netpipe February 1, 2021

Hacker News – Neural Geometric Level of Detail: Real-Time Rendering with Implicit 3D Surfaces

Hacker News – Migrants to the US are up to 6 times more productive than migrants elsewhere

New Scientist – – New Scientist – Black holes leak energy when they eat plasma near the event horizon

Scientific American – News – Electrical Brain Stimulation May Alleviate Obsessive-Compulsive Behaviors

Scientific American – News – Mysterious Heat Spikes inside Cells Are Probed with Tiny Diamonds

Big Think – Capsaicin, the chemical in spicy peppers, used to boost solar cell performance

Big Think – Archaeologists identify contents of ancient Mayan drug containers

Big Think – Spinal cord cure breakthrough makes paralyzed mice walk again

Nano Patents and Innovations – Rare Quadruple-Helix DNA Found in Living Human Cells with Glowing Probe

Blog – Hackaday – 3D Printing Without Support Material Thanks To An Additional Axis

Blog – Hackaday – AI Learns To Drive Trackmania

Blog – Hackaday – LEDs From Dubai: The Royal Lights You Can’t Buy

Blog – Hackaday – A Miniature VT102 Running A Miniature PDP11

Hacker News – OpenWRT forum user data stolen in weekend data breach

The Hacker News – Apple Removes macOS Feature That Allowed Apps to Bypass Firewall Security

Hacker News – I wrote a Raytracer for DOS, 16 VGA colors (2011)

Hacker News – US Navy – Tic Tac UFO – High frequency gravitational wave generator

Big Think – 2020 ties for hottest year on record, says NASA and NOAA

INHABITAT – AirBird alerts users to open windows when CO2 is too high

INHABITAT – 2 gorillas at the San Diego Zoo test positive for COVID-19

INHABITAT – Bro.do x Mylea Better Shoes are made from mushroom leather

Energy News – 3D Printed Solar Energy Trees

Energy News – The Benefits of Solar Power (Infographic)

Energy News – Tree Shaped Wind Turbines to be Installed in Paris

Energy News – Tulip Shaped Solar Plants to be Installed in Ethiopia

Next Big Future – Quantum Encrypted Communication Between Drones

Blog – Hackaday – DIY Laser Tag System Comes With All The Bells And Whistles

Blog – Hackaday – Party Canoe Lights Up The Water

Blog – Hackaday – Electric Puzzle Board Lets You Assemble Circuits With Ease

Blog – Hackaday – Active Camouflage Material Shows Promise at Hiding From Infrared or Visual Detection

Hack a Day – Circuit Sculpture Vibration Sensor

Hack a Day – Dangerous Greeting Cards You Probably Shouldn’t Send Anyone

Hack a Day – It isn’t Rocket Science — Wait, Maybe it is

Hack a Day – Custom Coil Lets Mouse Charge Without Wires

Hack a Day – NVMe Blurs The Lines Between Memory And Storage

Hack a Day – Sand Plotter Built With 3D Printer Parts

Hack a Day – Beam Dump Makes Sure Your Laser Path is Safely Terminated

Hack a Day – You’re Going To Flip Out Over This Rocket League RC Car

Nano Patents and Innovations – Quantum-Limit-Approaching Chemical Sensing Chip for Food Safety, Anti-Counterfeiting, Anti-Pollution and More

Nano Patents and Innovations – 3D Printed COVID-19 Test Chip Deect Covid-19 in Seconds

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