October 2019

Nuclear Reactors 726 - Vanderbilt University Develops Polymer Coatings That Detect Changes In Nuclear Power Plant pipes

     On average, there are many miles of pipes in a conventional water-cooled nuclear power plant. Maintaining that piping and fining any leaks are very important for the continued safe operation of a plant. Failing pipes can be difficult to identify. There may be a puddle under the pipe, some other evidence of deterioration or a pipe could just burst without any warning.

Drawbacks From Buying Indie

Lately I've been really advocating independent businesses, and I'll continue to do just that. I fully support indies and I think their importance, especially on the local level, is completely underestimated. That said, there are some drawbacks about ordering from indie companies that I'm learning, and I'm sure you have some to share, too.

NBC Protected Rapists

For a little while, it felt like we heard about a new predator every day during the beginnings of the #metoo movement, but we all know that none of this was new. Just as everything from xenophobia to racism has become easier to see by the light of social media, so too has sexism and violence against women. We also know that none of these cases exist within a void, and that somewhere along the line someone helped cover up happenings to protect not only celebrities but themselves--and in many cases, many someones.