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News Article | April 26, 2017
Site: www.chromatographytechniques.com

Exposure to environments outside a comfortable temperature could help tackle major metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, and should be reflected in modern building practices, finds a study published today. This new research reveals how exposure to mildly cold or warm environments, outside the standard comfort zone inside buildings of 21 - 22 C, increases metabolism and energy expenditure which may help to tackle obesity. For those with type 2 diabetes, exposure to mild coldness influences glucose metabolism and after 10 days of intermittent cold, patients had increased insulin sensitivity by more than 40 percent. These results for diabetes treatment are comparable with the best pharmaceutical solutions available. As a result of the positive benefits, the authors advocate that living conditions in modern buildings, such as homes and offices, should be dynamic and incorporate drifting temperatures in order to support healthy human environments. Such measures should go hand in hand with the classical lifestyle factors such diet and physical exercise. The research, published in Building Research & Information, outlines how preventable metabolic syndrome health conditions, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, may be influenced by exposure to a variable indoor temperature. "It has previously been assumed that stable fixed indoor temperatures would satisfy comfort and health in most people. However, this research indicates that mild cold and variable temperatures may have a positive effect on our health and at the same time are acceptable or even may create pleasure," said lead author of the study and Professor of Ecological Energetics and Health at Maastricht University Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt. "This ground breaking research provides a new approach to how we think about the heating and cooling our of buildings. The health benefits from a short exposure to a more varied temperature range will redefine our expectations on thermal comfort. In turn, this will change our practices for heating and cooling our buildings," added Richard Lorch, editor in chief. The research, part of a forthcoming Building Research & Information special issue entitled "Rethinking Thermal Comfort" examines the practices of thermal comfort, and offers solutions providing healthier, comfortable, low-energy solutions in buildings. In developed countries, buildings account for up to 40 percent of energy demand and constitute a significant proportion of CO emissions. A reduction in heating and cooling of buildings will have a positive health effect on the occupants, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


News Article | April 26, 2017
Site: www.eurekalert.org

Exposure to environments outside a comfortable temperature could help tackle major metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity Exposure to environments outside a comfortable temperature could help tackle major metabolic diseases, such as diabetes and obesity, and should be reflected in modern building practices, finds a study published today. This new research reveals how exposure to mildly cold or warm environments, outside the standard comfort zone inside buildings of 21 -- 22 oC, increases metabolism and energy expenditure which may help to tackle obesity. For those with type 2 diabetes, exposure to mild coldness influences glucose metabolism and after 10 days of intermittent cold, patients had increased insulin sensitivity by more than 40%. These results for diabetes treatment are comparable with the best pharmaceutical solutions available. As a result of the positive benefits, the authors advocate that living conditions in modern buildings, such as homes and offices, should be dynamic and incorporate drifting temperatures in order to support healthy human environments. Such measures should go hand in hand with the classical lifestyle factors such diet and physical exercise. The research, "Healthy Excursions Outside the Thermal Comfort Zone", published in Building Research & Information, [URL live and free to view 26 April 2017] outlines how preventable metabolic syndrome health conditions, such as obesity and type 2 diabetes, may be influenced by exposure to a variable indoor temperature. The lead author of the study and Professor of Ecological Energetics and Health at Maastricht University Wouter van Marken Lichtenbelt commented, "It has previously been assumed that stable fixed indoor temperatures would satisfy comfort and health in most people. However, this research indicates that mild cold and variable temperatures may have a positive effect on our health and at the same time are acceptable or even may create pleasure." Richard Lorch, editor in chief, commented: "This ground-breaking research provides a new approach to how we think about the heating and cooling our of buildings. The health benefits from a short exposure to a more varied temperature range will redefine our expectations on thermal comfort. In turn, this will change our practices for heating and cooling our buildings." The research, part of a forthcoming Building Research & Information special issue entitled "Rethinking Thermal Comfort", examines the practices of thermal comfort, and offers solutions providing healthier, comfortable, low-energy solutions in buildings. In developed countries, buildings account for up to 40% of energy demand and constitute a significant proportion of CO2 emissions. A reduction in heating and cooling of buildings will have a positive health effect on the occupants, as well as reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The full article will be live and free to read on 26th April 2017 here: http://www.


News Article | April 17, 2017
Site: www.forbes.com

By 2050, connected autonomous vehicles could reduce fuel consumption by as much as 44 percent for passenger vehicles and 18 percent for trucks, according to a new study released by the Energy Information Administration. However, those gains could be offset if autonomous vehicles make automobiles easier for everyone and and liberate shut-in populations, such as the elderly, disabled, and people too young to drive, the study says. By boosting the nation's total vehicle miles traveled, that scenario could slightly worsen fuel consumption. "The largest influencer in potential fuel reduction ... stems from vehicle and powertrain resizing," states the report, referring to a scenario in which people no longer need to purchase vehicles maximized for every potential use. Using a mobile phone, people could order a much smaller and lighter vehicle for a single-passenger office commute than the current situation, in which those same people might purchase a utility vehicle because it can manage an occasional hauling or camping trip. Unlike some earlier assessments, in this "Study of the Potential Energy Consumption Impacts of Connected and Automated Vehicles" the consultants weigh the impact of electrification and shared use. Autonomous vehicles enjoy a symbiosis with electric vehicles. They both employ wired, rather than mechanical, driving and braking controls. So manufacturers can eliminate the weight contributed by those mechanisms, producing more economical cars. In other ways, too, it will make more economic sense for people to share vehicles than to own their own. The average owned vehicle sits idle 95 percent of the time, depreciating. A shared vehicle earns its keep by taking on other passengers. Insurance is expected to cost much less, because an estimated 94 percent of accidents are caused by human error, and those who don't own would bear a sliver of insurance costs. The mobility-service companies that own the vehicles would have market incentives to reduce cost. "This shift in ownership model would signify an important shift in personal mobility priorities, from performance and style to lowering the cost per mile to attract more customers with lower rates," the report states. The report was conducted for EIA by the consulting firms Z, Inc. and Energetics Inc. and released in late March. The fuel savings are compared to a reference case—itself a projection of expected business-as-usual consumption. Like in-house EIA projections, the report surfs considerable uncertainty, especially beyond 2030. Speaking in Chicago this month, the recent director of the EIA pointed out that EIA projections are less important than the variance the agency detects between different scenarios. "How can you possibly have a forecast that's correct about 2050 or even 2040?" asked Adam Sieminski, who headed EIA from 2012 until January of this year. "The goal is to test how sensitive that endpoint is to changes in assumptions. The delta between scenarios is most interesting." The delta between scenarios is much wider for driverless cars in this study than for trucks, which already tend to be sized for their tasks and have less potential to merge underserved populations onto the roadway. Truck companies are expected to favor autonomous vehicles because they spare them driver costs, and when trucking companies platoon those robot trucks they will also enjoy fuel savings. "In one representative platooning test," the study says, "two semi-trucks trucks were platooned at a constant 64 mph at a 36-foot following distance. This configuration resulted in an average fuel consumption saving of 4.5% for the lead truck and 10% for the following truck." All classes of autonomous trucks are expected to enjoy fuel savings that range from marginal improvements to about 18 percent. Last year, Americans consumed 143.37 billion gallons of gasoline, according to EIA. By Jeff McMahon, based in Chicago. Follow Jeff McMahon on Facebook, Google Plus, Twitter, or email him here.


Jennifer Longmore Announces the Release of Her Highly Anticipated New Book Divine Guidance From The Akashic Records Due to high demand, Jennifer Longmore, Master Soul Teacher has released her newest book, "Divine Guidance From The Akashic Records: Your Essential Blueprint For Living A Spiritual Life In A Human Body." Burlington, Canada, April 29, 2017 --( Due to high demand, Jennifer Longmore, Master Soul Teacher has released her newest book, "Divine Guidance From The Akashic Records: Your Essential Blueprint For Living A Spiritual Life In A Human Body." Learn how to tap into the universe, access your inner wisdom, connect with divine guidance and embody your goals and desires. "It is my passion and purpose to support souls in realizing their gifts, talents, and purpose, and awakening to universal truth. It is also my passion to help people reconnect with source, themselves, the planet, and all that is, while at the same time, grounding themselves in the vessel that is their human body. Working with the Akashic Records is one of the best ways to facilitate this." - Jennifer Longmore Jennifer Longmore, Forensic Investigator turned North America's Soul Purpose Expert, is the internationally acclaimed host of "Soul Purpose Central," 3-time best selling author, and founder of the Soul Journeys® School For Akashic Studies and creator of the popular Spiritual Leadership and Legacy Program. For over 15 years she has been helping people remember who they really are through over 30,000 soul purpose sessions, including the whos-who of actors, professional athletes, CEO's of leading companies and influential luminaries. Jennifer Longmore is the author of 365 Wisdom Bombs, Quantum Leap For The Soul: Manifesting Miracles Through The Power Of Co-creation, Quantum Leap For The Soul: Accessing Superconsciousness, 88 Universal Laws and Heal Your Money Story. "Divine Guidance From The Akashic Records: Your Essential Blueprint For Living A Spiritual Life In A Human Body," is a guide to assist people on how to co-create their life using the Akashic Records, learning how to live their Soul’s Purpose Fully, Manifest Abundance and Shift Limiting Belief Patterns to create what they really, really want in their lives. Think of this book as a friendly guide to help any and all of you who are interested in learning more about the Akashic Records and how connecting with them can help you live a more peaceful, fulfilled, and harmonious life. When you’re aligned with your soul’s purpose, you will be able to fully enjoy your most abundant, expansive, and enlightened path. For more information about Jennifer Longmore’s new book, "Divine Guidance From The Akashic Records: Your Essential Blueprint For Living A Spiritual Life In A Human Body," go to SoulJourneys.ca or contact her directly through email listed above. Contact: Jennifer Longmore Company: Soul Journeys® Phone: 905-646-9168 Email: clientcare@souljourneys.ca Website: SoulJourneys.CA Burlington, Canada, April 29, 2017 --( PR.com )-- North America’s Soul Purpose and Business Energetics Expert, Jennifer Longmore Announces The Release Of Her New Book, "Divine Guidance From The Akashic Records: Your Essential Blueprint For Living A Spiritual Life In A Human Body."Due to high demand, Jennifer Longmore, Master Soul Teacher has released her newest book, "Divine Guidance From The Akashic Records: Your Essential Blueprint For Living A Spiritual Life In A Human Body."Learn how to tap into the universe, access your inner wisdom, connect with divine guidance and embody your goals and desires."It is my passion and purpose to support souls in realizing their gifts, talents, and purpose, and awakening to universal truth. It is also my passion to help people reconnect with source, themselves, the planet, and all that is, while at the same time, grounding themselves in the vessel that is their human body. Working with the Akashic Records is one of the best ways to facilitate this." - Jennifer LongmoreJennifer Longmore, Forensic Investigator turned North America's Soul Purpose Expert, is the internationally acclaimed host of "Soul Purpose Central," 3-time best selling author, and founder of the Soul Journeys® School For Akashic Studies and creator of the popular Spiritual Leadership and Legacy Program. For over 15 years she has been helping people remember who they really are through over 30,000 soul purpose sessions, including the whos-who of actors, professional athletes, CEO's of leading companies and influential luminaries.Jennifer Longmore is the author of 365 Wisdom Bombs, Quantum Leap For The Soul: Manifesting Miracles Through The Power Of Co-creation, Quantum Leap For The Soul: Accessing Superconsciousness, 88 Universal Laws and Heal Your Money Story."Divine Guidance From The Akashic Records: Your Essential Blueprint For Living A Spiritual Life In A Human Body," is a guide to assist people on how to co-create their life using the Akashic Records, learning how to live their Soul’s Purpose Fully, Manifest Abundance and Shift Limiting Belief Patterns to create what they really, really want in their lives.Think of this book as a friendly guide to help any and all of you who are interested in learning more about the Akashic Records and how connecting with them can help you live a more peaceful, fulfilled, and harmonious life. When you’re aligned with your soul’s purpose, you will be able to fully enjoy your most abundant, expansive, and enlightened path.For more information about Jennifer Longmore’s new book, "Divine Guidance From The Akashic Records: Your Essential Blueprint For Living A Spiritual Life In A Human Body," go to SoulJourneys.ca or contact her directly through email listed above.Contact: Jennifer LongmoreCompany: Soul Journeys®Phone: 905-646-9168Email: clientcare@souljourneys.caWebsite: SoulJourneys.CA


News Article | April 19, 2017
Site: www.medicalnewstoday.com

The study is the work of a team at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, MD, and it is published in the journal Cell Reports. Lead author Dr. Brian Glancy, of the Muscle Energetics Laboratory at NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), and colleagues believe that their findings give important clues on how healthy and diseased heart and skeletal muscle works. Such knowledge, they say, could increase understanding of conditions such as mitochondrial diseases, heart disease, and muscular dystrophy. Muscle cells must provide lots of energy to power movement of muscles that perform a range of functions, from moving the arms and legs to pumping the heart. To supply this energy, muscle cells contain many tiny compartments, or organelles, called mitochondria, which scientists often describe as the "powerhouses" of cells. Mitochondria are specialized organelles that convert sugars, fats, and other nutrients into energy-rich molecules - particularly one known as adenosine triphosphate (ATP). Mitochondria have some unusual features. For example, they have two surrounding membranes and their own genetic code that is separate from that held in the DNA in the cell nucleus. They also divide independently from the cell; their timing and rate of replication is not coupled to that of the cell. To produce ATP, the mitochondria rely on their two membranes: an outer one that has holes large enough for ions to pass through, and an inner one that is less permeable. These, and other differences between the two membranes, allow the mitochondria to sustain a difference in voltage across them that acts as a temporary store of energy (much like a battery) that is essential for the production of ATP, through a process called oxidative phosphorylation. However, after using high-resolution 3-D images to examine mitochondria inside mouse skeletal muscle cells, the same NIH team reported a groundbreaking study, published in 2015, which turned some of the long-held opinions regarding mitochondria on their head: the chemical diffusion of ATP was not the only means of energy distribution in cells. In that study, the team revealed that the electrical energy stored in the voltage across the two membranes of mitochondria was a primary source of energy in the cell and "the dominant pathway for skeletal muscle energy distribution." The study established the idea that the mitochondria act as a "power grid" inside the cell. In the new study, Dr. Glancy and colleagues take the earlier findings further and show that the mitochondrial power grid has inbuilt safety features that allow the cell to continue working if a part of the grid develops a fault. Again, with the help of high-resolution 3-D images and light-activated probes, and working with mouse heart muscle and skeletal muscle cells, the team discovered that the power grids inside these cells comprise subnetworks of mitochondria that are linked through "intermitochondrial junctions," which act in a similar fashion to circuit breakers. The researchers found that this arrangement allows for faulty mitochondria to be "electrically separated from the network in seconds," thus ensuring the integrity of the overall grid so that it can continue to supply the cell with energy. The researchers liken the process to that of the power grid of a city. When lightning strikes, the lights could flicker over the entire city for a second or two, but thanks to the arrangement of circuit breakers and subnetworks, the grid quickly recovers and the power loss is confined to a small part of the network. They conclude: Learn how inflammation can turn mitochondria into toxic factories.


Patent
Energetics Inc | Date: 2012-12-06

Provided is weapon-mountable laser distractor having an enclosure (100) with a top surface and bottom surface connected to each other by two side surfaces, a from surface and a rear surface. The top surface includes an articulated mounting adapter (150), the bottom surface includes controls (201), the front surface includes an integral optic cover (110) and a plurality of apertures (120, 130, 140). The enclosure (100) protects and surrounds a laser device including a battery module (490) in communication with an electronic module (470). The electronic module (470) controls a plurality of light generating modules (400, 405,410) which provide light to a plurality of optic modules (420, 425, 430). A controls module (440) or remote module (460) provides instructions to the electronic module. A display module (480) and an indicator module (450) are also provided.


Patent
Energetics Inc | Date: 2016-02-10

An exploding target features a hard-walled container containing ammonium nitrate therein and a flexible bag containing particulate aluminum therein disposed in the container. An explosive mixture is formed by mixing the oxidizing and sensitizing components in the container according to one aspect of the invention. In another aspect of the invention, each pair of opposing upstanding container walls are in parallel relation thereto and have uniform spacing therebetween from the bottom to the top thereof so that the amount of explosive mixture contained between each pair of opposing walls along the depth therebetween is uniform across the surface area of each wall. In a further aspect, each wall has a visually distinguishable feature for distinguishing from the other walls and from the external environment. In a further aspect of the invention, the aluminum comprises a combination of fine and coarse grades of aluminum particles for improving sensitivity to bullet impact.


Patent
Energetics Inc | Date: 2012-12-03

Systems and methods presented herein provide for optical surveillance using modulated lasers, or other forms of light, and optical detection. In one embodiment, an optical surveillance system includes a light source, such as a laser or light emitting diode, and a signal generator operable to modulate the light source. The system also includes a detector operable to detect the modulated light source and a processor communicatively coupled to the detector to distinguish the modulated light source from other detected light based on the modulating waveform of the modulated light source. The processor is also operable to determine a presence of an object between the laser and the detector based on an obscuration of the laser pulses on the detector.


Patent
Energetics Inc | Date: 2012-11-19

A unique physical design of 532 nm Diode Pumped Solid State (DPSS) laser elements to achieve independent crystal phasing (rotation), spacing and output coupler (OC) alignment in a robust small package is provided.


Patent
Energetics Inc | Date: 2013-06-12

Systems and methods presented herein provide for laser detection and ranging in more than one medium. In one embodiment, a laser is operable to generate and fire laser pulses into a liquid, such as water. The laser pulses form broadband super continuum emissions and/or harmonics in the liquid that propagate optical energy past a surface of the liquid. A detector is operable to receive the optical energy from the liquid, which is then processed to determine a range parameter of the liquid. That is, a processor may determine the depth of the water or an object beneath the surface of the water by measuring the travel times of optical energy reflected from the surface of the liquid and optical energy returned from beneath the surface of the liquid.

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