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Proof-of-Stake is legacy tech

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Mar 13, 2022

Proof-of-Stake is legacy tech. It's what corporations and banks have run on for centuries. It's outdated and oligopolistic. And yet, still useful for centralized systems. Proof-of-Work is the new innovation, especially when combined with difficulty adjustments. This claim was originally posted on Twitter by @LynAldenContact. No further details ...

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Zara has put the behavioural science principle of ‘loss aversion’ into play by using the ‘fast fashion’ strategy

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Jan 16, 2022

We fear losses twice as much as we covet a similar gain. Loss aversion is built into our DNA through the evolutionary process. When our forefathers lived in the jungle, survival, not prosperity, was their main focus. That instinct continues to drive us today. Result: in a Zara store, a buying decision is unlikely to be postponed.

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Blockchain bridges have logical error and they do not work

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Mar 18, 2022

The Wormhole hacker scored over $250 Million in Ethereum yesterday through a bug on the Solana side. But that’s not the worst of it. Something much worse can happen any time. In fact there is something related to bridges that threatens the stability of the whole crypto ecosystem.

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"Deep Learning is hitting a Wall" — Gary Marcus

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Mar 12, 2022

This claim was originally posted on Twitter by @Plinz. No further details are available as of yet.

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Energy Vault stores excess wind and solar power in gravity

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Mar 28, 2022

The Energy Vault concept is dead simple and consists of blocks (35 tonne a piece) of concrete and six lifting arms. When wind is available and power is cheap, the lifting arms stack the blocks into a tower. As the demand for electricity increases, the lifting arms lower the concrete blocks and the lifting motors work in reverse as a generator. The ...

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Cardano doesn't have a killer app, and it doesn't distinguish itself in a meaningful ways from newer and more sprightly competitors.

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Mar 27, 2022

There is a contention among some on crypto Twitter that Cardano doesn't have a killer app, and the blockchain doesn't distinguish itself in a meaningful ways from newer and more sprightly competitors. This claim was originally posted on Twitter by @technologypoet. No further details are available as of yet.

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There’s no such thing as “renewable energy”

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Mar 17, 2022

This claim was originally posted on Twitter by @DWhitmanBTC. No further details are available as of yet.

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The Pfizer FDA documents conclude that the Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccine is safe.

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Mar 11, 2022

Summary and conclusion of the Pfizer FDA report indicate the following:"Review of the available data for this cumulative Post Marketing (PM) experience confirms a favourable benefit: risk balance for BNT162B2". This claim was originally posted on Twitter by @FractalFlows. No further details are available as of yet.

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Deep Learning Is Hitting a Wall

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Mar 11, 2022

Let me start by saying a few things that seem obvious,” Geoffrey Hinton, “Godfather” of deep learning, and one of the most celebrated scientists of our time, told a leading AI conference in Toronto in 2016. “If you work as a radiologist you’re like the coyote that’s already over the edge of the cliff but hasn’t looked down.” Deep learning is so wel...

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detecting structural damage using aerodynamic quantities

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Jan 16, 2022

We examine if signals emanating from sensors measuring aerodynamic quantities (e.g. aerodynamic pressure over an airfoil section) can be used to detect structural damage (e.g. crack) on a long and slender aeroelastic structure (e.g. wind turbine blade). This work was motivated by current efforts on development of a novel micro-electro-mechanical mo...

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