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    Jerome_from_Utah

    This one showed me a new fact about volcanoes. There were NO seismic events shown on the USGS Quake sheet, before or after the event. So, this one managed to blow its top with no warning. Compare to Iceland where their volcano has dozens of shocks each week. See the drudgereport for access.

    Posted in: Volcano erupts in central Japan; 7 unconscious, 250 stranded

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    When and if it is "my time", I will remember to take extra Vitamin D because it helps the healing process. I wonder if those researchers can go back and compare Vitamin D levels between those patients?

    Posted in: Clues to how people bounce back from surgery

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    Does it release nitrogen or a nitrogen compound? How would one detect a minute change in nitrogen gas when the inhaled and exhaled breath normally contains 78 percent nitrogen with most of the remainder being oxygen and argon being inhaled and the same argon and four percent carbon dioxide exhaled?

    If TB claimed 1.3 million lives, how does that compare to malaria which I thought was Number One, especially for young children?

    Posted in: Boost in quest for TB breath test

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    Question: Do these same crew members have a higher incidence of cataracts? That disease is also related to excessive light (especially UV) exposure. So, if the answer is "Yes", then they are on to something. On the other hand, if that isn't happening, then maybe it's time to revisit the ionizing radiation. Also, does it vary between airlines? There are differences between crew uniforms. How much UV gets through those windows? They have to be thick enough to keep the air pressure from blowing them out. The force on the windows is between 400 and 800 pounds and the front windscreens are even stronger due to the bird strike threat.

    Posted in: Pilots, cabin crew twice as likely to get skin cancer, study says

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    One of the Sacramento radio stations ran a preparedness ditty after the World Series Quake: MILK, BREAD, TOILET PAPER...the three things Americans want when the stores close.

    Posted in: Gov't advises citizens to stockpile toilet paper

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    The key here is predictability. Yesterday's earthquake south of Napa, CA (USA) came with ten seconds warning and the same source said the people in LA the the SF Bay Area could expect 30 to 60 seconds warning or enough time to park the elevators and open the doors. Next up in the scale are tornadoes with warning times ranging from hours down to minutes. Then, there are hurricanes and typhoons that can be predicted and tracked for days. Volcanoes are the most predictable with warnings ranging from years for likely events down to days prior to the actual eruption with Iceland being the most recent example. That being the case, Kyushu Electric seems to be on sound ground with their Sendai facility. On the other hand, if a tsunami is the possible threat, prudence would suggest building a sea wall around the plant that can hold back the worst case which could be a 40 meter wave coming from both directions as it did at Fukushima. Yes, it might be cheaper to move the reactor in some cases.

    Posted in: NRA to study ways to deal with volcanic eruptions near nuclear reactors

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    SWAT teams started in the Los Angeles area after regular police found themselves out gunned by criminals. It didn't take long for the Number One target to be people engaged in the drug trade. Thanks to the War On Drugs, lots of police departments, Sheriff's Offices, and others want the firepower. This is the Demand-Pull side of the equation. That Pentagon 1033 Program simply provides the Supply Push side. This is from Econ 101.

    To quiet the "Battle Rattle", both side of the equation need to be addressed.

    Posted in: Stop Pentagon program that militarizes U.S. police forces

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    Have they tested this magic against VHF tracking systems? The answer may calm corporate euphoria about this system.

    Posted in: Japan to test first stealth fighter jet

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    When one of my coworker's cube got plastered with those pastel cuties, I got curious about market penetration. They're all over the place! Hope they stay friendly. ;-]

    Posted in: Hello Kitty designer defends cute character as cat turns 40

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    I've had a couple of Sprint products in the past, but things changed and both got dropped. At one time, Sprint was the out front leader in fiber optics, not so much now; looks like SoftBank owns that position in Japan. T-Mobile keeps on improving their service with the latest being a world wide flat rate for Instant Messaging. Hopefully, SB will keep the T-Mobile management team on board. I will mention this story later this week at our local city's meeting about a local fiber-optic provider named UPTOPIA because of the additional competition aspect. Thanks for your just in time article.

    Posted in: SoftBank reported in deal to merge Sprint, T-Mobile

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    Next bold step is to adapt this technology to "zero" G; as in a space ship or satellite. Also, home grow racks could be adapted to use both natural daylight and the LED illumination. I wonder what this kit would sell for at my local garden store or "big box"? The real beauty is the infinite scalability of the process.

    Posted in: World's largest all-LED vegetable plant starts operations

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    Heat of water formation is 54,000 Calories per Mole. That translates to real money in the form of a power source. It's the same question that applies to electric cars. As the fellow in the Fargo movie put it: Show me the money.

    Posted in: Japan announces roadmap for hydrogen introduction

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    Volcano eruptions are easier to predict than earthquakes. People had cameras positioned to record the eruptions of St. Helens, Pinatubo, and several others with some spectacular recorded events. On the other hand, earthquakes are proving to be really hard to predict, especially in time and a lot of them happen far from known fault lines. So, if you are in Japan, Alaska, or the US West Coast, prepare (build) for a 7.5 magnitude quake that will happen sometime in the next 100 years which could be tomorrow. This is where TEPCO failed in not having a sea wall around the plant which is located close to the coast. Question: Are there similar at risk facilities?

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    I remember getting shots every six months back in Vietnam. Two of them were for cholera and typhoid. What happened to that vaccine?

    Posted in: Cholera vaccine is 86% effective

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    Something tells me they didn't check out TB. Tuberculosis spores from Egyptian tombs have caused unwary archeologists to get very sick. Talk about a "blast from the past"; this may be the one. If it presents as a skin infection, the name is Scrofula which used to be common in the Middle Ages and rather gross.

    Posted in: Bacteria can linger on planes for a week: study

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    Cricky, sometimes comics get the word past the news minders. That was certainly the case with Stars and Stripes back during the Vietnam War. So, if something is being hushed up, Manga may just uncover it and maybe add some ideas nobody else realized.

    Posted in: Nosebleeds, food, and fear: How a manga became center of a debate on Fukushima

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    Thanks to an OSI "This is what marijuana smells like." briefing, I found out that could be me doing the cardiac thing. After they lit up the ashtray and passed it around the room, my left arm went numb. Checked my pulse (about 150) and noticed the missed beats. That was forty years ago and I've been real careful since then. So, I would give that study some respect.

    Posted in: Marijuana may cause heart problems in young adults

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    Can I find this in the USA? Here in Utah, most of our Sake comes from Folsom, CA.

    Posted in: Sake brewer receives kosher certification

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    That quake happened on the Cascadia Fault. The exact date of the last "Big One" was established by monastery records up and down the east coast of Honshu in January of 1700. That "Orphan Tsunami" is featured in Japanese art which I saw before knowing what the story was. This is one of four possible seismic disasters that we "sweat" here in the USA. The others are California (San Andreas, etc.), New Madrid, and the Yellowstone cauldera. That last one would turn the entire northern hemisphere into an ice box.

    Posted in: M6.9 earthquake strikes off California coast

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    Jerome_from_Utah

    Hopefully, none of the Marshmallow people are in the US Air Force or JAL. Both institutions have a "program" for those with a BMI over 25. I also remember a PanAm flight attendant that had visible ribs showing through her uniform and they still thought she was overweight. Remember, a waste is a terrible thing to mind.

    Posted in: Don’t call them fat; call them Marshmallow Girls

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