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Immunity Amnesia

#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

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…

Freediving

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