One of the best 'Ha Ha, Seriously' suggestions is that Congress Critter should be required to wear NASCAR-style sponsor stickers whenever in session or speaking in public / on TV
Not certain how big a deal this is. Even MS Office 2013 is not fully compatible with Office 2003-2007 format documents.
Dude, did you even look at the picture in the article?
You can see the tracks left behind by the wheels on the other side of the airplane. It was sinking into the tarmac before it stopped. I seriously doubt the plane was still longer than normal operating times.
There is the Roberts Court legacy to think of. Kidding aside, one analysis that I read does make a good case that this ground-breaking in a big way that a number of people have missed. As in saying that the mandate penalty falls under Congress's power to tax is a minnow next to the following whale.
This ruling also limits the Commerce Clause.
"This is the Roberts Court. And here, we’ve got a pro-business Court that interprets laws as constitutional when it can. Roberts found a way to keep this law in-bounds — without abandoning his conservative principles on the expansion of federal power. The conservatives “disappointed” with Roberts today are being silly and can’t see the long game here. The Commerce Clause has been limited AND the Court looks non-partisan. Beat that with a stick."
"A law to allow public school teachers to challenge the scientific consensus on issues like climate change and evolution will soon take effect in Tennessee.
State governor Bill Haslam allowed the bill — passed by the state House and Senate — to become law without signing it, saying he did not believe the legislation "changes the scientific standards that are taught in our schools.""
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I realize that the 'in' thing is to bash "big, bad inefficient" government, but do try to keep up with the times. 30 second search on Wikipedia.
1 NASA spin-off technologies
1.1 Health and medicine
1.1.1 Light-emitting diodes (LEDs)
1.1.2 Infrared ear thermometers
1.1.3 Ventricular assist device
1.1.4 Artificial limbs
1.2.1 Aircraft anti-icing systems
1.2.2 Highway safety
1.2.3 Improved radial tires
1.2.4 Chemical detection
1.3 Public safety
1.3.1 Video enhancing and analysis systems
1.3.2 Fire-resistant reinforcement
1.3.3 Firefighting equipment
1.4 Consumer, home, and recreation
1.4.1 Temper foam
1.4.2 Enriched baby food
1.4.3 Portable cordless vacuums
1.4.4 Freeze drying
1.5 Environmental and agricultural resources
1.5.1 Water purification
1.5.2 Solar energy
1.5.3 Pollution remediation
1.6 Computer technology
1.6.1 Structural analysis software
1.6.2 Remotely controlled ovens
1.6.3 NASA Visualization Explorer
1.7 Industrial productivity
1.7.1 Powdered lubricants
1.7.2 Improved mine safety
1.7.3 Food safety
NASA even publishes a report of its spin-off technologies ( http://www.sti.nasa.gov/tto/ )
Here is a list from 2010;
NASA Technologies Benefiting Society
Health and Medicine
Burnishing Techniques Strengthen Hip Implants
Signal Processing Methods Monitor Cranial Pressure
Ultraviolet-Blocking Lenses Protect, Enhance Vision
Hyperspectral Systems Increase Imaging Capabilities
Programs Model the Future of Air Traffic Management
Tail Rotor Airfoils Stabilize Helicopters, Reduce Noise
Personal Aircraft Point to the Future of Transportation
Ducted Fan Designs Lead to Potential New Vehicles
Winglets Save Billions of Dollars in Fuel Costs
Sensor Systems Collect Critical Aerodynamics Data
Coatings Extend Life of Engines and Infrastructure
Radiometers Optimize Local Weather Prediction
Energy-Efficient Systems Eliminate Icing Danger for UAVs
Rocket-Powered Parachutes Rescue Entire Planes
Technologies Advance UAVs for Science, Military
Inflatable Antennas Support Emergency Communication
Smart Sensors Assess Structural Health
Hand-Held Devices Detect Explosives and Chemical Agents
Terahertz Tools Advance Imaging for Security, Industry
Consumer, Home, and Recreation
LED Systems Target Plant Growth
Aerogels Insulate Against Extreme Temperatures
Image Sensors Enhance Camera Technologies
Lightweight Material Patches Allow for Quick Repairs
Nanomaterials Transform Hairstyling Tools
Do-It-Yourself Additives Recharge Auto Air Conditioning
Environmental and Agricultural Resources
Systems Analyze Water Quality in Real Time
Compact Radiometers Expand Climate Knowledge
Energy Servers Deliver Clean, Affordable Power
Solutions Remediate Contaminated Groundwater
Bacteria Provide Cleanup of Oil Spills, Wastewater
Reflective Coatings Protect People and Animals
Innovative Techniques Simplify Vibration Analysis
Modeling Tools Predict Flow in Fluid Dynamics
Verification Tools Secure Online Shopping, Banking
Toolsets Maintain Health of Complex Systems
Framework Resources Multiply Computing Power
Tools Automate Spacecraft Testing, Operation
GPS Software Packages Deliver Positioning Solutions
Solid-State Recorders Enhance Scientific Data Collection
Computer Models Simulate Fine Particle Dispersion
Industrial Productivity iconIndustrial Productivity
Composite Sandwich Technologies Lighten Components
Cameras Reveal Elements in the Short Wave Infrared
Deformable Mirrors Correct Optical Distortions
Stitching Techniques Advance Optics Manufacturing
Compact, Robust Chips Integrate Optical Functions
Fuel Cell Stations Automate Processes, Catalyst Testing
Onboard Systems Record Unique Videos of Space Missions
Space Research Results Purify Semiconductor Materials
Toolkits Control Motion of Complex Robotics
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America Elect is a group of campaign consultants looking for a front man.
In Europe, I'd be a left-of-center. But in the States, far-left DFH.
The over use of the 'Fallacy of the Middle' has shifted the Overton Window way over.
Specifically, particles called D-mesons appear to decay in a slightly different way than their antiparticles, and this seemingly small finding could explain why the early universe became dominated by matter instead of antimatter. According to project physicist Matthew Charles, the results have a statistical certainty of 3.5 sigma — meaning there's a 99.95% chance that these results will hold up, but still short of the 5 sigma level needed to declare this a formal discovery.
However, the team still has a huge amount of data still to work through, so there's an excellent chance that we'll know one way or the other about this result in the near future.
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