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Luggage Scale w/ Temperature Sensor for $5 + free shipping

Added: 27.03.2017 2:10 | 0 views | 0 comments

Globalizational Horizons via eBay offers this Luggage Scale and Temperature Sensor for $4.99 with free shipping. That's tied with our mention from just over a week ago and the lowest total price we could find by $4, excluding other eBay vendors. It features an LCD display and supports up to 110 lbs.
Note: This item ships from mainland China and may take three to eight weeks to arrive. It also requires one CR2032 battery, not included.


VTech Safe & Sound Baby Monitor w/ Camera for $99 + free shipping

Added: 27.03.2017 0:11 | 1 views | 0 comments

Walmart offers the VTech VM333 Safe & Sound Baby Monitor with Camera in White for $99 with free shipping. That's the lowest total price we could find by $24. Features include a 2.8" color LCD display, 1,000-foot range, temperature sensor, night vision, 22 fps video, and sound alerts.


Metallic hydrogen finally made in lab at mind-boggling pressure

Added: 26.03.2017 16:44 | 0 views | 0 comments

Diamonds, low temperatures and pressures way above what's found at Earth's centre were used to create a form of hydrogen foreseen back in the 1930s

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Squeezed light cools tiny drum to coldest temperature ever

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A special trick with lasers helped lower a nano-sized membrane to below the "quantum limit" – colder than was thought possible

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Future air conditioning could work by beaming heat into space

Added: 26.03.2017 16:44 | 2 views | 0 comments

Physicists have achieved record temperature reductions of more than 40 °C using radiative cooling, which beams heat through the atmosphere

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Whole-body heat stress lowers exercise capacity, blood flow in men

Added: 26.03.2017 16:39 | 1 views | 0 comments

Prolonged exposure to high temperatures can raise both the skin and core temperature, reducing blood flow to the brain and limbs during exercise and limiting the ability to exercise for long periods, research shows. The study is the first of its kind to separate the effects of skin- versus internal-raised temperature (hyperthermia).

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'Rogue' national park Twitter account wasn't so rogue after all, emails show

Added: 26.03.2017 14:31 | 2 views | 0 comments

Ever since the National Park Service's main Twitter account appeared to "go rogue" on President Donald Trump's inauguration day, people have been using the department and its various park-specific social media accounts as a rallying point in the anti-Trump resistance.  However, according to emails obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request, that's not the full story. SEE ALSO: Twitter users finding hope in 'badass' national parks The emails show that staff at the Golden Gate National Recreation Area were actually coloring inside the lines of their guidance from the Trump administration when the park's official Twitter account tweeted climate change facts on Jan. 23, three days after the inauguration.  2016 was the hottest year on record for the 3rd year in a row. Check out this @NASA & @NOAA report: — Golden Gate NPS (@GoldenGateNPS) January 23, 2017 Based on a review of Park Service emails concerning social media policies during the presidential transition, at the time the tweets were sent, there didn't appear to be specific guidance directing the park not to tweet about this subject.  "As far as I know, there hasn't been any guidance related to avoiding that subject sent out from us or NRSS [the Natural Resource Stewardship and Science Directorate]," National Park Service public affairs specialist Amber Smigiel wrote in an email sent on Jan. 23. Users on Twitter didn't know that at the time, however. The tweets came amid news of a social media gag order imposed at the Environmental Protection Agency and rumors of similar communication bans at other agencies as the Trump team moved in.  In addition, the Trump administration's new White House website had omitted climate change from its list of priorities, which made the Park Service tweets stand out even more. @GoldenGateNPS @Only1marcia @NASA @NOAA We need to preserve and get these out quickly before they are deleted. Employees are risking jobs! — Thomas Almirall (@DRUMR48) January 24, 2017 @GoldenGateNPS @NASA @NOAA — NastyWoman (@outdoorgirl_27) January 24, 2017 @GoldenGateNPS @NASA @NOAA Thank you for your service. We will fight for you. — Greg van Eekhout (@gregvaneekhout) January 24, 2017 Thanks to its tweets on climate change, Golden Gate was hailed as a beacon of resistance shining from within the federal government itself alongside Badlands National Park's Twitter account. Rallying around the Park Service makes sense, too, considering other concurrent events.  The service itself was on-edge after the department's main Twitter account retweeted two seemingly anti-Trump posts related to the size of the crowd attending the inauguration.  Those tweets sparked a full investigation into the matter and a sweeping order to stop tweeting from official accounts across the agency. The Park Service's crowd size estimate of the inauguration even prompted a highly unusual call from Trump himself to the agency's acting director the morning after the inauguration. But things didn't quite calm down for the service after those initial retweets were deleted and the Twitter moratorium was lifted on Jan 21.  Effectively, the floodgates opened and Twitter users across the social network started reading intent into tweets that would have been relatively innocuous if not for Trump's inauguration. Twitter users were also primed for this kind of reaction thanks to the reported gag orders at other government agencies. Using tweets to peek inside government While the tweets sent by Golden Gate do appear to be in line with other posts sent out from the account before the inauguration, under the current administration, they appeared to troll a new president who has famously claimed that climate change is a hoax.  Plus, to make matters worse, the Badlands National Park Twitter account also tweeted out information about climate change, yet its tweets were deleted on Jan. 24.  Deleted tweets from Badlands National Park on Jan. 24. Image: twitter It's unclear exactly what separated the tweets from Badlands from Golden Gate and why the Badlands tweets were removed. We might get more clarity on that in the coming weeks when a set of Badlands-specific emails are expected to be released.  But emails released this week make it clear that even people in the agency weren't exactly sure what to expect of the new administration. One exchange between National Park Service employee Matt Holly and Smigiel is indicative of the fraught transition between administrations.  In an email sent on Jan. 23, Holly, who works in the NRSS, explained that going forward, Park Service staff would need to be even more diligent about shying away from advocacy on topics like climate change. "There were a couple times I knew I was pushing it but felt like we had that support for wiggle room in the past," Holly wrote. "Now we know we just have to play it slightly safer."  A drastic change in the political climate Holly was right to expect a shift on climate change with the new administration.  Trump's proposed budget guts climate research across the federal government and reduces the Park Service's budget as well, including the agency's climate change programs.  In fact, when the budget was rolled out on March 16, Mick Mulvaney, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, told reporters that the administration won't spend money on climate anymore. "Regarding the question as to climate change, I think the president was fairly straightforward," Mulvaney told reporters on March 16. "We're not spending money on that anymore. We consider that to be a waste of your money." Our national parks represent some of the places in the United States that are most vulnerable to the worst effects of human-caused climate change. As glaciers retreat and sea levels rise, they threaten the national parks and other areas maintained by the National Park Service. For example, Glacier National Park in Montana is not expected to contain actual glaciers by the middle to end of this century, due to increasing temperatures. WATCH: Mick Mulvaney on climate change.

| Peru floods kill 67 and spark criticism of country's climate change preparedness

Added: 26.03.2017 5:10 | 11 views | 0 comments

Devastating downpour, caused by high ocean temperatures, could not have been predicted, president said, months after state of emergency declared for wildfires
Sixty-seven people have been killed and thousands more forced to evacuate by intense rains which damaged 115,000 homes and destroyed more than 100 bridges in Peru’s worst floods in recent memory.
“We are confronting a serious climatic problem,” said Peru’s president, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, in a broadcast to the nation on Friday afternoon. “There hasn’t been an incident of this strength along the coast of Peru since 1998.”

| Gas-fired power plants failed during NSW heatwave, report reveals

Added: 26.03.2017 5:10 | 9 views | 0 comments

Market regulator urgently requested aluminium smelter reduce electricity use as demand surged alongside temperatures
Gas-fired power plants failed during this month’s New South Wales heatwave, forcing authorities to urgently cut demand from the Tomago aluminium smelter to prevent outages.
The put enormous strain on NSW’s electricity supply on Friday, 10 February, when demand peaked at 4.30pm at 14,181MW.

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Nintendo Switch Thermals, Noise, & FPS Drops

Added: 25.03.2017 17:01 | 4 views | 0 comments

GamersNexus: "Theres no good way to measure the Switchs GPU frequency without hooking up equipment we dont have, so we wont be able to plot a frequency versus temperature/time chart. Instead, were looking at temperature versus noise, then using ad-hoc testing to observationally determine framerate response to various logged temperatures."


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