Thursday, July 24, 2008
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Friday, July 11, 2008
German train passengers faced delays on Friday when Deutsche Bahn recalled their ICE-3 trains for inspection after a defective axle popped off tracks in Cologne this week, the national railway operator announced on Friday. “The security of our passengers has top priority, so we want to rule out every risk at the outset,” head of passenger transportation Karl-Friedrich Rausch said. The workshop inspections won’t effect the majority of long-haul connections, Deutsche Bahn said, adding that it regrets any delays or seat shortages due to the inspection of at least 60 trains.NS Highspeed:
Vanaf vrijdag 11 juli - ICE International Amsterdam-Köln-Frankfurt(-Basel) rijdt nietEven if we don't travel with Gogo-tours, we still get Gogo-ed!
Door spoedcontroles van materieel in Duitsland rijdt ICE International Amsterdam - Köln - Frankfurt (-Basel) voorlopig niet.
Reizigers uit Nederland naar Duitsland kunnen met binnenlandse (Nederlandse) treinen naar Arnhem reizen. Tussen Arnhem en Emmerich rijden bussen. Vanaf Emmerich kunt u per trein verder reizen.Reizigers uit Duitsland naar Nederland reizen met binnenlandse (Duitse) treinen naar Emmerich. Van Emmerich naar Arnhem rijden bussen. Vanaf Arnhem kunt u met binnenlandse (Nederlandse) treinen verder reizen. Een andere mogelijkheid is om te reizen via Bad Bentheim of via Venlo. Het is toegestaan met uw tickets voor ICE International via deze routes te reizen. In Duitsland moet u op de lange afstandsverbindingen rekening houden met uitval van ICE's. Deze uitval betreft voornamelijk de trajecten: - Dortmund - Basel; - Hamburg - Dortmund - München; - Frankfurt - Brussel; - Frankfurt - Paris. Ook op andere trajecten kan uitval van ICE's plaatsvinden. In veel gevallen heeft u een alternatief in de vorm van een langzamere trein.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
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Monday, July 07, 2008
wiki A ferrofluid (from the Latin ferrum, meaning iron) is a liquid which becomes strongly polarised in the presence of a magnetic field. It is a colloidal mixture comprising extremely small magnetic particles suspended in a liquid. The particles are coated with a soap or detergent to prevent them from clumping together. Ferrofluids are composed of nanoscale ferromagnetic, or ferrimagnetic, particles suspended in a carrier fluid, usually an organic solvent or water. The ferromagnetic nano-particles are coated with a surfactant to prevent their agglomeration (due to van der Waals and magnetic forces). Although the name may suggest otherwise, ferrofluids do not display ferromagnetism, since they do not retain magnetization in the absence of an externally applied field. In fact, ferrofluids display (bulk-scale) paramagnetism, and are often referred as being "superparamagnetic" due to their large magnetic susceptibility. Permanently magnetized fluids are difficult to create at present.More on the artist Sachiko Kodama. And a different piece by her. Also; I want one of those!
Sunday, July 06, 2008
The benefits for people who have had positive or even mystical experiences induced by the psychedelic drug psilocybin — the psychoactive ingredient in ‘magic mushrooms’ — linger for as much as a year, according to the latest follow-up study of such patients. The study offers more support to those who argue that, when used responsibly, some drugs more commonly taken for leisure can safely be used to relieve the stress associated with severe chronic diseases such as cancer. “This experience has a compelling meaningfulness and spiritual component to it that is strongly conserved over time,” argues the study's lead author, Roland Griffiths of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Although only a single dose was administered to the 36 patients in the original study, they reportedly still considered the experience to have valuable after-effects at the time of the follow-up study. A clutch of new studies using psilocybin are now planned or under way in the United States, hoping to alleviate cancer-related anxieties with only one dose that has a lasting, positive outcome for patients. Full article...Wow a clutch of new studies is planned, very exciting.
Saturday, July 05, 2008
Waxwork Hitler beheaded in Berlin
A man has been arrested after tearing the head off a wax figure of Adolf Hitler at a newly opened branch of Madame Tussauds in Berlin.
The 41-year-old man was held after attacking the waxwork, only hours after the attraction opened on Saturday.
The inclusion of Hitler in the exhibition has aroused controversy in a country where Nazi symbols are banned.
But the exhibition's organiser said it could hardly depict German history without portraying Hitler.
It pointed out that Hitler waxwork depicted him in the hours before his suicide, a defeated figure slumped in his bunker as the Red Army reached Berlin.
The Fuhrer was positioned behind a table, which was supposed to prevent visitors posing with the statue - or damaging it.
Sadly I couldn't find a picture of the beheaded wax figure, maybe one will surface later.
Doug Pelmear said he isn't toying with the engine of 1987 Ford Mustang for the money.Progressive Automotive X-Prize
The engineer's tinkering, however, could earn him $10 million and save him plenty more in gas money.
Pelmear, who lives in Napoleon, Ohio, has tweaked his Mustang to get 110 mpg, making the engine nearly five times as efficient as a traditional gas engine, he told the Toledo Blade newspaper.
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"We redesigned a lot of different things on the [engine] block," Pelmear told the paper. "It's still a rod-and-piston engine; it just has a lot more electronics on it."
Traditional gas engines operate at 8 to 10 percent, efficiency, while the engine on the Mustang, he said, is at 38 percent efficiency.
He said he could greatly increase even that number if his car used traditional gasoline instead of a mix of gas and 85 percent ethanol.
Pelmear entered his car to win the the $10 million Progressive Automotive X Prize: a race to find an affordable, marketable automobile that gets at least 100 miles per gallon.
"I'm an optimist, and I think people need to know there is hope out there," Pelmear told the Toledo Blade. "That's why I decided to enter the X Prize race. I could have sold this [technology] off, but then people might not have seen it.
Pelmear told television station WNWO that the car hasn't traded power for miles per gallon. Pelmear said the car has 400 horsepower, goes well over 100 mph and can go from zero to 60 mph in three seconds.
"This will bring back the automotive industry when they can sell trucks and SUVs and the models that are almost dead at this time," he told WNWO.
We talked about Greenpeace having done something like this yesterday.
I find this quite hard to believe though, that's nearly 47kpL.
Thursday, July 03, 2008
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Tuesday, July 01, 2008
One of my first projects what i designed from the start as a student working under an architect, are sold out! after 2 weeks of being on the marked (what is pretty nice for houses in fucking groningen). The houses are not my style but they needed to fit in the rest of the neighberhood