Archive for March, 2007

Hakaze

Later this month, denizens of that placeless cyberplace, Second Life, will get a sneak preview of Mazda’s Hakaze concept car, ahead of its debut in three dimensions at the Geneva show. Mazda’s following the lead of Toyota’s Scion, which has been running 3D campaigns in Second Life since August, 2006. Scion also plans to launch its xD and redesigned xB there (is there a "there"?), simultaneously with the cars’ unveiling at the Chicago show this week. Mazda’s created a place called Nagare Island, presumably as a venue in which to highlight its current design concepts. We just wonder if it’ll be inhabited by sharp-elbowed French photographer avatars, just like Geneva. We’ll see. a€" Mike Spinelli

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Posted: March 4th, 2007
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On Litigation On and Pertinent to Speed Limits

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Posted: March 4th, 2007
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caution

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Posted: March 4th, 2007
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"world’s ugliest car"

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:59pm by Koookiecrumbles


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Moscow-City

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
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squirell jumper

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
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a spicy History

Spicy food has been a South American tradition for at least 6,000 years. Of course, millennia ago the continent was not known by that name and it would not be until after the arrival of Columbus that the Old World would fall for the delightful culinary effects of chilisa€"the hottest peppers they had ever tasted. But new research in this week’s Science reveals that the inhabitants of what is now southwestern Ecuador mixed chili peppers with maize (corn), squash and other vegetables at least that long ago.

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:58pm by Koookiecrumbles


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albino blacksheep

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:58pm by Koookiecrumbles


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"iPods used as ‘black box’ for airplanes"

Pilots may soon rely on the iPod for the operation of their aircraft. A new report indicates that the hugely popular iPod media player may become an integral part of one airplane manufacturer’s airplane design. The iPod could become a flight data recorder (FDR) following an announcement by US light aircraft manufacturer LoPresti Speed Merchants to introduce the device in the cockpit of its Fury piston aircraft, Flight reports. The Florida-based company is planning for "full integration of the iPod into the Fury’s avionics systems." The report says that the iPod will serve as a digital data recorder, a.k.a as the "black box"-often used to help determine the cause of plane crashes/tragedies.

Along with suitable software, the iPod can be used to record important flight data and equipment readings to its internal hard drive, offering the ability to record over 500h of flight time data.

The company, however, was not specific about the types of information that would be recorded, the report said. Recorders are currently used to collect data for maintenance purposes through system monitoring, for post-flight analysis in training and safety-monitoring, and, when suitably protected, for crash investigation.

"This is a watershed technology for aviation," says LoPresti vice president of operations, RJ Siegel, "and we are delighted to be the first to bring it to market." The Fury (pictured below) will prove the concept, but once certificated, the iPod FDR could be deployed on other light aircraft.

iPods, however, are not just limited to cockpits. One innovative Mexican airline has already begun renting iPods to passengers, ahead of planned iPod integration by many of the major US airlines.

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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
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