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Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing all our friends a Happy Thanksgiving.

We’ll be taking a holiday break. Back next week!

Judy and Michael

AARP Movies for Grownups

The Rescue‘ | Thurs., 12/2/21 | 7 PM CT | Click to register.

From Academy Award-winning filmmakers E. Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin, ‘The Rescue’ chronicles the enthralling, against-all-odds story that transfixed the world in 2018: the daring rescue of twelve boys and their coach from deep inside a flooded cave in Northern Thailand.

Far From Heaven‘ | Fri., 12/3/21 | 7 PM Central | Click here to register

‘Far from Heaven’ tells the story of a privileged housewife in 1950s America, who faces a marital crisis and mounting racial tensions in the outside world.

Good News

Express {UK} (11/21/21) – Covid breakthrough as air cleaning tech ‘first in world’ to crush Delta variant

The state-of-the-art tech uses an “active” air purification system that some experts claim can neutralise a wide range of pathogens, from bird and swine flu to Ebola and MRSA. Laboratory tests have now found the technology can be used to kill a mutation of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that is popularly known as the Delta variant. Officially called Needlepoint Bipolar Ionisation (NPBI), the tech works by releasing “air cleaning ions” into the airstream.

Salon (11/21/21) – mRNA vaccines changed the course of the pandemic. Now, they could cure all kinds of other diseases

The COVID-19 pandemic is what historians refer to as an “inflection point,” or a single event that has a dramatic and sweeping effect on the human story…

Yet what may prove most historic is the biotechnology that emerged from the pandemic. Specifically, the vision of an mRNA vaccine went from dream to reality. And the successful creation of a viable mRNA vaccine could have repercussions for the way diseases are treated for centuries.

My Modern Met (11/19/21) – Man Saves His Family’s Farm and Allows It to Thrive With 3,200 Solar Panels

…(Byron Kominek) got together with researchers at Colorado State University and the National Renewable Energy Lab, who had been looking at ways to grow crops on the land under solar panels. What happened next is incredible. Thanks to a change in Boulder County’s land use code, last year he was able to install solar panels on the first pasture. Spacing them wide enough for his tractor to drive through, he planted his crops and waited to see what would happen.

Interesting Engineering (11/19/21)

A New Camera Can See Through Almost Anything, Including Human Tissue and Bones

When asked what superpowers they would like to have, many say the ability to see through things. Now, there may be a camera that could give people that gift.

Developed by Northwestern Engineering researchers, the new high-resolution camera can see around corners and through human skin and even bones. It also has the potential to image fast-moving objects such as speeding cars or even the beating heart.

Tiny Shape-Shifting Microrobots Can Locate Cancer Cells. With Magnets?

Researchers created a new way of moving chemotherapy drugs to the site of cancer cells with microbots, according to a recent study published in the journal ACS Nano.

This could substantially enhance cancer treatment because it enables the direct injection of chemo drugs into the cancerous cells.

Interesting Reads

CNN Style (11/22/21) – Bamboo has been used for thousands of years in Asia. Now, it could help solve construction’s sustainability problem

Strong and flexible, bamboo is one of the fastest-growing plants in the world: while soft and hard woods can take between 40 and 150 years to mature, bamboo is ready to harvest in as little as three years. When treated and engineered, it can last for decades. Realizing the Bahay Kubo (a traditional, boxy, single-story bamboo hut on stilts, indigenous to the Philippines) could be adapted to create a contemporary home, (Earl) Forlales began designing his own bamboo houses.

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Michael Yublosky: We are trying to bring activities and some diversion to you as well as to share information with you and can not vouch for the authenticity. Caveat emptor is Latin for “Let the buyer beware”..

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