Total Pageviews Pageviews all time history 13,800

Newsle - Home I really like this program!

Newsle - Home

.@WayFounder wants to pay you $10,000 so it can take your idea and grow it into a successful business. Good idea? http://bit.ly/1rpAi4T ?

. wants to pay you $10,000 so it can take your idea and grow it into a successful business. Good idea? ?

Are you tapping into all the resources available to you? http://bit.ly/1rK6Eaz #CTBusiness #SmallBusiness Twitter / CT_Innovate:

Twitter / CT_Innovate: Are you tapping into all the ...



Are you tapping into all the resources available to you?

Why you won’t see a laser sintering 3D printer on your desk anytime soon — Tech News and Analysis

Why you won’t see a laser sintering 3D printer on your desk anytime soon — Tech News and Analysis




1 Comment

A metal cuff 3D printed at Shapeways. Photo by Signe Brewster
photo: Signe Brewster
SUMMARY:
SLS patents expired this year in January and March, and another will expire in June. But the world has yet to see a wave of SLS printers rivaling the FDM and SLA printers flooding the market.
Meet U.S. patent 5,121,329, which covers fused deposition modeling–the most popular form of 3D printing. Its filing in 1989 coincided with the founding of Stratasys, which today is one of the most powerful 3D printer companies in the world. But the patent’s biggest impact came in 2009, when its expiration opened the floodgates for a wave of increasingly cheap desktop 3D printers that are now available to consumers.
A similar wave of stereolithographic printers has popped up this year as more and more patents for the technology, which uses a laser to cure liquid resin layer by layer, expire. Patents have also begun to expire for selective laser sintering 3D printing, which uses a laser to seal powder together into a 3D object.
An SLS printed object is pulled out of its powder bed at the Shapeways factory in New York. Photo by Signe Brewster.
An SLS printed object is pulled out of its powder bed at the Shapeways factory in New York. Photo by Signe Brewster.
Quartz’s Christopher Mims suggested last year that key patent expirations in the first half of 2014 would bring a huge surge of interest in SLS printing. After all, it is commonly used to 3D print in metal, which is currently impossible on an FDM or SLA printer (though there are some primitive workarounds, and we may be on the verge of SLA metal printing). A desktop SLS printer would allow consumers to move beyond plastic trinkets and into metal jewelry, tools and even, gasp, guns.
But that explosion of SLS printers has not come. FDM still dominates the desktop printer space. What gives?
The answer is that SLS printers are inherently dangerous, messy and just plain difficult to engineer. While the laser in an SLA printer is comparable to one in a Blu-ray player, an SLS laser is powerful enough to be dangerous to any human who comes in contact with it. And the design of an SLS printer generally involves pistons, rollers and gas chambers, making it much more complicated than the basic FDM printers hobbyists have been building for a decade now.
The basic structure of a selective laser sintering 3D printer. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
The basic structure of a selective laser sintering 3D printer. Photo courtesy of Wikimedia 

READ MORE

East Bridgeport Development Corridor By developing a mixed-use community in Bridgeport's East End that connects retail, business, housing, parks, and transit, we can help reenergize this section of the city. - GBT - Three Projects 2012

GBT - Three Projects 2012



Three Behind-the-Scenes Projects

Generate PDF
Print this page
  • Big Text Size
  •  
  • Regular Text Size
  •  
  • Small Text Size
Many people think of GBT only as the local public bus service. But what we do is much more comprehensive than that. As part of our commitment to serving the public, we work with local, regional, state, and federal government and other organizations to plan and implement transit projects that benefit the people in our region.

Map of the three transit oriented development projects we are partnering on.

GBT is currently involved in several Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) projects in Bridgeport, Fairfield, and Stratford. By establishing a plan to promote the development of mixed use communities along existing public transit lines, we help preserve our environment, and grow and sustain our economic prosperity. TOD is characterized by more compact, mixed-use development near transit facilities that is walkable and promotes good community design — in other words, focusing on Main Street, USA.

In recent decades the movement of business to the suburbs has dramatically increased the amount of time people spend commuting primarily because these businesses are in locations that are not easily accessible by public transit. When local and regional governments refocus their land use planning by promoting the growth of business away from the suburbs and toward centralized accessible public transit corridors there are many benefits, including:
  • increase in walking by residents
  • decrease in obesity in local population
  • increase in public transit usage
  • decrease in auto usage
  • decrease in carbon footprint
  • reduce our dependency on foreign oil
  • reduces the amount of money a family spends yearly on travel
  • reduces the amount of time spent commuting
  • decreases traffic and congestion
  • increases air quality
Below is an overview of three projects we are currently involved in:

East Bridgeport Development Corridor

By developing a mixed-use community in Bridgeport's East End that connects retail, business, housing, parks, and transit, we can help reenergize this section of the city. Through a bi-state partnership with New York and Connecticut Sustainable Communities, this project is partially funded through a $3.5 million U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Sustainable Communities Regional Planning Grant, to integrate housing, economic development, transportation and environmental planning along the Metro-North railroad corridor.

GBT is working with The City of Bridgeport, Greater Bridgeport Regional Council (GBRC) and other agencies, such as housing and urban development, to connect and grow public transit in this area.

 

Colombian Fashion Week - Ass Implants & Couture Every 15yr old wants breast implants for her birthday. Watch all the ass transplants gone wrong. Humans we are so primitive.

Rob Dunbar: The threat of ocean acidification

Acidic Oceans: Why Should We Care? - Perspectives on Ocean Science

LoveJoy Acidification.mp4

John Oliver on America - Amazing!

The Real Unemployment Rate: In 20% Of American Families, EVERYONE Is Unemployed Washington's Blog

The Real Unemployment Rate: In 20% Of American Families, EVERYONE Is Unemployed Washington's Blog





The Real Unemployment Rate: In 20% Of American Families, EVERYONE Is Unemployed

Family Eating Meal
According to shocking new numbers that were just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20 percent of American families do not have a single person that is working.  So when someone tries to tell you that the unemployment rate in the United States is about 7 percent, you should just laugh.  One-fifth of the families in the entire country do not have a single member with a job.  That is absolutely astonishing.  How can a family survive if nobody is making any money?  Well, the answer to that question is actually quite easy.  There is a reason why government dependence has reached epidemic levels in the United States.  Without enough jobs, tens of millions of additional Americans have been forced to reach out to the government for help.  At this point, if you can believe it, the number of Americans getting money or benefits from the federal government each month exceeds the number of full-time workers in the private sector by more than 60 million.
When I was growing up, it seemed like anyone that was willing to work hard could find a good paying job.  But now that has all changed.  At this point, 20 percent of all the families in the entire country do not have a single member that has a job.  That includes fathers, mothers and children.  The following is how CNSNews.com broke down the numbers…
A family, as defined by the BLS, is a group of two or more people who live together and who are related by birth, adoption or marriage. In 2013, there were 80,445,000 families in the United States and in 16,127,000—or 20 percent–no one had a job.
To be honest, these really are Great Depression-type numbers.  But over the years “unemployment” has been redefined so many times that it doesn’t mean the same thing that it once did.  The government tells us that the official unemployment rate is about 7 percent, but that number is almost meaningless at this point.
A number that I find much more useful is the employment-population ratio.  According to the employment-population ratio, the percentage of working age Americans that actually have a job has been below 59 percent for more than four years in a row… READ MORE!

The Real Unemployment Rate: In 20% Of American Families, EVERYONE Is Unemployed Washington's Blog

The Real Unemployment Rate: In 20% Of American Families, EVERYONE Is Unemployed Washington's Blog



The Real Unemployment Rate: In 20% Of American Families, EVERYONE Is Unemployed

Family Eating Meal
According to shocking new numbers that were just released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20 percent of American families do not have a single person that is working.  So when someone tries to tell you that the unemployment rate in the United States is about 7 percent, you should just laugh.  One-fifth of the families in the entire country do not have a single member with a job.  That is absolutely astonishing.  How can a family survive if nobody is making any money?  Well, the answer to that question is actually quite easy.  There is a reason why government dependence has reached epidemic levels in the United States.  Without enough jobs, tens of millions of additional Americans have been forced to reach out to the government for help.  At this point, if you can believe it, the number of Americans getting money or benefits from the federal government each month exceeds the number of full-time workers in the private sector by more than 60 million.
When I was growing up, it seemed like anyone that was willing to work hard could find a good paying job.  But now that has all changed.  At this point, 20 percent of all the families in the entire country do not have a single member that has a job.  That includes fathers, mothers and children.  The following is how CNSNews.com broke down the numbers…
A family, as defined by the BLS, is a group of two or more people who live together and who are related by birth, adoption or marriage. In 2013, there were 80,445,000 families in the United States and in 16,127,000—or 20 percent–no one had a job.
To be honest, these really are Great Depression-type numbers.  But over the years “unemployment” has been redefined so many times that it doesn’t mean the same thing that it once did.  The government tells us that the official unemployment rate is about 7 percent, but that number is almost meaningless at this point.
A number that I find much more useful is the employment-population ratio.  According to the employment-population ratio, the percentage of working age Americans that actually have a job has been below 59 percent for more than four years in a row… READ MORE!

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: NSA General Keith Alexander Extended Int...



Uploaded by LastWeekTonight
Subscribe to the Last Week Tonight YouTube: http://itsh.bo/1h6WGcg John Oliver interviews General Keith Alexander, former head of the NSA. General Alexander discusses Edward Snowden and helps John rebrand a national security organization. Connect with Last Week Tonight online: Follow @LastWeekTonight on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/LastWeek...


Last Week Tonight With John Oliver: General Keith Alexander Extended Int...

Has China ALREADY Passed the U.S. as the World's Largest Economy? Washington's Blog

Has China ALREADY Passed the U.S. as the World's Largest Economy? Washington's Blog



Has China ALREADY Passed the U.S. as the World’s Largest Economy?

Report: China Surpassed U.S. in 2010

While the IMF forecasts that China will surpass America as the world’s top economy in 2016, it may havealready become dog top.
As Arvind Subramanian – former assistant director in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, and now senior fellow jointly at the Peterson Institute for International Economics –noted in January:
Some time in 2010, the Chinese economy overtook that of the United States. My calculations of GDP for … are based on new estimates of GDP that will soon be published by the Penn World Tables (PWT) under the guidance of Professor Alan Heston at the University of Pennsylvania.
***

Australia Zooms in on First Solar Eclipse of 2014 : Discovery News

Australia Zooms in on First Solar Eclipse of 2014 : Discovery News



Australia Zooms in on First 

Solar Eclipse of 2014

// 

Vote! $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school. Young artists coast to coast doodled their inventions to make the world a better place

Doodle 4 Google



Young artists coast to coast doodled their inventions to make the world a better place. Doodle 4 Google guest judges have chosen the 50 state winners. Now it's your turn to vote!

The winner's doodle will appear on the Google.com homepage and he or she will receive a $30,000 scholarship and a $50,000 Google for Education technology grant for his or her school. Help us choose the winner - cast your votes for each grade group now.

Milfords Farms

Milfords Farms

The Truths Behind 'Dr. Strangelove' : The New Yorker - I absolutely Love This Classic Movie - DD Vasseur

The Truths Behind 'Dr. Strangelove' : The New Yorker

And


Shared publicly  -  Apr 23, 2014
 
Wait, isn't that the War Room from "Dr. Strangelove"?

A striking photo series features the [real] board rooms, assembly halls, and parliaments where history is shaped.
WIRED - Google+ - Wait, isn't that the War Room from "Dr. Strangelove"? A…
http://wrd.cm/1lFWoRh
Image investing in Peace instead of Disaster Capitalism.

Great Atlantic Resources (GR.V): Searching For Critical Elements - Antimony and Tungsten is one of the most critical commodities on the planet and the price is in a major uptrend."




Antimony Facts
What is Antimony? Most people have never heard of it. A detailed account of all the facts associated with this element will provide you with enough knowledge. Let's have a look.
Read more at Buzzle: http://www.buzzle.com/articles/antimony-facts.html


The Search Is On For Antimony Deposits In Atlantic Canada | Gold Stock Trades



"Atlantic Canada was recently polled as one of the top mining friendly jurisdictions in the World by the Fraser Institute.  Antimony is one of the most critical commodities on the planet and the price is in a major uptrend."



The strategic mining sector may attract the attention of industrial end users who are seeing their stock valuations hit new highs.  They may use some of their record cash positions to secure supply of strategic and critical metals.
Keep a close eye on antimony which is used in batteries and in many manufactured materials as a flame retardant.  China is the top producer with control of close to 90% of the world supply.  China is followed by South Africa, Russia, Bolivia and Tajikistan which are far from mining friendly jurisdictions.
The Chinese are finding it difficult to find new deposits domestically.  In 2011, the British Geological Survey ranked antimony as the main metal at risk of a supply shortfall.   Production in China is falling and the Chinese have had to mine antimony right here in Atlantic Canada.  

On sale at the Native Plant Sale May 10 from 10 am - 4pm CARDINAL FLOWER Lobelia cardinalis The Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens

Email Logo Header No Phone
On sale at the 
Native Plant Sale 
May 10 from 10 am - 4pm

CARDINAL FLOWER
Lobelia cardinalis

This is a native plant that supports hummingbirds.  
Cardinal flowers like sun or part shade and
damp to moderately moist soil.

It will give your garden beautiful late summer color.

Prefect for rain gardens, riparian buffers and it can handle ordinary garden conditions.

Likely to bloom first or second year.

Grown by Bartlett Arboretum Volunteers.
 
This is just one of the many perennials, vegetables and herbs that will be on sale at the Plant Native:Eat Fresh Plant Sale May 10th

Milford’s Bulk Pickup Begins First Wednesday in May - Connecticut Postings I hate seeing anything that can be reused in bulk pickup piles. Take it to Good Will it will help our local Milford Community. They provide jobs for adults with special Needs. Donating reduces cost of bulky waste and reduces human services cost!

Milford’s Bulk Pickup Begins First Wednesday in May - Connecticut Postings



Milford’s Bulk Pickup Begins First Wednesday in May

 
MILFORD — Mayor Benjamin G. Blake has announced that the City of Milford will begin its 2013 Bulk Waste Pickup Program on Wednesday, May 7, 2014, according to the schedule below.
All homeowners are asked to honor the schedule and not place bulk waste at the curb any sooner than the Saturday prior to their scheduled pickup.
Items set out for collection are to be placed at the curb not sooner than the Saturday prior to the scheduled date of the collection and all items are to be at the curb by 6:00 a.m. on the scheduled pickup date.
In order to qualify for this free pickup service, the homeowner must properly prepare and separate the bulky waste. Metal must be separated from burnable items. Yard waste should be placed in disposable containers or bags. Brush and wood must be cut to four-foot lengths and tied in bundles. No more than four passenger car tires may be included in the items set out for collection. Where possible, similar items should be placed together in containers, which the homeowner wishes to discard. All acceptable items placed at the curb will be taken, INCLUDING CONTAINERS.
Prohibited Materials: Certain items are PROHIBITED from the Bulky Waste Pickup program. The following items WILL NOT BE PICKED UP, and therefore, should not be placed at the curb:
Batteries
Commercial Items
Logs and Stumps
Concrete or cement
Any item requiring more than 2 men to pick up
Hazardous Waste
Liquid Waste, oil based paint, motor oil
Propane Tanks
Grass Clippings
Sheetrock and Demolition material (This must be brought to Waste Conversion, 211 Old Gate Lane, Milford, CT. It will no longer be accepted at the Transfer Station.)
The following is the Bulk Trash Pickup Schedule:
If your garbage day is Monday, pickup will occur on May 7.
If your garbage day is Tuesday, pickup will occur on May 14.
If your garbage day in Thursday, pickup will occur on May 21.
If your garbage day is Friday, pickup will occur on May 28.
Please call the Public Works Office at 783-3265, THE MONDAY BEFORE YOUR PICKUP if you have White Goods, i.e. – stoves, refrigerators, dishwasher, hot water heater, etc.
Care, your donations take care of our community members with special needs and helps the planet! Doesn't that make you feel good! I hope these compassionate dogs inspire you! Drive that extra mile and take it too Good Will. 
I also love Savers. 

BBC News - A science news preview of 2014

BBC News - A science news preview of 2014



A science news preview of 2014

RosettaThe Rosetta mission's Philae lander will try to ride a comet on its sweep into the inner Solar System

Related Stories

As the new year begins, the BBC's science and environment journalists look ahead to what we can expect to see in the headlines in 2014.
David Shukman, science editor

With the fastest supercomputer in the world and a rover exploring the Moon, Chinese science is enjoying an unstoppable rise. And it'sbacked by spending on a scale that would turn most Western scientists green with envy.
One leading British scientist likens China to the United States in the late 20th Century with a large population, huge resources and boundless energy - and "look what America produced in terms of science". So watch out for advances in everything from cloning to robotics to spaceflight.
The scramble for energy, exacerbated by Chinese growth, is bound to throw up further controversy in the coming year. Russia's arrest of Greenpeace activists and Ed Miliband's pledge to freeze energy prices are both reflections of mounting tension over the future of fuel.
The Arctic is only one of several frontlines: Africa is emerging as a major new source of oil and gas as well. And, as prices rise for the most-needed resources, expect the launch of a new gold rush in a realm many would regard as too precious to touch: the ocean floor.
Jonathan Amos, science correspondent

There is little doubt in my mind where the excitement is going to come from in 2014 in the realm of space exploration. It is Europe's Rosetta mission to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. It is 10 years since the Esa probe was dispatched to rendezvous with the 4km-wide hunk of ice, but the long engagement is very nearly over and the marriage ceremony is about to begin.
Rosetta will be woken from hibernation on 20 January. And after a period of instrument check-out and some rendezvous manoeuvres, the spacecraft should find itself in the vicinity of 67P in August. Mapping and remote-sensing will then be followed by an audacious attempt to put a lander, called Philae, on the comet's surface in November.
This will occur some 450 million km from the Sun. Assuming Philae gets down successfully, it will try to ride 67P on its sweep into the inner Solar System.
How long Philae can withstand any outgassing as the ices heat up on approach to our star is anyone's guess. But the little lander will try to hang on for as long as possible with the aid of ice screws and harpoons. This is one space rodeo you won't want to miss.
Matt McGrath, environment correspondent

The next 12 months promise to be critical in shaping the global response to climate change.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which in 2013 reported that humans were the "dominant cause" of global warming, will bring out two key reports in 2014.
The first, in March, will be on the impacts of rising temperatures, and the second, in April, will be on mitigation - how the world can limit or reduce the gases that are responsible for warming.
The contents of these reports are likely to significantly impact the political response. World leaders have been asked to attend a summit convened by UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon in September.
Mr Ban is expecting them to bring firm pledges of emissions cuts to the gathering.
READ LOTS MORE!