Germany Providing "Hobo Huts" for the Homeless?!
(And More SCIENCE and TECHNOLOGY News)
Quick update from the dating app world. Due to the pandemic, profile mentions of "vaccine" are seeing a huge spike. But it's not as simple as you might think. On Bumble they're confirming they've taken the vaccine; on Match.com they're swearing they'll never take the vaccine; and on Tinder they're bragging that they know how to spell it.
In creepy technology news, Microsoft has filed a patent for chatbots that "revive dead loved ones", using their images, voice data, social media posts, and electronic messages. Wait-- this sounds familiar. I wonder if they just brought a DVD of Black Mirror to the patent office and said "this". One thing's for sure: if they can really bring the dead back to life, we're definitely getting another Tupac album!
This is interesting. There's a city in Germany that's testing out wind- and water-proof sleep pods for the homeless. I don't see what the big deal is, we have that here in the US. They're called bus stations.
Here's one for Jurassic Park fans. Paleontologists have discovered something amazing— the first intact preserved dinosaur butthole. After debating for many months on a name for the fossil they found, the scientists unanimously decided on "Veloci-crap-tor".
Finally, in Brazil, a geologist has found a geode that looks exactly like the cookie monster. My condolences to Dwayne Johnson. The world has finally found a more likeable rock.