Wallet Of The Beholder
The piano from the movie, Casablanca, is available to the highest bidder. STORY
Apparently, Dooley Wilson didn’t actually play, As Time Goes By, on that, or any piano. He was a singer, actor, and a drummer. Sotheby’s estimates it will sell for around a million dollars.
The Earth As Art
Alluvial Fan In China - Photo credit; NASA
has published a book of beautiful, artistic images of our home. It
features 75 stunning images of Earth from the Terra, Landsat 5, Landsat
7, EO-1, and Aqua satellites. It is free, download the book as an iPad App, or as a PDF. NASA also offers a 158 page print edition that you can purchase HERE.
Good Economic Advice
Image - NASA
low-energy charged particle instrument detects the speed of the wind of
plasma, or hot ionized gas, streaming off the sun. It detected the
slowing of this wind, also known as the solar wind, to zero outward
velocity in a region called the stagnation region.
The little spacecraft
is expected to enter interstellar space in the next couple of months,
or years. It is amazing, to me, that it is still sending scientific
information back to earth that helps us to accurately measure and
describe, the shape and substance of our solar system in relation to
Good For The Planet
students, and others across the country are demanding that their
schools divest their portfolios of fossil fuel stocks and sell them.
Naturally, there is resistance from some board members, but a senior
from Swarthmore states it succinctly;
comes down to it, the members of the board are not the ones who are
inheriting the climate problem,” said Sachie Hopkins-Hayakawa, a
Swarthmore senior from Portland, Ore. “We are.”
Read the New York Times coverage of this national movement away from fossil fuels and toward planet saving alternative energy. HERE
Monday Photo Op’s
It is raining again,
tonight, so it is a good thing I took some pictures on Monday while the
picture taking was good. It was nice to see the snow on lassen.
I was reading
a magazine while I ate dinner, and I realized how limited the
experience was without ‘links’ to further information, supportive
articles, the subjects websites, and all the other things that make
magazines such an immersive and fulfilling form of media, when they are
read on the internet, or mobile app.
I made sure that today’s post has plenty of informative, and entertaining links for your enjoyment.
Today’s Video Smile;
Cool Hunting Video Presents: The
International Banana Museum from Cool Hunting on http://vimeo.com">Vimeo