And the Localization Rate Is 100 Percent

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The Real Future Fair is coming to Oakland on November 15, which is so soon! There are standard tickets available here. But I'm gonna to give away some tickets this week right here to the newsletter community. All you have to do is send me the best thing you read over the weekend (just hit reply!) and I'll pick some winners and share some links later this week. Hope to see you there!
1. Sexual Prosthetics in Dentistry would be the best scientific journal title.


"Dentistry, for example, considers three functions for the oral cavity: aesthetics, pronunciation and mastication. 'There is another function, sex, which is never mentioned in the textbooks,' says Ku. 'I’m from the gay community and I realised that the medical school is a very patriarchal system, very serious, and the professors are very traditional, particularly in Asian countries. So I wanted to approach that relationship.' Instead of treating disease and restoring normal function to the mouth, Ku imagines dentists enhancing it along one particular line, the act of performing fellatio."


2. Keep an eye on the driverless car space in China.


"Scheduled to make its debut at the World Internet Conference next week, the driverless cars are developed by Baidu Inc and automakers of Chery, BYD and Shou Qi Group. More than a dozen driverless cars will go for a trial run for a total of 5 kilometers on a road in Wuzhen, with the highest speed reaching 60 km per hour."


3. Boat drones. Definitely going to be a thing.


"According to Xinhua, the 'SeaFly-01' finished a test at Nanhu Lake in Wuhan on Oct. 27. The 10.25-meter-long vessel has a maximum speed of 45 knots... It is able to 'learn' independently and avoid obstacles, among other functions. The vessel is able to carry a photoelectric scout device, light weapons, sonar and other equipment, and can be used in a wide range of applications, including coastal patrol, armed confrontation, submarine detection and water-quality monitoring. 'All the core equipment was developed by us, and the localization rate is 100 percent,' said Liu Fei, a technician for Sifang, the developer of the vessel."


4. The hard science that established the consequences of "nuclear winter."


"These experiments show that the climatic effects of a nuclear war might persist longer than previously calculated. The use of a model which includes snow and ice feedbacks and ocean response shows that the effects can be large even 1 yr after the war begins. Latitudinal spread of the nuclear smoke and dust can produce large cooling in the tropics where life is more sensitive to cooling due to the absence of a natural seasonal cycle , but the cooling there is not as large as would be expected from a global average model."


+ Quote from the first link in the list.


5. The digital layer can add runaway "engagement" feedback to physical places.


"The Statesman’s Zach Urness has extensively and expertly covered the changes happening at Opal Creek. He’s also cowritten a book about hiking in Southern Oregon, and has observed how social media has changed all of this, and how people who are documenting the outdoors online are missing what’s right in front of them. 'The places that really get hammered are the ones that are really photogenic — that show up well on Instagram — but are fairly easy to reach,' he told me. 'The funny thing is that places more than 6 miles from a trailhead are getting less use than in the 1990s … everyone wants to get that easy photo that’s good for Instagram, so they are targeting these areas, but just down the road there might be a waterfall that’s just as scenic.'"


1. newscientist.com 2. chinadaily.com.cn 3. defense-aerospace.com 4. climate.envsci.rutgers.edu 5. theringer.com


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