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Mussels off the coast of Seattle test positive for opioids – CBS News

May 26th, 2018 No comments
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China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’ (and it seems to be working)

January 17th, 2018 No comments

A 100-metre high air purification tower in Xian in Shaanxi province has helped reduce smog levels in the city, preliminary results suggest.

Source: China builds ‘world’s biggest air purifier’ (and it seems to be working)

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A Deep Dive in a Real-World Bitcoin Mine – Digiconomist

December 8th, 2017 No comments
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DNA Shows New York Has ‘Uptown’ and ‘Downtown’ Rats – The Atlantic

November 30th, 2017 No comments
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The Complicated Legacy Of A Panda Who Was Really Good At Sex

November 30th, 2017 No comments

Graphics by Ella Koeze Karen Wille saw her panda friend for the last time in July 2016. He was in bad shape. He was skinny. His once-sleek black-and-white fur h…

Source: The Complicated Legacy Of A Panda Who Was Really Good At Sex

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Chinese bike share graveyard a monument to industry’s ‘arrogance’

November 26th, 2017 No comments

Future of dockless bike sharing under a cloud amid concerns there are too many bikes and not enough demand

Source: Chinese bike share graveyard a monument to industry’s ‘arrogance’

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‘Flood’ of orange sharing bikes ruffles feathers in orderly Munich

November 26th, 2017 No comments

The Bavarian capital is famed for its Spiessigkeit – a love of everything being neat and orderly. But a Singaporean bike-sharing scheme has thrown a spanner into this well-oiled machine – and it hasn’t gone down well.

Source: ‘Flood’ of orange sharing bikes ruffles feathers in orderly Munich

Elon Musk to start hyperloop project in Maryland, officials say – Baltimore Sun

October 21st, 2017 No comments

Elon Musk, the transportation pioneer behind Tesla and SpaceX, plans to start his NY-to-D.C. high speed tunnel system here in Baltimore, Maryland officials said.

Source: Elon Musk to start hyperloop project in Maryland, officials say – Baltimore Sun

My notes:

  • what is cost of tunnel boring?  Current vs. expected future?
  • what limits running tunnels deep enough underground so there is no surface impact (no worry of hitting existing infrastructure, below any lakes, etc)
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Trent’s new research park has this small university thinking big | University Affairs

September 16th, 2017 1 comment

The site will also follow six design principles that include its integration with Trent’s main campus “physically, visually and socially,” and the maintenance and protection of natural features and existing topography such as the Otonabee River and marshlands that are home to many wildlife species, including 20 species at risk.

Source: Trent’s new research park has this small university thinking big | University Affairs

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Volvo says it will abandon traditional engines by 2019 – The Washington Post

July 6th, 2017 No comments
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