An impressive new offering for the good of marine electric propulsion systems was recently unveiled by ABB — one that requires, quite impressively, up to 25% less installed power than earlier models. This new model, known as the Azipod...Show More Summary
Obama had too much faith in the system to change it. Fighting income inequality plan requires this braver approach
Building systems come in a huge variety of styles, shapes, materials, and levels of difficulty. This week we take a look at several of them—one traditional, one non-traditional, and two that offer a new twist on the classics. TakeShow More Summary
Survivors are seeking alternative paths to justice that don’t require involving a racist criminal justice system
A California court ruled that atheism is not a religion based on a three-point checklist to determine “the sometimes subtle distinction between a religion and a secular belief system.” Marshel Copple is the sole follower of “Sun Worshipping Atheism,” a belief system the former corrections officer...
In recent years, numerous cities around the world have adopted systems that require restaurant health inspection scores to be communicated clearly at the restaurant. In New York City, prospective diners see an A, B, or C grade in the restaurant’s front window. Elsewhere, customers see a percentage score out of 100. Communicating a satisfactory amount of... Continue Reading
PEW POLL: “The public sees the nation’s tax system as deeply flawed: 59% say ‘there is so much wrong with the federal tax system that Congress should completely change it.’ Just 38% think the system ‘works pretty well’ and requires ‘only minor changes.’”
Africa’s biggest urban slum — Kibera — in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, has serious humanitarian issues: lack of potable water and formalized sewage systems are two biggies. But a clever low-tech water filtration project that requires large numbers of discarded plastic water bottles could alleviate these problems.
Melbourne’s congested Hoddle Street is the focus of two new plans aimed at improving travel times in the area. An American system called ‘Continuous Flow’ is one proposal, requiring roads to be widened at certain points. The approach would be a first for Australia. Show More Summary
Microsoft released Windows 10 system requirements for mobile and desktop systems.
Engineers have started the last step required before sending protons all the way around the renovated Large Hadron Collider. All systems are go! The the Large Hadron Collider’s operations team has started running the accelerator through...Show More Summary
Coming from the Nintendo UK hub page... The download version of Xenoblade Chronicles 3D does not fit on the microSD card included with New Nintendo 3DS and New Nintendo 3DS XL systems: an 8GB or larger microSD card is required to download...Show More Summary
California’s terrifying drought is putting one-third of the U.S. produce market at risk, but fixing the problem will require a shift from industrial farms to local ones.
With a lack of funding, the TTC projects to miss their accessibility requirements that they must meet by 2025. We map what this system will look like to a person with accessibility needs. For most TTC passengers, there’s usually not too much thought involved when one sets out to Ride the Rocket. Show More Summary
Microsoft this week revealed plenty of new details about its upcoming Windows 10 desktop and mobile operating system, talking at WinHEC in China about a release timeframe, new security features, new gestures and hardware requirements for the upcoming Windows 10 upgrade. Show More Summary
Google Play is introducing a new age-rating system to its online store, a report from The Guardian says. The new ruling will affect app developers who will be required to fill out a questionnaire about their product before it gets published. Show More Summary
Whether they're running on servers or smartphones, some believe that machine learning algorithms will require specially designed systems.
Heather Havrilesky: “Unfortunately, I don’t like saying bold and glorious words out loud. So I need a prayer that’s not too prayer-like. I need a belief system that doesn’t require me to suspend my disbelief. My prayer shouldn’t conjure pews and crosses and a vengeful God, but also it shouldn’t conjure wind chimes and scented […]
Microsoft announced this morning two components of Windows 10, its next operating system, that will help users log into both hardware and digital services. ‘Windows Hello’ will allow users with machines that have the required hardware to log into their computing device using their face, eyes, or fingerprint. Show More Summary
I was thinking about something only tangentially related to grading, when it struck me that the way we go about generating student grade point averages is the kind of mind-bogglingly stupid system that requires lots of smart people working together to produce. Two very different groups of smart people, with very different ways of looking…