The 9th episode in the Symphony of Science music video series: «Ode to the Brain».
Trulia made this neat interactive feature as an indicator of where it’s better to rent vs buy in USA.
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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.
«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.
Handy demos of the latest BMW Apps, featuring integrated Web Radio, Facebook, Twitter, iPod and Pandora functions.
HT: Paul Kedrosky.
UK’s Labour has asked British Prime Minister, David Cameron, to apologise after he told the shadow Treasury chief secretary, Angela Eagle, to «calm down, dear. Listen to the doctor». Hilarious.
Watch the video on National Geographic’s site here or click on the image.
About the clip [via NG]:
«Alex Honnold makes the first free solos of the largest walls in North America. He scales 2,000 feet with only shoes and chalk bag—no rope, no safety, and no room for error. Though he’s a superhero on the walls, off the rock Alex is a shy, self-effacing young guy living in his van.»