-Hard to believe, but it’s been nearly two decades since we last conducted a long-term test of a Honda Civic. A 1997 Civic HX coupe was the most recent example of Honda’s venerable compact to go through our 40,000-mile test regimen. Now, almost 19 years and four Civic generations later, we’re finally welcoming another one into the fold: a 2016 sedan in top-of-the-line Touring trim. READ MORE ››
Monday, August 29, 2016
Sunday, August 28, 2016
A Southwest Airlines flight bound for Orlando, Florida, made an emergency landing Saturday morning due to a major problem with one of its two engines.
Flight 3472 from New Orleans diverted the airplane to Pensacola, Florida, after the pilot detected something had gone wrong with an engine, according to a Southwest statement.
The jet, a Boeing 737-700, landed in Pensacola around 9:40 a.m. CDT with no apparent injuries to the 99 passengers or five crew members on board, according to Southwest.
Pictures taken from the plane and posted online made it appear that part of the engine had blown apart, but Southwest spokesman Chris Mainz said there was no explosion. He said Southwest will work with investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board to determine the cause. Read more...More about Accidents, Travel, Southwest Airlines, and Us World
In case you ever need to be rescued from a tropical island, just remember, a well-placed S.O.S. is not only a Hollywood cliche.
A couple doing their best Blue Lagoon impression was rescued Friday from a remote island in Micronesia after writing the rescue message on the beach, according to the U.S. Coast Guard.
A U.S. Navy aircraft took a look after lights were spotted on the uninhabited East Fayu Island during a search for two missing people. The pair, a boat and their S.O.S. attempt were quickly spotted, and a patrol boat was sent to pick them up. Read more...More about Micronesia, Rescue, Watercooler, Australia, and Us
One year ago, six volunteers—an astrobiologist, a physicist, a pilot, an architect, a journalist, and a soil scientist — entered a 36-by-20 foot dome , located near a barren volcano in Hawaii, to simulate what living conditions would be like on Mars. Today they re-emerged from their year-long isolation.
Saturday, August 27, 2016
If you look closely at a map, you’re bound to find some really weird shit. Countries you never knew existed pop up, bodies of water reveal themselves, and the borders of countries look totally random. What’s more random about those borders is when they have weird panhandles or salients, basically appendages of land that have been hastily slapped onto the main body of a country. How did these tiny stretches of land get added?
There are a number of places you might choose if you want to go surfing in Perth, Australia, but Alfred Cove, on the Swan River, probably isn't one of them. It might be soon, though, courtesy of plans for an artificial surfing lagoon aimed at improving the options for catching waves around the city... Continue Reading Artificial wave-filled lagoon would bring more surf to Perth
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- Computer-equipped surfboard could lead to, like, totally awesome boards
- SmartFin gathers ocean data while users surf
- Cloud-seeding drones to bring the rain
Thursday, August 25, 2016
The "Celebration" Apple-1, so named by computer historian Corey Cohen, features a blank "green" PCB board that was never sold to the public and was not a part of a known production run.
The auction included an original Apple-1 ACI cassette board, pre-NTI, with Robinson Nugent sockets, a period correct power supply, an early Apple-1 BASIC cassette labeled and authenticated by original Apple employee Daniel Kottke, Apple-1 manuals, marketing materials, and Cassette Board schematics.
Unlike other Apple-1 computers that have fetched lower prices, the Celebration Apple-1 is not in working condition but could be restored to full functionality with minor tweaks. Cohen recommended against such restoration to preserve the board's uniqueness. "The Apple-1 board is a not just a piece of history, but a piece of art," he said.
Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak originally created and sold 175 Apple-1 computers during the summer of 1976, marking the launch of Apple computer, a company that's grown to be one of the largest and most influential in the world. Of those 175 machines, only 60 or so are still in existence, making them quite valuable to collectors.
Several Apple-1 computers have surfaced at auction over the past few years, selling for prices between and $365,000 and $905,000.
10 percent of the proceeds from the CharityBuzz auction will benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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