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A New 'Alternative' Vehicle: The Amphibious Car

Mo, 2007-07-23 09:15 by Hans-Georg

The Aquada from Gibbs Technologies is designed to provide sports car-like performance on land and on sea.

by Tom Wilson

Neither a floating car nor a rolling boat, the Aquada stakes a new claim in the civilian North American market: the first feasible amphibious vehicle.

While the technical hurdles in designing a competent amphibious vehicle are formidable, the real challenge for the U.K.-based Gibbs Technologies is defining a market for a car that exceeds 100 mph on land and 30 mph on water.

Article continues at: http://autos.msn.com/advice/article.aspx?contentid=4024856

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Präzisionswunder Mensch - Hochleistungswerfer Homo sapiens

Sa, 2007-07-21 17:58 by Hans-Georg

Die Zeit ist knapp: Hier der Ball, da das Tor - das Runde muss ins Eckige. Das Gehirn von Tieren ist allein mit der Wurf-Planung schlicht überfordert. Nur Menschen gelingt der gezielte Wurf. Experten glauben daher: Werfen machte die Menschen-Evolution erfolgreich.

Artikel geht weiter auf: http://www.spiegel.de/wissenschaft/mensch/0,1518,495690,00.html

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Asian Parasite Killing Western Bees - Scientist

Do, 2007-07-19 20:16 by Hans-Georg

SPAIN: July 19, 2007

MADRID - A parasite common in Asian bees has spread to Europe and the Americas and is behind the mass disappearance of honeybees in many countries, says a Spanish scientist who has been studying the phenomenon for years.

The culprit is a microscopic parasite called nosema ceranae said Mariano Higes, who leads a team of researchers at a government-funded apiculture centre in Guadalajara, the province east of Madrid that is the heartland of Spain's honey industry.

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Breaking News: All Online Data Lost After Internet Crash

Do, 2007-07-19 15:42 by Hans-Georg

Officials confirm that all online data has been lost after the Internet crashed and was forced to restart.

News video at: http://www.theonion.com/content/video/breaking_news_all_online_data/

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Earthquake in Amboseli, Kenya

Do, 2007-07-19 08:43 by Hans-Georg

Have a look at http://elephanttrust.net/node/138, if you like. There has been a series of strong earthquakes (5.9) around the last active volcano near the Tanzania-Kenya border---Ol Doinyo Lengai.

Some friends ran out of their houses when the quake struck, and one house went up in flames.


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35°C in Germany - monitor burned out

So, 2007-07-15 22:06 by Hans-Georg

After a number of rainy weeks the sun came back to Germany with a vengeance. Today my computer monitor image began to jitter, and after a minute it dropped dead. Fortunately my neighbor had a spare one in his basement. (:-)

Still sitting here with a fan blowing over me. I should have let it blow into the monitor instead.


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I was in Kenya in May and June.

So, 2007-07-08 08:07 by Hans-Georg

Please see http://michna.com/kenya2007/ for details.