Newsletter No. 38
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There is broad bipartisan support for stopping the sale of single-use plastics at national parks. A new poll indicates 82% of U.S. voters would support such an initiative. 🔗 Link
A very big upgrade to the US power grid is kicking off. The Department of Energy has launched an initiative to develop and upgrad high-capacity electric transmission lines. Great news for electric vehicles, charging infrastructure, and clean energy in the US. 🔗 Link
James Webb Space Telescope has completed its extremely elaborate deployment process. The sunshield alone has 140 release mechanisms, 70 hinge assemblies, 400 pulleys, 90 cables and eight deployment motors… and all of them worked perfectly. What’s next is five months of precise calibrations before it collects its first image. 🔗 Link
A citizen scientist has discovered a new planet. Tom Jacobs from Washington spotted a telltale sign in NASA data and discovered planet TOI-2180 b orbiting a star 379 light years from Earth. Unfortunately it looks like NASA chose the name. 🔗 Link
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As someone who works with words, I know that there are many ideas that don’t thrive among the sharp edges of written language. Some thoughts turn to smoke in the presence of letters. To learn such things, visit the wordless places. The mountains. The forests. The inner landscape of quiet understanding that blooms in your mind when you touch a tree or envision a meadow. An absence of language is far from an absence of meaning.
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