Experience 24 hours on the streets of Downtown Tampa
Seen through the locked front door (by appt. only), Master Barber Frank Levva sports a crisp white shirt, black suspenders, Dali-esque mustache and wire-rimmed glasses as he works artfully with a straight razor on a frothy faced customer. The Sail ...
November 11, 2014
Leaked Oculus Rift images show design and controller ahead of launch
Facebook has confirmed that its Oculus Rift headset will cost around $1500 when it goes on sale - although that price includes the high powered computer needed to 'drive' the headset. Speaking at the Code Conference in last month, Oculus CEO Brendan ...
June 10, 2015
Also, a mahogany heavily carved Chippendale-style grandfather clock with nine tubes and Elliott works of London, circa 1890, chimed on time for $12,650; and a rare rosewood laminated recamier in the Rosalie With Grapes pattern, attributed to J.H ...
June 15, 2015
Light Up Halloween Night With Homemade Luminaries
Just insert one or more battery-operated votives or a string of 25 holiday lights into any of these DIY projects: SOPHISTICATED. — Drill holes any size into a real or fabricated gourd or pumpkin. Use patterns or lines, or try monogramming your initial....
October 16, 2014
Mystery of Greenland's vanishing LAKES: Two sub-glacial lagoons drain away in ...
It once held billions of gallons of water, but a sub-glacial lake in Greenland has emptied to form a mile-wide crater in just a few weeks. This is one of the surprising findings by a team of researchers who are building the highest-resolution map of ...
January 23, 2015
Blind Scottish centipede found WITHOUT a body clock - and the discovery could ...
For decades, scientists have been trying to discover the origins of many insect species by studying the Blind Brora centipede. With ancestors dating back over 400 million years, the centipede, also known as Strigamia maritima, is mainly used to study ...
November 25, 2014
Researchers say cold weather can keep us THIN
A star's SPIN can reveal its age: 'Stellar clock' predicts. Mirror, mirror, on the wall - who ISN'T the fairest of them. . Ancient Chinese script carved into rocks may prove Asians lived in New World. .. Chris Hemsworth stands triumphantly in ...
January 8, 2015
There is a lot of hype surrounding the first consumer version of the Oculus Rift virtual technology device. Facebook has confirmed that its Oculus Rift headset will cost around $1500 when it goes on sale - although that price includes the high powered computer needed to 'drive' the headset. Speaking at the Code Conference in last month, Oculus CEO Brendan Iribe said he hoped the price would soon drop to $1000, and said the firm is working on a way for users to interact with the virtual world - which could be a joystick or hand... Oculus was acquired by Facebook for $2 billion in 2013 and the company has recently revealed its first consumer headset will go on sale in Q1 2016. Pre-orders will open later this year. The images were swiftly archived by users before they were removed by Oculus. It wasn’t long before Oculus’ co-founder, Palmer Luckey contributed to the Reddit thread to talk about the nature of the images. Oculus will unveil its consumer model in San Francisco at 6pm UK time (10amPST) tomorrow and the event will be live streamed on its website and its Twitch channel.
It once held billions of gallons of water, but a sub-glacial lake in Greenland has emptied to form a mile-wide crater in just a few weeks. They discovered two lakes of meltwater that pooled beneath the ice and rapidly drained away, due to mysterious natural drainage tunnels extending inland from the coast. One of the lakes has filled and emptied twice in the last two years, according to researchers at Ohio State University and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York, who published their findings in the journals Nature and The Cryosphere. Ian Howat, associate professor of earth sciences at Ohio State university, believes that the finds add to a growing body of evidence that meltwater has started overflowing the ice sheet’s natural plumbing system and is causing ‘blowouts’ that... ‘The fact that our lake appears to have been stable for at least several decades and then drained in a matter of weeks - or less - after a few very hot summers, may signal a fundamental change happening in the ice sheet,’ Professor Howat said. Another lake, measuring 2-miles (3km) was discovered by a team from Cornell University. All that was left is a crater measuring 1. 2 miles (2km) across and 230 feet (70 metres) deep, which was once a lake.
Now experts have revealed that the myriapod is missing an internal body clock, as well as vital light receptors seen across the animal kingdom by sequencing its genome for the first time. Strigamia is part of the myripod family - a group that includes the centipedes and millipedes - which can be used to explore the genetic basis of centipede biology and the evolution of arthropods, including crabs and beetles. The genome sequence of the centipede Strigamia maritima has allowed scientists to reconstruct many features of the genetic make-up of the ancestral arthropod. They hope to learn more about the evolution of insects, crustaceans, chelicerates such as spiders and myriapods - centipedes and millipedes - from it. The evolution of the huge biodiversity of these, animals and the information encoded in their... While a number of studies have been done on the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, the Strigamia genome could demonstrate that much has changed during the evolution of the fly genome, as well as insect genomes more generally.
Inviting Black Forest is anything but bleak
an activity which prompted a debate over whether one would suit our sitting room wall. Prices range from 20 euros for the tiniest clock to more than a thousand for a large carved timepiece. Our tummies were rumbling, and the Black Forest’s culinary ...
May 10, 2015
Germany's Black Forest: Dark woods and mushrooms
(Photo: Siobhan Starrs, Associated Press) Enzklösterle, Germany – The Black Forest gets its ... would suit our sitting room wall. Prices range from 20 euros for the tiniest clock, to well over a thousand for a large carved timepiece, with overseas ...
May 2, 2015
Infinity lights seem to extend into intersteller space while reflecting off the back of the Interstellar Clock. Battery operated clock and lights are AC powered. The clock measures 22 inches high by 22 inches wide and features brushed aluminum and infinity ...
December 10, 2013
Moving-Gear Desktop Clock with Black Dial
The black bezel has numbers every quarter hour. The dimensions are 9 inches by 8.5 inches by 3.75 inches. Precision timing is kept with quartz crystal. The clock is powered by 2 C batteries (not included) and includes a 1 year limited warranty.
December 10, 2013
Dallas Life: Repairman is cuckoo for cuckoo clocks
It was a pure thrill to watch the bird emerge from a wooden door surrounded by hand-carved characters ... of Heritage House Clocks, an expert in cuckoo clocks, told me that the clocks are hand-crafted in the Black Forest region of southwestern Germany.
June 23, 2012
BLACK FOREST CLOCK SHOP REOPENS IN HARBOR
Every hour on the hour, the sound of dozens of cuckoo clocks, grandfather clocks, anniversary clocks and a variety of wall clocks chime in unison at the Black Forest Clock Shop in ... also come in to install and buy batteries and purchase watchbands.
March 19, 2008