Posts Tagged ‘therm0mg’

A perfect storm for container shipping | The Economist

October 2, 2021

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The spot price for sending such a box from Shanghai to New York, which in 2019 would have been around $2,500, is now nearer $15,000. Securing a late booking on the busiest route, from China to the west coast of America, could cost $20,000.

Some observers think normality may return after Chinese new year next February. Peter Sand of bimco says disruptions could even take a year to unwind. Lars Jensen of Vespucci Maritime, an advisory firm, notes that a dockers’ strike on America’s west coast in 2015 caused similar disruption, albeit only in the region. It still took six months to unwind the backlog.
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https://www.economist.com/finance-and-economics/a-perfect-storm-for-container-shipping/21804500

Why Anti-Covid Plastic Barriers May Make Things Worse – The New York Times

August 29, 2021

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To understand why screens often have little effect on protecting people from aerosol particles, it helps to think about exhaled breath like a plume of cigarette smoke, Dr. Marr said.
“One way to think about plastic barriers is that they are good for blocking things like spitballs but ineffective for things like cigarette smoke,” Dr. Marr said. “The smoke simply drifts around them, so they will give the person on the other side a little more time before being exposed to the smoke. Meanwhile, people on the same side with the smoker will be exposed to more smoke, since the barriers trap it on that side until it has a chance to mix throughout the space.” “}}

Another useful fact connected to this thread is that secondhand cigarette smoke is a good indicator of aerosol behavior
https://www.nhregister.com/opinion/article/Opinion-What-secondhand-smoke-tells-us-about-the-15794467.php viz: https://twitter.com/MarkGerstein/status/1430324404752318464

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/08/19/well/live/coronavirus-restaurants-classrooms-salons.html

Improving ventilation will help curb SARS-CoV-2 | The Economist

July 2, 2021

relevant for indoor air & ventilation

https://www.economist.com/science-and-technology/2021/05/26/improving-ventilation-will-help-curb-sars-cov-2

+ leader
https://www.economist.com/leaders/2021/05/29/it-is-time-to-clean-up-the-air-in-buildings

Plastic has a problem; is chemical recycling the solution?

July 1, 2021

https://cen.acs.org/environment/recycling/Plastic-problem-chemical-recycling-solution/97/i39

PET + polyethylene – 1 & 2 – are easiest to deal w/ mechanically rest are harder, so a chemical solution.

Microplastics are everywhere — but are they harmful?

June 3, 2021

worrisome for those committed to plastics
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-01143-3

How Venture Capitalists Are Deforming Capitalism | The New Yorker

May 5, 2021

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/11/30/how-venture-capitalists-are-deforming-capitalism

With Shopify, Small Businesses Strike Back at Amazon – WSJ

May 5, 2021

https://www.wsj.com/articles/with-shopify-small-businesses-strike-back-at-amazon-11615611603

The next big thing in retail comes with Chinese characteristics | The Economist

May 4, 2021

https://www.economist.com/business/2021/01/02/the-next-big-thing-in-retail-comes-with-chinese-characteristics

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The first pillar of this new retail architecture is “social commerce”. This relies on three related technologies: live-streaming, short-form video and social-networking. The biggest live-streamer is Alibaba’s Taobao Live. In just 30 minutes of presales for Singles Day, China’s answer to Black Friday, it notched up $7.5bn-worth of sales, about as much as Amazon is thought to have sold in its “Prime Day” in October (which actually lasted 48 hours). In June Douyin set up its own shopping division, having earlier hosted many of its live-streams where the likes of Taobao teamed up with celebrity influencers to sell products. The video-app’s 600m daily users confer a valuable resource—their attention. In the autumn it made its proprietary debut on Singles Day."}}

B2B and Wholesale eCommerce with a Mobile App – Zoey Commerce

March 29, 2021

https://www.zoey.com/

The future of Boston restaurant design, according to local architects | Boston.com

March 29, 2021

The future is plexiglass!

https://www.boston.com/food/restaurants/2021/02/24/the-future-of-boston-restaurant-design-according-to-local-architects