don't get too carried away
Please keep this circulating. Cops are getting more and more brazen, know your rights!
good to know
my brother is a police officer and these are all v true and things he made sure i knew but also remember the police can lie lie lie. the best thing, as mentioned, is to yell “i do not consent” repeatedly and hope someone will hear and act as an eyewitness for you
this is super important and we need to circulate this especially with the upcoming chicago raid ?? we need to do everything we can to protect possible victims of police brutality and hate crimes. it is not okay to break the law that goes for the people being arrested and the people arresting. stay safe.
this is important! signal boost!
Scientists develop Spray-on Solar Cells
Solar graffitis in your hood. From University of Sheffield:
A team of scientists at the University of Sheffield is the first to fabricate perovskite solar cells using a spray-painting process – a discovery that could help cut the cost of solar electricity.
Experts from the University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy and Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering have previously used the spray-painting method to produce solar cells using organic semiconductors - but using perovskite is a major step forward.
Efficient organometal halide perovskite based photovoltaics were first demonstrated in 2012. They are now a very promising new material for solar cells as they combine high efficiency with low materials costs.
The spray-painting process wastes very little of the perovskite material and can be scaled to high volume manufacturing – similar to applying paint to cars and graphic printing.
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Before World War I, she shot a cigarette out of the mouth of the Kaiser of Germany at his request.
After the war started she sent him a letter asking for another chance, as she was afraid her aim might’ve been a little off.
Annie Fucking Oakley everyone
Canada offers experimental Ebola vaccine VSV-EBOV to West Africa
Canada has about 1,500 doses of the vaccine and will donate as many as 1,000 to WHO
A made-in-Canada experimental Ebola vaccine will be offered for use in the West African outbreak response, the Public Health Agency of Canada revealed Tuesday.
The news comes hours after the World Health Organization said a panel of experts advised that it would be ethical to use untested drugs and vaccines in this raging epidemic, which is several times larger than any previous outbreak.
"We see this as a global resource and we need to have some conversations to figure out what the best use of this experimental vaccine is," said Dr. Gregory Taylor, deputy head of the public health agency.
He said the agency would be discussing options with international partners and the WHO over the coming days to try to come up with a plan for the best use of what is a limited number of vaccine doses.
Are you fucking kidding me? There are millions dieing of a disease and we decide to profit off of it by donating 1000 vials and patting ourselves on the back for being heroes? Bullshit.
Its an experimental vaccine used for research purposes. There is absolutely no reason to stockpile on mass a vaccine that hasn’t been proven in human trials to work. No one is profiting off this.
Its a noble gesture to offer any potential for a cure, and that’s exactly what these researchers are doing with the UN.
If this vaccine works, then I can see it being produced on a more massive scale.
No one is saying Canada or the researchers are heroes. They’re just trying to help out with a deadly epidemic.
I’m still terrified that they’re using an untested vaccine on people in West Africa. Is it right to use an experimental treatment on all these people because of the suffering they have encountered so far, or is it right to not use it because it hasn’t gone through the proper testing processes yet whilst the people suffer?
Well its not a complete shot in the dark. These have been tested on animals and have shown promise in fighting the virus, but still human trials have not gone through yet.
Its only because the outbreak is big and how serious ebola can be that they’re even considering this. Sometimes time just runs out, and you have to deal with the problem with what you have, though its obviously not ideal. I’ve read articles and these experimental vaccines would only be given with individual consent; people would understand the risks and that it may or may not help.
Its an ethical dilemma without a doubt though. Ebola is terrifying. I hope they can manage to keep it under control soon.
While the donation of the vaccine is tentatively promising, focus should also be put on public health efforts (in the forms of public education and effective quarantine practices) to prevent the further spread of the disease.
Your character falls into the “friend zone” - Is this primarily a man’s problem, or are women put in the friend zone as well? x