Factoid Jan 31, 2017

From the New York Times :

according to a study by Ball State University, nearly nine in 10 jobs that disappeared since 2000 were lost to automation in the decades-long march to an information-driven economy, not to workers in other countries.

Study link: http://conexus.cberdata.org/files/MfgReality.pdf

the link is by a conservative group, but it says that 88% of the job loss since 2000 is due to productivity gains, not foreign competition. Foreign factors account for only 12% of the loss.

Learning from Casey Neistat's Vlog

Casey Neistat has a daily Vlog on YouTube that I watch along with another 4 million or so folks around the globe as he goes through his daily routine. Based in New York city, he's known for riding an electric skate board through Manhattan traffic and a video style that is selfie to the max. He's built a following by being direct, open in a way that is honest, respectful of the audience and with boundaries for the privacy of others.

Grassroots innovation movement

Flight fest 2016 was a celebration of flight , a most joyous celebration it was. A family oriented event, it brought radio control model builders and flyers of all ages together to .
TI stumbled accross this video about the building of the "Circle" airplane at the event as a community event, then they fly this big RC airplane and let the swarm of smaller drones and rc airplanes try toknock it out of the sky. THey actually fly several small aircraft through the circle wing while it is in flight.

Old Forest protects biodiversity and the climate

Recent research adds to our understanding of how forests can provide microrefugia and modify the microClimate. This may mitigate the effects of rapid climate change to some degree.
Spatial models reveal the microclimatic buffering capacity of old-growth forests
Sarah J. K. Frey1,*, Adam S. Hadley1, Sherri L. Johnson2, Mark Schulze1, Julia A. Jones3 and Matthew G. Betts1,*


Increased Volcanism caused by climate change

Can climate change cause increased increased volcanic activity by shifting the dynamics of the earth's crust as weight redistribution due to melting of the ice sheets at the poles and thermal expansion of the oceans?

New Clean Energy System

The practical demonstration of the laser powered capacitive kilotesla single turn coil device to produce a magnetic field that could contain and influence a plasma driven by a second very powerful laser that would initiate a fusion burn in a cylinder of B-11+H fuel (with some unknown matrix?) is the basis for a new energy system proposed by H.Hora, G Miley, et.al.. This reaction produces fewer neutrons than DT fusion, and while requiring more energy to initiate, there is a resonance process that drives an avalanche reaction series so the multiplication potential for energy gain is great.

Mom and Amy's Birthday Celebration

photos here:
Mom & Amy's Birthday Dinner


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