Today I learned of the "First Theremin Concert for Extraterrestrials"; part of an interstellar radio transmission to six solar-type stars in 2001. The concert includes Russian folk songs and works by Beethoven, Vivaldi, Saint-SaΓ«ns, Rakhmaninov, and Gershwin. HD 95128 in Ursa Major is first to receive in 2047. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tee…
Whale oil was used in GM transmissions until the early 70’s. motorbiscuit.com/you-wont…
In Zen Buddhism, Dharma transmission is a custom in which a person is established as a "successor in an unbroken lineage of teachers and disciples, a spiritual 'bloodline' (kechimyaku) theoretically traced back to the Buddha himself." en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dha…
For BBC TV widescreen test transmissions in the late 90s the soundtrack was an Aphex Twin track with permission given by Richard James himself in a phone call with the engineers creating it who got Warp’s number from a phone book youtu.be/Ok06G7E07Ik
Airborne Rabies Transmission is possible jamanetwork.com/journals/…
United States Army had a tactical deception unit called "Ghost Army" during the WW2, it consisted of 1100 soldiers, their job was to deceive the enemy by inflatable tanks, sound trucks, and fake radio transmissions. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gho…
82% of Americans can't drive a manual transmission car minnesota.cbslocal.com/20…
The first ever radio transmission from an aircraft was about a cat airandspace.si.edu/storie…
Undersea cables are the backbone of internet transmission. Although satellites are used when cables aren't practical, underwater cables will be what we rely on for the next few decades youtu.be/eTBLIYJSzdc
TV pickup is a phenomenon that affects electricity transmission networks. It occurs when a large numbers watch the same TV programmes while taking advantage of breaks in programming to operate electrical appliances, thus causing large synchronised surges in national electricity consumption. selectra.co.uk/energy/new…
Stanford scientists are continuing the work of Nikola Tesla to make his vision of wireless electricity transmission a reality. This would allow for electric cars to be able to charge while in motion, eliminating the need for charging stations. futurism.com/stanford-sci…
Today I learned of the 2003 Monkeypox Outbreak, in which there were no documented human-to-human transmissions. Instead, all 71 afflicted parties got infected from prairie dogs. The prairie dogs were likely infected by Gambian pouched rats while they were housed at the same Illinois exotic pet store. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/200…
Today I learned of TV Pickup in England which refers to a phenomenon that affects electricity generation and transmission networks. It happens a lot during "Tea Time" where folks start their electric kettles all at once. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TV_…
On December 16, 1965, NASA received a prank transmission from two astronauts: "We have an object, probably in polar orbit... I see a command Module and and eight smaller modules in front. The pilot of the command module is wearing a red suit." They then started playing, "Jingle Bells". smithsonianmag.com/histor…
In 2008, NASA beamed a song - The Beatles' "Across the Universe" - directly into deep space. The transmission was aimed at the North Star, Polaris, which is located 431 light years away from Earth. The song will travel across the universe at a speed of 186,000 miles per second. nasa.gov/topics/universe/…
The majority of all pandemics have originated through the cross-species transmission from animals to humans. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Today I learned about the Wow! Signal, "the strongest candidate for an alien radio transmission ever detected." It was buried by news of Elvis's death the following day. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wow…
Under NACO(National AIDS control organisation) of india,they are providing free needles to drug abusers in order to avoid the needle sharing and subsequent risk of HIV transmission. naco.gov.in
The bacteria which caused the black death, first infected Oriental Fleas by blocking their foregut, keeping them hungry and biting, to facilitate it's rapid transmission to human hosts. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bla…
Today I learned about the "Wow! signal", the strongest candidate for an alien radio transmission ever detected, received in 1977, by the Big Ear radio telescope in Ohio. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wow…
Parasites can manipulate their host’s behaviour to ensure their own transmission. Malaria parasites can manipulate mosquito feeding behaviours such as motivation, persistance in their feeding attempts and avidity to feed on vertebrate hosts in order to increase parasite transmission. evolbiol.peercommunityin.…
In the Nazi Enigma code, a letter couldn't be represented by itself in the coded transmission. This flaw was exploited by Allied code-breakers and was a key part of the "Bombe" Enigma decoding machine designed by Alan Turing and engineered by Harold Keen. youtube.com/watch?v=V4V2b…
Honda holds a patent for an 11-speed triple-clutch automatic transmission. roadandtrack.com/new-cars…
Barbed wire fences were used for telegraph transmission in rural areas. antiquebarbedwiresociety.…
The first ever in-flight radio transmission was, "Roy, come and get this goddamn cat" purr-n-fur.org.uk/famous/…
Until 1973, all automatic transmissions in General Motors vehicles used Sperm Whale oil as a lubricant. nytimes.com/1975/04/17/ar…
Imbuing N95 face masks with copper oxide particles significantly reduces the risk of transmission of the novel-type of flu viruses ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
Viruses evolve differently to adapt to their mode of transmission. A water-borne virus (e.g. cholera) is virulent because fecal matter can transmit to care-givers. OTOH, droplet-borne viruses (flu, SARS) become less virulent over time to create more ambulatory carriers for transmission. evolution.berkeley.edu/ev…
During WW2 the Allies partly managed to break the German secret Enigma code because a German communications officer stationed in the Qattara Depression would regularly state "nothing to report" in his transmissions en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Qat…
At Willamette Falls a hydro-electric facility was built in 1888. It had a 14-mile long line to Portland, becoming the first long-distance transmission of electricity in the US in 1889. A second station was built on the falls in 1895 and is still operating today (Falls: USA 2nd highest flow rate) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wil…
The phrase "A-OK" originated from NASA engineers who used it during radio transmission tests because "the sharper sound of A cut through the static better than O" en.wikipedia.org/wiki/A-o…
Before he was a famous musician Johnny Cash was a military code breaker for the US Air Force. He worked as a as a Morse Intercept Operator in Germany, handling the hardest jobs, intercepting Russian intelligence & deciphering code transmissions. He copied the 1st news of Stalin’s death. themalestrom.com/before-t…
The territory of Nevada was rushing to become a state in time for the 1864 presidential election. After writing a state constitution with only days to spare, they sent all 16,543 words of it to Congress via telegram. Transmission took 2 full days and cost $4,303.27 (over $67,000 today.) en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nev…
Diclofenac is toxic to some birds and its use in livestock is linked to a drop in vulture populations, which causes a rise in feral dogs populations and an increased risk of rabies transmission en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dic…
Today I learned of Operation Argus, during which the US secretly detonated a series of low yield Nuclear devices in the upper atmosphere in order to create a radiation belt that would degrade radio and radar transmissions, damage and destroy ICBM warheads, and endanger the crews of space vehicles hsns.ucpress.edu/content/…
The inventor of the shiftless and seemless CVT (continuously variable transmission) was in fact Leonardo Da Vinci. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Con…
A US senator sent a complaint to Tinder that hackers can hack users by measuring the difference in transmission length between a left and right swipe. Match.com which owns Tinder fixed the issue and sent a response letter. techcrunch.com/2018/02/14…
60 Minutes ran a story on the Audi 5000 in 1986, claiming that it accelerated suddenly on its own. However, the demonstration used a rigged car whose transmission had been altered. Government agencies vindicated the car, but Audi's sales were affected. 60 minutes never apologised to Audi. manhattan-institute.org/h…
Whale oil was a key component of automotive transmission fluid until 1972; over 30 million pounds was used annually until its use was outlawed, after which transmission failures rose eight-fold en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
All the 200+ General Lees used in "The Dukes Of Hazard" were equipped with automatic transmissions. They used the same gear shifting sound effects library that had been used in "Bullitt" youtu.be/NayLSPII8uI?t=17…
Miami Vice was one of the first TV shows to be broadcast in stereo, but most TVs didn't support stereo audio at the time. In order to hear the 1984 Miami Vice pilot in stereo, viewers were expected to tune into a simulcast FM transmission on their HiFi. nytimes.com/1984/07/09/ar…
GTT Express is a $300m transatlantic cable between New York and London stock exchanges to reduce transmission latency by 5ms fiberatlantic.com/system/…
Sperm can be "washed" to prevent transmission of HIV during in vitro fertilization. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spe…
Today I learned about a protein called pikachurin, a protein discovered in 2008 that is present in the retina and helps with the transmission of electrical impulses between the eyes and the brain ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed…
The Zimmerman Telegram (sent by Germany to Mexico, asking them to attack the US during World War I) wasn't sent by a secret radio transmission but rather, Western Union. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zim…
The Buddha is the origin of an obscure Christian saint known as Josaphat. His life story was altered by transmission to being a Christian prince and the title Bodhisattva to Josaphat. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bar…
Many scientists during the last hundred years have shown that cells and now whole animals may communicate with each other by electromagnetic waves called biophotons. Biophotons may represent a complex cell-to-cell communication that relies upon speed of light transmission. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/arti…
So few Lamborghinis were ordered with a manual transmission that whenever someone did, the factory just assumed it was an error and made sure it was double-checked autoguide.com/auto-news/2…
Some Dodge cars were still equipped with 3-speed transmissions by 2003. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tor…
Today I learned about Jim Hall, an innovative racecar driver from Texas. He is credited with being the first racer to attach a wing to his car for down force. He was also the first to attach suction fans under his car for even more down force, and one of the first to use an auto transmission in a racecar. roadandtrack.com/motorspo…

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