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Comment: Re:You bet they are "quietly optimistic".. (Score 1) 80

by BattleApple (#47059593) Attached to: Researchers Experiment With Explosives To Fight Wildfires

"Fire is very fast moving if it gets up into the tree tops. If the fire is still smouldering or burning on the forest floor, it's moving at a fraction of the speed, giving emergency services extra time to come in with water bombing or ground operations," Doig says.

Comment: Re:I beg to differ. (Score 1) 370

It's surprising how much less sensitive your mouth is to temperature than the rest of your body. I'm not saying that's not ridiculously hot, but some people sip it annoyingly loud, cooling it in the the process.
If you're taking a shower, I'm not sure what the tolerable limit is for most people.. I guess around 120F, but make the water as hot as you can stand, then open your mouth.. it just feels warm

+ - Glow-In-The-Dark Roads Experiencing Issues Already

Submitted by cartechboy
cartechboy (2660665) writes "Back in April we read about the first glow-in-the-dark road debuting in the Netherlands. The concept is not only awesome, but it also has a real safety upside to it. Less than a month into the trial there's already a large stumbling block: the roads go dark when they get too wet. More specifically, moisture, such as that encountered during rainfall, can quickly reduce the effectiveness of the glowing paint's light output. The engineers at Heijmans, which is behind the pilot program, say a new version of the glowing road markings is already in development and will be ready later this summer. Maybe the second iteration of the glow-in-the-dark roads will work as expected. Which then leads to the question of whether the future will include glow-in-the-dark roads. Seriously, our roads might just start to look like something out of tron if you throw the new 2015 BMW i8 into the mix."

An inclined plane is a slope up. -- Willard Espy, "An Almanac of Words at Play"