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  • Robust new technology driving a new future for pork production

    07/18/2018 10:25:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    National Hog Farmer ^ | January 13, 2018
    Expect to see a dramatic increase in new technology coming into the pork industry as a host of manufacturers from diverse industries look at animal agriculture and attempt to measure or monitor welfare, environmental pressures and food safety with their technologies. That was the first message Lee Whittington, president and CEO of the Prairie Swine Centre had for delegates to the 2018 Banff Pork Seminar in Banff, Alta. The second is that what will be needed is a method to evaluate systematically how well the products work, the data integrity and security, and the link to decision support software and...
  • 3D printing jobs update: CEL, Simplify3D, RP Support, Additive Industries

    07/14/2018 12:11:36 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    3D Printing Industry ^ | June 28, 2018 | Beau Jackson
    As a growing manufacturing industry, 3D printing is ripe with new job opportunities from enthusiastic and applied individuals. In this latest 3D Printing Jobs update, we have open positions in both the U.S. and Europe, including vacancies in metal 3D printing, software development and design engineering. Sign up to 3D Printing Jobs now to make the most of current and upcoming positions. If you’re an employer looking to fulfil a new role, you can also post a job on our specialist site here. Happy job hunting! Design engineer / mechanical systems designer, CEL, UK CEL is a British design firm...
  • Nerve Agent Latest: British Home Secretary Says Russia "Must Explain"

    07/05/2018 6:59:19 PM PDT · by Nextrush · 46 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 7/5/2018 | Nextrush/Self
    "It is now time that the Russian state comes forward and explains exactly what has gone on" British Home Secretary Sajid Javid 7/5/2018 After chairing a meeeting of the COBRA committee on national security matters today the British Home Secretary Sajid Javid, said to be a leading candidate to be the UK's next Prime Minister, took aim at Russia in connection with the latest incident that caused a British couple to become critically ill when he spoke in the House of Commons. Javid claimed that Russia was using the UK as a "poison dumping ground". A spokesman for the Russian...
  • A Match Made in Hi-Tech Heaven: Israel and South Korea

    07/04/2018 5:26:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    The Media Line | July 4, 2018 | David Lee
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  • The Transgender Suicide Rate Isn’t Due To Discrimination

    07/01/2018 1:03:06 PM PDT · by Beowulf9 · 30 replies ^ | JULY 7, 2016 | Daniel Payne
    Chelsea Manning—who became a male-to-female transgender after going to prison as Bradley Manning for giving reams of classified information to WikiLeaks—allegedly attempted suicide earlier this week. Manning was taken to a prison hospital after an apparent attempted hanging. This is not a surprise: “transgender” individuals have an alarmingly high suicide rate, somewhere north of 40 percent by some reliable estimates. A variety of explanations are often given for this astronomical figure, chief among them that transgender people are driven to kill themselves in such large numbers because they suffer from discrimination, bigotry and hatred.
  • When the heck is the flying car going to get here?

    07/01/2018 8:12:53 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 69 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 7/1/18 | Jim Bray
    We've been promised them for years, and periodically we get to see an interesting new supposed prototype appear in the media, or as a "character" on TV or in movies. But the real, consumer-friendly flying family car never seems to actually come to market. Why is that? Well, it's a pretty tough nut to crack, and there are questions of what infrastructure would be required (if any) and of course there's also the question of whether or not we want to inflict a bunch of bad drivers onto the sky as well as the roads. I mean, if you think...
  • Manufacturing process provides low-cost, sustainable option for food packaging

    06/30/2018 1:16:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Purdue University ^ | June 26, 2018 | Jeffrey Youngblood
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue University researchers have developed a large-scale manufacturing process that may change the way some grocery store foods are packaged. According to Credence Research, food packaging is a growing billion-dollar market, and overall predicted growth is expected to reach 6 percent by 2024. Advanced barrier coatings, which help to protect grocery items such as foods and beverages, are growing by as much as 45 percent each year. The Purdue team, led by Jeffrey Youngblood, a professor in Purdue’s School of Materials Engineering, created a new manufacturing process using cellulose nanocrystals as advanced barrier coatings for food...
  • Understanding Engineers

    06/27/2018 8:30:06 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 95 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/27/18 | Unk
    Hat Tip: Alan Cooperman Understanding Engineers #1 Two engineering students were biking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" Birth of an engineer The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want." The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice: The clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway." Understanding Engineers #2 To the optimist, the glass is half-full. To the pessimist,...
  • Korea claims superior way of distilling seawater

    06/26/2018 6:37:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    Korea JoongAng Daily ^ | June 27, 2018 | Lee Ho-Jeong and Lee Sang-Jai
    The Korea Institute of Civil Engineering and Building Technology Tuesday announced that it has developed the world’s first next generation seawater distillation technology that allows consumable water to be produced in low temperatures and under low pressure, which increases energy efficiency and production capacity. Additionally, the institution has set up the world’s largest seawater distillation plant. According to the institution, it developed a membrane distillation that only allows vapor to pass through while keeping the liquids contained. The vapor is compressed to create a liquid that can be consumed or used for industrial purposes such as irrigation by removing salt...
  • 28 Years Ago Today In Phoenix

    06/26/2018 12:11:58 PM PDT · by Jeff Chandler · 36 replies
  • Hydrology 9 a blast from the past for seasoned citizen vapers

    06/26/2018 8:13:07 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 6/26/18 | Jim Bray
    As the Justin Trudeau regime lurches toward its promise of legalizing cannabis use in Canada, a steady stream of products and services meant to help the public exploit the new freedom in as many ways as possible hits the marketplace. Legalization may be a case of opening the barn door decades after the horse has already gone (since millions of Canadians supposedly use the stuff already) and even though the evil weed isn't yet legal, you can go to many places right now and pick up both the consumables and the accessories with which to exploit them. My best friend...
  • South Korea to Invest $230M in Blockchain Technology Development

    06/24/2018 6:43:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    Bitcoinist ^ | June 24, 2018 | Georgi Georgiev
    The Ministry of Science and ICT of South Korea revealed a Blockchain Technology Development Strategy on June 21st earmarking a total of 230 billion Won (over of $200M USD) for the development of blockchain-based technology. Multiple Initiatives The Government announced that it plans to finish the fundraising by 2022. In an attempt to further the development and advancement of blockchain-based technology, the Korean government plans to nurture over 10,000 industry professionals and 100 companies. Furthermore, the country’s plans are to streamline the investments into a few different directions. The overall aim is to increase the country’s competitive edge in blockchain...
  • Paradox of genetic engineering

    06/24/2018 8:30:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/24/18 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Reinventing of God’s creations, whether it’s laboratory beef or a freakish feathered dinosaur, these strange concepts are symptoms of unchecked pride – that man can build a better mousetrap or, in this case extinct “terrible lizard,” than God. After all the years of telling us that genetic engineering is unhealthy for people and upsets the natural order of the environment, advocates of all things organic are finding themselves in something of a bind. Overzealous health nuts keep pushing everything vegan but have never let go of deriding genetically modified foods, consistently going after Monsanto and other corporations that monkey with...
  • NASA now has an official plan for taking out asteroids

    06/23/2018 1:13:15 PM PDT · by TBP · 36 replies
    Glenn Beck website ^ | June 22, 2018 | Glenn Beck
    The next time asteroids menace the earth, we'll be ready. Because NASA has created a plan. But before you get too excited, unfortunately, NASA's just-released plan does not include a Bruce Willis-led crew of roughnecks landing on an asteroid and blowing it to smithereens with a nuke. Which begs the question, if that's not part of the plan, what's a potential "Space Force" actually for? Yesterday, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy released a report titled, the "National Near-Earth Object Preparedness Strategy and Action Plan." Okay, see, this is the problem with government bloat. That title is...
  • Don’t manage diabetes—reverse it

    06/22/2018 2:42:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 81 replies
    The New York Amsterdam News ^ | June 21, 2018 | Sarah Hallberg, Special to AmNews
    Diabetes is reversible. That’s the exciting conclusion of a study I’m leading at Indiana University Health. Two hundred and sixty-two patients with type-2 diabetes recently completed one year of a clinical trial examining the impact of a low-carbohydrate diet, which limits foods such as grains and pasta while boosting consumption of healthy fats such as avocados and butter. The diet didn’t restrict calories. Using smartphone technology, health coaches worked with participants while physicians monitored and adjusted medications. A control group of 87 patients with diabetes received the American Diabetes Association standard nutritional treatment. A full 94 percent of patients on...
  • Winchester 8 Gauge Industrial Shotguns

    06/22/2018 6:46:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    The Firearms Blog ^ | 22 June, 2018 | Hrachya H
    Industrial shotguns have been in use for a very long time, however, this is a category of firearms that is mostly unknown to firearm enthusiasts. I decided to write this short article to tell about the industrial shotguns and their use on the example of currently produced 8 gauge Winchester industrial shotguns.Winchester “Ringblaster” Industrial Tool When you think about industrial guns you probably imagine a nail gun or something like that. That is arguably the most known alternative use of firearms. However, there are big bore industrial shotguns that are designed to be used in industries such as steel...
  • Why Interstellar Travel Will Be Possible Sooner Than You Think

    06/21/2018 10:43:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 116 replies
    Singularity Hub ^ | June 18, 2018 | Mark Jackson
    The term “moonshot” is sometimes invoked to denote a project so outrageously ambitious that it can only be described by comparing it to the Apollo 11 mission to land the first human on the Moon. The Breakthrough Starshot Initiative transcends the moonshot descriptor because its purpose goes far beyond the Moon. The aptly-named project seeks to travel to the nearest stars. The brainchild of Russian-born tech entrepreneur billionaire Yuri Milner, Breakthrough Starshot was announced in April 2016 at a press conference joined by renowned physicists including Stephen Hawking and Freeman Dyson. While still early, the current vision is that thousands...
  • Is Our World Getting Better and Better?

    And now, some good news. Did you know that global poverty is going down? Did you know that global literacy is going up? Did you know that violent crime statistics are dropping and IQs are rising? Did you know that child labor and exploitation are decreasing and human rights are increasing? Our headlines are full of social division, political gridlock, international disorder, increasing militarization, climatic disasters and other problems. Watch the news for half an hour, and it certainly appears that world conditions are getting worse and worse. But some intelligent people argue that since news coverage inherently focuses on...
  • Welcome to life! (Video on Conception and Child Development)

    06/20/2018 5:45:27 PM PDT · by Coleus · 4 replies
    YouTube ^ | 06.03.18 | Hashem AL-ghaili
    Welcome to life!
  • How the new World Cup ball was designed to not influence the games

    06/19/2018 10:41:19 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 219 replies
    popular science ^ | June 18, 2018 | Dyani Sabin
    Every four years there’s a new ball for the World Cup—and every four years players are unhappy with it. Maybe it’s too light and has too much lift, like the 2002 Fevernova. Or maybe it wobbles unexpectedly in the air, making it harder for goalies to predict its motion, like the 2006 Teamgist. Or maybe the ball suddenly changes speed, dropping out of the air and causing accidental handballs, like the 2010 Jabulani. At the World Cup level, these tiny changes in a ball’s aerodynamics can legitimately impact a team’s performance, so the intense scrutiny of the World Cup ball...