Unsafe browsers in Firefox and Opera due to their request for access to a device’s camera and microphone

Internet browsers are what they are: to allow the display of information retrieved from the Internet either through direct access to a webpage or through a search engine. Hence, for their design purpose, Internet browsers do not need access to a device or laptop’s microphone or camera.   Firefox and Opera are two important alternative … More Unsafe browsers in Firefox and Opera due to their request for access to a device’s camera and microphone

Unique injection molding technology from New Balance

Foam and its encapsulation are major technologies of any running shoe company. New Balance running shoes come with three main types of foam: Fresh Foam, Vazee, and N2. In terms of encapsulation, it is Fresh Foam that offers tantalizing views of a major technological breakthrough in running shoe foam technology.   Specifically, closer examination of … More Unique injection molding technology from New Balance

Unacceptable listening and control of SMS in YouTube update on Google Play Store

A short note to highlight that there are new requests for permissions on an Android smartphone and tablet for its microphone and SMS (short message service) functions from the popular YouTube app available on Google Play Store. This is my perspective based on usage experience of my smartphone and tablet in Singapore.   Request for … More Unacceptable listening and control of SMS in YouTube update on Google Play Store

What is a lead service line in water distribution, and what is its effect on health?

Lead service line constitutes part of the drinking water distribution network in some parts of the world, and its use comes from the antiquated concept of providing disinfection to the drinking water distributed in a typical city’s vast distribution network. Specifically, water that leaves the drinking water treatment plant would need to pass through a … More What is a lead service line in water distribution, and what is its effect on health?

Balancing traction and grip with drainage on road surface catering to inclined curvatures

Along the twisty and high angle road surface in Singapore lies a need for judicious choice of tarmac material, for paving the roads to afford a safe journey to motorists travelling within the designed speed limit of the particular stretch of road.   Specifically, high angle curvature of roads meant that more grip must be … More Balancing traction and grip with drainage on road surface catering to inclined curvatures

Funding for graduate education in the U.S.

United States leads the world in many areas of science and technology; for example, nanotechnology, high performance carbon based materials, semiconductors, supercomputing, medicine, membranes, environmental remediation, surface science, and materials engineering. Its university system is the envy of the world, particularly at the doctoral level, where the requirement for graduation is clear demonstration of research … More Funding for graduate education in the U.S.

Instability resulting from high center of gravity in motorcycles

Cursory glances at motorcycles on the roads would reveal that motorcycles with large engine capacity (e.g., 500 cc or 250 cc) are likely to be more unstable than ones of 125 cc engine capacity. Specifically, motorcycles of large engine capacity are typically larger at the upper portions of the motorcycles compared to ones with small … More Instability resulting from high center of gravity in motorcycles

Effect of ad blocker browser on revenue stream of search engine service

Search engine opens the door to the Internet with the ability to allow us to ask specific or broad questions concerning our topic of interest. In fetching relevant information on websites, search engines profile its catalogue of cached websites for details relevant to our specific request for information delivered either through a full question or … More Effect of ad blocker browser on revenue stream of search engine service

Safety issue surrounding assembled “Lego” cars

Safety is paramount in automobiles irrespective of cars designed for racing or for normal road use. Cursory look at the cars on the roads of Singapore tells a story of significant advances in thinking and innovation that translated to a form and shape of a car atypical of those seen in earlier years. Specifically, segmented … More Safety issue surrounding assembled “Lego” cars