Why Every Vehicle Should Have an Electric Motor, Even If It Doesn’t Have a Plug

Why Every Vehicle Should Have an Electric Motor, Even If It Doesn’t Have a Plug

If that is too detailed for you, the short difference between them:

In a series hybrid, the gas engine isn’t connected to the wheels, it just generates electricity to go to either an electric motor or a battery, to later go to the electric motor. The chart below shows all the cost savings of the Nissan E-Power vs not just a plug-in hybrid and fully battery electric car, but also a parallel hybrid. Even when all your customers want electric vehicles at once, you can’t meet their demand because:

The conclusion I have come to is that if you can drive your wheels with an electric motor — which you can do with an EV, a series hybrid, and sometimes a PHEV — the car will have instant torque, have good regenerative braking, be efficient, have low emissions, and be fun to drive.

Source: cleantechnica.com

Old Scotch Collie

Old Scotch Collie

The following paragraph from The Farmer’s Dog by John Holmes describes this old type of dog in its homeland:

There are several other types of Collie quite distinct from the Border Collie. The result of such vanity has been genocidal for the Old Scotch Collie; in a few years it has become a rarity. I traced her ancestry back through her mother to a collie bitch, “Charlie-the-Wire’s dog,” and hence to a MacKinnon family at West Lake Ainslie.

Source: www.oldtimefarmshepherd.org

Basic Introduction of TensorFlow

Basic Introduction of TensorFlow

TensorFlow is made up of two terms – Tensor and Flow: In TensorFlow, the term tensor refers to the representation of data as multi-dimensional array whereas the term flow refers to the series of operations that one performs on tensors. S eries of TensorFlow operations are arranged as nodes in the computational graph. To initialize all the variables in a TensorFlow program, you must explicitly call a special operation as shown below:

Variables must be initialized before a graph is used for the first time.

Source: theprofessionalspoint.blogspot.com

Eating Too Much Rice Almost Doomed Japan’s Imperial Navy

Eating Too Much Rice Almost Doomed Japan’s Imperial Navy

After the war, the Emergency Beriberi Investigative Committee investigated the disease’s devastation of Japanese ranks. In August 1882 in Incheon Bay near Seoul, four Japanese warships were locked in a tense stand-off with two Chinese warships that had brought troops to quell a revolt on the Korean peninsula. Basil Hall Chamberlain, a preeminent Japanologist, demonstrated the lack of understanding of the disease’s causes in his 1890 Things Japanese: Being Notes on Various Subjects Connected with Japan.

Source: nationalinterest.org

Backgammon Ends (2013)

Backgammon Ends (2013)

Step 2: In this modified game, from any legal position Player A may choose the dice so that not both players are on the bar. Step 3: From any position in which not both players are on the bar, Player A may end the game by calling 2-4 enough times in a row. That can’t happen from a position in which one player is not on the bar by a sequence of 2-4 rolls, since the only way for both players to be on the bar is if one hits from the bar, and if you hit me from the bar with a 2-4 it must be that my 2 or 4 point isn’t made.

Source: www.math.harvard.edu

‘I Thought I Was Lazy’: The Invisible Struggle for Autistic Women (2017)

‘I Thought I Was Lazy’: The Invisible Struggle for Autistic Women (2017)

Frustrated, I reached out for help multiple times, relaying to various therapists my struggles with organization and cleanliness and other ailments — such as insomnia, a tendency to get lost in obsessive thoughts, and an inability to switch between tasks. But a five-year study published this year in Autism Research unveiled a different layer — autistic girls are struggling in their ability to function in daily life, perhaps even more than their male counterparts. Corina Becker, vice president of the Autism Women’s Network, says, “The stereotype with autism, women including, is that they are really neat and tidy, and while some of that is true, for many people executive abilities don’t work.”

Source: theestablishment.co

24/7 service: The realities of ‘owning’ a Japanese convenience store

24/7 service: The realities of ‘owning’ a Japanese convenience store

Traditionally, many franchise owners were self-employed store operators who switched their business to a convenience store, possessing the shares of the chain operator and the land where their stores are located. Seven-Eleven Japan “has forgotten the philosophy of coexistence and coprosperity with franchise stores and failed to listen to their voices,” he said, calling on the chain operator to either make up for the labor shortage or revise the stores’ business hours. In February, convenience stores’ around-the-clock service was brought into the spotlight again when a 7-Eleven franchise store in Higashiosaka, Osaka Prefecture, cut its operating hours without permission from the parent company, which the chain operator disapproved of.

Source: www.japantimes.co.jp

Disrupted sleep patterns can lead to ‘deviant behaviour’, research suggests

Disrupted sleep patterns can lead to ‘deviant behaviour’, research suggests

Finally, workers have a new excuse for stealing pens from the office or using someone else’s milk: early risers and night owls are more likely to display “unethical and deviant” behaviour if forced to work outside their natural rhythms, and should be able to set their own hours accordingly. Speaking at the Hay festival on Monday about light and circadian rhythms, science journalist and author Linda Geddes called for more workplaces to introduce “flexi-working” to accommodate different chronotypes, which are most often split into two groups: larks, who peak in energy and mood in the mornings, and owls, who perform best later in the day. Citing a study published in Psychological Science, Geddes continued: “And if you don’t get enough sleep, research suggests you are more likely to engage with unethical and deviant behaviour, such as being mean, bullying your fellow employees or falsifying receipts.

Source: www.theguardian.com

Farmed salmon isn’t naturally pink or red

Farmed salmon isn’t naturally pink or red

In fact, if fish farmers didn’t add it, the farmed salmon would be grey. Kept in pens, they are fed a mix of ground-up anchovies and herring, fish oil, corn gluten, food processing byproducts such as wheat and soy, and, of course, astaxanthin in additive form, either derived from crustaceans or formulated in a lab. This food coloring is the most expensive component of fish feed, accounting for 20 percent of its cost, but according to salmon farmer Don Read, who works in British Columbia, “If we didn’t do it, customers wouldn’t buy it… Consumers buy what they are comfortable with.

Source: www.treehugger.com

Burnout is an official medical diagnosis, World Health Organization says

Burnout is an official medical diagnosis, World Health Organization says

(CNN) — It’s a feeling of extreme work stress that’s long been embedded in the cultural lexicon, and now it might be codified in your medical records as well. Burnout is now a legitimate medical diagnosis, according to the International Classification of Diseases , or the ICD-11, the World Health Organization’s handbook that guides medical providers in diagnosing diseases. According to the handbook, doctors can diagnose someone with burnout if they meet the following symptoms:

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Source: www-m.cnn.com