The Problem With Healthcare In America
Ran into a guy today who had had a kidney stone recently. We swapped stories of going to the E.R. and getting treatment. He had insurance when he went to the E.R.; I didn’t. Our stories varied significantly. With me, they took an x-ray, which identified the size and location of the kidney stone. With him, they did a CAT scan (at a cost of $3,500). We both got sent home with a prescription...
Bath Salts: Deep in the Heart of America's New... →
The last four decades have seen plenty of whipped-up hysteria about various fad intoxicants of the moment. But the fear generated by bath salts seems well earned. Dr. Mark Ryan, director at the Louisiana Poison Center, called bath salts “the worst drug” he has seen in his 20 years there. “With LSD, you might see pink elephants, but with this drug, you see demons, aliens, extreme...
School nurse denies asthmatic student his inhaler... →
Michael Rudi, 17-year-old high school student and an asthmatic, very nearly died because the school nurse refused to let him use his inhaler because his mother didn’t sign a form. Instead, WKMG reports, Rudi says, “like something out of a horror film,” she watched him until he started to lose consciousness. And then she locked the door. His mother found him there, against a...
Scientists Create Wi-Fi That Can Transmit Seven... →
kateoplis: American and Israeli researchers have used twisted vortex beams to transmit data at 2.5 terabits per second. As far as we can discern, this is the fastest wireless network ever created — by some margin. This technique is likely to be used in the next few years to vastly increase the throughput of both wireless and fiber-optic networks. These twisted signals use orbital angular...
Yes! Go Germany!!
Germany, the world’s most aggressive adopter of renewable energy, is taking a bold leap toward a future free from nuclear energy. In March, the German government announced a program to invest 200 billion euros, or approximately $270 billion, in renewables. That’s 8 percent of the country’s GDP, according to the DIW Economic Institute in Berlin. Last year, in response to the disaster at the...
Amazing pig - does all sorts of tricks, and can even spell!!
Air-powered Car Coming to India →
This car runs on the ultimate emissions-free fuel: air. In 2007, Mumbai, India-based Tata Motors signed a licensing deal with Motor Development International, a French design firm. The idea was to build a car that could run on compressed air. Now Tata says it has tested two cars with the engines. The next step is setting up the manufacturing plants to actually build them.
Yes, if Mitt Romney is elected, illegals will self deport. In fact, some...– Stephen Colbert (via kateoplis)