Save The Bees

Are you a coffee lover? If so I have some bad news for you. A research team modeled Latin America, specifically where coffee is grown. The team studied the area under several global warming scenarios found it could be problematic in the future for coffee and bees in Latin America.

“The team consisted of experts from the Smithsonian in Panama; the International Center for Tropical Agriculture in Vietnam; the Tropical Agricultural Research and Higher Education Center in Costa Rica; Conservation International and the University of Vermont in the U.S.; CIRAD in France; and CIFOR in Peru.” -ScienceDaily.com

With all the different scenes played out only about five species of bees survived, in coffee suitable areas. With only 10 species surviving.

With huge chunks of land no longer suitable for coffee, it forced experts to look for alternatives. By switching crops or production system where bees are predicted to have a decrease in.  Some of the strategies may help increase bee habits as well as helping to keep native bees around. Lots of different coffee types grow in large trees with plenty of shade, so that way it can lure in a specific bees.

Although intense studies were factored, one thing they didn’t think about was Africanized Honey Bees. They were accidentally released in Brazil in 1957. Where many natives thought that they would destroy anything in their sight and damage the ecosystem. But they were wrong;, Africanized Honey Bees worked just as hard fertilizing the local plants. Which made more pollen and nature to the native bees.

“Africanized honey bees in the Western Hemisphere both regulate their nest temperature and their own body temperature using water” “When the climate is hotter — unless it’s too dry — they’re better adapted to endure climate change and pollinate coffee — an African plant” stated by  David Roubik a entomologist at the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute .

Even with climate change making it harder to produce coffee, it still very well may be possible for coffee producers making coffee.

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China set up Hack Proof internet

China has set up its first “commercial” use of quantum internet in the northern area of Shandong. This is their latest move in advancing themselves in technology, with claims of this being considered “Hack Proof”. This isn’t the first time they’ve set up a “Hack Proof” communication early this month they did they same thing with Quantum Communications, with sending unhackable information with using only water.

China prides themselves for being on the forefront in the development of quantum Technology. Early in august they successfully sent it’s first unbreakable quantum code, in a prototype satellite to earth. This phenomenal breakthrough was so amazing that the pentagon themselves said it was “notable advance” reported by The Independent.

The Quantum Internet has been set up exclusively by government and official users in Shandong capital Jinan. Although it is not clear on how the system would be operated on such a huge scale.

What this network provides is top shelf protection when using telephone and data communications. So you can communicate without the fear of someone tapping into your network. It’s expected to be connected to Beijing-Shanghai quantum network.

Even though China is at the forefront with this technology that doesn’t mean other countries haven’t been studying this as well. The United States has been studying this for years, but China has been fortunate enough to be the one make it more of a household name.

 

Nanomachines Kill Cancer

What a time to be alive. Scientist have developed nanomachines that can kill cancer in 60 seconds! The way they’re worked is by little molecules that are driven by light that make their way through the cell lining then activate. A test done at Durham University took about one to three minutes to totally kill prostate cancer!

Dr. Robert Pal of the University of Durham stated “We are moving towards realising our ambition to be able to use light-activated nanomachines to target cancer cells such as those in breast tumours and skin melanomas, including those that are resistant to existing chemotherapy.”

“Once developed, this approach could provide a potential step change in non-invasive cancer treatment and greatly improve survival rates and patient welfare globally.”

In order for this to work the nanomachines need to spin about two to three million times per second, to assure it was smoothly. The molecules being transferred at as a therapeutic agent, or a killer that open tumor membranes. These nanomachines are so tiny it would take about 50,000 of them, to make up one strand of hair.

Dr. James Tour a member of Rice University in Houston stated “These nanomachines are so small that we could park 50,000 of them across the diameter of a human hair, yet they have the targeting and actuating components combined in that diminutive package to make molecular machines a reality for treating disease.”

“For many years I never had envisioned the nanomachines being used medically, I thought they were way too small, because they are much much smaller than a cell, but now this work has really changed my thoughts on this and I think therapeutically this will be a whole new way to treat patients, it’s going to be an excellent application for cancer treatment, not just for killing of cells but for the treatment of cells, interacting with the human body using molecular machines.”

This is a huge breakthrough in the world of modern medicine. Because if perfected this could be use to kill all sorts of cancer! As well as deliver medicine at a faster and more effect way.

Self Driving Cars are Closer Than You Think

Self driving cars are becoming more and more in talks now, as technology improves itself. So much now that the House of Bill pass a bill to speed production on them. For years people have wanted this and there have been a few. But at high end prices. Now hopefully with this bill passed they won’t cost as much, just like Tesla when they announced their newest model.

The vote was passed by a voice vote. And most of the concerns from government officials were all the horrible possibilities that could come of this. But to make everyone happy the state will regulate if they want self driving cars on there road. Which is new because federal looks at drivers while state looks at vehicles.

To no surprise automotive companies supported this bill. Claiming that it would lower traffic fatalities by a significant number, as well as many other benefits. They even stated that early estimates of crashes last year where 40,000. And 94% of all crashes is due to humans not machines.

The House of Bills are working very closely with both Democrats and Republicans to see that this bill’s goes through smoothly. But it seems to be working because Democrat Debbie Dingell stated “is fundamentally an issue of American competitiveness”. As well as Republican Fred Upton saying “gives the auto industry the tools to revolutionize how we’re going to get around for generations to come”.

This bill will allow up to 25,00 cars its first year. While rising 100,000 yearly in its third year. Even though the government is on board doesn’t mean a lot of the public is. Safety groups and consumers are concerned this will, weaken safety rules on the road. Because a defect might happen that could lead to more accidents. Automakers response to combat this was safety requiring things like steering wheels and brake pedals simply do not make sense. Simply because it defeats the purpose of self driving. But the government could still enforce safety test as they please.

Probably one of the best things about this bill is it doesn’t affect commercial vehicles. So it won’t cost people their jobs at all. Which is always a concern for people when this topic comes up.

Why HollyWood Critics are ruining movies

More and more before movies come out the first thing you see is it’s Rotten Tomatoes score, or what it scored on IMDB. People more and more are letting other people tell them what is and what isn’t a good movie. For this reason alone it’s ruining a lot of movies for people everywhere.

One of the most perfect examples of this is when BvS(Batman vs Superman) came out the early reviews on the movie had already doomed it for lots of potential viewers. For the ones that went go to see it, they had the mentality that it wasn’t going to be a good movie at all and left with the same opinion because of the ratings it had gotten.

This alone is robbing people of forming there own opinion. And creating a mob mentality where just because a group of people hated whatever movie it was you have to hate it too, or fear being made fun of. For the few that actually liked a movie that had gotten bad reviews it makes them afraid to come out and say it was a good movie, because of what others will say about them or think of them.

It has the same effect for movies that get good ratings as well. If you sit through a whole movie that is deemed good by many but not by you, you’ll get tons of backlash if you decide to voice your opinion on such topic.

People now more than ever need to stop going to websites such as Rotten Tomatoes Metacritic or blogs like the Waffle Press, to tell them what they should and shouldn’t like. They should go into a movie not caring what others will say about it and form their own solid opinion on if they liked it or not. So that way they can get a more true original opinion on what they just saw, and not what others told them.

 

10 easy study tips

Hey Roadrunners welcome back to Rio Hondo for the Fall 2017 semester. One thing that a lot of students have trouble with is studying, something that we all need to do to in order to become successful students. Google defines studying as “devote time and attention to acquiring knowledge on (an academic subject), especially by means of books.” Lots of people have there own way of studying, but I’ll tell you 10 easy study tips for the Fall 2017 semester.

The most common one is getting together with your peers and forming a study group. I found it very helpful discussing, what I had just gone over with my fellow classmates so that way I could better understand it. It’s also great too because there might be something you may of missed that one of your peers caught, and they’ll be able to show you.

Another great tip is going to your professor doing his or hers office hours. Usually on  the first day of school all professors hand out a syllabus with their office hours on it, as well as the location of their office. They will have no problem helping out one of their students when they’re in need after all that’s what they’re paid to do. Plus who else is better to ask than the professor themselves they know the material better than any other student in the class.

Taking good notes is the backbone of succeeding in college. You have to make sure that your writing is clean and precise to what your professor is talking about. It’s common for students to feel rushed during a lecture and write sloppy and fast(that’s okay). As long as you go back and rewrite your notes so you can better understand them, the faster the better so you won’t forget what the lesson was about.

Most if not all professors let you record lectures if you simply ask them to do so. Many students have found this method to be really effective because it puts you right back to when they were teaching. One of two students might ask a interesting question that you may have forgotten to write down, but now you can because you have the class on either audio or video. It allows you to relive the class in a sense. But it’s important that whoever your professor is gives you permission to do so.

If you ever need a nice silent spot to crack open your books and study, our helpful library offers study rooms to anyone who comes in and reserves one. These rooms are most effective because it’s just you or however you have to study. The library alone is a quite place and the study rooms are even more silent, so you shouldn’t have any distractions at all.

Use one of the oldest tricks in the book use flash cards. This is a study method that has been around almost as long as schools been invented. The reason why this is such a good method is because, it simulates a test in some ways. Write down the question on one side and the answer on the other. This is especially good for math write down the formal and question and try to figure it out. Even English with definitions. It’s a solid method that works for almost every subject.

Pace yourself try not to overwhelm yourself. It’s common for students to just devote hours to study all at once. This could be dangerous because you might get sleepy,bored, or daze off. Study in shifts for about 15-30 mins at a time, with 5 minute breaks in between so you can wind down. You might find it very helpful because you’re trying to cram everything within a long time.

Reward yourself who doesn’t like gifts.If you have 50 math problems to do answer about 10 and treat yourself, with a nice little snack or go on your phone. Even you have to read a few chapters do the same trick but this time check out what going on, on twitter. With rewarding yourself it gives you more motivation to study.

Have other someone test you. The only way to truly know if you understand the topic is by taking the test right. As soon as you feel like you completely understand whatever it is your studying, give a list of questions to someone and have them ask you. Try to get as many right as you possibly can. It’ll boost your self esteem and make you more confident come test day.

Lastly just head down to the LRC. They offer tons of help and offer to tutor you all free of charge. All you need to do is sign in and ask for help it’s that simple. They even offer computers for you to use for whatever school needs you have. They have lots of resources over there to help you in whatever you need.

Alright roadrunners there’s a couple helpful study tips. Hopefully these help all you succeed this semester. Good look and don’t forget studying is the backbone to succeeding.

Quantum Teleportation is Here

Beam me up scotty! Because quantum teleportation is here, well kinda. A team of scientist in China have just made a huge breakthrough in the way we communicate. Try are saying as well this is the most secure way to communicate with others as well, without fear of someone interfering with it.

You may be wondering what this is called well they call it “Quantum Communication” or better known as “Quantum Teleportation”. What they did was send information using only water particles to get from point A to point B. This is the very first time something like this has ever been achieved

What the team of scientist did was information through a 10.8 foot long tank of seawater. But they are predicting that they will be able to use this, secure way of communicating through .55 of open water.

This is all based off a weird phenomenon Albert Einstein called “Spooky at a Distance”. Quantum entanglement in simpler terms is when two particles become extremely link, whatever happens to one happens to the other no matter the distance. Although this is the first time we’ve been able to do this underwater, doesn’t mean this is new at all. Matter of fact we’ve been able to do this in optic fibre and space. Early this year Chinese researchers were able to use quantum entanglement to teleport information to a satellite in earth’s orbit 311 miles away.

As previously mentioned no one had done this underwater before and to conduct this researchers, from the Shanghai Jiao Tong University took seawater from the Yellow sea and putting it into a 3mm tank. Then they created entangle photons (a type of elementary particle) by shooting a beam of light through a crystal. As predicted whatever happened to one happened to the other on the opposite side. The information goes through accurately 98% of the time too.

Many people are predicting as well this might be the new way of communicating through one another. Some people are even going as far saying this might be used to obtain lighting fast internet for everyday people like us to use.