Lake County's Geysers provides electricity, jobs — and tours
Around the clock, seven days a week, its 15 plants hum quietly and efficiently, cranking out 6 million megawatts of natural, clean energy a year, enough to supply 39 percent of the United States' geothermal generation, and 18 percent of California's ...
April 10, 2015
With Typewriters And Rotary Phones, Tech Firm Goes Analog For April Fools'
A Cambridge technology firm built a time machine on Wednesday, rolling back the clock to April 1, 1957. Workers A portrait of President Eisenhower looked down sternly from the wall. “I quickly And ask yourself, 'How is our modern world different?'....
April 1, 2015
OYSTER PERPETUAL Mathias Poledna
The wall text, written by Poledna, explains it all. It doesn't burden Here we might consider questions such as how luxury materials can have mechanical functions; how analog is dying while the wristwatch lies in our future; and how the most ...
March 6, 2015
The Shape of Things to Come
That day, a hundred assembly lines in Zhengzhou, China, were turning out still secret new iPhones at a reported rate of seventy-five hundred an hour, and rumors about new Apple products, including a watch, were being posted online at nearly the same ...
February 16, 2015
Why the Clinton email server story matters — and why it may be worse than you ...
hillaryserver Image via Shutterstock; Photo Illustration. Commentary: Let me start by saying what this article isn't. This isn't an article about Hillary Clinton (in fact, for the rest of the article, I'm simply going to talk about the ...
March 8, 2015
RadioShack Begins Wave of Liquidation Sales
This weekend will see the start of a final round of sales at 1,700 RadioShack stores, the first wave slated for liquidation as the consumer-electronics retailer tries to cut down its chain in Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Judge Brendan Shannon authorized the ...
February 7, 2015
DARPA and OSRF Developing Next-Gen Prosthetic Limbs in Simulation and ...
Where appropriate, HAPTIX teams intend to leverage commercially available technologies such as intramuscular electrodes and lead technologies developed initially for cardiac pacemakers and now used in several modern implantable medical devices....
February 12, 2015
If you only have a few days in Athens, here are the 5 can’t miss things to see and do. Acropolis The Acropolis of Athens is a collection of buildings and temples (including the Parthenon) built beyond a fortification wall. Tourists flock to this legendary archaeological site, so be sure to schedule plenty of time in for lines and crowds (particularly if you go during a busier season). Acropolis Museum This museum is one of the most popular modern attractions in Athens. Built on top of an existing archaeological site, this museum opened just a few years ago because the discoveries of digs at the Acropolis exceeded the previous museum’s space and design. Lycabettus Don’t worry–we’re not suggesting you climb a mountain on the limited time you have in Athens. There is an open air amphitheater at the top, and if you happen to be in Athens during a concert, you should go. But the real reason to go to Mt. Lycabettus is the amazing view. National Archaeological Museum Two museums. Athens is considered the “cradle of Western civilization” for a reason.
Since Tomsk was pretty dead in the beginning of the year a few of us exchange students who weren’t going home for the holidays started talking of traveling somewhere. I suggested to go visit Sochi but for some reason the others weren’t that interested in that, and some were thinking about just going somewhere away from Russia. Not really any other specific reason to visit the city than the legendary “why not” or “what the hell, not like I have anything else to do”. So we started looking things up and the facts were that it takes four (4. ) nights to get to Vladivostok... After a lot of Facebook messages and convincing people to join, we found ourselves with seven Tomsk-Vladivostok-Tomsk tickets. Built during the end of the 19 century to connect European Russia to Siberia and the Russian Far-East, the Trans-Siberian railway is one of the many landmarks one associates with Russia and a popular activity among the more adventurous travelers. It’s (usually) a fully functional railway, or rather a network of railways, built to move people across the vast distances in the world’s biggest country. The Trans-Siberian is the “classical” Moscow-Vladivostok line, while the Trans-Mongolian deviates towards Ulan Bator and the Trans-Manchurian towards Beijing.
Bill is a long-time SP modeler and fan. His earliest memories of railroading were of waiting at Albany, Oregon, for SP#10, the northbound Shasta Daylight, to arrive bearing his grandparents.
With Typewriters And Rotary Phones, Tech Firm Goes Analog For April Fools’
A Cambridge technology firm built a time machine on Wednesday, rolling back the clock to April 1, 1957 ... A portrait of President Eisenhower looked down sternly from the wall. “I quickly realized it was an April Fools’ stunt,” said Neel Desai.
April 1, 2015