The upcoming widening of the Panama Shipping Canal is causing a global stir, one felt especially in California, where more than half of all imported shipping containers enter the U.S. The fear of losing competitiveness to newly accessible East Coast ports has those on the West scrambling to expand their ability to accommodate super-tankers and efficiently transport consumer goods from ships to trucks and rail, a process also known as the “
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Earth from Juno
NASA - On Oct. 9, Juno flew by Earth using the home planet's gravity to get a boost needed to reach Jupiter. The JunoCam caught this image of Earth, and other instruments were tested to ensure they work as designed during a close planetary encounter.
Iquitos is a bustling city. It has many many more motocars (pictured) than cars or taxis. It´s a bit hard to cross streets here as drivers are always testing the limits of yellow lights and many one way streets make crossing particularly difficult from oneside. One should also watch out for dodgy sidewalks.
Below are pictured some of the colonial style architecture, including the azulejos, the painted tiles, first imported from Portugal by Rubber Barrons to decorate their mansions.
LAS VEGAS — Flexjet has placed orders for 30 more of Bombardier’s Learjet 85 aircraft, converting a number of the options the U.S. company took in a blockbuster deal announced last month, the companies announced Monday.
Bombardier now has 60 confirmed orders for Learjet 85s from Flexjet for a value of approximately US$1.2-billion, based on the 2013 list price for the aircraft.
When I was a kid, coming into downtown on the Richmond Street flyover, a sign always reminded one that the End was Near, though you could get information by calling Jim, who had a church so close to the flyover that it almost touched. In later years Jim faced across the flyover at the Funnel, a lamented lost experimental film space, located in a building that similarly almost kissed the road.
kalau pernah kamu bertemu dulu, apa yang
kau inginkan nanti? sepi. kalau nanti kau
dapatkan cinta, bagaimana kau tempatkan
waktu? sendiri. bila hari tak lagi berani
munculkan diri, dan kau tinggal untuk
menanti? cari. andai bumi sembunyi saat
kau berlari? mimpi.
[Percakapan Dua Ranting ~ Radhar Panca Dahana]
Sapaan halo dari orang Nias apabila bertemu.
ND, Ore. — It might be the weirdest part of the atmosphere, 15 miles above the polar regions, where vast stratospheric clouds ofnitric acid and water vapor shimmer in iridescent pink while human-made chemicals play havoc with the ozone layer.
Scientists long to study the stratosphere at close range. But this is almost the edge of space, far too high for a conventional airplane in level flight.