A chapter in space exploration closes with a roar

A chapter in space exploration closes with a roar || “The Last Space Shuttle Launches Safely Into Orbit” http://ow.ly/5A6Gk

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Two incredible & intertwined tales of adventure

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I just finished “At The Mercy of the Winds” by D. Hempleman-Adams. Two incredible & intertwined tales of adventure. http://ow.ly/5a6dB

This is why technology continues to amaze me

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This is why technology continues to amaze me – “Infrared satellite survey reveals 17 lost pyramids” http://ow.ly/54oRq

When you start to think about the undiscovered cultural treasures that exist under the shifting sands of a desert, at the bottom of an ocean, or lost deep within the wilds of a jungle – technology (especially satellite photography and GPS) is an absolute miracle.  Hopefully we’ll see more discoveries like this one and we will have the good sense to ensure that the gains are used to benefit to local populations, quite unlike the explorations of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

 

The car technology renaissance is truly becoming worthy of the Jetsons

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The car technology renaissance is truly becoming worthy of the Jetsons – “The New Auto: Tech Is My Co-Pilot” http://ow.ly/4IBzy

Crowd sourcing cartography comes to the US

Crowd sourcing cartography comes to the US – “Google: Map your own neighborhood” http://ow.ly/4EzNQ

RVing meets with offroading and produce a very cool offspring

RVing meets with offroading and produce a very cool offspring – “Peek Inside a Rolling Mongolian Xanadu” http://ow.ly/4sA9M #gear #cars

Great idea but the operational details would be killer

Great idea but the operational details would be killer – “Will you commute via ‘personal rapid transit?'” http://ow.ly/4qp7q