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Monthly Archives: March, 2013

EASTER FLICKS

IT’S MID-afternoon. Maybe a holiday meal with the family is either in preparation or has been concluded. Maybe the familial/liturgical/political chatter has temporarily subsided. What to do? See if there’s … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · Leave a comment

CLEANER GAS—ALL AROUND

THERE IS recent news that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will require cleaner gasoline nationwide (see, for example, http://goo.gl/s5Tc4). As is often the case with such news, it profits from … Continue reading

March 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

WINDSHIELDS IN NASCAR

AS WE’VE seen recently, NASCAR collisions result in debris flying everywhere. Wheel tethers and other safety hardware can do only so much. Even minor on-track debris can cause windshield damage. … Continue reading

March 29, 2013 · 1 Comment

SOLAR FLARES

AS IF we haven’t already had enough celestial excitement with asteroids, comets and meteorites (www.wp.me/p2ETap-SU). Add solar flares, and consider what happened when Earth experienced its most recent major one … Continue reading

March 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

“GOOGLING,” SO TO SPEAK

LANGUAGES ARE living things—and occasionally combative ones. So it was recently when the Språkrådet, the Swedish Language Council, had it out with no less than Google Inc., all over the … Continue reading

March 27, 2013 · Leave a comment

RED WINE

HERE’S TO your health! After many years of supposition and more than a decade of investigation, the nutritional efficacy of red wine is even more certain. No less than Science, … Continue reading

March 26, 2013 · 2 Comments

COMPUTING WITH QUANTA

LET’S TANTALIZE ourselves with a peek into the bizarre world of quantum physics, where an entirely new kind of computer offers capabilities unbelievably beyond those of today’s most sophisticated digital … Continue reading

March 25, 2013 · Leave a comment