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Biohackers between the common good and profit

Biohackers between the common good and profit

Section of the structure of human insulin, which is stored as a zinc complex in specialized cells of the pancreas. Image: bernd schroder, based on data from the protein data bank

In the labyrinth of hopping – forays through a biotope – part 2

In 2015, there were 415 million people worldwide with diabetes – and the number is rising. Those without access to insulin suffer the complications that can lead to blindness, cardiovascular disease, amputations, nerve and kidney damage, and ultimately death.

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Case ghosn: renault switches justice

Case ghosn: renault switches justice

Renault has turned the judiciary due to mutual misconduct of his detainable ex-group chief carlos ghosn. In the context of a sponsoring contract with the schloss versailles, a payment to the "personal advantage" of ghosn was found, the company announced on thursday (7. February 2019) with. It is 50.000 euro, like one on 23. November 2018 introduced investigation. "The elements collected so far require additional exams," went on. Therefore, they have decided to inform the judicial care guards. Previously, the french newspaper le figaro had reported that ghosn and his wife carole celebrated their wedding in october 2016 castle versailles, but the lease was assigned to the event but renault.

The 64-year ghosn was on 19. November 2018 in tokyo together with his earlier right hand greg kelly had been arrested and charged for breaches against borsen pads. In addition, according to the prosecutor, he should have transferred private investment losses on nissan. In court, the top manager had ared his innocence. The births brazilian is architect of the autollianz from renault and the japanese manufacturers nissan and mitsubishi. In 1999 he had coming from renault coming the boss armchair at nissan to drove the debt from the crisis. In 2005 he also jerked to the top of renault. In mid-january 2019, he joined as a corporate chief. Renault had initially explained to have not identified irregularities or fraud at the payment of ghosns for the years 2017 and 2018. Further investigations for the years before that is still running.

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You don’t have to know anything, you just have to know where it’s written

A us study shows how our memory relies on google

We live in a "symbiosis with the computer and its tools", grow into an interconnected system in such a way that our memory pays more attention to where we could find information than to store the content of the information. But the desire to make ourselves less dependent on knowledge stored online may just be driven by nostalgia, according to the authors of a scientific study currently appearing in the journal science: google effects on memory: cognitive consequences of having information at our fingertips.

Because we have always been dependent on an outsourced memory, the so-called transactive memory – for example, that of our partners, friends and work colleagues – and will lose this even if we no longer have contact with them. In this sense, one could say that the loss of an internet connection is equivalent to the loss of a friend.

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Good press, bad press

Good press, bad press

Does the new media treaty demand that hate and disinformation be combated?? Or does it encourage censorship? Why we are at a crossroads in media democracy

"I despise your opinion, but i would give my life for you to be able to say it." i would not go as far as in this quote attributed to the philosopher voltaire. Neither to justify hate and hatred, as voltaire did, nor to put the fundamental right to freedom of expression before the right to life. Nor in the sense of the linguist noam chomsky, who, in a free spirit, with a scientist’s eye, defended the holocaust denier robert faurisson’s deception of opinion without sharing it.

That one interprets the defense of the freedom of opinion, however, as a making oneself with the incriminated and rightly rejected opinion, as it happens to chomsky up to this day, i reject likewise. Otherwise, free expression of opinion is no longer possible, which i claim for myself in any case – especially when i am critical of racism.

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Grand prize: a black, red and gold audi a5 cabriolet

Grand prize: a black, red and gold audi a5 cabriolet

Radeberg. September 2009 – this audi a5 cabriolet is guaranteed to get you noticed: pitch-black body, gold-painted rims and red leather seats. Even if this is certainly not to everyone’s taste, the future owner will be a particularly happy one: because the convertible created jointly by tuner abt and the radeberger export brewery is not for sale, but it is the main prize of a raffle promotion.

Gold like a pilsener

The open a5 gets a new front grille, modified front skirt and side skirts. The rear is enhanced by a chute insert and four-pipe rear muffler. In addition to some add-on parts, the rim bed and the rear part of the struts of the aluminum wheel are painted in gold. This is to remind of the color of the pils beer. The brewery’s logo is incorporated into the rim caps. In the front left on the hood and the fender decorates a 35 centimeters coarse koniglich-sachsischen coat of arms the vehicle. Because the last saxon king friedrich august iii. Named the pilsner from the vicinity of dresden the royal saxon table drink in 1905.

Cow cupboard included

The interior was designed in such a way that the regent, who was known to be a car enthusiast, could have enjoyed it as well. Monitors were installed in the headrests of the front seats. In addition, radeberger lettering adorns the four seats and the floor mats. An additional highlight is hidden in the center armrest, where there is a fridge from which passengers can refresh themselves with cold beer – with the exception of the driver, of course.

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No sex, instead of inside cardboard-hulseless toilet paper rolls

Youtube and co. – our weekly telepolis video show

Ready, set, go! A great start, not true? And somehow this little fellow also fits in! But others may decide whether this is all because of that.

So, now it has happened. The first time traveler was discovered on a film from 1928. It was shot by none other than charlie chaplin. More reveals this video and this bbc report. – things there are!?

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Notebook demand remains strong and fleeing intel

Notebook demand remains strong and fleeing Intel

Inel, in the first quarter of this year, has reduced only a minimum of lower sales than in the previous year, but due to persistently high pc demand, it is clearly on its own expectations. The quarterly profit is still heavily inflated against 2020. For the full year 2021 intel raises its sales forecast something, but expects lower turnover in the second quarter than last year.

In january, intel for the first quarter of 2021 had drilled a revenue to $ 18.6 billion in us dollars. There are then $ 19.7 billion (currently transnational 16.4 billion euros). Thus, sales are one percent below the same quarter of the previous year with then strong xeon sales, as the company announced. The operating profit, however, fallen by 47 percent to 3.7 billion dollars. Net profit in the first quarter of 2021 has fallen by 41 percent to 3.4 billion dollars.

Intel’s pc area remains large sales brawers

Intel’s pc area with the desktop and notebook processors continues to ensure for the coarse share of sales and was able to increase by eight percent at 2020. The desktop sales figures went a bit back year-on-year, even at the fourth quarter of 2020 even by 19 percent, but the notebook sales could increase significantly.

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Mercury probe bepicolombo: flyby at the venus glitched

On their years, mission to mercury is the probe bepicolombo on thursday morning (cest) at venus passed. "It all worked, it was successful", said simon plum from the esa satellite control center (esoc) in darmstadt of the german press agency. In the coming week, a precise analysis has now been made. Shortly before 6.00 clock flew far over a billion euros expensive european-japanese spacecraft in good 10.000 kilometers away from the neighboring planet of the earth. The manover was controlled from the control center in darmstadt.

Brake on the planet

Flow past planets are necessary for bepicolombo to reduce speed. Only in this way can the spacecraft can brake the thrust through the solar gravity and sometimes swivel with the calculated speed in a stable orbit around the mercury. On thursday morning, the speed reduced almost a tenth to about 34 kilometers per second.

An a similar manobever flew bepicolombo last april as the probe for a flight to less than 12.700 kilometers of the earth took. On the flight to mercury, the smallest and fastest planet in our solar system, the probe will fly past the venus in just 550 kilometers in the coming august in just 550 kilometers and a total of six times at mercury before it swings in its final orbit in 2025. After about seven years of flight time, the 2018 started probe then resumed around nine billion kilometers.

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Drive to the car cinema with red number is irregular

Driving into a car with a car with a red license plate, represents an administrative offense. Such "expaimed use" if a clear passion against the vehicle council ordinance, it is called in a recent judgment of the higher regional court (olg) dusseldorf. A € 90 euro imposed by this is appropriate, reports the telephone legal advice of the german lawyer hotline in nurberg over the decision (file number iii-3 rbs 143-11).

In that case, the driver of an opel with a red license plate, which had been stopped by a police patrol on the spaded evening, stated to be the night presentation of the local cinema. Reason enough for the confirmation of the order for unauthorized use of its still not for public transport authorized vehicle to be assessed.

And rightly how the olg decided in second instance. "The allocation of a short-term or exercise sign and the transfer of the associated vehicle registration certificate does not constitute any coverage in the interests of the statutory provisions", alleged lawyer alexandra wimmer. This is due to the allotment of a regular license plate and the copy of an official document receipt.

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New hope for the “gay bomb”

… And why fundamentalist christians and german rappers might stay away from chinese food in the future

A team of researchers led by david featherstone of the university of illinois at chicago (uic) succeeded in turning homosexual behavior on and off in flies after discovering that the insects’ sexual orientation depends on a previously unknown gene that regulates synapse strength.

Featherstone was originally interested in this gene because of its unusual ability to transport glutamate, a neurotransmitter used as a flavor enhancer in asian cuisine, out of glial cells. A change in the amount of glutamate outside cells can change the strength of synapses and thus the behavior of living beings. Then yael grosjean found that a mutation of this gene in male flies resulted in the "courting" other male flies to become. However, the flies were not exclusively homosexual, but bisexual. The team therefore named the gene in question "genderblind" or short "gb".