Daily Archives: February 18, 2012

Fastest Cars in the World

1. Bugatti Veyron Super Sport: 267 mph, 0-60 in 2.4 secs. Aluminum, Narrow Angle 8 Litre W16 Engine with 1200 hp, price is $2,400,000. Although the Bugatti Veyron lost the title to SSC Ultimate Aero on March 2007, Bugatti challenged the record in 2010 … Continue reading

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The Karman Vortex

Theodore von Karman, a Hungarian physicist, spent much of the first decade of the 1900s trying to figure out why certain things — airplane wings, bridge supports, buildings, and submarines — would suddenly and Karman Vortex spontaneously begin to vibrate. The vibration, … Continue reading

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Welcome to Earth

If you are a Deskaratian (deskarati subsciber) or just a regular reader you will probably have noticed that we are big fans of the timelapse video. So when we came across this excellent mash up of some of the best … Continue reading

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Driverless Cars Coming To Nevada

The Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles released a statement Wednesday saying that its Legislative Commission gave thumbs-up for regulations allowing for operation of self-driving cars on the state’s highways and byways. “Nevada is the first state to embrace what is … Continue reading

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Digital Dictionaries Help Save Vanishing Languages

There are some 7,000 languages spoken in the world, and half of them could be gone by 2100. To rescue these languages, two linguists decided to use a combination of digital recording technology and the Internet. K. David Harrison and Gregory … Continue reading

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