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posted by cmn32480 on Monday June 26 2017, @03:19PM   Printer-friendly
from the apparently-it-DOES-take-a-rocket-scientist dept.

Goop HQ is obsessed with wearable stickers that rebalance energy. NASA and a former NASA scientist are here to bring them back to Earth:

Gwyneth Paltrow's lifestyle and wellness website really may have stuck their foot in it this time. [...] It all kicked off when an article appeared on Goop promoting stickers. These aren't just run-of-the-mill stickers though. These are Body Vibes stickers that "promote healing."

"Body Vibes stickers (made with the same conductive carbon material NASA uses to line space suits so they can monitor an astronaut's vitals during wear) come pre-programmed to an ideal frequency, allowing them to target imbalances."

[...] But wires must have been crossed somewhere as NASA have now come out to say that they "do not have any conductive carbon material lining the spacesuits." In fact, their spacesuits are made out of synthetic materials and spandex, they explained to Gizmodo.

Body Vibes' stickers were reportedly created as a result of top secret research, but Mark Shelhamer, former chief scientist at NASA's human research division, wasn't particularly impressed by this. "Wow," he told Gizmodo. "What a load of BS this is."

Also at Vanity Fair. Here's some background reading on Gwyneth Paltrow and Goop. Paltrow was recently named CEO:

Last Monday, the actress turned life-style entrepreneur Gwyneth Paltrow summoned a small group of employees to her bright Santa Monica office. Goop, the weekly newsletter she founded nine years ago, has grown into an e-commerce empire, and she wanted to discuss the online marketing plan for the company's latest enterprise: pills. In 2014, sales of dietary supplements in the United States reached $36.7 billion, so it makes sense that Goop would expand its stock of wellness wares (Ayurvedic ashwagandha powder; a vaginal-muscle-toning egg made of jade) to include vitamins.

[...] Last year, Goop raised fifteen million dollars in venture capital and moved its headquarters from New York to Los Angeles, in the process losing its C.E.O., Lisa Gersh, the former C.E.O. of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia.

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  • (Score: 3, Funny) by VLM on Monday June 26 2017, @04:30PM (3 children)

    by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 26 2017, @04:30PM (#531380)

    The FDA and possibly FTC are the ones that would be concerned with that detail.

    Also the FCC unless the resonant frequency is lucky enough to fall under FCC chapter 18 ISM regulations

    Or maybe Chapter 47 unintentional radiators

    Based on the description of the stickers they might resonate around the high UHF wireless mic band the whole service lost its Chpt 47 authorization about ten years ago when the 700 MHz band of TV channels was sold off.

    I looked thru Gwyneth's wikipedia article and the best title I can find from her films and songs that relates to this topic is her album appearance in "Just My Imagination" Unfortunately the FCC does not appreciate that style of reasoning in any discussions with it/them.

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  • (Score: 3, Insightful) by wonkey_monkey on Monday June 26 2017, @04:53PM (2 children)

    by wonkey_monkey (279) on Monday June 26 2017, @04:53PM (#531395) Homepage

    Duh, it doesn't vibrate/generate anything as mundane as radio waves. These'll be quantum-consciousness waves or some other bullshit.

    systemd is Roko's Basilisk
    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 26 2017, @05:03PM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 26 2017, @05:03PM (#531404)

      Just wait until we start seeing the claims to cure cancer, cleanse "toxins," and connect you to a higher consciousness by using Unruh waves.

    • (Score: 3, Informative) by VLM on Monday June 26 2017, @05:04PM

      by VLM (445) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 26 2017, @05:04PM (#531406)

      Who has a tougher job saying technobabble with a straight face, Geordi Laforge or Gwyneth's lawyers?

      Geordi was a trained actor; Lawyers like money. Will be interesting to see how they compare.