Types of Skills Everyone Should Know – Video – Top 100 Important Skills Popular Mechanics
“Don’t exert yourself in the heat of the day,” Sanders says. “You may lose more water by sweating than you’ll gain by digging.” Ravines and valleys are carved by running water, so head for the bottom. In deserts, with only occasional flow, look for cottonwoods, willows and other light-green vegetation that grows in wet areas. When the sun or moon is low in the sky, scan the horizon for reflections that may reveal the location of small pools. (Don’t worry if the water looks scummy. Waterborne illnesses won’t kick in for at least three days; dehydration can kill in a single day.) Collect morning dew by wiping grass with a cloth, then wringing out the water. If you have plastic bags, wrapping them around the boughs of deciduous trees
yields 1 or 2 ounces a day. “
“High-end scientific tools can go into the tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars. But thanks to 3D printing and a plethora of free,
modifiable online plans, both professionals and DIYers are building their own equipment for a fraction of the cost, opening up a new world for backyard Einsteins and university researchers alike.”
“Diseases related to hantavirus have now killed three people who visited Yosemite National Park this summer. What is this virus, and how did this happen?”
Yosemite is synonymous with
stunning natural settings and a
chance to get away from it all. But in the past few weeks, Yosemite has attracted unwanted attention after a Hantavirus outbreak in the park.
So far, eight Yosemite visitors are
confirmed to have contracted the virus,with three dead of Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome—a variation of Hantavirus that’s not communicable between humans, but which can be transmitted to humans through contact with excrement, saliva, or urine from infected mice. The National Park Service, along with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are aggressively trying to contact people who recently visited Yosemite and could be at risk.”
“DIY Submarine: Backyard Genius Awards”
“This man built a submarine from scratch. No kidding. That’s why he’s a certified Backyard Genius, part of Popular Mechanics’s yearly tribute to the world’s greatest unsung engineers.”
” Coming in October: SpaceX Dragon Gets Down to Work”
” NASA’s launch schedule at Cape Canaveral now includes a rough date for the next Space Exploration
Technologies (SpaceX) cargo-delivery trip to the International Space Station, giving an October date for the launch.
“Hopefully this is a really straightforward mission,” Elon Musk told PM during our recent trip to the headquarters of SpaceX
in Hawthorne, Calif. “
“See 2299 Exoplanets in One Video”
“A couple huge data visualization projects are bringing the universe into your computer monitor.”
“Finding it difficult to wrap your mind around the immensity of the universe? With thousands of known exoplanet candidates and billions and trillions of stars out there, things can get overwhelming. But a couple of new visualizations of space can help.”
Check out the videos … Very cool stuff .