Random Thoughts For A Sunday

All those damn notes I take daily and nowhere to put them…so I give you my thoughts on this weekend…..

First thought–there is a repeating cycle of some signal from deep space…..

A mysterious radio source located in a galaxy 500 million light years from Earth is pulsing on a 16-day cycle, like clockwork, according to a new study. This marks the first time that scientists have ever detected periodicity in these signals, which are known as fast radio bursts (FRBs), and is a major step toward unmasking their sources.

FRBs are one of the most tantalizing puzzles that the universe has thrown at scientists in recent years. First spotted in 2007, these powerful radio bursts are produced by energetic sources, though nobody is sure what those might be. FRBs are also mystifying because they can be either one-offs or “repeaters,” meaning some bursts appear only once in a certain part of the sky, while others emit multiple flashes to Earth.

https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/wxexwz/something-in-deep-space-is-sending-signals-to-earth-in-steady-16-day-cycles

Could it be ET telling us to leave them alone?

Scientists are always looking for the alt energy discovery….solar, wind, tidal, geo-thermal and now……RAIN.

A team of engineers has figured out how to take a single drop of rain and use it to generate a powerful flash of electricity.

The City University of Hong Kong researchers behind the device, which they’re calling a droplet-based electricity generator (DEG), say that a single rain droplet can briefly generate 140 volts. That was enough to briefly power 100 small lightbulbs and, while it’s not yet practical enough for everyday use, it’s a promising step toward a new form of renewable electricity.

https://futurism.com/the-byte/generate-electricity-rain

We Americans rent everything these days…cars, lodging, furniture, electronics etc….but will they buy into the new trend of renting clothes?

Renting clothes could be the future of fashion—or it could just be a fad. But traditional retailers can no longer afford to wait on the sidelines to find out, per the AP. That’s why a growing number are now offering customers the option to rent clothes for a monthly fee instead of buying them. Bloomingdale’s, Banana Republic, and Urban Outfitters are the latest to offer the services. Even footwear chain Designer Brands says it’s considering launching a rental service for shoes. Now a booming $1 billion business, the clothing rental sector is expected to reach $2.5 billion by 2023, according to research firm GlobalData. When combined with resale, it will account for 13% of the total $360 billion US clothing market within the decade, up from 7.3% today.

Clothing rentals are one more piece of the sharing economy, where customers—particularly those in their 20s and 30s—are less interested in owning or making big investments but still want access to different brands and services, says Steve Barr, consumer markets leader at PwC. “You no longer have to buy into the myth of continuous consumption,” says Jennifer Hyman, CEO and co-founder of Rent the Runway, which in 2009 pioneered the business model that many retailers are now trying to replicate. For clothing retailers, rentals offer hope at a time when they are dealing with mounds of unsold goods. Several have already gotten into the second-hand business. JC Penney and Macy’s, for instance, have partnered with ThredUp to sell “gently-worn” clothes in a couple dozen locations. Nordstrom is testing resale at its flagship store in Manhattan.

Do you really want to wear clothes that someone else has rubbed their stinking body against?

Then there is the vegan movement and TOFU…..personally I think it taste like solidified snot…..

Meat is often derided as one of the most environmentally damaging foods to consume, but new research is leading some farmers to claim that tofu could actually be worse.

This is despite studies showing that following a vegan diet could be the “single biggest way” to reduce your environmental impact on earth.

Speaking at the National Farmers Union (NFU) on Monday, Dr Graham McAuliffe of the Rothamsted Institute explained that his unpublished research on tofu has found that the soya-based protein could have a more drastic impact on the planet than beef, pork and chicken.

Dr McAuliffe, who specialises in measuring the environmental impact of foods, pointed out that his findings should be “interpreted with caution” given they were currently just a “proof of concept”, reports The Times.

https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/food-and-drink/tofu-meat-environment-vegan-farmers-union-a9330781.html

Not to worry few people will believe any study…..

Do you use “Nootropics”?  Are you a user?

These are those “boosts” you get from those little bottles that cost about 3 bucks for that mental boost…..

More and more people are using nootropics to give themselves a mental boost, and it’s not hard to understand why. Studies have shown that nootropic supplements may enhance cognitive functions such as reasoning, memory, alertness, focus, willpower, creativity, flexibility, and verbal fluency.

But with so many different nootropics currently on the market, how do you know which type is right for you? The best solution is to find a company that is fully committed to science and transparency, so you always know exactly what you’re putting in your body and why. And when it comes to science and transparency, nobody beats Neurohacker Collective, the group behind Qualia Focus and Qualia Mind, two of the most advanced and comprehensive nootropics supplements in the world.

https://futurism.com/nootropics-neurohacker-mind-focus

Me?  I stick to my  usual…..coffee.

Peace Out!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”

2 thoughts on “Random Thoughts For A Sunday

  1. I’m with you on Tofu. That bean curd makes me gag!
    As for used clothes, I can imagine many just being dumped after rental, so there will be another issue with long-term recycling. And who would wear someone else’s old shoes? Not me!
    The radio pulses from space interest me. The main thing that interests me is that they have travelled so far to be picked up, their origins must have been hundreds, if not thousands, of years ago. That could blow my mind, if I thought about it for too long. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

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