Daily Archives: April 7, 2012

From Latest Items from TreeHugger: Successful Young Americans Seen Drifting Away From Car Culture: Smart Phones Play A Role

From 2001 to 2009, young people (16- to 34-year-olds) who lived in households with annual incomes of over $70,000 increased their use of public transit by 100 percent, biking by 122 percent, and walking by 37 percent from Latest Items … Continue reading

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From News: U.S. Marines Land In Australia: What’s The Message?

This week, U.S. Marines landed in northern Australia. Just 200 Marines, but they’re the first wave of a deployment that will eventually increase to 2,500. The Chinese military has expressed disapproval. Host Scott Simon is joined by the U.S. ambassador … Continue reading

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From Gizmodo: The Navy’s LIDAR-Equipped UAV Helo Hunts Pirates, Not Speeders [Uav]

When it’s not busting cocaine smugglers or helping overthrow dictators, the Navy’s MQ-8B Fire Scout UAV will soon hunt for pirates. With lasers. More » from Gizmodo

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From Gizmodo: Lego Architecture Exhibit Is Made of 15,500,000 Lego Bricks [Lego]

If you’re going to Washington D.C. before September 3, you can’t miss the Lego Architecture exhibition at the National Building Museum. They just added three new iconic buildings to the 15 already in existence. They are huge! More » from Gizmodo

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From Engadget: Flawed diamonds are perfect ingredients for quantum computing, just add time travel

Ready to suspend your brain cells in a superposition of disbelief? Good, because the latest news published in Nature is that diamonds are a quantum computer‘s best friend — particularly if they’re flawed. An international team of scientists sought out … Continue reading

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