The Daily Populous

Friday September 28th, 2018 morning edition

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Earlier this year, researchers at the University of Tokyo accidentally created the strongest controllable magnetic field in history and blew the doors of their lab in the process.

As detailed in a paper recently published in the Review of Scientific Instruments, the researchers produced the magnetic field to test the material properties of a new generator system.

They were expecting to reach peak magnetic field intensities of around 700 Teslas, but the machine instead produced a peak of 1,200 Teslas.

This is the strongest magnetic field ever generated in a controlled, indoor environment, but it’s not the strongest magnetic field produced in history.

This honor belongs to some Russian researchers who created a 2,800 Tesla magnetic field in 2001.

This technique causes a brief spike in the strength of the magnetic field by rapidly “squeezing” it to a smaller size.

“I didn’t expect it to be so high,” Shojiro Takeyama, a physicist at the University of Tokyo, told IEEE Spectrum. »

Putin's 'tourist' accused of nerve agent attack turns out to be a highly decorated Russian intelligence officer

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The UK in early September accused two Russian men, Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Boshirov, of attempting to assassinate Sergei Skripal with a military-grade nerve agent in Salisbury in March.

Petrov and Boshirov also appeared on Russian TV to say they were visiting Salisbury as tourists.

But according to a Wednesday article by the investigative-journalism site Bellingcat, Boshirov is actually Col. Anatoliy Chepiga, a highly decorated officer with the GRU, Russia's intelligence service. »

SEC charges Tesla CEO Elon Musk with fraud

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"This unjustified action by the SEC leaves me deeply saddened and disappointed," Musk said in a statement to CNBC.

"At 1:00 PM EDT, approximately 12 minutes after Musk published his tweet stating, 'Am considering taking Tesla private at $420.

In the hours after the initial tweet, Musk doubled down on the proposal in subsequent tweets. »

The story of Lucy the chimp who was raised as a human

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This is a quandary that has plagued scientists and philosophers since time immemorial; a juxtaposition of biology, animal behaviourism, genetics and anthropology.

Lucy the chimp was born in 1964, apparently rescued from a troupe of carnival chimps in Florida.

Taken from her mother at a very early age, she was auctioned off to researchers from the Institute of Primate Studies in Oklahoma, USA. »

QAnon Fan Arrested for Threatening Massacre at YouTube Headquarters

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A YouTuber who racked up hundreds of thousands of views pushing extreme conspiracy theories like QAnon, Pizzagate, and Flat Eartherism was arrested last week for allegedly threatening to massacre YouTube employees.

The threats came from a series of social media profiles where he ranted about fringe-right conspiracy theories and claimed YouTube was censoring him.

FBI agents soon traced his IP address to his Oregon home, and arrested him without incident outside a convenience store. »