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  • $2 million study looks at hyperloop – 700 mph transit – that would cross Pennsylvania

    10/13/2019 8:19:47 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 61 replies
    The Patriot-News ^ | September 26, 2019 | Jana Benscoter
    Will a hyperloop work in Pennsylvania? That’s the question officials from legislative and executive branches, statewide agencies, organizations and departments, as well as a handful of private business leaders are trying to answer. Fifty people, invited to a workshop at Dixon University in Harrisburg on Wednesday, met to talk about the possibility of building a hyperloop system in the commonwealth. The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission has until April 2020 to complete a $2 million state-legislative commissioned study on its viability. Media wasn’t permitted to attend the invitation-only meeting. According to the turnpike’s research, a hyperloop combines a magnetic levitation train and...
  • Study suggests high-speed transit system to mountains could provide economic benefits

    08/24/2019 11:57:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 72 replies
    Sky-Hi News ^ | August 21, 2019 | Sawyer D'Argonne
    A high-speed transit system through the mountain corridor could serve as a major economic boon to communities on the Western Slope, according to a new study recently published by Development Research Partners. A high-speed transit system — likely in the form of a train that would carry passengers and light freight between Denver International Airport and Eagle County Regional Airport — was listed in the 2011 Record of Decision issued by the Colorado Department of Transportation and the Federal Highways Administration as a potential long-term solution to dealing with congestion on Interstate 70. Late last year, stakeholders — including the...
  • Where I-95 traffic is the absolute worst

    07/20/2019 12:55:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 53 replies
    WTOP ^ | July 17, 2019 | Max Smith
    The traffic jams over the Occoquan are so much worse than on any other part of Interstate 95 in Virginia that they throw off the scale of a review of potential traffic improvements for I-95 from North Carolina to the Potomac River. Initial analysis ahead of public meetings this week to identify the Virginia trouble spots shows people spend more than 1.2 million hours a year in delays in just the 1-mile southbound stretch over the Occoquan River. The miles leading up to that are only slightly better, regularly slowed to around 30 mph. Overall, at least 70% of delays...
  • Federal government takes “preliminary step” to evaluate Strait of Belle Isle subsea tunnel (Canada)

    07/08/2019 12:45:29 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    The Packet ^ | June 25, 2019 | Stephen Roberts
    A subsea tunnel across the Strait of Belle Isle is back in conversation once again after a report was tabled this month in Ottawa. The federal government’s standing committee on transport, infrastructure, and communities is now calling on the federal government to work with the provinces of Newfoundland and Labrador and Quebec, as well, as the private sector, to build a fixed link across the Strait of Belle Isle and complete Route 138 along the Quebec Lower North Shore. The tunnel would link Point Amour in Labrador to Yankee Point on the Great Northern Peninsula in Newfoundland. The project would...
  • New study finds America is LESS racist under POTUS Trump than it was under Obama

    05/21/2019 1:20:09 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 17 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 5/21/19 | Jon Dougherty
    By now supporters of the president have grown very weary of hearing him called a “racist” and a “bigot” by perpetually angry Leftists who can’t come up with coherent arguments against his policies, so name-calling is all they have. Naturally, the propaganda-disposed “Mainstream” media has enabled and propagated the narrative that Americans elected a white supremacist to our highest office. But a pair of researchers at the University of Pennsylvania beg to differ. They have just produced a new study showing that racism under POTUS Donald Trump has fallen, and in a statistically significant way.
  • AMA uses Study to Push Gun Control, Note Media Role in Mass Shootings

    05/05/2019 1:15:00 PM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 2 May, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    The AMA published a study of the effects of “Mass Shootings” on gun sales. The authors found gun sales were about as likely to decrease as to increase after the events. Instead of the traditional FBI definition of a mass murder as killing four or more people in a single incident, not including themselves, the study published by the AMA uses the more wide ranging “Mass Shooting”, which they define as an incident in which 5 or more people are injured or killed. Not surprisingly, this increased the number of incidents substantially. The researchers found 124 incidents from November...
  • Study Finds 23 Million Females are Missing Due to Sex-Selective Abortion

    05/02/2019 11:10:23 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Center for Family and Human Rights ^ | May 2, 2019 | Stefano Gennarini, J.D.
    NEW YORK, May 3 (C-Fam) Sex-selective abortion has caused the premature death of over 23 million females, according to the first-ever systematic global study of sex ratio imbalance. Demographers have noted the phenomenon of skewed sex ratios for decades. Millions of females are missing because of sex-selective abortion. This has led to increased trafficking in children and women. It has also led to increased rates of suicide, depression, and substance abuse among unmarried men. But the global scale of the phenomenon and how many girls exactly have been aborted has relied on uncertain estimates. Now, for the first time, demographers...
  • Obesity significantly increases risk of serious disease and early death, warn researchers

    04/29/2019 5:15:01 AM PDT · by Old Teufel Hunden · 60 replies
    ITV News ^ | 4/29/2019 | itv report
    Being obese is linked to a significantly higher chance of serious disease and early death than being a healthy weight, research on more than 2.8 million adults suggests. The chance of suffering serious illness goes up with increasing weight gain, experts analysing health, death and sickness data from UK adults found. How much does the risk increase as your BMI rises? Presented at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, the study found that people with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 to 35 were at 70% higher risk of developing heart failure than their healthy weight peers....
  • New study highlights just how bad Americans are with credit cards

    03/16/2019 11:53:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 44 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 3/16/19 | Aarthi Swaminathan
    A new study details how Americans manage credit cards and how stressful credit debt can be. **SNIP** “The most shocking find to me was how many Americans carry credit card balances month to month,” Tommy O'Shaughnessy, an analyst at Clever Real Estate Analyst and the author of the report, told Yahoo Finance. Nearly half of the respondents (47%) carried some amount of credit card debt month to month, according to the survey, with 72% of borrowers carrying more than $1,000. “With the average 17.64% APR, that debt compounds quickly and can become unmanageable for lower income families,” O'Shaughnessy noted.
  • Maryland is focusing on adding toll lanes in plan to widen the Beltway and I-270

    03/14/2019 10:55:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | February 14, 2019 | Lus Lazo
    As part of its controversial plan to widen the Capital Beltway and Interstate 270, Maryland says it intends to focus on the implementation of toll lanes — as many as four on each highway — and abandon earlier considerations of more general-purpose lanes, bus rapid transit and bus-only lanes. Maryland transportation officials have narrowed the number of possible construction alternatives to seven from an original list of 15 for further study of potential toll operations in the two corridors that suffer some of the worst traffic congestion in the region. Gov. Larry Hogan (R) in September 2017 proposed widening the...
  • Study: Cold weather may have killed 95% of stink bugs left outside

    02/19/2019 9:34:07 AM PST · by bgill · 49 replies
    6wjactv ^ | Feb. 18, 2019 | Travis Gary
    The cold isn’t all bad. According to a release from the National Pest Management Association, the polar vortex may have killed up to 95 percent of the stink bugs that were left out to brave the elements. The release cites a Virginia Tech research experiment. However, the study refers only to the bugs that couldn’t find shelter to stay warm for the winter. Bugs that may have made it inside your home before the cold are likely still warm and cozy.
  • New Study: Fast Food Can Make Your Penis Smaller

    02/11/2019 3:24:12 AM PST · by vannrox · 105 replies
    The daily sheeple ^ | 6JAN19 | Terrence Donovan
    A new published study found that a chemical commonly found on fast-food wrappers and non-stick frying pans could seriously have a significant impact on male penis endowment.According to the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, those who had been exposed to perfluoroalkyl compounds had significantly smaller penises than those who hadn’t.Also referred to as PFCs, the compounds also lowered semen quality. They’re designed to make cooking easier, but it seems that they may have a bizarre effect on penises.Perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substancesare a class of fluorinated organic chemicals containing at least one fully fluorinated carbon atom.The compounds are also found...
  • Should the Illinois Tollway keep spending this $25 million?

    01/22/2019 10:59:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | December 27, 2018 | Editorial Board
    Northern Illinois has its share of public works projects that have languished in the “planning stages” for years without ever seeing an inaugural bucket of concrete poured. Millions spent, nothing delivered. A third airport in Peotone comes to mind. So do the Illiana toll road and, for those with long memories, the Crosstown Expressway proposal of the 1960s and ’70s. You probably can put the Route 53 extension on the same dusty shelf. Proposals for an expressway that would extend Route 53 into Lake County stretch back to the 1960s. ADVERTISING inRead invented by Teads But now the Chicago Metropolitan...
  • What Generation Z Learned from Millennials: Skip College

    01/06/2019 6:54:13 PM PST · by vannrox · 55 replies
    Liberty Nation ^ | 4Jan19 | Andrew Moran
    For years, millennials have scoffed at the notion of fixing someone else’s toilet, installing elevators, or cleaning a patient’s teeth. Instead, they wanted to get educated in lesbian dance theory, gender studies, and how white people and western civilization destroyed the world. As a result, student loan debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark, the youth unemployment rate hovers around 9%, and the most tech-savvy and educated generation is delaying adulthood. But their generational successors are not making the same mistakes, choosing to put in a good day’s work rather than whining on Twitter about how “problematic” the TV series...
  • Gun Rights Activists Have Said All Along: The Background Check System Is Severely Flawed(T)

    11/25/2018 8:17:11 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/24/2018 | Beth Baumann
    The Violence Prevention Research Program (VPRP) at UC Davis and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health conducted a study about the impact California's gun control laws have had on homicide and suicide rates over the last 10 years. And guess what? Researchers found that the Golden State's gun control laws had absolutely no impact. And, even more surprising, the study's lead researcher found that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) is severely flawed. "It compared observed annual firearm homicide and suicide rates in California over 10 years following enactment of comprehensive background check and misdemeanor violence...
  • That Daily Glass Of Wine May Lead To An Earlier Death, Study Finds

    11/04/2018 4:44:17 AM PST · by vannrox · 74 replies
    the study finds ^ | 6oct18 | Editorial staff
    Research shows that the harmful effects of light drinking outweigh the benefits touted by other studies ST. LOUIS — We often see studies that tell us not only is light or moderate drinking not harmful to our health, in some cases, it’s actually good for us. But new research out of Washington University’s School of Medicine suggests that daily glass of wine may not be such a good idea after all. Instead, it actually raises your risk of dying sooner. According to the study of more than 400,000 American adults, light drinkers — regardless of age — are 20 percent...
  • Surprise Study Reveals Even Healthy Humans Are "Riddled" With Mutant Cells

    10/24/2018 12:50:27 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    Science Alert ^ | October 22, 2018 | Peter Dockrill
    If you thought your cell were mostly normal, it might be time to guess again. Your body may in fact be a shrine to colonies of mutant clones. It's common knowledge that mutations in cells are what give rise to cancer, but far less is known about what gives rise to mutations in the first place. Now, scientists have discovered even healthy people's tissue can be "riddled" with genetic mutations, to the extent researchers describe as shocking. "We discovered that by the time an individual reaches middle age, they probably have more mutant than normal cells," says oncologist and cancer...
  • That Daily Glass Of Wine May Lead To An Earlier Death, Study Finds

    10/08/2018 6:29:52 PM PDT · by vannrox · 69 replies
    Studyfinds ^ | 9OCT18 | editorial staff
    ST. LOUIS — We often see studies that tell us not only is light or moderate drinking not harmful to our health, in some cases, it’s actually good for us. But new research out of Washington University’s School of Medicine suggests that daily glass of wine may not be such a good idea after all. Instead, it actually raises your risk of dying sooner. According to the study of more than 400,000 American adults, light drinkers — regardless of age — are 20 percent more likely to suffer a premature death. “It used to seem like having one or two...
  • No, not all women should be believed: Study shows false sex assault reports higher than stated

    10/08/2018 4:04:50 PM PDT · by SleeperCatcher · 21 replies
    The National Sentinel ^ | 10/8/18 | USA Features
    Fake News: All during Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation process we were told by Democrats to suspend belief and suspend a pillar of our legal system — the presumption of innocence until proven guilty — because we must believe the women who accused him of sexual assault. We must believe them sans evidence or corroboration, we were told, because women don’t fabricate claims of sexual assault. Except that, on occasion, they do. And in fact, according to several studies, it happens much more often than most of us have been led to believe.
  • Walker wants DOT to look into expanding portion of I-41

    09/06/2018 12:13:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    FOX 11 News ^ | August 22, 2018 | FOX 11 News
    (WLUK) -- One could argue summer is a synonym for construction season. You'll likely find orange barrels in the summer and traffic certain hours of the day. "I see it sometimes coming the other way," said Luke Agnew of Fall River. Once a week, Agnew makes the more than 100 mile drive from Columbia County to Door County."It's usually late evening or mid-morning," he said. He tries his best to avoid the stop and go but not all drivers can say the same. When it comes to the I-41 corridor between De Pere to Appleton, Gov. Scott Walker announced Wednesday:After...