Amazon Echo Has Fewer Parents Naming Children Alexa

Amazon Echo Has Fewer Parents Naming Children Alexa:  A new survey found that since 2015 when the Amazon Echo smart speaker came on the scene, fewer parents have been naming their child “Alexa.”  On the other hand, new data show Beverly Hills gold doggers love naming their newborn daughters “Siri,” because there’s so little chance of Siri ever working.

Scientists Can Now Monitor Brain Activity of Bats in Midflight:  Researchers have developed a portable brain scanner which lets them study what happens in the brains of bats as they fly.  So they put a portable brain scanner on some poor bat?  And then they wonder why bats go batty?

Scientists Say Universe Expanding 9% Faster Than it Should:  A new estimate of the Hubble constant is creating a crisis of cosmic circles - new estimates indicate the universe is expanding 9% faster than it ought to be and scientists are not sure why.  Yea, and so is Trump’s waistline - so what’s the big deal?

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Comment by Ron Powell on May 14, 2018 at 5:54am

The epitome of arrogance is summing that we could accurately measure any aspect of anything with the dimensions of the universe...

At some point we'll find this new data to be in error... 

In the meantime , the statement re the speed of expansion should be:

"The universe is expanding at a rate which is 9% faster than previously estimated..."

Comment by koshersalaami on May 14, 2018 at 6:23am

I doubt the scientists involved assumed accuracy with any certainty, though in any given field there tends to be over reliance on models. 


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