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Xmas Kid Gift: "How Dare You" by Journalist Ed Kane
Free Sample Chapter: Adventure Fiction Book for Children
Cross Country Running, Forest of Fireflies and Life Lessons for Kids
For your enjoyment, here's a sample chapter of journalist/author Ed Kane's 5-star rated children's adventure fiction story "How Dare You". It's available as an e-book, paperback and audiobook. It's designed to provide kids and their parents with an enchanting adventure story embedded with life lessons for all of us.
Chapter One – A New Life
called her Cordy ever since she could remember.Her parents and teachers used her full name Cordelia when they thought
she was being naughty or wanted her attention.“Cordelia stop dressing the dog in your winter hats”, her mother would
say.“He’s a boy for God’s sake!”“Master your math, Cordelia.A student who masters math masters the
world,” Ms. Mapes told her.
Forest of Fireflies Cordy Runs Through
Mapes” Cordy thought.“What about
history and English.”These were studies
she liked much better than math.They
were fun to study.After all, Cordy was
a big dreamer.She would sometimes
pretend she was an historic figure and make up tales.She loved to write her tales.
What she did
not love was her full name.Cordelia was
an old name.There was a Cordelia who
was the Queen of the Britons.That was
something.Long ago the name was regal.But, not for Cordy.Some mean kids used it to bully her.“Cordelie” a couple of them chanted in a
her best to ignore them.Her mother told
her “Pay no attention.They’re not worth
it.If you want me to tell their parents
on them, I will.”
didn’t want her to go to their parents to make them stop.She was new at the school.They had just moved and she didn’t have any
friends.Having her mother complain
about her classmates to their parents wasn’t going to help matters.
What did help matters was an idea her mother
had.“You’re a fast runner, Cordy.I heard Ms. Mapes is starting a cross country
team.How about you joining?
Superstar Robot Packers Superstar Customers
The Italian packaging company CMC in the medieval town of Citta di Castello has robot machines at the cutting edge of 2019 filling some very big orders for big clients and it delivers. The robotic packaging machine is called CartonWrap. It can box and seal 600 to 1000 items of every shape and size every hour, 24/7, including in tailor made boxes. Clients of the automated packaging machines include Amazon, Walmart and Gucci.
Big Business in Italy
CMC and CartonWrap are one of 630 companies in Italy making automated packaging machines. This is the new robotic, automated economy and it is one of Italy's fastest growing industries. In fact, the sector is accelerating 9X's faster than the overall Italian economy. It's another example of robotic technology cutting time, costs and in this case packaging waste and creating a whole new avenue of global business that's a disruptor.
1st Test for CTE, Sports-Related, Traumatic Brain Injuries in the Living
Breakthrough Research and Discoveries by Boston University Scientists
CTE is the danger for players inherent in any contact sport. Repeated hard hits to and rattling of the
head in the course of games taking a cumulative toll and resulting in traumatic brain injury CTE which is a fatal disease. Until now, there was no way to detect it in the living. The only reference points for doctors were changes in mood and behavior in the patient following a bad hit to the head and concussion.. But now, there is a brain scan test to detect the abnormal protein tau which is an indicator that the disease condition is present. It's an important breakthrough just announced by scientists at Boston University. For a great news blog, go to Important Innovations Collection: Breakthrough on CTE Brain Injuries from Sports: First Test for CTE in the Living Source: Stock Image Game-changing Discovery by Boston University…
DARPA's Biostasis Program Aims "To Slow Life to Save Life"
The program is to buy extra time for soldiers' battlefield injuries as they await medical care. DARPA, the Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency, is working to develop treatments that slow down the body's biochemical reactions, tipping it into a slowed or suspended state until medical help arrives. For those critically injured, time is a matter of life and death.
Biological Suspended State
This program is inspired by nature. Wood frogs and microscopic creatures called "water bears" can survive extreme radiation, dehydration and freezing. They do so by entering a state called cryptobiosis. All metabolic processes appear to have stopped but the organism is still alive.
Long Term Research
This DARPA program is just getting started. They're beginning at the cell and tissue level. Then they'll scale up to the whole organism. It will be considered a success when it sl…