Archive | April, 2011

The Sound Of Science

30 Apr

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The 9th episode in the Symphony of Science music video series: «Ode to the Brain».

Better To Buy Or Rent?

29 Apr

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Trulia made this neat interactive feature as an indicator of where it’s better to rent vs buy in USA.

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HT: The Big Picture.

Destino By Disney And Dali

29 Apr

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This short animation, Destino, created by Walt Disney and Salvador Dali in 1945, was released by The Walt Disney Company in 2003. Still Stunning.

Infograph: Regular vs. Royal Weddings

29 Apr

Add to DiggAdd to FaceBookAdd to Google BookmarkAdd to RedditAdd to StumbleUponAdd to TechnoratiAdd to TwitterAn infographic by Adaptu [via The Business Insider].

Bull Taming 700 Horses

29 Apr

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Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 specifications:

  • Performance: 0-62 mph (0-100 km/h) in 2.9 sec and a top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h).
  • Formula One-style suspension and a lightweight carbon fibre monocoque.
  • 6.5 litre V12 engine, producing 691 hp (515 kW).
  • Its transmission, a single-clutch 7-speed semi-automatic, is built by Graziano Trasmissioni. Gear-shifts accomplished in 50 milliseconds.
  • Price: $ 379.700.
  • Arrival: August, 2011.
From the company website:

«Lamborghini’s new flagship bears the name of a bull, naturally, a particularly courageous specimen from the world of the Spanish Corrida.  Aventador was a bull bred by the Don Celestino Cuardi Vides family that in October 1993 entered into battle at the Saragossa Arena, earning the “Trofeo de la Peña La Madroñera” for the outstanding courage shown during the fight.»

More information here.

Friday Financial And Royal Frenzy

29 Apr

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Kate and Wills

Image by JeanM1 via Flickr

Assorted links for today:

Friday Outlook: Stocks Could End April on Earnings Tail Wind.

Live footage from The Royal Wedding: the pre-nuptial frenzy, the procession, the ceremony and the after-party madness live from London.

WSJ: William and Kate Pronounced Husband and Wife.

And, a date to remember: the first debate of the Republican presidential primary season, of 2012, is on May 5.

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As posted earlier, the economic benefits of UK’s royals & the T-Mobile ad:


Keynes Vs. Hayek Part Two

28 Apr

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New epic rap battle from   out:

HT: Mark J. Perry.

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