June 15, 2021

Gadget of the week

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NASA’s 3D-printed Mars Habitat competition doles out prizes to concept habs By Devin Coldewey From TechCrunch A multi-year NASA contest to design a 3D-printable Mars habitat using on-planet materials has just hit another milestone — and a handful of teams have taken home some cold, hard cash. This more laid-back phase had contestants designing their […]

Student: Medical bankruptcies may not be as common as thought

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Medical bills can push patients over the financial cliff, but a new study says this may not happen as often as previous research suggests. Hospitalizations cause only about 4 percent of personal bankruptcies among non-elderly U.S. adults, according to an analysis published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine. This contrasts with previous research […]

Experts will use 3D imaging technology to assess art damage

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By Mallory Locklear From engadget They’ll use it to monitor harmful soap buildup in Georgia O’Keeffe paintings. Preserving and restoring art is a very tricky business. Trying to maintain the balance between original work and repairing damage is difficult and oftentimes methods aren’t always agreed upon by members of the art community. This has been […]

Big law lessons in Amazon’s workplace jungle

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By Steven J. Harper, From The Am Law Daily Amazon’s founder and CEO, Jeff Bezos, hates the recent New York Times article about his company. He says it “doesn’t describe the Amazon I know.” Rather, it depicts “a soulless, dystopian workplace where no fun is had and no laughter heard.” He doesn’t think any company […]