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$100 smartphone kit can ID pathogens in under an hour

American scientists have developed a smartphone app that can identify types of bacteria in one hour, down from a typical turnaround of 18 to 28 …

Santa Barbara

Interview with Aikido Shihan Yasuo Kobayashi – Part 1

<b>Yasuo Kobayashi (小林保雄) Sensei – what a happy guy!</b> Yasuo Kobayashi was born in Tokyo in 1936 and started training in Judo in his fifth year of …


States Aren’t Spending Enough on Mitigation Before Disasters Occur

States should spend more money on mitigation efforts — prior to disasters striking — instead of throwing money at a disaster after the fact. But the …

Government Technology

Free Admission to National Parks on National Public Lands Day

Take the family for a free hike Saturday.

National Parks

A disaster that could have been avoided: Enhancing resilience with land and geospatial data

On August 14, 2017, after three days of intense rain, a massive side slope of the Sugar Loaf – the highest mountain in the north of Sierra Leone’s …


One of FBI’s first female dispatchers continues to bust stereotypes from her Fullerton living room

A historic photograph shows Vi Barrett, now of Fullerton, as she worked as a dispatcher in the Los Angeles office of the FBI in 1948. Barrett has …

Los Angeles

The Best Part of the Appalachian Trail

I summited Mount Katahdin a week ago and something I am frequently asked is, “What was your favorite part?” I can easily say it was the people I met. …


Donald Trump Orders National Biodefense Strengthening Strategy

President Donald Trump signed a memorandum Tuesday updating the U.S. biodefense strategy that he said will “strengthen our nation’s defenses against …

Donald Trump

Only about 1% of homes in North Carolina's inland counties have flood insurance, and homeowners could face steep costs after Florence

HOPE MILLS, N.C. (Reuters) - Flood insurance was far from Stephanie Walker's mind in 2015 when she moved her family into a home in Fayetteville in central North Carolina, nearly 200 miles (320 km) from the coast.<p>The next year, a creek at the end of her street swelled during Hurricane Matthew, …

North Carolina

GammaRF: Distributed Radio Signal Collection and Analysis with RTL-SDR and HackRF

Emergency Medicine

How to Section Hike Virginia III: Daleville to Waynesboro

<b>Section Hike Virginia: Daleville to Waynesboro At-a-Glance</b><p><b>Distance:</b> 134 miles <b><br>Terrain type:</b> A mix of ridge walking and woodlands with some higher …


A.T. Sections Re-Opened After Hurricane Florence; Cautions Remain

(9/18/2010, 10:00 am) The National Park Service has re-opened sections of the Appalachian Trail in North Carolina and Virginia that were previously …

WSJT-X 2.0 – New 77-bit messages information update - Nerfd.net - RF News & Info

Many have noticed signals in the 7.078 and 14.078 MHz sub-bands that look like FT8 but are undecodable. These appear to be “FT8CALL” <br>signals. FT8CALL …


Nuclear bunkers are the new real estate craze

If you've got the money to pay for it, it doesn't matter if it's bizarre or not. You've earned it."<p>Gary Lynch<p>If you don't have the land to put your shelter in, it's like buying a boat without an ocean to sail it on."<p>Ron Hubbard

Real Estate

A dangerous trend among expectant mothers in Japan may be lowering the country's life expectancy

According to a study published in Science, one in five Japanese women between the ages of 20 and 30 is anorexic or on the verge of anorexia.<p>While that statistic may seem alarming in itself, what's even more frightening is that this figure doesn't exclude women who are expecting — and the study's …

Red Cross

The US government is going to test a new 'Presidential alert' that will go to all citizens' smartphones

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration will send a test message to all US cellphones on Thursday for a new alert system that aims to warn the public about national emergencies.<p>The messages will bear the headline "Presidential Alert", the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), which …

Trump Administration

Lowe's and Home Depot have emergency command centers monitoring Florence and thousands of trucks loaded and ready to go to stores in the storm's path

MIAMI (AP) — Before and after a hurricane, Ace is the place. And Home Depot and Lowe's. And many other hardware and building supply outlets.<p>Not surprisingly, these companies plan for storms such as Hurricane Florence all year. Much like the Federal Emergency Management Agency, supplies are …


They Clapped: Can Price-Gouging Laws Prohibit Scarcity?

“There were no generators, ice, or chain saws to be had, none. But that means that anyone who brought these commodities into the crippled city, and …

North Carolina

North Carolina’s anti–price gouging law makes things worse, not better

The forecast for Hurricane Florence looks bleak. It’s hard to imagine as of this writing, but if the storm proceeds the way it’s predicted to go, …

North Carolina

A conversation with Aikido Shihan Tsuruzo MIYAMOTO, Christian TISSIER, and Yoko OKAMOTO


Super Typhoon, Hurricane: What's the Difference?

Environment<p>Super Typhoon Mangkhut threatens a swath of Southeast Asia. Here’s how it differs from Atlantic hurricanes like Florence.<p>While the U.S. East Coast prepares for Hurricane Florence to make landfall, parts of Southeast Asia are staring down an even bigger storm: Super Typhoon Mangkhut …

Tropical Cyclones

Why Storm Surges and Flooding Are the Biggest Hurricane Hazards

Environment<p>Here’s the science behind the most damaging effects of Atlantic hurricanes making landfall.<p>Hurricane Florence is being described as a “monster.”<p>Mandatory evacuations are underway in parts of North and South Carolina, and residents are warned to move to higher ground ahead of Friday …

Hurricane Maria

The Importance of HAM Radio During a Storm

September 13, 2018 - Posted in Weather by Aimee Crouch<p>With Hurricane Florence heading to the coast, communications could become an issue between …

Middle School

A Letter to Female Thru-Hikers

Dear Female Thru-Hikers,<p>In 2016, I hiked the Appalachian Trail and became apparent of how my gender played a role in how my abilities were perceived. …

What Is the Waffle House Index? The True Story From The Man Who Created It, Craig Fugate

The iconic yellow sign. The cheap, yet popular food. The lights that never seem to dim, even as hurricanes and natural catastrophes bare down on the …


Why do people stay put during hurricanes? Here’s what psychology says.

As I write this, much remains uncertain about Hurricane Florence’s landfall in the Carolinas — the exact place the storm will strike, the strength of the winds, how much flooding will occur both along the coast and inland.<p>But one thing <i>is</i> certain: When the storm does arrive, thousands of residents …

Congratulations to the 2018 Appalachian Trail Warrior Hike veterans for finishing their six month journey from Georgia to Maine! #FInishwell @AppMtnClub @theTrekAT @MaineATC @PartnershipNTS @ALDHAeast @AppalachianTrl @MountainsmithCo @GraniteGearHQ https://t.co/EovVJRyIT4

Did Harvey Make Us Sick? Still More Questions Than Answers

(TNS) — The third time Rodney Blair began to wade into Harvey floodwaters to get to his ruined house in the days after the storm, he was stopped by …

Government Technology

Snapshot: Datacasting for Instant Situational Awareness

A paragraph might only take a few seconds to read, but when seconds could save a life, are words enough? In a crisis, a picture or video is worth a …

Mobile Devices