Saturday, November 04, 2017

Gerrymandering Solution

In addition to the Efficiency Gap measuring system, this looks like it could be a equitable way to establish districts even in those states that don't have bipartisan commissions.

It's a new spin on the old candy-splitting trick we used as kids. Basically, you divide, I choose. The idea is that Party A draws up a an initial districting. Party B gets to "freeze" the boundaries of one of the districts. Then Party B redraws a plan for the remaining geography. Then Party A gets to freeze a district and redraw the remaining space, and so forth.

An End to the Baby Light Box

My own kids and many grand-kids and their parents had to endure the hassle of early baby days in a loaner baby light box. This looks to be pretty cool. But I hope they are easy to clean because...babies happen.

3-D Ultrasound on the cheap

Gaming technology leads to medical advances.