Our brains do not necessarily process everything as that would be an overload of information, a study from 2016 found that under the influence of LSD, the brain recruited many more regions for visual processing than normal, enriching the images people saw even when their eyes were shut. theguardian.com/science/2…
Sony needed military export permits from the Japanese trade ministry for the export of PlayStation 2s. The PS2 was so good at processing high quality images quickly that the Japanese government believed it was possible to adapt it for use in missile guidance systems. latimes.com/archives/la-x…
Taylor Swift used facial recognition at a concert in 2018 to identify known stalkers. The photos were taken at a rehearsal clip photo booth and transmitted to s control center for processing, without the fans knowledge rollingstone.com/culture/…
There are blue, metal detectable bandages. Used in food processing, they are easier to see, and the metal makes them easily detectable by equipment if they fall off a worker. mfasco.com/first-aid-supp…
Olives are essentially inedible when picked because of bitterness. They undergo processing in two phases of debittering and transformation. theperfectfood.eu/en/2017…
George Lucas's short film 'Electronic Labyrinth: THX 1138 4EB' was primarily paid for by the United States Navy. In exchange for teaching navy men filmmaking Lucas received unlimited film and processing. Lucas also used the students as cast and crew, and was allowed into restricted locations. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ele…
Most people with Chocolate allergies are actually allergic to the roaches present in them and not the chocolate itself . FDA deems up to 60 Insect Parts in 100 gm of Chocolates as safe for consumption as anything less than that would require more expensive processing and pesticide use. nbcnews.com/healthmain/ch…
In most ordinary people, our two ears are not equally good at processing verbal input: there is a right ear advantage (REA) that makes us perceive verbal input from this side more clearly hearingreview.com/inside-…
When Apple released the LaserWriter printer in 1985 it had a built-in programming language, its own RAM and used the same CPU as the original Macintosh, but running at a higher speed. Because of this, the LaserWriter printer had the most processing power in Apple's product line at that time en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
Individuals who get "chills" from music have differently wired brains than those who don't- more nerve fibers connect their auditory cortex (the part of the brain that processes sound) to their anterior insular cortex (the region involved in processing feelings). smithsonianmag.com/smart-…
The LINPACK benchmpark, which is used to measure the processing power of supercomputers, is pretty commonly criticized as having little relation with the actual performance of the computers. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LIN…
Rather than inciting people to anger or violence, research has found that loud and chaotic music such as metal and punk is β€˜a healthy way of processing anger’ theguardian.com/music/201…
Today I learned about the Santa Susana Field Laboratory, a series of nuclear reactors and processing labs with a history of meltdowns and fires that resulted in radiological releases 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles. The incident in 1959 was so bad they opened control room loading doors to vent contamination. thebulletin.org/2019/02/a…
Bilinguals experience tip-of-the-tongue moments twice as often as monolinguals. Processing two languages at the same time comes with a computational cost. Although, this kind of β€œmultitasking” trains the brain. thebrainstorms.io/blog/br…
Getting goosebumps from music is a rare condition that actually implies different brain structure. People who experience goosebumps from music have more fibers connecting their auditory cortex and areas associated with emotional processing, meaning the two areas can communicate better. academic.oup.com/scan/art…
Apollo 11 was landed on the moon using a computer that had 1300 times less processing power than iPhone 5s. igotoffer.com/blog/how-po…
Owls have a reputation of being wise due to their large eyes, but are not smart enough to be trained - unlike parrots, hawks, and pigeons. They still have a complex brain, but it spends much of its time processing information from its optic nerves. scienceiq.com/Facts/WiseA…
A serial killer in Canada was disposing of his victims’ bodies in a meat processing factory he owned and sold the remains to the community as food. theglobeandmail.com/amp/n…
Today I learned about the phenomenon called "pseudoneglect" - the tendency to skew visual processing to the left. When asked to find the middle of a line, people will almost always choose a spot just left of center, regardless if they are right-handed or left-handed. thepsychologist.bps.org.u…
In the early 70s Chrysler would produce unordered cars and store them at the "sales bank". The company then coerced the dealers into buying these cars under threat of such actions as not processing warranty claims or misplacing custom orders. allpar.com/corporate/bios…
Professional athletes have extraordinary skills for rapidly learning unpredictable, complex dynamic visual scenes that are void of any specific context. These remarkable mental processing and learning abilities are critical elements for world-class performance in sports. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
In 2019, Australian meat producers voted on guidelines for speaking to the public: "The word slaughter is not appropriate for our industry as we are processing animals through the various stages that end up for food." theland.com.au/story/6291…
The US allows US chickens to be shipped to China for processing and then shipped back to the US without notifying consumers the chicken came from China. wired.com/2013/09/china-c…
Tanforan Racetrack, 10 miles south of San Francisco, was used as an internment camp & forced detention processing center of Japanese Americans during WWII. It’s now a shopping mall. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tan…
The standard test image used in image processing is a photograph from playboy magazine of a Swedish model called "Lenna". en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Len…
Some Chinese are now unable to write some characters by hand but can type it out on a computer. Among Chinese speakers, anecdotal evidence suggests that the use of computers for word processing is mounting a slow but steady assault on their ability to write characters by hand wiedenhof.nl/ul/chtk/nieu…
In 1985, the most powerful supercomputer on Earth had 1.9 GFLOPS of processing power... One Nintendo GameCube has 9.4 en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cra…
Today I learned about Sans Forgetica - a font designed to help you remember text better when studying and reading.The 'desirable difficulty' you experience when reading it prompts your brain to engage in deeper processing. sansforgetica.rmit/
There is no trash collection on most of New York City’s Roosevelt Island because a pneumatic tube system sends 10 tons of garbage a day from trash cutes in buildings to a trash processing plant at 60 mph. nyti.ms/1Hlt8Uk?smid=nytc…
Drums with the "80s sound" is using a technique called gated reverb, an audio processing technique that is applied to recordings of drums to make the drums sound powerful and "punchy," while keeping the overall mix clean and transparent-sounding. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gat…
In an experiment, students who used laptops had substantially worse understanding of the lecture than those who did not. The researchers hypothesized the lecturer’s words flowed right to the students’ fast typing fingers without processing in their brains cpb-us-w2.wpmucdn.com/sit…
There's a rumour in Africa that the Chinese are processing their dead in spam sold on the African markets. The rumour is spread with an accompanying picture from a Resident Evil promo. bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/articl…
If you look at your phone just before going to sleep, your brain is still processing those last few emails for at least another 15-20 minutes. Blue light emitted by devices may interfere at night with sleep cycles, meaning you’ll sleep better by reading a book instead discover.rbcroyalbank.com…
That Moores law states that the number of transistors per square inch doubles every 18 months not the processing power of the hardware webopedia.com/TERM/M/Moor…
The Dowling-Neven law observes that the number of qubits in a quantum computer doubles every six months, and so the quantum processing power is increasing at a double exponential rate en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dow…
In 1957 at the Rocky Flats nuclear weapons facility near Denver, inside the plutonium processing building, a fire started in an area designed to be fireproof releasing radioactive smoke into the air. Plutonium soil samples taken in 2019 are still five times higher than the cleanup standard. theatlantic.com/national/…
Today I learned about french bees who ate M&M shells from a nearby Mars processing plant and produced a thick blue honey. reuters.com/article/us-fr…
In 2007, Quality Pork Processing, a Hormel supplier, had an outbreak of a rare neurological disorder to workers in and around the brain machine. None have fully recovered. minnpost.com/politics-pol…
The Cray-1 released in 1976, the first supercomputer to become widely known in popular culture, offered 80 MHz processing speed at a cost of $5-8 million. 33 years later, the iPhone 3GS offered 600 MHz processing for $700. theclever.com/15-huge-sup…
Children exposed to marijuana in the womb are better at visual motion processing. uwaterloo.ca/news/news/vi…
In 1942, a company in St Louis, MO began processing radioactive material for use in the Manhattan Project. The waste was illegally dumped in a landfill in a residential area in St. Louis, and a SubSurface Smoldering Event (the landfill is on fire) is encroaching on the nuclear waste. hbo.com/documentaries/ato…
Aluminum beverages cans are made from two parts each from a different alloy and the molten down cans are not suitable to be recycled into either parts without further processing. green.blogs.nytimes.com/2…
"field corn" although primarily grown for livestock fodder, is consumed by humans in products like grits, corn oil, and corn syrup, and is also edible before commercial pre-processing en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fie…
The processing power of the conscious mind is estimated to be 50 bits/s. britannica.com/science/in…
All types of tea come from the same basic plant, the Camellia Sinensis plant. The differences between teas arise from processing, growing conditions, and geography. teasource.com/pages/types…
The box jellyfish has 24 eyes, two of which are capable of seeing color, and four parallel information processing areas that act in competition. This makes it one of the few creatures to have a 360-degree view of its environment. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jel…
Blind people, who have suffered damage to the visual processing region in their brain, can still detect facial expressions. This is because conscious sight and visual perception work independently. nature.com/news/2009/0909…
When Apple's LaserWriter printer was introduced in 1985 it had more processing power than any other Apple product including the Macintosh computer. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Las…
Apple iPhone 6 has more processing power than the NASA Apollo guidance computer zmescience.com/research/t…

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