If you remember, the who HB2 “bathroom bill” issue originated due to the Charlotte city council passing an ordinance requiring business owners to allow the gender confused to use whichever
Marine Corps Systems Command announced the fielding of a Military Enhancement Kit (MEK) to various units that require breaching as an essential capability. This includes everything from Military Police, to Force Reconnaissance Marines that need to breach houses. Show More Summary
ClassNK issued EGCSR-F (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Ready Full) notations to nine ships operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., meaning that the ship fulfills requirement for SOx scrubber retrofitting. Following discussions on the implementation…
Commissioner Roger Goodell has done enough writing and talking about changes to the replay system to cause many to assume it’s a done deal. It’s not. A source with knowledge of the situation has confirmed to PFT that the proposed alterations to the process require the approval of at least 24 of the owners. Which means either…
You can add this to the list of proposed conservative “reforms” to the healthcare system that won’t work to lower costs and is a terrible idea in general: gutting the list of essential health benefits required to be covered by every Obamacare plan. David Anderson of Duke points us to a recent paper...
Getting power from your car’s engine—which is fixed to the body, naturally!—to your wheels, which move up and down and, in some cases, side to side—requires an intricate system of shafts with special joints built in. In the latest episode of David Dissects, I’ll show you how they work. Read more...
A new piece of legislation recently introduced in California, Assembly Bill (AB) 946 or the "Resist the Wall Act," would require the California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers RetirementShow More Summary
The world of submarine cable systems has been evolving quite rapidly in recent years. With new cables coming online and big content increasingly driving things, equipment providers are shifting to meet new requirements and keep up with the pace of bandwidth demand. With us today to give his perspective on the subject is Anthony McLachlan, […]
The first set of international requirements for onboard lifting appliances and winches are expected to be finalized during this week’s meeting of the Sub-Committee on Ship Systems and Equipment (SSE). The draft amendments to SOLAS as well as…
Oftentimes, the places that require water purification the most – such as developing nations or disaster sites – have the least in the way of infrastructure. This means that electrically-powered systems can't be used, while technology utilizing materials such as silver may be too costly. Show More Summary
Building a successful coalition requires engaging with the complexity of racism, bigotry, and systemic disadvantage.
In many climbing areas and mountaineering destinations around the country, Wag Bags are required.What's a Wag Bag?A Wag Bag is a simple system for human waste disposal in the backcountry. These are essentially sanitary bags for human waste removal. Show More Summary
Researchers from the Loyola University Health System have created a noninvasive alternative to a colonoscopy that simply requires swallowing a “pill.” The capsule contains two miniature cameras on either end and can be swallowed with...Show More Summary
There’s usually a big risk in buying into first generation tech. That was true with Android Wear smartwatches — the original operating system wasn’t great, requiring a huge number of taps and swipes to get something done. Fortunately,...Show More Summary
These tests produce millions of valid program inputs within minutes. In this manner the researchers can automatically extract the required information from the program they are examining. They will present further details at the Cebit computer fair in Hannover in Hall 6, Stand C47.
Cell proliferation and survival require the faithful maintenance and propagation of genetic information, which are threatened by the ubiquitous sources of DNA damage present intracellularly and in the external environment. A system of...Show More Summary
Long routes often require double-rope rappels for the descent. Unless you’re using a twin- or half-rope system, carrying two full-length single ropes can add up to a lot of weight. Bringing a single rope for leading and a static tag line (around 6mm) can be a good option. However, the difference in... Continue reading
An example of what is wrong with our health-insurance/health-care system(s) can be found in a humane and well-intentioned bill in the Texas legislature what would require Texas insurance companies to cover the cost of hearing aids for...Show More Summary
Managing for sustainable development and resource extraction requires an understanding of the feedbacks between ecosystems and humans. These feedbacks are part of complex social-ecological systems (SES), in which resources, actors, and governance systems interact to produce outcomes across these component parts. Show More Summary
Owning a pet does not only require a whole lot of responsibility, the very same pet tends to give you a lot of joy in return — especially when we are talking about more reactive ones like cats and dogs. Others such as fish swimming in the aquarium would do nothing more than provide you with a sense of serenity though, while tortoises and iguanas? Well, they are just there...