Following video trailer is from upcoming film "Babies". Namibia, Mongolia, Tokyo and San Francisco. Babies have a lot in common, but I am not so sure about the parents. At the very least this will be terminally cute.
The shuttle is up there again, but apparently for the last time. I haven't heard any news about what the next big space thing is going to be. I grew up with a life time of next big things from NASA. The following video is disturbing:
Over time with the development of energy and infrastructure resources we have created larger and more powerful vehicles to move products from farm and factory to market. Recently in cities such as Portland and Amsterdam young progressives have been reverting to human power to move cargo. I see a possible trend here which you may find a bit circular. Recently, local bike stores have been offering an ever wider array of bicycles designed to carry cargo, as well as an assortment of bicycle trailers. Following is what I see as a natural sequence of development (or regression, depending on your point of view).
My dog, Domino, has a crazed blood lust for the local squirrels. Turns out he may be an inadvertant environmentalist. The squirrels native to Portland are the big beautiful silver gray variety with the big fluffy tails. The have been completely eliminated in the city by little feisty brown buggers from someplace in the Mid-West. In honor of a Miss Leslie Zucor of Reed College I would like to share with you the following video demonstrating the art of Squirrel Launching.
Aside from the standard stuff, I am involved with a non-profit called Namaste Kathmandu. NK is working to provide education and health services for refugees in Kathmandu Nepal. To date we have constructed one school and set up a health clinic. Learn more about NK at www.namastekatmandu.blogspot.com.