Thursday, February 24, 2011

World Is Changing. Are We Ready!

Looking at the video you see many things and you might take a different opinion and stance at what is happening. One thing is for sure it is fascinating and wonderful, video and photography.

Chasing Ice Teaser Video from Extreme Ice Survey on Vimeo.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lum Tec Watches Should Be Called Lov-Tech

One word indestructible, going diving, need to see, this 500M series from Lum-Tec, will show you the way.
I have been testing the Lumazilla and so far it performs like clock work, guess it should. The price on most of Lum-Tech Watches are less than $1000 which makes them a bargain.

500M Series
  • 44mm width excluding crown./18.5mm thick.
  • 24mm lug width.
  • 316L Stainless steel case.
  • screw lock crown with triple diamond sealing system.
  • Threaded caseback with double sealing system.
  • 5mm. thick curved sapphire crystal with double side anti-reflective coating.
  • Full LUM-TEC MDV technology® orange luminous diver bezel (uni-directional rotating).
  • LUM-TEC MDV technology® orange luminous.
  • 500 meters / 1650 feet water resistance.
  • Modified Japan Sii NH15 Automatic and Handwinding mechanical movement.
  • Custom molded anti static rubber strap. 24/22 size.
  • Lifetime timing adjustments free of charge.
  • 1 year limited warranty.
Now I am borrowing the Lumazilla from a friend and still waiting for Lum-Tech to send me the 500M to really rest out. I am re-branding the watch Lov-Tech.

Monday, February 14, 2011

78% of American Favor EMR, Finally

In one of the most methodologically rigorous studies to date on health information technology, NORC at the University of Chicago has found that Americans favor use of electronic medical records (EMRs) by a wide margin (78 percent). The results of the NORC study are important because they appear to show popular support for initiatives of President George W. Bush in 2004 and President Barack Obama in 2009 to assure that all Americans have EMRs by 2014. The findings were published in the February edition of the journal, HSR: Health Services Research.

Other findings showed that

• 78 percent of Americans believe EMRs could improve care
• 59 percent believe EMRs could reduce health costs
• 72 percent support sharing of health care information among providers
• 80 percent favored use of e-prescribing (sending prescriptions electronically from the physician to the pharmacy)
• 79 percent thought that personal health records (an electronic record designed specifically for consumers to access over the web) would help patients to be better informed about their health.
• Despite the fact that 48 percent of Americans are concerned about the privacy of medical records, fully 64 percent said that the benefits of EMRs outweigh privacy concerns

Thursday, February 03, 2011

SnowSurfing Purist!

Over the past decade of riding various bindingless snowboards and snowskates we felt something still seemed to be lacking. So we spent the past four years developing our own bindingless powdersurf boards. Borrowing technology from skateboarding, surfing, and snowboarding, we came up with the ultimate backcountry powder tool. Whether you are into busting kickflips and shovits or just wanting to slay some deep powder and drop some cliffs- we have a board designed just for you.

Grassroots Powdersurf boards are designed specifically to slay the pow. They are not recommended for groomers or hardpack snow. Their advantage lies where our hearts find our greatest joy - in the fresh powder. (they kill it in the deep slush too)

Our boards are handcrafted in an earth friendly manner in our state of the art production facility. We use the highest quality materials along with blood, sweat, tears and love.

No bindings or cheater straps here, just real skate-influenced and surf-influenced powder slashing goodness..

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Silver Sport, Disinfectant Mat

This product should go to the top of everyones list, why, cause it keeps itself clean. So it might be better to learn how from the makers themselves, SilverSport.

Sanitization at the gym has moved beyond wiping down the bench or bike with a towel and disinfectant. It's gravitating toward self-cleaning equipment that wipes sweat away and keeps people protected from harmful bacteria.

A Pittsburgh-based company is making sure gym-goers have that kind of access to the equipment on which they might sweat the most. SilverSport, a brand derived from Eco Product Group, offers a workout towel, a Pilates roller and a yoga mat with what it calls its Silver Clean Zone. Each product represents one of those zones by using Terra Silver to eliminate more than 650 types of surface-borne, odor-causing bacteria.

Thomas Davis, president of Eco Product Group, told that nanosilver particles - up to 20,000 times smaller than the width of a human hair - are to thank for the equipment's odor-killing prowess.

"The material [in the products] is silver," Davis said. "Silver happens to be a natural anti-microbial. It fights bacteria naturally."

When activated by moisture - in this case, sweat - the nanosilver particles bind to the surface to rid the product of bacteria. That's why even though the towel doesn't technically have to be washed, its functionality is enhanced by running it through the washer. "Hypothetically, you don't need to wash the towel" for it to eliminate bacteria, Davis said, before pointing out that people will understandably want to wash it regularly to eliminate surface dirt.

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Mountain Khakis, One Tough, Comfortable Pant

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