Rehacked #14: technology, health and some piquant news in this issue.

Rehacked #14: technology, health and some piquant news in this issue.

Hello again. Some serious and fun stuff this time awaiting to be red by you :) Share this newsletter with your friends if you find it interesting - it’s very important to me. Just hit that big button at the end of the letter - thanks in advance! Have a great time while reading!

Summary: SARS_CoV_2, the virus responsible for  COVID-19, can directly enter the nervous system. The virus can infect the brain, causing alterations in blood vessels and directly disrupt oxygen supply to the organ. Source: Rockefeller University

Using both mouse and human brain tissue, researchers at Yale School of  Medicine have discovered that SARS-CoV-2 can directly infect the central nervous system and have begun to unravel some of the virus’s effects on brain cells. #health #covid19

A hacker took control of people's internet-connected chastity cages and demanded a ransom to be paid in Bitcoin to unlock it.

"Your  cock is mine now," the hacker told one of the victims, according to a  screenshot of the conversation obtained by a security researcher that goes by the name Smelly and is the founder of vx-underground, a website that collects malware samples. #nsfw #adults #security

The CorNeat KPro, the first artificial cornea which completely integrates with the eye wall with no reliance on donor tissue, was successfully implanted in a human. The surgery was performed on a  bilaterally blind, 78-year-old male at Rabin Medical Center, Israel, by Professor Irit Bahar,  Director of the Ophthalmology Department. Upon removal of bandages, the  CorNeat KPro immediately enabled the patient to read a text and recognize family members. #health #technology

Some free math books to read online or download as pdf. #science #learning

With GitHub in the crosshairs of  Chinese censors, Beijing is backing Gitee as its official hub, an open-source institution tailored for a closed internet. #internet #software

Fediverse (decentralized federated social network) in 2020 #internet #socialnetworks

Ninety percent of everything is crap. Sturgeon’s law #productivity

SpaceX has acquired two former oil drilling rigs to serve as these floating spaceports. Named Phobos and Deimos, after the two moons of Mars, they are currently undergoing modifications to support Starship launch operations.

SpaceX has long been hinting at future floating launch and landing sites for their Starship launch system. The super heavy-lift launch vehicle will have a large blast danger area and pose noise concerns if launched frequently near populated areas. Therefore, sea launch platforms will play a key role in the launch cadence SpaceX plans to reach with Starship, including on-orbit refuelling flights for deep space missions and transportation from one place to another on Earth. #technology #engineering #space

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