Eco-conscious travelers buy off their global warming guilt with carbon offsets that promote wind farms and reforestation. Meanwhile, aviation engineers are taking another route, designing a more environmentally sustainable airplane that may overturn long-held notions of flight engineering. "I want to get rid of the image of a cylindrical body with wings," said Etnel Straatsma of Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands. … [Read more...] about Flying Saucer Designed for Greener Air Travel
A more deadly legacy for life after humans comes from more than 440 nuclear power plants. Overheating would cause about half to burn and the rest to suffer meltdowns, releasing radioactivity into the air and nearby water. Unattended refineries and chemical plants could also start burning and in turn releasing chemicals. … [Read more...] about Can Earth Survive?
The trial, performed in southern Guinea, ran from April through July 20th of this year (the analysis, paper writing, and peer review must have proceeded at a staggering pace). It used what is called a "ring" design: once an infected individual was identified, a ring of potentially exposed individuals around them was identified. These individuals lived with the infected one, had contact with them after symptoms appeared, or came in contact with their clothes, bedding, or bodily fluids. … [Read more...] about Ebola vaccine trial in Guinea suggests it’s 100% effective
Nintendo also tries to combine this feature with the Wii U GamePad to enable a bit of single-player multitasking. At any point, you can tap on the GamePad screen to pause the action and direct one Pikmin group to a known point on the map while you continue to directly control another. It's a great system in theory, but in practice the group you're not watching will often end up getting stuck or attacked by enemies while you're not looking. There's no option to automatically direct a separated team to do more complicated tasks, either, so you're forced to constantly switch back and forth and offer new commands in order to make efficient use of this feature. … [Read more...] about review: Like herding Pikmin-shaped cats
How to watch the Women's T20 Cricket World Cup: US live stream While it may still be something of a niche sport in the US, cricket fans are still covered admirably by Willow TV, a service that also means that subscribers can watch on their mobiles devices, too. The channel comes as part of numerous satellite and cable packages such as Dish and Sling and costs $9.99 per month. … [Read more...] about Women’s T20 World Cup 2020 live stream: how to watch online from anywhere