Patch Senses Food Spoilage

The needles can actually pierce through plastic packaging to test the food beneath
The needles can actually pierce through plastic packaging to test the food beneath
Felice Frankel

We’ve already heard about so-called “microneedle patches” that are used for the painless and sustained release of medication through the skin. Now, MIT scientists have adapted the technology for the detection of spoiled food.

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New Commencal Meta Power E-Bike

The 2021 Commencal Meta Power ebike features the new Shimano EP8 motor
The 2021 Commencal Meta Power ebike features the new Shimano EP8 motor
Commencal

The Shimano Steps series of electric bike motors have long felt quite decent and smooth to ride, but they’ve fallen behind on torque since Bosch started extracting 85 Nm from its Performance Line CX motors, and an update has perhaps been overdue.

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Troop Draw Down – Another Trump Pledge Being Fulfilled

Despite what some will insist, this is not an election year ploy. This is a 2016 campaign pledge that the president has every intention of fulfilling.

from the Daily Wire:

Trump To Pull 2,200 Troops From Iraq, Plans Draw Down In Afghanistan

“The sacrifice has been great, but the progress has been significant”

RAMADI, IRAQ - JANUARY 15: A fellow soldier honors slain U.S. Army PFC Ming Sun, age 20 and a naturalized American citizen, at a memorial ceremony January 15, 2007 in Ramadi in Iraq's Anbar province. Sun was shot and killed by an insurgent sniper on January 9, 2007 while on combat operations with his unit from A Company 1st Battalion, 9th Infantry Regiment in Sufia, east of Ramadi. Sun was born in China and became an American citizen after moving to the United States with his family in 1996. U.S. forces and insurgents battle daily in the Ramadi area, which has some of the highest American casualty rates of the war. (Photo by
John Moore/Getty Images

The Trump administration on Wednesday announced that 2,200 American troops will be pulled from Iraq, adding that top officials are looking to announce a draw down in Afghanistan in the next few days. read more

Oh Look! A crisis we just can’t let go to waste!

from the Blaze:

UN secretary-general sees COVID-19 ‘economic reset’ as opportunity to end patriarchal oppression of women

‘Time to rebuild more equal, inclusive, and resilient societies’

United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said last month that COVID-19 provides the opportunity for an “economic reset” that will allow the world to fundamentally restructure societies to be less oppressive of women, during a speech at a town hall with Young Women from Civil Society Organizations. read more

Weapon Wednesday – New Bite Sleeve for Military Dogs

The new bite sleeve more accurately simulates the texture of human skin
The new bite sleeve more accurately simulates the texture of human skin
US Army

The US Army has developed a more realistic bite sleeve for training military working dogs. Worn by the trainer during biting exercises, the protective silicone and Kevlar sleeve looks and feels more like a human arm when bitten, but still shields the wearer from harm. read more

Oh No! Hobby Lobby in Trouble with Leftists

A potential boycott by anti-God, Anti-Trump leftists? Whatever will they do?

from the Blaze:

Mass outrage erupts at Hobby Lobby after blatant pro-Trump message appears on a store display

The message is pretty clear — but there’s no proof Hobby Lobby was behind it

Hobby Lobby is under fire after a decidedly pro-Trump display was recently discovered at one of its U.S. stores.

Social media users are calling for a boycott of the store, which has never shied away from its conservative roots. read more

Remission of Type 2 Diabetes

A new study has found how injections of a certain protein into the brain can help put mice and rats into remission from diabetes
A new study has found how injections of a certain protein into the brain can help put mice and rats into remission from diabetes

 

Currently, the best treatments for type 2 diabetes involve managing blood sugar levels, but recent research suggests that the brain may be a new drug target for longer-term control. Now, a pair of studies on rats and mice has investigated how a certain peptide works to induce remission for animals with diabetes, which could lead to new breakthroughs in human treatments. read more

WND Exclusive – Haircut for Me but not for Thee

from Brent Smith for World Net Daily:

By now, most have seen the video footage or heard reports of Queen Nancy Pelosi’s day at the salon this past Monday, Aug. 31.

There are a two or three takeaways that need to be addressed regarding this incident.

The first is obvious – talk about being tone-deaf. I’d like to say Pelosi had a lot of nerve, but nerve has nothing to do with. Pelosi and other leftist royalty are oblivious to the suffering around them. They just don’t care. And why should they? When the aristocracy wants what they want, the rules you and I must abide by simply don’t apply to them – whether it’s attending a funeral or having your hair done. read more

The Unvarnished Labor Day

As this article originated in 2007, there is of course, no mention of coronavirus or Black Lives Matter. Kind of refreshing! Still lots of socialism/communism though.

from Forbes:

The History Of Labor Day

Most of the world marks Labor Day on May 1 with parades and rallies. Americans celebrate it in early September, by heading to the beach or firing up the grill. Why the discrepancy? Here’s a hint: The answer would have been a great disappointment to Frederick Engels.

Engels, the co-author of The Communist Manifesto, had high hopes for May Day, which originated in the United States. When the socialist-dominated organization known as the Second International jumped on the American bandwagon and adopted May 1 as International Labor Day, Engels confidently expected the proletariats of Europe and America to merge into one mighty labor movement and sweep capitalism into the dustbin of history.

Things didn’t work out that way, of course, and the divergent Labor Day celebrations are part of the story. read more