Gongol.com Archives: February 2007
Brian Gongol


February 9, 2007

Graphics Graphic of the day: Crash

Aviation News Abandoned airfields

Aviation News Google gets impressionistic on aerial views of air installations
Left-hand side of page: Clear aerial view of a field and some buildings. Right-hand side of page: Manually blurred view of an airport on Long Island. Yet the F-16s at the Des Moines International Airport are unretouched. Interesting.

The American Way Fix global warming, win $25 million
Richard Branson may be a little crazy, but he understands the power of incentives. Thus he's created the "Virgin Earth Challenge", which will offer a $25 million prize to anyone who can come up with a commercially-viable way of removing carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. That's a huge prize -- even larger than other inducement prizes of the past and present. Branson's offer lines up rather squarely with the most sensible way to reduce energy consumption.

Humor and Good News Don't be this guy
Note that the seller of a Ferrari Testarossa is also the recent buyer of a similar piece of equipment.

Water News Some new attention paid to aging infrastructure

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