Finalmente dopo tanta attesa è uscito il trailer del film di stellissimo. Per il film bisognerà aspettare la metà di dicembre (data di uscita del film nelle sale italiane).
Bellissima la colonna sonora usata e anche la locandina, speriamo che sarà un gran bel successo.
Ormai per l’ambita statuetta di Stellissimo si sta facendo di tutto. C’è chi è sceso in campo prima mettendosi sotto i riflettori, ma ahimè, si sottoporranno solo sotto il fuoco nemico. Secondo alcuni, già sono partiti dei pugni sottobanco senza che nemmeno il diretto interessato se ne accorgesse. C’era chi dopo un paio di settimane diceva: “al momento c’è solo un numero uno”. Ma al caro Nick Pippi vogliamo solo ricordare il proverbio di Trapattoni: “no say the cat is in the sac when you have not the cat in the sac”.
Un abbraccio a tutti dal vostro stellissimo.
Mars Rover Snaps Stunning Self-Portrait
NASA put together this artsy image of Mars rover Opportunity getting a glimpse of its own shadow on the rim of Endeavour Crater. The robotic geologist used its panoramic camera to take about a dozen shots using an assortment of filters between about 4:30 and 5 p.m. Mars time on March 9.
The images were transmitted back to Earth where a team of scientists assembled them into this mosaic, which was released Wednesday.
Harder Road Surfaces Could Reduce Fuel Consumption
A new study by civil engineers at MIT shows that using stiffer pavements on the nation’s roads could reduce vehicle fuel consumption by as much as 3 percent — a savings that could add up to 273 million barrels of crude oil per year, or $15.6 billion at today’s oil prices. This would result in an accompanying annual decrease in CO2 emissions of 46.5 million metric tons.
The study, released in a peer-reviewed report, is the first to use mathematical modeling rather than roadway experiments to look at the effect of pavement deflection on vehicle fuel consumption across the entire U.S. road network. A paper on this work has also been accepted for publication later this year in the Transportation Research Record.
Infographic: The United Bike Lanes of America - Read more on GOOD.is
When you think of a road trip across America, you probably envision zooming in a car along endless scenic highways and freeway overpasses. But take a closer look and across the country, there are thousands of miles of bike lanes connecting us from city to city and even coast to coast.
Within urban areas, more people are traveling to work or running errands on two wheels thanks to safer and more well-designed bike routes. Whether people are using them for work, exercise, vacation, or just a leisurely Sunday afternoon backcountry ride, bike lanes are thriving as thoroughfares in our bike nation.Check out our latest infographic that shows just how closely tied together we are by bike paths, and see how bike lanes in cities across the country compare.
A prophetic ad from 1962: “Each Day Humble Supplies Enough Energy to Melt 7 Million Tons of Glacier!”
The ad, which appeared in Life Magazine, reads:
“This giant glacier has remained unmelted for centuries. Yet, the petroleum energy Humble supplies — if converted into heat — could melt it at the rate of 80 tons each second! To meet the nation’s growing needs for energy, Humble has supplied science to nature’s resources to become America’s Leading Energy Company. Working wonders with oil through research, Humble provides energy in many forms — to help heat our homes, power our transportation, and to furnish industry with a great variety of versatile chemicals. Stop at a Humble station for new Enco Extra gasoline, and see why the “Happy Motoring” Sign is the World’s First Choice!”
Florian Riviere is an Urban Hacktivist who Reorganizes the City for Fun.
Christopher Fennel’s Bus Shelters Made From Decommissioned Bus Bodies.
Terrariums are a fun way to add a touch of nature inside homes if you don’t have space a lot of space to work with. They are easy to make and are very portable. Just plop one down on your desk and voila! You have a mini garden right beside you…