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Article archive for September, 2017

  • September 27th, 2017

    Forecast: Cloudy and Clear

    Tweet This is the Age of the Cloud, when the term that once referred to a billowing mass of water vapor wafting gently through the sky now means a virtual storehouse for every imaginable kind of data. We upload the contents of our devices to cyberspace, trusting we’ll be able to access what we need [...]

  • September 20th, 2017

    A Matter of Context

    Tweet Floaters. When you have them in your eye, they can be cause for concern. But when you put them in the water, they alleviate concern. Everything in life is a matter of context. So, for example, an XSORB Select Oil Absorbent Boom would not be an appropriate answer to a vision problem. For that, [...]

  • September 13th, 2017

    Bk 2 Skl

    Tweet In these device-laden times, educational mainstays such as spelling and syntax are taking a beating. Texting demands brevity, Twitter turns on 140 or fewer characters per post, and many of the sites most popular with younger users focus on images or video: Instagram, Snapchat, Pinterest. What’s more, Snapchat messages only last a brief time [...]

  • September 6th, 2017

    It’s A Hot One

    Tweet When Santana released the hit “Smooth” in 1999, with the lyrics, “Man, it’s a hot one / Like seven inches from the midday sun…” he wasn’t singing about climate change, though he might as well have been. In their 27th annual “State of the Climate” report, released in August, the American Meteorological Society verifies [...]