1. 17:57 18th Apr 2014

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Asian Pollution Affects World’s Weather
The first study that combines different scales — cloud-sized and earth-sized — into one model to simulate the effects of Asian pollution on the Pacific storm track has shown that the pollution can influence weather over much of the world. These results show that using multiple scales in one model greatly improves the accuracy of climate simulations.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/climate-model-reconstructs-pacific-storm-track

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    Asian Pollution Affects World’s Weather

    The first study that combines different scales — cloud-sized and earth-sized — into one model to simulate the effects of Asian pollution on the Pacific storm track has shown that the pollution can influence weather over much of the world. These results show that using multiple scales in one model greatly improves the accuracy of climate simulations.

    Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/climate-model-reconstructs-pacific-storm-track

     
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Two Charts That Put China’s Pollution in Perspective

Everyone “knows” that China is badly polluted. I’ve written over the years, and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China’s biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true for modern industrialized life in general. But China is an extreme case, and an extremely important one because of its scale.
Read more. [Image: NASA via Atlantic]

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    Two Charts That Put China’s Pollution in Perspective

    Everyone “knows” that China is badly polluted. I’ve written over the years, and still believe, that environmental sustainability in all forms is China’s biggest emergency, in every sense: for its people, for its government, for its effect on the world. And yes, I understand that the same is true for modern industrialized life in general. But China is an extreme case, and an extremely important one because of its scale.

    Read more. [Image: NASA via Atlantic]

     
  3. 11:08

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    As Cyclone Ita hit northern Australia last weekend, a much slower collision occurred in the world’s longest-running lab project, The Univ. of Queensland’s Pitch Drop Experiment.

    After a wait of more than 13 years, the ninth drop of pitch collided ever so slowly with the eighth drop in the bottom of the beaker. The experiment was set up in 1927 to demonstrate that solid materials — pitch shatters if hit with a hammer — can flow like liquids.

    Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/videos/2014/04/world%E2%80%99s-longest-running-experiment-has-change-13-years

     
  4. 11:08

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This Sunday marks the four-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. Daniel Beltrá, one of the first photographers on the scene, has given his blessing to run some of his Gulf photos.

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    This Sunday marks the four-year anniversary of the BP oil spill. Daniel Beltrá, one of the first photographers on the scene, has given his blessing to run some of his Gulf photos.

     
  5. 11:06

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General Mills: If You Clip This Coupon, You Can’t Sue Us

General Mills, the food mega-corporation that owns Betty Crocker, Nature Valley, and basically every sweet cereal you ate and served your kids, has a startling new legal policy making it illegal to sue the company after you:
- download or print a coupon;
- “join” an online communities (which online communities is in question, but possibly including Facebook);
- subscribe to an email newsletter;
- or redeem a promotion or participate in any “offering.”
In other words: It just became nearly impossible to get a deal on a General Mills product without forfeiting your rights to sue the company. Even if your kid with a peanut allergy eats a Fiber One bar with trace amounts of peanuts and gets sick. For this reason, the Times reports that the new terms could come under strict legal scrutiny.
This policy, known as “forced arbitration,” is becoming common among companies seeking ways to prevent users and customers from joining together and suing for millions of dollars for things like false advertising.
Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

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    General Mills: If You Clip This Coupon, You Can’t Sue Us

    General Mills, the food mega-corporation that owns Betty Crocker, Nature Valley, and basically every sweet cereal you ate and served your kids, has a startling new legal policy making it illegal to sue the company after you:

    - download or print a coupon;

    - “join” an online communities (which online communities is in question, but possibly including Facebook);

    - subscribe to an email newsletter;

    - or redeem a promotion or participate in any “offering.”

    In other words: It just became nearly impossible to get a deal on a General Mills product without forfeiting your rights to sue the company. Even if your kid with a peanut allergy eats a Fiber One bar with trace amounts of peanuts and gets sick. For this reason, the Times reports that the new terms could come under strict legal scrutiny.

    This policy, known as “forced arbitration,” is becoming common among companies seeking ways to prevent users and customers from joining together and suing for millions of dollars for things like false advertising.

    Read more. [Image: Wikimedia Commons]

     
  6. Bananas

     
  7. Conversations at the End of Time…

    Conversations at the End of Time…

    Flow

    We’re still in “beta mode.” Not quite ready to take our conversations on-line. More on that soon….

    In the mean-time we’ve had weekly sessions among our core group with whoever shows-up on a given Sunday. At the end of last week’s conversation Declan asked me to take another look at Krishnamurti & Bohm‘s final session in a series, The Ending of Time. I haven’t had a chance to share my response…

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  8. Mary Oliver reads The Night and the River.

     
  9. 17:32

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Coke’s Soda Sales Are Down for First Time in 10 YearsCoca-Cola sold more drinks in the first quarter, but it wasn’t because of soda.The world’s biggest beverage maker says that its global sales volume for soda fell for first time in at least a decade. The drop was offset by stronger sales of noncarbonated drinks, such as juice, and overall volume rose 2 percent.Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/coke%E2%80%99s-soda-sales-are-down-first-time-10-years

A tiny bit of good news! Drink water! It tastes great once you clear your palate of sweat syrups and strong acids.

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    Coke’s Soda Sales Are Down for First Time in 10 Years

    Coca-Cola sold more drinks in the first quarter, but it wasn’t because of soda.

    The world’s biggest beverage maker says that its global sales volume for soda fell for first time in at least a decade. The drop was offset by stronger sales of noncarbonated drinks, such as juice, and overall volume rose 2 percent.

    Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/04/coke%E2%80%99s-soda-sales-are-down-first-time-10-years

    A tiny bit of good news! Drink water! It tastes great once you clear your palate of sweat syrups and strong acids.

     
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