This is an Inside Science story. A wearable interactive display made of a flexible, breathable electronic fabric can display simple maps and text messages, potentially for use in future smart clothing, a research group reports in its latest paper. Increasingly, researchers around the world are investigating electronic textiles as the next step in wearable technology beyond smartphones and smartwatches. One problem with developing such wearable devices is that video displays are typically rigid and bulky. Previous research has developed flexible thin-film displays that are rollable, foldable and stretchable. However, such electronics have not yet been successfully incorporated into clothing. This is because it has proven challenging to design textile displays that are both durable over time and easy to assemble over a large area. Now, Chinese scientists have woven swaths of a new fabric display roughly 20 feet long by 10 inches wide. "It's quite surprising and amazing … [Read more...] about Breakthrough in electronic display fabrics could help pave the way for smart clothing
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President Joe Biden’s brother Frank promoted his ties to the U.S. president in an advertisement for the south Florida law firm he works for. Frank is not an attorney, but he is listed on the website of the Berman Law Group in Boca Raton as a “senior adviser” to the firm. The president’s sibling touted his connection to the commander-in-chief in an inauguration day ad that appeared in Florida’s Daily Business Review, according to CNBC . The Jan. 20 advertisement that Frank appeared in publicized a case the law firm is litigating against Florida sugar producers over controlled burns. The ad makes repeated mentions of Frank and Joe’s relationship. “The two Biden brothers have long held a commitment to pushing environmental issues to the forefront; the president-elect has vowed to rejoin the Paris Agreement and wants to set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction targets, for example,” the ad says according to CNBC. “My brother is a model for how to go about doing this work,” Frank … [Read more...] about President Biden’s Brother Touted Sibling Connection In Advertisement For Law Firm | The Daily Wire
Earth's north magnetic pole is moving fast and in an unexpected way, baffling scientists involved in tracking its motions. Our planet is surrounded by a magnetic field. It is thought to arise from the electric currents generated by Earth's core—a solid iron ball surrounded by a liquid metal. This field is one of the reasons life is able to thrive as it deflects the solar wind, protecting us from harmful radiation. However, the magnetic field is constantly moving. At the moment, its north pole is over Canada, but it is slowly making its way toward Siberia. In the early 2000s, NASA announced the pole's rate of movement had increased to about 25 miles per year. The changes to Earth's magnetic field are tracked with the World Magnetic Model. According to the British Geological Survey , the World Magnetic Model is used extensively for navigation by the U.S. Department of Defense, as well as many civilian systems. Because of the constant changes, the model has to be revised … [Read more...] about Earth’s magnetic field has moved unexpectedly and scientists aren’t sure why
R odeo Van Bladel started getting that feeling again. The scrawny, balding clerk at window 7 of the California Department of Motor Vehicles ( DMV ) in Santa Rosa had punched Rodeo’s driver’s licence number into a computer, before telling him to wait while he went to check on something. Rodeo had taken two cross-town buses to get in line early for the office’s opening at 8am, an hour-plus commute that would have taken ten minutes by car. He had come hoping that somebody could tell him, finally, when he would be allowed to get back to driving. The delay was a bad sign. The clerk returned with a co-worker, who handed Rodeo a slip of paper with a phone number. Rodeo had to call the Mandatory Actions Unit, she said, a division of the DMV apparently reachable only by phone. The Economist today Handpicked stories, in your inbox A daily newsletter with the best of our journalism Sign up The driver’s-licence debacle had … [Read more...] about He stole a rug and a car. Why did he spend 25 years bouncing between prison and parole?
OPINION : If you are looking for a terrific way to make people feel good and create easy sales for your business, you may like to try gratitude marketing. Gratitude marketing involves saying ‘thank you’ to a number of people including… - Past and present clients. - Warm prospects - Key centres of influence. READ MORE: Four simple questions to make your business remarkably well known Do you have invisible sales in your business? Here are three strategies to try Five ways to quickly grow your sales in challenging times The lost sales solution: How to stop losing repeat and referral sales Here are three Gratitude Marketing Strategies to get you thinking. Gratitude Marketing Strategy One Handwritten thank you cards This is a super simple gratitude marketing strategy. Just get into the habit of sending out a small number of handwritten thank you cards on a regular basis. (Start with two each work day or ten a week.) A thank you card is a short card … [Read more...] about How to use gratitude marketing to make easy sales