Most insects are pretty small and yet they can pack a powerful punch. In many cases, the insect itself does not represent a threat to a human. However, the bacteria they carry on or with them often do. Insects can be an issue at any time of the year but the summer months are usually the worst, insects are flourishing …Read More »
Foreign Language Diversity: Languages Spoken in U.S. Homes
The United States has never been more linguistically or culturally diverse. Contributing factors to language access needs may include new immigration trends, limited-English-proficiency, and foreign-born populations. The United States Census Bureau reports over 350 languages spoken in U.S. homes, and 1 in 5 U.S. residents now speaks a foreign language at home. Foreign Language Diversity: Languages Spoken in U.S. Homes …Read More »
Top 10 List of 2015 U.S. Patent Recipients
Once again tech giant IBM tops the carts for most inventions in 2015 with over 7,300 patents received. Samsung comes in second with just over 5,000 patents, and Canon wraps up the top 3 with more than 4,000 patents. Honorable mention goes to Google for moving up the ranks to No. 5 this year, up from No 8 last year …Read More »
Gone to the Beach
For beach lovers around the country, the time has finally arrived to get your next trip in order. The warmer weather is here, which means it is time to have our toes in the sand and enjoy the fresh ocean breeze. What’s your favorite beach activity? The majority of people (70 percent) enjoy walking along the beach best). Other favorites …Read More »
Why Care About Pollution?
The world is a fast-paced place, filled with the hustle and bustle of many people. Think of how many items the average person uses in a single day…it’s no wonder that pollution is a huge problem. We consume so many crude resources (gas, coal and natural gas) to heat our homes/offices and power our vehicles. Yet, if we don’t change …Read More »
The Truth About Scoliosis Fusion Surgery
Did you know that 2-3% of the U.S. population has scoliosis? That population totals 7 million people, but in 80% of cases, the cause of scoliosis is unknown. Scoliosis most often occurs between the ages of 10-15, and affects 7 girls for every 1 boy. Spinal fusion surgery is often the “solution” proposed by doctors for fixing scoliosis, but scoliosis …Read More »
How LEED is Changing the Face of Construction in The U.S.
Both US construction companies and the government are embracing the “green” idea. The green building market has expanded seriously in the last ten years and the expectations are that it will continue to grow fast in the next few years.The below infographic shows how LEED is changing the face of construction in the united states and its opportunities. Infographic Source …Read More »