Artists: Painter “Gerhard Richter” At Metropolitan Museum Of Art (Video)

Watch a video preview of Gerhard Richter: Painting After All, on view at The Met Breuer from March 4 through July 5, 2020. The exhibition, which considers Richter’s six-decade-long preoccupation with the dual means of representation and abstraction to explore the material, conceptual and historical implications of painting, spans the entirety of Richter’s prolific and innovative career, and presents over one hundred works that focus on his specific commitment to the medium, as well as his related interests in photography, digital reproduction, and sculpture.

Politics: Mark Shields & David Brooks On The Week In Washington (PBS Video)

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week’s political news, including the Senate’s decision to acquit President Trump on both articles of impeachment, Trump’s State of the Union address, the messy Iowa Democratic caucus results and which 2020 Democrats have momentum going into the New Hampshire primary.

Top New Camper Vans: “2020 Mercedes-Benz Metris Weekender”

Built by Driverge Vehicle Innovations in partnership with Peace Vans as part of our MasterSolutions™ program, the new Weekender draws inspiration from glorious Mercedes-Benz Metris Weekender Camper Van Interior 2020camper vans of the past while incorporating the latest safety, reliability, and convenience features — taking the pop top van to new heights.

  • Seats five, sleeps four. With an elevating roof, swiveling front seats, integrated table, a rear bench that converts to a bed, an extra battery for more power, and much more, the Weekender comes standard with enough features to go from day-to-day life to adventure mode with ease.
  • Power up your weekends with optional features like integrated solar panels for more power, a 1.5” suspension lift for greater off-road capabilities, upgraded navigation features, roof racks, and camping upgrades like an 8’ awning, mosquito screens, rear lift tent, and a pullout rear kitchen.
  • The Weekender is built on the tried-and-true Metris platform: Tow rating of 5,000 lbs., excellent safety and fuel economy, up to 15,000 mile service intervals, ATTENTION ASSIST®, Crosswind Assist, rearview camera, load adaptive ESP and ECO start/stop, and much more.

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Podcast: “Intermittent Fasting” Study Author Mark P. Mattson MD On Diet’s Health Benefits

NEJM Journal WatchIntermittent fasting has salutary effects. Listen how Dr. Mark P. Mattson, co-author of a recent NEJM review on the topic, assesses the practice — and how he’s managed to skip breakfast for the past 30 years or so.

Evidence is accumulating that eating in a 6-hour period and fasting for 18 hours can trigger a metabolic switch from glucose-based to ketone-based energy, with increased stress resistance, increased longevity, and a decreased incidence of diseases, including cancer and obesity.

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Future Of Mobility: “The Out” Phone App Delivers Luxury Cars To Your Door

The Entrepreneurs Monocle 24Alexander Walton Masters is the managing director of The Out, an on-demand luxury car-rental company that exists to help Londoners escape the city. 

The Out On Demand Car Rental App logoThe company was born out of Jaguar Land Rover’s venture-capital arm InMotion, which incubates and invests in companies in the mobility space. From delivery to pick-up of its Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles, The Out aims to take away the usual pains of renting.

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Obesity Risks: “Fatty Liver Disease – The Silent Epidemic” (UCSF Video)

Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) occurs when fat is deposited in the liver, without other causes of fatty liver identified. Dr. Danielle Brandman explores who is at risk, diagnosis, staging, complications and management.

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Trends: “Nuro” Receives First Self-Driving Delivery Vehicle Exemption (USDOT)

From a Nuro online Blog news release (February 6, 2020):

Nuro.ai logoToday, the US Department of Transportation (DOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) approved a regulatory exemption for R2, Nuro’s second-generation vehicle. As the first company to be granted approval for a self-driving vehicle exemption, it’s an important moment for Nuro and a milestone for the industry. Under Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao’s leadership, DOT is advancing a future of improved safety, mobility, and commerce.

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This decision provides regulatory certainty for Nuro to operate our second-generation self-driving vehicle, built to carry packages instead of people. We custom-designed R2 to enrich local commerce with last-mile delivery of consumer products, groceries, and hot food from local stores and restaurants. With its specially designed size, weight, pedestrian-protecting front end, operating speed, electric propulsion, and cautious driving habits, R2 is ready to begin service as a socially responsible neighborhood vehicle that you can trust. In the coming weeks, R2 will begin public road testing to prepare for its first deliveries to customers’ homes with our partners in Houston, Texas. With this vehicle, we can also bring our service to new cities, so more Americans can benefit from safe, efficient, convenient on-demand deliveries.

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