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Harvard-Forscher bauen Organismus um #Genom #Harvard #künstlicheOrganismen


 

At $75K, housing a prisoner in California now costs more than a year at Harvard


At $75,560, housing a prisoner in California now cost more than a year at Harvard
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HN Discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=19460256
Posted by wallace_f (karma: 3988)
Post stats: Points: 139 - Comments: 142 - 2019-03-22T07:26:29Z

#HackerNews #75k #california #costs #harvard #... show more


 

On shibboleths, secessionism in the EU, and education


As I wrote at the time: “The European Union is in effect subsidizing nationalism in Belgium and across the Continent. As the EU assumes more of the responsibilities of states — regulations, the economy, currency, possibly even defense — the cost of independence becomes lower.”

The EU seems to understand the phenomenon, which is why it takes such a hard line against regional separatism. There are 276 distinct regions within the EU, and if even a fraction of them go down, the secession route the EU is doomed, because if membership in the EU means dissolution of nation states, it is a political suicide pact for national governments.

Anyway, this story has brought back a lot of that resentment. It’s not personal, really, but that only makes it more sweeping. As I write in my book, higher education is like a training academy for the New Class. It is a giant shibboleth factory for a new caste and class system. Even if it were working properly, the meritocracy ... show more


 
- #Harvard #Astronomer #Defends #Hypothesis That #Object Is #Alien #Probe
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In a new interview with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the chair of Harvard University’s Astronomy Department Avi Loeb defended his controversial hypothesis that the interstellar object known as ‘Oumuamua could be an alien probe — and speculated at length about the place of humanity in the cosmos.
https://futurism.com/alien-probe-harvard-astronomer-oumuamua/


 
- #Harvard #Astronomer #Defends #Hypothesis That #Object Is #Alien #Probe
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In a new interview with the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, the chair of Harvard University’s Astronomy Department Avi Loeb defended his controversial hypothesis that the interstellar object known as ‘Oumuamua could be an alien probe — and speculated at length about the place of humanity in the cosmos.
https://futurism.com/alien-probe-harvard-astronomer-oumuamua/


 
- #Harvard #Astronomer #Predicts What First #Alien #Contact Will Be #Like
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Avi Loeb, the chair of the Harvard Astronomy Department, has long been preoccupied with the question of whether humans are alone in the universe. He’s speculated that fast radio bursts could be messages from extraterrestrials, theorized about alien megastrucutres, and suggested that an interstellar object that cruised through our solar system could be a probe from another civilization.
https://futurism.com/harvard-astronomer-predicts-first-alien-contact/


 
- #Harvard #Astronomer #Predicts What First #Alien #Contact Will Be #Like
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Avi Loeb, the chair of the Harvard Astronomy Department, has long been preoccupied with the question of whether humans are alone in the universe. He’s speculated that fast radio bursts could be messages from extraterrestrials, theorized about alien megastrucutres, and suggested that an interstellar object that cruised through our solar system could be a probe from another civilization.
https://futurism.com/harvard-astronomer-predicts-first-alien-contact/


 
- #Harvard #Scientists #Develop #Sustainable #System For #Converting #CO2 into #CO
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As a way to combat global warming, scientists are working on a novel way to take CO2 and turn it into useful products.
https://interestingengineering.com/harvard-scientists-develop-sustainable-system-for-converting-co2-into-co


 
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Our prison debate team beat Harvard's. Here's how we did it


- David Register

The debaters of the Bard Debate Union at the Eastern New York Correctional Facility are methodical in their approach to their craft. They take the stacks of materials they are provided and carefully comb through each item, extracting the specific pieces of data they will use to support their claims. They are critical of one another and push each other to improve. They practice constantly.

This hard work is all done within the confines of a maximum security prison. Our debaters face a unique set of obstacles – they wait weeks to receive the information I gather for them from internet sources, and they have limited time to type and print their ideas. But everything paid off... show more