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Tornado In Worcester Damages Cars, Brings Down Power Lines

A tornado touched down in Worcester this weekend, causing widespread damage and bringing down power lines during its brief time on the ground. The National Weather Service confirmed Monday that it was indeed a tornado that struck in Worcester on Sunday night. Show More Summary

2015 Dodge Viper SRT Gets GT And TA 2.0 Variants Plus More Power

14 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

The Dodge Viper SRT supercar muscles into the 2015 model year with a few changes, including some additional horsepower. New variants have also been added to the lineup, with a new Viper GT squeezing in between the base Viper and upmarket Viper GTS, and a new-and-improved Viper Time Attack arriving in 2.0 flavor. But getting back to the additional...

25 Predictions for the 2014 NFL Season

The 2014 NFL season is upon us. The roller coaster is nearing the apex of the first big drop as we approach Thursday Night Football with the reigning champs and a perennial power. The Seattle Seahawks take on the Green Bay Packers in...Show More Summary

Orange opens a Gigabit Testlab in San Francisco

  It came to my attention recently that Orange, the French incumbent ISP and a powerful market player in numerous other European and non-European countries had launched a Testlab for Gigabit apps in San Francisco. It’s an interesting move, one that on paper goes in the right direction although one might argue that it’s coming […]

Dept. of Energy Report Shows How Far U.S. Wind Energy Has Come and the Challenges Ahead

For U.S. wind power, last year was both the best of times and the worst of times. That's the conclusion from the new Wind Technologies Market Report released last week by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and prepared by DOE's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL). read more

Fox’s Garden: A Tender Wordless Story About the Gift of Grace and the Transformative Power of Kindness to Those Kicked Away

15 hours agoOdd : Brain Pickings

A gentle reminder that life can be a cold wasteland of cruelty or a whimsical wonderland of grace, depending on the generosity of spirit with which we approach it. Brain Pickings takes 450+ hours a month to curate and edit across the different platforms, and remains banner-free. Show More Summary

Mozart’s Bag of Memories: How Memory Powers Creative Thought and the Art of Connecting the Seemingly Unrelated

15 hours agoOdd : Brain Pickings

“In the course of creative endeavors, artists and scientists join fragments of knowledge into a new unity of understanding.” Literature is the original internet — an endless rabbit hole of discoveries, with each citation, footnote, and allusion essentially a “hyperlink” to another text, another idea. Show More Summary

MLS Player Power Rankings After Matches from August 27-31

The month of August belonged to the LA Galaxy, which is why three of the team's stars rank in the top five of the Major League Soccer Player Power Rankings. Bruce Arena's side ended its magnificent August with a 3-0 romp of Chivas USA...Show More Summary

Toyota And Tesla: Rivals Or Partners?

By Mohammad Ali Ilahi: In 2010, the CEO of Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA) Elon Musk invited the President of Toyota (NYSE:TM) Akio Toyoda to his home and gave him a ride in his electric powered car. This was the beginning of a relationship...Show More Summary

Bogus Busker

I was walking through Glasgow the other day and came across a busker in Nelson Mandela Square who appeared to be playing flamenco music on his guitar which was boosted by an little power unit or amplifier cum speaker. But as I passed...Show More Summary

Why Does The Power Of The Hard Money/Fiscal Austerity Orthodoxy Persist?

By Cullen Roche: Doc K asked an important question on his blog this weekend – how, after all of these years of being dreadfully wrong, do the Austerians and inflationistas still garner so much attention? I think it’s simple: The idea...Show More Summary

China defence ministry tells US to stop ‘close-in’ surveillance

China’s military on Thursday told the United States to end air and naval surveillance near its borders, saying it was damaging relations between the Pacific powers and could lead to “undesirable accidents”. The US should “take concrete measures to decrease […]

Big Data: Creating the Power to Move Heaven and Earth

In the past few years, Big Data has morphed from being yet another IT buzzword into a virtual tsunami sweeping over enterprises and consumers alike. Humans, organizations, devices, and machines of all types now contribute huge waves of data into what’s being called the data universe. And just like the other, real universe, the data universe continues to expand rapidly.  

'No military solution' to Ukraine crisis, UN chief warns

18 hours agoNews : The Newsroom

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon warned Western powers Tuesday "there is no military solution" to the Ukraine crisis, after the government in Kiev accused Russia of launching a "great war". As NATO prepares to upgrade its combat readiness...Show More Summary

Lincoln teams up with journalists

Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public OpinionBy Harold HolzerSimon & Schuster768 pages; $35 The Lincoln portrayed in Harold Holzer’s painstakingly detailed study, Lincoln and the Power of the Press, will seem familiar to those who’ve read Doris Kearns Goodwin’s Team of Rivals or seen the film Lincoln (2012), based in part on that book: Lincoln...

Nuts & Bolts of #SkyTeamRTW – Little Batteries, Big Job

Sometimes the smallest items can make the difference between working on the road and searching for a power outlet so you can keep working on the road. Many travelers, traveling for work or pleasure, are tied to their mobile phones or...Show More Summary

The key to drilling wells with staying power in the developing world

What happens after a well is drilled, fitted with a hand pump, and a community celebrates having access to clean water for the first time? Half of them break down in a year. read more

Carl Hiaasen: If you don’t ask, Rick Scott won’t tell (Guest Voice)

Rick Scott is our own man of mystery, Austin Powers without the hair mop and dance moves. No Florida governor has ever operated with such jet-setting stealth, concealing so many details of his daily travels and contacts. He says he’s out working nonstop for the citizens of his adopted state, yet his official schedule is [...]

A Remote Controlled, Steam Powered Tank

19 hours agoOdd : Neatorama

This is not just an electric RC tank that has been decorated in a steampunk style. This is an authentic steampunk tank because it's powered by real steam engines! Ian's tank has a steel model Tiger II tank as a chassis. The two steam engine and the boiler are ones used in model railroading. Show More Summary

India and Japan Link Up to Counter China’s ‘Expansionist’ Mind-Set

The leaders of Japan and India pledged to step up defense and economic cooperation Monday as the two Asian powers aim to build a strategic counterweight to China.

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