But Lodi is different. Its roads are empty and flat. Their shoulders are broader than a linebacker’s. When you park your bike at a winery, the person who owns the place often turns out to be the person pouring the samples. Most Lodi vintners are too busy selling their wines to visitors to sell their wineries to conglomerates. … [Read more...] about Less-traveled Lodi wine region perfect for 2-wheeled wander
How does heat travel
To come up with this procedure, the engineers have been experimenting with a model of the lander and the soil it sits on which is located here on Earth. By seeing what happens when they give commands to this engineering model, they can come up with the best and least risky way to execute commands on the real lander. Pushing on the back cap is potentially dangerous as it could damage the tether which connects the mole to the spacecraft, but the team has decided that they need to take that risk to continue with the mission. … [Read more...] about Brave InSight Lander doing its best to free stuck heat probe from Martian soil
Stettler found that changing just a few of the thousands of flights a day to different altitudes—either 2,000 feet higher or 2,000 feet lower—could reduce contrails’ effects up to 59%. That’s because contrails don’t form in all areas of the sky. There must be high humidity and cold temperature conditions in the atmosphere, Stettler explains, and those conditions create a “contrail forming region.” “It turns out that the contrail forming regions are relatively thin,” he says. “That means that small altitude changes to certain flights could mean that the flight no longer flies through a contrail forming region, meaning that a contrail isn’t formed, or it doesn’t last as long.” … [Read more...] about A simple way to make flying less bad for the environment: just fly the planes at different altitudes
The head of WHO's global infectious hazard preparedness, Dr Sylvie Briand, said: 'Currently we are not in a pandemic. We are at the phase where it is an epidemic with multiple foci, and we try to extinguish the transmission in each of these foci,' the Guardian reported. … [Read more...] about ‘I’d be fine, I’m used to being in disaster zones!’ Channel 4’s Krishnan Guru-Murthy ‘understands’ Sport Relief’s decision to relocate from Mongolia over coronavirus fears because other contestants aren’t as weathered as him
But it’s not just the politicians, pop stars and film stars who indulging in mass hysteria over climate change, major retailers, businesses and even bloody airports are desperate to brag about their carbon offsetting and concern for the planet. Heathrow airport have just pompously declared that they are carbon neutral! Give me effing strength! Are they checking that everywhere their planes land are doing the same? Surely this is a case of turkeys voting for Christmas on a global scale. … [Read more...] about I am a Climate Extinction Cynic, Are You?