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Tuesday 9 October 2012

(Photo: SpaceX confirmed in a statement this afternoon that the failed engine did not explode, but rather lost pressure and immediately shut down. "Our review indicates that the fairing that protects the engine from aerodynamic loads ruptured due to the engine pressure release, and that none of...

Monday 8 October 2012

   Picture, above: Cristoforo Columbo presenting his plan to Queen Isabella: lithography 1892, by Vaclav Brozick.)   Monday 905P Eastern Time:    Columbus: The Four Voyages by Laurence Bergreen; 1 of 2  Hawaii, Alaska, South Dakota are the three states that do not recognize Columbus Day at all,...

Sunday 7 October 2012

  (Photo: Narsaq, Greenland, where the retreat of the summer ice means the fishing population declines and the mining possibilites explode.) 905P: Catherine Rampell, NYT, continued decline in graduate school applications, what graduate schools are slipping, where there is strength. 920P: David ...

Saturday 6 October 2012

  (Photo: The B-29 heavy bombardment type aircraft has been designed for long distance, high altitude operation and utilizes the favorable flying conditions afforded by sub-stratosphere flight. Pressurized cabins, in addition to standard oxygen equipment, and use of two turbosuperchargers on each...

Friday 5 October 2012

  (Photo: The feminist punk group Pussy Riot performs during a flash-mob-style protest at the Cathedral of Christ the Savior in Moscow: February 2012.) 905P: Jim McTague, Barrons, re job number and statistics and BLS unlikely economist conspirators in short sleeve white shirts, re GDP non growth...

Thursday 4 October 2012

  Photo, above: Turkish-Syrian border troops JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW Co-host: Malcolm Hoenlein Thursday 905P Eastern Time:  Mona Charen, NRO, and Jim McTague, Barron's Washington, in re: Intense interest in the first presidential debate last night; Mitt Romney is widely said to have won. (The biggest...

Wednesday 3 October 2012

  Photo, above: Chemical Alteration by Water, Jezero Crater Delta On ancient Mars, water carved channels and transported sediments to form fans and deltas within lake basins. Examination of spectral data acquired from orbit show that some of these sediments have minerals that indicate chemical...

Tuesday 2 October 2012

  Photo, above: Queen Tamar the Great (Georgian: თამარი) (c. 1160 – 18 January 1213), of the Bagrationi dynasty, was Queen Regnant of Georgia from 1184 to 1213. Tamar presided over the golden age of the Medieval Georgian monarchy. Her position as the first woman to rule Georgia in her own right was...

Monday 1 October 2012

Photo, above: ​The latest in a string of infrastructure projects in Georgia is a twisted cascade of concrete forming a checkpoint at the border with Armenia. Work has begun at Ninotsminda on the structure, which will be over 100 meters wide and will divide traffic from both directions into a total...

Sunday 30 September 2012

Sunday  905PM Eastern (605P Pacific):  Annamaria Andriotis, Marketwatch, in re:  why do so many bidders withdraw from contracts to buy a house? A wildfire burns, Friday, Aug. 24, 2012 near Featherville, Idaho. A burnout maneuver has so far been successful in reducing fuels between Featherville and...

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