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"one metric ton" Discussed on Cal's Week in Review
"This makes high intensity forest fires more likely especially given the drought conditions in the area over the last several years one missing doug for can cause some havoc as the whole in the canopy allows full sunlight to reach the forest floor causing invasive scotch broom himalayan blackberry and eurasian spurred laurel to choke out native flora. That aren't adapted to the sudden exposure. These trees are also host to thousands of animal species at the small end of the scale. There around four hundred kinds of insect living in the vancouver forest canopy one hundred of which are found nowhere else in the world. Fifty of those insect species were unknown to science until the nineties at the other end of the animal size scale doug fir tree choice for bald eagles who need particularly stout branches to hold their nass which can weigh up to one metric ton and at the largest scale. These forests are essential for the climate of the entire vancouver area the dense trees on the mountains of vancouver island and the olympic peninsula. Great a quote rain shadow that shields the region from in weather that creates the dry mild conditions that makes vancouver a place you can get a suntan while seattle stays saturated with rain responsible. Timber harvest is a science. Forestry is a science. It is possible to take timber from the landscape and create a benefit to the landscape while we enjoy the benefits of the natural resource. You can harvest timber. I think that is very cool. In fact just do it in the appropriate places if you do not own and know how to responsibly operate a steel electric or gas powered chainsaw and like many of us are timber purchasers instead of harvesters be sure you know where your timber is coming from remember. What the lower access unless someone like. You cares a whole awful lot. Nothing is going to get better. it's not you know. I spent a ton of time outside in the sun and with the irish lineage. It's not that good for me. So recently i've checked out gear from free fly which is like an outdoor fishing brand. They make ridiculously comfortable performance clothing out of buttery soft bamboo. Recently i tried their brees. Pant and a bamboo hooded shirt with a pocket on the front. If you're ever on the river or the trail or lounging around outside this stuff is super comfortable. And i just recommend scott..
"one metric ton" Discussed on NASACast Audio
"Jim. Green nasa chief scientist is excited about these sounds and what will continue to learn from them as you can imagine landing a car sized rover on the surface of mars is quite an event. But it's really just the beginning of perseverance. His journey the perseverance rover has this very long. Tall mast and this mass is about the size of six foot human. Imagine standing next to perseverance. In looking around looking over the vastness of the of the environment you would see much of the hills and the valleys perseverance is a beautiful rover one metric ton and its main job is to core rock that means with a drill create a cylinder of rock about the size of a krill cran and store it in a metal tube for later return. The samples are incredibly important because it tells us the history of the geology of mars. What happened to the planet over time you know here on earth are rock record tells us a lot about the history of this planet. We hope to find the same on mars with these samples. The samples perseverance collects will be brought to earth by future missions that are planned for the latter half of this decade. Although perseverance his main job is to core rock it also has a laser and another microphone. We also have another microphone. That's connected to fabulous instrument called super cam. This is an experiment that identifies minerals and rock composition. It has a laser and laser goes out zaps rock and we want to hear that whole process. It's like snap crackle pop. Because that rock will burn that rockwell basically explode and we want to be able to hear that tells us a lot about composition and wants that will be necessary to interpret the observations now that the rover safely on mars he can begin on the science part of its mission. Perseverance will send nasa key information about mars. Which could then help. Pave the way for future human exploration of the red planet. One thing's for certain when it comes to mars we'll be learning and listening for years to come sounds captured by the video microphone. Played in this podcast episode. Want to hear the full sounds visit. Soundcloud dot com slash nasa or checkout. Moore's dot nasa dot gov if you liked this episode check out more episodes of nasr's curious universe in your favorite podcast app. Find it and other nasa podcasts. Like gravity assist and on a mission at nasa gov slash. Podcasts this is nasa curious universe. This episode was written and produced by leslie mullen and katie atkinson. The curious universe team includes michaela safi and vicky would burn special. Thanks to dc eagle jerry. Cook ryland hegi alana johnson. Josh handle and nasr's jet propulsion laboratory still curious about nasa. You can send us questions about this episode or a previous one and we'll try to track down the answers. You can email voice recording or send. A written note to nasa dash curious universe at mail dot nasa dot gov go to nasa dot gov slash curious universe for more information..
"one metric ton" Discussed on Cattle Current Market Update with Wes Ishmael
"It or higher in colorado and one twelve and steady two dollars lower in the western corn belt. At one ten dress prices were stayed at all higher at one hundred and seventy six dollars in nebraska and at one seventy five to one seventy seven in the western corner built according to the cultural marketing service week to week through thursday. The average five area direct fits. Your price was a penny higher on live basis at one hundred eleven dollars and forty nine cents one hundred weight the average steer price and the beat was forty seven cents higher at one. Seventy six of two estimated campbell slaughter of six hundred fifty one thousand head for the week ending january night one hundred thirty six thousand head more than the previous holiday week estimated beef production of five hundred and forty four point nine million pounds with fifteen point four million pounds more or two point nine percent more than the same week a year earlier cattle futures closed lower friday pressure included demand uncertainty and continue grain markets strength live cattle futures closed an average of seventeen cents lower except for a nickel higher in october week to week on friday compared to the previous thursday they closed an average of fifty cents higher except for fifty five cents lower spot fed and five dollars and fifty seven cents lower in recently minute away. Ju- choice box beef cut out. Values is three dollars and fifteen cents lower at two hundred and six dollars and eighty cents hundred weight week to week on friday. Compared to the previous thursday select was a dollar for higher at one ninety-six sixty nine. There were no weekly calf and feeder cattle price summaries from the agriculture marketing service last week before the end of the year that agency announced it would switch from releasing such data from friday. Be tweet to monday. In order to have a more comprehensive weekly snapshot that should begin january eleventh. Judging by the weekly auction sales monitored by kayla current the turn of the calendar and mostly conducive weather prompted heavy market bowling last week where week to week trends were available. Prices were steady to mixed across a wide range regardless of the physical marketings. Most your start with optimism but that hasn't been reflected in the fear calif futures market. The first week of the year says the griffith agricultural economist at the university of tennessee in his weekly market comments in actuality explains feeder cattle features began to slip following the christmas holiday and that slide continued into the first week of the new year. That weakness has plenty to do with surging grain prices which are tied to tighter global supplies. Dry conditions in south america. Speculation about alanine drought in north america this spring and strong export command supported by the week. Us dollar week to week compared to the previous thursday corn futures closed in average of fourteen cents higher through the front three contracts. Those same contracts were an average of forty nine cents higher over the last two weeks. Soybean futures closed an average of sixty cents higher through the front six contracts. That's an average of about a dollar higher for those contracts over the last two weeks week to week. Fear cattle futures closed in average of two dollars and nineteen cents lower from thirty five cents to three dollars and forty cents lower except for an average of seventy five cents higher in the back to contracts. They closed an average of fifty two cents lower on friday griffith points out. January feared cattle futures. Prices declined about five dollars since christmas with most of the other contract months following. Its lead currently. He says there appears to be more pressure on the cattle market than information to support higher prices but otter things have happened. Prices and twenty twenty one are expected to exceed prices in twenty twenty for most classes cow. He says in his weekly market comments. Daryl peel extension livestock. Marketing specialist at oklahoma state. University explained cattle production will be affected by higher feed prices not so much in terms of how much production will occur but more so in terms of how production will change for example higher ration. Costs will change feel demand for the type and size of fear. Cattle preferred feedlots ager. Us financial indices edged higher friday despite a disappointing national employment report toll nonfarm payroll employment declined by one hundred forty thousand a month to month. In december. According to the us bureau of labor statistics the trade expected a slight gain average hourly earnings for all employees on private nonfarm payrolls increased twenty-three cents to twenty nine dollars and eighty one cents. The dow jones industrial average closed fifty six points. The s&p five hundred closed twenty points higher and the nasdaq was a hundred and thirty four points. Although us beef exports for january through november remained lower year over year they storm back in november according to data released by usda and compiled by the us meat export federation november beef exports toll one hundred fifteen thousand three hundred thirty seven metric tons up six percent from a year earlier and the most since july two thousand nineteen export value. Client eight percent year over year to seven hundred and seven point. Five million dollars november beef muscle cut exports were the third largest on record at ninety one thousand three hundred thirty eight metric tons valued eleven percent more at six hundred and thirty point four million dollars demand for usb from the global retail sector has been outstanding and we expect this to continue twenty twenty one says us mef president and ceo dan hallstrom although food service continues to face. Covid related challenges. He expects a broader food service recovery this year especially from the middle of the year on work through november beef exports were six percent lower year-over-year in volume and down seven percent in value at six point. Nine billion dollars asks report. November export volume was steady. Year-over-year at two hundred fifty eight thousand eight hundred one metric tonnes with value down two percent to six hundred ninety seven point five million dollars however january through november pork exports set new annual records for both volume which was fourteen percent from the previous year's pace and value which was up thirteen percent at seven point. Zero three billion dollars cal. Kerr market update the late weekend and monday morning. The eleventh of january this is west.
"one metric ton" Discussed on KOMO
"In Times Square, a B C's mark reveler joining us on the coma news line. This time we've got the bomb sniffing dogs mark. It's gonna be usual in terms of security. But New York City police have been given a different mandate this year, which is instead of controlling the crowds. Let's keep them out, which is very strange for Times Square on New Year's, even into New Year's closures actually began at midnight this morning and ramped up its 3 P.m. Eastern. So now there's AH eight block area around Times Square. That's all closed off to pedestrian traffic and car traffic, and officers are gonna be around that perimeter, ensuring that no one is allowed inside the square. There's only a couple of special invited guests. First responders and essential workers who got a special invite to be down there when it happens, But it's gonna be a weird one. You know, when we're used to seeing those hundreds of thousands of people and maybe up to a million people inside the square, all cheering on the new year together, That's not gonna happen. And and one things that New York City police say two is Don't even try. This is all because of the spread of Cove it that's the concern. Yes, that's right Cove in 19 upsetting this just the way it's upsetting almost everything this year. So the concern about crowds being together and especially as we've seen Rising cases across the country across the world in many places, including in New York, they're just not gonna take any chances with this. So interestingly enough, you know, you mentioned the bomb sniffing dogs. Yes, There's a huge security presence as usual because the NYPD even though there aren't going to be the crowd that we normally see. This is still an event that could be targeted for disruption at the very least, While police say there's no credible threat, no specific bread. They're going to see the same kind of posturing that we normally see. Every year. They have the Boston sniffing dogs. They have counterterrorism teams, they have sanity. Asian trucks that they fill with Stan and they put those on the roadways blocking all the roadways. So God forbid, there was any kind of attempted a truck attack or something like that. Like what? We saw a niece a few years ago that those are meant to protect that. So they still take a very secure posture to this, but this year because of the fact that we don't have the crowds were gonna have in normal years, NYPD says there's gonna be about 80% fewer officers there this year in 80% reduction over what we normally see. However, they are going to let a few celebrities in there for the big Dick Clark special with Ryan Seacrest, right? Yeah, Yeah, That's right. The New Year's rock and he still goes on, you know, every year before the ball dropped, they have several hours of programming per se. Usually, it's therefore not just the people on TV watching at home on TV. But also the people that gather in the square. There's concerts and things like that. Um, but this year, uh, that is still occurring. They say that they're gearing it more towards television this year that Perhaps they'll be doing some things that you know, maybe a little bit different than normally so they can tailor it more towards the bigger audiences on television. Then there will be in the square. But this time we are going to hear. Actually President elect Joe Biden is going to speak with Ryan Seacrest for what they're building as The last interview of the year for the president elect Jennifer Lopez is headlining the event so she'll be performing music right up to the actual ball. Drop. At midnight. You'll see Cindy Lover Miley Cyrus couple other big name, music acts and things like that, and So, like normal, there's an entertainment events surrounding this leading up to the all exciting ball drop. And let's not forget us. Well, they drop one metric ton of confetti at midnight, so that will still occurs. Well, ABC is Mark Rama lard. Thank you, Mark and Happy New Year. Yeah, thank you. Happy New Year to you. A pair of Seahawks team records could fall Sunday against San Francisco. More from come was built sports at the Beacon Plumbing. Sports Desk. Russell Wilson closing in on his own single season, Seahawks passing yards, record and decay. Metcalf could break Steve Largent Seahawks mark for most receiving yards, personal goals, something Russ and Metcalfe talked about often yet have somebody. Oh, Share those things with sometimes and to visualize those things, and the great thing is we're truly connected and every way and since that I get to throw a German. He got to catch it, you know, and I got goals and he's got goals. Bigger picture for the Hawks win over the 40. Niners Sunday could get them number one seed in the NFC playoffs, but they need help for Green Bay to fall on the Saints to lose or tie this weekend. College Bowl games galore on this New Year's Eve. Ah postgame brawl broke out after Mississippi State be Tulsa by two in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. San Jose's bid for an undefeated season thwarted with a lopsided lost the ball state in the Arizona Bowl and West Virginia beat.
"one metric ton" Discussed on Houston We Have a Podcast
"Landed down to about ten kilometers in diameter so the difference for when we had crew when we had crew onboard is that now the crew isn't gonna wanna walk very far to get their stuff and what the the architecture set up is that we deliver all of the vehicle All the crew logistics their supplies and they're A vehicle and everything before they ever get there so they know it safe on the on the surface so now you have a you have a matter of trying to target the landing of your human crew close to their supplies which you've sent on ahead right exactly and they don't wanna walk very far to get there so now instead of landing in in ellipses where rethink within ten kilometers diameter. We're now talking about landing in something. That's one kilometer into amador and even the way the technologies that allow us to do that We're we're still developing. They were the precision landing sensors Where you have to put them when they to turn on So that we can actually see you know where you're trying to go and where you're targeting on the surface now i understand that the actual space craft that's going to land people on mars is not yet been designed the doug i is it possible to give me a sense of how big or or how heavy you think that vehicle is going to be Or compared to what's already been landed on mars. Yeah absolutely so I noticed in a lot of what you're saying before you know you were shocked at a little bit. About how much mass that we're saying it my cost and A lot of that comes from the fact that humans tend to be pretty needy payloads There's a lot of stuff that they need to be able to survive in the environments of space and on mars things like life support systems. You need water to drink. You need food to eat. You need someplace to live and sleep and work out of and so all these things Come together to really increase the amount of mass that we really got to deliver tomorrow compared to what we would need for a robot which typically doesn't need thinks so at least kind of luted at it Previous payloads landed on mars. You know we've had a couple of hundred kilograms. A lot of are over and recently we've been putting down rover is that are upwards of one metric ton But basically a lot of our current study suggests that human class landers are gonna require capability to land roughly twenty times that so on the order of twenty twenty five metric tons per lander onto the lunar surface and So actually are gonna other well is that a is that a similar number for the first vehicle. It's coming delivering supplies as well as the one that's got the actual people in that's correct Each mars mission Right now that we look at were typically looking at around three twenty ton landers to do the mission so you'd have to landers delivering cargo before you land a third one with crew and even that third crew landers going to have some additional cargo on it so typically when we're looking at these three lander architectures up the first one is gonna land things like maybe you're surface power systems potentially some additional propellant for your asset vehicle That will actually take the crew off. The surface ended the second. Lander is Right now typically designated for that. Actual i guess you know. Typically we like to bring our human back home after action and so we have a full lander typically dedicated that vehicle that does that process to get them back off the surface of mars. Then finally the third one we've got everything in place all the cargo. The landers We've got you know our asset vehicle. We've got a check out from it from mars and says it's ready to go. It can come off the surface with crew. Then we'll send our crew out actually landing on the surface mars with again another one of those twenty nine Landers does the the increased size. Or maybe the shape of the vehicle or something. Does that make a difference in how in the degree of difficulty it is to to landed softly. If we can say it that way it does So again luckily fan you know. Some of the previous technologies that we use for landing some of those robotic rovers like airbags. Where basically you know they just go on a ballistic trajectory they kind of bounce around and around the surface of the land where they land not terribly precise if we're gonna be landing multiple anders in a small area so that they don't have to walk there before to get it Obviously that takes some different technology As well as like. She said the parachutes tend to induce some pretty significant loads on the vehicles during decent Those are so high that we really can't Subject astronauts to those levels. And so we've got to come up with new technologies new methods to basically land these kinds of payload the marshes support that so Currently the designs that we use What we're looking at is basically employing. Two key technologies to really help scale. These landers up to this new Delivery mass that we need so the first technology employee is a hypersonic flippable. Aerodynamic decelerate or high ad for sure is typically what we call it and basically what it is is allows us to get a much larger diameter to do our Initial entry deceleration in the launch vehicle constraints that we have so basically you know. We're we're fixed on diameter based on the launch on maybe In some cases it might be an eight point. Four meter But the diameter of the vehicle itself the part of it that is going to be leading the way through the atmosphere correct. But actually what we'll do is Will inflate large to royal type Sections of the vehicle that kind of come out into ploy to get a vehicle diameter. that's much larger than the primary structure vehicle upwards of sixteen years and so that's gonna give us the surface area basically to slow down initially when we started impacting the atmosphere And that'll help slow down Not as fast. So we don't do those huge Loads that we would see by a traditional parachute slamming. He's on the break. Got to be nice to our our human payloads right component Obviously is going to be. We don't want to rely on just a inflatable airbag approach where we bounce on the surface roll around. Because it's just not going to be very conducive way of landing sensitive payloads but also humans and so. The second component is basically a supersonic retro propulsion technology..
"one metric ton" Discussed on Beef and Dairy Network
"What is organic farming to find out? I spoke to the owner of a large organic turnip farm Roland Fitzgerald. Or as he calls himself. The Hartford should turn it. King the Fitzgerald family have farmed turnips in Britain. Since they came over with the Norman conquest the earliest reference. We can find to the family businesses in ten sixty seven very shortly after they came over with the conqueror and the founder of the farm was a man called Oto Fitzgerald who is actually pictured on the bio tapestry hurling flaming turnip as an anglo-saxon Warrior. He cuts distinctive figure because he was extremely tall by the standards of the day. Five foot six which in that period he was one of the tallest many western Europe in return for his bravery. During the battle of hastings he was given a vast swathe of land in half richer since then for the last thousand years also. The family tradition has been maintained and we have supplied turnips to members of the royal family and to anyone else who was in need of turn based sucker. I began my interview with Roland with a simple question. What is organic farming? Well I mean I wish to to blind everybody all your listeners. With too much science you know. There's there's a number of different Factors that go into determining whether something is organic but I think probably the clearest example has laid out by the guidelines of the European Union which we are still subject to but north from US. Mongering say which is just really. It's about how much shots is spread onto the vegetables. So it all. Just COMES DOWN TO CHARLOTTE. Yes and he is the science with Dr. Jonathan Rains Brie with adopted. Jonathan Rain spreading feces on plants makes them grow faster but at this stage nobody knows why then freight say there are a number of people who purport to be organic farmers who for once about charlatans really who are deploying vegetables to sue bombshells but really a minimal amount of if she it's on them what we do we've always historically done at fitzgerald phones is to coat all of the seeds in in shit before we problem so really they. The seeds are harvested place immediately into a large van which is filled to the brim with affluence. And then those seeds are left to marinate in it for six months before being parted at the next harvesting cycle and really we have found that the more shite the more flavor and you spread Shiite on. I believe through the process. I guess we keep basting of back passage Goulash every couple of weeks. Yes that's right. We were huge amount of the stuff. How much gravy need well? We've worked out. Now that we need about one metric ton of shit ton. So that is I mean for us. We're producing probably something close to the reach of two to three hundred thousand tonnes a year. That's a lot of buts trumpets. Luckily for the last few hundred years the Fitzgerald family have been able to rely on the nearby showed family shit farm currently run by Beverly Scheidt who join me on the line with Roland? Hello until the mid twentieth century they used to be farmed across the length and breadth of this country. There were dedicated solely to the production of the nourishing biological biscuits. That only a cow's asks can produce but with the rise of chemical fertilizers. The Shiite family should firm is the only farm keeping the tradition alive. It's a dying art. Obviously any any cow will pass Catholic Rutan's occasionally but these cows produce more cake mix than another if they find any cows that were just passing occasionally they would be fired no these base causa. They are trained. They are top of their game and we've listeners are listening now. Ants are aware of what you do. I just WanNa make it very clear that you create. Let's let's not beat around the Bush. The highest quality special fudge in the business. And that's for sure. Yeah Yeah Yeah and I don't have any shame about that and I know somebody really don't understand it people but I am a former. I am a farmer. Do you feel the farmers. And maybe under maybe not me. Maybe rowlands can come in here. Do you feel other farmers. Don't respect what you do think of farming. I'm I'm very grateful that you've sort of cool me because I've seven sunny sort of sitting on my hands given that I I said I in many other farmers view what beverly does with with the grace of respect. I'm great respect is not really farming. It's it's it's it's right. What's his then but well it's like It's like you're working in a factory or something. It's like you'll combining you know ingredients to make another ingredients if you catch my meaning in a man's be closer to cooking that it is the farming so how'd you. How'd you feel about that? Beverly you more of a kind of gravy chef. I fail to see that there's any similarity a toll. Well you're you're putting two ingredients in water and grass into a sort of pulse if you will just one that walks around and then something comes out the other end of it. I mean. Naturally you'll doing is less your coaching. A seed in shits and putting it in the ground and whiting I mean. I don't think there's any scaling that's all right. I mean then what comes out the other amazing. I mean it's either. I'm not going to say here in. Zion is being against you'll terms because they are ridiculous. Yeah Yeah I think I'm the bigger person I think I have the moral high ground a listener this any ground. I the way I think we can all agree to just disagree. Beverly when I visited you a farm a few years ago. I don't remember that I was taken around by your Your cousin Gwen do we do. Have a loss of groups come round yes. It was a lovely day out. The kids loved it Especially that play area the end which was very mucky but a lot of fun. Yeah Yeah we fill the slide off with with Sub-standard shots and it certainly wasn't subsided. From the point of view of lubrication for the Sloan absolutely absolutely that was all I thought when I was there. What was interesting to me is that they were banks of food. That you have feeding to the cattle. Yes some of which as far as I could tell were turnips from Rowland's farm which you are feeding the cows and it got me thinking about the circle of life here because you are as far as I'm aware sending shots to farms like Ron. Yeah they then use that short to create vegetables which you then feed to your Catholic to create shines the circle of life. Yeah yes but in a kind of more negative way of looking at it in one way. Yes it's the other way is a kind of huge waste of time and effort. Yeah Yeah I mean we don't. We don't often let the cows and that will have been a treat for them. Those turnips Ozzy. I took the kids there for Christmas. That's why we were so that will be the one of the cows dresses up as soon as Santa will deliver some turnips to to the cows. But no that's not some that's unusual thing brought into the have you. Have you been doing that for the Christmas nights yet? I have in the past and one thing that we should probably say is that for longtime beverly in. Beverly's family have been supplying my family's farm with with the the Shaikh the we use hundreds of years of for a long time. It's it has happened. Recently things have gone in a different direction. Yes I used to. I used to go and go down and show my face as it were It's always good to to to see and be seen these. Also things are coming into Jack here. Yes if feels like I'm up here on K but I'm I'm picking up something between the two of you. There's a little bit animosity and something you just said. Run into until recently she was Supplying this very interested in a no no animals. On on my. I've got a lot lots of time. For Beverly in an has shit from But yeah. I mean I'm afraid in the current climate that it's become increasingly difficult to justify the expense of transporting the Shiites and the the two or three hundred yards. It is between beverly's farm and mine and so recently. I took the decision to change my supplier. He's heard.
"one metric ton" Discussed on KSFO-AM
"That's one metric ton twenty million doses and they stopped six point seven times that's how that's a lot of people man over the last five years you ready for this number Coast Guard to seize more than nine hundred twenty three tons to million pounds of cocaine or change eighteen point four billion doses thank god I had a problem in this country not on for our Coast Guard guys Bustin now and we've got a problem twenty seven billion dollars worth of cocaine be with them billion twenty seven billion dollars with the toe of cocaine that's that's just what seized yeah man oh man nearly eighty percent of all known illegal narcotics coming into North America are smuggled by international cartels through the eastern Pacific corridor the profits from cocaine allowed drug cartels to diversified fund other illicit trafficking activities including the smuggler go forth opioids synthetics methamphetamines people weapons yeah I'm sure they're not using it for charity here's another little fact these low profile go by fast vessels as they're called low profile go fast they are built by the cartels so these are these are designed and constructed and paid for by the cartels for smuggling large quantities of contraband because they ride really low in the water and they go really really fast so writing low in the water helps them avoid detection hi shed and here's how smart these guys are diabolically clever by design they could be quickly sunk through the use of integrated scuttling valves because if they're about to get caught sikit sikit done could you imagine if these guys use their smarts for good I agree with you yes I am totally with you on that my gosh so that's the coast go we're all for the Coast Guard there are good friends on K. as of okay he's got.
FAA's Timeline for Return of MAX 737
"If you like news and podcasts here's some podcast news. You'll love now. You can listen to podcasts on spotify. Click the podcast tab and your spotify app to find all your favorites and discover cover new ones all your podcasts all in one easy place. Listen free on spotify. This is tech news briefing. I'm tanya boost reporting from the newsroom in new york checking in on the grounding of the seven thirty seven max fleet. We learned that even when safety safety regulators lift the fleet's grounding carriers will have to navigate a lengthy maze of bureaucratic requirements plus checking in on the official word from the f. a. a on the fate of the boeing seven thirty-seven max that's after these tech headlines oregon attorney general general ellen rosenblum joins the coalition of state officials suing to block t. mobile's purchase of sprint bringing the opponent tally to sixteen agee's he's ahead of the planned december antitrust trial the group led by california and new york sued in june to stop the combo arguing it would push up wireless list prices texas a._g. Can paxton join the team earlier. In august despite the republican led us department of justice's conditional endorsement of the merger except for paxton all agee's opposing the deal are democrats electronic vehicles and they're charging stations could provide a small but much needed boost to demand for copper that red orange metal with prices at a two year low amid a slowing global economy journal writes that copper is a cornerstone stone of the revolution at the heart of the electric vehicle. It is used throughout because of its high electrical conductivity durability and malleability. The need for copper is even more significant when it comes to charging stations some predict that by twenty forty passenger e._v._t.'s will consume more than three point seven metric tons of copper for every year in comparison passenger internal combustion engine vehicles will need just over one metric ton and verizon is selling a blogging lugging site tumbler to the owner of wordpress dot com. The buyer automatic sees similarities between users of the two publishing sites as ceo matt molin. Molin wag tells the wall street journal. The deal is automatics largest ever and we'll make tumbler part of a company it says is similar in structure to warren buffett's berkshire hathaway away claiming it acquires businesses and lets them operate relatively independently automatic says tumbler is one of the only other platforms on the internet that similar to wordpress press dot com and according to ulan wag. It's really all about publishing and user generated content and social media and quote coming up what the f._a._a. A has to say about the fate of the boeing seven thirty-seven max fleet if you like news and podcasts here's some podcast news you'll love now you can listen to podcasts casts on spotify. Click the podcast tab and your spotify app to find all your favorites and discover new ones all your podcasts all in one easy place. Listen free on spotify edify. We learn at the f. A. is not following any time line for returning the boeing seven. Even thirty seven max fleet to service and one safety regulators lift grounding of the fleet airline carriers will have to navigate through a maze of bureaucratic requirements us before flying any passengers much maintenance will be needed to prepare jets that have been idled for months plus. It's tech manuals will also need updating boeing specifically typically will write revised source documents for operating procedures and airlines will produce tailor-made training manuals for their own cockpit crews as for how long this will take speaking monday of this week stephen dixon f._a._a. Administrator addresses where things stand at this moment an entire fleet of u._s. Made aircraft was is grounded due to tragic accidents overseas and i want to again be clear and absolutely committed that the f. as a safety driven organization and safety is my highest priority. This plane will not fly in commercial service again until i'm completely assured that it is safe to do so the f._a._a. Not following any timeline for returning the aircraft to service rather we're going where the facts lead us and diligently ensuring that all technology and training it is present and correct before playing returns to pastor service. The federal aviation administration will need to sign off on each of the steps involved pilots. It's will then have to complete training on the planes new technology more from steve dixon on the aviation tech involved and how it's a huge undertaking and business. My the job is the safety of the entire system which is not just airlines. It's not just manufacturers. It's not just airports. It's generally aviation. It's it's everything there are. There are opportunities there and i've done this in my leadership roles previously when i led the the next gen advisory committee for example the first thing i said we're not looking for airline solutions even though i'm from an airline airlangga very heavy users of the system but we need in order to be able to move forward together. We need to have consensus. That's going to benefit the system as a whole. You ain't chow secretary of transportation stresses in order to get the technology in place safely three the f._a._a. Must take its time the f._a._a. Cannot take it's global safety leadership position for granted safety safety requires constant effort an unflagging dedication to this core mission and value. I i have asked steve to assess the performance of the agency and the results else of the ongoing investigations and to make recommendations about any needed reforms and i know that he and and the team are ready for the challenge once settled each airline's crew of specialized pilots will also need to perform flights to endorse the changes and ensure everything everything is operating properly more at wsj.com that does it for the tech news briefing from the newsroom in new york. I'm tanya bustos. Thanks for listening.
"one metric ton" Discussed on The Weirdest Thing I Learned This Week
"We're gonna steal the declaration of independence that is what these salamander say every time they got pregnant popular science we report and right dozens of science and tech story every we have more most of the stuff we stumbled across makes it into our articles we also had plenty of weird facts that we just keep around me off so we figured why not share those with you look into the weirdest thing i learned this week from the editors popular science i'm rachel bachman i'm eleanor come in and out short alex welcome thank you do you wanna briefly introduce yourself to our listeners sure i'm a pop site intern for the spring yeah really excited to be here awesome were excited to have you so let's get into the show on the weirdest thing i learned this week we start by offering up a little tease about some kind of fact that we learned in the course of reading writing reporting wasting time on the internet it's cetera and then we decide which one we just absolutely do you hear more about first than once we've all had time to spend a little science yarns we reconvene and decide but the weirdest thing we learned this week actually was eleanor why don't you start with tease you can now compost a human body legally legally literally my days on the lam are over alex how about you tease scientists doing research at the south pole sprint naked through twentyfour time zones in the dead of being at arctic winter oh wow that's poetry frankly my fact is about all the ways a lady can reproduce without feet assistance or interference as a male inspiring truly eleanor why don't you start thinking so a few years back living in seattle i heard about the most seattle thing of all time people want to compost other people that is extremely model and i've been following it over the years is it sort of evolved but the basic premise is that you know when you die something has happened to your body you can place a nice delicate shroud over a body in bury it you know in the earth you can cremated deacon dress it up and put it in a box fox which is something a lot of people prefer but someone was like you know what we should find a greener way to do this so that since been rebranded as a very sleek startup called recompose great name oh my gosh an it was legalized in may twenty nineteen in washington state amazing so that long ago into effect in may twenty twenty which means they're now gearing up their goal is to eventually compost seven hundred and fifty people at any given time in this sort of rotation of soil manufacturing and there are as i said a lot of motivations were this but the main one is that the ceo says if you choose this composting process over cremation which is currently the most popular form of corporate management in the country you can save one metric ton of carbon per body which is a pretty big deal when you're thinking about you know you're a lifetime of missions and also you're post lifetime emissions and really concerning those and and being green long after you're dead so the thing i was cares about how this process actually works making soil is really hard like composting is really rough i admire the people who do it end who turned my orange peels into eight viable over usable product because it's not easy so so apparently recompose starts by putting a body in the steel vessel for one month need these really wild mockups literally fun to look at where it's like all of these vessels in honeycomb patterns and like they're like you know the room is full of like i i remember breathing hard rebranding was being like you're not in a compost heap you're in the atrium full of light which is like it's genuinely nice yeah it's a really good luck an so be ideas like within that vessel you're surrounded by wood chips alfalfa and straw andy mazer nutrients at the microbes that are already inside your body in on your skin will used to feed themselves and then heat up to a hundred and fifty degrees and start breaking you end this is very similar to how this is very similar to how composting in orange works where you're you know you have this compost pile this is the compost pile of one of course responsible and respectful but you have this compost pile and basically like the heat is fueling these microbes that can break down and decompose pretty much anything end if you stand by one in winter it's kind of like standing in front of like a really warm fireplace they're just like these more they can like spontaneously catch on fire right yeah they're powerful so basically that's what you're body would be in an similar composting they also rotate you're death vessel that you're sort of like shaken up an area like 'em lest you know fires or just like gross things happen in you decompose on evenly so they're really responsible they seem like they really got this process down you're laying a beautiful unsold atrium in a bed of wood chips and salsa and periodically having someone nudge me intern me that sounds great like i'm gonna do it now you're saying yes they should celebrate heights i totally agree and then we could all go seattle's together and show you around before we take a long alfalfa now so you know at the end of this process you come out of soil which is really cool people with pry on diseases are excluded other people with ebola further reason that they're trying to manage any potential pathogens in the soil which makes a lotta sense that being said i don't think that even wes extremely clean pre verified corpses you should be crawling anything in this nothing metal no i think maybe petunia yeah a tree yeah some for us a good then yeah have you my dad started yet definitely don't be eating out of this soil because humans are pretty gross we do a lot of really messed up things are bodies while were alive an basically i think you could all but guaranteed this will probably have some in biotics heavy metal heavy metal those are in regular soil to but you know when to cap oh yeah feelings whispering souls went on and on so who who i wanna go straight my fiance talks all the time about how he wants to be used to help grow it tree but he doesn't want like leaving willow he wants a pine tree because he wants his grandchildren to eventually cut down his death tree as a christmas tree saying i don't know when like when he came to this conclusion but he like talks about it not infrequently but what i was gonna say hey remember remember that about my darling has been to be is that an earlier episode i talked about lee company that sells or at least wants to sell kits like decompose you with mushrooms right mushrooms you there also like please don't eat the mushrooms can we get married food grade mushrooms a new spin on desktop musher a great yeah also doesn't aside mushroom soup camp why did anyone where should i ask you but definitely probably don't you you're you're grandma tomatoes truly heirloom tomatoes oh heck yes and you know just another thing i thought was interesting was they specifically talk about in this process about removing pacemakers and other electronic devices because not only are we full of pharmaceuticals but were also full all these other medical things in just just a fun detail pacemakers when they have accidentally been less inside people have college crematoriums to explode well yeah because those things do not bake wow wow see how they were like putting aluminum in the microwave yet don't don't try this at home or in their neighborhood crematorium end anything that wasn't clear to me was what happened with you're bonet i also have that question and so the company has they're very tight lipped i have tried to speak with them one of our writers tried to speak with them more recently they're not interested and they have not been asked about them dry bones and what's happening with them so i couldn't get a definitive answer so i went and other out and tried to figure out what regular composting does the bones and like we all know from personal experience in new york city if you manager again equates properly you are not allowed to put bones in his own they have to go in you don't go and the compost absolutely not that's the official slogan of the city cute merited blasio and so you know you have to put them in their trash and then they got all smelling it's terrible but the reason is because the city says and i quote that these bones only degrading favorable conditions in soil making his rarely favorable and it's very difficult to control you would have to add it seems specialized flies microbes if you want something to break down like the harden coliseum of a you know a bone and so you're just not supposed to put them in their in their as i said there's no information from the human competent project or as they're called himself now recompose about what you do with human bones but i'm pretty sure they answer is that there's no way that they would break down like within a human lifetime in the normal composting situation so maybe they have had a major top secret breakthrough and that is their proprietary technology or maybe they just don't know what they're doing with them dry bones in their binding another solution from an interesting question that i posed to them viet this podcast and they wouldn't respond to us in any other way and i you this is like a obviously a trend people are thinking more about whether they're last act on earth is eight big screw you to mother nature ran not you mentioned be mushroom suits which i found out that apparently luke perry may god rest the soul blueberry then well quite recently i know to window supports mushroom oh my gosh suits but yeah i also written about acclamation which is a thing where you literally just like dissolve the body and it's based off of this technique that they've they've been using for decades and lab rats because they're very hard to disposing of a ton of them season just like concentrate them and the solution is poison right down the drain it's incredible and you know i think they're gonna be new things coming down the line so it's really exciting i i think my point is that there's never been a better time to die oh wow wow hell yeah yeah we actually had an article by nicole what's men in her most recent print issues and make it last issue which be amount of stuff that goes into the ground with you if you have like eight quote unquote traditional burial which to be frank is not traditional there at all it is a result of the funeral industrial complex but there's like this lead box and it off that concrete around it's like designed to keep you from decomposing and then you're in bond which has the chemicals there have been instances of cemeteries being flooded unlike those chemicals getting into the groundwater which is so key i remember talking to a researcher for a previous issue of the magazine and him talking about needing to somebody who's being exumed for some kind of legal purpose i believe and he just talked about like how seeing what a body looks looks like in there after a few years like you can never be on board for it again just you're just turning into goop just like toxic goop so yeah i am super excited that we are starting to have these more green options even cremation is like not super environmentally friendly releases a lot of c o two but yeah there's one guy but like the natural burial you mentioned the like putting the shorter the shroud around the rain airing them in the what they called him just like a forest of you know it's like a green burial right like they have the corner the market on that phrase right just got a normal burial yeah pre pre embalming craze burial yeah and then i know there's one town in colorado auto where you can get burned on a higher level of oh yeah and as far as i know it's the only place in the usa does that and you have to be like you don't have the listener sincerely but i got this from one of caitlin daddy's book she's the head v order of the good death so she's been on this the stick for a long time and you have to like become a member of the community like you can't just year loved ones can't just show up and be like please put his body on the pyre yeah i've come so fire it's definitely like a thing you have to expressed interest in while you're still alive and it helps a lot if you like lift their that's crazy though the only place where you could do that because that's like you know the world's third largest religion in the world like fourth largest religion like you're near burned on empire right and then usa just like no thank you like all unsanitary and would prefer that you look like a victorian zombies five duty ground yeah yeah it is wild me thinking about like how much we are not allowed to do wis are dead like there should be a law against just like burying someone in your backyard i mean you know you i i get why we have to like checking with authorities first you can't just again just like well god no no no one will ask about this ever 'em once once death certificates are issued had you know just take a whole totally isn't there also the egg i think that might be a prototype but they send you this giant egg to put the dead body in in the fetal position and then you bury the egg in the ground and then it turns into a tree how yeah like a big seed pod and that's cool yeah my question about the composting though is how do they know that it works if it was only just legalize so they did research at washington state university shout out to my mother's on my monitor cooks an they were they do they think six or seven test subject and found really good results reportedly okay awesome awesome story austin landed die absolutely they were gonna take a quick break and then we'll be right back.
"one metric ton" Discussed on KOMO
"One metric tons of mobilized glass per day in gloss form, the waste will be stable and impervious to the environment. Sounds good except vitrification is staggeringly expensive, the plant will end up costing twenty to thirty six billion dollars. According to the news Tribune, a panel of experts meeting this week in the Tri cities says the waste could be in case in concrete like grout, just as affective at one tenth the cost, the State Department of ecology tells the news Tribune, it has looked at ground before and found it less effective than glass. The experts say this is a new kind of grout. Corwin Hake, KOMO news. Hop growers in the valley are working overtime to make sure you have plenty of beer to enjoy this fall late winter snowfall delayed planning by two months this year. Prize. In fact. This and the last forty years that I've been here. Hop grower. Lows says they're now working seven days a week to catch up. He says the hard work is paying off and things are almost back on schedule. Komo news time is eight forty. And from the Harley exterior sports desk at T mobile park right now. Bottom of the v twin six Mariners nothing to amazing pitchers. Make husky softball a home field favored in this weekend's NCWA regional komo's Bill Swartz is talking dawgs Alvin or playing Washington is blessed with two all American caliber, softball pitchers who have totally different styles. Is that they're completely different? And so they complement each other in any way, shape, or form. Sometimes you head coach Heather tar doesn't reveal her starter until an hour before the game. Taryn El velo says it means she and Gaby playing prepare for opponents as a tandem. We approach everything the same even though we're completely different. And I think that's what sets up our, you know, our plan or our minds and gets us ready for whoever were playing whatever, you know, order, we go in plain doesn't mind sharing the circle in mid game always just prepaid..
"one metric ton" Discussed on KOMO
"Storage site. Critics of the cleanup effort say proposed methods are too expensive. Komo score reports experts are offering a cheaper alternative, but the state is skeptical. Maybe you've heard the word vitrification. It's the process by which sludgy nuclear waste is transformed into safe inert glass, a US department of energy video extols, the virtues of the Hanford vit- plant now under construction, the facility will produce twenty one metric tons of immobilized glass, per day in glass form, the waste will be stable and impervious to the environment. Sounds good except vitrification is staggeringly expensive, the plant will end up costing twenty to thirty six billion dollars. According to the news, Tribune, a panel of experts meeting this week in the. The Tri cities says the waste could be encased in concrete like grout just as at one tenth the cost, the State Department of ecology tells the news Tribune, it has looked at ground before and found it less effective than glass. The experts say this is a new kind of ground Corwin Hake. Komo news northwest lawmakers, beginning to pave the way for marijuana exports. Komo's Brian Calvert with the latest on that proposed pot export law. And it's about times. Adam Smith of the craft cannabis alliance after all he's has many of his members made their Mark in other states long before legalization, once you are legal and you're kind of is being tracked. You can't send it out of the state in any of the states that currently allow legal Canopus. That's just capitalism. Right. But, but it isn't because capitalism is that we have world.
"one metric ton" Discussed on KOMO
"Safe inert, glasslike state, a US department of energy video extols, the virtues of the Hanford plant now under construction, the facility will produce twenty one metric tons of immobilized glass per day. In glass form, the waste will be stable and impervious to the environment allowing its radio activity to safely decay over thousands of years shows pretty good except vitrification is staggeringly expensive, the plant will end up costing twenty to thirty six billion dollars. According to the news Tribune, a panel of experts meeting this week in the tri-city says the waste could be encased in concrete like grout, instead, just as active at one tenth the cost another method group would create a ceramic, like casing, one third to one half the cost of vitrification the state at the department of ecology, they're skeptical, but Representative say they're keeping an open mind. Reporting live, Corwin Hake, KOMO news. It's five thirty four. Right now. Typer KOMO AAA traffic update with John Nelson. I got a whole bunch of stuff coming up over our scanners and Mercer island area. Watch out for a ninety in the westbound direction, east Mercer way, with accident that's blocking the exit in the Bellevue. Area. We have a tree in the right lane. That's world five southbound approaching state route five twenty troopers at the scene there in Tacoma Clinton on the shoulder. Northbound I five Portland avenue. Biggest traction drivers has got a traffic backed up to about highway sixteen. Also in Tacoma. Watch out for reports. The rollover accident on the ramp. Northbound seven extension to northbound I five are next KOMO traffic at by forty four and their weather forecast calling for showers today. It's pretty easy. Call since it's been raining must much of the night. High temperature around sixty degrees.
"one metric ton" Discussed on 860AM The Answer
"That's e t h o s. Ethos dot com. Get ethos dot com. The federal appeals court Hansard arguments and a challenge to Virginia law that allows police to arrest people designated as bitch drunkards, if they're caught with alcohol last year, a three judge panel of the fourth the US circuit court of appeals upheld a lower court ruling dismissing the challenge the full appeals court. Fifteen justices later agreed to hear the case. An attorney representing people designated by judges habitual drunkards argued that the law targets homeless alcoholics who have nowhere else to drink. But in public he said it criminalizes addiction. The state's attorney general's office argued the state has a legitimate interest in discouraging alcohol and drug abuse. A deputy solicitor general told justices the law is aimed at discouraging people from abusing alcohol, Keith Peters reporting. Sixty one year old Texas inmate was executed on Wednesday for killing a Houston. Police officer more than three decades ago, Robert Jennings received lethal injection the first in Texas today that way this year. More on these stories at townhall dot com. Venezuela's government crisis is raising questions about whether nNcholas Maduro is smuggling large quantities of gold out of the country Medeiros criminal organization because it is akin to a mafia family. There are terrorists. This is the opinion of Senator Marco Rubio, if Maduro is smuggling military affairs analyst, Lieutenant Colonel Robert mcginnis says Madero has plenty of dues to pay own has met with Putin. Now, two months ago. Has rather cozy relationship with the Cubans? Other key touches those, you know after all. Costa LA that's been coming into Venezuela for years and years. And so he's well network last October, the US treasury tracking terrorist funding cited that Madero had smuggled twenty one metric tons of gold. Mostly to Turkey that has correspondent George bonds. Zannini reporting breaking news and analysis at townhall dot com. Do you have those mortgage.
Could Cheap Magnets Help Save Sharks?
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Here we humans in general, not us on this podcast, kill one hundred million sharks. Every year for starters, some people each sharks. So they kill them on purpose for that reason. However, the big shark killing culprit is accidental by-catch bycatch is the Claro damage of the large scale commercial fishing industry. It works. Like this say, you're in charge of a commercial shrimping boat. And it's outfitted with all the gear you need to catch shrimp, including a trawling net. The size of a sports field, which sinks to the sea floor and bumps along the bottom picking up whatever's down there when it's hold back in some of what's in the net is shrimp. But it also contains sharks sea turtles seals dolphins. Raise countless animals of all descriptions. Some of these needlessly die before they can be thrown back overboard Assam are halted deport and their bodies disposed of later the same goes for baited longlines and gillnets which untangle everything that's wims into them. The result is that it's many as two billion pounds. That's almost one metric ton of marine. Life is killed and wasted by the fishing industry. Every year which puts the whole a hundred million sharks thing into perspective. But there may be hope at least for the sharks a cheap simple fix for big problem. Like, this is rarely forthcoming. But according to a study published any twenty eighteen issue of the journal fisheries research, the answer to the shark bycatch problem might be magnets sharks are Alaska Bronx that is they belong to a group of cartilage in his fishes. That also includes raisins skates, and they have special sensory organs around their nostrils called amputate of Lorenzini that looked like little craters all over the shark's snout behind. These little pores are sacks of jelly the consents electromagnetic fields. They helped sharks hunt by letting them sense. The bio electric city of their praise heartbeat and scientists think might also help the migrate using the earth's magnetic field the research team behind the aforementioned study hypothesized that incorporating magnets into fish traps might alert Alaska Bronx to their presence and reduce overall shark bycatch because bony fishes which are often. What fishing outfits are looking to catch have low sensitivity to electromagnetic fields. They figured that. Even if it worked to keep sharks steering clear the traps, it would lower the cat traits of desirable fish to test their hypothesis the research team monitored thousand fish traps off the coast of Sydney, New South Wales, all of which were baited to catch a stray alien, snapper. A segment of the industry that accidentally catches sharks about ten percent of the time. One third of the traps were set with cheap magnets around the entrances worth about twenty two American dollars or thirty dollars. Australian another third of the traps were set with metal bars at the entrance to provide a physical barrier. And the last third were left alone as controls in a press release. Co author REEs Richards of the school of environmental and life sciences university of Newcastle said developing ways to reduce by catches a priority for many fisheries, we found the traps with magnets had roughly thirty percent less likelihood of catching sharks and rays compared to traps without in addition those traps with magnets would catch roughly thirty percent more targeted fish, which is a rare win win for fisheries. Win wins are great. But we've got a long way to go before we make a dent in that one hundred million sharks per year the magnet seemed to work well for traps, but magnets, won't work on lines. The lines are fitted with metal hooks. So magnets would tangle. The gear more research is needed. But as fans of these fascinating thinned creatures regard to see one possible solution. Today's episode was written by just windshields and produced by Tyler clang for more on this and lots of other not so fishy, topics. Visit our home planet. How stuff works dot com. I'm Katie golden. I studied psychology and evolutionary biology at Harvard, and I pretend to be a bird on Twitter in my new podcast creature feature. We've you nature in men from a new perspective each episode asking comedian to get inside the minds of animals, so we can explore the startling connections to human psychology, you'll find blood bands and treachery that make game of thrones seemed like dumb show for babies. Join this every Wednesday and subscribe on apple podcasts for on the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts.
"one metric ton" Discussed on StarTalk Radio
"Start talking talking about the teacher of NASA in this addition. Let's. Let's. I'm your host the grass, and I've got my co host Chuck nice. Hey, we didn't have Chuck. Nice comic. Thank you, sir. Yes. And I've got with us since we're talking about the future of NASA. We got somebody who just been working for NASA. So last several years in the capacity of chief, scientists got stolen here. Hey, not your first time on star talk. Not my first time, but always happy to be here. Excellent. When we love this. And so Chuck you've been soliciting queries. Yes. I have over the internet about the future of NASA. So let's see and in this again our goal here is to imagine a smarter America going forward. So what do you have here? All right. So Anna has Seuss coming to us from Facebook would like to know this. What is the main difference between NASA and space x in terms of what they would like to achieve in space exploration in the near and far future. And let me add to that. What is the? Chief purpose of NASA mission statement. Well, I should be able to quote Nash Nasr's mission statement from memory. But I, but I can't. But it's basically to understand our world our solar system our universe and to use technology to move humans beyond earth that that is really if you wanna summit up that's Nasr's mission exploration knowledge. Koso- SpaceX is a contractor to now. So now has lots of of industry partners, SpaceX is one of them. They launch cargo up to the international space station starting next year. They'll launch crew up to the international space station from Florida. So they're one of many contractors now, obviously, SpaceX off obviously stated that they want to see humans on Mars now wants to see humans on Mars. So our goals are actually really aligned, and we have a partnership with SpaceX to help them land one of their dragging capsules on Mars, and I'm excited because they've done a lot of work on entry descent and landing that hopefully make. It able for us to land human sooner. One of the challenges that Morris has thin atmosphere detail why that's more of a challenge to AD L. Land then on earth, our atmosphere is much denser. So if people haven't seen there's a great video that JPL put together before the curiosity Rover. The before the curiosity Rover landed called seven minutes of terror, and it basically takes seven minutes when you're coming in from trajectory from earth to get from the top of the atmosphere to the surface. You have to slow yourself way way way way down. You've got good speed to get there. You know, you got to eat up the speed so. Yeah. And and to absorb that speed coming the atmosphere's, just not helping you very much, but it's heating you up which is bad. So you've gotta find some way to slow yourself down. So curiosity way one metric ton and we used a combination of earth. That's the mess massive of kilograms. We used he shields. Parachutes bizarre thing called a sky crane to landed on the surface. We estimate for human humans. You're going to need twenty to forty metric tons landed on the surface, and the more you can bunch that into single landings the cheaper. It is there is there's issues with that. So how are you going to yourself coming down? You're gonna have to use something called supersonic retro propulsion, which basically. Ed does because you're firing retro rockets while you're going at supersonic speeds, which causes all kinds of turbulence everything you're shooting up. The back comes back or spacecraft at supersonic speeds. So it's a crazy thing space x is actually been working on it. Try so so if you've moving super sonically, and you try to put retro exhaust in front of you you over take to exactly that's so what? Yeah. Yeah. Yeah. So it's complicated to say the least. So we your hands. So it, and it's not that. It's an insurmountable. Oh my gosh. We can't ever send humans to Mars is too hard. And and it frustrates me. Sometimes I'll see commentary of saying, oh, we just need to stick at the moon. Mars too. Hard Mars is not too hard. We can figure it out. Just any engineer would swath is about to have the opportunity problem. Exactly. And again when you solve problems like that. You're you're stretching technology years, stretching computational skills, depending your patterns, you're you're spinning off stuff into our economy right here on earth. All right here, we go..
"one metric ton" Discussed on Ideas
"So we're actually largely talking to the developed world when I'm talking about. Hey, is it enough exists you whether or not we create a new person, I'm thinking about is it an ethics issue for people like me who consume more than our fair share of the world's resources. And I don't say that. Because I think I'm a terrible person. I say that because I live in a society where that's the way we have things set up we consume on average something like fifteen metric tons or we omit something like fifteen metric tons of carbon dioxide year compared to say point one metric ton of some other meters around the world. So as a person living in a wealthy western country. Let's say you're often told that flying less or not eating meat or not having a car are important, but small ways you can contribute to lessening the detrimental effects of climate change and rarely do. We talk about one's decision to have a child or not or many children or not. But you're saying that you can greatly reduce your carbon legacy by deciding to have fewer or no children. That's exactly right and the language that you use their carbon legacy is is really the key. Because most of the that we could do or not do that change our emissions pattern that change your footprint or kind of one offs. So yes, it's true. Don't fly across the Atlantic. If you don't have to that equals about one metric ton at your contribution for a transatlantic flight, which is huge. But that's a one off when you're done it's done. Whereas when you create a new human not only are you going to use a bunch more stuff like diapers you'll dispose of and whatnot. Buy a bigger house, and maybe a bigger car. Those are one offs issue. Right. But you're also going to create this new consumer and they're going to grow up make their own decisions. They're going to do omitting for their whole lives, and they might make more consumers yet. So as long into the future as we are not yet net zero Amidror's, you have a legacy of emissions continuing out through the generations as a bioethicist. What are you suggesting we do about this? We can think about it as the question. What should I do? So that should that's an ethics question. Bioethicists are interested in that. But then also what should we do and those are different kinds of questions? So what should I do? That's a really particular sort of intimate. Question ought to have a certain size family. Is it wrong of me to have a child? Or to have more than one child or more than two children. But what should we do that might be a question about public policy should we institute sorts of incentives or disincentives for certain sites families or short of policy? It might be about large scale public interventions. Should we create marketing schemes that try to educate people about the costs and encourage them to have smaller families? Right..
"one metric ton" Discussed on BrainStuff
"Sold milk chocolate bars sharing bags and molded chocolates sold by weight the research team calculated that the uk chocolate industry produces about two point three tonnes that's two point one metric tons of greenhouse gases each year as much as would be produced by city the size of belfast ireland or el paso texas perhaps more alarmingly it takes about two hundred sixty four gallons that's thousand liters of water to produce a single chocolate bar the research team took into consideration not only the transportation and production of raw materials necessary to manufacture chocolate but also the energy and natural resources transportation distribution and storage and post consumer waste involved in the process unsurprisingly the researchers found that the most environmentally problematic chocolate products were the sharing bags large bags of individually wrapped candies since their ingredients and excessive packaging carry larger carbon footprints of all the ingredients contained in chocolate the cocoa which is shipped to the uk from countries in west africa and central and south america and the milk the production of which is incredibly energy intensive packed the most punch as far as greenhouse gas production is concerned in a press release the lead author of the study a diese as a public head of sustainable industrial systems at the university of manchester said it is true that our love of chocolate has environmental consequences for the planet but let's be clear we aren't saying people should stop eating it the point of this study is to raise consumers awareness and enable more informed choices also we hope this work will help the chocolates industry to target environmental hotspots supply chains and make chocolate products as stain stable as possible we hope so too.
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"Greg out one npr news south carolina is suing the federal government over several tons of radioactive plutonium languishing at the nation's savannah river nuclear site the state says the department of energy owes millions of dollars in fines for not keeping its promise to get rid of the toxic waste south carolina public radio's vince cold lugo reports in two thousand sixteen congress ordered the department of energy pay the state one million dollars per day for each day it failed to remove one metric ton of weaponsgrade plutonium however because the united states lacks a longterm storage site tons of plutonium have piled up state attorney general alain wilson says by reneging on its agreement the federal government is putting people at risk if you're very public safety matter bear spinning nuclear waste south carolina it given it no way you're supposed weather yucca through the devacht thirty or another location if though we just can't stand by idly let that happen that's why this loss has been for all it's the second lawsuit the status filed to recover the funds for npr news i'm vince cold lugo in colombia tropical storm franklin is headed for the central mexican coast it could soon become a hurricane you're listening to npr news longtime major league baseball umpire joe west has been sidelined and peers jal snyder reports on west suspension for comments he made about texas rangers third baseman adrian belle train major league baseball suspended joe west for three days without pay because of the comments he made to usa today the paper published a report in june marking west five thousand th game he was asked a series of questions about the major leagues in how the game has changed since he began on pirate nineteen seventy six when asked who complained the most in the major leagues west named adrian beltre suggesting beltway regularly disputes called strikes west as the major leagues most senior empire he is also president the world empires association which represents major league umpires the w you way is disputing west suspension saying such joking interactions between unpire zimt players.
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"Much of the surprise of many inflation has fallen in the uk and important factor was a fall in the price of oil not good news it makes people buy more oil inequality in the uk has declined the division between rich and poor is not as wide as it was the raw regional variations however for example the average wage in the southeast is 25 percent higher than in the midland's is not sustainable and finally two stories to close last week reported that the new tesla battery factory had a significant come footprint caused by its employees can be to work forbes magazine considers a bigger picture they report that the union of concerned scientists found that the manufacturing your full sized tesla mobile s rearwheel drive car with 85 kilowatt hour battery was equivalent to a fullsize internal combustion call except for the battery which added fifteen percent or one metric tons of co 2 emissions to the title manufacturing our they found that this was trivial compared to the emissions avoided due to not burning fossil fuels to move the cop before anyone says by 'electricity is generated from coal they took that into account as well and it's included in the fifty three percent overall reduction the identified di mentioned patria i follow climate state on patriot and they just revealed an article from 1912 in popular mechanics which predicted that co 2 emissions from coal burning would go on the planet there are other articles one hundred years ago about extreme weather as well.