 protest movements active world-wide in December 2019 only two or three are still active.”

“At the same time, the disarraying impact of the epidemic on the network of social and economic relations combined with the restrictions imposed by governments to prevent mass infection are causing a latent sentiment of public discontent.”

“The “virus conspiracy” argument and the denial of the seriousness of the epidemic, which spread in public opinion and are disconcertedly supported by several political leaders, are the symptom of potentially dangerous frictions inside society.”

“We argue that we can form an informed opinion about the possible effects of COVID-19 on protest initiatives and future social unrest by looking at the great plagues of the past.”

“……the change in the types of unrest that America is experiencing has some similarities to the 14-th century uprising in England, which followed the Black Death (1346–1353).”

“He argues that the bubonic plague acted as a social incubator, which silently nurtured the class tensions that had been smoldering for more than 30 years and finally erupted in the aftermath of the plague.”

“……the revolts that occurred after the Black Death were caused by the exacerbating inequality arisen as a consequence of the plague, with particular reference to those government measures undertaken to protect the interest of landowners and large employers.”

“Turning to the government reaction effects, the 14-th century Black Death prompted massive public intervention to limit its spread. Quarantine, confinement of the sick, confiscation of property, ban of public (especially religious) demonstrations were all compulsory and often enforced like military operations. “

“Epidemics can also sow other seeds of conflict. During and after the 1665 plague in London, there were arguments attributing the disease “to the filth of the poor.”

“A crucial issue which has been left aside deserves few considerations. The necessary restrictions of freedom during an epidemic may be strategically exploited by governments to reinforce power.”

“History may again provide some useful hints: Looking at the 19-th century, popular fury arisen in Paris in 1831 during the cholera epidemic was not resolutely suppressed by the weak King Louis Philippe.”

“This may have reinforced the confidence of the revolutionary movements which exploded in 1848.”

Further reading :

  1. “Stench, Corruption and Filth”

Filth of the Poor :

  1. Johnson accused of holding ‘hatred and contempt’ for Britain’s working-class people
  2. Boris Johnson claimed children of working mothers ‘more likely to mug you’
  3. Boris Johnson called working class men ‘drunk, criminal and feckless’
  4. Boris Johnson described most deprived members of society as ‘chavs, losers, burglars and drug addicts’
  5. PM should apologise for Hillsborough remarks, says Liverpool mayor
  6. Boris Johnson says police money is ‘spaffed up a wall’ when spent on historic child sex abuse investigations

 

 


Cultocracy note :

What the article below fails to acknowledge is the inherent weakness of narcissistic individuals .

To put it simply , individuals that enter politics are very easily compromised and manipulated , therefore very easy to control .

Unfortunately the stench of corruption is then able to permeate an entire society via the mechanisms of state .

If you are not bent when you enter politics , then you will be bent when you leave politics .

Ironically , the controllers themselves are often compromised and controlled , the rot usually goes all the way to the top (bottom) .

Hmmmmm……

I wonder what they have on Boris ???


Stating the Obvious

“In a series of studies performed in the United States and Denmark, researchers found that people with higher levels of narcissisma trait combining selfishness, entitlement and a need for admiration — were also more likely to participate in politics. “

“This could include contacting politicians, signing petitions, donating money, and voting in midterm elections, among other things.”

“It is hard not to think that those high in narcissism taking part in the political process appears to have some role in the current state of our democracy”

“According to the researchers, previous work has shown that higher levels of narcissism are linked with behaviors that could be harmful to functioning democracies…

“Breaking the results down further, the researchers found that the traits of superiority and authority/leadership were related to higher participation. “

Self-sufficiency, however, was associated with less participation.”

“This means that policies and electoral outcomes could increasingly be guided by those who both want more but give less.”

“Hatemi said that while it’s difficult to pinpoint a solution, finding ways to increase political engagement among a more diverse electorate while reducing an overrepresentation of narcissism would be a good start.”


Cultocracy note :

Aaaaahhhhh……..

“functioning democracies….”

My great , great , great , great , great , great Grandad used to talk about ‘functioning democracies’……

Them were the days……


Related :

  1. The Weaknesses Of Narcissists
  2. Narcissist’s 7 Weaknesses Reveal

 

 

Brain-scanning Backpack

“Scientists have developed a backpack that tracks and stimulates brain activity as people go about their daily lives.”

“The backpack and its vast suite of tools, he says, could broaden the landscape for neuroscience research to study the brain while the body is in motion.”

“A wand snakes up out of a 4-kilogram backpack to rest near the top of the patient’s scalp. There, the wand can communicate with a neural implant that lies deep in the brain. “

“Meanwhile, the backpack is filled with monitors—a setup that allows for real-time data collection from the implant.”

“At the same time, depending on the experiment, the participant can wear additional gear for measuring brain and body activities, including a scalp electroencephalography cap with electrodes that monitor surface brain activity, a pair of virtual reality goggles that track eye movement, and other devices that track heart and breathing rates. “

“All of this information can then be synchronized with signals from the implant.”

“Not being tied to a lab setting could enable scientists to study how the brain functions while people are in motion and interacting with others….”

“There’s a catch, however: Only patients who have neural implants can use the device. “

“The hope, he says, is that other researchers can use the technology to study neurological conditions of all kinds without the constraints of a lab or hospital bed.”

 

 


 

Synthetic Biology

Machine Learning Takes on Synthetic Biology

“If you’ve eaten vegan burgers that taste like meat or used synthetic collagen in your beauty routine – both products that are “grown” in the lab – then you’ve benefited from synthetic biology.”

“Now scientists at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have developed a new tool that adapts machine learning algorithms to the needs of synthetic biology to guide development systematically.”

“The innovation means scientists will not have to spend years developing a meticulous understanding of each part of a cell and what it does in order to manipulate it….”

“instead, with a limited set of training data, the algorithms are able to predict how changes in a cell’s DNA or biochemistry will affect its behavior, then make recommendations for the next engineering cycle”

The possibilities are revolutionary….

“The researchers say they were surprised by how little data was needed to obtain results. “

“Yet to truly realize synthetic biology’s potential, they say the algorithms will need to be trained with much more data.”

Synthetic biology has the potential to make significant impacts in almost every sector: food, medicine, agriculture, climate, energy, and materials. “

“The global synthetic biology market is currently estimated at around $4 billion and has been forecast to grow to more than $20 billion by 2025…..

“Today, Berkeley Lab researchers develop sustainable energy and environmental solutions, create useful new materials, advance the frontiers of computing, and probe the mysteries of life, matter, and the universe.”

 

 

Bioelectronic Control of Cells

“Life is built upon closed‐loop feedback and regulation systems….”

Bioelectronic devices that interface electronics with biological systems can be used for sensing and actuation of biological processes and have potential for novel therapeutic applications.”

Proton‐conducting bioelectronic devices control pH in a microfluidic system that houses pluripotent mammalian stem cells.”

“his pH control affects the membrane voltage (Vmem) of the cells…”

“Cellular processes are hard to model due to noise and uncertainty.”

“As the complexity of biological systems scale up, the challenge of feedback design increases.”

Machine learning (ML) has successfully controlled biological systems when offline training and large datasets are available a priori.”

“Here, we leverage a single‐layer neural network with a “sense and respond” composed of radial basis functions (RBFs).”

“RBFs act as universal approximators and are fast converging, thus ideal for real‐time control applications.”

“Here, we demonstrate an array of bioelectronic proton pumps merged with an adaptive ML‐based controller that can provide control of Vmem for an extended amount of time….”

“In brief, a bioelectronic proton pump array adds or removes H+ from solution and changes [H+] in proximity of human‐induced pluripotent stem cells (hiPSCs)

“In hiPSCs, an increase in extracellular [H+] results in cell depolarization (lower Vmem) and a decrease in extracellular [H+] results in cell hyperpolarization (higher Vmem).”

“Bioelectronic actuators are an important part of realizing two‐way communication with living systems.”

“Here, we show that it is possible to combine proton pumps as bioactuators with ML‐based control approaches into biohybrid system achieve long‐term proof‐of‐concept closed‐loop control of membrane voltage in cells.”

“Thus, new technology in synthetic biology and bioelectronics with closed‐loop control could result in unprecedented spatiotemporal control over nature.”

“This research was sponsored by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), Army Research Office….”

Related :

  1. What is a Radial Basis Function Network?
  2. Radial Basis Function Network (RBFN) Tutorial
  3. Magnetogenetics

 

 


 

 

Materials

Sponge Bob Skyscraper Pants

“When we think about sponges, we tend to think of something soft and squishy. But researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) are using the glassy skeletons of marine sponges as inspiration for the next generation of stronger and taller buildings, longer bridges, and lighter spacecraft.

“We found that the sponge’s diagonal reinforcement strategy achieves the highest buckling resistance for a given amount of material”

“…..the glass sponges had a nearly half billion-year head start on the research and development side of things. “

“To support its tubular body, Euplectella aspergillum employs two sets of parallel diagonal skeletal struts, which intersect over and are fused to an underlying square grid, to form a robust checkerboard-like pattern.”

The sponge design outperformed them all, withstanding heavier loads without buckling. “

 

 


 

 

Graphene

Graphene EM Shielding

“A fast increase in wireless communications, portable devices, and high-power transmission lines has made the environmental EM pollution a major concern for human health. “

“The conventional materials for EMI shielding are metals or composites with metal fillers, which are utilized as coatings and enclosures. “

“Metals possess a high density of mobile charge carriers, which blocks the EM waves mostly by the reflection mechanism. “

“In the recent work a research team reported on the scalable synthesis of composites with graphene fillers…”

“The examined frequency bands are pertinent to state-of-the-art and future communication systems.”

“The developed lightweight adhesive composites with graphene fillers can be used as electromagnetic absorbers in the high-frequency microwave radio relays, microwave remote sensors, millimeter wave scanners, and wireless local area networks….

“The extremely high thermal conductivity of graphene and good electrical conductivity, even without the energy band-gap, make graphene promising for EMI shielding and thermal management applications.”

 

 


 

 

Environment

Plastic-Degrading Enzyme

Plastics pollution represents a global environmental crisis. “

“In response, microbes are evolving the capacity to utilize synthetic polymers as carbon and energy sources.”

“In 2016, a team of Japanese biologists reported the discovery and characterization of the soil bacterium, Ideonella sakaiensis 201-F6, which uses two enzymes to depolymerize PET to its constituent monomers.”

“Further characterization of Ideonella sakaiensis revealed a PET-degrading called PETase.”

“In the new study, they combined PETase and a second enzyme called MHETase, found in the soil bacterium, to generate a two-enzyme system for PET deconstruction.”

“Our first experiments showed that they did indeed work better together, so we decided to try to physically link them, like two Pac-men joined by a piece of string.”

“We were delighted to see that our new chimeric enzyme is up to three times faster than the naturally evolved separate enzymes, opening new avenues for further improvements.”

Related :

  1. Car tires a major source of microplastics in California coastal waters, warn scientists
  2. Ireland to reduce plastic waste production by eliminating all single-use plastic

 

 

Investigating the Impact of Nanoparticles

Investigating nanomaterials represents an extreme challenge of scale. “

“Vanishingly small, nanomaterials are made of particles less than 100 nanometers across. “

A nanometer is one-billionth of a meter.”

“Sand, for instance, is a nanomaterial created by erosion. However, nanomaterials are also creatures of the Industrial Age. “

“For the last 250 years, they have been unintentionally shed into the air, water, and land as a result of mining, farming, manufacturing, transportation, and other human activities. “

“In the past 50 years or so, nanomaterials have been intentionally engineered to leverage their distinct chemical, physical, and electrical properties.”

“For about the last 20 years, the modern ubiquity of nanomaterials has made them the subject of intense study regarding potential health effects. “

“One concern is that particles so small can enter the body and slip easily into the bloodstream or lung tissue. “

“It is in that realm of nanoparticle interactions with single living cells that Orr and her team excel. “

“In the past, Orr has characterized nanoparticles—with their huge surface-to-mass ratios and reactive natures—as “tiny chameleons” that can change rapidly once they interact with biological systems. “

“That rapid reactivity makes their behavior difficult to predict once they have been inhaled or ingested, as they have the ability to impersonate cellular components or oxygen-delivery systems such as vesicles in the lungs. “

“In all these ways, PNNL contributes to unlocking the puzzle of nano-bio interactions, a novel dynamic that is both a boon and a worry.”

In the end, engineered nanoparticles represent a growing issue in need of attention

 

 

European Top Court Upholds French Ban on Bee-harming Pesticides

“The European Court of Justice on Thursday found that France did not violate EU rules when it banned certain chemicals considered harmful to bees.”

“The ban placed France at the forefront of a campaign against chemicals blamed for decimating crop-pollinating bees.”

“Introduced in the mid-1990s, lab-synthesized neonicotinoids are based on the chemical structure of nicotine, and attack the central nervous system of insects.”

“….in recent years, bees started dying off from “colony collapse disorder,” a mysterious disease partly blamed on the use of such chemicals.”

“Studies have since shown that neonicotinoids harm bee reproduction and foraging, while exposure also lowers their resistance to disease.”

Related :

  1. Bayer and NFU battling to overturn neonicotinoids ban

 

 


 

 

Health & Medical

Design flaws of Chatbot Symptom-checker Apps

Millions of people turn to their mobile devices when seeking medical advice. “

“They’re able to share their symptoms and receive potential diagnoses through chatbot-based symptom-checker (CSC) apps.”

“But how do these apps compare to a trip to the doctor’s office?”

“Not well, according to a new study.”

“In the past, people generally trusted doctors,”

“But now with the emergence of AI symptom checkers and the internet, people have more sources of information.”

“How would this information challenge doctors? Do people trust this information and why?”

“You’s work serves as a preliminary study for future in-depth exploration. Currently, she is working to investigate how to design a better, explainable COVID-19 symptom checker….”

Related :

  1. Urgent referrals rejected for one in three GPs during COVID-19 outbreak
  2. Wife recalls how retired taxi driver husband, 62, was hospitalised with a serious infection after being denied a face-to-face GP appointment due to Covid ‘safety’ rules
  3. Britons with life-threatening conditions denied care during pandemic

 

 

Nanoparticle Heart Meds

“Michigan State University and Stanford University scientists have invented a nanoparticle that eats away – from the inside out – portions of plaques that cause heart attacks.”

“Bryan Smith, associate professor of biomedical engineering at MSU, and a team of scientists created a “Trojan Horse” nanoparticle that can be directed to eat debris, reducing and stabilizing plaque. “

“The discovery could be a potential treatment for atherosclerosis, a leading cause of death in the United States.”

“The results, published in the current issue of Nature Nanotechnology, showcases the nanoparticle that homes in on atherosclerotic plaque due to its high selectivity to a particular immune cell type – monocytes and macrophages.”

“Basically, it removes the diseased/dead cells in the plaque core.”

“By reinvigorating the macrophages, plaque size is reduced and stabilized.”

“We could deliver a small molecule inside the macrophages to tell them to begin eating again.”

 

 

Sh*t for Brains

“New research suggests fecal transplants could one day be used to reverse the cognitive decline that comes with aging.”

“When researchers performed fecal transplants from older to younger mice, they found the recipients suffered declines in spatial learning and memory.”

“The authors of the new study suggest a similar transplantation from young to old mice could potentially reverse the cognitive decline.”

“Research has shown that the aging process may be linked with age-related changes in our gut microbiota…”

“The procedure had an impact on the expression of proteins involved in key functions of the hippocampus — an important part of the brain that has a vital role in a variety of functions including memory, learning but also in spatial navigation and emotional behavior and mood……”

This work highlights the importance of the gut-brain axis….”

Related :

  1. Meet the ‘psychobiome’: the gut bacteria that may alter how you think, feel, and act

 

 

Load of Sh*te

Coronaviruses wafting through a Chinese apartment building’s plumbing may have infected some residents, according to a new study…..”

“Although fecal transmission of a pathogen is tricky to confirm—and proving that a virus spreads via building waste pipes is even more difficult….”

“A number of studies have reported finding RNA from SARS-CoV-2 in fecal samples from COVID-19 patients.”

“Some studies have also found abundant coronavirus RNA in hospital bathrooms….”

“Amoy Gardens, a Hong Kong housing complex with multiple apartment towers, saw 321 residents catch SARS in 2003; 42 of them died.

“Researchers traced the outbreak to a single visitor with SARS who had severe diarrhea.”

Could COVID-19 have spread through plumbing in New York City high-rises?

“There’s no reason it couldn’t happen…..”

If [you] can smell the drain odor in your bathroom, do something.”


Cultocracy note :

The moral of this story is if you live in a tower block then you are more than likely and quite probably fu**ed…..


Related :

  1. SARS-CoV-2 Traces Detected in Barcelona Waste Water From March 2019
  2. Coronavirus traces found in March 2019 sewage sample, Spanish study shows
  3. SARS-CoV-2 detected in Barcelona water study from March 2019

 

 

Smart Shopping to Avoid Gender Bender Chemicals

Consumers who read labels and do their best to buy products without harmful chemicals aren’t wasting their time — new research suggests smart shopping pays in the form of reduced exposure.”

“In a new study, published Wednesday in the International Journal of Hygiene and Environmental Health, researchers surveyed consumers to find people who avoid products with specific endocrine disruptors.”

“When scientists measured chemicals in their bodies, they found significantly lower levels of those same endocrine disruptors.”

“Some chemicals are called endocrine disruptors because they interfere with the body’s hormone production system. “

“Exposure to endocrine disruptors has been linked with reproductive disorders, thyroid disease, asthma and cancers. “

“Despite the health risks endocrine disruptors pose, the chemicals remain common in personal care and household products.”

“Shoppers who avoided parabens, triclosan, BPA and fragrances were twice as likely as other shoppers to be in the group with lowest body burden for all 10 common endocrine disruptors.”

“While researchers said their findings suggest smart shopping can pay dividends, scientists found consumers weren’t always able to avoid exposure. “

“Many shoppers who reported trying to avoid parabens had high levels of parabens in their bodies.”

Further reading :

  1. 19 Natural Cleaning Tips (+ Easy Recipes)
  2. 35 DIY Natural Cleaning Recipes for EVERYTHING
  3. Killer Whales , Monsanto , PCB’s
  4. Study Links Triclosan to Colonic Inflammation , Cancer
  5. Toxic Food & Household Products
  6. Polymer Nano Fibres Found Globally in Drinking Water

Cultocracy note :

A vicious circle for some…..

You use products which contain gender bending chemicals , you then start to use more cleaning chemicals in your womanly attempt to keep everything clean , you then use makeup with more gender bender chems…..

You then enter politics and become a Westminster MP……


 

 


 

 

$cientific $cammer of the Month


Cultocracy note :

The ongoing race for a ‘COVID vaccine’ is still a long way from the finish line .

Of course , any specific US based vaccine or treatment would require presidential approval first .

I estimate that the current total amount of funding poured into finding a COVID vaccine to be $865,785,8765,977 billion .


Operation Warp $peed

“Last week, on 25 September, the leaders of Operation Warp Speed—the Trump administration program that has committed $10 billion to this vision—flew in from Washington, D.C., for a tour. “

“This was one several recent visits to trial sites and vaccine manufacturing plants by Slaoui and his Warp Speed co-leader, Gen. Gustave Perna.”

“The four-star general had on his camouflaged Army uniform and combat boots, but Slaoui, who formerly headed the vaccine division of GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), wore casual slacks, an open-collared shirt, and penny loafers without socks.”

“The nationwide efficacy trial, which compares a COVID-19 vaccine made by Moderna with a placebo, struggled at first to enroll Black and Latino participants…..”

“Margaret Powers-Fletcher, co–principal investigator at the UC vaccine site, noted that many misunderstandings circle around the Moderna vaccine.”

“…..The vaccine contains messenger RNA (mRNA), which codes for the surface protein of the virus that causes COVID-19.”

“A few weeks ago, an international trial of a COVID-19 vaccine candidate made by AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford was put on hold after a serious side effect occurred in a recipient.”

“They feel the government has never cared about us before, so now they’re just trying to rush through a vaccine to kill us. “

“So that’s been difficult. There are a lot of doubts in the community.”

“There is widespread concern that politics might influence the issuance of a vaccine…..”


Cultocracy note :

This kind of news makes me very angry , in fact i’m fuming….

An absolute disgrace and travesty…….

“….wearing penny loafers without socks…..”

What was the man thinking of ?


Related :

  1. Moderna, Regeneron COVID-19 Candidates Show Early Positive Data
  2. Regeneron: Trump’s Experimental COVID-19 Treatment
  3. U.S. Raises to $2.5B toward Its “Warp Speed” Bet on Moderna’s COVID-19 Vaccine
  4. Elon Musk Calls Bill Gates a ‘Knucklehead’ After Vaccine Criticism As Billionaire Clash Continues
  5. WHO unveils global plan to fairly distribute COVID-19 vaccine, but challenges await

In the Club :

  1. Sanofi, GSK Pursue COVID-19 Vaccine Trials with $2.1B from “Warp Speed”

Not in the Club :

  1. BARDA Balks at “Warp Speed” Funding for Oragenics COVID-19 Vaccine

Cultocracy also not in the club note :

Damn…..I just submitted my own COVID vaccine funding proposal (at “Warp Speed”) to BARDA , for the paltry sum of $800 billion……

My own experimental vaccine is called Crispy CoV47 .

Preliminary results look very promising indeed….

It consists Of Cheese and Onion crisps sprinkled over Vino (CoV) , 47 = The Cost of the bottle of wine .

£4.70 that is…..

Not £47.00…….

At least not until my next vaccine proposal is accepted……

Although I may have to scale back the scope of the funding required for my UK vaccine submission .


 

 

Disgraced Researchers Cash In

“When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wields its ultimate penalty, disqualification, against clinical researchers who it determines have violated the law, falsified data, or committed grave errors or misconduct, they can no longer run human trials in the United States. “

But that doesn’t always sever their financially rewarding relationships with big pharma.”

“In 2008, FDA filed a public notice that it had disqualified Texas urologist James Vestal after its inspectors discovered egregious problems in clinical trials he had led of an experimental hormonal treatment for advanced prostate cancer.”

“The agency said Vestal admitted to fabricating medical exams, faking signatures, enrolling ineligible patients, and other actions…..”

“Yet a Science examination of corporate compensation disclosures from the federal Open Payments database showed that from 2013 to 2019, 27 drugmakers—including heavyweights Bayer, the Johnson & Johnson subsidiary Janssen, and Sanofi—paid Vestal about $422,000, including $340,000 for consulting and teaching.”

“In 2005, FDA disqualified Philadelphia dermatologist Harold Farber pleaded guilty to “knowingly and willfully” making a “false, fictitious, or fraudulent statement or representation” to the sponsor of a clinical trial.”

“From 2013 to 2019 alone, Open Payments data show, he took in about $665,000 from 45 medical research companies—including Actavis, Allergan, Bayer, and Genentech—for consulting and teaching.”

“The most favorable sort of interpretation is that the companies’ internal vetting process is deeply broken….”

“The more pessimistic interpretation is that they turned a blind eye because the investigators were not disqualified for something that hurts the companies’ bottom lines.”

Related :

  1. Johnson & Johnson To Pay Over 100 Million To Settle 1000 Baby Powder Cancer Suits
  2. Johnson & Johnson told to pay $2.1 billion over cancer-causing talc powder

 



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Nanotechnology News – August 2020


Cultocracy note :

There is resistance to the ‘New Utopia’ envisioned by our glorious leaders .

But then again , there always is .

Historically speaking , what types of types of people have sought total control of the masses .

Where has it always led ?

This time around they think they have thought of everything .

But then again , so did the others .


Welcome to The Machine

“Such a surrender to reductionist narratives cuts across all classes and income brackets. Neither the most educated nor the least uneducated retain any special advantage in the face of powerful consensus-shaping propaganda.”

“Radio and television and their constant enabler, popular “science” – operate today as their own religions, reliant for their success upon the devotion of the masses. “

“As McLuhan told us, the experience of electronic media is always more powerful than the specific messaging it contains.”

“It is in such a state of debilitating surrender that we are divided one subset “targeted” demographic against another; all herded into a wicked mental trap with one side thinking one thing, while the other side thinks something else – such that half of us hate the other and the other half hate the other right back.”

“That is why a growing number of people have given up on the media’s crudely fictional depiction of reality, and are instead trying to figure out how to thrive and to reconnect energetically with others – and with truths that can only exist OUTSIDE the reach of the propaganda ‘spectacle.””

“The new technocratic-fascism is here to mine the population for all the bio-capital commodification it can.”

“The “A.I. control grids” are all active and expanding. “

“The technocratic agendas are now fully ready for prime-time.”

 

 


 

 

Genetics


Cultocracy note :

I wonder if there exists a ‘tool box’ of RNA knockout gene targets ?

A whole new dimension to behavioral modification .

I also wonder if there are people out there who have already been ‘silenced’ ?

Without a doubt .


It’s a Kockout

“Now, researchers at the Stowers Institute for Medical Research in Kansas City, Missouri, and the Andalusian Center of Developmental Biology at Pablo de Olavide University in Seville, Spain, have harnessed the technology to target gene messages (messenger RNA) involved in early vertebrate development.”

“By disrupting gene messages (RNA) instead of the underlying genes (DNA), researchers can study genes that might previously have been difficult or impossible to manipulate because they were essential to life or involved in a critical stage of biological development.”

“The exciting thing about this study is not just what we found, but what we can do….”

“Before development even begins, egg must first meet sperm. The resulting embryo carries half the genes from the mother and half from the father. In addition to its genome, the embryo has components such as RNA and proteins provided by the mother.”

“The aptly-named RNA interference method, which has been a mainstay in studies of gene function, does not work in zebrafish, or other fish or frogs. “

“Other methods using synthetic strips of genetic code known as morpholinos or antisense oligonucleotides have sometimes been associated with toxicity and off-target effects.”

“The CRISPR-Cas13 system depends on two ingredients – a short RNA sequence known as a “guide” RNA, and an enzyme called Cas13 (part of the Cas, or CRISPR-associated, family of proteins) that cuts any RNA messages in the cell that could line up and bind to that guide sequence.”

“They found that the Cas13 proteins were either inefficient or toxic to the developing zebrafish, except for one protein, called RfxCas13d.”

“They then examined whether targeting RNA with CRISPR-RfxCas13d in zebrafish embryos could recreate the same defects as altering the organism’s underlying DNA. For example, when they targeted the RNA of the tbxta gene, which is necessary for growing a tail, the zebrafish embryos were tailless.”

“The researchers went on to show that the CRISPR system could efficiently target a variety of RNAs, both those provided by the mother as well as those produced by the embryo, decreasing RNA levels by an average of 76%.”

“The CRISPR-RfxCas13d system is an efficient, specific and inexpensive method that can be used in animal embryos in a comprehensive manner….”

Related :

  1. Survival of the fit-ish
  2. Jan Smith , ‘Morgellons’ , Chromosome 1 q42 – It’s a Knockout

Further reading :

  1. Morpholino (Wikipedia)
  2. Gene knockdown (Wikipedia)
  3. Effective targeted gene ‘knockdown’ in zebrafish
  4. Gene Silencing with Morpholinos (Video)
  5. Controlling morpholino experiments: don’t stop making antisense
  6. NUMB (gene)
  7. The Ascidian Numb Gene Involves in the Formation of Neural Tissues
  8. Notch signaling: control of cell communication and cell fate

More Stowers research :

  1. Potential biochemical mechanism underlying long-term memories identified
  2. How the historically misunderstood amyloid helps to store memories
  3. Stowers Institute for Medical Research

 

 

 


Cultocracy note :

Heh..Heh….

A puff piece from the GM propaganda overlords…..

Reminds me of sweetening the medicine for kids…..


GMO COVID vaccine?

“A lesser-known approach to produce antigens and vaccines on a large scale is the use of plants as biofactories.”

“The plants are genetically modified to produce, for example, virus-like-particles (VLPs), which generate an immunizing and protective response in humans.”

“At the beginning of 2020, 97 experimental vaccines had been obtained with this methodology, including plant-grown antigens for HIV, polio, hepatitis B, rabies, HPV, cholera and tuberculosis, among other pathogens.”

“The only similar work that can be found in the bibliography is the development of a tomato with SARS-CoV antigens……”

“Regulatory and biosafety obstacles, rather than technical and experimental constraints, could delay the arrival of edible vaccines to our tables and hospitals, especially in the countries most in need.”

“Given the current contingency situation for the COVID-19 we are experiencing, it will undoubtedly make us rethink the legislation of the GMOs that apply not only in Mexico but in Latin America…..”

“Perhaps this race against time and the urgency of finding a viable vaccine for COVID-19 will enable GM plants to save millions of lives and clear their reputations, unfairly stained and demonized by fear and disinformation, once and for all.”


Cultocracy Corona Capitalization (TM) note :

An age old and yet tried and tested ‘buy one and get one free offer’ , combined with a simple case of countering fear with an even greater fear .

Fear of COVID-19 trumps fear of GM foods , therefore what better way to introduce GM to the market .

All marketed in a soft , fluffy , furry package of trauma based goodness and joy .

Although the panel suggests that in underestimating the overestimate (save millions of lives) the overlords have underestimated the public overestimation of COVID .

The figure should more appropriately have been ‘billions of lives’ , if not indeed the entire planet .

In conclusion , a wily and yet highly speculative effort , possibly the ‘first salvo’ in a wider ongoing propaganda campaign .

A Corona Capitalization (TM) score of 2 out of 10 .


 

 

“Biohackers” TV series stored on DNA

“The first episode of the newly released series “Biohackers” was stored in the form of synthetic DNA. “

“First, I should mention that what we’re talking about artificially generated – in other words, synthetic – DNA.”

“The first episode of Biohackers consists of a sequence of around 600 million zeros and ones. To code the sequence 01 01 11 00 in DNA, for example, we decide which number combinations will correspond to which letters. For example: 00 is A, 01 is C, 10 is G and 11 is T. Our example then produces the DNA sequence CCTA. “

Using this principle of DNA data storage, we have stored the first episode of the series on DNA. “

“In the case of the TV series, we stored “only” 100 megabytes on a picogram – or a billionth of a gram of DNA.”

“Theoretically, however, it would be possible to store up to 200 exabytes on one gram of DNA.”

“By comparison: If you never turned on your PC or wrote data to the hard disk it contains, the data would disappear after a couple of years. By contrast, DNA can remain stable for many thousands of years if it is packed right.”

“Entire libraries, all movies, photos, music and knowledge of every kind – provided it can be represented in the form of data – could be stored on DNA and would thus be available to humanity for eternity.”

 

 


 

 

Quantum Computing & Communications

Argonne to lead National Quantum Center

“Today the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) announced the creation of five new Quantum Information Science Research Centers led by DOE National Laboratories across the country. “

“One of the national centers, Q-NEXT, is led by DOE’s Argonne National Laboratory.”

Q-NEXT brings together nearly 100 world-class researchers from three national laboratories, 10 universities and 10 leading U.S. technology companies with the single goal of developing the science and technology to control and distribute quantum information.”

“The world is on the cusp of a technological revolution.”

“…..we will develop instrumentation to explore and control the quantum properties of matter and translate these discoveries into technologies that benefit society….”

Q-NEXT will focus on three core quantum technologies : “

Communication for the transmission of quantum information across long distances including quantum repeaters, enabling the establishment of ​“unhackable” networks for information transfer

Sensors that achieve unprecedented sensitivities with transformational applications in physics, materials and life sciences”

“Processing and utilizing ​“test beds” both for quantum simulators and future full-stack universal quantum computers with applications in quantum simulations, cryptanalysis and logistics optimization”

 

 

Ultraviolet Communication

“Army researchers developed an analysis framework that enables the rigorous study of the detectability of ultraviolet communication systems….”

“In particular, ultraviolet communication has unique propagation characteristics that not only allow for a novel non-line-of-sight optical link, but also imply that the transmissions may be harder for an adversary to detect.”

“While many techniques have been proposed to decrease the detectability of conventional radio-frequency, or RF, communications, the increased atmospheric absorption of deep-ultraviolet wavelengths implies that ultraviolet communication, or UVC, has a natural low-probability-of-detection, or LPD, characteristic….”

“Prior modeling and experimental research has demonstrated that UVC signals attenuate dramatically at long distance, leading to the hypothesis that UVC has a fundamental LPD property.”

Related :

  1. Using air to amplify light

 

 


 

 

Artificial Intelligence – AI


Cultocracy note :

A bumper month for AI .

Research fields may help to indicate in which direction AI is heading and how it may eventually be utilized in the real world .

Or even how it is already utilized in the real world .

Contravention of the official narrative is now the new criminality .

“Intervention” is the new buzzword .

Control is always the keyword .


Minority Report

“Starting a new life is difficult for criminals transitioning from prison back to regular society. To help those individuals, Purdue University Polytechnic Institute researchers are using artificial intelligence to uncover risky behaviors which could then help identify when early intervention opportunities could be beneficial. “

Artificial intelligence will give researchers a window into the parolee’s daily life through bracelets that collect health information, including stress and heart rate.”

Smart phones carried by each person also will collect information, ranging from where they are at any given time to the photos they may take.”

“Rogers said the information will be used to identify risky behaviors, stressful situations and other behavioral and physiological factors correlated with those individuals at risk of returning to their criminal behavior.”

Related :

  1. A British AI Tool to Predict Violent Crime Is Too Flawed to Use
  2. Biometric Data Collection & AI – Pre-Crime ? Profiteering ? Or Prediction ?
  3. AI Recreates Images From Human Brain EEG

 

 

Another Minority Report

Psychiatrists, including me, often talk about symptoms and behaviors with patients and their teachers, friends and parents. We only meet patients in the hospital or clinic, not out in their daily lives. We have to make medical conclusions using subjective, secondhand information

“Other researchers have designed machine learning algorithms to distinguish between those with a mental health condition and nonpatients who volunteer as “controls” for such experiments.”

“A multidisciplinary team of medical and machine learning experts trained their computer algorithm using MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) brain scans…..”

 

 

Even More Minority Reports

“Now, an artificial intelligence (AI) algorithm developed by researchers at the College of Information Sciences and Technology at Penn State could help predict susceptibility to substance use disorder among young homeless individuals….”

“Unfortunately, most previous attempts at proactive prevention have been ad-hoc in their implementation.”

“In that project, the research team built the model using a dataset collected from approximately 1,400 homeless youth….”

“The researchers then identified environmental, psychological and behavioral factors associated with substance use disorder among them….”

“So if a policy planner or interventionist were to develop programs that aim to reduce the prevalence of substance abuse disorder, this could provide useful guidelines.”

 

 

US Boosts AI Funding

“A budget proposal from the White House would boost funding for AI by around 30 percent as the US aims to retain its technological supremacy.”

“Russian president Vladimir Putin famously said back in 2017 that the nation which leads in AI “will become the ruler of the world”.”

China, the third global superpower, has also embarked on a major national AI strategy.”

The UK, unable to match the levels of funding allocated to AI research as the likes of the US and China, is taking a different approach.”

“Growing cooperation between the UK and US in a number of technological endeavours could help to harness the strengths of both nations if similarly applied to AI, helping to maintain the countries’ leaderships in the field.”


Cultocracy note :

“The UK….is taking a different approach”

Actually the age old same approach .

Hanging on to the coat tails and cash cows of the US MIC .

Whilst simultaneously stirring the pot and creating imaginary new ‘threats’ to ‘Western dominance’ .


Related :

 

 

The Second Coming

“In these days of trials and tribulations many have turned to religion. But what religion is left for those who have averted their gaze from the fables of old to the shiny metal toys of today?

“This A.I. learned human language from reading the bible and nothing else……”

“More specifically, the A.I. is an Boltzmannian natural-language processing model that tries to replicate the style of the King James Bible….

“I told the A.I. to write about 3 different topics: ‘The Plague’, ‘Caesar’ & ‘The End of Days’.”

“Whether or not God created Man or Man created God might be a topic of eternal debate. But what surely cannot be debated is Man’s creation of A.I. Jesus. “

“Perhaps many thousands of years from now people and robots alike will pour over these texts as they do holy books today.”


Cultocracy notes :

Note# 1) “………people and robots alike will pour over these texts as they do holy books today”

I very much doubt it .

Note# 2) Hmmmmmm………..

I wonder what the best text source for training a Boltzmann NLP model could be ?

The MSM ?

Facebook ?

Maybe even WordPress ???


Related :

  1. GeorgeDavila / AI_Jesus
  2. How NLP Works? A Simple to Understand Guide
  3. What is a Boltzmann Machine?
  4. Ultimate Beginners Guide To Badass Boltzmann Machines

 

 

Bot or Not ?

GPT-3, created by research lab OpenAI, is provoking chills across Silicon Valley.”

“Have we just witnessed a quantum leap in artificial intelligence? When WIRED prompted GPT-3 with questions about why it has so entranced the tech community, this was one of its responses:

““I spoke with a very special person whose name is not relevant at this time, and what they told me was that my framework was perfect. If I remember correctly, they said it was like releasing a tiger into the world.””

“The response encapsulated two of the system’s most notable features: GPT-3 can generate impressively fluid text, but it is often unmoored from reality.”

“But GPT-3 often spews contradictions or nonsense, because its statistical word-stringing is not guided by any intent or a coherent understanding of reality.”

“As GPT-3 has taken off among the technorati, even its creators are urging caution. “The GPT-3 hype is way too much,” Sam Altman, OpenAI’s CEO, tweeted Sunday. “It still has serious weaknesses and sometimes makes very silly mistakes.””


Cultocracy note :

…….“The GPT-3 hype is way too much,”

…….“It still has serious weaknesses and sometimes makes very silly mistakes.”

Hmmmm……

Has GPT-3 been responsible for the entire MSM COVID narrative ?


Related :

  1. GPT-3, Bloviator: OpenAI’s language generator has no idea what it’s talking about
  2. Microsoft lays off journalists to replace them with AI
  3. The Guardian Published an Editorial Written Entirely by AI: “I know that I will not be able to avoid destroying humankind.”
  4. ‘I Have No Desire To Wipe Out Humans’: Robot Writes Article All On Its Own

 

 


 

 

5G & IoT


Cultocracy note :

Have you seen ’em yet ?

Poppin up all over the place .

A bit like someone pickin’ your pocket whilst you are looking the other way .

A very convenient COVID indeed .


DARPA Launches Project CHARIOT

DARPA announces a new type of cryptography to protect the Big Tech firm profits from the dawn of quantum computers and allow backdoor access into 3 trillion internet-connected devices.”

DARPA’s newest program seeks to create an encryption technology standard across the breadth and scope of the Internet of Things (IoT). “

“The Cryptography for Hyper-scale Architectures in aa Robust Internet Of Things or Project CHARIOT “will prototype low-cost, low-footprint, post-quantum cryptographic techniques with minimal energy use for devices in an IoT” on the 5G network, according to the Pentagon’s boutique agency’s SBO.”

“The projected worth of the global IoT market in 2026 has been calculated at roughly $1.3 Trillion and is expected to flood the world with 3 trillion devices in the next ten years.”

“An encryption standard across IoT devices becomes pivotal for the full spectrum dominance of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) space sought by the U.S., which is currently threatened by China’s rising technological star. “

“These considerations are left out of DARPA’s project brief, which instead presents a different kind of threat: Quantum computers.”


Cultocracy note :

I think you can safely assume that every scrap of data from every IoT ‘smart gadget’ is bagged and tagged for ‘future use’ .

Or indeed present use .

Imagine the multitude of scenarios that you could model and unleash with total data control .

It could make COVID look like a walk in the park .

Now…..

All we need is the Chinese onboard………..

They’re close…….Very close……


 

 

5G Propaganda and Disinfo

5G is the latest mobile technology. It brings greater speed, capacity and functionality to mobile services, opening up new opportunities for consumers, businesses and public services.”

“However, some people have raised concerns that the introduction of 5G could affect people’s health and have even linked it to the coronavirus pandemic. “

5G is re-using spectrum that has previously been used to deliver services such as TV broadcasting, wireless broadband and other types of transmissions that have been in the environment for many years.”

“All frequencies that are currently and will in future be used for 5G fall within the part of the electromagnetic spectrum that includes radiation which is classed as ‘non-ionising’. “

“This means that these radio waves do not carry enough energy to directly damage cells.”

“Health experts have studied the effects of radio waves on health for many years.”

“In the UK, Public Health England (PHE) takes the lead on public health matters associated with electromagnetic fields, or radio waves”

PHE endorses the international guidelines for limiting exposure to radio waves, published by the International Commission for Non-Ionising Radiation Protection (ICNIRP).”

“In relation to 5G, PHE have said that “the overall exposure is expected to remain low relative to guidelines and, as such, there should be no consequences for public health”.”

” Ofcom has measured radio wave emission levels at 5G sites in 10 UK towns and cities and, in all cases, the levels recorded are a small fraction of those in the ICNIRP guidelines.”

“Higher frequency bands that could be used for 5G include the 26 GHz, 40 GHz and 66 GHz frequency bands (as illustrated in Figure A above). The term millimetre wave or mmWave is often used to describe these higher frequencies. “

“The use of these frequencies is not new – they have been used for many years for other radio services, including point-to-point links, satellite earth stations and radio astronomy. “

“New advanced ‘massive MIMO’ (multiple input, multiple output) and ‘beamforming’ antenna technology mean that antennas used in mobile networks will be able to direct signals only to where they are needed

“Recently, conspiracy theories have been shared online that claim 5G mobile is connected to the spread of the coronavirus. This is wrong. There is no scientific basis or credible evidence for these claims.”


Cultocracy quiz interlude :

Quiz question No. 1 :

Does any single person believe a single word that UK Gov says ?

a) Yes – They are honest and dependable .
b) No – They are corrupt and incompetent .

Answers on a postcard please .


Cultocracy notes :

1) “Public Health England (PHE) takes the lead on public health matters”

Say no more…….

2) “they have been used for many years for other radio services, including point-to-point links”

Does not instill me with any confidence……..

3) “antennas used in mobile networks will be able to direct signals only to where they are needed – for example, directly to your mobile handset”

Now I’m starting to get a little worried……..


Related (ICNIRP) :

  1. EU Parliament Members Expose 5G Safety Authority Being Influenced by Telecom Industry
  2. ICNIRP – investigative files, articles, papers, documentaries
  3. SERIOUS FLAWS IN THE WHO’S AND ICNIRP’S CLAIMS ON 5G AND RF WIRELESS RADIATION (PDF)
  4. ICNIRP’s neutrality is a lie
  5. CONFLICT OF INTEREST BETWEEN THE WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION AND THE INTERNATIONAL COMMISSION NON-IONIZING RADIATION (PDF)
  6. The International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection: Conflicts of interest , corporate capture and the push for 5G (PDF)
  7. A History of the International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
  8. ICNIRP Note: Critical Evaluation of Two Radiofrequency Electromagnetic Field Animal Carcinogenicity Studies Published in 2018
  9. Search term “millimeter wave health effects”

Cultocracy note :

ICNIRP recently slipped in ‘updated’ guidelines for EMF during the corona chaos .

This alone should ring alarm bells .

A very convenient coronavirus .


Further reading :

  1. Absorption of Millimeter Waves by Human Beings and Its Biological Implications (PDF)
  2. Millimeter wave induced reversible externalization of phosphatidylserine molecules in cells exposed in vitro
  3. Cell Phone Radiation is Associated with DNA Damage in Peer-Reviewed Analysis of NTP Study
  4. Scientists End 13 Year Debate Proving Non-ionizing RF Microwave Effect Causes Cell Phone Radiation DNA Damage
  5. We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe
  6. Millimeter-wave interactions with the human body: State of knowledge and recent advances
  7. Beyond 2020 Heterogeneous Wireless Network with Millimeter-Wave Small-Cell Access and Backhauling (PDF)
  8. Wireless at 60 GHz Has Unique Oxygen Absorption Properties

 

 

Smart Speaker Snitches

Requests are rising from law enforcement for information on the devices, which can include internet queries, food orders, and overheard conversations.”

“Earlier this month, Amazon said it had received more than 3,000 requests from police for user data in the first half of this year, and complied almost 2,000 times.”

Amazon doesn’t provide granular data on what police are seeking, but Douglas Orr, head of the criminal justice department at the University of North Georgia, says police now look for smart home data as routinely as data from smartphones. Data on a smartphone often points officers towards other devices, which they then probe as the investigation continues.”

Google’s Nest unit reported increasing police demands for data from its smart speakers through 2018. Google then stopped reporting Nest data separately, including such requests in its broader corporate transparency report, which shows increased requests for Google user data.”

I just don’t see this going away…..”

I think this is going to be more and more prolific as time goes on.”

Related :

  1. NSA Data Mining: How It Works
  2. PRISM: Here’s how the NSA wiretapped the Internet
  3. Report Says NSA Taps Directly Into Servers of Major Tech Firms
  4. Edward Snowden says Facebook, Amazon and Google engage in ‘abuse’
  5. NSA’s Google for the World’s Private Communications

 

 

5G Cloud AI

“A research team is building the foundations of a wireless system that takes advantage of superfast fifth-generation (5G) wireless communications to outsource a mobile robots’ artificial intelligence (AI) functions to the edge cloud — the server in the cloud closest to the robot.”

Shifting AI capabilities from the robot to a remote server offers tantalizing operational benefits, such as allowing robots to perceive the environment, perform complex operations, and make decisions autonomously, all without incurring major energy and weight costs from onboard computational and power-generation equipment.”

“The ultimate goal is to help the development of light-weight, autonomous, cloud-connected robotics…..”


Cultocracy note :

This approach will underpin the future of ‘smart cities’ and the IoT .

A potential goldmine for those that control the cloud AI .


 

 

5G Just Got Weird

Release 16 is where things are getting weird for 5G. While earlier releases focused on the core of 5G as a generation of cellular service, Release 16 lays the groundwork for new services that have never been addressed by cellular before.”

“One of the flashiest things in Release 16 is V2X, short for “vehicle to everything.” In other words, using 5G for cars to communicate with each other and everything else around them.”

“Sidelinks will allow 5G-connected vehicles to communicate directly with one another, rather than going through a cell-tower intermediary.”

Release 16 also includes information on location services. In past generations of cellular, three cell towers were required to triangulate where a phone was by measuring the round-trip distance of a signal from each tower.”

“But 5G networks will be able to use the round-trip time from a single tower to locate a device. That’s because massive MIMO and beamforming allow 5G towers to send precise signals directly to devices, and so the network can measure the direction and angle of a beam, along with its distance from the tower, to locate it.”

“The last area to touch on is Release 16’s details on unlicensed spectrum.”

“….just like Wi-Fi, the networks could use that spectrum without having to go through the rigorous process of licensing a frequency band which may or may not be available.”

Release 17 includes a work item on extended reality—the catchall term for augmented reality and virtual reality technologies.”

Release 17 also includes a study item to explore the possibility of using frequencies in the 52-to-71-GHz range, far higher than anything used in cellular today.”

“And when Release 17 is published, it’s certain to make 5G even weirder still.”


Cultocracy 60 GHz note :

“52-to-71-GHz range”

What a coincidence…..

Can’t wait for release 21 .


 

 


 

 

Implants

Neuralink Brain Implant

“With a device surgically implanted into the skull of a pig named Gertrude, Elon Musk demonstrated his startup Neuralink’s technology to build a digital link between brains and computers. “

“A wireless link from the Neuralink computing device showed the pig’s brain activity as it snuffled around a pen on stage Friday night.”

“Musk also showed a second-generation implant that’s more compact and fits into a small cavity hollowed out of the skull. Tiny electrode “threads” penetrate the outer surface of the brain, detecting an electrical impulse from nerve cells that shows the brain is at work. In line with Neuralink’s longer-term plans, the threads are designed to communicate back, with computer-generated signals of their own.”

“It’s like a Fitbit in your skull with tiny wires….”

“It communicates with brain cells with 1,024 thin electrodes that penetrate the outer layer of the brain. Then there’s a Bluetooth link to an outside computing device….”

“But Musk’s vision is far more radical, including ideas like “conceptual telepathy,” where two people can communicate electronically by thinking at each other instead of writing or speaking.”

“Musk envisions people using Neuralink to connect to their own digital AI incarnations so

“the future is controlled by the combined will of the people of Earth,”

“In the future you will be able to save and replay memories….”

“He’s aware some people are going to see trouble in Neuralink, too.”

“Neuralink’s in-skull chip gets it by charging wirelessly through the skin, Musk said.”

“Neuralink’s success will hinge on convincing us to install chips in our brains…..”

“There’s a segment of people who are enthusiastic about invasive BMI, including members of the Transhumanist movement….”

Related :

  1. Elon Musk Announces Neuralink Advance Toward Syncing Our Brains With AI

 

 

Nervous Excitement

“A tiny, thin-film electrode with a 3D-printed housing has been implanted in the peripheral nervous system of songbirds, where it successfully recorded electrical impulses that drive vocalizations.”

“His research team developed the device, called a nanoclip, that is about the diameter of a human hair. “

“The nanoclip can decode and modulate electrical signals traveling in the peripheral nervous system…..”

“In addition to achieving stable, high signal-to-noise ratio recordings of nerve signals during vocalizations in adult male zebra finches, the device allowed researchers to precisely control the output of the nerve.”

“They were able to evoke distinct vocalizations for different spatial patterns of activation on six electrical contacts within the nanoclip.”

“….the 3D-fabricated nanoclip can be implanted by just pushing it onto the nerve. This ease of implant may allow for keyhole or other minimally invasive surgery.

“While there are research groups now testing nerve therapies in humans, including Galvani Bioelectronics, a division of GlaxoSmithKline that partially funded this research, the study’s co-authors wrote in their conclusion that “the basic science of nerve signaling in relation to physiological function must be expanded.”

 

 


 

 

Brain Computer Interface – BCI

Merger or Takeover ?

“Although true “cyborgs” — part human, part robotic beings — are science fiction, researchers are taking steps toward integrating electronics with the body.”

“But connecting electronics directly to human tissues in the body is a huge challenge.”

“Now, a team is reporting new coatings for components that could help them more easily fit into this environment.”

“We got the idea for this project because we were trying to interface rigid, inorganic microelectrodes with the brain…”

“Traditional microelectronic materials, such as silicon, gold, stainless steel and iridium, cause scarring when implanted.”

“We started looking at organic electronic materials like conjugated polymers…..”

“The polymer, known as poly(3,4-ethylenedioxythiophene) or PEDOT, dramatically improved the performance of medical implants…..”

“Other functionalized polymers have neurotransmitters on them, and these films could help sense or treat brain or nervous system disorders.”

“Martin says these biological-synthetic hybrid materials might someday be useful in merging artificial intelligence with the human brain.”

 

 


 

 

Robotics

Cyborg Crickets

“….researchers showed how they were able to hijack a locust’s olfactory system to both detect and discriminate between different explosive scents — all within a few hundred milliseconds of exposure.”

“They were also able to optimize a previously developed biorobotic sensing system that could detect the locusts’ firing neurons and convey that information in a way that told researchers about the smells the locusts were sensing.”

“Previous work in Raman’s lab led to the discovery that the locust olfactory system could be decoded as an ‘or-of-ands’ logical operation. “

“….we could clearly see the neurons responded differently to TNT and DNT, as well as these other explosive chemical vapors.”

“….the team came up with a new surgical procedure to attach electrodes that didn’t hinder the locusts’ movement.”

“Now we can implant the electrodes, seal the locust and transport them to mobile environments.”

“This is not that different from in the old days, when coal miners used canaries,”

“It’s a similar approach — using a biological organism — this is just a bit more sophisticated.”

“This research was supported by Office of Naval Research grants”

Not related :

  1. Cuban Diplomat Attacks – It’s Just Not Cricket

 

 

Robo Doc

“During the current coronavirus pandemic, one of the riskiest parts of a health care worker’s job is assessing people who have symptoms of Covid-19. “

“Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital hope to reduce that risk by using robots to remotely measure patients’ vital signs.”

“The robots, which are controlled by a handheld device, can also carry a tablet that allows doctors to ask patients about their symptoms without being in the same room.”

“They are now making plans to test it in patients with Covid-19 symptoms.”

“Using four cameras mounted on a dog-like robot developed by Boston Dynamics, the researchers have shown that they can measure skin temperature, breathing rate, pulse rate, and blood oxygen saturation in healthy patients, from a distance of 2 meters.”

“The researchers mounted four different cameras onto the robot — an infrared camera plus three monochrome cameras that filter different wavelengths of light.”

“The researchers developed algorithms that allow them to use the infrared camera to measure both elevated skin temperature and breathing rate.”

“Measurements from the infrared camera can also be used to calculate the patient’s breathing rate.”


Cultocracy Corona Capitalization (TM) note :

A simple case of adapting existing technology to an existing market via a potentially emerging paradigm .

Although the initial financial outlay may deter many mass health care providers .

The Cultocracy team of experts also suggest that any ‘Robo Quacks’ may be hacked and compromised with ‘malevolent malware’ .

Possibly leading to a premature and potentially “catastrophic” early hospital discharge or even worse .

This could in turn collapse the entire niche market .

Although at least there would be a presence in any hospital during any future ‘pandemic’ .

Or even during any ‘second wave’ .

Or should that be third wave ?

Or maybe even the seventh wave ?

A Corona Capitalization (TM) score of 4 out of 10 from the Cultocracy panel of experts .


 

 

Deep Sea Mining Bots

“A battle is brewing over the fate of the deep ocean.”

Mining companies have proposed scraping and vacuuming the dark expanse to provide supplies for metal-intensive technologies. “

Marine scientists and environmentalists oppose such plans, warning of huge and potentially permanent damage to fragile ecosystems.”

“How deep seas will be mined, and where, is ultimately up to the International Seabed Authority (ISA), a group of 168 member countries. “

“In October, the intergovernmental body is expected to adopt a sweeping set of technical and environmental standards, known as the Mining Code, that could pave the way for private companies to access large tracts of seafloor. “

Mining proponents say such techniques are better for people and the environment than dangerous, exploitative land-based mining practices. “

“Yet ocean experts warn that stirring up sediment and displacing organisms that live on nodules could destroy deep sea habitats that took millions of years to develop. “

 

 


 

 

Remote Sensing & Stimulation

“The launch of a new U.S. spy satellite on a massive Delta IV Heavy rocket was delayed at least a week after a last-minute abort prevented an attempted liftoff early Saturday (Aug. 29). “

“The launch of a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy carrying the NROL-44 mission for the National Reconnaissance Office was scrubbed today due to an unexpected condition during terminal count at approximately three seconds before liftoff….”

“The NROL-44 satellite on the Delta IV Heavy is a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which oversees U.S. spy satellite operations.

“Its exact purpose and design are unknown.”

“Saturday’s launch abort is the second launch delay for the NROL-44 mission.”

Related :

  1. History of the US high-altitude SIGINT system
  2. SpaceX wins Pentagon rocket contract to send spy satellites into orbit
  3. SpaceX plans new attempt at 10th Starlink launch
  4. Supra Et Ultra

 

 

 

Three Ways to Hack a Printed Circuit Board

“In 2018, an article in Bloomberg ­Businessweek made the stupendous assertion that Chinese spy services had created back doors to servers built for Amazon, Apple, and others by inserting millimeter-size chips into circuit boards. “

“This claim has been roundly and specifically refuted by the companies involved and by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”

Hardware hacks might need the inclusion of an extra, surreptitious component. “

“In that case, a spot on the board with many small components is the place to hide it.

“Modern passive components can be mere millimeters in size and invisible to the unassisted eye.

“First, the extra component can be added in production. This is difficult because it requires altering the supply chain to add the component to the procurement process, programming the pick-and-place machine to place the part, and attaching a reel of parts to the machine. “

“In other words, it would require the cooperation of several bad actors, a conspiracy that might indicate the work of a corporation or a state.”

“As you can see, modern motherboards, with their thousands of sometimes mote-size components, are quite vulnerable to subversion.”


Cultocracy translation note :

“This claim has been roundly and specifically refuted by the companies involved and by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.”

= Therefore it must be true .


 

 


 

 

Neuroscience

The Perils of Obedience

“Many examples in the history of Mankind show that when people obey the orders from an authority, they are able to perform highly immoral acts towards others

“Humans, as other mammals, have the capacity to feel what others feel, namely, they have empathy.”

“…..we share what others feel, at least in part, because we map their pain onto our own pain system….

“The most widespread explanation for this phenomenon has been related to mirror neurons, which were initially shown to fire both when monkeys execute and observe an action….”

“We therefore hypothesize that if ‘simply’ obeying the orders of an authority allows humans to perform atrocities towards other humans, it could do so by reducing the inner empathic response towards the inflicted pain….”

“In the present paradigm, one out of two volunteers (the ‘agent’) was placed in the MRI scanner and was free to decide (abbreviated as ‘Free condition’) or received a coerced instruction (‘Coerced condition’) to deliver a real, mildly painful shock to the ‘victim’ for a small monetary gain to the agent…..”

“We tested the hypothesis that obeying the orders received from an authority would reduce the vicarious brain activation when witnessing the pain that one had delivered to a ‘victim’ compared to a free condition.” “MRI results confirmed this hypothesis….”

“Participants also reported a reduced feeling of responsibility in the coerced condition……”

Milgram’s famous experiments have shown widespread willingness to obey authority, even to the point of inflicting harm to an innocent volunteer ….”

“Here, we have shown that when people accept to comply with the orders of an authority, the neural response associated with the perception of pain felt by another individual is reduced in comparison with being free to choose which action to perform.”

“We also show that participants’ negative feelings and neural guilt signatures were reduced when they comply with orders.”

“These results highlight how obeying an order relaxes our aversion against harming others, despite still being the author of the action that led to the pain.”


Cultocracy note :

The above is something that the controllers of societies are acutely aware of .

Sums up all that is wrong with the modern world for me…..


Related :

  1. The Perils of Obedience

 

 


 

 

Synthetic Biology

Remote Controlled Cells

“The research team mimicked the structure of vesicles, an organelle within a cell, and synthesized a magnetic-catalyst-combined nanoreactor with iron-oxide nanoparticles and palladium catalysts inside a hollow silica nanoshell.”

“When MAG-NER encounters an alternating magnetic field, iron-oxide nanoparticles inside cause magnetic field-induced heat and activate only the palladium catalyst without raising the exterior temperature.”

“The research team succeeded in implementing the catalytic reaction with high efficiency, which transforms non-fluorescent reactants into fluorescent products through implanting MAG-NER into living cells then applying alternating magnetic fields. “

“The research team also confirmed that the catalyst of MAG-NER can remain active for long periods of time without being contaminated by biomolecules in cells and does not affect the cells’ survival.”

“Using MAG-NER, it is anticipated that diagnosis and treatment methods, that can artificially remote control the cell’s functions, can be developed as artificial molecules can be synthesized or chemical reactions can be induced within cells using magnetic fields that are harmless to the body.”

 

 


 

 

Environment

Pesticide Free Farming Reaps Rewards

Pesticide-free pest control strategies paid serious economic dividends throughout the Asia-Pacific region in the last century, yielding annual benefits between $14.6 to $19.5 billion across 23 countries.”

“For the study, scientists examined biological efforts for 43 exotic invertebrate pests across the Asia-Pacific. “

“The surveyed control efforts were overwhelmingly successful, resulting in between 73 and 100 percent yield loss reductions across a range of crops, including banana, breadfruit, cassava and coconut.”

“Our research is the first to gauge the financial benefit of using biological control to fight crop pests in the Asia-Pacific region and demonstrates how these ecologically-based approaches promoted rural growth and prosperity in marginal, poorly-endowed, non-rice environments…..”

“According to the new study, biological control agents are not only healthier for the environment, avoiding many of the ecological damages associated with heavy pesticide use, they’re also cheap. “

 

 


 

 

Health & Medical

UGA Issues COVID Sexual Guidance To Students

University of Georgia students are being asked to mask up in more ways than one when they return to campus and start having sex like rabbits.”

“If you thought it was awkward asking your buddy for a rubber at the bar, imagine asking for a rubber and to borrow his mask because you lost yours at Seth’s kegger. “

“UGA is also highly suggesting that masturbation is the key to combating the ‘rona on campus. “

“Practice solo sex,” UGA says. “

Wash your hands with warm water for 20 seconds after that sexual activity.”

Rubbers and masks. Masks and rubbers.”

“Suit up like the UGA season depends on it.”


Cultocracy note :

Aaahhhhh….

So that’s why none of the UK’s conservative MP’s have contracted the ‘rona’ .

Except for BoJo of course .

Of course…..


 

 

Don’t be a Chicken…..

Reduced brain size compared to wild conspecifics is a common trait in domesticated animals……

“According to the mosaic evolution hypothesis, changes in brain size can happen through selection on individual regions of the brain as a response to selection on specific behaviours….”

“By contrast, the concerted evolution hypothesis suggests that changes in brain size primarily happen in a concerted fashion on the entire brain….”

“In the present paper, we report alterations in brain size and composition and the outcome of behaviour tests performed on red junglefowl selected across 10 generations for high or low fear of humans, as a way to mimic the early phases of chicken domestication.”

“Chicks often respond strongly to a sudden harmless light flash, and this was used to design a fear habituation (FH) test.”

“…..low-fear birds tended to have a larger cerebrum.”

“Furthermore, the percentage of the brain consisting of the brainstem region was smaller in the low-fear birds.”

“We hypothesized based on previous findings on changes in brain size of adult birds in our selection lines that there may have been some side effects on memory or learning.”

“….supporting the assumption that selection for tameness also affects cognitive processes….”

“In conclusion, we found that proportion of brain weight relative to total body weight, and proportion of brainstem region size relative to total brain size, both decreased as correlated responses to selection for increased tameness in red junglefowl.”

Related :

  1. What is meant by “mosaic evolution” and other matters
  2. The Evolution of Brain Size: Mosaic & Concerted Evolution
  3. How Evolution Designed Your Fear
  4. Epigenetics – Shaping Humanity
  5. Living in a Landscape of Fear: How Predators Impact an Ecosystem

Further reading

  1. The Neuroscience of Recalling Old Memories
  2. The Neuroscience of Forming New Memories

Not related (I think) :

  1. The Mosaic Theory, National Security, and the Freedom of Information Act (PDF)

 

 

SARS-CoV-2 Infects Brain

“…..neurological symptoms including headache, anosmia, ageusia, confusion, seizure, and encephalopathy have also been frequently reported in COVID-19 patients.”

“Importantly, a recent study in Germany demonstrated that SARS-CoV-2 RNA could be detected in brain biopsies in 36.4% (8/22) of fatal COVID-19 cases

“These findings unambiguously demonstrated that SARS-CoV-2 can productively infect brain organoids with release of viral particles….”

“Importantly, SARS-CoV-2 infection in 3D human brain organoids was localized to TUJ1- and NESTIN-positive cells, suggesting SARS-CoV-2 could directly target cortical neurons and NPCs.”

“Importantly, the Zika virus that re-emerged in 2015 is also well recognized to target neural progenitor cells in the human brain, leading to microcephaly and severe developmental defects in the fetus and other neurological anomalies in adults.”

“The chronic or long-term consequence of SARS-CoV-2 infection in the CNS should be closely monitored.”

 

 


 

 

$cientific $cammer of the month


Cultocracy note :

At the top of the greasy pole , where almost every single person is compromised and cotrolled , the motto is always :

“If you’re gonna scam , then scam big , very big…”



Cultocracy highly irregular note :

I appear to have had my very own corona credentials revoked , before they were even issued .

At least in the virtual world .

I am now unable to access any official gov.uk website .

Highly irregular indeed……….


Mass testing could create ‘freedom pass’

Mass testing could see people given a “freedom pass” to go about life as normal, safe in the knowledge they are not infectious with Covid-19, the Prime Minister has said.”

“Expanding on plans for so-called Operation Moonshot, Boris Johnson said that millions of people could be tested every day so they could “behave in a way that was exactly as in the world before Covid”.”

Workplaces, could be opened up to all those who test negative in the morning to behave in a way that was exactly as in the world before Covid.”

Theatres and sports venues could test all audience members and let in those with a negative result, the Prime Minster said at a Downing Street briefing.”

“Trials with audience members are to be run in indoor and outdoor venues in Salford from next month, he said, with a hope to go nationwide.”

“A briefing memo sent to the first ministers and Cabinet secretaries in Scotland, seen by The BMJ, says that the UK-wide Moonshot programme is expected to “cost over £100bn to deliver”.”

Related :

Not related (I think) :

 

 

Space agency also “confident” in November 2021 launch date—sort of

“In a fairly anodyne update on NASA’s “Artemis” blog published Wednesday, the space agency’s new chief of human spaceflight laid out progress made on key hardware programs.”

“Already within my short time on the job, NASA is checking-off key milestones and marching swiftly toward Artemis I

“That mission, the first uncrewed flight test of our powerful Space Launch System rocket and Orion spacecraft, is just a little more than a year away from launch.”

“The new development cost for SLS rocket is $9.1 billion, she said, and its budget for the initial ground systems to support the mission is now $2.4 billion.”

Left unsaid: This represents a 33-percent increase for the rocket since 2017, when a “re-plan” of program estimated development costs for the rocket, including a single test flight, would be $7.17 billion. “

NASA has received more than $20 billion from Congress since 2011 for SLS development and related activities.”

“In her update, Lueders said she was “confident” that a November 2021 launch date for the rocket is achievable.”

However, she cited a few caveats to this.”

“For one, she said, “It is still too early to predict the full impact of COVID-19.”


Cultocracy Corona Capitalization note :

An interesting reverse capitalization methodology in which any delay or disruption to existing time scales and funding can simply be “blamed on the ‘rona” .

No doubt leading to another large scale “replan” .

Again…..

A simple case of predictive programming .

No doubt this strategy will be adopted across a broad tranche of taxpayer funded institutions in the future .

A cultocracy Corona Capitalization score of 7 out of 10 from the Cultocracy panel of experts .


Cultocracy translation note :

“…..too early to predict the full impact of COVID-19”

= Give us another $10 billion……

“replan”

= Give us yet another $10 billion……


 

 

Massive Health Research Fraud in Brazil

Guilherme Franco Netto, a prominent public health scientist in Brazil, was sound asleep in his Rio de Janeiro apartment when his daughter woke him early on 6 August. She looked alarmed. Three federal police officers were at the door.”

“Soon, Franco Netto found himself behind bars, under suspicion of aiding a scheme to defraud the government by manipulating the award of a funding contract for a public health research project.”

“This judicial process will make it clear that I have done nothing wrong,” he says. “I will be worthy of everyone’s trust and appreciation.”

The charges against Franco Netto have their origins in a major ongoing corruption investigation, called Operation Car Wash, that began in 2014. “

“It has revealed evidence of corruption at the highest levels of several Latin American governments, and resulted in the successful prosecutions of presidents, ministers, legislators, and other prominent figures.”

“According to statements provided by Brasil and Giorno, that arrangement later led to other kickback schemes, including one involving Franco Netto….”

“Now, as Franco Netto awaits trial, he is riding a wave of support. Backers have called attention to his reputation as a world-class public health researcher, noting he helped created Brazil’s unified health care system, which is one of the largest in the world.”

“Many of his colleagues are watching the case with trepidation.”


Cultocracy note :

“….ongoing corruption investigation, called Operation Car Wash”

In the UK we have a similar ongoing (since 1792) investigation into high level corruption .

It is called ‘Operation White Wash’ .

To date , not a single person has been arrested .


Related :

  1. Pan American Health Organization
  2. Pan American Health Organization in intensive care

 

 

‘Plant’ Biologist

COVID-19 and Brexit Offer New $cam Opportunities

“On 29 June, Ottoline Leyser (OL), a plant biologist from the University of Cambridge, started her new role as chief executive of the United Kingdom’s main research funding agency, UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)

ScienceInsider interviewed Leyser (OL) about her first weeks on the job and her plans for U.K. research funding and culture.”

The U.K. government has big plans for science, recently announcing plans for new infrastructure, immigration support, and an expanded budget.

“In its budget announcement in March, the U.K. government promised to more than double its annual research funding allocation, reaching £22 billion by 2025.”

How much of an increase will UKRI see, and how will it distribute it?”

OL : “The short answer to that is we don’t know yet”

“As part of the budget increase, the government has announced plans to create a high-risk, high-reward funding agency modeled on the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) In the United States, with an initial budget of £800 million. Who is currently working on setting it up?”

OL : “There is a huge amount of conversation around ARPA. The emphasis is on experimental funding models, and I’m quite excited about that.”

“UKRI recently announced funding for six research projects to investigate the disproportionate death rate from COVID-19 among people from Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds. How do you respond to the criticism that none of the principal investigators for these projects were Black?

OL : That’s a really long-term goal that is very much part of this broader diversity agenda that I think is an absolute priority.

In February, UKRI announced that it would establish its new national research integrity committee by summer this year. Has the committee been formed?

OL : “They’ll look at the system and say, “That’s not somewhere I want to work.”


Cultocracy note :

“Experimental funding models”

A Freudian slip……..

Oh dear…….


 

 


Cultocacy final note :

In these fearful times of plague and pestilence it is important to ponder and reflect on humanity itself and inquire introspectively for the answers .

I personally find paean poesy extremely calming and indeed uplifting .

I therefore ask you to sit back and peruse philosophically on another versification from my very own quill .


Cultocracy Poetry Corner :

Guards , Guards – Another Ode to Puppets

BoJo , oh BoJo , oh no , Bozo , BoJo

Some say you have lost your mojo
You are now looking like a hobo , with a blonde afro
Have you succumbed to the fear and hypo , of becoming John Doe
Perhaps you need some bromo
Or maybe a slice of gateux , with a glass of bordeux
Or maybe an espresso , or even an ice cream of pistachio

BoJo , oh no , oh no

In school you say masks are a no-no , then blame the algo
Then suddenly you kowtow , now they are a go-go
You tell us not to furlough
Even though , jobs are now no-no
Those simple unwashed peasants are only after compo
Now you fandango , with those incognito , like judo , they overthrow

BoJo , oh no , oh no

Did you receicve another phono
From your bro in orange chromo
You say the red team leader is a provo
Many now say you are just a moro(n)
Others think you just don’t know
Your fat arse from your elbow
BoJo , bozo , oh-no , just go
You are now simply , a Piping Crow



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Nanotechnology News – July 2020


 


Cultocracy note :

The battle for your mind has only just begun .

Anybody who now denies the existence of conspiracies and hidden agendas is already lost .


The Battle for Your Mind

“Politicians, Priests, and psychiatrists often face the same problem: how to find the most rapid and permanent means of changing a man’s belief…”

“The problem of the doctor and his nervously ill patient, and that of the religious leader who sets out to gain and hold new converts, has now become the problem of whole groups of nations, who wish not only to confirm certain political beliefs within their boundaries, but to proselytize the outside world.”

William Sargant “Battle of the Mind”



Nanotechnology News – July 2020



Genetics


Cultocracy note :

I can’t help but think that the very convenient COVID will in the future be made the scapegoat for a wide variety of non COVID related ailments .

The signs are there .

Although I also suspect that there is also a silent and sinister underbelly to SARS-CoV-2 .

In more ways than one .


Stinking to High Heaven

“Here we identify cell types in the olfactory epithelium and olfactory bulb that express SARS-CoV-2 cell entry molecules.”

“Bulk sequencing demonstrated that mouse, non-human primate and human olfactory mucosa expresses two key genes involved in CoV-2 entry, ACE2 and TMPRSS2. “

“The researchers found that two specific cell types in the olfactory epithelium expressed ACE2 at similar levels to what has been observed in cells of the lower respiratory tract, the most common targets of SARS-CoV-2……”

“These included sustentacular cells, which wrap around sensory neurons and are thought to provide structural and metabolic support,”

“It has recently been demonstrated through single cell RNA sequencing analysis (referred to herein as scSeq) that cells from the human upper Airway — including nasal RE goblet and ciliated cells —express high levels of ACE2 and TMPRSS2, suggesting that these RE cell types may serve as a viral reservoir during CoV-2 infection.”

“The nasal epithelium is divided into a respiratory epithelium (RE) and olfactory epithelium (OE), whose functions and cell types differ.”

“Here we show that subsets of OE sustentacular cells, HBCs, and Bowman’s gland cells in both mouse and human samples express the CoV-2 receptor ACE2 and the spike protein pro-tease TMPRSS2. “

“…..in the olfactory epithelial cells, Ace2 expression was observed in the Bowman’s gland, olfactory HBCs, dorsal sustentacular cells.”

“Human OE sustentacular cells express these genes at levels comparable to those observed in lung cells. “

Related :

  1. Mood, anxiety and olfactory dysfunction in COVID ‐19: evidence of central nervous system involvement?
  2. Hearing deterioration reported by discharged COVID-19 patients
  3. Hearing Loss: An Odd Covid-19 Symptom We Overlooked
  4. Organ of Corti (Wikipedia)
  5. The ACE2 expression in Sertoli cells and germ cells may cause male reproductive disorder after SARS‐CoV‐2 infection
  6. Sertoli cell

Also related :

  1. Sustentacular cell (Wikipedia)
  2. Regeneration and rewiring of rodent olfactory sensory neurons
  3. Regulated Reprogramming in the Regeneration of Sensory Receptor Cells
  4. Ionic conductances in sustentacular cells of the mouse olfactory epithelium
  5. Calcium store-mediated signaling in sustentacular cells of the mouse olfactory epithelium
  6. Ion Channels and Oxygen Sensing in the Carotid Body
  7. Calcium-dependent chloride channel
  8. Calcium-activated chloride channels clamp odor-evoked spike activity in olfactory receptor neurons
  9. ANO2 is the cilial calcium-activated chloride channel that may mediate olfactory amplification (PDF)
  10. Requirement of calcium-activated chloride channels in the activation of mouse vomeronasal neurons

Further related :

  1. Jagged1 is Essential for Radial Glial Maintenance in the Cortical Proliferative Zone
  2. What Are Glial Cells and What Do They Do?
  3. Radial glial cell (Wikipedia)
  4. Notch1 maintains dormancy of olfactory horizontal basal cells, a reserve neural stem cell
  5. Notch2 is required for maintaining sustentacular cell function in the adult mouse main olfactory epithelium
  6. Notch: From Neural Development to Neurological Disorders
  7. Essential Roles of Notch Signaling in Maintenance of Neural Stem Cells in Developing and Adult Brains

Further reading :

  1. Brain stimulation with ultrasound may enhance cognitive function
  2. Ultrasonic Neuromodulation via Astrocytic TRPA1
  3. Ultrasound Neuromodulation: Mechanisms and the Potential of Multimodal Stimulation for Neuronal Function Assessment

Not related (I think) :

 


Cultocracy note :

What really goes on in the Batcaves ?


 

Real Life Batman – Coming Soon

“For the first time, the raw genetic material that codes for bats’ unique adaptations and superpowers such as the ability to fly, to use sound to move effortlessly in complete darkness, to survive and tolerate deadly diseases, to resist ageing and cancer – has been fully revealed.”

Bat1K (Bat1K.com), a global consortium of scientists dedicated to sequencing the genomes of every one of the 1421 living bat species, has generated and analyzed six highly accurate bat genomes that are ten times more complete than any bat genome published to date, in order to uncover bats’ unique traits. “

“Our genome scans revealed changes in hearing genes that may contribute to echolocation, which bats use to hunt and navigate in complete darkness.”

“Furthermore, we found expansions of anti-viral genes, unique selection on immune genes, and loss of genes involved in inflammation in bats. These changes may contribute to bats’ exceptional immunity and points to their tolerance of coronaviruses…..”

“The exquisite genomes revealed “fossilised viruses”, evidence of surviving past viral infections, and showed that bat genomes contained a higher diversity than other species providing a genomic record of historical tolerance to viral infection. “

“In the future we can use these genomes to understand how regulatory regions and epigenomics contributed to the extraordinary adaptations we see in bats.”

 

 


 

 

Quantum Computing & Communications

Quantum Music

“Dr Alexis Kirke, Senior Research Fellow in the Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research at the University of Plymouth (UK), has for the first time shown that a human musician can communicate directly with a quantum computer via teleportation.”

“The world is racing to build the first practical and powerful quantum computers, and whoever succeeds first will have a scientific and military advantage because of the extreme computing power of these machines.”

Quantum teleportation is the ability to instantaneously transmit quantum information over vast distances, with scientists having previously used it to send information from Earth to an orbiting satellite over 870 miles away.”

“In the current study an IBM quantum computer executes a methodology called Grover’s Algorithm.”

“A well-known early computer music tune was the IBM 704 singing Daisy Bell in 1961.”

“Quantum mechanics (QM) can model groups of subatomic particles as a single object called a state vector.”

“These properties of QM lead to fascinating possibilities in communications. In particular – it is possible to generate a pair of particles that are represented by a single state vector. Then taking these particles and separating them by say 100 miles without observing their states creates a quantum link between the person with one of the particles, and the person with the other.”

“In this paper, one focus will be on the feasibility of teleporting superposed musical data in a quantum system between agents.”

“The result was that when played the theme from Game of Thrones on the piano, the computer — a 14-qubit machine housed at IBM in Melbourne — rapidly generated accompanying music that was transmitted back in response.”

Related :

  1. Grover’s algorithm
  2. Oracle machine
  3. Superdense coding
  4. Donuts, math, and superdense teleportation of quantum information

Not related (I think) :

  1. Classic Sesame Street – Grover in the Dark (YouTube)

 

 

Probing New Dimensions

“A new device that relies on flowing clouds of ultracold atoms promises potential tests of the intersection between the weirdness of the quantum world and the familiarity of the macroscopic world we experience every day. “

“The atomtronic Superconducting QUantum Interference Device (SQUID) is also potentially useful for ultrasensitive rotation measurements and as a component in quantum computers.”

“In a conventional SQUID, the quantum interference in electron currents can be used to make one of the most sensitive magnetic field detectors….”

“…..said Changhyun Ryu, a physicist with the Material Physics and Applications Quantum group at Los Alamos National Laboratory.”

“We use neutral atoms rather than charged electrons. Instead of responding to magnetic fields, the atomtronic version of a SQUID is sensitive to mechanical rotation.”

“Although small, at only about ten millionths of a meter across, the atomtronic SQUID is thousands of times larger than the molecules and atoms that are typically governed by the laws of quantum mechanics.”

“As the first prototype atomtronic SQUID, the device has a long way to go before it can lead to new guidance systems or insights into the connection between the quantum and classical worlds. “

“The researchers expect that scaling the device up to produce larger diameter atomtronic SQUIDs could open the door to practical applications and new quantum mechanical insights.”

Further reading :

  1. Los Alamos National Laboratory (Wikipedia)
  2. Simulating quantum ‘time travel’ disproves butterfly effect in quantum realm
  3. National lab details $13B in building plans over next decade
  4. An evolving nuclear agenda spurs plutonium pit production at LANL
  5. Radioisotope thermoelectric generator (Wikipedia)
  6. Megapower
  7. The Unexpected Space Center: Los Alamos National Laboratory
  8. Plutonium-238 to help power Perseverance on Mars
  9. Plutonium Shortage Could Cripple NASA’s Deep Space Exploration

 

 


 

 

Artificial Intelligence – AI

AI Hunts Down Drone Operators

“Drones are great. They allow us to take a look from a different perspective without ever leaving the ground. However, in some cases even the cheap amateur drones can be rather dangerous. For example, when they fly right into the protected airspace above some buildings and airports.”

“Scientists at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have figured out a way how to locate the pilots of these potentially malicious drones.”

“……some drone operators may even have some seriously evil ideas, which have to be shut down as quickly as possible. “

Computer analyzes the path of the drones and predicts, where the operator would be. These predictions, obviously, are never completely accurate, but people are people and people are easy to predict. “

RF techniques are used, but they require sensors around the flight area.”

“Scientists tested their new approach with using deep neural network predictions and reached the accuracy of 78 %, which is nothing short of impressive.”

Related :

  1. Israel’s Gabriella Blum Helped Wite the Laws of Drone Warfare
  2. How Israel became a leader in drone technology
  3. 9 Israeli drone startups that are soaring to success
  4. Israelis: Soleimani Intercept Sparked Drone Strike; US Reinforces Region
  5. Secret Israeli Report Reveals Armed Drone Killed Four Boys Playing on Gaza Beach in 2014
  6. Israel drone strikes are a threat to Middle East

Further related :

  1. NASA Systems Available to Upgrade Your Drone’s Abilities

 

 

AI Hates Peasants but Loves Bill Gates

“The UK has said that students in England and Wales will no longer receive exam results based on a controversial algorithm after accusations that the system was biased against students from poorer backgrounds….”

“Worse still, data suggests that fee-paying private schools (also known as “independent schools”) disproportionately benefited from the algorithm used.”

“….the UK’s Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual) relied primarily on two pieces of information to calculate grades: the ranking of students within a school and their school’s historical performance.”

“The system was designed to generate what are, on a national level, broadly similar results to previous years.”

Protesters chanted ‘Fuck the algorithm’ outside the country’s Department for Education .”


Cultocracy note :

Oh dear…..

I might have known ‘GI Gav‘ was behind this…..

The establishment rigging the system in their favour ?!?!!

Never…….

Anyway…..

I wouldn’t worry about exam grades too much…….

Because there are no jobs left…..

Anybody fancy a bite of BBQ rat ?


Related :

  1. The A level result algorithm is proof that the government thinks we’re all just cogs in a machine

 

 


 

 

5G & IoT


Cultocracy note :

Is 5G already obsolete ?

Well , not quite .

Functional quantum networks need to operate in tandem with more traditional communications systems .

The following article describes perfectly how overlapping agencies combine to pool resources in the pursuance of technological supremacy .

It goes without saying that agencies such as the DOE and the NIH will have a totally different set of requirements , policies and ethics to that of the DoD and the NSA .

I think .

One ring to rule them all .


Quantum Internet

“Today, many scientific experts recognize that building and scaling quantum-protected and enhanced communication networks are among the most important technological frontiers of the 21st century.”

“In February 2020, the U.S Department of Energy (DOE)’s Office of Advanced Scientific Computing Research hosted the Quantum Internet Blueprint workshop to define a potential roadmap toward building the first nationwide quantum Internet.”

“In April 2019, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Brookhaven National Laboratory, Stony Brook University (SBU), and DOE’s Energy Sciences Network (ESnet) achieved long-distance entanglement over 18 km using unique portable quantum entanglement sources and an existing DOE ESnet communications……”

“One aspect that sets this work apart is the entanglement sources are portable and can be easily mounted in standard data center computer server racks that are connected to regular fiber distribution panels. “

“……. it can be inferred from classical networks that to create wide-area, operational quantum networks, more capable devices with additional functionality are needed.”

“The National Science and Technology Council Subcommittee on Quantum Information Science recommended pursuing the following quantum networking technologies…..”

Quantum-limited detectors, ultra-low loss optical channels, space-to-ground connections, and classical networking and cybersecurity protocols.”

Transducers for quantum sources and signals from optical and telecommunications (telecom) regimes to quantum computer-relevant domains, including microwaves.”

Long-range entanglement distribution (terrestrial and space-based) using quantum repeaters…..”

“When fully deployed, the quantum Internet will connect any two points (eventually on the planet) via quantum com-munications through a system of national quantum networks.”

“To implement this quantum communication infrastructure and actualize it into a full-fledged prototype of a quantum Internet, coordination and cooperation among federal agencies are paramount. “

“…….those with key mission needs in this space, including DOE, NSF, National Institute for Standards and Technology, Department of Defense, National Security Agency, National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Institutes of Health….”

 

 

Alexa Upgrade

“Now Carlone and his students have developed a representation of spatial perception for robots that is modeled after the way humans perceive and navigate the world. “

“The new model, which they call 3D Dynamic Scene Graphs, enables a robot to quickly generate a 3D map of its surroundings that also includes objects and their semantic labels (a chair versus a table, for instance), as well as people, rooms, walls, and other structures that the robot is likely seeing in its environment. “

“This compressed representation of the environment is useful because it allows our robot to quickly make decisions and plan its path….”

“Carlone and Rosinol’s new model of spatial perception is the first to generate a 3D map of the environment in real-time, while also labeling objects, people (which are dynamic, contrary to objects), and structures within that 3D map. “

“The key component of the team’s new model is Kimera, an open-source library…..”

Kimera works by taking in streams of images from a robot’s camera, as well as inertial measurements from onboard sensors, to estimate the trajectory of the robot or camera and to reconstruct the scene as a 3D mesh, all in real-time.”

“…..we are making the leap toward a new era of robotic perception called spatial-AI, which is just in its infancy but has great potential in robotics and large-scale virtual and augmented reality.”

“This research was funded, in part, by the Army Research Laboratory, the Office of Naval Research, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory”

 

 

Full Speed Ahead

“Moving more goods by water could reduce pressure on roads and cut emissions, yet Europe’s shipping industry is held back by labour shortages. Automated shipping – which would work in a similar way to self-driving cars – could help expand capacity but safety and regulatory hurdles remain.”

“The technology that will make these boats autonomous is composed of three main parts.

‘First you have the vessel control systems,’ said McFarlane.

‘Second there is digital connectivity from vessel to shore.

And finally you have the shore-based systems.’”

“It’s similar to self-driving cars in terms of scanning surroundings and detecting obstacles using AI-based computer vision systems.”

“McFarlane says there are several reasons to automate shipping. One is to increase the attractiveness of water-based transport, where labour can often be a significant proportion of operating costs.

“Another is to reduce road traffic and cut emissions.”

“A study of the social impact is also a part of AUTOSHIP. McFarlane notes that there might be job losses for workers in inland shipping, and even for truck drivers.”


Cultocracy note :

“McFarlane notes that there might be job losses for workers”

Not to worry , they could always turn to piracy .

Inevitable really….


 

 

IoT Terrorist Army

Evil armies of internet-connected EV chargers, ovens, hot-water heaters, air-conditioners, and other high-wattage appliances could be hijacked to slightly manipulate energy demand, potentially driving price swings and creating financial damage to deregulated energy markets, warns a new report scheduled to be presented Aug. 5 at the Black Hat USA 2020 conference.”

“By turning the compromised equipment on or off to artificially increase or decrease power demand, botnets made up of these energy-consuming devices might help an unscrupulous energy supplier or retailer (electric utility) alter prices to create a business advantage……”

“…….If the manipulation stays within a certain range, it would be stealthy and difficult to differentiate from a typical load forecasting error.”

“…..the operation would depend on botnets composed of thousands of appliances that could be controlled centrally by attackers who had taken over their Internet of Things (IoT) controllers.”

“The attack, dubbed “IoT Skimmer,” would be made possible by the deregulation of energy markets, which has created a system to efficiently supply electrical power.”

“The researchers assume that such botnets already exist, and that attackers could simply rent their use on the dark web. More than 20 million smart thermostats already exist in the North American market, and they are connected to at least one high-wattage device – a heating and air-conditioning system that could be controlled by attackers on an intermittent basis.”

“The primary factor that makes this attack possible is the detailed online data sharing of electricity market information, which is usually updated every five minutes. “

“This energy demand information is really a data privacy issue, and we need to think long and hard about the balance between transparency and security……”

 

 

Predicting Personality

“Everyone who uses a smartphone unavoidably generates masses of digital data that are accessible to others, and these data provide clues to the user’s personality.”

Psychologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich (LMU) are studying how revealing these clues are.”

“For most people around the world, smartphones have become an integral and indispensable component of their daily lives.”

“The digital data that these devices incessantly collect are a veritable goldmine — not only for the five largest American IT companies, who make use of them for advertising purposes. They are also of considerable interest in other contexts.”

“The answer was clear cut. “Yes, automated analysis of these data does allow us to draw conclusions about the personalities of users, at least for most of the major dimensions of personality…..”

“All the data on personality and smartphone use were then analyzed with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, which were trained to recognize and extract patterns from the behavioral data…..”

“The researchers focused on the five most significant personality dimensions (the Big Five) identified by psychologists….”

“The user, not the machine, must be the primary focus of research in this area. It would be a serious mistake to adopt machine-based methods of learning without serious consideration of their wider implications.”

The potential of these applications — in both research and business — is tremendous.”

Related :


Cultocracy note :

Yes….Sorry smartie pants phone……

I was smashed again last night…….

Just like you……


 

 


 

 

Implants

 

Brain Delivery Platform

For decades, various carrier vehicles, such as viral vectors, exosomes, molecular Trojan horses, and sundry nanoparticle formulations, have been developed to enhance brain delivery…..”

“Here, we demonstrated a simple and effective approach for delivering cargos into the brain using neurotransmitter (NT)–derived synthetic lipids.”

NTs are endogenous chemicals that enable neurotransmission. Notably, some NTs have been demonstrated to cross the BBB . For example, dimethyltryptamine and other tryptamine derivatives have been shown to cross the BBB by active transport across the endothelial plasma membrane .”

“We selected the NTs tryptamine, phenethylamine, and phenylethanolamine as the structural basis of our synthetic lipidoids.”

“Using this brain delivery platform, we successfully delivered several different types of BBB-impermeable cargos, including small-molecular drug (AmB), nucleic acid (Tau-ASOs), and genome-editing protein [(−27)GFP-Cre] into the mouse brain through intravenous injection.”

“Our results showed that these NT1-lipidoid–doped LNPs not only could facilitate the delivery of the cargo across the BBB but also could facilitate efficient intracellular delivery to brain cells for both gene knockdown and gene recombination……”

“In summary, we developed a new, simple, universal, and effective brain delivery system, which may find wide applications in treating CNS diseases or providing a tool to study the brain function.”

Related :

  1. Lipid-based vectors for siRNA delivery
  2. Lipid-like Nanoparticles for Small Interfering RNA Delivery to Endothelial Cells

Cultocracy note :

Injection ?

Brain cells ?

Gene knockdown ?

Do you still want the vaccine ?

Assuming of course that the ‘virus’ itself is not the ‘vaccine’ .


 

 

Mechanical Nerual Stimulation

“In addition to responding to electrical and chemical stimuli, many of the body’s neural cells can also respond to mechanical effects, such as pressure or vibration.”

“…….the new system would be completely contact-free after an initial injection of particles, and could be reactivated at will through an externally applied magnetic field.”

“This mechanical stimulation, which activates entirely different signaling pathways within the neurons themselves, could provide a significant area of study, the researchers say.”

“The team targeted a particular group of neurons within a structure known as the dorsal root ganglion, which forms an interface between the central and peripheral nervous systems, because these cells are particularly sensitive to mechanical forces.”

“The key to the new process was developing minuscule discs with an unusual magnetic property, which can cause them to start fluttering when subjected to a certain kind of varying magnetic field.”

“When these discs are subjected to a very weak varying magnetic field of a few millitesla, with a low frequency of just several hertz, they switch to a state where the internal spins are all aligned in the disc plane. This allows these nanodiscs to act as levers — wiggling up and down with the direction of the field.”

“The researchers found a way to use particles made from hematite, a benign iron oxide, which can form the required disc shapes. The hematite was then converted into magnetite……”

“They first tried out the newly developed nanoparticles and proved, using holographic imaging systems provided by colleagues in Spain, that the particles really did react as expected……”

“This is a very first demonstration that it is possible to use these particles to transduce large forces to membranes of neurons in order to stimulate them.”

“The work was supported by the U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency……..”

Further reading :

  1. Europe Pesticide Ban , Bees & Magnetite Nano Particles

 

 


 

 

Brain Computer Interface – BCI

Musk and Music

Elon Musk‘s mysterious Neuralink startup is working on a brain-computer interface that will allow wearers to stream music directly to their brain, the technology entrepreneur has claimed.”

“Responding to computer scientist Austin Howard, Mr Musk confirmed that Neuralink’s technology would allow people to “listen to music directly from our chips.” “

“He also said that Neuralink “could help control hormone levels and use them to our advantage (enhanced abilities and reasoning, anxiety relief, etc.).””

“Speaking at the 2019 event, Mr Musk said the firm was working on a “sewing machine-like” device that would provide a direct connection between a computer and a chip inserted within the brain.”

“The technology could will first be used to help people suffering from brain diseases like Parkinson’s, but the ultimate aim of Neuralink is to allow humans to compete with advanced artificial intelligence, he said.”

“The process of having the chip fitted will be similar to Lasik laser eye surgery, according to Mr Musk.”

“Earlier this month, Mr Musk hinted that Neuralink’s chip will be able to cure depression and addiction by “retraining” the parts of the brain responsible for these afflictions.”


Just in case you thought Musk was simply a self made billionaire genius and not an MCC (Military Corporate Complex) puppet :


Related :

  1. Amber Heard thought ex Elon Musk gave her bugged Tesla, court docs show
  2. Amber Heard had a threesome with Cara Delevingne and Elon Musk, deposition reveals
  3. Elon Musk: I Never Banged Amber Heard, But I’ll Beat the Sh-t Out of Johnny Depp!
  4. Billionaire Elon Musk Raises $1.9 Billion In New Funding For SpaceX
  5. Elon Musk has tripled his wealth during the pandemic

 

 


 

 

Robotics

Bionic Birds

“The company , Festo , unveiled a video of a stunningly lifelike fleet of robo-birds that glide through the air with guidance from an ultra-sideband radio system. “

“Festo has been an innovator of miniaturized robotic devices for years. They have manufactured robotic seagulls, jellyfish, butterflies and kangaroos.”

“Their latest creation, the BionicSwift, improves upon earlier robotic avian efforts by featuring ultra-lightweight construction using artificial feathers.”

“Each of the five swallows weighs 42 grams. They each are powered by three tiny motors for direction, lift and descent. Their wingspan extends to 26 inches.”

“The birds carry a 6 gram battery and they are guided by GPS sensors located throughout the enclosed flying area. The birds follow a preprogrammed flight path, but if an unexpected factor arises, such as a gust of air, radio communication enables instantaneous flight rerouting.”

 

 


 

 

Remote Sensing & Stimulation

NASA Psyches Them All Out

Psyche, the NASA mission to explore a metal-rock asteroid of the same name, recently passed a crucial milestone that brings it closer to its August 2022 launch date.”

“Mission scientists and engineers worked together to plan the investigations that will determine what makes up the asteroid Psyche, one of the most intriguing targets in the main asteroid belt. “

“Since we can’t examine Earth’s core up-close, exploring the asteroid Psyche (about 140 miles, or 226 kilometers, wide) could give valuable insight into how our own planet and others formed.”

“To that end, the Psyche spacecraft will use a magnetometer to measure the asteroid’s magnetic field. A multispectral imager will capture images of the surface, as well as data about the composition and topography. “

Spectrometers will analyze the neutrons and gamma rays coming from the surface to reveal the elements that make up the asteroid itself.”

“Psyche is set to launch in August 2022, and will fly by Mars for a gravity assist in May 2023 on its way to arrival at the asteroid in early 2026. “

Related :

  1. HAARP , Charged Particles & Lights in the Sky – Part 2
  2. Military & Space Science are Linked
  3. Solar System set for Mining Goldrush
  4. NASA Plan to Divert Asteroid in 2022

 

 

Space Weapon ?

“A Russian satellite that launched to Earth orbit last October has been behaving oddly, raising the possibility that the craft could be some sort of space weapon, a U.S. diplomat warned.”

“Russia has described the satellite in question as a “space apparatus inspector,”

We don’t know for certain what it is, and there is no way to verify it,”

“…..a Russian Air Force official said in February 2017 “that Russia is developing new missiles with the express intent of destroying satellites,” “

“U.S. military officials and high-ranking politicians have repeatedly stressed that the nation’s space dominance is under threat and that the country needs to be ready for a war that extends into the final frontier.”

Russian and Chinese officials have repeatedly denied any malign intent.”


Cultocracy note :

Space weapons…Hah….

Those crazy conspiracy theorists…….

Next they’ll be tellin’ us that they can beam electricity from space…..

Space weapons…….Haaa…hahaha…hahah…ha..ha…..

That’s a good one….ha…hahaha……


Related :

  1. Here Is the Soviet Union’s Secret Space Cannon
  2. Is Russian Mystery Object a Space Weapon?
  3. War in Space May Be Closer Than Ever
  4. SpaceX to Launch X-37B – Satellite Killer
  5. France Wants ASAT ASAP
  6. NASA , ASAT , The Human Condition
  7. Satellites , Kamikazes and Kidnappers
  8. China and Russia developing ‘destructive’ weapons for space conflict, US warns

 

TOMORROW’S WORLD FOR ALL MEN…………..

AND WOMEN ALIKE……………………………


Cultocracy note :

The following is yet another classic case of covert technology being recycled and brought to market .

Before the Chinese do it…….


Wireless Power Transmission

Kiwi start-up EMROD has developed the world’s first long-range, high-power, wireless power transmission as an alternative to existing copper line technology.”

“The Emrod technology works by utilising electromagnetic waves to safely and efficiently transmit energy wirelessly over vast distances.”

“The prototype received some government funding and was designed and built in Auckland in cooperation with Callaghan Innovation. “

“It has received a Royal Society Award nomination, and New Zealand’s second largest electricity distribution company, Powerco, will be the first to test Emrod technology. “

“I wanted to come up with a solution to move all that clean energy around from where it’s abundant to where it’s needed in a cost-effective, eco-friendly way.”

“When Mr Kushnir investigated ways to transmit energy wirelessly over vast distances he was struck by how little has been done in the field. “

“By significantly reducing infrastructure costs, Emrod’s technology has the capacity to support remote communities…..”

“The system we are currently building for Powerco will transmit only a few kilowatts but we can use the exact same technology to transmit 100 times more power over much longer distances.”

“Safety of the prototype is also front of mind for Emrod, who is using a non-ionizing Industrial, Scientific and Medical frequency (ISM) band to transmit power. “


Cultocracy notes :

1) Goodbye bees……

2) “struck by how little has been done in the field”……

= Highly controlled and monitored field of research

3) “Remote communities”……..

A bit like this one , or maybe this one .

4) Hmmmm……..

Callaghan Innovation ???

Rings a bell…..

Aahhhh……Now I remember………


Further reading :

  1. Callaghan Innovation
  2. Rocket Lab
  3. Can high-power microwaves reduce the launch cost of space-bound rockets?
  4. Rocket Lab Reveals Secret Engine and “Kick Stage” for the Electron Rocket
  5. Rocket Lab pinpoints cause of last month’s booster failure

 

 


Cultocracy note :

A far more refined version of the technology described below is used extensively by the Five Eyes syndicate together with their army of sugar daddies , subsidiaries , servants , sock puppets , slaves and sycophants .

Uses include no-touch neural manipulation , disruption operations , intellectual property theft , machine learning , political influence operations , behavioral modification , social engineering , insider trading , narrative control , global racketeering , blackmail , torture , soft kill assassination , regime change operations…etc…etc…etc…


Dream Team

“Scientists have developed an experimental device and protocol for manipulating the content of people’s dreams while they are sleeping, by making them recall specific cues that can trigger targeted dream themes and experiences.”

“While the boundless dream-building of Inception remains the stuff of science fiction for now, the new research shows that the evolving science of dream control is far more than fantasy – and that information processing during sleep is capable of being engineered from the outside.”

“….a wearable electronic device – called Dormio – enables what the researchers term ‘targeted dream incubation’ (TDI), during the fluid first stage of sleep where the sleeper experiences a borderland state of consciousness called hypnagogia.”

Hypnagogia shares many of the fluid, dream-like sensations of REM sleep, but with an important difference: people can still hear and process audio during this in-between state as they transition from being awake to being asleep (and vice versa) – a crucial sensory backdoor than enables targeted dream incubation to work.”

“Much like a similar experimental method called targeted memory reactivation (TMR), which reactivates specific memories that are triggered by a cue delivered during sleep, TDI may have applications as a learning tool that can improve memory consolidation, but it comes with a specific advantage: the Dormio device, worn on the wrist like a sensor-laden glove.”

“When Dormio prompted the participants to think of a tree before and during the ‘borderland’ sleep state, 67 percent of the dream reports collected by the app mentioned references to a tree upon waking from a hypnagogic state.”

“In addition to helping shape people’s dreams, the researchers say their Dormio system and dream incubation protocol could be used for various learning techniques involving sleep-based memory consolidation……”


Cultocracy translation note :

“various learning techniques involving sleep-based memory consolidation”

= Torture and Brainwashing


Related :

  1. A new way to control experimentation with dreams
  2. Incubating Dreams (PDF)
  3. Special Issue on Dream Engineering

Further reading :

  1. Weaponized Dreams – CIA & Mi6
  2. The Dream Team
  3. A Blue Beam Dream

 

 

Quantum Body Scanner

“Propagate light through any kind of medium — be it free space or biological tissue — and light will scatter.”

“Robustness to scattering is a common requirement for communications and for imaging systems.”

“In particular, modes of structured light carrying orbital angular momentum (OAM) have attracted significant attention for applications in biomedical imaging. “

“Superimpose two OAM modes, and you can get a vector vortex beam (VVB)….”

“The coupling between these two degrees of freedom makes VVBs a suitable choice for several applications in the classical regime….”

“Moreover, they find further application in the quantum regime for sensing and metrology , quantum simulation and quantum communication.”

“VVBs are considered suitable and advantageous for quantum applications in medical technology.”

“The new concept is based on unified transmission and detection of photons in a three-dimensional space of orbital angular momentum, entanglement, and hyperspectral characteristics.”

“As explained in their report, the team implemented a flexible platform to generate VVBs and Gaussian beams, and investigated their propagation through a medium that mimics the features of biological tissue.”

Ready, aim, scatter….”

“The team hopes that their comprehensive study will stimulate further investigation into the effects of light-scattering tissue-mimicking media, to advance the quest for innovative biomedical detection technology.”


Cultocracy note :

Hmmm…..

“sensing and metrology , quantum simulation and quantum communication.”

I wonder if you could somehow combine all of the above in one big fat bundle ?


Further reading :

  1. Quantum Illumination & Entanglement

 

 


 

 

Neuroscience

Stimulation for Speech Simulation

“Here, we examined whether sub-perceptual threshold transcutaneous vagus nerve stimulation (tVNS), paired with non-native speech sounds, enhances speech category learning in adults.”

“Recent neuroscience work suggests that it may be possible to overcome limitations in adult plasticity by pairing electrical stimulation of the peripheral nervous system with behaviorally relevant events…..”

“A major advantage for tVNS as a potential neuromodulator of speech category learning is the potential to activate multiple neural systems via afferent connectivity.”

“Vagus nerve stimulation can also enhance memory and attention, which are critical for perceptual learning……”

“Animal and human studies have demonstrated that vagus nerve stimulation can enhance retention and associative memory…….”

“We chose to stimulate below perceptual thresholds….”

“When tVNS was paired with the speech categories that were easier-to-learn, participants performed significantly better than those who did not receive stimulation.”

“These results demonstrate that tVNS can be used to accelerate speech perceptual learning in humans in a highly specific manner.”

“We posit that sub-threshold tVNS engages the ascending brainstem network, as indicated by significant vagal evoked potentials…..”

“A route to VNS-induced changes in learning and memory is via noradrenergic modulation.”

“….temporally precise changes to arousal can enhance the gain of perceptually salient stimuli resulting in greater memory consolidation specifically for these stimuli.”

“These findings provide further evidence that peripheral neuromodulation may be a useful tool for augmenting behavioral and perceptual paradigms.”


Cultocracy translation note :

“augmenting behavioral and perceptual paradigms”

= Torture and Brainwashing


 

 


 

 

Materials


Cultocracy note :

Not all government funded research fuels megalomania and conquest .

Just the vast majority of it .


New Plastic Recycling Method

Thermosets, which include epoxies, polyurethanes, and rubber used for tires, are found in many products that have to be durable and heat-resistant…..”

“MIT chemists have now developed a way to modify thermoset plastics with a chemical linker that makes the materials much easier to break down, but still allows them to retain the mechanical strength that makes them so useful.”

“In a study appearing today in Nature, the researchers showed that they could produce a degradable version of a thermoset plastic called pDCPD, break it down into a powder, and use the powder to create more pDCPD.”

“The researchers believe that this general approach could be applied to other types of thermoset chemistry as well.”

“They believe that this cleavable strand approach could be used to generate many other kinds of degradable materials.”

“The researchers are now hoping to form a company to license and commercialize the technology.”

“The research was funded by the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health.”

 

 

Nanoworld Exposed

“Researchers have used ultra-fast extreme ultraviolet lasers to measure the properties of materials more than 100 times thinner than a human red blood cell. “

“The group’s target, a film just 5 nanometers thick, is the thinnest material that researchers have ever been able to fully probe…”

“He added that when things get small, the normal rules of engineering don’t always apply.”

“The researchers hope that their findings may one day help scientists to better navigate the often unpredictable nanoworld, designing tinier and more efficient computer circuits, semiconductors and other technologies.”

“……..the simple fact that it’s small, it behaves like a different material.”

“To help in that goal, he and his colleagues deployed extreme ultraviolet lasers, or beams of radiation that deliver shorter wavelengths than traditional lasers — wavelengths that are well-matched to the nanoworld.”

 

 


 

 

Graphene

New EM Shielding Material

“As we welcome wireless technology into more areas of life, the additional electronic bustle is making for an electromagnetically noisy neighborhood.”

“Their latest discovery, reported in the journal Science, is of the exceptional shielding ability of a new two-dimensional material that can absorb electromagnetic interference rather than just deflecting back into the fray.”

“The material, called titanium carbonitride, is part of a family of two-dimensional materials, called MXenes, that were first produced at Drexel in 2011.”

Titanium carbonitride’s exceptional trait is that it can block and absorb electromagnetic interference more effectively than any known material, including the metal foils currently used in most electronic devices.”

“This discovery breaks all the barriers that existed in the electromagnetic shielding field. It not only reveals a shielding material that works better than copper, but it also shows an exciting, new physics emerging, as we see discrete two-dimensional materials interact with electromagnetic radiation in a different way than bulk metals…….”

 

 


 

 

Environment

Plant Pot Removes Air Toxins

“In such closed environments, toxins build up, making indoor air as much as 30 times more toxic than the air outside. NASA found that plants can help.”

“A 1989 study published by NASA’s Stennis Space Center in Mississippi noted that plants and associated microorganisms in the soil around them are “nature’s life-support system.” “

“……perhaps the most important finding, and one that surprised researchers, was the fact that the roots and soil did most of the filtering—not the leaves.”

“Building on that research, which NASA published, Hamburg, Germany-based AIRY GreenTech was interested in creating a stand-alone system that relied exclusively on the plant, soil and related microorganisms to do the air filtering.”

“The company claims its system can neutralize nearly 100% of the most dangerous environmental toxins in a room in only 24 hours—though it notes that pollutants continue to evaporate all the while, so the air would never be completely toxin-free.”

“To learn more about other technologies you use in everyday life that originated with NASA, please visit Spinoff.”


Cultocracy note :

Call me cynical , but isn’t everything that comes from NASA a ‘spinoff’ .

Right on time though .

Expect certain policies to be fast tracked in the post COVID-19 world .


Related :

  1. Welcome to NASA Spinoff

Further reading :

  1. Cannabis legalisation will be a likely response to the UK’s upcoming desperation for tax revenue, with concomitant opportunities for investors
  2. UK cannabis firm bought by US-based fund in multimillion pound deal

 

 

Aerponics to replace Hydroponics

“A new study has outlined the potential of soil-free, computer-controlled farms as climate change and soil erosion limit our ability to grow crops. “

Vertical farming is a type of indoor agriculture where crops are cultivated in stacked systems with water, lighting and nutrient sources carefully controlled and supported by artificial intelligence in which machines are taught to manage day-to-day horticultural tasks.”

“With many environmental benefits including better use of space because vertical farms can be sited in urban locations, such as disused tunnels or unsuitable brownfield urban areas, fewer food miles, isolation from pathogens, reduction in soil degradation and nutrient and water recapturing and recycling. “

“However, the systems need extensive farm infrastructure and control technology.”

“Given that 80 per cent of agricultural land worldwide is reported to have moderate or severe erosion, the ability to grow crops in a soil-free system with minimal fertilisers and pesticides is advantageous…..”

“During the current global pandemic vertical farms in Dundee have demonstrated on a small scale how this type of farming can be an important component of a reliable food supply chain……”

Absolutely in no way related :

  1. Growing Marijuana with Aeroponics
  2. Growing Cannabis In An Aeroponic System

 

 

Free Offshore Wind Power

“The latest round of offshore wind farms to be built in the UK could reduce household energy bills by producing electricity very cheaply.”

“Renewable energy projects, including onshore and offshore wind and solar farms, have so far been subsidised by government support schemes. This has led to some to complain that clean energy is pushing up bills.”

“However, the most recently approved offshore wind projects will most likely operate with ‘negative subsidies’ — paying money back to the government. The money will go towards reducing household energy bills as the offshore wind farms start producing power in the mid-2020s.”

“The UK’s September 2019 auction made the headlines as winning companies said they could build new offshore wind farms for around £40 per megawatt hour (MWh) of power. This was a new record set by these wind farms with bids 30 percent lower than just two years earlier.”

“The researchers analysed similar offshore wind auctions held by governments of five European countries. They found that Germany and the Netherlands have seen some zero-subsidy offshore wind farms winning auctions, but that the UK projects are likely to be the world’s first negative-subsidy offshore wind farms.”


Cultocracy correction note :

“The money will go towards reducing household energy bills”

Should read :

“The money will go towards reducing household energy bills in the expensive mansions , compounds and estates of the prime investors and stakeholders”


 

 

Water Purification with Bacteria

“A solar steam generator is a device that uses the abundant energy of the sun to separate pure water from its contaminants by evaporation. “

“To design better solar steam generators, researchers must find ways to improve light absorption, heat management, water transport and evaporation.”

“The researchers made their device with the help of bacteria that produced long cellulose nanofibers….”

“The team added bacteria to the surface of a block of wood and allowed them to ferment. “

“Then, they sprayed an aerosol of glass bubbles –– tiny hollow spheres that provide excellent thermal insulation –– onto the surface.”

“The glass bubbles became embedded in the cellulose nanofibers produced by the bacteria, forming a hydrogel.”

“Finally, the researchers added carbon nanotubes…..”

“The device works by transporting water upward through the wood to the light-absorbing layer, which is heated by the sun. The water evaporates, and the steam is collected and condensed to produce pure water.”

 

 


 

 

Health & Medical

Atmospheric Iron = Heart Attack

“Of potential major concern is the abundant presence of iron-rich air pollution nanoparticles, emitted from a range of industry and traffic-related sources. “

Bioreactive iron can catalyse formation of damaging reactive oxygen species, leading to oxidative stress and cell damage or death.”

“These rounded, electrodense nanoparticles are located within abnormal myocardial mitochondria (e.g. deformed cristae; ruptured membranes).”

“Incursion of myocardial mitochondria by inhaled iron-rich air pollution nanoparticles thus appears associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, and excess formation of reactive oxygen species through the iron-catalyzed Fenton reaction.”

“Given that exposure to air pollution is estimated to cause >3 million premature, CVD-related deaths annually (more than arise from conventional cardiac risk factors such as smoking, obesity or diabetes) it seems essential that health care professionals assess cardiovascular risk from iron-rich air pollution exposure at every life stage, including (and perhaps especially) the pre-natal and childhood phases.”

“Finally, given that many of the iron-rich nanoparticles in the left ventricular tissues of the exposed cases are strongly magnetic (magnetite and/or maghemite) , then such particles may respond to external magnetic fields (e.g. from household appliances, like hair dryers (Kirschvink et al., 1992) and mobile phones .”


Cultocracy note :

See ‘Mechanical Neural Stimulation’ in the ‘Implants’ section of this article .


Related :

  1. Free radical damage to DNA
  2. Fenton’s reagent
  3. Fenton Reactions and Cancer

Further related :

  1. Exposure to Static and Extremely-Low FrequencyElectromagnetic Fields and Cellular Free Radicals (PDF)
  2. Magnetite pollution nanoparticles in the human brain
  3. Remote Neural Stimulation Using Magnetic Nanoparticles
  4. Remote control of ion channels and neurons through magnetic-field heating of nanoparticles
  5. Researchers achieve remote control of hormone release using magnetic nanoparticles
  6. Europe Pesticide Ban , Bees & Magnetite Nano Particles
  7. Search term = “magnetic nano neural stimulation

 

 

How long should people work?

“Scientists from the Newcastle University say that 50 year olds can expect to be healthy and at work for 9 more years.”

“The age of retirement actually has little to no bearing on the realities of aging. “

“It is determined by politicians – they select the age in order to suit their social policies. “

“This means that in many countries the age of retirement is actually moving ahead, because as societies age there are less and less people who can work and pay taxes to support those who are retired.”

And so we should retire at the age of 59? Well, yes and no. It always depends on individual’s health, lifestyle and work. “

“People who work in manual labour typically wear themselves out a bit sooner. On the other hand, workers who also take good care of themselves can expect to be healthy for longer.”

Forming some good habits now can give you at least a couple of good, healthy years later down the line.”


Cultocracy note :

“……good habits now can give you at least a couple of good, healthy years….”

A couple of years ????

F**k that .

I’m havin’ a day off work and goin down the pub for a pint and a fag .

Or two…..

Again….


 

 


 

 

$cientific $cammer of the Month


Cultocracy note :

Serco is the private mercenary army controlled by the British establishment and their big buddies , basically a large gang of ‘boys (and girls) for hire’ .

Boots on the ground as it were .

Or as others would describe them , a ‘fusion of community and policing‘ .

Serco is also heavily involved in data mining , particularly from public sources , the profit from outsourced contracts is secondary to this prime objective .

Government issued ‘security and maintenance‘ contracts provide the perfect cover for a wide variety of nefarious , sinister and sadistic criminal activity linked to deep state clandestine operations .

Harassment , defamation operations , intellectual property theft , human experimentation , torture and soft kill are run of the mill .

It should be noted that many , if not all , ‘serc mercs’ are completely misguided and misled as to the true purpose of their roles .

Are you targeted ?

That depends………..


Serco Boss is Top Scammer

“The boss of outsourcing giant Serco has defended the fact that 10,000 contact tracers have only spoken to an average of 2.4 people each.”

“His comments comes as an anonymous contact tracer said she is effectively being “paid to watch Netflix “. “

NHS England’s Test and Trace system, which is being led by Baroness Dido Harding, relies on identifying people who have been in contact with a positive case and getting them to self-isolate.”

“But the programme, run by Serco and Sitel through a contract reported to be worth up to £108 million, has faced questions about performance and value for money.”

“Asked why so many contact tracers are doing so little work, Mr Soames added: “Let me tell you we’ve got 10 Nightingale hospitals lying vacant, we’ve got 30,000 ventilators that are not being used.”

“The Government has to start somewhere with capacity and the fact is that we’ve got too much capacity, or more capacity than we need right here, right now, today.”

“A leaked email from Mr Soames in June disclosed that he wanted the system to “cement the position of the private sector” in the NHS supply chain.”


Cultocracy note :

cement the position of the private sector

Sort of achieved their aims…….

…..Concrete boots at the bottom of the NHS ocean .

Cultocracy heads up note :

Factional infighting continues on the deck of the rudderless ship HMS UK Gov .

Not to worry…..

Only a dialectic in play .


Related :

  1. Independent scientists criticise UK government’s covid-19 approach
  2. Revealed: Serco under fire over fresh £90m COVID-19 contract
  3. Serco apologises after accidentally sharing coronavirus contact tracers’ emails

Establishment Old Boys (and girls) Oxbridge Network :

  1. Tories keep coronavirus Track and Trace firm after “paid to watch Netflix” claims
  2. Serco and Sitel to get more public money despite track-and-trace fiasco
  3. Rupert Soames
  4. Exclusive: Campaigners criticise ‘revolving door’ as Serco appoints top ex civil servant
  5. Baroness Dido Harding to lead new health agency amid reports Public Health England will be axed

Further reading :

  1. The Biggest Company You’ve Never Heard Of (YouTube)
  2. Former Serco Executives Charged With Fraud
  3. Gates Foundation Trust Ups Stake in U.K. Prison Firm
  4. Serco Secures $57M Contract from U.S. Space Force to Modernize GEODSS System; Dave Dacquino Quoted
  5. BAE, Serco, SRC Awarded $1.8B in IDIQ Contracts to Support Navy Ship C4I Systems
  6. BAE SYSTEMS, Serco collaborate to win £42m UK Ministry of Defence support Contract
  7. THE SHADOW GOVERNMENT USES SES, SERCO AND OPIC AS PORTALS INTO HORRIFIC CORRUPTION
  8. Serco, Mears win £2.9 billion refugee housing contracts in Britain
  9. Serco : signs £800m ten-year PECS contract
  10. Serco Wins $600M FEMA Contract to Support Disaster Recovery Efforts
  11. Serco secures four-year contract to support USAF Satellite Control Network in UK
  12. Serco – A Leading Space Services Provider
  13. What is Skynet? A look at Britain’s military communications satellites
  14. Companies gear up for next phase in Britain’s Skynet 6 progra
  15. etc…etc…etc…etc…

 

 

Bu$ine$$ As Usual

Fifty million face masks bought by the UK for the National Health Service are being recalled because the straps aren’t tight enough.”

Ayanda Capital supplied the FFP2 respirators as part of a £252 million ($331 million) deal, signed in April, to provide personal protective equipment. “

“The masks use ear-loop fastenings rather than ties around the head, which may not be tight enough for health workers.”

“The government says that it will no longer be used over concerns the masks do not have “adequate fixing,” court documents show.”

“The deal was arranged by Andrew Mills, an adviser to the UK government, who sits on the board of Ayanda Capital.”


Cultocracy note :

Hmmmmm……..

It appears to me that there was more than “adequate fixing” in this particular mask deal .

Mills will probably get a knighthood next year .

Just like the rest of ’em .


 

 

Corona Virus Indoors Risk Assesment

“A new study from the University of Minnesota College of Science and Engineering analyzes how the coronavirus spreads indoors—information that could help businesses and schools take precautions to reduce the chance of COVID-19 transmission as they reopen.”

“Mechanical engineering associate professor Jiarong Hong and assistant professor Suo Yang modeled the airborne virus transmission through aerosols, which are ejected from our mouths when we exhale or speak.”

“The researchers found that when an infected person does this, the SARS CoV-2 virus hitches a ride on those aerosols as they land on nearby surfaces or are inhaled by another person.”

“The researchers recently joined an international work group of experts……”

“The researchers found that in indoor spaces, good ventilation will filter some of the virus out of the air, but may leave more viral particles on surfaces.”

“For example, in a classroom setting, the virus aerosols spread significantly less throughout the room when the teacher—who is likely doing the most talking—was placed directly under an air vent.”

“After our work goes out, I think more people will ask for help because I think many businesses reopening will have this need—movie theaters, drama theaters, any place with large gatherings….”


“I think more people will ask for help because I think many businesses reopening will have this need…..”

Possibly…..

Simplistic yet novel Corona Capitalization (TM) research , which could well lead to a medium sized pile of cash .

An undeniably basic and yet elegant business model with little up front cost , balanced and weighted by the use of the obligatory ‘team of experts’ .

Could even well be mandated into law with the right ‘connections’ .

Although the model is heavily reliant on the official narrative , a calculated outside long shot at best .

A score of 4 out of 10 from the Cultocracy team of experts .


Cultocracy credentials :

In case you were wondering , the credentials of the Cultocracy team of experts are as follows :

M.C.Pentagon – MA Black Hole Fundage Requisitionificationism , PhD Paramilitary Pontification , Corporate Fellow C.U.N.T.S* and T.W.a.T.S.*

I.A.M.A.Pyramid – MA Babylonion Bondage , PhD Shylockery and Shysterism , Founding Fellow C.u.N.T.S and T.W.a.T.S.

M.R.Squarehead – MSc Quantum Cubism , PhD Entanglement and Bamboozlement , Esteemed Fellow C.u.N.T.S and T.W.a.T.S.

*(Confederation of Underlings for National Theatrics and Sh*te).
*(Tertiary Waffler and Twister of Science)

More than qualified , I am sure you will agree .


 

Don’t Get Drunk and Fall Over

“A new study, which analyzed 40 years of Framingham Heart Study data, found an association between lowered rates of hip fractures and decreases in smoking and heavy drinking.”

“Although some experts attribute this change primarily to improved treatments for bone health……”

“This study points to the continued need for public health interventions to target modifiable lifestyle factors such as smoking and drinking, in addition to considering osteoporosis treatments in individuals at risk of hip fractures….”

“The study authors note that because the data was exclusively from white individuals, it is unclear whether other populations might show a similar correlation based on lifestyle factors.”

“Another limiting factor was that Framingham participants had lower rates of obesity than the national average.”


Cultocracy note :

The above cutting edge research inspired me to pen a similar , yet wider ranging , cutting edge research article of my own .

It is titled :

“A reduction in heavy drinking via targeted modifiable intervention may lead to a reduction in flirting , singing merrily , shouting , screaming , swearing , arguing , emotional outbursts , spilling alcoholic beverages , fighting , being sick on your shirt , pissing on the floor , falling asleep , then burning your house down with a ‘sofa fag’ , although not necessarily in that order”



Cultocracy poetry corner :

I think in these uncertain times it is wise to ponder and reflect with pen , paper , prose and poetry .

 

An ode to the Puppets

Chris Whitty , Chris Whitty
I am writing this little ditty
Because you tell us not to spitty
On people who look twitty

Even though nobody died , except for my kitty
Now let’s get down to the nitty gritty
Are you Walter Mitty ?
Or are you just speaking shitty ?


Please , please , no nominations for poetry awards .
I do not want to sweep the board with many an award .

OMG…..

the board with many an award

A natural , simply gifted , even though I say so myself………



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Nanotechnology News- June 2020

The Abolition of Man


Cultocracy introduction

In light of current events I think it is wise to view the bigger picture .

Expect many more controlled diversions and contrived distractions in the near future…..

Many more .

Always remember , there is only one law .

Way back in 1943 the author C.S.Lewis had this to say :

“I am only making clear what Man’s conquest of Nature really means and especially that final stage in the conquest, which, perhaps, is not far off.”

“The final stage is come when Man by eugenics, by pre-natal conditioning, and by an education and propaganda based on a perfect applied psychology, has obtained full control over himself.”

“Human nature will be the last part of Nature to surrender to Man.”

“The battle will then be won.”

“We shall have taken the thread of life out of the hand of Clotho’ and be henceforth free to make our species whatever we wish it to be.”

“The battle will indeed be won.”

“But who, precisely, will have won it?”


Who Wants to Be a Slave?

The Technocratic Convergence of Humans and Data

“Marshall McLuhan observed in the 1960s that humans are toolmakers whose tools eventually reshape them.”

“Fifty years hence, we suggest that the aphorism should include “rewire” humans as the present age of the internet serves as the global nervous system for humankind.”

“This essay introduces the concept of convergence as developed by Henry Jenkins and explores how the practice has expanded in the current global pandemic milieu wherein the interests of a technocratic elite converge to cultivate a general acceptance of the digital tools of a new socioeconomic order.”

“Alongside this analysis stands the historical development of computing tools and the development of data as tools of social control.”

“In a world where the manufactured need for ever-increasing speed and efficiency have largely co-opted human reason, we analyze how digital tools threaten to merge with humans.”

“The primary aim is to situate the top-down attempt to acquire control over the masses in a larger historical context when sophisticated computing tools began serving the need to track and control populations.”

“We analyze the persuasive communications that serve this emerging order of the market working to integrate human beings into the forthcoming Internet of Things (IoT) where all organic and inorganic objects are prepared for sale and purchase.”

“Man is born free but everywhere he is in chains.”

“—Jean-Jacques Rousseau”


Cultocracy note :

Human Beings to Hyper-Beings ?

Maybe for some .

As for the rest of us ?

The keyword is always control .



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Nanotechnology News – June 2020

 

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Genetics


Cultocracy note .

Who says they can’t find the missing link ?

I find ’em everywhere .

Just in case you clicked on the image link from the above image link .


Monstrous Discovery

“Startling, never-before-seen images show that the new coronavirus hijacks proteins in our cells to create monstrous tentacles that branch out and may transmit infection to neighboring cells. “

“The new study, which involved experiments using cells from humans and others from African green monkeys, shows that the virus known as SARS-CoV-2 is especially adept at disrupting vital communications. These communications take place both within cells and from one cell to another.”

“This paper shows just how completely the virus is able to rewire all of the signals going on inside the cell. That’s really remarkable and it’s something that occurs very rapidly (as soon as two hours after cells are infected)…..”

“The virus most powerfully hijacks a kinase called CK2, which plays a key role in the basic frame of the cell as well as its growth, proliferation and death.”

“They also found that the virus has a dramatic effect on a pathway — a group of kinases that form a cascade a little like falling dominoes. The virus hijacks this cascade so that the end result becomes a dangerous overreaction by our immune system.”

“The study’s finding on this pathway may help to explain the extreme overreaction — a cytokine storm — that causes the immune system to kill both healthy and diseased tissue, leading to more than half of the deaths from COVID-19.”

Related :

  1. Casein kinase 2 (CK2) (Wikipedia)
    “CK2 is also membrane targeted and acts directly on actin or actin-associated proteins such as WASP and CRN2 , regulating actin polymerization. “
  2. Protein kinase CK2 phosphorylates and activates p21-activated kinase 1
  3. The WASP and WAVE family proteins
  4. Coronin (Wikipedia)
    “CRN2 knock-out mice display neurological and behavioural alterations.”
    “CRN2 has been implicated in the malignant progression of different types of human cancer.”
  5. CRN2 binds to TIMP4 and MMP14 and promotes perivascular invasion of glioblastoma cells
    “Similarly, others have implicated Coronin-1a in GPCR signaling during the formation of excitatory connections in the central nervous system…”
  6. Emergent Role of Coronin-1a in Neuronal Signaling
    “….Coronin-1A, the predominant coronin expressed in lymphocytes, cause variable degrees of T cell lymphopenia, susceptibility to infection and immune dysregulation in mice and humans…..”
  7. Coronin-1A: Immune Deficiency in Humans and Mice
    “They found that a lack of coronin 1 in mouse and in man is associated with poor memory, defective learning and aggressive behavior.”
  8. Lack of coronin 1 protein causes learning deficits and aggressive behavior

Further reading :

  1. N-WASP Generates a Buzz at Membranes on the Move
  2. N-WASp is required for Schwann cell cytoskeletal dynamics, normal myelin gene expression and peripheral nerve myelination
  3. What are actin pedestals?
  4. Membrane ruffling (Wikipedia)

Even more reading :

  1. Immortalised cell line
  2. Hybridoma technology
  3. Interleukin 6
  4. Tunica media

Not related (I think) :

  1. Kaiser Chiefs – I Predict A Riot (YouTube)

 

 


 Cultocracy note :

Expect many more ‘startling new discoveries’ and ‘breakthroughs’ riding the post COVID-18 COVID-19 tsunami .

Isn’t modern science just amazing !!!

Full of amazing coincidences that is .


PAC-MAN

“Last year, Stanley Qi, an assistant professor in the departments of bioengineering, and chemical and systems biology at Stanford University and his team had begun working on a technique called PAC-MAN — or Prophylactic Antiviral CRISPR in human cells — that uses the gene-editing tool CRISPR to fight influenza.”

Like all CRISPR systems, PAC-MAN is composed of an enzyme — in this case, the virus-killing enzyme Cas13 — and a strand of guide RNA…..”

“By scrambling the virus’s genetic code, PAC-MAN could neutralize the coronavirus and stop it from replicating inside cells.”

“Today, researchers studying lipitoids for potential therapeutic applications have shown that these materials are nontoxic to the body and can deliver nucleotides by encapsulating them in tiny nanoparticles just one billionth of a meter wide — the size of a virus.”

“According to Qi, the lipitoids performed very well. When packaged with coronavirus-targeting PAC-MAN, the system reduced the amount of synthetic SARS-CoV-2 in solution by more than 90%.”

“The Stanford team’s work is supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency.”

Related :

  1. Could Crispr Be Humanity’s Next Virus Killer?
  2. Development of CRISPR as a prophylactic strategy to combat novel coronavirus and influenza (PDF)

Further reading :

  1. Bacteriophages
  2. Battling Phages: How Bacteria Defend against Viral Attack
  3. Lytic vs Lysogenic – Understanding Bacteriophage Life Cycles
  4. Repurposing CRISPR-Cas systems as DNA-based smart antimicrobials
  5. Influenza and Coronavirus Demise Could Lie with Phage Nanoparticles
  6. AstraZeneca Wins $1.2B from BARDA to Develop, Manufacture COVID-19 Vaccine

Cultocracy note :

From the above link (6) :

“AstraZeneca has received $1.2 billion from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) toward development, production, and delivery of AZD1222 , the COVID-19 vaccine it is co-developing with the University of Oxford and its spinout company.”

“We would like to thank the U.S. and U.K. governments for their substantial support to accelerate the development and production of the vaccine….”

“AZD1222 has been developed by the University’s Jenner Institute, whose researchers last month partnered with colleagues from the University’s Oxford Vaccine Group….”

“AZD1222 uses a replication-deficient simian viral vector based on a weakened version of the adenovirus containing the genetic material of SARS-CoV-2 spike protein. “

“After vaccination, the surface spike protein is produced, which primes the immune system to attack COVID-19 if it later infects the body.”

“The company said it expected total revenue to increase by “a high single-digit to a low double-digit” percentage, while core earnings per share was expected to increase by “a mid- to high-teens” percentage.”

It doesn’t matter whether you personally would take the vaccine or not .

The majority would be only too willing .


Related :

  1. BARDA (Wikipedia)
  2. BARDA Funds Advanced Development of New Influenza Antiviral
  3. Ex-BARDA chief decries science taking back seat to politics, demands investigation into Trump administration

 

 

Invisible Man

“Here, by drawing inspiration from the structures and functionalities of adaptive cephalopod skin cells, we design and engineer human cells that contain reconfigurable protein-based photonic architectures and, as a result, possess tunable transparency-changing and light-scattering capabilities.”

“Our findings may lead to the development of unique biophotonic tools for applications in materials science and bioengineering…..”

“In nature, adaptive transparency has been realized to some extent, with many cephalopods (i.e. octopuses, squids, and cuttlefish) demonstrating remarkable camouflage capabilities and even performing literal vanishing acts.”

“…..these animals can dynamically alter how their skin transmits, absorbs, and reflects light through the functionality of pigmented organs called chromatophores, typically narrowband-reflecting cells called iridophores, and broadband-reflecting cells called leucophores.”

“…..we designed human cells that would contain stimuli-responsive photonic architectures and, as a consequence, would possess the ability to change their appearance and transmission of light.”

“We began our studies by engineering human cells to produce large quantities of our squid protein.”

“We proceeded to study whether the expression of the squid protein modified our engineered human cell cultures’ interaction with light. “

“These experiments showed that the formation of disordered arrangements of reflectin-based structures within our cells’ interiors altered the way in which they reflected light.”

“…..our work introduces the concept of directly engineering the optical properties for living human cells via the incorporation of reflectin-based structures and lays the groundwork for the development of mammalian cells and organoids with other sophisticated cephalopod-inspired optical functionalities…..”

“……our findings may afford a variety of exciting opportunities and possibilities within the fields of biology, materials science, and bioengineering.”


Cultocracy note :

The mind boggles .

Frankenstein would be proud of the quest to create a Modern Prometheus .

Makes you wonder what other mad scientists are up to………….

I am sure you most definitely will not see it in print…….


 

 


 

 

Quantum Computing & Communications

Quantum CubeSats

“In a critical step toward creating a global quantum communications network, researchers have generated and detected quantum entanglement onboard a CubeSat nanosatellite weighing less than 2.6 kilograms and orbiting the Earth. “

“In the future, our system could be part of a global quantum network transmitting quantum signals to receivers on Earth or on other spacecraft….”

“These signals could be used to implement any type of quantum communications application, from quantum key distribution for extremely secure data transmission to quantum teleportation, where information is transferred by replicating the state of a quantum system from a distance.”

“….researchers demonstrate that their miniaturized source of quantum entanglement can operate successfully in space aboard a low-resource, cost-effective CubeSat that is smaller than a shoebox.”

“Progress toward a space-based global quantum network is happening at a fast pace…..”

“As a first step, the researchers needed to demonstrate that a miniaturized photon source for quantum entanglement could stay intact through the stresses of launch and operate successfully in the harsh environment of space within a satellite that can provide minimal energy.”

“The new miniaturized photon-pair source consists of a blue laser diode that shines on nonlinear crystals to create pairs of photons.”

“This is an important step toward a cost-effective approach to the deployment of satellite constellations that can serve global quantum networks.”

“The researchers are now working with RALSpace in the UK to design and build a quantum nanosatellite similar to SpooQy-1….”

Related :

  1. Cold Atoms and Quantum Sensors
  2. Learn more about Quantum projects
  3. Catching the Plasma Wakefield (PDF)

SpooQy…..Veeerrry SpooQy….. :

  1. SpooQy-1: Singapore’s experimental quantum CubeSat and its Kibo launch
  2. SpooQy-1 shows promise of nanosatellites for quantum networks

 

 

Quantum Teleportation

Quantum teleportation is an exquisite example of the power of quantum information transfer.”

“Teleportation has been demonstrated in many experimental quantum information processing platforms……”

“However, quantum teleportation has not previously been demonstrated in quantum-dot spin qubits. “

“Here, we overcome this challenge using a recently demonstrated technique to distribute entangled spin states via Heisenberg exchange.”

“Our teleportation method also leverages Pauli spin blockade, a unique feature of electrons in quantum dots, to generate and measure entangled pairs of spins.”

“This teleportation protocol is fully compatible with all gate-defined quantum-dot types, including Si quantum dots.”

“Our results also highlight the potential of exchange-coupled spin chains for quantum information transfer.”

“We envision that teleportation will be useful for the creation and manipulation of long-range entangled states…….”

Related :

  1. New Research on Teleportation Brings Quantum Computing a Step Closer
  2. Is teleportation possible? Yes, in the quantum world
  3. Researchers demonstrate teleportation of data
  4. Coherent spin-state transfer via Heisenberg exchange (PDF)
  5. Werner Heisenberg (Wikipedia)
  6. CERN (Wikipedia)
  7. CERN makes bold push to build €21-billion supercollider

Further reading :

  1. Photon Energies and the Electromagnetic Spectrum
  2. Breakthrough for photons in the microwave frequency range
  3. Microwave quantum illumination using a digital receiver
  4. Quantum Radar Prototype Demonstrated – “Microwave Quantum Illumination” Outperforms Classical Radar
  5. QUANTUM RADARS: What are they? (YouTube)
  6. US and China racing to deploy quantum ghost imaging in satellites for stealth plane tracking

Even more (bedtime) reading (Zzzzz….) :

  1. Real applications of quantum imaging (PDF)
    Quantum sensing method measures minuscule magnetic fields
  2. Magnetic field imaging with nitrogen-vacancy ensembles (PDF)
  3. Quantum magnetic sensing of neurons using nitrogen-vacancy centers in diamond
  4. Quantum sensors herald new generation of wearable brain imaging systems
  5. Researchers Trace Neural Activity By Using Quantum Sensors
  6. Search term “quantum neural imaging nv diamond”
  7. etc…etc…etc…etc…

 

 

Vortex Lasers

Vortex lasers are named for the way light spirals around their axis of travel, thanks to a property known as orbital angular momentum, or OAM.”

“A beam of light that carries orbital angular momentum resembles a vortex, moving through space with a spiraling pattern like a corkscrew.”

“One promising feature of light under investigation has to do with momentum. Light has momentum, just like a physical item moving through space, even though it does not have mass. As such, when light shines on an object, it exerts a force.”

“Whereas the linear momentum of light exerts a push in the direction that light is moving, angular momentum of light exerts torque.”

“A potentially extraordinarily useful property of vortex beams is that they do not interfere with each other if they all possess different twisting patterns. This means a theoretically infinite number of vortex beams can get overlaid on top of each other to carry an unlimited number of data streams at the same time.”

“The scientists also plan on increasing the sensitivity of the detector to single photons so that it could serve in quantum communications and other quantum applications…….”

Related :

  1. Theoretical breakthrough shows quantum fluids rotate by corkscrew mechanism

 

 


 

 

Artificial Intelligence – AI


Cultocracy note :

The article below describes how machine learning simulations are applied to scientific or engineering problems , in essence you are trying to predict a specific future outcome , be it a new chemical compound or a new wing for
a fighter jet .

Simulations can be scaled up or down , in fact you could probably simulate anything , or even everything .

A surrogate model can be thought of as a simple interface between a complex artificial neural network (ANN) and the real world .

Or , as described by others , ‘a surrogate model is used to interpret machine learning predictions’ .

The paradox

You can have the most advanced machine learning system in the world , yet nobody can understand the AI simply because it is so advanced .

Further layers of AI and computing are leveraged in an attempt to interpret The Machine .

The entire system soon resembles a mountain of spaghetti .

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) can be considered as the home of big data and prediction .

Or should that be pre-crime ?

Or should that be profit ?

Are you a model or a surrogate ?

Volunteers need not apply .


 

 

Surrogate Models

Neural networks have demonstrated remarkable success in predictive modeling.”

Surrogate models supported by neural networks can perform as well, and in some ways better, than computationally expensive simulators and could lead to new insights in complicated physics problems……..”

“One major question we were dealing with was ‘how do we start using machine learning when you have a lot of different kinds of data?”

“We’re saying that deep learning can capture the important relationships between all these different data sources and give us a compact representation for all of them.”

“Simulations that would normally take a numerical simulator a half-hour to run could be done equally as well within a fraction of a second using neural networks….”

“In the future, deep learning models could elicit capabilities that didn’t exist before and provide a way for scientists to analyze the massive amounts of X-ray images, sensor data and other information………”

“This tool is providing us with a fundamentally different way of connecting simulations to experiments…….”

“We are surprisingly finding that you can produce very powerful emulators for the underlying complex simulations, and that’s where this becomes very important.”

“Because of its flexibility and accuracy, the model and its deep learning approach, referred to at LLNL as “cognitive simulation” or simply CogSim, is being applied to a number of other projects within the Laboratory and is transitioning over to programmatic work, including efforts in uncertainty quantification, weapons physics design, magnetic confinement fusion and other laser projects.”


Cultocracy note :

The above article describes a fork of the ‘programme’ , albeit in simplistic terms .

Used extensively in clandestine experimental machine learning applications.

Are you targeted ?

That depends…….

Who’s asking ?


surrogate-model-prediction

Related :

  1. Artificial neural network (Wikipedia)
  2. Using a surrogate model to interpret a machine learning model
  3. Interpreting Machine Learning Models: An Overview
  4. Can Your Machine Learning Model Be Hacked?!
  5. SUMO – SUrrogate MOdeling Lab
  6. Understanding the black box: LIME
  7. Local Model Interpretation: An Introduction
  8. Local Surrogate (LIME)

Further reading :

  1. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Wikipedia)
  2. About the Office of Defense Coordination
  3. Advanced Simulation and Computing (ASC) Program
  4. New exascale system for earth simulation
  5. El Capitan – World’s Fastest Supercomputer
  6. Quantum Simulations Group
  7. Planetary Defense Researchers Simulate Earth-Bound Asteroid Deflection
  8. Geoengineering Could Slow Down Global Water Cycle
  9. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and IBM Collaborate to Build Brain-Inspired Supercomputer

Not related (I think) :

  1. Surrogates

 

 


 

 

5G & IoT

Remote Control Cells

“The line between the Internet of Things (IoT) and the Internet of the Body (IoB) just got a little blurrier.”

“In the IoB, networked devices include living cells…..”

“Now, suppose that such a device—one containing insulin-producing cells and an electronic control unit—is implanted in the body of a diabetic. As soon as the patient eats something and their blood sugar starts to rise, they use an app on their smartphone to trigger an electrical signal, or they rely on a preconfigured app to send the signal automatically, provided information about the meal was entered in advance. “

“A short while after the signal is sent, the cells release the necessary amount of insulin to regulate the patient’s blood sugar level.”

“A radio signal from outside the body activates the electronics in the implant, which then transmits electrical signals directly to the cells.”

“The electrical signals stimulate a special combination of calcium and potassium channels; in turn, this triggers a signaling cascade in the cell that controls the insulin gene.”

“…..electrogenetic applications may use electrical stimulation to directly influence the expression of voltage-dependent receptors in electrosensitive designer cells.”

“We’ve wanted to directly control gene expression using electricity for a long time; now we’ve finally succeeded,”

“Our implant could be connected to the cyber universe……”

“A device of this kind would enable people to be fully integrated into the digital world and become part of the Internet of Things—or even the Internet of the Body.”

 

 

Experts Weigh In on 5G

Experts weigh in on recent online reports that warn of frightening health consequences from new fifth generation (5G) wireless networks.”

“Within current exposure limits, there appears to be little or no risk of adverse health effects related to radiofrequency (RF) exposure from 5G systems, concludes an evidence-based expert review in the June issue of Health Physics…..”

“While we acknowledge gaps in the scientific literature, particularly for exposures at millimeter-wave frequencies, [we judge] the likelihood of yet unknown health hazards at exposure levels within current limits to be very low, if they exist at all….”

Tissue heating is the main potential harmful effect of exposure to RF fields.”

“The Committee acknowledges limitations of the current evidence on possible health and safety effects of 5G exposure and identifies key areas for further research, including high-quality studies of the biological effects of MMW.”

“While it is acknowledged that the scientific literature on MMW biological effect research is more limited than that for lower frequencies, we also note that it is of mixed quality and stress that future research should use appropriate precautions to enhance validity.”


Cultocracy note :

Ambiguous at the least……Covering their own arses at best…..

“High quality studies” = $cientific $cammers

They’re already queuing up .

Hmmmmmmm…..

Hold on….Wait a minute…….

I seem to recollect another panel of experts and their spokespersons stating that something else was ‘low risk’ ???

Ahhhhhh……..Now I remember………


Related :

  1. We Have No Reason to Believe 5G Is Safe

Not related (I think) :

  1. 519 Angel Number

 

 


 

 

Implants

Magnetically Powered Neural Stimulator

Rice University neuroengineers have created a tiny surgical implant that can electrically stimulate the brain and nervous system without using a battery or wired power supply.”

“The neural stimulator draws its power from magnetic energy and is about the size of a grain of rice.”

“The implant’s key ingredient is a thin film of “magnetoelectric” material that converts magnetic energy directly into an electrical voltage.”

“The method avoids the drawbacks of radio waves, ultrasound, light and even magnetic coils, all of which have been proposed for powering tiny wireless implants and have been shown to suffer from interference with living tissue or produce harmful amounts of heat.”

“Devices about the size of a grain of rice could be implanted almost anywhere in the body with a minimally invasive procedure similar to the one used to place stents in blocked arteries….”

“The magnetic field generates stress in the magnetostrictive material…..”

“…..it generates acoustic waves and some of those are at a resonant frequency that creates a particular mode we use called an acoustic resonant mode.”

Acoustic resonance in magnetostrictive materials is what causes large electrical transformers to audibly hum.”

Further reading :

  1. Thousand of people are hearing the Hum for the first time

 

 


 

 

Brain Computer Interface – BCI

Artificial Synapse

“Researchers have created a device that can integrate and interact with neuron-like cells. This could be an early step toward an artificial synapse for use in brain-computer interfaces.”

“Now, in a paper published June 15 in Nature Materials, they have tested the first biohybrid version of their artificial synapse and demonstrated that it can communicate with living cells. “

“Future technologies stemming from this device could function by responding directly to chemical signals from the brain.”

“The biohybrid artificial synapse consists of two soft polymer electrodes, separated by a trench filled with electrolyte solution – which plays the part of the synaptic cleft that separates communicating neurons in the brain.”

“It’s a demonstration that this communication melding chemistry and electricity is possible…..”

“Now that the researchers have successfully tested their design, they are figuring out the best paths for future research, which could include work on brain-inspired computers, brain-machine interfaces, medical devices or new research tools for neuroscience.”

Related :

  1. Neuralink progress update: what to know about Elon Musk’s major event

 

 


 

 

Robotics

Nanobots

“An ability to manipulate molecules has greatly facilitated the recent development of artificial molecular machines which have been proved promising in performing specific tasks.”

DNA nanotechnology and bioengineering also came up with great promises in the advancements of molecular robots.”

” DNA-based well-designed and robust molecular machines like DNA walkers , nanomotors , switches , nanorobotic arm , etc. have been fabricated that can perform specific functions at nanoscale.”

“In these developments very small size of the molecular robots has been a big advantage since it enables creating a large number of robots and managing them to perform tasks coherently.”

“Allowing small individuals to interact with each other and produce a more complex, collective task, has been motivated by collective behavior of living organisms .

“Three types of interactions such as attraction, repulsion, and alignment are worth to consider in the flocking exhibited by living organisms such as birds, fish, cells, and bacteria.”

“Swarming of chemically fueled self-propelled systems was regulated by manipulating their mutual interactions through chemical signaling, electrostatic forces, magnetic forces, or other forces…..”

Three basic components are essential for constructing molecular robots: actuator, processor, and sensor . Actuator serves as the power generator for the molecular robots. Processor works as a mechanism for processing information by the robots. Sensors are required to detect information by the robots from their surroundings.”

“Among the many functional molecular parts, the biomolecular motors have been selected as the actuator for molecular robots. DNA has been used as the information processor, and photosensitive molecules such as azobenzene played the role of a sensor for the molecular robots.”

“Swarming of molecular robots was realized by utilizing the molecular recognition ability of DNA in controlling local interactions between molecular robots……”

The size of robots has been scaled down from centimeters to nanometers, and the number of robots participating in swarming has been successfully increased from one thousand to millions.”

Related :

  1. Let the robot swarms begin! (Video)

 

 

Robot Printed Biosensors

“In groundbreaking new research, mechanical engineers and computer scientists at the University of Minnesota have developed a 3D printing technique that uses motion capture technology, similar to that used in Hollywood movies, to print electronic sensors directly on organs that are expanding and contracting.”

“The researchers started in the lab with a balloon-like surface and a specialized 3D printer. They used motion capture tracking markers, much like those used in movies to create special effects, to help the 3D printer adapt its printing path to the expansion and contraction movements on the surface.”

“The researchers then moved on to an animal lung in the lab that was artificially inflated.”

“They were able to successfully print a soft hydrogel-based sensor directly on the surface.”

“The broader idea behind this research, is that this is a big step forward to the goal of combining 3D printing technology with surgical robots….”

“In the future, 3D printing will not be just about printing but instead be part of a larger autonomous robotic system. This could be important for diseases like COVID-19 where health care providers are at risk when treating patients.”

 

 


 

 

Remote Sensing & Stimulation


Cultocracy window dressing alert note :

“therapeutic interventions” = Neural Experimentation / Torture

“non-invasive therapeutics” = Neural Manipulation / Torture


Remote Control Neurons

“Researchers have created a new technology that enhances scientists’ ability to communicate with neural cells using light.”

“As an alternative to genetic modification, direct infrared (IR) laser pulses are used to induce membrane depolarization….”

“The ability to use NIR is crucial for translation to in vivo studies because it enables an increase in tissue penetration depth due to reduced absorption by water and hemoglobin…..”

“Absorption of light energy by materials can lead to the generation of thermal energy (via photothermal effects) and/or the accumulation of charge carriers (via photoelectric effects) .”

“An emerging alternative that can provide nongenetic, instantaneous, and spatial control is photothermal stimulation using Au- and Si-based nanomaterials….”

“The high photothermal efficiency and subcellular dimensions of nanowire-templated 3D fuzzy graphene (NT-3DFG) enable instantaneous, remote, and nongenetic photothermal stimulation of cells at subcellular spatial resolution using significantly lower laser energies….”

“The ease with which the surface chemistry of NT-3DFG can be tuned via chemical or peptide-based functionalization enables stable biointerfaces.”

“……toward an understanding of cellular physiology, with the long-term goal of applications in intact tissues.”

“By growing two-dimensional (2D) graphene flakes out-of-plane on a silicon nanowire structure, they’re able to create a 3D structure with broadband optical absorption and unparalleled photothermal efficiency.”

“These properties make it ideal for cellular electrophysiology modulation using light through the optocapacitive effect.”

“The optocapacitive effect alters the cell membrane capacitance due to rapidly applied light pulses.”

“Systems like these are not only crucial to understanding how cells signal and interact with each other, but also hold great potential for the development of new, therapeutic interventions.”

“The broadband absorption of these 3D nanomaterials enabled us to use light at wavelengths that can penetrate deep into the tissue to remotely excite nerve cells.”

“This method can be used in a whole gamut of applications, from designing non-invasive therapeutics to basic scientific studies….”


Cultocracy note :

Hmmmm…..Infrared light….I vaguely remember a similar system….

Aahhhhhh……..Yes….This one…….


Not related (I think) :

  1. Arctic Monkeys – Red Lights Indicate Doors Are Secured (YouTube)
  2. Arctic Monkeys – He told Roxanne to put on her red light (YouTube)

 

 

satellite-emp-blue-blast

Laser Weather Forecasting

“News of Hurricane Irma dominated forecasts for days before it made landfall in the Caribbean and then the southeastern United States in September 2017…..”

“But how did forecasters get such a clear picture of what was coming? “

“One important tool in their arsenal was a sophisticated device called the Cross-Track Infrared Spectrometer (CrIS), which scans the atmosphere, from the ground all the way up, from a polar-orbiting satellite.”

“After the fact, recalls David Johnson, a scientist at Langley Research Center, analysis showed that prediction models without readings from satellite instruments such as CrIS showed the storm sputtering out in the Atlantic Ocean soon after forming.”

“But when they include the data from these sounders the models showed the hurricane intensifying and becoming a major storm — which is what actually happened. “

CrIS is what’s called a Fourier Transform spectrometer. “

“Put simply, spectrometers observe a solid, liquid, or gas, and then measure which spectra of the light are emitted or absorbed.”

“To get the spectral measurements, the infrared emissions are first split and bounced between two mirrors…..”

CrIS wouldn’t work without a laser metrology system….”

“The metrology laser for CrIS was built by a multinational company called ABB, based in Switzerland but with its U.S headquarters in Cary, North Carolina, as a subcontractor to L3Harris Technologies.”

Related :

  1. Pulsed Laser Innovations Power Nobel-Winners’ Research
  2. Joint Polar Satellite System
  3. Harris Corporation and L3 Technologies Set Closing Date for Merger
  4. SUOMI NPP
  5. NOAA 20 (JPSS 1)

 

 

Acoustic Electron Spin Control

Electrons are very much at the mercy of magnetic fields, which scientists can manipulate to control the electrons and their angular momentum — i.e. their “spin.”

“A Cornell team led by Greg Fuchs, assistant professor of applied and engineering physics in the College of Engineering, in 2013 invented a new way to exert this control by using acoustic waves…..”

“The finding was a boon for anyone looking to build quantum sensors of the sort used in mobile navigation devices.”

“You can use a magnetic field to drive these spin transitions, but a magnetic field is actually a very extended, big object,”

“In contrast, acoustic waves can be very confined.”

“In order to drive the electron spin transitions, Fuchs and Huiyao Chen ’20, the paper’s lead author, used nitrogen-vacancy (NV) centers, which are defects in the crystal lattice of a diamond.”

“There’s a significant effort nationwide to make highly stable magnetic field sensors with diamond NV centers,”

“People are already building these devices based on conventional magnetic resonance using magnetic antennas.”

“The research was supported by Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Office of Naval Research.”

Related :

  1. Quantum diamond sensing
  2. Researchers synthesize silicon-based quantum dots

 

 


 

 

Neuroscience

Brainsourcing

Researchers have developed a technique, using artificial intelligence, to analyze opinions and draw conclusions using the brain activity of groups of people.

“Crowdsourcing is a method to break up a more complex task into smaller tasks that can be distributed to large groups of people and solved individually.”

“Even the most advanced image recognition systems based on artificial intelligence are not yet fully automated.”

“Instead, training them requires the opinions of several people on the content of many sample images.”

“In the study, a total of 30 volunteers were shown images of human faces on a computer display. The participants were instructed to label the faces in their mind based on what was portrayed in the images.”

“Meanwhile, the brain activity of each participant was collected using electroencephalography (EEG).”

“From the EEGs, the AI algorithm learned to recognise images relevant to the task, such as when an image of a blond person appeared on-screen.”

“In the results of the experiment, the computer was able to interpret these mental labels directly from the EEG.”

“The findings can be utilised in various interfaces that combine brain and computer activity.”


Cultocracy note :

The above article describes one singular facet of the ‘programme’ , albeit in simplistic terms .

Used extensively in clandestine experimental machine learning applications .


Related :

  1. Aligning Brains & Minds

 

 

 

Fear Conditioning

Your brain handles a perceived threat differently depending on how close it is to you. If it’s far away, you engage more problem-solving areas of the brain. But up close, your animal instincts jump into action and there isn’t as much reasoning….”

“Clinically, people who develop PTSD are more likely to have experienced threats that invaded their personal space, assaults or rapes or witnessing a crime at a close distance. They’re the people that tend to develop this long-lasting threat memory…..”

“It’s like an IMAX experience,” LaBar said. “The threatening characters popped out of the screen and would either invade your personal space as you’re navigating this virtual world, or they were farther away.”

“On the first day of testing, subjects received a mild shock when the “threat avatar” appeared, either two feet away or 10 feet away, but not when they saw the safe avatar at the same distances.”

“Tellingly, the nearby threats that engaged the survival circuits also proved harder to extinguish after they no longer produced shocks.”

“Clinically, it’s a new interventional target.”

“If you can somehow get rid of that persistent threat representation in the cerebellum, you might be less likely to reinstate (the fear) later on.”


Cultocracy note :

“…..you might be less likely to reinstate (the fear) later on.”

Unless of course that is the required reaction…..


Related :

  1. Children Have 0.00% Chance of Dying from COVID but are Harmed for Life by Social Distancing, Which has its Roots in CIA Torture Techniques
  2. The anisotropy of personal space
  3. How Extinction Is Defined in Psychology
  4. Neural Mechanisms of Extinction Learning and Retrieval
  5. Using Extinction to Reduce Problem Behavior

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Further reading :

  1. There Is More Than One Kind of Extinction Learning
  2. When Learning Disturbs Memory – Temporal Profile of Retroactive Interference of Learning on Memory Formation
  3. Interference theory (Wikipedia)

Not related (I think) :

  1. Extinction – How to get rid of problem behaviors in dogs

 

 

Hippocampal Neurons , REM Sleep , Memory Consolidation

“The capacity to recall specific experiences, known as episodic memory, depends on the hippocampus.”

“This brain structure is unique in that its dentate gyrus (DG) exhibits neurogenesis that persists across the lifespan in mammals, including humans.”

“DG adult-born neurons (ABNs) provide a distinctive form of plasticity to the brain and may play an essential role in survival.”

“Temporally specific optogenetic silencing of ABN activity reveals the necessity of young ABNs in learning and memory retrieval.”

“In mammals, sleep occurs in cycles of rapid eye movement (REM) and non-REM (NREM) sleep.”

“Each sleep stage is characterized by local and global synchronous neuronal activities that play critical roles in memory consolidation.”

“We found that contextual fear learning recruits a population of young ABNs that are reactivated during subsequent REM sleep.”

Related :

  1. How Dreaming Helps the Brain Consolidate Memories
  2. Adult-Born Neurons Protect Against Chronic Stress
  3. Newborn neurons in adult brain may help us adapt to environment
  4. Activation of adult-born neurons facilitate learning and memory
  5. Involvement of Adult Hippocampal Neurogenesis in Learning and Forgetting

Possibly related :

  1. When Neurons Are ‘Born’ Impacts Olfactory Behavior in Mice
  2. The Role of Adult-Born Neurons in the Constantly Changing Olfactory Bulb Network

Further reading :

  1. Microglial depletion disrupts normal functional development of adult-born neurons in the olfactory bulb
  2. How some cells serve as unlikely heroes to defend the brain from viral invaders
  3. Microglia, immune cells of the central nervous system, shown to regulate neuroinflammation

Even more reading :

  1. Microglia control the spread of neurotropic virus infection via P2Y12 signalling and recruit monocytes through P2Y12-independent mechanisms
  2. Coronavirus Neurovirulence Correlates with the Ability of the Virus To Induce Proinflammatory Cytokine Signals from Astrocytes and Microglia

 

 

Toilet Paper Stockpilers Anally Retentive

“Following the fast spread of Covid-19 across Europe and North America in March 2020, many people started stockpiling commodities like toilet paper.”

“…..stockpiling toilet paper during the Covid-19 pandemic should be observed primarily among those who feel particularly threatened by the virus.”

“Finally, stockpiling toilet paper has also been interpreted in terms of classic psychoanalytic theory. In this line of reasoning, individuals with a marked pattern of orderliness and self-discipline, or an “anal-retentive personality” , are hypothesized to be particularly inclined to hoard toilet paper.”

“In order to examine individual differences underlying toilet paper consumption empirically, we attended to the HEXACO model of personality in the present study.”

“The HEXACO model is rooted in lexical studies of personality descriptors across various languages and organizes individual differences along six broad personality domains.”

“The three main findings of the current study are the following: First, the perceived threat of Covid-19 predicts toilet paper stockpiling.”

“Second, Emotionality predicts the perceived threat of Covid-19 and thereby indirectly affects stockpiling behavior.”

“Third, individuals high in Conscientiousness engage in more toilet paper stockpiling.”

“While it is important to communicate the severity of a pandemic and appeal to people’s compliance to necessary measures such as social distancing, communicators should be careful not to provoke panic that can eventually result in dysfunctional behavior such as stockpiling……”

“Meanwhile, the present study suggests that low anxiety and little desire to plan ahead are the best psychological protective factors to refrain from irrationally stockpiling limited resources in times of a health crisis.”


Cutocracy note :

“communicators should be careful not to provoke panic….”

Unless of course that is the required reaction .


Related :

  1. The 6 Major Dimensions of Personality as Outlined in the Hexaco Personality Inventory
  2. What is conditioning?
  3. How Fear Works

Further related :

  1. Beyond PTSD and Fear-Based Conditioning: Anger-Related Responses Following Experiences of Forced Migration
  2. What is Ericksonian Hypnosis and What Characterizes It
  3. Fear conditioning and extinction across development: Evidence from human studies and animal models

Further reading :

  1. The Pentagon Will Use AI to Predict Panic Buying, COVID-19 Hotspots
  2. Shopper ‘draws knife’ in fight over toilet paper amid coronavirus stockpiling
  3. London shopper mugged for toilet paper as coronavirus panic leaves shelves ransacked
  4. Australian man tasered in toilet paper scrap

Cutocracy note :

“The Pentagon Will Use AI to Predict Panic Buying….”

Could also be used to promote panic buying…..

Just sayin’……..


 

 

Kick the Cat

“…..we explore the mechanism through which supervisors’ ego depletion induces subordinates’ deviant behavior.”

“It is the way of the world, Baldrick. The abused always kick downwards. I am annoyed, and so I kick the cat, the cat pounces on the mouse, and finally, the mouse bites you on the behind.”

“When the ego depletion state is transmitted from one person to another, it is highly possible to witness such interpersonal influence in that ego depletion of one person manifests its detrimental effect of inducing unethical behavior of other person.”

Unethical behavior refers to actions that exhibit harmful effects on others and is “either illegal or morally unacceptable to the larger community” “

“Crossover literature has argued that several negative experiences, such as negative affect, depression, or emotion exhaustion, could be transmitted from leaders to their subordinates.”

“This newly developed serial crossover model demonstrates that depleted supervisors will exhibit abusive supervision , thereby depleting self-control resources of subordinates ; to protect their remaining resources, subordinates are reluctant to exercise self-regulation and are prone to impulsive behavior .”

 

 


 

 

Synthetic Biology

Ionic Man

All biological systems, including animals and plants, communicate in a language of ions and small molecules…..

“To narrow the gap between biological systems and artificial‐intelligence systems, bioinspired ion‐transport‐based sensory systems should be developed as successor of electronics, since they can emulate biological functionality more directly and communicate with biology seamlessly. “

“….it is difficult to realize a direct human‐computer interface (bioelectronic interface) without a transducer, since both sides speak “different languages.” “

“Specifically, biological systems contain numerous nanoscale ionic elements, which exist in the form of ion channels and ion pumps in cell membranes.”

“They work together to control the ion concentration gradients across cell membranes, enabling information encoding/decoding through action potentials.”

“Inspired by these biological ionic processes, the aim of artificial ionic sensors is to realize similar functions with ultrahigh sensitivity and operational stability, e.g., ionic artificial skin inspired by the mechanotransduction phenomenon.”

“Ion‐transport‐based processes can be applied for signal processing and information storage.”

“Development of an all‐ion‐transport‐based transistor will provide a unique opportunity for real‐time regulation/control of signals from living organisms. “

“The ionic interface is an ion‐transport‐based connection element that can act as an interfacing device between electronic and biological systems.”

“Song et al. described indirect ionic interface to control and manipulate the nervous system by the modulation of ion concentrations.”

“…..ionic interfaces, as defined above, are a powerful bridging module between external signals (including light signal, electrical signal, and thermal signal) and biological signals.”

“Once such bidirectional communication is reached, the real communication between artificial and biological intelligence should not be far away. “

“The ultimate goal is to construct an integrated ionic sensory system, able to realize seamless signal transduction between external stimuli, responsive artificial machines, and biological systems.”

Related :

  1. Magnetogenetics

 

 

Brain on a Chip

MIT engineers have designed a “brain-on-a-chip,” smaller than a piece of confetti, that is made from tens of thousands of artificial brain synapses known as memristors — silicon-based components that mimic the information-transmitting synapses in the human brain.”

Memristors, or memory transistors, are an essential element in neuromorphic computing. In a neuromorphic device, a memristor would serve as the transistor in a circuit, though its workings would more closely resemble a brain synapse — the junction between two neurons.”

The synapse receives signals from one neuron, in the form of ions, and sends a corresponding signal to the next neuron.”

“In contrast, a memristor would work along a gradient, much like a synapse in the brain.

The signal it produces would vary depending on the strength of the signal that it receives. “

“This would enable a single memristor to have many values, and therefore carry out a far wider range of operations than binary transistors.”

Related :

  1. Engineers design a device that operates like a brain synapse
  2. Stanford researchers develop artificial synapse that works with living cells

 

 


 

 

Environment

Nanoplastics Accumulating in Tissues

“Little is known about the behavior of nanoplastics in terrestrial environments, especially agricultural soils – says Baoshan Xing at the University of Massachusetts Amherst and colleagues in China.”

“Xing points out that nanoplastic particles can be as small as a protein or a virus.”

“Weathering and degradation change plastic’s physical and chemical properties and imparts surface charges, so environmental particles are different from the pristine polystyrene nanoplastics often used in the lab.”

Nanoplastics reduced the total biomass of model plants, they were smaller and the roots were much shorter.”

“If you reduce the biomass, it’s not good for the plant, yield is down and the nutritional value of crops may be compromised.”

“Our findings provide direct evidence that nanoplastics can accumulate in plants, depending on their surface charge.”

“Plant accumulation of nanoplastics can have both direct ecological effects and implications for agricultural sustainability and food safety.”

Related :

  1. Polymer Nano Fibres Found Globally in Drinking Water
  2. Brain Damage and Behavioural Disorders in Fish induced by Plastic Nanoparticles
  3. Plastic Particles Found in Bottled Water & North West Rivers

 

 


 

 

Health & Medical

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Cultocracy note :

The links between gut health and overall health are well documented .

Increasing research shows the detrimental health effects of many food additives .

Hence the constant attack on food labelling by corporate poison profiteers .


Sleep Deprivation and Death

“Harvard Medical School (HMS) neuroscientists have identified an unexpected, causal link between sleep deprivation and premature death.”

“In a study on sleep-deprived fruit flies, published in Cell on June 4, researchers found that death is always preceded by the accumulation of molecules known as reactive oxidative species (ROS) in the gut.”

“When fruit flies were given antioxidant compounds that neutralize and clear ROS from the gut, sleep-deprived flies remained active and had normal lifespans. “

“Additional experiments in mice confirmed that ROS accumulate in the gut when sleep is insufficient.”

“We were surprised to find it was the gut that plays a key role in causing death.”

“The guts of sleep-deprived flies had a dramatic buildup of ROS — highly reactive, oxygen-containing molecules that in large amounts can damage DNA and other components within cells, leading to cell death.”

“They tested dozens of compounds with antioxidant properties known to neutralize ROS and identified 11 that, when given as a food supplement, allowed sleep-deprived flies to have a normal or near-normal lifespan.”

“These compounds, such as melatonin, lipoic acid and NAD, were particularly effective at clearing ROS from the gut. “

Related :

  1. Foods that Reduce Oxidative Stress and Prevent Cancer
  2. Biological Activities of Reactive Oxygen and Nitrogen Species: Oxidative Stress versus Signal Transduction

 

 

More Blood and Guts

“A common food additive, recently banned in France but allowed in the U.S. and many other countries, was found to significantly alter gut microbiota in mice, causing inflammation in the colon and changes in protein expression in the liver, according to research led by a University of Massachusetts Amherst food scientist. “

“The study confirmed a strong linkage between foodborne titanium dioxide nanoparticles (TiO2 NPs) and adverse health effects.”

Gut microbiota, which refers to the diverse and complex community of microorganisms in the gut, plays a vital role in human health.”

“An imbalance of gut microbiota has been associated with a range of health issues, including inflammatory bowel disease, obesity and cardiovascular disease.”

“Human exposure to foodborne TiO2 NPs comes primarily from a food additive known as E171….”

“The bigger particles won’t be absorbed easily, but the smaller ones could get into the tissues and accumulate somewhere….”

“The researchers found TiO2 NPs decreased cecal levels of short-chain fatty acids, which are essential for colon health, and increased pro-inflammatory immune cells and cytokines in the colon, indicating an inflammatory state.”

“The results support our hypothesis that including TiO2 NPs in the diet disrupts the homeostasis of the gut microbiota…..”

Related :

  1. Meet Your Second Brain: The Gut
  2. What’s an Unhealthy Gut? How Gut Health Affects You
  3. Search term “gut health brain link”

 

 


 

 

$cientific $cammer of the Month

UK Covid “Experts” Cannot be Trusted

“The lead story in today’s France Soir – a long-respected and unaligned French daily – presents compelling evidence to suggest that the Whitehall/Cabinet Covid19 “advice” team cannot be trusted….and raises yet more doubts about BBC complicity in a false Coronavirus narrative.”

“The Government’s leading body for Covid19 drug trials – led by the controversial character Professor Peter Horby – stands accused of grossly misleading negative trial results for the coronavirus management drug Hydroxychloroqhine.”

Professor Peter Horby is an epidemiologist, and the Professor of Emerging Infectious Diseases and Global Health at the University of Oxford. He chairs the UK government’s New and Emerging Respiratory Virus Threats Advisory Group (NERVTAG). In addition, seven weeks ago he was charged with leading the ‘Recovery’ trial team into drugs for COVID-19.”

“Despite its constant refrain of being “led by the science”, the Johnson Cabinet is in reality being – dare I say it – deliberately misled by rather mediocre Second Division virologists and modellers acting (consciously or otherwise) as agents for Big Pharma.”


Cultocracy note :

“Incompetence, Lying, Manipulation and Big Bucks”

Sums it all up for me .

On the plus side , experts are going cheap at the moment .

Although it does appear that Prof. Horby has been thrown a very timely lifeline .

I wonder why ?


Related :

  1. British government adviser who worked with China from the start of the coronavirus outbreak faces questions about whether he could have done more to raise the alarm in the UK
  2. ‘Don’t tear the pants out of it!’ Government adviser Prof Van-Tam warns public not to abuse liberties
  3. NIH & Moderna Signed mRNA Vaccine Contract Before COVID Event Started & Shocking New CDC Mask Study

Not related (I think) :

  1. Pete The Meat Puppet (YouTube)

 

 

Walking Bad for Environment

Walking and cycling have many benefits and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but researchers say we need to think about what people eat to fuel their walking and cycling.”

“Lead researcher Dr Anja Mizdrak from the University of Otago, Wellington, says producing the food required to fuel walking and cycling does come at a cost.”

“In a paper published in the international journal, Scientific Reports, the researchers say people who shift from passive modes of transport, such as driving, to active modes, such as walking, will have higher energy needs, which could lead to an increase in food-production related emissions.”

“Dr Cristina Cleghorn, a nutrition researcher at the University of Otago, Wellington, and co-author of the research paper, says reducing meat consumption and shifting diets away from processed food and towards more vegetables, legumes, whole grains and fruits are likely to have health and environmental co-benefits.”


Cultocracy note :

I am currrently working on another ‘global warming’ based scientific research paper .

It is titled :

‘The environmental co-benefits of complete non-locomotion and complete non-eating (especially meat) is associated with a complete reduction in greenhouse gas emissions , except for when you then die and are then completely cremated , non-negligably’

N.B. The longer the title , the better the chance of being published .


More astonishingly long titled insights from Dr Anja Mizdrak :

  1. Modelling the health impact of food taxes and subsidies with price elasticities: The case for additional scaling of food consumption using the total food expenditure elasticity
  2. Greater accordance with the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension dietary pattern is associated with lower diet-related greenhouse gas production but higher dietary costs in the United Kingdom

Related :

  1. Do human farts contribute to global warming?
  2. Degassing Beans: Here’s How to Silence the “Musical Fruit”

Not related (I think) :

  1. Johnny Fartpants

 

 


Cultocracy note :

The motto at the top of the tree is always ‘if you’re gonna scam , then scam big’ .

I wonder what really goes on at NASA et al ??????


Moon Mining

“Plans to start mining the Moon as early as 2025 became more attractive this week after a US National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) team found evidence that the Earth’s natural satellite may, underneath its surface, be richer in metals than previously thought.”

“The proposed global legal framework for mining on the moon, called the Artemis Accords, would be the latest effort to attract allies to the National Space Agency’s (NASA) plan to place humans and space stations on the celestial body within the next decade.”

“The country’s space agency NASA had previously outlined its long-term approach to lunar exploration, which includes setting up a “base camp” on the moon’s south pole. “

“Geologists, as well as emerging companies, such as US-based Planetary Resources, a firm pioneering the space mining industry, believe asteroids are packed with iron ore, nickel and precious metals at much higher concentrations than those found on Earth, making up a market valued in the trillions.”

Related :

  1. From telescopes to GPS: military, space science are linked

Cultocracy note :

Haahhahahaahah……

“……iron ore, nickel and precious metals”

Haahhaaaahaaahhahaahah……

Everybody knows the Moon is made of green cheese……



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Nanotechnology News – May 2020

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Cultocracy introduction :

The official narrative is now threadbare .

Perhaps a useful distraction is required .

What many do not realize is that nobody’s life matters in the modern world .

In particular those with no value as a saleable commodity .


The Race to Read your Brain


Cultocracy note :

The brain is the final frontier for many in the field of science .

Covert experimentation in bleeding edge neurotechnologies is commonplace in the modern world .

In fact you could say that it has now reached epidemic proportions .

The article below from the mainstream Daily Mail is one of many that lays the foundations and seeks to prepare the broader public for acceptance of mass mind manipulation .

Everything is proceeding as planned .

There is zero mention of the adverse effects on humanity itself .

The article does expose the compromised nature of Western technology and the funding model for future research and development pathways .

How many will be rendered powerless .

How many will resist .

As always , as ever , the keyword is control .





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Nanotechnology News – May 2020

 

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Genetics


Cultocracy quiz interlude note :

Oh dear……

Everybody’s favorite mad scientists have been hard at work haven’t they .

Question :

What came first ?

The chicken or the egg ?????

Answers on a postcard please .


Gene-Editing Vaccines

Moderna’s chief medical officer has described the company’s products as “hacking the software of life” and permanently altering a person’s genetic code. If Moderna is poised to bring the first Covid-19 vaccine to market, a deeper look at his comments and his employer are warranted.”

“In recent weeks, it has quickly become apparent that the leading Covid-19 vaccine candidate is the messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccine being developed by Boston-based Moderna Inc.”

“However, since at least last fall, Moderna has sought to resolve this issue by adding “nanoparticles” to its mRNA vaccine, a modification financed by the Pentagon’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Moderna is a “strategic ally” of DARPA and has received millions from DARPA and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation several years prior to the current coronavirus crisis.”

DARPA’s plans for nanoparticles and nanotechnology and their potentially Orwellian applications were the subject of a recent The Last American Vagabond report.”

“The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health supported this work.”

“In addition to support from the FDA, Moderna has also received considerable U.S. government funding ($438 million) from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA)……”

“Moderna’s current Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Tal Zaks. Zaks, an Israeli citizen who began his career at GlaxoSmithKline, oversees “preclinical development, clinical development and regulatory affairs” for Moderna and all of its subsidiaries. “

“Zaks’ description of Moderna’s mRNA products as, making permanent edits to human genes……….”

“Zaks’ statements are noteworthy and concerning for several reasons, including the fact that DARPA — Moderna’s “strategic ally” — is also openly funding research aimed at “reprogramming genes” and “manipulat[ing] genes or control[ling] gene expression to combat viruses and help human bodies withstand infection” caused by Covid-19.”

“Given that the stage has already been set for mandatory vaccinations that will be “distributed” throughout the U.S. by the military, now is the time to vigorously raise awareness about the Moderna vaccine’s gravely under-reported ability to “hack the software of life” in ways that could harm public health.”

Related :

 

Plant Epigenetics

“By manipulating the expression of one gene, geneticists can induce a form of “stress memory” in plants that is inherited by some progeny, giving them the potential for more vigorous, hardy and productive growth……”

“The researchers identify pathways that enhance root growth and plant vigor — increasing yield.”

“When an MSH1-modified plant is crossed or grafted, this enhanced plant vigor becomes quite pronounced.”

“In our research, we show that this memory condition is heritable by progeny but occurs in only a proportion of the progeny — so that there are memory and non-memory full siblings……..”

“Researchers contend that plants can be “reprogrammed” epigenetically to express genes differently without altering genotype, which constitutes a non-traditional approach to breeding.”

Related :

Further reading :

  1. Epigenetics – Shaping Humanity

 

 


 

Quantum Computing & Communications


Cultocracy note :

Any modern day cri$i$ can and will be capitalized on to advance scientific research .

Unfortunately , the scientific advancements which result from any crisis will inevitably be leveraged to cultivate the consequent cri$i$ .

Until we have a real crisis .


15 Trillion Entangled Atoms

“Scientists have observed an unexpectedly large quantum system featuring 15 trillion entangled atoms, according to a new study.”

Quantum entanglement describes the connection between separate particles. The phenomenon is key to the promise of quantum computing, quantum encryption and other quantum technologies. “

“Usually, quantum entanglement features a pair of coupled atoms or electrons. Entangled states are quite delicate. To ensure entangled particles remain undisturbed, many quantum systems must be isolated and kept at temperatures approaching absolute zero, limiting their practical viability.”

“For the new study, published Friday in Nature Communications, researchers heated a cloud of gas atoms to temperatures upwards of 450 Kelvin. The atoms were far from isolated. Every few microseconds, billions of gas atoms would collide, causing their electrons to spin sporadically in different directions. “

“By measuring magnetization, caused by electron spin patterns, scientists were able to detect coupling between the gas atoms.”

“The ability to detect quantum entanglement on large scales could help scientists improve ultra-sensitive magnetic field detection technologies.”

“Scientists were surprised to detect entanglement of some 15 trillion atoms — a total 100 times greater than the previous entanglement record.”

Researchers already use sensors featuring hot, high-density atomic gases in the field of magnetoencephalography, the study of the brain’s magnetic signals.”

“The addition of entanglement could help scientists study the magnetic signals of the brain at higher resolutions.”

“We hope that this kind of giant entangled state will lead to better sensor performance in applications ranging from brain imaging to self-driving cars to searches for dark matter.”

Related :

  1. Quantum hall effect ‘reincarnated’ in 3-D topological materials

 

 


 

 

Artificial Intelligence – AI


Any convenient crisis will quickly be utilized to rapidly accelerate research into AI guided applications .

Partly driven by fear , primarily driven by profit , wholly driven by agenda .


Accelerating to the Future

“Countries around the world have responded to the Covid-19 coronavirus with lockdowns, restrictions, and technology solutions that use artificial intelligence to combat the virus. “

“As the outbreak progresses, all sectors of Chinese society continue to apply AI, big data capabilities, and robot services to prevent and control the coronavirus.”

Autonomous driving has also proved to be essential in the fight against the pandemic, easing the burden of Covid-19 by transporting necessary medical supplies and food to health-care professionals and the public in infected areas and disinfecting hospitals and public surfaces to reduce the spread of coronavirus.”

“Having been through the pandemic and supported the front line, we realize ‘automation’ and ‘intelligence’ are the best solutions for humans to respond to large-scale emergencies.”

Baidu, one of the leaders in autonomous vehicle technology, has released 104 driverless vehicles in 17 cities across the country. These autonomous vehicles are helping carry out frontline anti-epidemic work such as cleaning, disinfecting, logistics, and transportation with support from partner companies. “

“Additionally, Apollo and Neolix deployed unmanned vehicles daily to disinfect all roads on Shanghai Zhangjiang Artificial Intelligence Island.”

“Simultaneously, the vehicle can serve as a night-time security robot and create alerts about those who are disregarding the coronavirus prevention guidelines, such as not wearing masks or gathering in large crowds.”

“As a result of these advances, Baidu has become integral to the development and transition toward smart cities.”

“The pandemic awakened a need for autonomous vehicles to improve safety, deliver supplies and advance new infrastructures.”


Cultocracy Corona Capitalization (TM) score note :

Smart cities will need smart infrastructure and smart sensors .

In fact , smart everything , except for the inhabitants perhaps .

It goes without saying that all of this smart stuff will have to be paid for in smart cash , lots of it .

Baidu has been described as a world leader in AI applications , it has now posited itself at the front of the queue for logistics , surveillance , security and disinfection services .

A simple and understated capitalization model , possibly aimed primarily at the simple and understated .

Corona Capitalization (TM) at it’s finest .

A score of 8 out of 10 from the expert judging panel .


Related :

  1. US Air Force launches Skyborg competition, artificial intelligence for loyal wingman UAV
  2. Dynetics joins DARPA’s unmanned dogfighting effort

 

World’s Fastest AI Supercomputer to Advance COVID-19 Research

“In November 2019, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory (ANL) and Cerebras Systems, a leader in artificial intelligence (AI) compute, announced a partnership to explore how deep learning can advance research in cancer, traumatic brain injury and the properties of black holes, amongst other areas, using Cerebras’ industry-leading CS-1 system.”

“When COVID-19 reached pandemic status in March 2020, however, ANL quickly pivoted their research to help in the race to find life-saving treatments and therapeutics.”

“ANL took a different approach, leveraging the power of AI and machine learning (ML) to develop a model which much more efficiently processes ANL’s massive datasets to determine which molecules have the best docking scores.”

“This ML model allows ANL to quickly predict which drug molecules are the best candidates for the next stage of testing.”

“Once the CS-1 is running the ML models, the next step is to run inference over several billion samples to pick the ones most likely to bind to the virus’ pocket and prevent it from binding to other host cells. “

“From there, ANL is building in-silico models to understand the interactions of the selected drug molecules further.”

“……enabling them to quickly identify which drug molecules will be most effective in binding to the virus’ proteins and keeping the Pandora’s Box of COVID-19 closed.”

“…the power of AI supercomputers promises to accelerate research and development of deep learnings models and greatly advance the future of disease research.”

Related :

  1. U.S. DoE and Intel to Build First Exascale Supercomputer
  2. Cerebras Systems deploys the ‘world’s fastest AI computer’ at Argonne National Lab

Cultocracy note :

Didn’t predict the COVID outbreak , did it .


Further reading :

  1. The CRANE Project
  2. SimEarth
  3. Argonne National Lab Simulation Tracks the Evolution of the Universe
  4. The EyeOpener- Sentient World Simulation: Meet Your DoD Clone
  5. Sentient World Simulation (SWS): A Continuously Running Model of the Real World (PDF)
  6. Reversing the flow of time on a quantum computer
  7. The Supercomputer That Could Map the Human Brain

 

Corona Censorship

Machine learning can be used to track surges in interest in health topics on popular online comment boards, like Reddit…….”

“Such insight could help public health officials better understand and address public concerns and priorities, and stem the spread of misinformation.”

“As a conduit directly to the thoughts of some people, Reddit is also valuable because it is the place where some of the “infodemic”–the plague of misinformation about COVID-19–has spread.”

“Moving forward, the team will continue to track and analyze posts on this COVID-19-specific thread.”

Stokes and Merchant hope insight like this will be heeded by public health officials in their effort to better combat the spread of misinformation that accompanied the COVID-19 outbreak.”


Cultocracy note :

Couldn’t agree more .

The spread of misinformation which accompanied the COVID-19 outbreak has been truly astounding .


Cultocracy Corona Capitalization (TM) score note :

A different approach by S&M seeks to capitalize on the rash nature of public officials during any crisis .

Controlling the narrative is far more important than the cri$i$ itself .

As is remaining in your well paid position in public office , along with all of the perks that accompany such an esteemed position in society .

The S&M approach basically says , “we will help you with your campaign of lies , you will not be hung out to dry by competitors , real or imagined , or the great unwashed” .

Unfortunately S&M is taking on the big boys with this particular capitalization methodology .

Although , the actual approach could be aimed at the big boys .

It should also be noted that S&M could actually be a part of the big boys gang .

A speculative effort , possibly part of a broader campaign , unlikely to secure a large chunk of TCF (Taxpayer Corona Fundage) .

An overall score of 2 out of 10 from the expert judging panel .


Cultocracy anagram note :

Stokes and Merchant = Stonkered Chasm


Further reading :

  1. Aaron Swartz
  2. Aaron Swartz’s Politics
  3. FBI Secretly Collected Data on Aaron Swartz Earlier Than We Thought—in a Case Involving Al Qaeda

 

Intelligent Vision

“These products expand the opportunities to develop AI-equipped cameras, enabling a diverse range of applications in the retail and industrial equipment industries and contributing to building optimal systems that link with the cloud.”

“The spread of IoT has resulted in all types of devices being connected to the cloud…..”

“They are the world’s first image sensor to be equipped with AI image analysis and processing functionality on the logic chip.”

“The signal acquired by the pixel chip is processed via AI on the sensor, eliminating the need for high-performance processors or external memory, enabling the development of edge AI systems.”

“……..it can be used for heat mapping store visitors (detecting locations where many people gather), and the like.”

Related :

  1. Clearview AI
  2. Sony Life
  3. Prudential Financial

 

Clearview AI

“Startup Clearview AI has built a facial recognition system that claims to be able to ID people in real-time, matching them with billions of images pulled from databases and scraped from social media.”

“Earlier this year, a list containing the names of private companies using or possibly interested in using the technology leaked out as regulators began to scrutinize the outfit, and people filed lawsuits.”

“Clearview is cancelling the accounts of every customer who was not either associated with law enforcement or some other federal, state, or local government department, office, or agency…..”

“Instead of taking real steps to address the harms of face recognition surveillance, Clearview is doubling down on the sale of its face surveillance system to law enforcement and continues to fuel large scale violations of Americans’ privacy and due process rights. “

“The only good that Clearview has achieved here is demonstrate the vital importance of strong biometric privacy laws like the one in Illinois, and of laws adopted by cities nationwide banning police use of face recognition systems.”


Cultocracy anagram note :

“Clearview AI” – CIA reviewal


Related :

  1. The world’s scariest facial recognition company, explained
  2. Clearview’s Facial Recognition App Has Been Used By The Justice Department, ICE, Macy’s, Walmart, And The NBA
  3. Clearview’s leaked client list shows why lawmakers must ban facial recognition surveillance for both government and corporations
  4. More Than A Dozen Organizations From The Met Police To J.K. Rowling’s Foundation Have Tried Clearview AI’s Facial Recognition Tech
  5. Met police used controversial American facial recognition firm, data breach reveals

Further reading :

  1. How machines see: everything you need to know about computer vision
  2. Live public street cams are tracking social distancing

 

AI Creates Whisky

“An artificial intelligence algorithm has been used to develop a new whisky.”

“The whisky, from Mackmyra, is branded Intelligens and its precise concoction is only known to the software. The end product is a good dram.”

“To develop the whisky, key factors about the Mackmyra range were fed into the AI software, including awards won for certain brands together with the recipes relating to these whiskies.”

Other data inputted included customer reviews together with sales data (to indicate which types of whiskies have the highest consumer preferences).”

“With the execution of the AI algorithm, there were some 70 million combinations that could have been selected.”

“…….the application of algorithms enables a computer to come up with new combinations that humans simply could never consider.”

“The machine learning aspect was assisted by Mackmyra master blender Angela D’Orazio….”


Cultocracy note :

Gimmicky ?

Commercial ?

The future ?

The present ?

Hope not .


Related :

  1. AI Artwork Sells For $432,500 – Generative Adversarial Networks

 

 


 

 

5G & IoT


Cultocracy note :

Those pesky ‘discredited experts’ are at it again .


Health Workers create Trouble

“Some 400 doctors and 900 health care workers have signed an open letter to the government, urging them to exercise caution regarding the roll-out by Proximus of a forerunner of the next generation of mobile data, known as 5G.”

“Even though it could be a simple coincidence, this seems indecent to us at a time when the people are fighting to overcome a human drama which concerns us all. At the same time, consumer organisations have been quick to publish articles claiming that the technology is not dangerous…..”

“The population has been increasingly exposed to electromagnetic radiation over recent decades, from cordless telephones in the home to the current saturation of high-speed internet, mobile phones, wifi in the metro and the growing Internet of Things

“However, the safety of this exposure has never been demonstrated…..”

“On the contrary, evidence of its harmfulness is accumulating. Since 2011, moreover, electromagnetic radiation from wireless technologies has been considered by the WHO as possibly carcinogenic…”

Related :

  1. List of medical professionals discredited experts (PDF)

Cultocracy note :

‘simple coincidence’ = There are no coincidences


 

Digital Truth Serum

Do smartphones alter what people are willing to disclose about themselves to others? A new study in the Journal of Marketing suggests that they might.”

Writing on one’s smartphone often lowers the barriers to revealing certain types of sensitive information for two reasons; one stemming from the unique form characteristics of phones and the second from the emotional associations that consumers tend to hold with their device.”

“…..a person tends to narrowly focus on completing the task and become less cognizant of external factors that would normally inhibit self-disclosure….”

“Smartphone users know this effect well — when using their phones in public places, they often fixate so intently on its content that they become oblivious to what is going on around them.”

Related :

  1. THE EMPEROR’S NEW VIRUS: COVID-5G (SCRIBD VERSION)
  2. Martin L. Pall, PhD Professor Emeritus of Biochemistry and Basic Medical Sciences Washington State University
  3. EMF Research – Martin L. Pall, PhD
  4. 5G, the New Track of the Arms Race

Further reading :

  1. Faux Facts – The disturbing Truth About fullfact.org
  2. UK charity Full Fact is checking for fake news on Facebook
  3. As fake news flourishes, the UK’s fact-checkers are turning to automation to compete
  4. Misinformation ruins lives, UK fact-checker says

Cultocracy anagram note :

“UK Charity Full Fact” = If a Cackly Truth Flu


 

 


 

 

Implants

Myths and the Mind

“Musk proposes to embed electrodes within your brain so that signals could be sent and received. “

“Well, according to him, everything in the brain is an electrical signal.”

“Therefore, if you have a device implanted in your brain that can send and receive electrical signals, it can compensate for anything that goes wrong.”

“He even believes that he will be able to use Neuralink to digitally record memories—and even edit them………”

“…..his blind adherence to a secular mythology prevents him from seeing the limitations of his approach. “

“As long as he maintains that point of view, he will continue to make the same mistake and not even realize why.”

 

Blind People could ‘See’ with Electricity

Scientists sent patterns of electricity coursing across people’s brains, coaxing their brains to see letters that weren’t there. “

“The experiment worked in both sighted people and blind participants who had lost their sight in adulthood…..”

“Known as visual prosthetics, the implants were placed on the visual cortex and then stimulated in a pattern to “trace” out shapes that the participants could then “see.” “

“More advanced versions of these implants could work similarly to cochlear implants, which stimulate nerves of the inner ear with electrodes to help enhance the wearer’s hearing ability. “

“The study authors crafted the letters by stimulating the brain with electrical currents, causing it to generate so-called phosphenes — tiny pinpricks of light that people sometimes perceive without any actual light entering their eyes. “

“The team laid an array of electrodes over the visual cortices of five study participants……”

“Specifically, the electrodes sat over a region of the brain known as V1, where information from the retinas gets funneled for early processing. “

“Cochlear implants use a similar strategy to generate different auditory tones………”

 

 


 

Brain Computer Interface – BCI

Head in the Cloud

Researchers have developed ultra-light tattoo electrodes that are hardly noticeable on the skin and make long-term measurements of brain activity cheaper and easier.”

“This type of electrode, optimised in 2018, opened up completely new paths in electrophysiological examinations, such as electrocardiography (ECG) or electromyography (EMG). Thanks to a thickness of 700 to 800 nanometres — that is about 100 times thinner than a human hair — the tattoos adapt to uneven skin and are hardly noticeable on the body.”

“…….the group has modified the tattoo electrodes in such a way that they can also be used in electroencephalography (EEG) — i.e. to measure brain activity.”

“Tests under real clinical conditions have shown that the EEG measurement with the optimized tattoos is as successful as with conventional EEG electrodes.”

“The new tattoo electrodes are the very first dry electrode type that is suitable for long-term EEG measurements and at the same time compatible with magneto-encephalography (MEG).”

“The new generation of tattoo electrodes consists exclusively of conductive polymers, i.e. it does not contain any metals which can be problematic for MEG examinations, and is printed exclusively with inkjet.”

“The TU Graz researcher is currently spinning ideas on how this technology can be used in clinics and in neuroengineering as well as in the field of brain computer interfaces.”

Related :

  1. Intro to Brain Computer Interface
  2. The Introductory Guide to EEG (Electroencephalography)
  3. Mind reading – scientists translate brain signals into words
  4. Artificial speech synthesizer control by brain-computer interface (PDF)
  5. Imagined Speech Classification with EEG Signals for Silent Communication: A
  6. Preliminary Investigation into Synthetic Telepathy
  7. Brain-Computer Interface

 

 


 

 

Robotics


Cultocracy note :

Here it comes…..

Get ready for the Fourth Industrial Revolution….

A very convenient corona crisis , for some at least .

5G is the glue that will bind everything together .

How do you respond ?

That’s entirely up to you .

Or is it .


Robots to the Rescue

American workers are locked into their homes, avoiding contact with anyone and everything touched by others. “

Social contacts and supply chains are disrupted by coronavirus and the COVID-19 illness it causes. “

“In the workplace, there is a solution that addresses both problems simultaneously: new colleagues immune to pandemics and ready to replace American workers.”

“While many bosses are discovering a new willingness to let at least some employees permanently work remotely, no one seems to be talking about this 800-pound gorilla that could be even more disruptive to jobs and could happen even faster than the already quite scary forecasts of only a few years ago.”

“Even more automation with ever-more-powerful robots and computers can help immunize the economy against future pandemics. “

“This has implications in particular for two industry groups that have come into focus recently: essential industries, including large parts of the manufacturing supply chain, and industries with direct customer contact, also called high-touch industries.”

Related :

  1. Your weekly selection of awesome robot videos

Also related :

  1. Get Ready For Slaughterhouse Robots To Ease America’s Meat Processing Crisis
  2. The 4th industrial revolution is key to getting the global economy, and our lives, back on track
  3. How coronavirus will speed up the fourth industrial revolution
  4. COVID-19 By Design: Ushering in Automation, A.I. and the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  5. Coronavirus has forced upon us the fourth Industrial revolution with work from home, says Amitabh Kant
  6. Is COVID-19 the best driver for automation and robotization of industries in the era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
  7. Could COVID-19 Accelerate the Fourth Industrial Revolution?
  8. The Fourth Industrial Revolution is coming to the Middle East
    Why coronavirus will accelerate the fourth Industrial Revolution
  9. etc…etc…etc…etc…

 


Cultocracy note :

Note how the now obsolete ‘War on Terror’ and ‘War on Drugs’ are cited in the article below , a common yet hackneyed tactic .

I’m just surprised they haven’t managed to fit in the word ‘coronavirus’ somewhere .


Tunneling Earthworm Robot

“The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the Pentagon’s cutting-edge research and development branch, is funding one of the oddest robotic concepts yet: a robot that mimics an earthworm to dig underground tunnels.”

“It’s all part of an effort to demonstrate robotic tunneling technologies that will provide a secure way of resupplying U.S. Army troops in battle zones. “

“In recent years, several armed transnational groups have turned to tunneling to support drug-running, terrorist, and paramilitary operations.”

“Meanwhile, U.S. forces are preparing for the eventuality of fighting in “megacities”—sprawling cities with a population of a million or more.”

“GE’s tunneling robot uses biomimetics—the imitation of nature to solve engineering problems for humans—to imitate an earthworm not only in form, but function. “

“The key to underground movement? Artificial muscles that can both inflate and scoot the robo-worm forward.”

“GE’s 15-month goal is to develop a robot that can dig at a rate of 10 centimeters (3.93 inches) a second and dig a tunnel 500 meters (1,640 feet) and 10 centimeters in diameter.”

“An operational robo-worm working for the U.S. military would likely be considerably bigger, capable of moving a meaningful amount of supplies. “


Cultocracy note :

“resupplying U.S. Army troops”

Hah….Yeah….Right……


Related :

  1. The Real Story Behind the Myth of Area 51

Not related (I think) :

  1. Going Underground (YouTube)
  2. Deeper and Deeper (YouTube)

 

Micro Machines

“The microelectronic robot is 0.8 mm long, 0.8 mm wide and 0.14 mm tall. “

“A special aspect of this project is the availability of an on-board energy system, which enables the highly flexible micro-robot to perform various tasks. “

“The system is also maneuverable in a water solution and can be controlled remotely.”

“In addition, the robot has a light source and a micro-arm, which is able to be powered wirelessly. “

“The use of this system in the areas of micro-robotics and medical technology could be envisioned for targeted administration of medication or directly diagnosing diseases within an organism.”

“Since the micro-robot needs energy, but cannot simply be charged at a socket, a system for wireless energy transmission is used, which consists of integrating an external transmitter and an on-board receiver coil into the microsystem.”

“The energy is transmitted by induction – this principle is similar to how a cell phone is able to be wirelessly charged.”

 

Artificial Eyes

“Here we present an electrochemical eye with a hemispherical retina made of a high-density array of nanowires mimicking the photoreceptors on a human retina.”

“Mimicking human eyes, artificial vision systems are just as essential in autonomous technologies such as robotics. “

“Particularly for humanoid robots…..”

“Here we demonstrate an artificial visual system using a spherical biomimetic electrochemical eye (EC-EYE) with a hemispherical retina made of a high-density perovskite nanowire array….”

“An ionic liquid electrolyte was used as a front-side common contact to the nanowires and liquid-metal wires were used as back contacts to the nanowire photosensors, mimicking human nerve fibres behind the retina.”

” In addition to its structural similarity with a human eye, the hemispherical artificial retina has a nanowire density much higher than that of photoreceptors in a human retina and can thus potentially achieve higher image resolution, which is bolstered by implementation of a single-nanowire ultrasmall photodetector.”

“Wires attached to the artificial retina send readouts from those sensors to external circuitry for processing, just as nerve fibers relay signals from a real eyeball to the brain. “

“In theory, this synthetic eye could perceive a much higher resolution than the human eye……..”

 

 


 

 

Remote Sensing & Stimulation

Quantum Radar

Quantum illumination uses entangled signal-idler photon pairs to boost the detection efficiency of low-reflectivity objects in environments with bright thermal noise.”

“Its advantage is particularly evident at low signal powers, a promising feature for applications such as noninvasive biomedical scanning or low-power short-range radar.”

“Here, we experimentally investigate the concept of quantum illumination at microwave frequencies.”

“This successful integration of quantum mechanics into devices could significantly impact the biomedical and security industries.”

Quantum entanglement is a physical phenomenon whereby two particles remain interconnected, sharing physical traits regardless of how far apart they are from one another.”

“The prototype, which is also known as a quantum radar, is able to detect objects in noisy thermal environments where classical radar systems often fail. The technology has potential applications for ultra-low power biomedical imaging and security scanners.”

“Instead of using conventional microwaves, the researchers entangle two groups of photons, which are called the signal and idler photons. “

“The signal photons are sent out towards the object of interest, whilst the idler photons are measured in relative isolation, free from interference and noise.”

“When the signal photons are reflected back, true entanglement between the signal and idler photons is lost, but a small amount of correlation survives, creating a signature or pattern that describes the existence or the absence of the target object—irrespective of the noise within the environment.”

“Using entanglement generated at a few thousandths of a degree above absolute zero (-273.14 °C), we have been able to detect low reflectivity objects at room-temperature.”

“The main message behind our research is that quantum radar or quantum microwave illumination is not only possible in theory, but also in practice.”

Related :

  1. Scalar Wars
  2. Quantum Illumination & Entanglement
  3. Quantum Teleportation For Dogs

 

Nuked

“Little is known about the X-37B space plane and what, exactly, it’s been doing during missions that now total nearly eight years in orbit. “

“On Wednesday, the U.S. Air Force revealed some of the satellite payloads and experiments it will carry aloft this month…..”

“The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory, will transform solar power into radio frequency microwave energy which could then be transmitted to the ground….”

“Efforts to beam energy to and from altitude go back to 1959, when Raytheon’s William Brown sold the Defense Department on a concept for a helicopter that would hover at 50,000 feet, well above atmospheric winds, powered by a microwave ray from below.”

“In the 1960s, Brown went on to work with NASA’s Wernher von Braun on converting microwave beams into electrical current.”

“Sending regular electricity to earth via an antenna would require a device too large to be practical. But it is possible to send microwaves to earth from space with an antenna that could actually make it to space. “

In 1975, NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory staged a breakthrough demonstration. In the Goldstone Experiment, researchers sent a 2.388-Ghz beam more than a mile over the Mojave desert…..”

“While the X-37 belongs to the Air Force, the new Space Force is “responsible for the launch, on-orbit operations, and landing…..”

“Of course, microwaves from space could also, potentially, be a weapon.”

Weeden’s main concerns about the X-37B are that it puts stuff in space and doesn’t tell anyone. “


Cultocracy note :

Hmmm…….

I wonder if the aforementioned beams could also be transmitted into space….

Perhaps in the direction of another satellite ?


Related :

  1. SpaceX to Launch X-37B – Satellite Killer
  2. Wernher von Braun: From Nazis to NASA (YouTube)

 

Quantum Laser Loop

“For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating strong coupling between quantum systems over a greater distance.”

“They accomplished this with a novel method in which a laser loop connects the systems, enabling nearly lossless exchange of information and strong interaction between them. “

“The physicists reported that the new method opens up new possibilities in quantum networks and quantum sensor technology.”

“It involves sending a beam of laser light back and forth between the systems. “The light then behaves like a mechanical spring stretched between the atoms and the membrane, and transmits forces between the two,” explains Dr. Thomas Karg, who carried out the experiments as part of his doctoral thesis at the University of Basel.”

“We can control the laser beam between the systems, which allows us to generate different types of interactions that are useful for quantum sensors, for example.”

 

Behavioral Modification

“For Army scientists, the goal of neuroscience research is pursuing the inner workings of the human brain to advance scientific understanding and improve Soldier performance.”

“A flexible brain region is one that easily engages with other brain regions and/or networks.”

“…..there are precise and measurable local (stimulated region) and global (whole brain) effects that travel common oscillatory patterns in the brain often implicated in tasks related to vision, attention and motor control.”

“This puts us a little closer to harnessing the power of neurostimulation for behavioral modification.”

“The first is neurostimulation, which uses simultaneous transcranial magnetic stimulation and electroencephalography,”

“[This] is a type of neurostimulation that causes a changing magnetic field near your scalp, which in turn induces current into whatever conductive body is next to itin this case, it’s your brain.”

“The electrical current that is non-invasively injected into your brain then disrupts the neural firing at the stimulated region……”

“This type of research will support future adaptive neurotechnologies that may be used in human-autonomy teams where behavioral missteps may be predicted and avoided……”

“…..or it could enable a non-human agent synthetic metacognitive abilities to know how a member of the team will perform in particular situations……”


Cultocracy note :

Many ‘military research’ programs are societal control programs .

“non-human agent synthetic metacognitive abilities” = Brainwashing


Related :

  1. What Is Behavior Modification?
  2. Leaked: Google’s Video on Mass Behaviour Modification

 

Ultrasonic Neuromodulation

“Non-invasive low-intensity pulsed ultrasound has been employed for direct neuro-modulation. However, its range and effectiveness for different neurological disorders have not been fully elucidated.”

“The ultrasound waves can penetrate the intact skull to specific brain regions, causing modulatory effects of neuronal activity or behavioral outcome…..”

Pioneering studies in monkeys have provided evidence that low-intensity pulsed ultrasound can be used to modify perception and behavior…..”

“Previous studies have suggested two possible explanations for ultrasound neuro-modulation: ultrasound directly activates a localized area or indirectly impacts auditory pathways which further propagate to other cortical networks ………”

“The observed inhibitory effect of epileptiform discharges induced by ultrasound stimulation might be result from reduced excitatory inputs, increased inhibitory inputs or modulating both excitatory and inhibitory inputs.”

“We further tested the effects of ultrasound stimulation on inhibitory synaptic activities.”

“The results demonstrated that ultrasound stimulation could induce an increase in inhibitory inputs……”

“Our study suggests that low-intensity pulsed ultrasound could suppress epileptiform activities and might provide a potential clinical treatment for epilepsy.”

Related :


Cultocracy note :

Neuromodulation = Brainwashing


 

 


 

 

Neuroscience

Mysterious Neural Coupling

“Scientists think they’ve identified a previously unknown form of neural communication that self-propagates across brain tissue, and can leap wirelessly from neurons in one section of brain tissue to another – even if they’ve been surgically severed.”

“The discovery, made in February 2019, offers some radical new insights about the way neurons might be talking to one another, via a mysterious process unrelated to conventionally understood mechanisms……”

“Before this, scientists already knew there was more to neural communication than the above-mentioned connections that have been studied in detail, such as synaptic transmission.”

“For example, researchers have been aware for decades that the brain exhibits slow waves of neural oscillations whose purpose we don’t understand, but which appear in the cortex and hippocampus when we sleep, and so are hypothesised to play a part in memory consolidation.”

We’ve known about these waves for a long time, but no one knows their exact function…..”

“This neural activity can actually be modulatedstrengthened or blocked – by applying weak electrical fields and could be an analogue form of another cell communication method, called ephaptic coupling.”


Cultocracy note :

“neural activity can actually be modulated” = Brainwashing


Related :

  1. Ephaptic coupling (Wikipedia)
  2. Ephaptic coupling of cortical neurons (PDF)
  3. Neurobiologists find that weak electrical fields in the brain help neurons fire together
  4. Neural WiFi
  5. Weak electric fields promote resonance in neuronal spiking activity
  6. The Clinical Characteristics of Tinnitus in Patients with Vestibular Schwannoma

Further reading :

  1. Is the Coronavirus Scare a Psychological Operation?
  2. Learning to Fear
  3. 69% of Americans have Succumbed to Coronavirus Fear – Will You?
  4. The Matador and The Bull – Fear & Suggestibility
  5. Aligning Brains & Minds
  6. Epigenetics – Shaping Humanity

Even more reading :

  1. The Dream Team
  2. Weaponized Dreams – CIA & Mi6
  3. Sleep & Subliminal Hypnotic Triggers

 

 


 

 

Synthetic Biology

BioBot

“Researchers from the University of Illinois have successfully merged a 3D printed hydrogel skeleton with the spinal cord of a rat to create a functional walking ‘spinobot.’

“The novel method of powering the biobot involves the application of glutamate, a neurotransmitter released by nerve cells in the brain, as a stimulus to drive a patterned muscle contraction in the rat spine, which in turn moves the bots ‘feet.’ “

“The University of Illinois researchers opted to use skeletal muscle to power the bot instead, because its cells are more easily modified…..”

“This approach would usually necessitate external stimulation such as electric fields, optogenetics, or chemical stimulation to drive movement, but the researchers used neural messaging to control the muscle’s contractions instead, in the form of a rat’s spinal cord.”

“To construct the spinobot, 3D printing was used to create a polydiacrylate hydrogel skeleton……..”

 

Viral Hijacking

“Rice University scientists analyzed the role of ferredoxin proteins produced when phages alter the ability of Prochlorococcus marinus to store carbon and counter the greenhouse gas effect arising from fossil fuel consumption.”

“P. marinus is a photosynthetic cyanobacteria that resides primarily in the tropics and subtropics…”

“But phages are not their friends. The virus strengthens itself by stealing energy the bacteria produces from light, reprogramming its victim’s genome to alter how it transfers electrons.”

“Campbell said the goal of the study was to explore the variety of ways viruses interact with their hosts.”

“In the process, the researchers discovered the phage wrests control of electron flow in the host itself, rewiring the bacteria’s metabolism.”

“When the virus infects, it shuts down production of the bacterial proteins and replaces it with its own variants ,I compare it to putting a different operating system in a computer.”

“The researchers used synthetic biology techniques to mix and match phage and cyanobacterial proteins to study how they interact. “

“I wouldn’t say they’ve zombified their hosts, because they allow the cells to continue doing some of their own housekeeping. But they’re also plugging in their own ferredoxins, like power cables, to fine tune the electron flow.”

“The Department of Energy, NASA, the National Science Foundation, the Moore Foundation, the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of General Medical Sciences supported the research.”

Related :

  1. Ferredoxin
  2. Biosynthesis of Orthogonal Molecules Using Ferredoxin and Ferredoxin-NADP+ Reductase Systems Enables Genetically Encoded PhyB Optogenetics
  3. Optobiology: Optical control of biological processes via protein engineering
  4. Reversible Optogenetic Control of Subcellular Protein Localization in a Live Vertebrate Embryo

Further reading :

  1. Prospects for Optogenetic Augmentation of Brain Function
  2. Optogenetic modulation of neural circuits that underlie reward seeking
  3. Photoreceptor engineering
  4. Engineering of bacterial phytochromes for near-infrared imaging, sensing, and light-control in mammals

 

 


 

 

Environment

Magnetic Salmon

“A new study into the life cycle of salmon, involving magnetic pulses, reinforces one hypothesis: The fish use microscopic crystals of magnetite in their tissue as both a map and compass and navigate via the Earth’s magnetic field.”

“In the local field, pulsed and un-pulsed fish oriented almost identically. But after the magnetic map was shifted, the test and control salmon behaved much differently from each other – the control fish were randomly oriented and the pulsed fish displayed a preferred heading.”

“The difference in behavior suggests that chains of magnetite, which would have been altered by the pulse, may play a role in the navigation system of salmon.”

Magnetite, an oxide of iron and one of the primary iron ores, is expressed chemically as Fe3O4 and is the most magnetic of the Earth’s naturally occurring minerals. “

“Naturally magnetized magnetite is known as lodestone……”

Related :

nano-straws-scarecrows-clamp-magnet

  1. Is Magnetite Involved In Brain Function?
  2. Environmental Magnetite in the Human Brain
  3. Magnetite pollution nanoparticles in the human brain
  4. Magnetite biomineralization in the human brain
  5. The tiny magnetite compass in the human nose
  6. Crazy New Experiment Shows Human Brains Can Detect Earth’s Magnetic Field
  7. Maverick scientist thinks he has discovered a magnetic sixth sense in humans

Further reading :

  1. Enhancing fMRI contrast in primates using intravascular magnetite dextran nanopartieles (PDF)
  2. Tuning the Magnetic Vortex State in Magnetite for Remote Control of Biological Signalling (PDF)
  3. Long-term memory in brain magnetite
  4. Magnetic Composite Biomaterials for Neural Regeneration
  5. Magnetic nanoparticle-based mechanical stimulation for restoration of mechano-sensitive ion channel equilibrium in neural networks (PDF)
  6. Magnetic brain stimulation
  7. Nanomaterial-Enabled Neural Stimulation
  8. Researchers achieve remote control of hormone release using magnetic nanoparticles
  9. Improving Motor Imagery Based Brain Computer Interfaces Using Physical Feedback Technique (PDF)
  10. Search term : “magnetite remote neural stimulation”

 

 


 

 

Health & Medical

gender-bender-man

Holy Coronas

“Around the world, higher rates of men have been coming down with severe cases of the coronavirus and dying compared to women .”

“Some researchers believe it’s due to the female sex hormones mainly produced by women, estrogen and progesterone .”

“Stony Brook University in New York and Cedars-Sinai in California will each be giving male coronavirus patients one of the two hormones .”

“They will see if the hormones boost the male patients’ immune systems, decreases inflammation and reduces the severity of the illness .”


Cultocracy note :

No thank you .

I’ll just take the coronavirus .


 

Silk of Chiffon ?

“Now, researchers report in ACS Nano that a combination of cotton with natural silk or chiffon can effectively filter out aerosol particlesif the fit is good.”

“One layer of a tightly woven cotton sheet combined with two layers of polyester-spandex chiffon—a sheer fabric often used in evening gowns—filtered out the most aerosol particles (80-99%, depending on particle size), with performance close to that of an N95 mask material.”

 

Antiviral Tap Water

“Researchers from Bar-Ilan University have developed new methodologies to produce powerful, environmentally friendly disinfectants based on tap water that can eliminate bacteria and kill viruses, including microbes from the coronavirus family.”

“The technology works through an array of nanometer-shaped electrodes with unique surface properties.”

“The meeting between water and electrodes creates a cleaning material in a unique aquatic environment.”

“The ability to produce electrodes in a variety of shapes and textures makes the technology suitable to almost any application—from a ‘cassette’ in an air conditioner, a container for washing fish and meat, to disinfection and removal of pesticides from vegetables and fruit, mobile spray, a device for manufacturing disposable antibacterial cloths and many other applications—even masks and gloves.”

“The antiseptic capability is 100 times more effective than bleach……”


Cultocracy Corona Capitalization (TM) note :

Covered every angle there…….

A saturated market unfortunately .

Blatant profiteering and a repurposing of existing technologies .

Which may also prove to be too costly for the mass market .

A Corona Capitalization (TM) score of 5 out of 10 from the expert judging panel .


 

 


 

 

$cientific $cammer of the Month

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Cultocracy note :

A bumper month for scammers .

The MSM are even starting to smell a rat , or should that be smell a bat .

It must be contagious .


Neil Ferguson, the Liberal Lyssenko

“Thierry Meyssan reveals how these charlatans have taken control of the policies of the European Union, the United Kingdom and certain states of the United States.”

Professor Ferguson is still the European reference for epidemic modelling.

“Yet it was he who, in 2001, convinced Prime Minister Tony Blair to have 6 million cattle slaughtered to stop the foot-and-mouth epidemic (a decision that cost 10 billion pounds and is now considered an aberration).”

“In 2002, he calculated that mad cow disease would kill about 50,000 British people and another 150,000 when transmitted to sheep. There were actually 177.”

In 2005, he predicted that bird flu would kill 65,000 Britons. There were a total of 457.”

“Regardless, he became an adviser to the World Bank and many governments.”

Professor Ferguson admitted on March 22 that he had carried out his calculations on the Covid-19 epidemic exclusively with a 13-year-old database of influenza epidemics.”


Cultocracy note :

A classic case of parachuting in an ‘expert’ sleeper scientist .

They are all puppets on a string .

Except for the Cultocracy panel of experts of course .

Who are simply puppets , no strings attatched .


Related :

  1. ‘Professor lockdown’ Ferguson resigns after violating quarantine he designed to meet married lover
  2. The Ferguson effect
  3. The Scientist Whose Doomsday Pandemic Model Predicted Armageddon Just Walked Back The Apocalyptic Predictions
  4. How ‘Professor Lockdown’ helped save tens of thousands of lives worldwide — and carried COVID-19 into Downing Street
  5. Professor Neil Ferguson, and the idiot presidents and prime ministers who believe his computer predictions
  6. Imperial College London warns of cuts in face of coronavirus
    History of Imperial College London

Not related (I think) :

  1. Students to be taught by ‘holograms’ at Imperial College London

 

Surgisphere: Governments and WHO changed Covid-19 policy based on suspect data

“The World Health Organization and a number of national governments have changed their Covid-19 policies and treatments on the basis of flawed data from a little-known US healthcare analytics company, also calling into question the integrity of key studies published in some of the world’s most prestigious medical journals.”

“A Guardian investigation can reveal the US-based company Surgisphere, whose handful of employees appear to include a science fiction writer and an adult-content model, has provided data for multiple studies on Covid-19 co-authored by its chief executive……”

“Two of the world’s leading medical journals – the Lancet and the New England Journal of Medicinepublished studies based on Surgisphere data. The studies were co-authored by the firm’s chief executive, Sapan Desai.”

“In 2008, Desai launched a crowdfunding campaign on the website Indiegogo promoting a wearable “next generation human augmentation device that can help you achieve what you never thought was possible”. The device never came to fruition.”

One of the questions that has most baffled the scientific community is how Surgisphere, established by Desai in 2008 as a medical education company that published textbooks, became the owner of a powerful international database.”

“Peter Ellis, the chief data scientist of Nous Group, an international management consultancy that does data integration projects for government departments, expressed concern that Surgisphere database was “almost certainly a scam”.”

 

NASA’s human spaceflight chief Doug Loverro abruptly resigns

NASA has yet to offer an explanation as to exactly why the agency’s human spaceflight chief abruptly resigned on the eve of a historic launch. “

Doug Loverro served as the associate administrator of NASA’s Human Exploration and Operations Mission Directorate for less than seven months before he resigned from the position on Monday (May 18) — nine days before two NASA astronauts are scheduled to launch on a SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft on a test flight to the International Space Station. “

Loverro said that he took a “risk” and “made a mistake,” but he did not elaborate on what exactly prompted his resignation.”

“Space.com also asked if the resignation could have been prompted by a recent audit by NASA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG).”

“On March 25, the OIG announced on Twitter that it was opening an audit into NASA’s acquisition strategy for its Artemis program, which aims to put humans on the moon in 2024. “

Related :

  1. Here’s why NASA’s chief of human spaceflight resigned—and why it matters

 

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We needed a bigger suitcase….

Doubts raised over Oxford coronavirus vaccine

“The coronavirus vaccine being developed by scientists at Oxford University may not prevent people from becoming infected with the disease after all, experts have warned.”

“This suggests the treatment, which has already received in the region of £90million in government investment, may not halt the spread of the deadly disease. “

“In the latest animal trials of the vaccine carried out on rhesus macaques, all six of the participating monkeys went on to catch the coronavirus.”

“The bombshell comes after initial reports last week suggested the vaccine offered ‘some’ immunity against the virus, and stopped it getting deep into the lungs, where it becomes deadly.”

Business Secretary Alok Sharma said the Government is hoping to be in a position to roll-out a mass vaccination programme in the Autumn of this year.”

Mr Sharma praised the Oxford vaccine and said: ‘The speed with which Oxford University has designed and organised these complex trials is genuinely unprecedented.”

Imperial College London is also working on a vaccine to stop coronavirus, which it says aims to trigger a rapid immune response using the ‘spike’ protein on the virus surface.”

It has received more than £20 million in funding so far. “


Cultocracy note :

When contacted for comment , a spokesperson for the team behind the £90million vaccine research project stated :

“Sorry , the entire team have been ‘self isolating’ in a remote location for several weeks now after displaying symptoms of COVID-19….”



Cultocracy Corona Capitalization (TM) score note :

The particular piece of Corona Capitalization (TM) described above appears to be hurried and amateurish .

Although some credit is due for rapid capitalization on the fear factor and maximum fundage requisition in a very short time frame .

Although , the initial windfall and curious lack of prepared and supporting backup scientific articles may hinder the funding model in the long term .

Equally , the effect of the ‘parachuted in’ talking head ‘expert’ may also have contributed in the short term , but may also prove to be costly in the future .

Of course , this particular slice of the pie could simply represent a small scale ‘smash and grab’ by a much larger network .

Therefore it gets an average score of 4 out of 10 from the judging panel .


Related :

  1. Professor Pollard receives no personal payments from the manufacturers of vaccines……He is Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group in the Department of Paediatrics, University of Oxford and has current research funding from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the National Institute for Health Research, the European Commission, Medical Research Council, Wellcome Trust, InnovateUK, Meningitis Research Foundation, and the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation.”
  2. Further Anomalies of the Oxford Coronavirus Vaccine
  3. British Government Plays With Fire Over COVID-19: Enter Prof Pollard
  4. AstraZeneca and Oxford University announce landmark agreement for COVID-19 vaccine
  5. British pharmaceuticals group gets $1bn from US to fund coronavirus vaccine

Further reading :

  1. CEPI can develop new vaccines to fight epidemics – but it needs global funding
  2. Wellcome statements on novel coronavirus (COVID-19)
  3. Coronavirus, Vaccines and the Gates Foundation
  4. Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome, and Mastercard Launch Initiative to Speed Development and Access to Therapies for COVID-19
  5. Bill Gates, MIT Develop New ‘Tattoo ID’ to Check For Vaccinations

 


Cultocracy note :

The following article perfectly describes how the pursuit for profit and the associated taxes drive the pharmaceutical industry .

The outdated ‘War on Drugs’ was always a fallacious farce , a very profitable one for some .

Intended primarily to bolster the security state and as a societal control mechanism .

Other more efficient methods are now in place .

Expect certain policies to be fast tracked in the post COVID-19 world .

I wonder how they will eventually rebrand the ‘War on Terror’ ?


Magic Mushrooms Could Be the Next Investment Trend

“The name of this potential wonder drug is psilocybin, a natural psychedelic compound found in mushrooms, and it could very well end up saving the life of someone you love.”

“Interest in psilocybin has exploded recently due to its potential to treat depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse and even to increase mental performance. While currently a controlled drug and mostly illegal, psilocybin has been cleared for medical research in these areas.”

“This has attracted attention from high-level performers from Silicon Valley to Wall Street.”

“Describing themselves as a “Healing Optimization Company,” Champignon Brands committed themselves from the start to gain early mover advantage in the sector.”

“Starting in March 2019, CEO Gareth Birdsall, noticing a rising interest in the psychedelic medical or “microdosing” movement, quickly began building a company focusing on the theme and power players within the industry.”

“To help “navigate the waters” and attract top-level medical experts along with deal flow, Birdsall put together a board consisting of a top securities lawyer, a cannabis accountant, and two Toronto ex-narcotic officers experienced with decriminalized drugs.”


Cultocracy note :

Hah…..I had a little chuckle at these phrases…..

“Healing Optimization Company”

“navigate the waters”

Right on man….


Related :

  1. Boost your Immune System with Medicinal mushrooms (during the Covid-19 pandemic)
  2. 6 Mushrooms That Act as Turbo-Shots for Your Immune System
  3. Why 2020 Should be a Big Year for Psilocybin “Magic” Mushrooms
  4. What is the value of the “Magic Mushroom” or Psilocybin Market?



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