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Twitter launches voice tweets on iOS to test ‘a more human touch’ (3 minute read)
A limited group of iOS users are now testing Twitter's latest voice tweet function. The new function allows users to broadcast audio of up to 140 seconds long. Audio that goes over the 140-second limit will automatically create a thread. While the feature is available only to select users, all users will be able to see and hear voice tweets. Twitter hopes that the feature will reduce misunderstandings and create a more human experience.
Uber pushes into on-demand public transit with its first SaaS partnership (2 minute read)
Marin County in the San Francisco Bay will pay Uber a subscription fee to use Uber's management software for its high-occupancy vehicle fleet. Marin Transit provides six-seater and wheelchair-accessible vans to Marin County. Uber's software will facilitate requesting, matching, and tracking of vehicles, and allow Marin Transit trips to show up in the Uber app. There is no booking fee and passengers will pay $4 per mile or $3 for Marin Access riders. The service will run down the Highway 101 corridor between Mill Valley and Novato.
Diluting blood plasma rejuvenates tissue, reverses aging in mice (7 minute read)
Researchers at the University of California have discovered that diluting the blood plasma of old mice can rejuvenate tissues and reverse the signs of aging. In the study, scientists diluted the blood plasma of old mice with a mixture of saline and albumin. The procedure had no detrimental effects on young mice. Therapeutic plasma exchange has already been FDA-approved in the US for treating a variety of autoimmune diseases and the research team is now finalizing clinical trials to determine if the procedure produces a similar effect in humans.
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Build Your Own Botnet (GitHub Repo)
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Y Combinator’s Startup School relaunches to be ready when you are (4 minute read)
Y Combinator's free online bootcamp Startup School started in 2017 as a free annual 10-week online course which then evolved into an 8-week program held multiple times a year. It is now available as a continuous year-round program. The curriculum of information can be accessed for free and on-demand through Y Combinator's website.
First Antarctic egg belonged to an ancient sea monster (5 minute read)
An egg fossil was discovered in Antarctica in 2011. It was 11 inches long and 7 inches wide. Researchers have determined that the egg came from a massive aquatic reptile, possibly the mosasaurus. Scientists had previously believed that the mosasaurus did not lay eggs, but fossils of mosasaurs and plesiosaurs have been found in Antarctica, so it is not impossible. An image of the egg is available in the article.