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The Fibonacci Sequence is everywhere- Even the troubled stock market

April 7th, 2020 at 11:54 am » Comments Off

The Fibonacci Spiral  The curious set of numbers shows up in nature and also in human activities. On Friday, as the U.S. stock market closed out its worst week since 2008 amid coronavirus-related turmoil (before recovering somewhat early this week), investors were left with a glaring question: Is it all downhill from here? Amid such […]

The coronavirus is showing us how clean the air can be if electric cars were the norm

March 31st, 2020 at 11:18 am » Comments Off

With all the loss of lives and financial destruction that the coronavirus has brought us, it’s hard to look at silver linings from this crisis, but there’s one that’s becoming obvious: cleaner air. It might not last for long, but it’s giving us a glimpse at what we could experience if the world was to […]

Americans on the move to escape the coronavirus

March 30th, 2020 at 11:51 am » Comments Off

Lisa Pezzino brushes her teeth at her retreat in Big Sur, Calif., 140 miles from her city home in Oakland. The mass migration looks urgent and temporary but might contain the seeds of a wholesale shift in where and how Americans live. This story and all coronavirus stories are free to the public. Please support […]

Helicopter drone is made to drop bombs on forest fires

March 30th, 2020 at 11:41 am » Comments Off

The QilingUAV JC260, loaded up and ready to go  One of the good things about drones is the fact that they can safely be flown in conditions that would prove hazardous for crewed aircraft. That’s where the JC260 unmanned helicopter comes in, as it’s designed to fight forest fires. Created by Chinese manufacturer QilingUAV, the […]

Dallas Exterminator treats ’5 to 10′ ride share cars a week for bed bug infestations

March 22nd, 2020 at 11:32 am » Comments Off

 If the shady business practices, abuse of drivers or straight-up possible negligent homicides don’t make you pause before hitting that Uber or Lyft app, maybe this will: at least one Dallas exterminator is doing big business killing bed bugs in ride-share vehicles. Dallas is up there in terms American cities experiencing bed bug infestations. Both […]

Planet Plastic : How Big Oil and Big Soda kept a global environmental calamity a secret for decades

March 10th, 2020 at 6:11 pm » Comments Off

  Every human on Earth is ingesting nearly 2,000 particles of plastic a week. These tiny pieces enter our unwitting bodies from tap water, food, and even the air, according to an alarming academic study sponsored by the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, dosing us with five grams of plastics, many cut with chemicals linked […]

What’s in your water? Researchers identify new toxic byproducts of disinfecting drinking water

February 20th, 2020 at 12:53 pm » Comments Off

When phenols, compounds that are commonly found in drinking water, mix with chlorine, hundreds of unknown, potentially toxic byproducts are formed. Mixing drinking water with chlorine, the United States’ most common method of disinfecting drinking water, creates previously unidentified toxic byproducts, says Carsten Prasse from Johns Hopkins University and his collaborators from the University of […]

The sun is still a burning mystery. That may be about to change.

February 16th, 2020 at 12:38 pm » Comments Off

The historic launch of the new European Solar Orbiter helps foster a golden age for understanding our nearest star. On Sunday evening, a rocket lit up Florida’s nighttime sky as it ferried a spacecraft toward a first-of-its-kind adventure to the sun. Even though our home star smolders every day in our skies, humans have only […]

Company to harvest green hydrogen by igniting oil fires underground

February 14th, 2020 at 11:55 am » Comments Off

Injection wells at the Superb oil field in Canada. To make hydrogen, workers heat the reservoir with steam and feed it air, setting off underground oil fires. This month, on the frozen plains of Saskatchewan in Canada, workers began to inject steam and air into the Superb field, a layer of sand 700 meters down […]

Hydrogen is a bad car fuel, but it’s the perfect boat fuel

February 9th, 2020 at 3:13 pm » Comments Off

Because boats are cars too There are issues inherent with hydrogen as a fuel for cars. It is incredibly expensive and energy intensive to create, it is difficult to pressurize and transport, and the infrastructure for hydrogen as fuel is far less developed than battery electric charging. A few automotive manufacturers, chiefly Honda and Toyota, […]

The ‘forever chemicals’ fueling a public health crisis in drinking water

February 9th, 2020 at 3:09 pm » Comments Off

About 700 PFAS-contaminated sites have been identified across the US while those exposed to enough chemicals can face devastating health consequences Recent tests revelaed dangerous levels of PFAS in rain, a range of foods and sewage sludge that farmers spread on cropland as fertilizer. In 2002, the French multinational Saint-Gobain boosted production of chemically weatherproofed […]

Everything you know about recycling is probably wrong

February 7th, 2020 at 12:27 pm » Comments Off

A refresher for the new decade. The next time you pass a recycling bin, do yourself a favor and take a peek inside. See anything unusual? Let’s rip the Band-Aid off right now: Turns out many of the things we drop into recycling bins don’t go on to beautiful second lives as bespoke greeting cards […]

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