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Van de AOW-leeftijd tot de winkelstraat, van thuiswerken tot de democratie

Een uitgestorven Rotterdamse winkelstraat. ANP PIETER STAM DE JONG

13 kansrijke winnaars en mogelijke verliezers van de coronacrisis

In oorlog en crisis worden de kaarten opnieuw geschud en dat is in deze crisis niet anders. Na afloop zijn er nieuwe machthebbers, nieuwe technieken, nieuwe gewoonten. We lopen dertien kansrijke winnaars en mogelijke verliezers langs. Van de AOW-leeftijd tot de winkelstraat. Van videovergaderen tot de democratie.

‘Never waste a good crisis’ zei Winston Churchill, en dus zijn er ook altijd bedrijven en belangen die in een crisis een kans zien. Zoals op de ochtend van donderdag 26 maart 2020, toen enkele tientallen Nederlandse multinationals en exporterende branches samen met ondernemerslobby VNO-NCW de koppen bij elkaar staken met de bewindslieden Sigrid Kaag (D66, export) en Hans Vijlbrief (D66, belastingen). De inzet: als de ontwikkeling rond de Corona-pandemie er ook maar enigszins de mogelijkheid voor biedt, moet Nederland qua export als eerste uit de startblokken schieten, om de concurrentie een slag voor te zijn. Anders gezegd: het gaat niet alleen om bestaande exportmarkten. Nee, Corona is ook een kans. Corona leidt niet alleen tot verliezers. Er zijn ook winnaars.
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Axial Capre (ie 2 Capri)

In the Blue corner, as original as I could keep it (HH 2700Kv Puller Pro) 15T pinion, 2.2 alu beadlocks with Louise Champ tires and Double Deuce foams.

In the Red Corner, as unoriginal as I could with RC4WD AX-2 speed with 20T pinion 52T Spur, HH 3500Kv Puller Pro, TRX-4 axles and lots of brass (links etc), overdrive in front, SpareTimeHobbies Skid, 2.2 alu beadlocks with snipped TRX-4 Canyon Trail tires and Double Deuce foams

Both running Gens-Ace 3S 11.4V 3600mAh battery and Mamba X and JX steering servo and TRX-4 90mm shocks and MIP #18250 TRX-4 driveshafts and Spektrum SR515 receivers.

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The Chase for the Ghost Particle and the Secrets of the Universe

A sketch of the IceCube neutrino observatory ( J. Yang/NSF)

Neutrinos are elementary particles, just like electrons that buzz about atomic nuclei or quarks that combine to make protons and neutrons. They are fundamental building blocks of matter, but they don’t remain trapped inside atoms. Also unlike their subatomic cousins, neutrinos carry no electric charge, have a tiny mass, and hardly ever interact with other particles. A typical neutrino can travel through a light- year’s worth of lead without interacting with any atoms. Therein lies the snag: neutrinos are pathologically shy. Their severe reluctance to mingle makes these particles hard to pin down, so neutrino hunting is a tricky business. But every so often, a neutrino does collide with something, such as a proton inside a water molecule, essentially by accident. It is to raise the odds of accidental collisions, and thus to increase our chances of observing neutrinos, that scientists build extremely large detectors like IceCube

You still can’t see neutrinos directly, but you can get a whiff of their presence from the clues they leave behind. On the rare occasions that neutrinos do interact with matter, they produce charged particles such as muons that physicists can detect with their instruments. But distinguishing neutrino signals from unrelated “noise” poses a challenge: cosmic rays, fast- moving particles that arrive from deep space, also produce muons, which might be confused with muons produced by neutrino interactions. Neutrino hunters place their equipment deep underground, or under a thick layer of ice, so that cosmic ray muons cannot get through. As Janet Conrad of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology explains, “If you’re trying to listen to a whisper, you don’t want a lot of noise around.” -Ray Jayawardhana, The Neutrino Hunters

Axial Capra 3 way DIG

Using servo in 45/0/-45 on Spektrum DX5 Rugged
‘aux1’ in ‘3-pos/active/inhibit’ on button F have:
-4×4
-rear wheels locked (DIG)
-rear axle free wheeling

original skid and links, with TRX-4 shocks, HH 2700Kv Puller Pro with 12T pinion, Mamba X, Gens ace 3S 3600 mAh, MIP #18250 TRX-4 driveshafts, Spektrum SR515, and JX PDI-1151MG set as 3 way DIG (4×4, DIG, freewheel), 2.2 alu beadlocks with snipped TRX-4 Canyon Trail tires and Double Deuce foams

Capra & Wraith-TRX-4