August 17, 2018

Virgin Hyperloop One to build $500-million research centre in Spain

Agence France-Presse From Gadgets.ndtv Virgin Hyperloop One, a US startup developing a near-supersonic rail transit system, has reached an agreement with Spanish state-owned rail infrastructure company Adif to build a $500 million research centre in Spain, its first in Europe, the two companies said Tuesday. The 19,000-square-metre (204,000-square-foot) centre, which is planned to be open […]

Smoke brings Seattle its worst air pollution in decades

By Jeff Masters From Weather Underground Smoke from the wildfires raging in southwestern Canada and the Northwest U.S. have brought Seattle and much of Washington State their worst PM2.5 air pollution in the past twenty years over the past few days. At Seattle’s 4103 Beacon Hill S monitoring site, 24-hour-average fine particle pollution (PM2.5) levels […]

Stem cells restore vision in blind mice

From Newsmax Scientists say they have restored some degree of vision in blind lab mice, by activating stem cells in their eyes. The procedure is the first of its kind and the researchers hope it will lead to treatments for incurable eye diseases. Stem cells are primitive cells that can develop into mature body tissue. […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices Cayman Islands; East End District Community Meeting Thursday, 30 August The RCIPS will be holding a District Community Meeting in East End on Thursday evening, 30 August. The meeting will be held at 7:00PM at the East End Presbyterian Church Hall. The […]

16 Aug Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 TS, 1 Dist

16 Aug Thu 2018 Tropical Report ERNESTO CHANGES LITTLE IN STRENGTH… …EXPECTED TO BECOME POST-TROPICAL IN A DAY OR SO. Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 200 AM EDT Thu Aug 16 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on Subtropical […]

Tour of grief is over’ for killer whale no longer carrying dead calf

By Darran Simon, From CNN Source: CNN Whale carries dead calf for more than 10 days 02:54 (CNN) It was a journey of love, driven by a mother’s loss, stretching across a thousand miles of ocean as the world watched and wondered. An apparently grieving female orca whale who swam with the body of her […]

The Arrim One AR Measuring Device

BY RAIN NOE From Core77 This tiny gizmo replaces a tape measure, laser level, angle finder and more Who’dve thought that the real killer app for augmented reality would be measuring things? Arrim One, a little widget that plugs into your iPhone or Android, essentially turns your smartphone into a tape measure, angle finder, laser […]

Detection dogs

From Science for Wildlife Science for Wildlife is using new techniques to help find and save threatened species, by developing survey methods using wildlife detection dogs. Wildlife detection dogs are trained to detect the scent of a particular animal in order to locate it. They navigate terrain and conditions where people often find it difficult […]

A clever mechanism inside this Japanese mechanical pencil keeps the leads sharp

BY RAIN NOE From Cre77 Here’s another Japanese design that skirts the line between “Good gosh that’s clever” and “Do we really need this?” By utilizing thin, perfectly-cylindrical leads, mechanical pencils obviate the need for sharpening. But if you were to zoom in on the tip, you’d see that even the narrowest lead can alternate […]

15 Aug Weather in Cayman & Tropical Report, 1 TD

15 Aug Wed 2018 Tropical Report SUBTROPICAL DEPRESSION FORMS OVER THE CENTRAL ATLANTIC Tropical Weather Outlook NWS National Hurricane Center Miami FL 800 AM EDT Wed Aug 15 2018 For the North Atlantic…Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico: The National Hurricane Center is issuing advisories on newly formed Subtropical Depression Five located several hundred […]