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Archive for July, 2015

Catastrophic Floods Are Going to Hit the US More Often | WIRED

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/07/28

Am thinking that instead of guns those that live near a coast should have a nice rowboat nearby.

Catastrophic Floods Are Going to Hit the US More Often | WIRED.

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Tom Brady destroyed his phone to escape justice — here are all the epic ways he might’ve done it | The Verge

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/07/28

Looks like Tom is guilty in the deflategate / but i want another SuperBowl Ring scandal..

Update: In a statement about Brady’s four-game suspension (still in effect), the NFL alleges that Brady did, in fact, destroy his phone (via SB Nation):

“On or shortly before March 6, the day that Tom Brady met with independent investigator Ted Wells and his colleagues, Brady directed that the cell phone he had used for the prior four months be destroyed. He did so even though he was aware that the investigators had requested access to text messages and other electronic information that had been stored on that phone. During the four months that the cell phone was in use, Brady had exchanged nearly 10,000 text messages, none of which can now be retrieved from that device. The destruction of the cell phone was not disclosed until June 18, almost four months after the investigators had first sought electronic information from Brady.”

via Tom Brady destroyed his phone to escape justice — here are all the epic ways he might’ve done it | The Verge.

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Researchers boost solar energy by tapping infrared light

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/07/28

Researchers boost solar energy by tapping infrared light.

In addition to making solar panels more productive, it should enable us to make light weight roof additions that reflect back the heat in hot climates.

Or even better, reverse the process and turn the light into head and warm up building faster in cold climates.

 

“Our sun blasts out over 50 percent of its energy as “near-infrared” light, but solar cells only harvest visible light. As a result, the best commercial panels only convert about 20 percent of solar energy to electricity. Researchers from UC Riverside have now figured out how to “upconvert” infrared energy into much more useful visible light, a process that could make solar panels up to 30 percent more efficient. To do it, the team combined semiconductors with organic molecules, resulting in a material that essentially helped them “reshape the solar spectrum,” according to lead researcher Christopher Bardeen.”

 

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Lithuania and Nazis: The country wants to forget its collaborationist past by accusing Jewish partisans of war crimes.

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/07/27

Lithuania and Nazis: The country wants to forget its collaborationist past by accusing Jewish partisans of war crimes..

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What the Hell Is Going on in the Dashcam Video of Sandra Bland’s Arrest?

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/07/22

Watch the video and it is obvious that the police edited the video.

What the Hell Is Going on in the Dashcam Video of Sandra Bland’s Arrest?.

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24 ways your office job is literally killing you

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/07/21

24 ways your office job is literally killing you.

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New Star Trek-style medical device accelerates healing by 30 percent | ExtremeTech

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/07/20

New Star Trek-style medical device accelerates healing by 30 percent | ExtremeTech.

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Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/07/05

Noam Chomsky: Austerity Is Just Class War http://www.alternet.org/economy/noam-chomsky-austerity-just-class-war

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How NYC’s Underground Park Is Piping in Real, Live Sunshine

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/07/01

How NYC’s Underground Park Is Piping in Real, Live Sunshine.

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Is bail unconstitutional?

Posted by hitchingupthetrailer on 2015/07/01

Our broken system keeps the poor in jail and lets the rich walk free.

via Is bail unconstitutional? Our broken system keeps the poor in jail and lets the rich walk free..

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