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  • Democrats and GOPe: Beware of Trump's Red Tsunami -- Your Worst Fears

    08/20/2018 8:12:08 PM PDT · by poconopundit · 31 replies
    Free Republic ^ | 8/20/2018 | Pocono Pundit
    Trump and the RNC are hinting that the Democrat Blue Wave will transform into a red Trumpian tsunami.  With Rasmussen showing 36% approval in the Black community, I think a red tsunami is quite possible. But what does a red tsunami look like? Here's an imaginery meme of one coming ashore as Dems and GOPe are partying and plotting impeachment. Click the image to see it in full size.  If you like this pic, feel free to widely distribute it.  And let's make the Red Tsunami a reality.  MAGA!  Go Trump! While researching this pic, I ran across a very...
  • Korea’s Largest Cities Want to Become Crypto Capitals, Market Optimistic

    08/19/2018 10:35:20 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    News BTC ^ | August 16, 2018 | Joseph Young
    Following the release of a new regulatory framework for crypto businesses and blockchain projects, major cities in South Korea have started to build regional policies to fuel the growth of cryptocurrency-related companies. Country’s Second Biggest City Wants to be Like Zug This month, Oh Keo-don, the mayor of Busan, the second largest city in South Korea behind Seoul from the country’s ruling party, has stated that the regional government of Busan is focused on building the next “Crypto Valley” of the world in South Korea, inspired by the success of Zug, Switzerland. Mayor Oh emphasized that Zug already has more...
  • Ackuretta Launches New 3D Printing Ceramic Resin

    08/19/2018 9:54:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    All 3DP ^ | August 18, 2018 | Hanna Watkin
    Ackuretta, the manufacturer of high-precision prosumer grade Digital Light Processing 3D printers based in Taipei, Taiwan, announced the addition of a new ceramic resin to its Qura resin line. For anyone wanting to create ceramic 3D prints, choosing the right material is mandatory. There’s now a new contender to this market too, the Ackuretta ceramic resin. The new resin from the Digital Light Processing 3D printer manufacturer is part of its Qura resin line. The company is describing its new material as an “advanced” and “pioneering” ceramic resin. Ackuretta explains in a press release: “While traditionally ceramic parts required expensive...
  • Is Lockheed Martin Winning the Hypersonic Race?

    08/19/2018 12:56:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Motley Fool ^ | August 18, 2018 | Lou Whiteman
    Hypersonic technology -- weapons and interceptors able to travel at least five times the speed of sound -- are a top Pentagon priority and an area where China and Russia are perceived to be ahead of U.S. military efforts. The Defense Department has committed to spend aggressively to catch up. Based on initial contract awards, it's becoming clear that Lockheed Martin (NYSE:LMT) is outpacing the competition in the battle to win the lion's share of those awards. Lockheed Martin earlier this month was awarded a $480 million contract to develop a hypersonic air-launched, rapid response weapon (ARRW). The award could...
  • After a hiring blitz, where is Mustang's CAR-T manufacturing headed? (Bio-Pharma)

    08/17/2018 8:01:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Biopharma Dive ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jacob Bell
    Until recently, New York's Mustang Bio has focused its business exclusively on cell therapies. Earlier this week, the biotech announced plans to license an ex vivo lentiviral gene therapy developed at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the treatment of a rare illness known as XSCID, otherwise known as bubble boy disease. The deal underscores what has been a year of growth for Mustang. In June, the company celebrated the opening of a 27,000-square-foot Massachusetts manufacturing plant that executives believe will be able to meet the clinical and commercial supply needs for its investigational CAR-T therapies. BioPharma Dive spoke with...
  • Anyone Else Having Andriod Phone Problems?

    08/17/2018 6:19:52 AM PDT · by jimjohn · 51 replies
    self | jimjohn
    Since shortly after last Thanksgiving, my wife and I been pulling our hair out over this phone issue. The batter drains like crazy, and at about 15%, the battery dies. Then it takes like 10 minutes to restart the phone while watching the screen say: "Optimizing App 1 of 1". You can image in an emergency, the phone suddenly becomes useless. This morning, for the 2nd time, it decided to lock up at about 63% power, then restart. It takes about 8% of power to start up in these conditions. But if your battery's dead, I need to charge it...
  • 15 of The Coolest 3D Printed Things

    08/13/2018 9:37:04 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Interesting Engineering ^ | August 11, 2018 | Christopher McFadden
    3D printing is fast becoming one of the most useful tools ever developed by humans. The technique can be used to print pretty much anything from food to new body parts. 3D printers can also be used to print novelty items, tools, weapons and even buildings. The technology has already had a huge impact on the modern world and is set to become ever more important in many industries of the future. In most cases, the only real limitation to what can be 3D printed is our imagination, as these 15 amazing 3D printed objects testify to. The following list...
  • Good Catch Foods Reels In $8.7 Million for Plant-Based Seafood

    08/11/2018 2:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Spoon ^ | August 8, 2018 | Catherine Lamb
    Good Catch Foods, the Pennsylvania-based startup which makes seafood out of plants, closed an $8.7 million Series A funding round yesterday. This ups their Series A from the $5.5 million the company announced in April. The round was led by New Crop Capital with participation from Stray Dog Capital, the PHW Group, Blue Horizon, and others. Founded in 2016, Good Catch Foods is developing plant-based alternatives to shredded tuna, crab cakes, and fish patties. They’re aiming to bring their fish-free tuna, which comes in three flavors and has roughly half the protein of “real” tuna, to market by 2019. According...
  • Flat Earthers Call Trump’s Space Force Idea ‘Impossible’ (QAnon mention)

    08/11/2018 2:17:58 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | August 10, 2018 | Kelly Weill
    The idea that the U.S. is going to expand its might beyond the globe is a problem for people who believe we live on a disc. President Donald Trump wants a Space Force to expand U.S. military power beyond the globe. That’s a problem for flat earthers who incorrectly believe the world is a flat disc floating through space. On Thursday, Vice President Mike Pence announced plans to launch “Space Force,” a sixth branch of the U.S. military by 2020. The proposed branch would be reserved specifically for outer space operations. Military experts say the Air Force currently carries out...
  • Russia Searches For Strategies To Save Its Space Industry

    08/10/2018 3:21:24 PM PDT · by Pavegecko · 7 replies ^ | 8/10/18 | L Todd Wood
    The Russian space launch industry has come under pressure in recent years as much of its market share has been lost to American private competitors, specifically SpaceX. State Space Corporation Roscosmos Chief Dmitry Rogozin recently declared that private capital will be needed to revive the sector. “We believe that the revival of the Russian space industry will be linked with the attraction of the private investor,” the Roscosmos chief said at the ceremony of launching into operation a facility at the Yaroslavl radio factory for the assembly of payload modules, reported Russian state news agency TASS.
  • 3D Printing: An Affordable Solution for World's Housing Crisis

    08/09/2018 11:25:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    CIO Review ^ | August 10, 2018 | Staff
    Since time immemorial, mankind has always been in a constant state of evolution, through various innovative ideas, ground-breaking discoveries, and technologies. While technologies like war machines and drones play havoc in human civilization, there are certain technologies that aid in the betterment of our kind. One such technology is 3D Printing. What started as an experiment by Charles Hull in the early 80's, as a means for hardening tabletop coatings, 3D Printing has become a thriving multi-million dollar industry, with a potential for impacting innovations through all walks of our lives. On March 2017, in the backdrops of a quaint...
  • Did DiFi collude with China for 20 years?

    08/08/2018 3:58:17 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 26 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/08/18 | Lee Cary
    There was no collusion between her and China via the PRC spy on her staff. And no Special Counsel is needed to investigate this. Nothing to see here, folks. Move along now. The first cousin of Fake News is Ignored News. Ignored News happens when the liberal media suppresses—in part or in full—a story that’s unfavorable to a Democrat politician, political operative, or politically active celebrity in the entertainment, educational or business venues. Ignored News has no competition because it’s, well, largely ignored. Or, if it’s distributed, it’s only “up” for a short time on a secondary news platform.
  • I Don’t Believe in Aliens Anymore

    08/08/2018 10:36:52 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 42 replies
    Atlantic Magazine ^ | August 8 | MICHAEL W. CLUNE
    Ever since the Renaissance, the sciences have dealt human beings a steady stream of humiliations. The Copernican revolution dismantled the idea that humanity stood at the center of the universe. A cascade of discoveries from the late-18th to the early-20th century showed that humanity was a lot less significant than some had imagined. The revelation of the geological timescale stacked millions and billions of years atop our little cultural narratives, crumbling all of human history to dust. The revelation that we enjoy an evolutionary kinship to fish, bugs, and filth eroded the in-God’s-image stuff. The disclosure of the size of...
  • No evidence of 'hobbit' ancestry in genomes of Flores Island pygmies

    08/06/2018 11:51:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The University of California Santa Cruz ^ | August 2, 2018 | Tim Stephens
    Pygmy population near cave where Homo floresiensis fossils were found appears to have evolved short stature independently from the mysterious ancient hominins A fossil skeleton found in a cave on Flores Island, Indonesia, in 2004 turned out to be a previously unknown, very small species of human. Nicknamed the "hobbit" (officially Homo floresiensis), it remains a mysterious species with an unknown relationship to modern humans. Intriguingly, the current inhabitants of Flores include a pygmy population living in a village near the Liang Bua cave where the fossils were found. An international team of scientists has now sequenced and analyzed the...
  • Eating crickets can be good for your gut, according to new clinical trial

    08/06/2018 3:17:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The University of Wisconsin-Madison ^ | August 3, 2018 | Kelly April Tyrrell
    Valerie Stull was 12 when she ate her first insect. “I was on a trip with my parents in Central America and we were served fried ants,” she says. “I remember being so grossed out initially, but when I put the ant in my mouth, I was really surprised because it tasted like food — and it was good!” Today, Stull, a recent doctoral graduate of the University of Wisconsin–Madison Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies, is the lead author of a new pilot clinical trial published in the journal Scientific Reports that looks at what eating crickets does to the...
  • Team led by Indian-American develops trickle-down method to ‘grow’ graphene

    08/06/2018 9:10:38 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    The Tribune ^ | August 6, 2018 | IANS
    By making carbon leak (trickle down) through cracks on copper, researchers have developed a new process for “growing” graphene directly on materials used for nano-scale electronic applications, thereby opening the way to produce high-performance electronic devices. This versatile process, developed by a team of chemical engineers led by Indian-American Vikas Berry at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) in the US, enables graphene to be economically grown on almost any semiconducting or dielectric substrate of relevance to the electronic industry, the researchers claim. They have reported this new method in the journal “ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces” of the...
  • CA on Fire: Devastating Destruction, Incomplete Alarm System, and the Falsehood of Climate Change...

    There are 18 active wildfires in California right now. A layer of haze and smoke has engulfed much of Northern California. The Carr Fire in Redding over the last week has already claimed two firefighters and at least four residents’ lives, and 1,500 homes have been destroyed. More recently, two fires in Lake County, which surged 25 percent in size on Friday night, became the largest fire in the state at more than 229,000 acres. Called the Mendocino Complex Fire, the Lake County fire has grown to more than two-thirds the size of Los Angeles. Unrelenting winds, low humidity, dry...
  • Immensa and CCC’s make breakthrough for concrete formwork using large format 3D printing

    08/05/2018 1:31:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    ME Construction News ^ | August 5, 2018 | Anirban Bagchi
    UAE and Greek companies claim world first tech allows architects to become industry’s master builders UAE-based 3D printing company Immensa Technology Labs has released the result of a joint effort with Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC) to recover a series of concrete casting techniques with the aid of large-format 3D printing. In what the two companies claim is a world-first, a ‘Sensorial Adaptive Concrete Screen’ was developed with NOWlab, the innovation department of Berlin-based BigRep. The screen showcases techniques that once belonged to skilled craftsman but have had life breathed back into them through expert digital fabrication. According to a statement...
  • Eviation Chooses Prescott as US Headquarters (Electric Powered Aircraft)

    08/02/2018 9:45:25 AM PDT · by chrisinoc · 32 replies
    Prescott eNews ^ | 02 August 2018 | John Heiney
    Prescott, AZ – August 2, 2018 – Eviation, an Israeli startup pioneering the industry’s first all-electric aircraft, selected Prescott for its US corporate headquarters. Eviation will open an office at the former Guidance Aviation building, at the Prescott Municipal Airport in August. The decision came following months of discussions in the greater community and across the state. “We met with their CEO, Omer Bar-Yohay and his team twice over the course of the past year, and connected them with local resources like Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Yavapai College and others,” said Lamar. “Our Economic Development Consultant Jim Robb connected them with...
  • Five easy Ways to Make AR15 type Receivers at Home

    08/02/2018 5:18:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    There are at least five easy ways to make AR15 receivers at home. 1. Purchase an 80% blank and finish it with a drill, files and patience, it gets easier with a Dremel type tool. Or use a drill and mill and skill. Many videos on how to do it  are available on the Internets. There are numerous sites on the Internets vying for profits, good reviews, and price point. 2. Purchase an 80% receiver and finish it with a programed CDC machine, i.e. the Ghost gunner. Order it on the Internets. The Ghost Gunner has an excellent reputation...