Peggy Hopper Strategic implications? Who knows? What is interesting is in the 2nd video, the electronic measuring devices are not new- they've got knobs. Surely they work well, but not state-of-the-art. Also, the Navy is still using inches. NASA lost a mission due to a metric/English unit confusion.
Peggy Hopper This site http://www.advocatesforyouth.org/publications/416 has four references (17-20) showing "that condom availability programs encourage sexually active teens to use condoms more often and more consistently". Condoms prevent STDs; AIDS can still be fatal.
Peggy Hopper Restoring or maintaining species in a disturbed habitat can require killing predators. In Maine, puffins are a tourist attraction, so perhaps their survival is appealing to libertarian types. The nesting areas are patrolled (by volunteers) who destroy marauding gulls. Does profit justify this?
Peggy Hopper Millions of very smart American teenagers go to college and decide not to major in science or engineering. Those fields allow the inventions that propel new industries, but unlike foreign students, we aren't interested. Changing the culture so that hard work is applauded will not be easy.