By John Ekdahl
The Houston Astros honored their 1986 team last night.
Thirty years after one of the best seasons in club history, the Astros honored their 1986 team by donning throwback uniforms and having Astros legend Mike Scott throw out the ceremonial first pitch before Saturday’s game against the Rangers at Minute Maid Park.
“It brings back great memories,” Scott said. “It’s almost better to not come back as often. Some of it makes it more special when you do come back.”
In addition to the throwback uniforms and Scott’s first pitch, 10,000 fans were given 1986 Mike Scott replica rainbow jerseys before the game, when Scott, Glenn Davis, Phil Garner and other Astros legends were available for autographs.
— Houston Astros (@astros) August 6, 2016
The U.S. Military is looking to develop “smart uniforms”.
In the next decade, U.S. soldiers could get new smart uniforms that are breathable but also designed to shield them from hazards like viruses and chemical weapons, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California announced on Wednesday.
The uniforms could be made of fabric that contains tiny carbon nanotubes that function as channels to let water vapor out, but at the same time block biological agents like viruses from entering. Each tube is tiny in diameter: a human hair is roughly 5,000 times wider. The lab said that that’s small enough to keep out biological hazards like the dengue virus.
According to the lab, the fabric”” a technology they call “second skin”– is more breathable than Gore-Tex.
They’re also exploring new ways to use the fabric to protect soldiers from chemical agents, which actually could fit through the carbon nanotubes. One strategy involves having the tubes seal when they contact a threat”” so the agent can’t get in”” and another is based on the idea of a layer on the top of the fabric that can neutralize the agent, and then peel away.
Player 91, reminds me of the days of video games not signing player association licenses.
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Pink Night for the OKC Dodgers.
— Trayton Miller (@TraytonMiller) August 7, 2016