first_imgLocal music producers Reuben Keeney and Rafii aka Sean Tianihad are today celebrating major success in the US Billboard Music Awards.Reuben KeeneyAn album they have been involved in has scooped the top DANCE/ELECTRONIC ALBUM of the year.The artist is Lindsey Stirling, and the album is Shatter Me. She appeared to a capacity audience in Dublin last November. Reuben Keeney will be appearing Outhouse The Marquee here in Letterkenny on the 31st May.This show, Letterkenny’s first all day outdoor Dance event, is expected to attract over 1000 people. Tickets are still available through An Grianan Theatre and all Four Lantern outlets around the county.LOCAL MUSIC PRODUCER REUBEN HAS MAJOR US BILLBOARD SUCCESS was last modified: May 18th, 2015 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Sugar-Dried Blood: Just Add Water

first_imgA discovery might save lives on the battlefield, or any other place where blood platelets are hard to come by.  A simple sugar named trehalose can replace water in platelets and perhaps red blood cells.  This could provide an alternative to freeze-drying, making blood platelets (necessary for clotting) available with a shelf-life of months or years.  The story is reported in the March 4 issue of Nature.1    Trehalose, a sugar found in yeast and shrimp that renders them impervious to dehydration, is naturally non-toxic to cells.  “Its properties are almost miraculous,” says author Geoff Brumfiel, based on studies by John Crowe and others.  Whereas freezing a cell risks damage when the water crystallizes, trehalose displaces water and neatly fits in and around proteins and membranes, protecting them from damage.  Though some technical hurdles remain, a DARPA team using trehalose has succeeded in extending the shelf-life of platelets to two years, “an impressive result.”    Whether the sugar can dehydrate cells with nuclei will be more of a challenge.  Still, this has to be good news for the army.  Brumfield described the logistical problem they currently face: “The US military is one of the most bloodthirsty organizations on Earth.  The troops hold regular blood drives to keep a required 70,000 units on hand at all times; and a veritable small army is needed to transport this blood to remote battle zones in Iraq or Afghanistan.”  It goes without saying that this discovery could also help the Red Cross in your home town.1Geoff Brumfiel, “Cell biology: Just add water,” Nature 428, 14 – 15 (04 March 2004); doi:10.1038/428014a.Scientists did not design this sugar from scratch.  They found it, already working as a dehydrating agent, in yeast and shrimp.  Nature already has the best designs.  Evolutionists often admit this.  They just don’t admit they were designed.(Visited 59 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

Project Glück Auf — The Good Luck Event

first_imgGerman and Brazilian geocaching friends who were reunited at the Giga-Event Editor’s note: Each year, a few lucky Geocaching HQ staff are able to attend a Mega-Event or Giga-Event. Bri Suffety and Cindy Potter recently traveled to Essen, Germany to attend this year’s Giga-Event. Bri (Sassy Bandit) is a Front End Developer and Cindy (Frau Potter) is the Director of Community. Here is Bri’s story of this visit.HQ staffers, Frau Potter and Sassy Bandit with one of the primary Giga organizers, Alex.Amidst the world’s most geocache-dense region is an old coal factory that had once been threatened with demolition. Mine shafts shoot skyward, brick buildings dot the land and sidewalks curve around the grounds the same way rail tracks used to. It all makes for an incredibly unique setting for 10,000 geocachers to gather for the 2016 Project Glück Auf Giga-Event.Food trucks and Geocachers galoreGeocacher clocks into the Meet&Greet EventThe name – Glück Auf – is an expression used by miners. It was used to say “good luck” to miners to find coal, but also to come back safely from the mine.The Glück Auf weekend kicked off with registration, lab caches and a Meet&Greet Event that featured live music and a logbook that had cachers “clock-in” with a time card. I don’t know if I’ve ever had so much fun signing a logbook.The main event was held on Saturday and had a scheduled start time of 10 AM; although, you wouldn’t know by the number of people who were already gathering at 8 o’clock. There were crowds of people everywhere you went, but I was pleased to find it never felt crowded. The organizers made good use of the space and were able to spread out the various activities while still having everything easily accessible on foot.Geocachers seeing how long they can hold up a miner’s safety lampThe activities furthest from the center of the event were the lab caches and games. I welcomed this as the perfect opportunity to go exploring. One of the games I stopped at challenged geocachers to see how long they could hold a safety lamp with their arm extended. Not only were you trying to outlast the other people in your group but you were also trying to beat the best time of the day. When I played, the time to beat for an adult was over 10 minutes. I made it about half that before my shaking arm could take no more.I was surprised at how many people remained at the event site on Saturday. I had expected an ebb and flow as people came and went. However, there was a lively energy that lasted throughout the day. Picnic tables became the hub for meals and reuniting with friends, the coffee cart and ice cream trucks had a revolving line and the vendor building was bustling with happy shoppers. Even as the light started to fade and the geocaching band, Dosenfischer, started to play, there were still many faces settled in around the stage.Signal on stage at the Dosenfischer concertHQ Staffer Sassy Bandit with hopmaniak at the Goodbye EventSunday morning brought the Schicht im Schacht (That’s It) Goodbye Event and clouds that threatened rain. Fortunately, our collective luck held out and scattered sprinkles were all that fell.As the event wrapped up and hugs started to be doled out, I felt both grateful for the opportunity to attend Project Glück Auf and a little sad that it was time to say goodbye to geocaching friends old and new.A huge thank you to the Orga-Team for your dedication in creating a memorable, well organized, incredibly fun event that inspired people from around the world to gather in a single location and celebrate the game of geocaching. You deserve a huge round of applause. Glück auf!The Orga-Team and family in front of the Meet&Greet logbook Getting ready to turn in my time stamped card at the Goodbye EventShare with your Friends:Morecenter_img SharePrint RelatedProject Glück AufJune 27, 2016In “Deutsch”New Giga Announcement!January 15, 2016In “News”Finding friends at Belgium Mega-EventSeptember 17, 2019In “Community”last_img read more

Indoor Air Quality and VOCs

first_img This article is only available to GBA Prime Members Start Free Trial Already a member? Log in Sign up for a free trial and get instant access to this article as well as GBA’s complete library of premium articles and construction details.center_img Do you know what activity we spend the most time doing? The answer is sleep. According to the Wall Street Journal, we spend more time sleeping than we do working, playing, caring for family, or doing housework. How we spend our time fascinates me, but what I really wanted the answer to when I found that article was, “How much time do we spend in our homes?”I’ve often heard that we spend 90% of our time indoors. I wanted to see if I could verify that fact, and, specifically, learn what percentage of that time is spent in our own home. It turns out that we spend 86.9% of our time in buildings and 68.7% of our time in our homes, according to a study by the National Exposure Research Laboratory and the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). That’s a lot of time, much of it spent doing nothing but breathing in and breathing out. Needless to say, indoor air quality is a subject worthy of our attention.For many designers and builders of high-performance homes, providing healthy indoor air quality is a non-negotiable part of the process. “This is something we pay close attention to on every project,” said Stephanie Horowitz, managing director at ZeroEnergy Design, in a recent interview. “We write it into our specification, we educate our clients about the importance of it, we make it a top priority.”Examples of common indoor air pollutants include carbon monoxide, radon, and mold, which present a range of potential risks. Carbon monoxide can kill you quickly. That’s why carbon monoxide detectors are required by law in most areas. Radon can kill you too, albeit much more slowly than carbon monoxide. Still, installing a passive radon mitigation system is considered best practice in new homes and radon testing is… last_img read more

Knew nothing will come out of mediation on Ayodhya: Yogi Adityanath

first_imgVisiting Ayodhya a day after the Supreme Court noted that a mediation panel had not offered a solution to the Ramjanmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said he knew the effort would fail.“We knew all along that nothing is going to come out of mediation,” he said at a gathering of seers. “But it is good. If there is an effort, it is a good thing. There had been mediation before the Mahabharat as well. But the effort failed,” he said.The Chief Minister was attending an event to mark the 16th death anniversary of Paramhans Ramchandra Das, a prominent advocate of Ram Temple at the disputed site in Ayodhya. The Supreme Court on Friday said it will hold day-to-day hearings from August 6 to decide the temple-mosque land dispute as efforts to arrive at a settlement through mediation had failed. The apex court had appointed a three-member mediation committee headed by a former Supreme Court judge F.M.I Kalifulla in March. Reacting to the apex court’s decision to begin day-to-day hearings, Mr. Adityanath said he was confident that the sentiments of the people will be respected.‘People’s movement’The Chief Minister said the campaign to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya was a people’s movement, and lavished praise on Paramhans Ramchandra Das.“We are developing Ayodhya in this Kalyug as Ayodhya was in Treta Yug,” he said, referring to mythical times. Mr. Adityanath inspected projects worth ₹130 crore in the city, and said he has talked with seers and officials on Ayodhya’s development and tourism potential.last_img read more