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Monthly Archives: July, 2013

TYPE CASTING

TYPOGRAPHY IS an art form, the design of letters, numerals, punctuation marks and other characters and how they fit together. And to paraphrase an old chestnut, “I don’t know much … Continue reading

July 24, 2013 · Leave a comment

東京ディズニーシー

TRAVELING INTO Tokyo from Narita International Airport, when the train or bus ran along Tokyo Bay, I passed an active volcano on the left. It’s no cause for concern because … Continue reading

July 23, 2013 · Leave a comment

OWLS HEAD TRANSPORTATION MUSEUM

WHAT A perfect time to visit Owls Head, Maine, and its Transportation Museum (http://www.ohtm.org)! The museum offers a real variety for enthusiasts of motion, with 50 cars, 28 aircraft, 14 bicycles, … Continue reading

July 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

SCIENCE TIME TRAVEL

SUPPOSE YOU could travel back in time and share some 21st Century knowledge with someone of an earlier era. Whom to choose? What knowledge to share? In its “NextGenVoices,” 5 … Continue reading

July 21, 2013 · 6 Comments

TRANNY TALK

HOW COME electric vehicles don’t have transmissions whereas traditional vehicles need gears, seemingly the more, the better? The answer is surprisingly straightforward—it’s all a matter of torque. Torque, or twisting … Continue reading

July 20, 2013 · 2 Comments

OPERA CHAOS, ACT III

YES, LADIES and gentlemen, the curtain is going up for Act III of Opera Chaos. Even the most high-toned audience enjoys a snicker, not to say the occasional full belly … Continue reading

July 19, 2013 · 1 Comment

POLIKARPOV PO-2 AND THE NIGHT WITCHES

HEROINES OF the highest order—and one of the world’s most successful aircraft designs—bedeviled the Nazis during World War II. The tale of the Night Witches and the Polikarpov Po-2 is … Continue reading

July 18, 2013 · 1 Comment