The holiday (4th of July) wasn't so great in Fort Lauderdale. It rained all day. There was supposed to be a barbeque-get-together at the condo between 4 and 6, but the rain cancelled that. All the rain didn't have much effect on the bazillions of people who were shooting off fireworks. It sounded like we were in the midst of a war zone. The air was so full of smoke, it was difficult to both breathe and see. We had planned to go out to eat, but every place we called, was closed. I guess they didn't think they could compete with all the barbequers. We did run out to the market to get a few things, where we chatted for a couple of minutes with a very cute, very drunk young guy.
What Jefferson was thinking. Analysis reveals a last-minute revision to the Declaration of Independence.
Islamic science: The revival begins here. Today the Royal Society will publish the first report based on its Atlas of Islamic-World Science and Innovation Project. The reason we have chosen to undertake this project is the potentially staggering impact that countries such as Saudi Arabia, Qatar and others could have on science in the coming decades.
Sea Ice News. We have been hearing a lot about how the decline in Arctic ice is following the “steepest slope ever.” The point is largely meaningless, but we can have some fun with it. The Bremen Arctic/Antarctic maps are superimposed above, showing that ice in the Antarctic is at a record high and growing at the “steepest slope ever.” You will also note that most of the world’s sea ice is located in the Antarctic. But those are inconvenient truths when trying to frighten people into believing that “the polar ice caps are melting.”
"Can You Guess Who Lives in This House? Maybe your mind is going towards a Saudi Prince? or Queen of England? or a Billionaire? Well, see all pictures of this one of luxurious houses of the world and at the end of the post you will find the answer that who is living in this home."
74-MPG City Car Makes a Smart Look Big. As the man behind some of the most successful McLaren Formula 1 cars and the incomparable McLaren F1 supercar, Gordon Murray has designed some of the fastest cars ever. Now he’s building one of the smallest. And most radical.
The British engineer finally unveiled his T.25 City Car, the Lilliputian runabout he’s spent three years developing. Although the 74-mpg T.25 and its T.27 electric sibling recall the microcars of post-war Europe, it’s quite advanced. Beyond using a tubular steel frame, composite materials and a canopy that opens like a Lamborghini’s doors, the T.25 will use a manufacturing process said to tremendously reduce capital, space and materials.
Top 20 Countries With Best Quality of Life. Notice that 13 of them are in Europe, and I didn't even include Norway or Sweden.
It's the season of rice paddy art in Japan and Pink Tentacle has collected some exquisite examples! The massive artworks are grown through the strategic arrangement of rice plants of varying hues.
Things they wish they hadn't said: "With over 50 foreign cars already on sale here, the Japanese auto industry isn't likely to carve out a big slice of the U.S. market." -- Business Week, August 2, 1968.
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