Archive for January, 2018

“While the U.S. government has been the source of a lot negative media attention this year, the travel industry must continue to stand for open borders, inclusivity and the celebration of diversity”

Wednesday, January 24th, 2018

NBC News: Tourism to U.S. under Trump is down, costing $4.6B and 40,000 jobs.

“International tourism to the U.S. began to wane after Trump took office, leading to a so-called Trump slump. Experts say that Trump’s proposed travel bans and anti-immigration language have had a negative impact on the U.S.’s attraction for foreign visitors, in addition to a weaker dollar and heightened security measures.

β€œIt’s not a reach to say the rhetoric and policies of this administration are affecting sentiment around the world, creating antipathy toward the U.S. and affecting travel behavior,” Adam Sacks, the president of Tourism Economics, told The New York Times.”

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From CRT to OLEDs

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

The Slow Mo Guys: How a TV Works in Slow Motion. (YouTube, 11:38min)

“If you are reading this, you’ve seen a screen with your eyes. But have you REALLY seen it though? Like real proper seen it? Don’t worry, Gav is here to help you out. This is How a TV works in Slow Motion.”

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“White House or Buckingham Palace?” – “White House, just because Buckingham Palace looks like it would take a really long time to mop.”

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

BBC Radio 4 Best of Today: Prince Harry interviews Barack Obama. (Audio, 39 minutes.)

“2017 began with Barack Obama leaving the White House and handing over the baton of the presidency to Donald Trump.

Our guest editor today, Prince Harry, met President Obama, in Toronto in September during the Invictus Games to talk about his memories of the day he left office, his post-presidential work with the Obama Foundation and his hopes for the future.”

This interview was published on 27 December 2017 and is available for listening or downloading for three more days.

Eeee-heeeee-heeeeeeee… Crack!

Friday, January 19th, 2018

Physics Girl: How I broke a wine glass with my voice (using science!) “If you sing at a wine glass at its exact resonant frequency, you can break the glass without the help of a speaker! Learn the physics behind that.”

Recovering from being minimally conscious

Thursday, January 18th, 2018

Houston Chronicle: Alive Inside.

“Across the country each year, thousands of people are wrongly labeled unconscious after suffering severe brain injuries.

Sometimes, their families are urged to remove life support.

Among the survivors, a few, including Nick Tullier, make it to a Houston rehab hospital, where those with even the worst prognoses get a shot at recovery β€” and where some families learn loved ones once thought as good as dead are still alive inside.”

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