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A different bio-hazard

Just found this 6 year old story about a train accident caused by millipedes on the tracks. Apparently the Portuguese Millipede, an invasive species in Australia, likes to cling to railway tracks and, when crushed, can cause the tracks to … Læs resten

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Size of that black hole

By now all have probably heard about the first image of a black hole, and I bet most people have no idea of the implications of that. No matter. I myself had no idea of the scale of the black … Læs resten

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12 years later it finally fell apart

I have been following the reporting done by Berlingske on the case about doctors certifying the physical and not least mental health of pilots in Denmark. Apparently one of the most senior doctors in the field had fudged the documentation … Læs resten

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Laziness as politics

A recent exchange on LinkedIn, of all places, fits nicely with this article by Brandon Shollenberger I recently found. I can see that I probably don’t agree much with Shollenberger, but these two sentences should be considered: This gives rise … Læs resten

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How to cook bacon

(Youtube)

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Cyclists are people too

Some years ago I wrote about how drivers kept a different distance to cyclists with bike-helmets (short) and without (long), and how the distance also increased for female cyclists. A recent research project seem to indicate that there’s a related … Læs resten

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About that President

I think this is an interesting, and ultimately, positive take: (Youtube) I certainly agree about the festering… Disclaimer: Their channel is generally supportive of Trump and can, for me, be a bit hard to follow. I watched a couple of … Læs resten

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Physical demands on pilots

As a follow-up to the stories about MCAS on the Boeing 737 MAX 8 planes, this video also shows just how physical piloting can be: (Youtube)

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I want lower CO2 emissions

Or rather, I want less CO2 in the atmosphere and lower levels of oceanic acidification. But I can’t help but hear about how renewables (primarily solar and wind) on the one hand doesn’t really lower our CO2 emissions and on … Læs resten

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Lightning follows pollution

Seems obvious when you think about it; tiny particles in the air might have an effect on the weather.

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