What I learned this week, August 26, 2017

NASA wants to spend $3B drilling into a volcano to save the United States

One of the things I sort of worry about is an imminent eruption of the Yellowstone Supervolcano. Good to know that NASA has an idea. Of course, I wonder… why is NASA the organization that is looking at drilling underground?

NASA Has a $3.46 Billion Plan to Ensure the Yellowstone Supervolcano Doesn’t Erupt


Comment: Why having lots of bikes isn’t as crazy as it sounds


Bike riding isn’t child’s play anymore, and cycling crash deaths are soaring

Forty years ago, riding a bike was child’s play, and the overwhelming majority of those killed in bike crashes were children. Over the years, biking for fitness and as part of the daily commute has changed that dramatically. According to a report released Thursday, the average age of cyclists killed in collisions in 2015 was 45.

Actually, it is well known that as cycling increases, cycling accidents and deaths actually goes down.


Stylish bike rider, French Quarter, New Orleans

10 Things cyclists wish drivers understood

Cruiser in the French Quarter


10 unwritten cycling rules you need to ignore


Comment: Why electric bikes, not electric cars, are the transport revolution we need


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One response to “What I learned this week, August 26, 2017

  1. That NASA drilling into a volcano business? Caution’s advised. The fellow who advanced the idea was part of a NASA working group that was meant to consider the threat from asteriods, etc. His personal opinion was that the volcano posed a greater threat. He’s still employed at JPL, but isn’t a part of the working group any more, and it seems that he personally contacted the Brits. None of that is part of a formal NASA recommendation, as far as I’ve been able to find out.

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