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Snoqualmie Pass - 4/23/2016 11:53:58 AM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 03:04
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
4/23/2016 11:53:58 AM

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Blasting closures will begin the week of April 25. Thursday April 28, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Traffic will be stopped Eastbound at milepost 56, Gold Creek and westbound at milepost 63, Cabin Creek. Scheduled seasonal weather reporting has ended for this season. Should incidents or adverse weather occur, this page will be updated as information becomes available.

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Whitman College dumps Missionary mascot

NBA - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 03:02

Whitman College officials said the Missionaries’ mascot was considered non-inclusive, imperialistic and incorrectly implied that Whitman was a religious school.
Categories: Sports Center

Whitman College dumps Missionary mascot

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 03:02

Whitman College officials said the Missionaries’ mascot was considered non-inclusive, imperialistic and incorrectly implied that Whitman was a religious school.
Categories: Sports Center

Whitman College dumps Missionary mascot

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 03:02

Whitman College officials said the Missionaries’ mascot was considered non-inclusive, imperialistic and incorrectly implied that Whitman was a religious school.

Whitman College dumps Missionary mascot

NBA - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 03:02

Whitman College officials said the Missionaries’ mascot was considered non-inclusive, imperialistic and incorrectly implied that Whitman was a religious school.
Categories: Sports Center

Whitman College dumps Missionary mascot

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 03:02

Whitman College officials said the Missionaries’ mascot was considered non-inclusive, imperialistic and incorrectly implied that Whitman was a religious school.
Categories: Sports Center

Whitman College dumps Missionary mascot

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 03:02

Whitman College officials said the Missionaries’ mascot was considered non-inclusive, imperialistic and incorrectly implied that Whitman was a religious school.

Trump's cries of 'rigged' system shift blame for his losses

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:56

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a rally, Friday, April 22, 2016, at the Delaware State Fairgrounds in Harrington, Del. As his top aides spent the week gingerly courting Republican insiders at a seaside resort in Florida, Trump was busy railing against them. “The system is all rigged,” Trump told supporters at a rally Friday. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — Donald Trump keeps hammering away at Republican insiders even as campaign aides are gingerly courting those same officials.


Prince's custom-made purple piano was to go on tour with him

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:53
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Days before his death, Prince tweeted a photo of a custom-made purple piano intended to be a centerpiece of his scheduled tour.

Merkel visits migrants in Turkish camp

BBC World News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:47
Germany's Angela Merkel and top EU officials visit a migrant camp on the Turkish-Syrian border, as they seek to bolster a controversial EU-Turkey deal.
Categories: BBC World News

Obama Says Movements Like Black Lives Matter ‘Can’t Just Keep on Yelling’

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:31
President Obama, in London, offered a critique of young activists, saying they had to work with political leaders to craft solutions.

USC O-Line gets stuck in elevator, lineman live-Tweets

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:31

USC O-Line gets stuck in elevator, lineman live-TweetsWhat happens when the USC offensive line gets stuck in an elevator? They live-Tweet it, of course.


This Scientist’s Got the Power (Plant) In His Hands

E-Town - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:30

A picture may be worth 1,000 words. But this one is also worth 10,000 kilowatts.

Though small in stature, the turbine in the photos could contribute to solving some of the world’s biggest energy challenges, not to mention powering an entire town, says Doug Hofer, a steam turbine specialist at GE Global Research.

Full disclosure: The model in Hofer’s hand was 3D-printed from plastic. The real functional version of the turbine, made from high-strength metal, would make the scientist hold up about 150 pounds. But even that’s like lifting a feather. Machines generating this kind of power typically weigh several tons.

This Scientist’s Got The Power (Plant) In His Hands

“This compact machine will allow us to do amazing things,” Hofer says. “The world is seeking cleaner and more efficient ways to generate power. The concepts we are exploring with this machine are helping us address both.”

Here’s how: The medium spinning this turbine isn’t steam but carbon dioxide, squeezed and heated so high that it forms a supercritical fluid. At that level, the difference between gas and liquid basically disappears and gives the CO2 marvelous properties that the turbine harnesses for superefficient power generation.

GE Reports recently ran a piece showing how this turbine can help energy companies turn CO2 into cleaner power. But Hofer and other GE researchers believe it can do a lot more and address other big energy challenges. In addition to the CO2 program with the government’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), GE is working on other programs with the U.S. Department of Energy.

One is looking at using this technology to increase the efficiency of centralized power plants. Hofer and his team are gathering insights that could allow them to scale the technology to the 500 megawatt range — enough to power a large city. The research could lead to smaller “large” turbines that are more efficient in the future. “With energy demand expected to rise by 50 percent over the next two decades, we can’t afford to wait for new, cleaner energy solutions to power the planet,” Hofer says. “We have to innovate now and make energy generation as efficient as possible. Programs like those we are working on with the U.S. Department of Energy are helping us get there.”

Hofer cautioned that the technology is in its early stages of development. But he and his team are planning to take it for a spin later this year.

 

Author: Todd Alhart at GE Reports

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Spooky creatures come to life at Monsterpalooza in Pasadena

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:29

Spooky creatures come to life at Monsterpalooza in PasadenaThe Monsterpalooza horror convention is back over the weekend in Pasadena, and it's bigger and scarier than ever.


Prince’s custom-made purple piano was to go on tour with him

NBA - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Days before his death, Prince tweeted a photo of a custom-made purple piano intended to be a centerpiece of his scheduled tour. The piano, which was delivered to Prince’s home at Paisley Park in Minnesota a few weeks ago, was a rush job that had to be completed in about three […]
Categories: Sports Center

Prince’s custom-made purple piano was to go on tour with him

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Days before his death, Prince tweeted a photo of a custom-made purple piano intended to be a centerpiece of his scheduled tour. The piano, which was delivered to Prince’s home at Paisley Park in Minnesota a few weeks ago, was a rush job that had to be completed in about three […]
Categories: Sports Center

Prince’s custom-made purple piano was to go on tour with him

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Days before his death, Prince tweeted a photo of a custom-made purple piano intended to be a centerpiece of his scheduled tour. The piano, which was delivered to Prince’s home at Paisley Park in Minnesota a few weeks ago, was a rush job that had to be completed in about three […]

Torchlight march to mark massacre starts in Armenian capital

NBA - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:12

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — About 15,000 demonstrators in the Armenian capital have begun a torchlight march to a hilltop memorial complex dedicated to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred a century ago by Ottoman Turks. The Saturday evening march comes on the eve of official commemorations. The killing of more than 200 Armenian intellectuals on April […]
Categories: Sports Center

Torchlight march to mark massacre starts in Armenian capital

Seattle Seahawks - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:12

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — About 15,000 demonstrators in the Armenian capital have begun a torchlight march to a hilltop memorial complex dedicated to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred a century ago by Ottoman Turks. The Saturday evening march comes on the eve of official commemorations. The killing of more than 200 Armenian intellectuals on April […]
Categories: Sports Center

Torchlight march to mark massacre starts in Armenian capital

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 04/24/2016 - 02:12

YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — About 15,000 demonstrators in the Armenian capital have begun a torchlight march to a hilltop memorial complex dedicated to the 1.5 million Armenians massacred a century ago by Ottoman Turks. The Saturday evening march comes on the eve of official commemorations. The killing of more than 200 Armenian intellectuals on April […]