These new tires use a patented all-weather technology that enables studs to be extended from the surface in snow and ice, yet lie below the tread when not required. The retractable studs are operated by an air bladder that pushes them out from inside the tire when needed, and deflates so the studs retract when not needed. The tires are not entirely maintenance free — the bladder needs to be refilled with air after the studs have been deployed around 50 times — not much effort for a significant improvement in safety.
Hoping they incorporate blast mode, so I can ejects the spikes in the path of the CHP on my tail.
Bryant’s inspiration began five years ago while diving in the Kingdom Of Tonga. He was six feet in front of a humpback whale calf when he felt a gentle tap on his shoulder — he turned to face the eye of the mother. She extended her 15-foot, one-ton pectoral fin to gently let him know that she was watching him. It was at this moment that he realized what was missing in the field of whale photography: an emotional connection…mammal to mammal, species to species.
His high-resolution, life-size photographs are unbelievable. They are currently being shown in Norway and will be on exhibit in Japan in 2010, fulfilling his vision of inspiring peaceful, positive change within whaling nations.
Every ten minutes the black box pings a server on the internet via the ethernet connection to check if it is for sale on the eBay. If its auction has ended or it has sold, it automatically creates a new auction of itself. If a person buys it on eBay, the current owner is required to send it to the new owner. The new owner must then plug it into ethernet, and the cycle repeats itself.
One of the more novel ideas I've heard about in the art world. I just wouldn't want to be the last monkey to buy the piece. What would one do with a $4000 oversized paperweight.
In Authorship and Collaboration, the color patterns offer clues about the band's gradual fracturing as each member becomes more independent. Red bars (signifying jointly written songs) decrease in the second half of the timeline; the split-color bars give way to solid bars of a single color. George Harrison also began to compose more music as he matured as a songwriter, signified by the increase in green bars (Lennon and McCartney's lack of support through Harrison's development is widely cited as a factor contributing to the band's eventual breakup).
Song Keys is a fascinating look into relative keys for all Beatles songs, be they major, minor, or diatonic. (Who knew that Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's were so balanced in this respect?)
My favorite chart is Self Reference, in which lyrics that reference previous lyrics are explored, noting at what point in each song they can be found.