On this day in 1847, the first rescuers reach surviving members of the Donner Party, a group of California-bound emigrants stranded by snow in the Sierra Nevada Mountains.
New research finds that dopamine is involved in human bonding
Having spent most of my life on the edges of construction sites, I find this depressing. But I understand that it is progress. Better – faster -stronger- more efficient.
Society faces enormous challenges in constructing high-quality, future-oriented built environments. Construction sites today look much like the building sites did at the beginning of the 20th century. Current research on digital fabrication in architecture indicates that the development and integration of innovative digital technologies within architectural and construction processes could transform the building industry — on the verge of a building industry 4.0. Digital technologies in architecture and construction could increase productivity creating new jobs.
‘Past studies have shown they are incredibly expensive and would be disruptive’
(California Health Online) Legislation introduced in the state Senate Friday would set California on a path toward the possible creation of a single-payer health care system ? a proposal that has failed to gain traction here in the past.
The bill, which is a preliminary step, says that it is the “intent of the Legislature” to enact a law that would establish a comprehensive, single-payer health care program for the benefit of everyone in the state. The legislation, introduced by state Sen. Ricardo Lara (D-Bell Gardens), does not offer specifics of what the plan would look like, nor does it mention a timetable.
A single-payer system would replace private insurance with a government plan that pays for coverage for everyone. Proponents argue that single-payer systems make health care more affordable and efficient, but opponents say they raise taxpayer costs and give government too much power.
Read more at http://www.wnd.com/2017/02/single-payer-health-care-bill-introduced-in-california-senate/#iXMB7kYyvijooMpo.99
Those sensors will have to operate at very low powers, in order to extend battery life for months or make do with energy harvested from the environment. But that means that they’ll need to draw a wide range of electrical currents. A sensor might, for instance, wake up every so often, take a measurement, and perform a small calculation to see whether that measurement crosses some threshold. Those operations require relatively little current, but occasionally, the sensor might need to transmit an alert to a distant radio receiver. That requires much larger currents.
In November 2016, a male Cornell University student filed a complaint against the university for refusing to immediately investigate his claim of gender bias. Now a judge has ruled that Cornell acted in an “arbitrary and capricious” manner by refusing to follow its own anti-discrimination policy, which caused the male accused student “actual harm.”
Molina Healthcare, a big Obamacare success story, isn’t committing to offering plans in 2018. The company’s profits tumbled in 2016 due to poor performance in the insurance marketplaces, where the company lost $110 million last year.