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Using origami to clean up the world’s water supply — December 8, 2018

Using origami to clean up the world’s water supply

These sisters are using origami to clean up the world’s water supply — and they’re crushing it.

Lotus Shop 2015
Isabelle and Katherine Adams.
Paper For Water

Katherine and Isabelle Adams are on a spirited mission to use folded paper to bring clean water to the masses.

At just 9 and 11 years old, the girls are already co-presidents of their own non-profit, Paper for Water, which raises money to drill wells in third-world countries that bring easier access to clean water. As a thank you to those who donate, the girls make intricate paper ornaments, which they also sell on Paper for Water’s website.

 

https://www.businessinsider.com/paper-for-water-uses-origami-to-save-lives-2015-8+


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Scientists predict a ‘dark matter hurricane’ will collide with the Earth — November 13, 2018

Scientists predict a ‘dark matter hurricane’ will collide with the Earth

I thought you would be interested in this story I found on MSN: Scientists predict a ‘dark matter hurricane’ will collide with the Earth http://a.msn.com/01/en-us/BBPDOwL?ocid=se

UpTown Spot — October 16, 2018
Is world ready for an undersea missile? — August 13, 2018

Is world ready for an undersea missile?

Supercavitating torpedo offers speed of 230 miles per hour

June 19, 2018

THE MIL & AERO COMMENTARY –Military forces throughout the world are obsessed, it seems, with speed. Jet aircraft, the missile, even the lowly bullet typically go faster than the speed of sound. Everywhere is an obsession with speed except in undersea warfare. In fact, today’s most advanced militaries are working on so-called hypersonic missiles that eventually could travel through the air at about seven times the speed of sound, or 5,320 miles per hour.

That kind of speed means a hypersonic missile could hit a target 100 miles away in little more than a minute — not much time for countermeasures and evasive maneuvers. It’s little wonder that speed is a top priority among military weapons developers.

Read more:

https://www.militaryaerospace.com/articles/2018/06/speed-missile-undersea.html

NYTimes.com: Burying ‘One Child’ Limits, China Pushes Women to Have More Babies — August 12, 2018

NYTimes.com: Burying ‘One Child’ Limits, China Pushes Women to Have More Babies

From The New York Times:

Burying ‘One Child’ Limits, China Pushes Women to Have More Babies

Worried that an aging population imperils the economy, Beijing is scrambling to stimulate a baby boom after decades of harsh restrictions on births.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/11/world/asia/china-one-child-policy-birthrate.html

Russian worms frozen for nearly 42,000 years alive and well, scientists say — July 27, 2018
Imagine your only pilot having a heart attack. — July 20, 2018

Imagine your only pilot having a heart attack.

Two become one? Plane makers work on technology to reduce pilot numbers

July 19, 2018

FARNBOROUGH, England – Airplane manufacturers are working to adapt passenger jets to reduce the number of pilots needed for long-haul flights and to build new cockpits designed for a single aviator to ease a global pilot shortage and cut airline costs. Reuters reports. Continue reading original article

The Intelligent Aerospace take:

19 July 2018 — Airbus SE and Thales SA expect reduce cockpit crew size on long-haul passenger aircraft — typically three or four — to two by 2023 thanks to new technology to reduce pilot workload.

“That’s not an absurd date. Reducing crew on long-range looks to be the most accessible step because there is another pilot onboard,” Jean-Brice Dumont, Airbus head of engineering, told Reuters this week at the Farnborough International Airshow.

Boeing Co is examining the possibility of having reduced manning in the cockpit of a proposed mid-sized jet that it aims to have in service by 2025 if it proceeds with a launch decision next year, according to UBS analysts. Boeing did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

https://www.intelligent-aerospace.com/articles/pt/2018/07/reduce-cockpit-crew-passenger-aircraft-farnborough.html?cmpid=enl_ias_intelligent_aerospace_2018-07-20&pwhid=e8891ec8828f7f7a93ebb9d0845fb71ff7f0342adccee90a812f3ef613e76bc48f0211fb565cf6c742bda5619943d9e30604a83c81646e1b04767d65e5196e77&eid=288672899&bid=2179124

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