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Immunity Amnesia

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#TIL When infected with measles, the immune system takes a reboot and abruptly erases every memory of pathogen it’s had before, essentially making your body vulnerable to infections. Rebuilding immunity takes years… in 2002, a group of Japanese scientists discovered that the receptor the measles virus binds to – a kind of molecular lock that…

Ephemeral devices

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This is fascinating! A few GPS devices apparently had a mild(?) path offset issue few days ago: The issue has to do with the ephemeris data file, also called the EPO file (Extended Prediction Orbit) or Connected Predictive Ephemeris (CPE). Or simply the satellite pre-cache file. That’s the file that’s delivered to your device on…

Nash’s Equilibrium

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A short, simple and interesting segue into the Nash’s equilibrium

Titanic Sinking – Optical illusion?

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Titanic possibly sank due to an optical Illusion: Smithsonian As a kid I remember learning these principles with no real world tangible examples. Today as I see a plausible explanation, I’m baffled!


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The very concept of diving to depths without any apparatus, Japanese Ama tribe, Spear-Fishing  – Learning about these for the first time today!  Mind boggling! Deep: Freediving and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves