Can farming save Detroit? →
kateoplis: With a net worth of more than $100 million, John Hantz is one of the richest men left in Detroit. Once a star stockbroker at American Express, he left 13 years ago to found his own firm. Today Hantz Financial Services has 20 offices in Michigan, Ohio, and Georgia, more than 500 employees, and $1.3 billion in assets under management. One day about a year and a half ago, Hantz had a...
The difference between school and life? In school, you’re taught a lesson and...– Tom Bodett (via quote-book:teenageaunt)
Sandwich shop opens at tower rising at ground zero →
The new World Trade Center got its first restaurant Wednesday — a sandwich shop at the top of the Freedom Tower under construction. As the sun rose over the site of the Sept. 11 attack, a lift on a hydraulic jack hoisted the Subway restaurant up the signature skyscraper that marks the rebirth of the trade center’s 16 acres. The shipping containers-turned-eatery will open in January and keep...
Microwave auditory effect →
science: Pulsating microwaves (which are electromagnetic waves with long wavelengths) can generate sounds inside your head. You can hear them, but no one else can. In a paper published in the 1960s, Allan Frey reported being able to induce perception of sounds in people with normal hearing as well as deaf people, “at a distance of inches up to thousands of feet from the transmitter [with...
"Turn right after the petrol pump" - Landmarks in... →
Ask for directions in India, and you’ll notice most people tend to prefer landmarks over road names. These could be as simple as the “coffee shop past the third traffic signal” or a “petrol pump just past the Gateway of India”. We launched driving directions for India in April this year. Today we are taking this a step further with the launch of landmarks in driving...
Facts are just opinions and opinions can be wrong.– Portia de Rossi as Veronica Palmer, Better Off Ted
We continue to teach our kids French but we don’t teach them Ruby On Rails....– Fred Wilson (via billda)
MyWebWill prepares your final tweet, Facebook... →
siddman: One rather morbid consequence of sharing our lives online is the digital trail we leave behind when we die. It’s not an idea that comes readily to the Facebook generation, but managing the profiles and blog posts left behind upon death may become a growing necessity. A Swedish startup called MyWebWill is trying to address the problem by storing passwords and people’s wishes, so that...
Live State Highway Cameras for the B/W Corridor →
Includes I-95, I-695, I-495, I-70 (Frederick), US 50 (Annapolis), US 50 (Eastern Shore), and a few others.
BWI Temporarily Closed →
WBAL: Officials had been encouraging passengers to call their airline before heading to the airport. The airport’s Web site shut down earlier today, due to technical problems. Oops.