Axis of Ordinary

Alexander Kruel
Links and stuff
Created 07 Aug 2021
  • Links for 2021-10-23
    23 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    Scientists Enable Blind Woman to See Simple Shapes Using Brain Implant A landmark achievement in the history of human genetics...
  • Links for 2021-10-22
    22 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    Matthew Barnett predicts human-level language models this decade: “To help answer this question, I turn to some basic concepts in information theory, as pioneered by Claude Shannon. My result is a rem...
  • Links for 2021-10-21
    21 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    In a First, Surgeons Attached a Pig Kidney to a Human — and It Worked: A kidney grown in a genetically altered pig seemed to function normally, potentially a new source for desperately needed transpla...
  • Links for 2021-10-20
    20 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Time-tagged ticker tapes for intracellular recordings: “…we developed a protein “ticker tape” to write in living cells their history of biological processes (e.g., neural activity)! We believe this is...
  • Links for 2021-10-19
    19 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    What is China’s new hypersonic glide vehicle? “China appears first in the world to combine an old concept of FOBS with modern glider technology...Orbital weapons and glide vehicles could dodge differe...
  • Links for 2021-10-18
    18 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    In what ways has the world gone mad? “Let me count the ways.” Bari Weiss schools her CNN interlocutor Brian Stelter 56% of young people believe humanity is doomed because of clima...
  • Links for 2021-10-17
    17 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read
    China tests new space capability with hypersonic missile: “China tested a nuclear-capable hypersonic missile in August that circled the globe before speeding towards its target, demonstrating an advan...
  • Links for 2021-10-16
    16 Oct 2021 • 2 min read
    In 2011, some random musician appeared on a radio show claiming that top military officials talked to him about UFOs in clandestine meetings. Pretty delusional, huh? Turns out he told the truth. High-...
  • Links for 2021-10-15
    15 Oct 2021 • 1 min read
    Removing a key protein from the worm Caenorhabditis elegans near the end of its life can double the worm’s lifespan, demonstrating that life-extending interventions can be made at any age. https://eli...
  • Links for 2021-10-14
    14 Oct 2021 • 1 min read • 1 0
    The most influential living person you have never heard about: Wang Huning — “And the fingerprints of China’s Grey Eminence on the Common Prosperity campaign are unmistakable. While it’s hard to be ce...
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