Monthly Archive: March 2018

Santa Fe Business Incubator – Celebrating 20 Years

Santa Fe Business Incubator – Celebrating 20 Years Santa Fe Business Incubator has helped launch more than 165 businesses over the years and is a successful, impactful not-for-profit that’s helping our state’s economy. This year they are celebrating 20 years in business! Celebrations …

University of al-Qarawiyyin

The Oldest, Continually Operating, University in the World The University of al-Qarawiyyin, also written Al Quaraouiyine or Al-Karaouine (Arabic: جامعة القرويين‎; Berber languages: ⵜⵉⵎⵣⴳⵉⴷⴰ ⵏ ⵍⵇⴰⵕⴰⵡⵉⵢⵢⵉⵏ; French: Université Al Quaraouiyine), is a university located in Fez, Morocco. It is the oldest existing, continually …

St. Elmo’s Fire…!

Wild Weather Explanations by Non-Scientists: St. Elmo’s Fire Written on Feb 27, 2018 by Gerard West — Earth is a mysterious place. Scientists still struggle to explain some phenomena, and weather events are at times some of the most difficult to decipher. Once …

‘Orange snow’ baffles eastern Europeans

The strange phenomenon caused by snow mixing with sand is sighted in Russia and other countries. People in eastern Europe have been wondering at the appearance of orange-tinted snow. Pictures of the snow have been posted on social media from Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, …

FTC Shuts Down Promoters of Deceptive Cryptocurrency Schemes

At the request of the Federal Trade Commission, a federal court has halted the activities of four individuals who allegedly promoted deceptive money-making schemes involving cryptocurrencies. These schemes falsely promised that participants could earn large returns by paying cryptocurrency such as bitcoin or …

 

If You Weren’t Already Worried About Russia, You Should Be Now…!

By Sharon Burke  Updated 3:33 PM ET, Wed March 21, 2018 (This is an excerpt. For the full article see: https://www.cnn.com/2018/03/21/opinions/russia-electric-grid-should-worry-americans-burke/) The United States urgently needs to strengthen our defense of the national grid system. This cannot be just the responsibility of the private …

Extreme Weather in Space

Extreme Weather in Space Written by Gerard West After a year in space, astronaut’s DNA no longer matches that of his identical twin www.cnn.com/2018/03/14/health/scott-kelly-dna-nasa-twins-study/index.html You think Earth has it bad? When it comes to extreme weather, Earth is tame compared to some of …

Russian Hackers Extend Feelers into Power Grid

March 16, 2018 One urgent reason to move to a more distributed, islandable, resilient grid with back up battery power, is the increasing vulnerability of traditional electrical grids to attack. Also, urgent reason to wonder what the Russians have on Donald Trump. New …

Dogs, Dogs, Dogs…!

If You Ever Had A Dog, You’ll Better Understand …. The Most Affectionate Creature In The World Is a Wet Dog. (For more on “Dogs” see the post under ANIMALS)