How Arctic Permafrost Fits Into Global Warming

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The Arctic region of the planet is one of the most interesting and diverse areas in existence. Buried under all that snow, and in some cases living within it, are microorganisms that can tell us a lot about how life started and what might happen to us. Climate change has been one important topic of discussion that continues to gain relevance in today’s public discourse. Using ribo polymers, scientists have determined one important and poorly articulated fact about global warming.

The Icy Secret of Arctic Peat Lands

One of the largest sources for greenhouse gases lies beneath the permafrosted peatlands of the Arctic. This region has a substantial portion of the Earth’s soil organic carbon, or SOC, which is in danger of being released if those frosts melt. The problem is that as temperatures climb and snow melts, CH4 and CO2 are released into the atmosphere and we don’t understand what makes this happen.

Investigating the Soil

Scientists can use RNA polymers to test for reactions in the soil. Those reactions tell us a lot about the chemical composition of what’s below the frost. One of the concepts we’ve learned is that the peat soils convert to CO2 sources as the soil is oxidized.

We’ve also learned that there isn’t much difference between the potential for SOC degradation in the Arctic as opposed to other regions. Which suggests that if this bio-matter were exposed, there would be a significant increase in greenhouse gas emissions.

More investigation is necessary before we truly understand how these factors contribute to global warming. There is still potential for harmful greenhouse gas emissions if humanity is not careful with its climate preservation efforts.


 

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One Retired Marine is Getting a Second Chance at a Normal Life

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The Alfred Mann Foundation is testing a new robotic prosthetic.

When Staff Sergeant James Sides applied for his second tour of duty in Afghanistan, he did so with the confidence that the men around him would do their best to keep him safe. On patrol during that tour, he came across an IED that he was charged with disarming. When the bomb went off, Sides lost his hand and broke his forearm. The devastating injuries took months to recover, and Sides never truly regained that feeling of wholeness he had with his hand intact.

Still, The Alfred Mann Foundation thinks that it has a solution. Founded in 1985, Alfred Mann began the foundation with the goal of solving challenges like the one Sides faces through the use of robotics and bionics. Mann founded several companies devoted to the process of implanting devices into the bodies of patients, affecting their eyes or even their brains. Steve Doctrow, and the promotional arm of Rogers and Cowan, is helping to bring publicity to this event and shine light on this incredible accomplishment.

For Sides, this arm means a new opportunity to seize life and reclaim what he’d lost. The hand has small sensors embedded in it that sense resistance, so Sides won’t crush someone’s hand in a handshake. He can manipulate the thumb and fingers, so he can pick objects up or unscrew the cap on a water bottle. These everyday tasks that we take for granted had vanished from Sides’ life until the work of the Alfred Mann Foundation.

The arm is quite advanced, seemingly controlled by Sides mind or impulses. The reality isn’t too far off. The arm is able to read Sides’ muscle movements, which it translates into instructions to move the hands or fingers of the prosthetic. Although it does take concentration to do so, Sides is finally beginning to live the life he thought he’d lost.

3 Tips to Better Manage Your Warehouse

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Written by Act Data Services, Inc. 1-800-ACT-DATA

There is a considerable amount of resources available online to help you get started with a new warehouse. The real challenge, however, is keeping it running at profit for a good amount of time. The three tips below might help you make the best decisions when it comes to your warehouse.

Go for a Web Based EDI

There is no shortage of EDI systems out there. They come with different features and, naturally, different pricing. This means that it is very easy to get lost in all the numbers. Always favour a web based EDI system. A web based EDI system means that you will be able to access your warehouse information from anywhere provided you have an Internet connection. This might be crucial, especially if you travel a lot.

Get an ASN Software

An ASN software will make the transfer of goods a breeze. ASN softwares have support for all industry standards. They have the capacity to print shipping reports and labels that are fully compatible with the market. On top of making your business more efficient, a lot of ASN softwares come with the ability to print out metrics and other useful statistics. This is great for strategic planning and forecasting.

Pay Special Attention to Vendor Compliance

Good vendor compliance leads to a good partnership. Even if it takes time to be compliant to the customer, it’s always a good idea to go the extra mile. Your customer may be interacting with multiple warehouses, and good vendor compliance is often a decision factor for major customers.

ACT Data Services is a provider of web based EDI to various suppliers and business.

Selling on eBay first make sense

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Selling on eBay is a way to test online sales before you embark on a full scale e-commerce sales strategy. The site has more than 170 million registered users and that is a built in customer base for any e-commerce business.

It is a good way to find out what the market value for your product is. There are many others who sell similar or identical products on eBay and you can get an idea what you can get for your product. Be aware of charges. The site charges Insertion Fee (range from 25 cents to $4.80 based on the selling value) as well as a Final Value Fee (a 5.25 percent fee of the selling price).

An eBay Store can also be opened for a business. Charges range from $15.95 a month to $500 a month. This allows you to sell at a fixed price as well as conduct auctions. Your logo can also be used on your eBay Store site. For these accounts, eBay helps you with the listing in eBay Store Directory, creating a “red door” icon, your own Web address, and others.

Selling on eBay could establish a reputation for an e-commerce business. To open an eBay seller’s account you first need to register with them and follow their five step process.