Over the years I have written four letters to The New York Times.Two of them were published which shows that my view points were taken into consideration.

Tuesday, December 01, 2020

New helmet and tent aim to protect health care workers from the coronavirus

COVID-19 is a threat to the very people fighting it—nurses, doctors, and other first responders, who are exposed to virus-carrying droplets, or aerosols, from infected patients. Now, a team has developed two devices that could reduce their risks by sucking away infectious aerosols: a helmet to be worn by a patient, and a small tent in which a patient could be enclosed. The devices haven’t been proved to work in clinical settings, but their inventors hope they’ll reduce the toll among health care workers, at least 90,000 of whom worldwide have been infected with COVID-19, according to the International Council of Nurses.

Photo: Kevin Ward, a University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, emergency medicine physician, tests a negative pressure helmet he helped design. MICHIGAN MEDICINE AND FLEXSYS, INC.

By Rodrigo Perez Ortega - AAAS- American Association for Advance of Science.

Monday, November 30, 2020

The Scoop on the Space Poop!

 How astronauts go potty!

To poop on the space station is not as easy as doing it on earth. It requires a lot of training to learn how to use a bathroom which costs 23 million dollars.  Since there is no gravity inside the ISS the whole operation is done by suction machines in order to prevent that feces and urine from floating in the air inside the cabin. Source Space.com- by Megan Gannon

Sunday, November 29, 2020

America's Most Hazardous Volcano!

America’s Most Hazardous Volcano Erupted This Year. Then It Erupted and Erupted.

A landmark study unspools a timeline of the most destructive eruption in the recorded history of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano. On April 30, the Pu‘u ‘O‘o crater on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano, suddenly collapsed. It was the starting point for the volcano’s monthslong eruption, which went on to produce 320,000 Olympic-sized swimming pools’ worth of lava that transformed the landscape and ultimately destroyed 700 homes.

Source: The New York Times. By Mario Tama. Image Getty Images.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Japanese Monster wolf!

Officials in Japan installed a “Monster Wolf” near a residential neighborhood after wild bears became a nuisance, increasing the risk of deadly encounters with humans Credit...Kyodo/Reuters- The New York Times.

Sunday, November 22, 2020

The King of surfing!

Duke Paoa Kahinu Mokoe Hulikohola Kahanamoku was a Native Hawaiian competition swimmer who popularized the ancient Hawaiian sport of surfing. He was born towards the end of the Kingdom of Hawaii, just before the overthrow, living into statehood as a United States citizen.  Source: Wikipedia.

Friday, November 20, 2020

NASA's Mars Rover Curiosity!

NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has taken another selfie, just a few months before its six-wheeled cousin joins it on the Red Planet.

Curiosity, which touched down inside the 96-mile-wide (154 kilometers) Gale Crater in August 2012, snapped a selfie on Oct. 25 at a locale mission team member named "Mary Anning." The photo, which NASA released on Thursday (Nov. 12), consists of 59 images that the rover team stitched together.-Space.com-Photo credit NASA/JPL-Caltech/MSSS

Saturday, November 14, 2020

The Trash Museum in New York City!

Our knowledge of the past is often exhumed from its trash, whether Victorian dustbins or ancient middens of bones and shells. In East Harlem, a museum of New York City trash from the last three decades is a more recent anthropological profile of a part of society. Dorm room–worthy posters of the Mona Lisa and Ansel Adams’s photographs mingle with 19th-century stained glass from a Manhattan church. University diplomas are stacked on discarded desks and well-worn tables, with family photographs and military service mementos arranged with care nearby. A small forest of synthetic Christmas trees is illuminated by colored lights, while in a dark corner broken violins and disused drumsticks rest quietly, hinting at halted ambitions. Whether priceless heirloom or worthless junk, each of these relics was saved from the landfill by retired sanitation worker Nelson Molina, who created the Treasures in the Trash Museum on East 99th Street. By Allison Meier

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