in noticed-2020

Some things I noticed 07/08/2020:
  1. To induce a lightning strike, researchers fire a rocket dragging a wire into an approaching electrical storm 🌩
  2. Is it possible to communicate six bits of information by the flip of a single coin?
  3. A giant flywheel in north-east Scotland could soon help to prevent blackouts by mimicking the effect of a power station but without using fossil fuels.
  4. cosmologists Karsten Jedamzik and Levon Pogosian argue that weak magnetic fields in the early universe would lead to the faster cosmic expansion rate seen today
    • “the Faraday technique will really take off when the next-generation radio telescope called the Square Kilometer Array, starts up in 2027”
  5. Fraunhofer HHI celebrates release of H.266; This new video coding standard reduces data by 50% of bit rate relative to H.265
    • “H.266/VVC was developed with ultra-high-resolution video in mind, new standard is particularly beneficial streaming 4K or 8K”
  6. Praise can be trumpeted as evidence that China is respected around the world, while criticism can be used to stoke nationalist defensiveness.
  7. I only see you when you’re walking. Walking to somewhere. You’re so restless. What can be over there? It must be special there.
  8. La vie en rose [et elle chante aussi. por supuesto.]
  9. Superorganism — Live on KEXP
  10. Origami Folding Door

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