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Dec 05 Published in Technology, Technical Project Services, Robots, Massive things, Internet, Geekery, Gadgets, Epic things, design, Current Events, Corporate History, Computers by Polar Star | Comment (0)
Amazon has drones, but Google's got robots - seven new robotics acquisitions, in fact
Dec 05 Published in website, Technology, Russian, Massive things, Internet, Geekery, Crime by Polar Star | Comment (0)
Internet’s new biggest threat?
Internet experts say huge chunks of sensitive web traffic have been routinely hijacked by hackers and diverted to foreign computers, compromising the data of victims in at least 150 cities
Dec 05 Published in Space, Russian by Polar Star | Comment (0)
Comet C/2012 S1 (ISON), age 4.5 billion, of the Oort Cloud, disintegrated in the Sun's corona on November 28. ISON was born not long after our solar system began forming spending most of its life beyond the orbit of Pluto among other icy planetesimals and comets.
On September 21, 2012, ISON
Dec 05 Published in Sports, Snow, Olympics by Polar Star | Comment (0)
Sochi-2014 Olympic torch dives into history at Lake Baikal
The Olympic torch’s odyssey around Russia reached new depths as it dived into the world’s biggest freshwater lake, Lake Baikal in Siberia. Divers took the burning torch to the bottom of the lake – another first for the Olympic relay.
Dec 03 Published in Real Estate, California Economics by member364276 | Comment (0)
CoreLogic a leading residential property information, analytics and services provider, today released its October CoreLogic Home Price Index (HPI(®)) report. On a month-over-month basis, including distressed sales, home prices increased by only 0.2 percent in October 2013 compared to September 2013*. Year over year, home prices nationwide, including
Nov 30 Published in Sports, Space, Snow, Russian, Road Dangers, Olympics, fire by Polar Star | Comment (0)
Another mishap from the long, adventurous Sochi Olympic torch relay has made its way onto the Internet.
The latest glitch reportedly occurred on Wednesday when former
Nov 30 Published in stuff we like, stuff we all need, Review, Observations, New Year, Holidays, Geekery, Gadgets, Computers, Community by Polar Star | Comment (0)
Recent research has shown that many Black Friday sale items this year are the same things that were on sale last year, and some are even more expensive.
Other items, like electronics, aren't much cheaper on Black Friday than they are any other time of
Nov 29 Published in Travel by member517278 | Comment (0)
August/September 2013, visits with friends and to national parks.
At the border of Utah andColorado, Dinosaur National Monument has fossils from 25 ton dinosaurs.
Nov 20 Published in Space, Russian by Polar Star | Comment (0)
15 June 2013: 50 years ago, first woman to fly in space wore world's first mission patch
Cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova, who 50 years ago this Sunday launched aboard the Soviet Union's Vostok 6 mission, set a world record by becoming the first woman in space. But her gender wasn't the only contribution that Tereshkova made to the cultural history of space
Nov 20 Published in Russian, Olympics by Polar Star | Comment (0)
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An Olympic torch took a polar plunge in Blagoveshchensk, a city on the China border.
Several brave men accompanied the torch through a portion of the Amur River. By the looks of it, the torch came close to submersion.
The official Twitter account for the Sochi Olympics cited
Nov 17 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Nov 14 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Santa Cruz by member364276 | Comment (0)
If the real estate recovery is a baseball game, we're in the fourth or fifth inning.
So what will the rest of the game look like?
Experts from the Urban Land Institute unveiled their view of how the rest of the recovery will play out in their Emerging Trends in Real Estate report, released this week at the land use and planning nonprofit's annual
Nov 11 Published in Space, Russian, Olympics by Polar Star | Comment (0)
A Soyuz capsule has returned to Earth, carrying the Sochi 2014 Olympic torch after it was taken on its first spacewalk as part of the Russian lead-up to the Winter Games.
The Soyuz capsule carrying torch and crew came down to Earth by parachute
Cosmonaut Oleg Kotov waves the torch during a spacewalk outside the
Nov 09 Published in television, stuff we like, Russian, Photos, Mrs. Globe, Beauty Contest, beauty by Polar Star | Comment (0)
Moscow (AFP) - A 25-year-old Venezuelan television presenter, Gabriela Isler, on Saturday was crowned Miss Universe in Moscow in a glittering ceremony.
Miss Universe Winner 2013, Gabriela Isler, Stuns In A
Nov 09 Published in Russian, Olympics by Polar Star | Comment (0)
On Saturday, two Russian cosmonauts will take it on a historic first spacewalk. The torch will not be lit.
The event is part of a rebranding exercise by Russia, designed to portray it as a strong, modern country, says the BBC's Daniel Sandford in Baikonur.
The rocket left Earth at 04:14:25 GMT.
It blasted off
Nov 07 Published in Santa Cruz Real Estate, Real Estate by member364276 | Comment (0)
Christopher Thornberg, economist and founder of Beacon Economics:
"Fundamentals are improved. Corporations are making money. Income is rising at a better pace. Real estate is starting to turn the corner," he said. "The biggest problem we have are with our leaders in Washingotn, D.C., who seem disparate to upset the apple cart at some
Nov 01 Published in writing, The Arts by Purple | Comment (0)
Dave Letterman often quips, “There is no off position on the genius switch.” Now that NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has landed, I wish that were true for me. The only thing for which I have no off switch is my internal editor. I guess majoring in literature, teaching English for twenty-seven years, and writing on a daily basis will do that to a
Oct 27 Published in Russian, Olympics by Polar Star | Comment (0)
The Sochi Winter Games organizers say the Olympic flame has traveled to the North Pole aboard a Russian nuclear-powered icebreaker. The torch relay reached the North Pole on Oct. 19.
The Sochi 2014 Olympic Torch Relay began in Moscow on 7 October and will end at the Sochi