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Pi Day π (pi) is observed on March 14 (3/14 in the month/day format) since 3, 1, and 4 are the first three significant digits of π.
Pi (π) Day has become an international holiday, celebrated live and online all around the world. 

What is pi anyway? Divide any circle’s circumference by its diameter; the answer (whether for a plate or a planet) is always approximately 3.14, a number represented with the Greek letter π. Mathematicians have been calculating π’s digits with more and more accuracy and have discover they go on literally forever, with no pattern.

"I’ve been teaching English for 12 years, and I’m astounded by what ChatGPT can produce.......  Barring outright plagiarism, students have always arrived at that moment when they’re on their own with a blank page, staring down a blinking cursor, the essay waiting to be written...... Now that might be about to change" Read more

"Since the Paris agreement, the six largest US banks – Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Morgan Stanley and Goldman Sachs – have provided $1.4tn in financing to the fossil fuel industry" Read full article

"A vanadium redox flow battery (VRFB) design created at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) has wound up in the hands of a Chinese company, which has since gone on to become the largest manufacturer of VRFBs in the world" The US, which owns the patent and invested $15 million of taxpayer dollars into its development, reportedly has no domestic production site for the novel VRFBs" ..... Read more at The Register

"Proteins are the building blocks of life, chains of amino acids that can twist and bend into a mind-boggling variety of shapes. Last year, DeepMind AI cracked a 50-year-old problem of protein folding and published the protein structures for 20 species – including nearly all 20,000 proteins expressed by humans. Now, it's Alphafold AI has finished the job, and released predicted structures for more than 200M proteins.... .. AI is paving the way for the development of new medicines or technologies to tackle global challenges such as famine or pollution" Read more
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June 21, 2022, marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere - The day with the longest period of daylight - the beginning of astronomical summer, At the same time, the Southern Hemisphere experiences the winter solstice (the day with the shortest period of daylight).Solstices happen twice per year, at the points in Earth’s orbit where this tilt is most pronounced and and mark the change of seasons to summer and winter, respectively.  See more

"Seventeen-year-old Benjamin Choi put his spare time during the pandemic to good use designing an accessible device that doesn’t require brain surgery"...... Read more

The electrical chatter of our working memories reflects our uncertainty about their contents. Neuroscientific studies suggest that when we call up a memory to use it, our uncertainty about its accuracy is part of the recollection. Read more

Cambridge University scientists James D. Watson and Francis Crick announced on February 28.1953 that they had determined the double-helix structure of DNA (short for deoxyribonucleic acid). DNA was discovered in 1869 but its significant genetic inheritance role was not demonstrated until 1943. Many other Scientists were working on figuring out the structure of DNA. Read more

"Imagine a personal heating system that works indoors as well as
outdoors, can be taken anywhere, requires little energy, and is
independent of any infrastructure. It exists – and is hundreds of years
old. The hot water bottle could save a great deal of energy and money
without sacrificing thermal comfort."  Read more

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"The evolution of cooling technology helps to explain why supposed solutions to global warming have only made the situation worse." Read more

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