What cold-weather gear is worth your extra dollars

Dressing for the weather – especially here in Manitoba can be pricey. After all, layers upon layers can add up quickly. WINNIPEG — Dressing for the weather, especially here in Manitoba can be pricey. After all, layers upon layers can add up quickly. There are definitely places you can splurge and a couple of areasContinue reading “What cold-weather gear is worth your extra dollars”

Be careful driving, Willamette Valley gets 2nd round of ice, blustery showers.

You can expect wetter weather on and off through early next week  Updated: December 3, 2015, 5:35 am A second round of ice is expected in the Gorge Wednesday night and into Thursday. (KOIN) PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — A second round of showers moved in along the coast and in the Willamette Valley on WednesdayContinue reading “Be careful driving, Willamette Valley gets 2nd round of ice, blustery showers.”

Chemical engineers can help solve the climate challenge #COP21

Originally posted on IChemE:
This week saw the start of the 21st Conference of Parties, COP21. More than 190 countries and 150 global leaders have gathered in Paris, France, to discuss a new global agreement on climate change. The United Nations (UN) event will host around 40,000 people and runs right through until the end of…

High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma can be Life-Threatening in many Communities Worldwide

High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma a deadly consequence of residing near industrialized neighborhoods.  Pollution resulting from our Built Environment have resulted in  extensive health disparities worldwide: About 25% of the USA’a housing —some 24 million homes— contains significant lead-based paint hazards, i.e. deteriorating lead paint or lead contaminated dust. (HUD, 2009). The majorityContinue reading “High Rates of Lead Poisoning / Asthma can be Life-Threatening in many Communities Worldwide”

Female astronauts will spend 8 days in space without men or make-up

The test and flight simulation project, named “Moon-2015”, is designed to simulate an eight-day round trip to the moon, reaching lunar orbit before returning to the Earth. The all female astronaut crew asked how they’d cope in space without men or make-up for 8 days: The Russian Academy of Science’s Institute of Biomedical Problems (IBP) in Moscow beganContinue reading “Female astronauts will spend 8 days in space without men or make-up”

Canadian inventor tests new prototype of Hoverboard

Duru flew up to 5 metres above a lake for a total distance of 275.9 metres while aboard his homemade, propeller-powered hoverboard in a trip that lasted more than 1½ minutes. Now, Duru is working on a secret, next-generation version of the device. Watch as he takes CBC’s Reg Sherren into his workshop, where he is buildingContinue reading “Canadian inventor tests new prototype of Hoverboard”

The Craziest Stuff People Tried to Sneak Onto Airplanes This Year

Originally posted on Deepak verma:
We may shake our heads at the TSA’s antics from time to time , but the men and women holding you up at airport security are actually dealing with some pretty scary prospects. Like loaded firearms. And grenades. And daggers. And for whatever reason, a hell of a lot of…

Consumer Reports Tests Variety Of Foods For GMOs

Labeling requirements on food: (Photo Credit: KDKA) PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – The controversy is growing over whether foods should be labeled if they contain GMOs — genetically modified organisms. Vermont recently passed legislation requiring GMO labeling and dozens of other states are considering similar actions. Consumer Reports tested more than 80 processed foods to see justContinue reading “Consumer Reports Tests Variety Of Foods For GMOs”

Skip the sausage at Disneyland’s new Village Haus Restaurant

Hold the sausage I was expecting a German-style sausage, but got instead what tasted to me like a very mild sweet Italian sausage instead. However German and Italian cuisine might blend, an Italian sausage on pretzel bread, topped with sauerkraut, doesn’t qualify. Italian spices just don’t get along with pickled cabbage. Nor do they sitContinue reading “Skip the sausage at Disneyland’s new Village Haus Restaurant”

Local entrepreneur’s personal transport tours stalled by city

WWW.CRAZYCOOLERS.COM Crazy Coolers offers a unique blend of fun and adventure. Our focus on quality, great customer service, and crazy fun, allows you to just load it up and make your event a crazy one! These crazycoolers motorized coolers feature all-terrain tires, a peppy 2HP engine, and large 48-liter cooler with locking lid. But don’tContinue reading “Local entrepreneur’s personal transport tours stalled by city”