30 March 2015
28 March 2015
One of the latest beneficiaries of the Mercy Ships floating hospital organization (and one of my favorite examples of flexible & fast floating solutions) is Sambany, a 55yo burdened by an 8kg facial tumor. Not only is his treatment story epic, but so too is the essential life-affirming mission of MS... See more on the MS channel.
26 March 2015
23 March 2015
MissC spots the Big Cat Scan -- a Toshiba Aquilon CX CT-scanner -- at the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research... Let's hope the anaesthesia doesn't wear off prematurely;-)
22 March 2015
Strongman Lee Kwan Yew of Singapore has passed away at age 91. Leader of the modern city-state, Lee's achievements are perhaps best summed up by his autobiographical book title From Third World to First and the facts from this Economist infographic...
In her Globe piece Developer reflects Dudley Square’s renaissance, Meghan Irons writes of long-time developer Kenneth Guscott who...
"Came of age when Dudley Square was still at its peak [...] At its prime, Dudley Square was the second-busiest commercial district in Boston, after downtown. And it was the epicenter of the black community. But as Guscott turned 15, the 1940s swept in a period of uncertainty, leaving Dudley’s residents clinging to a prosperity that would dissipate. Now, as Guscott enters his 90s, his deep connection to Dudley Square offers a glimpse of the triumphs, demise, and promised resurgence that consumed Roxbury’s main commercial district and the people living nearby."Fascinating arc of transformation over time.
20 March 2015
19 March 2015
18 March 2015
16 March 2015
gCaptain spots Invaders from the Sea...
"The International Maritime Organization partnered with renowned BBC Wildvision to produce this short film [...] offering unique insight into an important environmental issue: the transfer of harmful organisms in ships’ ballast water."
We need to normalize snowfall by a "persistence factor" because otherwise any old flake counts, even if it instamelts. Enduring snowy shit, that's the real deal, and the only thing worth counting...
10 March 2015
Jack Jenkins at ThinkProgress shares The Politics Of Every Major U.S. Religion, In One Chart...
"A new chart, compiled by Tobin Grant of the Religion New Service and using data from Pew Research’s 2008 Religious Landscape Survey, takes a stab at answering this question by visually illustrating the general political beliefs of religious people on two policy questions."
09 March 2015
Whoa, cool wheels-crazy Japan! Bling, LEDs, speed, motor roar, ridiculous Akira-esque lifestyle of pimptastic moto-speedsters;-) Here's Behind the Scenes too... Women equally crazy about all this...
Thanks to TYWKIWDBI for spotting Gapminder's Hans Rosling sharing stats and speaking at CGIU about Pre-Conceived Notions and a Fact-Based World View...
08 March 2015
Support our MIT Development Ventures inspiration and CNN Hero Jock Brandis and his crew at Full Belly and fellow documentarians on Indiegogo RePlan It!
07 March 2015
06 March 2015
04 March 2015
03 March 2015
gCaptain's Rob Almeida spotlights MacGregor's 3-Axis Motion Compensated Crane Aboard the Siem Moxie. This is like Bose's "noise compensating" headphones or "bump canceling" active car shocks but for a heavy-lift crane on a ship moving in 3 meter waves!