An Old-Time Grace in Travel Clocks
The train company once sold a travel watch with a fold-away blue leather case, and its descendant now offers a holder on the walls of its train staterooms for the traveler who wants to hang an old family pocket watch, maybe even to tell time. “In the ...
March 18, 2015
Homeless Kids' Letters To Santa Remind Us Not Everyone Will Have A Happy ...
Not every child will wake up on Dec. 25 to a mound of presents under the Christmas tree. Some won't even wake up with a permanent roof over their head. Youth homelessness in the U.S. has reached unprecedented levels. According to a report released last ...
December 15, 2014
Each miner made at least twelve hundred dollars a month—triple Chile's minimum wage—working seven-day tours, divided into twelve-hour shifts that kept the mine producing around the clock. The noise and the vibrations caused by these avalanches ...
June 30, 2014
A Final Burial at Ground Zero
The firefighters were in work attire and on duty, just an alarm away from dashing into whatever new danger might present itself. “Still Standing A PAPD chaplain said a prayer and the three honor guards folded the three flags as they would at a ...
May 10, 2014
Earthquake lights linked to rift zones
The authors suggest that, during an earthquake, the stress of rocks grinding against each other generates electric charges, which travel upwards along the nearly vertical geological faults that are common in rift zones. When the charges reach Earth's ...
January 2, 2014
Pizza on Mars: NASA funds development of 3D printer that can knock out pizza
“Long distance space travel requires 15-plus years of shelf life,” Contractor told news site Quartz in an interview this week. “The way we are working on it is, all the carbs, proteins and macro and micro nutrients are in powder form. We take moisture ...
May 23, 2013
Orange Cone Alert (mild bias spills over into next week - hybrid Nor'easter ...
Here is an excerpt from an interesting story at Quartz: "It has become more widely accepted that volatile weather is having an increased impact on corporate performance in a variety of global industries from retail and entertainment to agriculture and ...
September 24, 2013
The thick early morning mist was just beginning to clear at 7:04 a. m. , when the flashing lights of a radio cars and an escort of four police motorcycles appeared on the street leading to Ground Zero. Behind them came an NYPD emergency service truck and then a ceremonial FDNY rig and then a Port Authority Police emergency service truck. A line of 10 firefighters from Engine 10/Ladder 10 saluted from in front of the little firehouse that had somehow survived when the South Tower collapsed directly across the street on 9/11. The firefighters were in work attire and on duty, just an... Until 20 minutes before, the mist had completely obscured whatever stood across the plaza at the 9/11 Memorial. The blankness had invited the mind to think back to mornings before September 11, when the mist had concealed the twin towers. But as the procession now turned right and stopped by the entrance to the memorial, the mist had cleared to where the base of the lone new tower had become visible, proof that now was now. That is where our many dead have returned during the long years of war that followed the attack on 9/11. The cases were borne across the plaza where twin reflecting pools are sunk into the footprints of the fallen towers, the edges inscribed with...
So when I tell you that at some point down the road an astronaut may be laying out a blanket and a variety of picnic utensils on the surface of Mars before settling down to enjoy a pizza he printed on his spacecraft, kindly pause for a moment. You see, under its Small Business Innovation Research program, NASA has just awarded mechanical engineer Anjan Contractor a grant worth $125,000 to help him create a 3D printer for food. Contractor, head of Texas-based Systems & Materials Research Corporation, grabbed NASA’s attention last year with his chocolate printer, which combines powdered food products with water before laying it out on a cookie. In the next six months, he aims to make significant progress building a food synthesizer that could be fitted aboard a spacecraft and used to print out meals to feed astronauts on unspeakably long space missions, such as to Mars. The printer would work to combine various food-based powders with water and oil. “Long distance space travel requires 15-plus years of shelf life,” Contractor told news site Quartz in an interview this week. As Quartz points out in its report, “pizza is an obvious candidate for 3D printing because it can be printed in distinct layers, so it only requires the print head to extrude one substance at a time. According to Contractor, the food is baked as it’s printed by way of a heated plate upon which the food lands.
When it comes to all things atmospheric I take NOTHING for granted. On September 24, 1985 half an inch of snow cheered up Twin Cities residents. Nearly 2 inches fell on September 26, 1942. No, I don't take 70s and low 80s in late September for granted. NOAA's Climate Prediction Center is forecasting a milder than average October for Minnesota and much of the USA. I don't see any frost risk for the Twin Cities metro looking out thru October 10. Temperatures warm into Friday (low 80s. ) before an eastbound cool front sparks showers and T-storms on Saturday. The same tropical swirl responsible for flooding rains over Florida may spin up into a formidable Nor'easter, soaking New England early next week. While we enjoy the best week of autumn. It's still early, but the same model that gave us an 8 day jump on "Sandy" last October is suggesting a robust East Coast storm early next week, possibly a mash-up of extra-tropical low pressure system and tropical storm, spiked with extra levels... Florida has seen soaking rains, and this tropical-depression-like system may mutate into something more as it hooks toward New England late Sunday and Monday. Nothing as bad as Sandy, but it is looking like a.
Quartz Clocks Suppliers
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May 28, 2015
TSA discovers stowaway Chihuahua in owner's suitcase
In amongst the TSA's Instagram feed filled with photos of drugs, firearms, knives, grenades and other prohibited items found in carry-on or checked luggage, this harmless-looking Chihuahua certainly stands out. The dog has been added to the gallery because ...
March 8, 2015
Items confiscated by the TSA in 2014
Items confiscated by the TSA in 2014 The Transportation Security Administration confiscated more firearms in 2014 than any other year, the agency announced in November. Here are some of Check out this story on 11alive.com: http://on.11alive.com/1IzgwdS
January 9, 2015
Moving-Gear Table Clock w Alarm
The bell alarm is set by a dial on the top of the clock and can be turned off if desired. The dimensions are 6 inches by 7 inches by 2.5 inches. Precision timing is kept with quartz crystal. The clock is powered by 2 C batteries (not included) and includes ...
December 10, 2013
Dual Alarm Clock Radio
Dual alarm function. Sleek style. Intuitive controls allow for easy operation . Large display is easy to readExactly what you need and want, this clock radio has a dual alarm function to make sure you get up on time. Listen to your favorite radio stations ...
December 10, 2013
Daylight Saving Time: The Only Clock You'll Need
that can help you set your clocks strait. [More from Mashable: Money-Shredding Alarm Clock Is Completely Unforgiving [PICS]] Time.is tells you whether your computer clock is fast or slow -- down to the ±5 millisecond. Though Time.is says it has probably ...
March 10, 2012
Alarm Clock Syncs With Your Sleep Cycle
Sleeping With TV on Linked to Depression With a little tweaking one could even have an alarm clock and computer record sleep activity all night, over time, and from there determine if the alarm time is lining up well with the first or second sleep stage.
October 21, 2011