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Thursday, February 28, 2013
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Friday, February 22, 2013
Adidas pop up shoe store
Bees and flowers communicate using electrical fields, researchers discover Flowers' methods of communicating are at least as sophisticated as any devised by an advertising agency, according to a new study, published today in Science Express by researchers from the University of Bristol. However, for any advert to be successful, it has to reach, and be perceived by, its target audience. The research shows for the first time that pollinators such as bumblebees are able to find and distinguish electric signals given out by flowers.
New Deal policy makers shared a deep fear that democratic capitalism could not function unless Wall Street was tightly controlled. After all, Europe was sinking into the fascist camp while the new Soviet Union seemed invulnerable to the global depression. As a result, to put it crudely, the New Dealers quickly regulated the hell out of high finance through a myriad of programs including the formation of the S.E.C and Glass-Steagall. The goal was to turn Wall Street into a sleepy place to work, rather than an adrenalin-fueled arena of stock manipulation and fraud. At the same time income tax rates on the wealthy sky-rocketed with top marginal rates reaching over 90 percent. The results were nothing short of stupendous. • For more than a quarter of a century there were no financial crises anywhere in the globe (except Brazil in 1964). • The average wage in the financial sector collapsed so that its compensation was similar to the average wage of non-financial jobs. • Inequality fell rapidly -- the top one percent accounted for more than 23 percent of all income in 1928. By the 1970s it had fallen to less than 9 percent. These policies gave birth to middle-class America, as the average income of working families grew steadily during the WWII period. This was the new America that would out-compete world communism for the support of working people all over the world. Then we forgot.
Thursday, February 21, 2013
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
British Football Logos
Monday, February 18, 2013
Friday, February 15, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
"The Postal Services is unionized, pays reasonable wages and benefits and receives no government subsidies. Republicans have been pushing schemes to privatize the Postal Service since at least 1996. In 2006 Republicans in the Congress pushed through a requirement that the Postal Service pre-fund 75 years of retiree costs. The Postal Service has to pay now for employees who are not even born yet.No other government agency -- and certainly no company -- has to do this."
Friday, February 08, 2013
After years of research, the first bionic eye has seen the light of day in the United States, giving hope to the blind around the world. Developed by Second Sight Medical Products, the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System has helped more than 60 people recover partial sight, with some experiencing better results than others. Consisting of 60 electrodes implanted in the retina and glasses fitted with a special mini camera, Argus II has already won the approval of European regulators. The US Food and Drug Administration is soon expected to follow suit, making this bionic eye the world's first to become widely available.
Thursday, February 07, 2013
A skin tight space suit? Very cool! http://spaceindustrynews.com/mits-next-mars-space-suit/1563/