Yes, for the initial test group. But two things (quotes from blog not TFP):
1. "startle" is not necessarily aversion
For example, the researchers didn’t do a control experiment where the F0 animals are exposed to the fruity odor without the shock. So it’s unclear whether the “memory” they’re transmitting to their offspring is a fear memory, per se, or rather an increased sensitivity to an odor.
and 2. not for the group where they used IVF to create the offspring to eliminate some possible biases:
To control for these possibilities, the researchers performed an in vitro fertilization (IVF) experiment in which they trained male animals to fear acetophenone and then 10 days later harvested the animals’ sperm. They sent the sperm to another lab across campus where it was used to artificially inseminate female mice. Then the researchers looked at the brains of the offspring. They had larger M71 glomeruli, just as before. (The researchers couldn’t perform behavioral tests on these animals because of laboratory regulations about animal quarantine.)
The grandkids had enhanced receptors for that particular smell. They specifically did not test for, and point out in the paper that they do not claim that the AVERSION was passed on, only that F1 and F2 had structures in the brain that are enlarged compared to control, and that are associated with the sense of smell for the chemical that was used to prime the F0 generation.
Much better science-savvy writeup by my cousin on the Nat Geo blog:
It's not totally missing. Max legal wifi xmit power is 100mW at the source. Conversion at the receiver is ~37% efficient. So if you're directly on top of the xmitter, capturing ALL the (generally omni-radiated) energy, you'd get 37mW of power. USB on newer devices is like ~10W.
And of course if you're not capturing 100% of the signal in all directions, and if you're away from the source (remember friends: inverse square power dropoff), then you'll be lucky to get even a mW.
I probably got in early enough to grab the code before they go slashdotted. Looks like it's also on github, here:
Checked out their git repo and did a build. They have a couple sketchy-looking warnings in their own code. A reference to an undefined variable; storing a 35-bit value in a 32-bit variable...
lglib.c:6896:7: warning: variable 'res' is used uninitialized whenever 'if' condition is true [-Wsometimes-uninitialized]
lglib.c:6967:10: note: uninitialized use occurs here
plingeling.c:456:17: warning: signed shift result (0x300000000) requires 35 bits to represent, but 'int' only has 32 bits [-Wshift-overflow]
Space burial! Now with free pudding!
Sign me up.
Let's take some of the nastiest, most explosive and poisonous stuff we know of, load it into a container, then spin it round and round and round at insane speeds, then when it's pointed in what we hope is roughly the right direction, let go...
What could possibly go wrong?
...unless you're on an embedded platform for which you don't have a compiler, and maybe busybox might build in this fancy new binary HTTP client tool in a few decades, but it'll be another few decades after that before manufacturers enable it and ship it.
Jailing someone for misplaced comma? If it were a bad use of the apostrophe, I could understand. But a comma?
Don't forget a 100 mile radius around inland international airports.
You don't need a lot of magnification to see with your eyes the tops, but not the bottoms, of things whose base is beyond the horizon.
The earth's curvature is very easy to see even down on the surface. It's called "the horizon".
I guess the dude never heard of his own company's iPad plans, which are ALREADY DATA ONLY
The picture at Wikipedia is of the Microwriter, not the Microwriter AgenaA. Try this page:
There's a picture on there under that name which is the device I remember -- the AgendA that is, not the Microwriter below it.