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This Squishy Honeycomb Could Build Strong, Lightweight Armor

Better buckling, better bumpers<p>Armor can be light, durable, and effective, but rarely all three at the same time. New research from the University of Texas Austin has a new solution: a honeycomb shape, but one durable enough to reform after impact.<p>Man-made honeycomb structures used in armor are …

The Pope's Memo on Climate Change Is a Mind-Blower

Pope Francis already has a reputation for barnstorming. His positions on poverty, on gay priests, and liberation theology would have been shocking …

What Data-Obsessed Marketers Don’t Understand

Big data has become the X factor of modern marketing, the hero of every marketer’s story. But it’s a promise at risk of letting you down. You may be thinking that data will magically turn bush-league marketing into a winning “Moneyball” performance. But that’s an artifact of our big data obsession. …

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TTC to sue Bombardier over late streetcars

Toronto's transit agency is putting together a legal case for "tens of millions" of dollars in damages against Bombardier Inc. and starting to look at other suppliers in case the troubled streetcar maker is unable to finish the city's much-delayed order.<p>The Toronto Transit Commission has become …

Better by design: How a hospital room can help patients heal

Tonia Cowan<p>ROOM FOR ONE<p>Access to a private room is the design intervention that can have the greatest impact on a patient’s recovery. Numerous studies have shown that private rooms reduce stress, make it easier for patients to sleep, speed recovery times, increase privacy and dignity, and may even …

When It Comes to Liability and Patient Safety, What's Good for Hospitals Can Be Good for Patients

Joanne Doroshaw's blog post on hospital-based communication-and-resolution programs (CRPs) is a stunner -- not for its insights about patient safety, but for the suggestion that CRPs are a step in the wrong direction.<p>CRPs are an approach taken by hospital systems and their liability insurers to …

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