The Daily Populous

Thursday May 6th, 2021 night edition

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“Based on our geometrical calculation, flatly pack macaroni pasta could save more than 60% of the packaging space,” Yao tells Inverse.

“Because more than half of the food packaging space, in this case, is used to pack air.”.

The research, accompanied by a delightful video and images of flat pasta’s springing to attention, was published Wednesday in the journal Science Advances.

Once it hits the water, this pasta flower begins to spring from its flat-packed shape into a delicate flower.

What’s new — This is not the first time this team of researchers has attempted to design a more streamlined and flatter pasta.

Using different patterns of stamped grooves on these pasta noodles researchers can create any number of 3D pasta shapes that spring to life in water.

These flat-packed to 3D pasta shapes cook up in the same time as regular pasta and could potentially reduce packaging by 60 percent. »

How automation could turn capitalism into socialism

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It’s only a matter of time before robots can perform skilled human labor better and cheaper than we can.

Cities that had spent decades experiencing total economic prosperity suddenly became wastelands full of impoverished, unemployed people as domestic factories shuttered.

It’s the government taxing businesses based on the amount of worker displacement their automation solutions cause, and then using that money to create a universal basic income for all citizens. »

Denver police officers suspended for inappropriately using pepper balls during protests

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The Denver Department of Public Safety has suspended two police officers for using chemical weapons on harmless people during protests against racism and police violence that rocked the city and country last summer.

She was stuck in traffic and was scolding police officers for “firing on an unarmed crowd,” the letter states.

Streeter’s and Archuleta’s cases represent two of dozens of internal investigations into the actions of Denver police officers during last summer’s protests and riots. »

Wearing Black Lives Matter apparels, social protests will lead to punishments at Tokyo Olympics

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The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has issued a strict warning against wearing Black Life Matters (BLM) Apparels or indulging in any kind of social protests at the Tokyo Games to the athletes.

Any athlete wearing any such apparel showing support to BLM might have to face strict consequences at the Olympics.

Besides, the IOC has also warned the athletes against conducting any social protests like taking a knee or lifting their fist. »

Signal’s smartass ad exposes Facebook’s creepy data collection

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Facebook is notorious for generating creepily personal ads from reams of user data, but most people don’t understand how the system works.

Now, an attack ad campaign by Signal has shone some light on the opaque surveillance dragnet.

Advertisers can use the enormous range of data points to target audiences based on their location, age, demographics, interests, and behavior. »