Apr. 15th, 2009

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Wind turbines causing health problems, some Ont. residents say

Some Ontario residents are claiming that noise generated by wind turbines are causing a variety of health issues including dizziness, sleep disturbances, queasiness, weight changes, and increased blood pressure. The Canadian Wind Energy Association counters that there are no peer-reviewed studies indicating the presence (or absence) of a problem, but concedes that the technology is new so there are a lot of things we don't know yet.
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It appears the jerry-rigged solution works and doesn't require being logged into LJ. The final version of the code is below:


Create a bookmark in your browser and in the URL field cut-and-paste the above script. One of the biggest changes that is needed is to replace the http://www.livejournal.com/js/bookmarklet.js javascript code residing either locally or on a DW server rather than on the LJ server, but I'm leaving that for others who may be so inclined.

If anyone makes any improvements to this script, please let me know and I'll update this post with appropriate cudos.

[personal profile] jennifer, feel free to post a link to this post on [community profile] memewidth because I don't have posting access to that list.

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NASA names treadmill after Colbert

Rather than name an entire module after Colbert, they decided to name a treadmill after him, specifically the Combined Operational Load Bearing External Resistance Treadmill (COLBERT). NASA officials explained that they don't usually name space modules after living people. I suspect there are limits to how badly Colbert wants to have a module named after him.
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Technology Review: Blogs: arXiv blog: How to spot oceans on alien Earths

Scientists have previously learned how to detect plants based on the "red edge" associate with photosynthesis, but now they believe that they may also be able to detect oceans from the change in reflected light. Studies of earthshine reflected from the moon show that more light is reflected from oceans so the rise and fall of reflected light intensity, combined with the "red edge" could indicate a transition between ocean and landmass.

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