The Really Big One
The building itself was base-isolated, a seismic-safety technology in which the body of a structure rests on movable bearings rather than directly on its foundation. Goldfinger lurched over to . The other side will rush east, in a seven-hundred-mile ...
July 14, 2015
One Denver block buried under up to 4 feet of hail
Up to 4 feet of ice buried all the territory between Dakota and Alaska — streets, that is. In some ways, it was "gi-normous," freakishly so. In other ways, it was microscopically small. The hail that pounded the neighborhood between 10 and 11:30 p.m ...
June 5, 2015
Then and Now: Making history one stitch at a time
With the exception of the clock, the sewing machine was the first piece of mechanical technology to become a household fixture. From the early to mid-twentieth century, it was unusual to find a household without a sewing machine. The time saved, and ...
July 15, 2015
Friday's school roundup: Duxbury beats CM for Division 1 South boys' lacrosse ...
Coach Chris Sweet and the Duxbury boys' lacrosse team took home their fourth sectional title in the last five years, winning the Division 1 South crown with an 18-8 defeat of Catholic Memorial in Norwell on Friday. The Dragons (19-3) took control right ...
June 13, 2015
Paul Pierce's shot too late, Hawks hold on to beat Wizards 94-91
WASHINGTON — Avoiding overtime in Game 6 when Paul Pierce's potential tying 3-pointer was released after the clock expired, the Atlanta Hawks made it to the Eastern Conference finals for the first time by beating the Washington Wizards 94-91 on Friday ...
May 15, 2015
Colorado tornadoes destroy homes in areas still mending from floods
It looked like a dollhouse — the tornado had completely ripped off the northern wall. "We didn't even see the roof tear off. We just saw light come through," said Brandon Scott, Allmendinger's son-in-law and the home's owner. "It will probably have to ...
June 5, 2015
World's Most Congested Subway Prepares to Host Olympics
As a train approaches platform 2 on the Marunouchi line, the number 50 appears on a digital sign, indicating the train will stay 50 seconds longer than usual. That's because the following train, due in two minutes, has been delayed and is already packed....
June 8, 2015
With the exception of the clock, the sewing machine was the first piece of mechanical technology to become a household fixture. From the early to mid-twentieth century, it was unusual to find a household without a sewing machine. Even before its widespread use, the potential consequences of the sewing machine were both feared and revered. Perfected over 160 years ago, the technology is simple, scalable, and versatile. Sewing machines have been used for projects as varied as sewing together the heat shields for space shuttles, or to construct artificial heart valves. No matter the size or shape, the action of the machine is the same: A top thread is carried by a needle to pick up a bottom thread and create a locked stitch in whatever material is to be sewn together. Commercially, the sewing machine brought new efficiencies to tailor's shops, dressmakers, shoemakers, hat makers, saddlers, and more. When garment factories began to appear in the United States in the 1870s and '80s, the darker side of the sewing machine emerged. From its beginning, the clothing industry was built on the mechanical reliability of the sewing machine and the availability of cheap female labor.
As a train approaches platform 2 on the Marunouchi line, the number 50 appears on a digital sign, indicating the train will stay 50 seconds longer than usual. That’s because the following train, due in two minutes, has been delayed and is already packed. Each 12 seconds of delay adds about 80 people and makes a train 10 percent more crowded, according to Tokyo Metro Co. The clock begins to count down and Assistant Stationmaster Takashi Arai steps onto a wooden dais. Every day, Tokyo’s subway and trains carry out one of the world’s largest logistical operations, getting a metropolis of 38 million people to work, many commuting for hours. Olympic Games While Tokyo’s rail system may appear to be straining at the seams, it’s preparing for an even bigger challenge, as the city transforms to welcome its first Olympic Games since 1964. The Japanese capital is spending 51. 4 billion yen... Tokyo Metro, the bigger of the city’s two primary subway operators, is adding a new station along a corridor connecting the main venues and athletes’ village and has announced a 400 billion yen revamp of existing lines. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he wants to boost the number of visitors to Japan to 20 million by the Olympics, from 13. 4 million last year. How smoothly Tokyo Metro will handle the influx depends on a small group of employees in a squat, beige building on a narrow residential lane far from crowded Shinjuku.
Before Hillary Clinton became secretary of state in 2009, one of her most trusted confidantes approached Bill Clinton’s aides with a plan. Clinton wanted to run her private email account through the server her husband set up in the family’s Chappaqua, N. Y. , home, people familiar with the matter said. Clinton more control over her email, people familiar with her team’s reasoning said.
Why tech stocks are trending again
Many think the Internet boom that ended in 2000 was just the first leg in a wave of technology growth. "The global digital economy is in its infancy ... Google's new chief financial officer, Ruth Porat, a Wall Street veteran, who has delivered a message ...
August 16, 2015
WeatherNation TV Launches on Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV Stick
"Today, we're bringing WeatherNation's around-the-clock weather news to Amazon Fire TV and Fire TV ... senior vice president of digital for WeatherNation TV, Inc. "With WeatherNation on Amazon Fire TV devices, we make it even more convenient to keep ...
August 13, 2015
Women with MBAs are choosing Google over Goldman Sachs
"The technology industry always offered better work-life balance, but it wasn't always as competitive with pay compared to finance jobs" as it is now, Li says. Several Wall Street veterans, male and female, have also left for tech companies recently.
August 13, 2015
Getting smarter: 10 ways that super-powerful mobile phones will soon be changing your lives
Future technology expert Dr Ian Pearson says ... More than half of us have replaced our alarm clock with a wake-up call from our phone. But our smartphones could soon use sensors to tune into our sleep cycles – by monitoring our heart rate and ...
August 9, 2015
White House pushes tech diversity at ‘Demo Day’ - RNC’s chief techie launching startup on the side - Can CISA beat the clock?
Read the full story: http://politico.pro/1VYyyj7 CAN CISA BEAT THE CLOCK ... the digital age,” the report says: http://1.usa.gov/1SX9mVT THE FIGHT TO PREDICT WHAT YOU WANT. Apple and Google are each stepping up their mobile devices with technology ...
August 4, 2015
Perplexing Wall Clock
Using the same lenticular printing technology as many image-shifting postcards and “wiggle pictures,” the AM/PM Wall Clock by Studio Dreimann allows the viewer to read both AM and PM times by simply changing their viewing perspective. It may look like ...
August 9, 2011
Geeky Clocks – The Big Time Digital Wall Clock
Check out the Big Time Digital wall Clock, this has to be the coolest clock I have seen so far. This gigantic digital clock measures 100 cm x 50 cm, about the size of a 37 inch LCD or Plasma TV. This cool clock is made from lightweight materials ...
June 22, 2008