Daily Digest 2/10 - Good News Friday: China To Implement Sustainable Ag Practices, Learning To Fail Better
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The British infants, ages 11 and 16 months, each had leukemia and had undergone previous treatments that failed, according to a description of their cases published Wednesday in Science Translational Medicine. Waseem Qasim, a physician and gene-therapy expert who led the tests, reported that both children remain in remission.
What the researchers found—and this is the neat part—is that we think just as highly of other people who have traits that we ourselves would be proud of. More than 1,300 people from 16 different countries answered a survey about traits like sense of humor, generosity, athletic skill, popularity, and responsibility.
Mo Willems' Funny Failures (jdargis)
good, even by the end of the episode. Many artists talk about the importance of failure, but Willems seems particularly able to hold on to the conviction of it. He is a distinctly kind, mature, and thoughtful person to spend time with, and there was only one anecdote that he told me twice. It was about a feeling he had recently while walking his dog, a kind of warm humming feeling starting in his abdomen, which, he said, he had never had before. Was it happiness? I asked. He said no. He’d felt happiness before. This was something different. He said he thought that, for the first time ever, he was feeling success.
Attorneys for California say IARC represents the “gold standard” for identifying carcinogens and the state relies on its findings as the basis for listing chemicals under Proposition 65 (officially known as the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986). Prop 65 mandates notification and labeling of all chemicals known to cause cancer, birth defects, or other reproductive harm, and prohibits their discharge into state drinking waters.
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To produce the graphene, soybean oil is heated in a tube furnace for about 30 minutes where it decomposes into carbon building blocks on a foil made of nickel.
It is then rapidly cooled and diffuses on the surface of the foil into a thin rectangle of graphene film, about five centimetres by two centimetres and one nanometre thick (about 80,000 times thinner than a human hair).
Created by researchers working at EMPA (Eidgenössische Materialprüfungs-und ForschungsAnstalt or, in English, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Testing and Research), the new system uses concentrated sodium hydroxide (NaOH) as the thermal storage medium, and a collection of largely off-the-shelf components to capture, convert, and release heat energy on demand.
“Green production and sustainable farming practices, under the overall framework of supply-side reform, was one of the highlights of this year’s document. ‘Green’ actually becomes one of the most frequently used words in the document,” Vincent Martin, the representative for China from the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations tells Modern Farmer. “The gist of supply-side reform in China’s agricultural sector is to increase the output of high-quality products based on green and innovative production.”
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