December 2, 2013We reported on 10/28/2013 on a pour for the footing of a shade structure across from the Arcosanti site. The SUNAMI shade structure was generously donated by alumnus The concrete has cured and day before Thanksgiving the crew erected the steel structure for the shade.There is a visitors trail that starts below the Crafts III building, winds its way into the valley and comes back up to an observation platform, where the structure is located.The SUNAMI shade is the centerpiece of a planned rest area on the Arcosanti visitor trail.
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Add to Queue Guest Writer Opponents of marijuana legalization have sincere, but largely debunked, concerns. Keep up with the latest trends and news in the cannabis industry with our free articles and videos, plus subscribe to the digital edition of Green Entrepreneur magazine. –shares Just to Keep an Open Mind, What Are Some Arguments Against Legalizing Marijuana? Free Green Entrepreneur App Image credit: Sebastian Kopp | EyeEm | Getty Images Next Article Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. Legal Marijuana Easy Search. Quality Finds. Your partner and digital portal for the cannabis community. 3 min read Large sections of the U.S. population still oppose marijuana legalization. To understand where they are coming from, here are some of the major reasons they still stand in opposition even in the face of growing acceptance of marijuana.Making money off heavy users.When it comes to alcohol and tobacco, big companies make much of their profits off those with serious addiction to their products.For example, according to the Washington Post, 30 percent of people in the U.S. don’t drink at all. Another 30 percent have one drink per week. So, there’s 60 percent of the market bringing in little money for alcohol companies. The next 20 percent drink around six drinks per week or less.It’s the high-volume users in the final 20 percent that drive sales. The top 10 percent of users consume almost 74 drinks per week – more than 10 per day. The 10 percent below them consume 15 drinks per week.Would this play out the same with marijuana? Perhaps. The obvious counter argument is that those who have a glass of wine with dinner aren’t penalized because someone else is drinking two bottles, so why do the same with marijuana?Also, cannabis is still not proven to be physically addictive like alcohol or cigarettes.Related: New Study Confirms What Many Already Know: Cannabis Helps Treat InsomniaThe “gateway drug” myth.Some people — most notably anti-marijuana Attorney General Jeff Sessions — argue that marijuana can open the door to the use of more powerful drugs. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), studies have found that in some cases, the use of marijuana made people more likely to have an alcohol abuse problem within three years.But marijuana opponents don’t always note the “however” part. The NIDA goes on to report that:The majority of marijuana users do not go on to use “harder” drugsAlcohol and nicotine — both legal for adults — can prime the brain for moving on to drug abuseMany factors contribute to drug abuse problems, especially a person’s social environmentRelated: Yet Another Study Finds Marijuana Reduces Opioid UseUse by teenagersNo one on either side of the marijuana legalization debate argues that teen use of marijuana is acceptable. Studies have found that issues related to cannabis use by teens include memory loss, chronic cough and long-term learning problems, according to the NIDA.However, there is disagreement on whether legal cannabis leads to more teen use. A recent study showed that teen use of marijuana has not increased in states where marijuana was legalized. Another study from Columbia University this year also found no increase in adolescent use in states where medical marijuana is legal.These issues rank among the top reasons marijuana legalization opponents have taken their position. While most of the population is aligned against them, expect these arguments to continue as long as marijuana laws are the subject of debate.Follow dispensaries.com on Twitter to stay up to date on the latest cannabis news. August 14, 2018 dispensaries.com Download Our iOS App
Image credit: Shutterstock David Meyer Add to Queue April 28, 2016 Science –shares Apply Now » Why Microsoft Just Bought 10 Million Strands of DNA Next Article 2019 Entrepreneur 360 List The only list that measures privately-held company performance across multiple dimensions—not just revenue. 2 min read Microsoft just bought 10 million strands of DNA from a San Francisco company called Twist Bioscience. Why? Data storage.When you think about DNA and data, chances are you’re thinking about all that genetic information that can help further medical research, and tell people more about themselves. This isn’t about that, but rather about dealing with the increasing amounts of data being generated these days.DNA is, according to companies such as Twist, extremely promising as a storage medium, because of its lifespan (measurable in millennia) and the density at which it can hold information (almost a trillion gigabytes per gram, Twist claims).Twist makes silicon-based synthesized DNA strands that, according to CEO Emily Leproust, “offers unmatched scale and product quality that vastly accelerates the ability to write DNA at a cost enabling data storage.”“As our digital data continues to expand exponentially, we need new methods for long-term, secure data storage,” said Doug Carmean of Microsoft’s technology and research organization. “The initial test phase with Twist demonstrated that we could encode and recover 100 percent of the digital data from synthetic DNA.”As Leproust said in a recent IEEE Spectrum interview, it’s not that hard to synthesize DNA strands, but the trick is being able to automate the process to build scale.Twist’s technology is based on the same etching techniques that computer chip manufacturers use. Rivals include Zymergen, another Californian biotech outfit. This story originally appeared on Fortune Magazine
Next Article June 9, 2016 Register Now » –shares Add to Queue 1 min read Free Webinar | July 31: Secrets to Running a Successful Family Business Learn how to successfully navigate family business dynamics and build businesses that excel. This story originally appeared on Reuters Tesla Tesla Motors Introduces Two Less-Costly Model S Versions Reuters Tesla Motors Inc. said on Thursday it would offer two less-costly versions of its electric Model S sedan, starting at $66,000 in the U.S. market.The current Model S starts around $76,000 and is often delivered to customers at a price of about $100,000.Prices are before tax incentives are applied.The new versions, the Model S 60 and the Model S 60D, will have slightly less range and a smaller battery pack than the Model S.The S 60 and S60D battery pack provides 60 kilowatt-hours, compared with the S’s 75 KWh.The newer models will have a range of more than 200 miles, Tesla said in a statement.(Reporting by Bernie Woodall; Editing by Lisa Von Ahn) Image credit: Reuters | Lucas Jackson
Nepal opened an optical fiber link across the Himalayan mountains to China on Friday, ending years of dependency on India for internet access. Nepal survey to remeasure Mount Everest begins Information minister Mohan Bahadur Basnet inaugurated the link in a ceremony in the capital, Kathmandu.The optical fiber line crosses into China from the Rasuwagadhi border point, northwest of Kathmandu.Until Friday, landlocked Nepal’s only internet connections were through three access points in neighboring India. China is providing an additional route to the global internet.Nepal is covered on three sides by India, which has extensive influence on its economy and politics. China and Nepal share a border covered with high mountain peaks.Work on a communications link to China was completed in December 2014, but it was completely destroyed in a devastating earthquake in April 2015. A land transportation route through the Tatopani border point to China is still closed.China has helped build highways, communication systems and hospitals in Nepal. © 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. Explore further This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only. Citation: Nepal accesses internet through China, ending India monopoly (2018, January 12) retrieved 18 July 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2018-01-nepal-accesses-internet-china-india.html