Veteran Awaits Arrival Of Dog He Served With In Afghanistan

Army veteran Joseph Steenbeke and his bomb-sniffing dog Tess formed a closed bond while serving in Afghanistan over 5 years ago. Steenbeke was a Tactical Explosive Detective Dog (TEDD) handler, maneuvering Tess into some of the most dangerous places on earth. “We were searching roads, fields, compounds, vehicles — wherever we would walk, that’s where…

Acoustician: New halls have too many seats behind the stage

The acoustician Rob Harris has published a paper arguing that the sound in new ‘vineyard’ halls like Hamburg’s Elbphilharmonie is undermined by having too many spectators packed in behind the stage. Jonas Kaufmann recently faced protests that he could not be heard in the hall. Harris argues: ‘There is no fundamental need to locate a…

Quantifying how much quantum information can be eavesdropped

https://ift.tt/eA8V8J The most basic type of quantum information processing is quantum entanglement. Researchers have now provided a much finer characterization of the distributions of entanglement in multi-qubit systems than previously available. These findings can be used in quantum cryptography to estimate the quantity of information an eavesdropper can capture regarding the secret encryption key. Vía…

Canadian singers mourn dedicated voice teacher

Selena James, who trained many of her country’s finest singers, has died at 96. Allison Ward writes: ‘Last night, moments before we started rehearsal for La Traviata with Pacific Opera Victoria, I learned that my dear teacher Selena James had passed away. She was 96 years young and she was a force of nature. Of…

Sweet Potato Enchiladas

These sweet potato enchiladas, that are filled with healthful ingredients including spinach, black beans, sweet potatoes, and peppers, are smothered in a homemade enchilada sauce. But healthy isn’t the only reason to indulge in them. They’re Tex-Mex deliciousness. And they just happen to be vegan. Adapted from Brian Kateman | Pat Crocker | The Reducetarian…

Brazil’s top prosecutor says Vale executives may be punished for dam burst

Brazil’s top prosecutor said on Monday she will pursue criminal prosecutions after the collapse of a tailings dam operated by mining giant Vale SA killed at least 58 people and left hundreds missing, and that executives may be punished. source https://www.reuters.com/article/us-vale-sa-disaster-prosecution/brazils-top-prosecutor-says-vale-executives-may-be-punished-for-dam-burst-idUSKCN1PM1DN?feedType=RSS&feedName=worldNews