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  • Now That’s What I Call On The Rocks! 107-Y/O Crates Of Whisky Found Frozen In Antarctica

    11/27/2015 3:31:17 PM PST · by NYer · 31 replies
    Dusty Old Things ^ | November 26, 2015
    In 2010, researchers and conservators from the Antarctic Heritage Trust of New Zealand made quite the interesting discovery. Hidden beneath the hut legendary explorer Sir Ernest Shackleton used during his 1908 Antarctica expedition (known as the Nimrod) were five crates covered in ice: three containing whisky and two containing scotch! This wasn’t the only discovery made by the Trust either; they also found a notebook and photos from similar expeditions on the continent.From: Youtube / Shackleton Whisky After the whisky was discovered, one crate was sent to New Zealand where it was thawed and displayed for the public at Canterbury Museum. Three of the bottles...
  • President Obama Tells America: You are No Longer Safe - Issues Global Travel Warning for Americans

    11/23/2015 6:30:09 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 39 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 11-23-2015 | sundance
    November 23, 2015 President Obama Tells America: You are No Longer Safe - Issues Global Travel Warning for Americansby sundance Yes, America he has built this; exactly as planned. We are no-longer free to roam about the world: A World Wide Travel Alert
  • Military officials implementing travel restrictions to France

    11/19/2015 12:03:46 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 2 replies
    kxxv.com ^ | Nov 18, 2015 | Anthony J. Garcia
    FORT HOOD - Military officials are implementing travel restrictions to France applying to military personnel, Department of Defense civilian employees, contractors and and command-sponsored dependents and family members in the wake of recent terrorist attacks. Read the United State European Command full release here:
  • German Government Launches Poster Campaign In Afghanistan: ‘Don’t Come to Germany!’

    11/17/2015 2:30:12 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 17 Nov 2015 | Oliver Lane
    Posters branded with the emblem of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Kabul, have sprung up around Afghanistan trying to warn locals off choosing the nation as a target for migration. Debunking common myths about life in Germany which the authorities believe serve to make the country seem more appealing to Afghans, the posters are stark with their blank-canvas design with Arabic glyphs spelling out key messages in local languages Dari and Pashto.
  • Herodotus -- Historia, "The Histories"

    11/14/2015 9:52:44 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 71 replies
    The Internet Classics Archive ^ | 5th century BC | Daniel C. Stevenson, Web Atomics
    The Internet Classics Archive | General Help May I reproduce works found on this site?Yes! To the best of our knowledge all works on the site are in the public domain. You are free to reproduce and distribute them at no cost. Why are there more Greek than Latin authors?The first batch of works in the Internet Classics Archive came from the Eric Project at Virginia Tech ( see sources help), and were about evenly mixed between Greek and Latin texts. The second set of works, roughly the same size as the first, came from the Perseus Project, and consisted...
  • 'Extremists with British accents' heard celebrating after Russian plane crash which killed 224

    11/08/2015 7:05:45 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 20 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 8 Nov 2015 | Steve Robson
    Security services fear British-born jihadis could be behind the Russian plane crash after they picked up terrorists with Birmingham and London accents celebrating disaster, it has been reported. Investigations are increasingly pointing towards a bomb causing the Metrojet flight to disintegrate in mid-air. And now it has been claimed spies at GCHQ picked up British accents among extremist "chatter" on the airwaves in the Egyptian region in the aftermath of the tragedy. A source told the Sunday Express: "There has also been some internet traffic suggesting that there was British involvement in the attack. "This was a very sophisticated, carefully...
  • Nearer To God At Jesus Feet

    11/05/2015 7:55:14 AM PST · by Revski · 2 replies
    o7jimm Youtube Ministy ^ | 11-5-2015 | Revski (o7jimmy)
    This video is full of memories and has two hymns, Nearer My God to Thee and Till We Meet At Jesus Feet. These hymns or covered by myself, playing my mandolin. As my mother would say; Thanks a million for watching and commenting.
  • Till We Meet At Jesus Feet

    11/02/2015 8:36:47 AM PST · by Revski · 5 replies
    Good News: This video is created in my living room with a special message to families and all that miss Love Ones that have passed in Christ Jesus. By Revski (o7jimmy)
  • Germany to use military jets to speed deportations

    10/21/2015 4:49:03 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 15 replies
    ghanaweb.com ^ | 21 October 2015 | Reuters
    Germany may use army transport planes to send asylum seekers who have had their applications rejected to their home countries in an attempt to speed up deportations and ease a mounting refugee crisis, Bild daily reported on Wednesday. Chancellor Angela Merkel's government has repeatedly said it wants to speed up both the processing of asylum applications and deportations.
  • FYI to all FReepers! New Driving Tricks to get you to Stop! Important!

    10/12/2015 1:08:16 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 93 replies
    Art in Idaho | October 10, 2015 | Unknown
    About Eggs Mixed with Water... It could save your Life Warning #1: A MESSAGE FROM THE OFFICE OF ATTORNEY GENERAL STATE OF MICHIGAN: SITUATION.. While driving on a rural end of the roadway on Thursday morning, I saw an infant car seat on the side of the road with a blanket draped over it. For whatever reason, I did not stop, even though I had all kinds of thoughts running through my head. But when I got to my destination, I called the Canton PD and they were going to check it out. But, this is what the Police advised...
  • Americans, Europeans Baffled By Donald Trump: View from abroad is one of bewilderment.

    10/09/2015 2:31:38 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    US News & World Report's Ken Walsh's Washington ^ | October 9, 2015 | Kenneth T. Walsh
    SORRENTO, Italy--What's going on with Donald Trump? And why is he leading the field of Republican presidential candidates? These are the questions I've been asked most frequently during my trip to Europe to promote my new book, "Celebrity in Chief: A History of the Presidents and the Culture of Stardom." Three dozen people to whom I've spoken individually this week did not represent a scientific sample but they were consistent in their perceptions. They showed a strong sense of unease, and sometimes deep concern, at Trump's rise and puzzlement that the bombastic real-estate developer is doing so well. Many political...
  • Report: Is China Preparing For a Land Of Invasion Of the West Coast Of the United States?

    10/08/2015 10:51:19 AM PDT · by amorphous · 97 replies
    SHTF Plan ^ | 8 Oct 2015 | Jeremiah Johnson
    When we read the papers or turn on the television (for those of us who have television), hardly a day or two passes by without the mention of new (or ongoing) actions by the Chinese government in a military capacity. Within the past year alone, China has extended her reach steadily beyond her own territorial waters and nearby sea-lanes. She has participated in numerous exercises, some of them jointly with foreign nations. Anyone can clearly witness her aggressive, outwardly expanding policies regarding territory and flexing her muscle. The most recent maneuver comes on the heels of the Russian actions in...
  • Who Needs a New Car When You Have Uber?

    10/04/2015 10:11:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 3, 2015 | Michael Newberg
    Auto sales in the U.S. for September came in at their highest monthly level since 2005 according to Autodata, displaying strength in a major consumer category. Yet according to new survey, the rise in popularity of ride-sharing app Uber is already having a significant impact on customer attitudes towards the purchase of new cars. The survey, conducted by research-based consulting firm Magid Advisors and shared exclusively with CNBC, found that among 2,400 respondents, Uber usage has grown from 4 percent in 2014 to 17 percent in 2015. The car sharing service was the third most commonly used "new company" on...
  • Reno Air Races 2015 Recap Part 1

    10/02/2015 11:37:02 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    The Pylon Place ^ | September 30, 2015 | Marilyn Dash
    What a great time! What a crowd! What amazing racing! This was the best year in a long time! The week started out with great weather but lots of smoke from the many fires in California. When the wind blew in, the smoke blew out but the winds brought a new set of issues. The wind was so bad on Sunday, several classes had to stand down from their allotted course time because the winds were above their limits as addressed in the Rules of Competition. But by Monday, everyone was back on the course and qualifying began...
  • South Dakota Tribe to Open Nation's 1st Marijuana Resort

    09/29/2015 2:13:49 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    ABC News ^ | September 29, 2015 | Regina Garcia Cano, The Associated Press
    FLANDREAU, S.D. The Santee Sioux tribe has already proven its business acumen, running a successful casino, a 120-room hotel and a 240-head buffalo ranch on the plains of South Dakota. But those enterprises have not been immune to competition and the lingering effects of the Great Recession, so the small tribe of 400 is undertaking a new venture opening the nation's first marijuana resort on its reservation. The experiment could offer a new money-making model for tribes nationwide seeking economic opportunities beyond casinos. Santee Sioux leaders plan to grow their own pot and sell it in a smoking...
  • What I did on my summer vacation (Travis McGee is back)

    09/26/2015 2:00:56 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 126 replies
    Youtube ^ | September 26, 2015 | Travis McGee
    Last June, while sailing from Florida to North Carolina, I was able to realize and 20+ year dream and go dive-planing with dolphins in the open Atlantic ocean. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SXwNLaeNOXQ&feature=youtu.be
  • Whats Behind NASAs Upcoming Mystery Announcement About Mars

    09/24/2015 4:22:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    Inverse ^ | September 24, 2015 | Neel V. Patel, science and tech journalist
    NASA officials will announce Monday morning a major scientific discovery related to their continued exploration of Mars. The agency wont give too many details on what exactly the big reveal is, apart from the fact that the briefing will feature some pretty big names at the space agency (including Jim Green, director of planetary science at NASA HQ; Michael Meyer, the lead scientist for the Mars Exploration Program; Lujendra Ojha, a grad student at Georgia Tech; Mary Beth Wilhelm at NASAs Ames Research Center, and a grad student at Georgia Tech as well; and Alfred McEwen at the University of...
  • This Is The First 3D-Printed Hotel Suite In The World: Yes, It Has A 3D-Printed Jacuzzi

    09/22/2015 10:49:58 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Tech Times ^ | September 10, 2015 | Nicole Arce
    Forget 3D-printed food and 3D-printed cars. A hotel owner in the Philippines is 3D-printing an entire hotel suite, and unlike other 3D-printed buildings done before, this one will be completely and entirely operational, which means, if you're thinking of vacationing in the country soon, you'll be able to book a night at the 3D-printed suite. The Lewis Grand Hotel in Angeles City, Pampanga in the Philippines will soon have the very first 3D-printed hotel suite in the world. The idea to 3D print an entire room was proposed to hotel owner Lewis Yakich, materials science engineer and home builder from...
  • You Want to Put E15 in Your Motor?

    09/18/2015 1:48:24 AM PDT · by RaceBannon · 48 replies
    The Jacki Daily Show ^ | 8/31/15 | Lauren Fix
    Lauren Fix, The Car Coach is a competitive race car racer, a mom, and Americas top woman in automotive news. She explains E15, and why it will invalidate the warranty for most cars.
  • Pushing the Limits: Traveling at near-supersonic speeds

    09/16/2015 10:30:45 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    CBS News ^ | September 16, 2015
    Hyperloop Technologies is working on a project to move people and cargo at nearly the speed of sound, and its engineers believe they're approaching a transportation breakthrough not seen in ages, reports CBS News correspondent Carter Evans. In 1903, the Wright brothers launched the age of aviation in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, with their experimental flying machine. It connected the world, pushing the limits of what many believed possible. Hyperloop Technologies co-founder and engineer Brogan BamBrogan wants to change the world again, with a ground transit system that would go faster than a commercial jet. "We're kind of inventing a...
  • David Cameron has been surfing in sewage on his summer holiday in Cornwall

    08/31/2015 6:51:27 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    mirror.co.uk ^ | 29 August 2015 | Tom Bevan
    David and Samantha Cameron have unwittingly been swimming at a beauty spot tainted by raw sewage. The chillaxing PM and his wife have enjoyed a daily swim off Polzeath in Cornwall on one of their three summer family holidays - unaware that untreated human effluent was flowing into the beauty spot. South West Water has warned the excrement was being pumped into the sea due to the heavy rain on Sunday morning and Wednesday afternoon.
  • [Satire] Jeb Slams Asian Immigration

    08/30/2015 9:10:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 1 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Aug 2015 | John Semmens
    Hectored by Latino illegal immigrants for using the term anchor baby, GOP presidential candidate former Florida governor Jeb Bush contended that he was referring to Asian immigrants. China and India are the real threat, Bush maintained. There are over a billion of each of them. Thats enough to totally overwhelm the 300 million Americans living in this country. There are only 125 million Mexicans. Even if every one of them migrated to the United States wed still outnumber them by a wide margin. The candidate went on to outline what he called a strong plan to interdict illegal Asian immigration...
  • Teslas Model S P85D Just Broke Consumer Reports Ratings System, Scoring 103 Out Of 100

    08/30/2015 6:16:56 AM PDT · by lbryce · 59 replies
    TECH CRUNCH ^ | August 29, 2025 | Connir Loizos
    Well, this is something you dont see every day. According to a new report out of Consumer Reports, the Tesla Model S P85D, all-wheel-drive electric sedan, performed better in our tests than any other car ever has, earning a perfect road-test score. Actually, it did better than that, scoring 103 points in a scoring system that, by definition, doesnt go past 100. Among the many reasons it scored so remarkably high, says the outlet: its brutally quick acceleration (the car soars from 0 to 60 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds); better braking and handling than the standard Model S...
  • How I Spent My Summer Vacation: MAGINOT LINE

    08/27/2015 5:41:11 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 19 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 27 August 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Always wanted to see this, finally had me a look... This particular section of France's 1930s-era defensive Maginot Line fortifications -a marvel of engineering at the time- has been extensively restored by enthusiast groups in the area, some of whom I was able to meet with on the visit. This entrance is known as 'Fort de Shoenenbourg', located in a hilltop forest near the German frontier (the Rhein) in the Alsace region of France, about 40 minutes north of Strasbourg. They did a great job keeping it authentic, really takes you back in time as you wander the 4-5...
  • Ed Klein: Michelle and Valerie 'Connected at the Hip' (Will live together in Europe after 2016)

    08/23/2015 2:15:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    NewsMax ^ | August 21, 2015 | Bill Hoffmann
    Bestselling author Edward Klein's bombshell claim that Michelle Obama and top White House adviser Valerie Jarrett have become so close they may live together in Europe after President Barack Obama finishes his second term has sent the rumor mill into overdrive. But Klein, who made the startling assertion on his website, told Newsmax TV on Friday that the relationship between the high-powered women definitely does not involve physical intimacy. "There's nothing sexual. A lot of people ask me that question. No, there's nothing sexual at all," Klein author of "Blood Feud: The Clintons vs. the Obamas" said in...
  • Smoking in vehicles: Illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicles) with anyone under 18 present.

    08/17/2015 3:33:01 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Government of the United Kingdom ^ | August 17, 2015 | Department of Health
    Update on new law on smoking in cars and other vehicles with someone under 18. From 1 October 2015 it will be illegal to smoke in a car (or other vehicles) with anyone under 18 present. The law is changing to protect children and young people from the dangers of secondhand smoke. Both the driver and the smoker could be fined 50. The law applies to every driver in England and Wales, including those aged 17 and those with a provisional driving licence. The law does not apply if the driver is 17 years old and is on their own...
  • Trump Creates Pandemonium At Iowa State Fair

    08/16/2015 6:49:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    Crows Nest Politics ^ | August 15, 2015 | Ken Crow
    Iowa and New Hampshire are two states when it comes to politics that are to some degree are jaded to the star power of candidates. These are the states that have presidential candidates visiting in barber shops when you walk in for a haircut. These are the states where you are going to lunch at 12:00 (when the town horn sounds) with your parts manager from the John Deere dealership only to find a governor talking to a group in the back room of the local pizza restaurant. I had seen the reaction to Donald Trump when he came to...
  • More than half of Americans have gone 12 months without a vacation

    08/14/2015 1:31:02 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 75 replies
    latimes.com ^ | August 13, 2015 | Hugo Martin
    If you haven't taken a vacation in a year, you aren't alone. More than 135 million Americans, or 56%, say they haven't taken a vacation in the last 12 months, compared to 126 million Americans, or 52%, who reported going without a vacation for a year in 2014, according to a telephone survey of 1,000 Americans. Another 15% of those surveyed said they haven't been on vacation in seven to 12 months and 10% said it has been four to six months, with 16% saying they have been on vacation within the last three months, according to the survey. A...
  • Where Canadian PMs anti-terror travel ban came from

    08/13/2015 9:25:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/13/15 | Arthur Weinreb
    Once it is established a person travelled to a forbidden designated area, the onus is on them to convince intelligence agencies they were there for a legitimate un-terror related purpose Earlier this week Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced if his Conservative Party retains power after the October 19 federal election, legislation would be introduced to ban travel to certain designated areas. Those who travel to these areas and cannot prove they did so for a legitimate non-terror related reason, will be subject to criminal prosecution. It is already a crime in Canada to participate in or aid a terrorist group....
  • Poop Geyser On British Beach Erupts Snails, Dirty Water

    08/12/2015 11:56:32 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 30 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 08/12/2015 | Andres Jauregui
    Life's a beach, until it gets crappy. Vacationers at Orcombe Point beach in Devon, England, have complained about a nasty new sink hole in the sand that's reportedly spewed snails and rancid seaweed into the air. "I looked over and there were big plumes of water coming out of the beach it was all bubbling up much like a geyser," Kite surf instructor James Dart told the Express. "It was probably going about a foot above the beach." Experts fear that the water that periodically erupts from the hole, which is 6 feet wide and 10 feet deep, might be...
  • 5 dead in weekend murders in Mexican resort cities

    08/11/2015 12:56:23 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 9 replies
    ctvnews.ca ^ | August 10, 2015 | The Associated Press
    Three people were slain in the once-tranquil resort city of La Paz and two others were killed in the nearby beach town of Cabo San Lucas in Mexico's Baja California Sur state over the weekend.
  • Tourists expecting pristine beaches on Caribbean vacation met with clumps of smelly seaweed

    08/10/2015 1:29:53 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 17 replies
    Fox News Latino ^ | August 10, 2015 | AP
    The picture-perfect beaches and turquoise waters that people expect on their visits to the Caribbean are increasingly being fouled by mats of decaying seaweed that attract biting sand fleas and smell like rotten eggs. Clumps of the brownish seaweed known as sargassum have long washed up on Caribbean coastlines, but researchers say the algae blooms have exploded in extent and frequency in recent years. The 2015 seaweed invasion appears to be a bumper crop, with a number of shorelines so severely hit that some tourists have canceled summer trips and lawmakers on Tobago have termed it a "natural disaster."
  • Hitchhiking Robot, After Safely Crossing Canada and Europe, Is Destroyed in America

    A hitchhiking robot that had won the hearts of people all over the world came to a grizzly demise on the streets of the United States on August 1. Hitchbot was created by Canadian researchers as a social experiment to test the kindness of strangers. The child-sized robot was immobile on its own. Its creators would drop it off on one end of a nation, with his thumb pointing upward and a sign around its neck indicating where it wanted to go. From there it was up to anyone who found it to help Hitchbot along. A gps inside the...
  • Airbus patents plane that could fly from Paris to Tokyo in three hours

    08/05/2015 9:13:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | August 5, 2015 | Reuters
    Airbus has won a patent for a hypersonic passenger plane, but Concordes hydrogen-powered successor is unlikely to leave the drawing board any time soon. The proposed aeroplane would cut the journey time from Paris to Tokyo from 12 to under three hours. The idea, first published in 2011, is to use three different kinds of engine power to jump above the atmosphere while still using regular runways for takeoff. It has now won approval from the US Patent Office. The concept comes as commercial space companies such as Virgin Galactic pursue plans for low-level space flights. Airbuss proposed plane has...
  • Eco-friendly 3D printed supercar

    08/04/2015 8:18:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 4, 2015 | Ben Gruber
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) A California automotive start-up is hoping their prototype supercar will redefine car manufacturing. The sleek race car dubbed 'Blade' didn't come off an assembly line - but out of a 3D printer. Kevin Czinger of Divergent Microfactories has spent most of his career in the automotive industry. One day he realized that no matter how fuel-efficient or how few tailpipe emissions the modern car has, the business of car manufacturing is destroying the environment. "3D printing of metal radically changes that. By looking at 3D printing not for that overall structure but to create individual modular structures that can...
  • Putting Low-Income Drivers Behind the Wheel of Electric Cars (Los Angeles)

    08/02/2015 2:29:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    TakePart ^ | July 31, 2015 | Kristine Wong, multimedia journalist
    A first-of-its-kind car-sharing program will give residents of Los Angeles' neglected neighborhoods access to carbon-free transportation.Electric vehicles have helped people save money and curb their greenhouse gas emissions. But for those with less cash to spare, those benefits have been largely out of reach. Now a first-of-its-kind E.V. car-sharing program in Los Angeles aims to put the citys low-income residentssome of whom have to walk a mile to the closest bus stopbehind the wheel of convenient and carbon-free transportation. It will help improve the lives of every Angeleno in these neighborhoods by offering them options they dont have, said Matt...
  • 5 Places Black People Can Move to When Theyve Had Enough of America

    07/28/2015 12:15:37 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The Root ^ | July 14, 2015 | Tomika Anderson
    Chris Rock summed up the black experience in the United States kind of perfectly during his HBO special Never Scared more than a decade ago: If youre black, you got to look at America a little bit different, he joked, stone-faced. You got to look at America like the uncle who paid for you to go to college but who molested you. Since then, that generous uncle has moved from molesting to killing, with the list of victims growing by the day: the Charleston 9. Freddie Gray. Michael Brown. Rekia Boyd. Eric Garner. Tamir Rice. John Crawford III. Yuvette Henderson....
  • Scientists Confirm 'Impossible' EM Drive Propulsion

    07/27/2015 4:32:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 53 replies
    Hacked Magazine ^ | July 27, 2015 | Giulio Prisco
    Later today, July 27, German scientists will present new experimental results on the controversial, "impossible" EM Drive, at the American Institute for Aeronautics and Astronautics' Propulsion and Energy Forum in Orlando. The presentation is titled "Direct Thrust Measurements of an EmDrive and Evaluation of Possible Side-Effects." Presenter Martin Tajmar is a professor and chair for Space Systems at the Dresden University of Technology, interested in space propulsion systems and breakthrough propulsion physics. A Revolutionary Development for Space Travel The EM Drive (Electro Magnetic Drive) uses electromagnetic microwave cavities to directly convert electrical energy to thrust without the need to expel...
  • Breakthrough for electric cars: Supercapacitors from miracle substance charges batteries in minutes

    07/23/2015 9:23:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    International Business Times ^ | May 25, 2015 | Peter Carty
    The problem of limited range has been an important factor curbing the wide-spread adoption of electric cars. But scientists in South Korea have developed a new technology which could solve the problem. The lithium-ion batteries used in most of the current generation of electric cars have limitations. They are expensive and store insufficient power for the needs of many drivers, requiring frequent top-ups. And when they have to be recharged the charging process is time consuming. The technological breakthrough could solve these problems. And in the process, Dr Lu Wu of the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South...
  • VANITY: Who is attending Sturgis 2015?

    07/21/2015 5:28:35 AM PDT · by Robert Teesdale · 29 replies
    Robert Teesdale ^ | 7/21/2015 | Robert Teesdale
    Vanity post here, which I rarely do... Who is going to Sturgis this year? With well over a million attendees expected in Sturgis this year for the 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Rally, I can only imagine there will be a number of Freepers present. I'd like to commence a thread for this, and facilitate some in person meetings. It would be a pleasure.
  • Lyft Co-Founder: Most Millennials Wont Own a Car in Five YearsAnd Data Supports This!

    07/12/2015 12:09:17 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    *If youve never heard of ride-sharing, app-based taxi services like Uber and Lyft, you probably dont get out much. They are pretty much taking over the world. And John Zimmer, who co-founded Lyft, even goes as far as saying that in five years, most millennials wont own a car. They will see no need for it. You could actually start seeing the majority of millennials in the next five years or so saying theres no reason I should get a car, Zimmer told Mashable recently. The car used to be the symbol of American freedom. Now its like owning a...
  • Disney removes Confederate flag from Epcot's American theater

    07/09/2015 3:41:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    WFTV-TV ^ | July 9, 2015 | Staff, Robert Niles and Joe Kelley, WDBO-TV
    ORLANDO, Fla. A day after Disney's Hollywood Studios removed a Bill Cosby statue, Disney's Epcot has removed a Confederate flag that was hanging at the theme park's American Adventure theater. Robert Niles from Theme Park Insider writes: The flag removed from Epcot is not the battle flag of the Army of Northern Virginia most commonly associated with the Confederacy, thanks to its adoption in early 20th century by the Ku Klux Klan and later revival in the 1950s and 60s by southerners in opposition to the civil rights movement. The flag that had hung in the American Adventure was...

    07/07/2015 1:40:59 PM PDT · by NYer · 36 replies
    Atlas Obscura ^ | July 5, 2015 | CHRIS WHITE
    The remnants of Transcontinental Air Mail Route Beacon 37A, which was located atop a bluff in St. George, Utah. (Photo:Dppowell/Wikipedia)Across the United States, from Los Angeles to New York, lies a network of mostly forgotten infrastructure, a system that was obsolete before it was ever finishedforgotten relics from the early days of powered flight.The early 20thcentury was an eraof American history where Manifest Destiny seemed, well, manifest. The West had been won, and the cities blossomed. But with innovation came change and obsolescence. Trainsbecame the prime movers of not only people and goods, but also the mail. The Pony Expressproved...
  • Cape Horn Fire near Bayview Idaho grows to 2,000 acres; Six homes destroyed

    07/06/2015 10:49:56 AM PDT · by Veto! · 30 replies
    KHQ Channel 6, Spokane ^ | July 6, 2015 | Matt Pusatory, KHQ Local News Web Producer
    UPDATE: 6:45 a.m. Monday: The Cape Horn Fire is now estimated to be around 2,000 acres. Crews have confirmed six homes have been destroyed, all on the eastern half of Cape Horn and containment is 0%. The fire spread rapidly overnight and evacuations have been issued by the Bonner County Sheriff's Office in the Cape Horn and Bayview areas using reverse 911.
  • Woman killed in Japan train fire suicide was on peace pilgrimage

    07/01/2015 12:31:00 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies
    straitstimes.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | AFP
    A woman killed when a pensioner deliberately set himself on fire aboard a moving bullet train in Japan was on her way to a shrine to give thanks for her "peaceful life", it emerged on Wednesday. Yoshiko Kuwahara died after 71-year-old Haruo Hayashizaki doused himself in fuel and sparked the blaze on the busy 300km-per-hour train. "Today I'm visiting Ise shrine to give thanks for my calm, peaceful life," 52-year-old Kuwahara wrote on her Facebook page on Tuesday morning as she boarded the super-fast Nozomi bullet train at Yokohama.
  • China claims to have the worlds first material for light-propelled spaceflight (Graphene)

    06/30/2015 8:50:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    China Daily Mail ^ | June 30, 2015
    The following is based on a translation of a report in Chinese media: According to xinhuanet.coms report on June 19, through 3 years of research, Prof. Chen Yongsheng of the College of Chemistry and Prof. Tian Jianguo of the Institute of Physics, Nankai University have obtained a special graphene material for light-driven flight. Due to the special electronic characteristic of graphene and the macrostructure and form of the material, the material is able to get driving force from light 1,000 times greater than ordinary light pressure. The websites reporter claimed to have seen with his own eyes a graphene sponge...
  • France reacts to mob violence against Uber by detaining the company's executives

    06/30/2015 2:29:58 PM PDT · by Marcus · 5 replies
    Houston Politics Examiner ^ | June 30, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    Recently, Parisian taxi drivers decided to deal with competition they have been getting from a new Internet car service called Uber by rioting and physically attacking cars they suspected of being part of that company. French authorities decided to deal with the situation by detaining two Uber executives and accusing them of running an illicit service, according to a Monday story in USA Today, The action illustrates how a bureaucratic, European socialist company reacts to change brought on by technology and entrepreneurial activity, by trying to ban it.
  • AZ: Gun Friendly Rest Stops (and a snake)

    06/23/2015 6:36:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I have been doing some traveling the last couple of days, so the output is down. The scenery has been great, and in getting ready for the trip I encountered the snake pictured above. I believe it is a red coachwhip, aptly named, as it is so long and slender. This specimen was about four feet long. It was sunning itself in a tire track on the way out to the ranch. I find desert wildlife fascinating, and I try not to kill any without good reason. I stopped, took some pictures, and intimidated the snake off the track...
  • African American Festival Taking Place in Baltimore (Up to 350,000 to attend)

    06/20/2015 6:48:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 36 replies
    Officials are expecting up to 350,000 people at the African American Festival this weekend in Baltimore. The festival is taking place Saturday and Sunday at the Camden Yards Sports Complex. The free event will include music, cultural exhibits, contests, health screenings and children's activities....
  • Alien rights-When we meet, it wont be a friendly encounter nor a conquest: it'll be a gold rush

    06/16/2015 12:54:55 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Aeon Blog ^ | June 11, 2015 | Lizzie Wade, Latin America correspondent for Science
    It wasnt the Martians fault their planet died. If they existed once Martians were likely microbes, living in a world much like our own, warmed by an atmosphere and crisscrossed by waterways. But Mars began to lose that atmosphere, perhaps because its gravity wasnt strong enough to hold onto it after an asteroid impact, or perhaps it was gradually blown away by solar winds. The cause is still mysterious, but the ending is clear: Marss liquid water dried up or froze into ice caps, leaving life without its most precious resource. Any Martians would have been victims of...