Indiana Jones

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In today's edition:

// Indiana Jones

// Remote work

// Jurassic Park

// COVID hair loss

How 'Jurassic Park' is becoming a reality thirty years later | Rolling Stone

"I remember the first time I saw dinosaurs roar to life on the big screen like it was yesterday. I was eleven years old and as I walked into the theater with a bag of popcorn and a large Coke, I was overcome with excitement. I rushed to get a good seat, right in the middle, and as soon as the first Brachiosaurus walked on the screen and John Hammond uttered those famous words, 'Welcome to Jurassic Park,' my jaw dropped further than Dr. Grant's. Holy shit. Yes, as an 11-year-old I thought, what if dinosaurs could be real?"

How topical application of stem cell serum can reverse COVID-induced hair loss | Bio Informant

"Covid-19 is said to cause long-term side effects in up to 67% of patients, and these health consequences can include chronic fatigue, loss of taste and smell and brain fog. Increasingly common too is Covid-related hair loss. Known as telogen effluvium, this phenomenon manifests as clumps of hair falling out after brushing or washing your hair."

Is remote work the start of a new class struggle? | Welcome to the Jungle

"During the pandemic, many people working on-site jobs or close to the general public were unable to continue. Some workers, like waiters and bartenders, were forced to reflect upon their situation… or, perhaps more accurately, it drove them to address a whole host of issues they hadn't dared to confront before. As a result, a significant number of people decided to change careers: partly driven by precarious economic conditions, and partly by a quest for better work-life balance."

Machine learning and geometry: How Disney made Indiana Jones look young again | Inverse

"Artificial intelligence also played a key role in the process. 'It was the first time I'd worked with machine learning,' Weaver says. Specifically, ILM used computers to analyze 'all the past Indy films' and then create a baseline version of the FaceSwap that VFX artists could use to weigh the pros and cons of different techniques. It also gave the team an easy way to pull reference images from old Indiana Jones movies and other material to match each shot in Dial of Destiny."

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//Quiz: Only two kinds of egg-laying mammals are left on the planet today, the echidna, or spiny anteater, and .... ?

Only two kinds of egg-laying mammals are left on the planet today, the echidna, or spiny anteater, and .... ?

There are a lot of animals in the world but we narrowed down your choices for you.