- 7 Ways You Could Blast Off by 2023
- A New Kind Of Concrete Gives Regular Buildings Living Walls | Co.Exist: World changing ideas and innovation
“This new building material is engineered to easily keep plant life living on it to create easy-to-care-for green buildings.”
- Shadow Wolves – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The “Shadow Wolves” is a unit of Native American trackers. The law enforcement unit is part of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). The Shadow Wolves’s primary task is tracking smugglers through a 76-mile (122 km) stretch of the Tohono O’odham nation territory that runs along the Mexico – United States border in the state of Arizona.
- Undercover Officers Under Strain, With No Clear Way Off the Beat – NYTimes.com
- BBC News – The hum that helps to fight crime
“But how can the police be sure that the audio evidence is genuine, that it has not been tampered with or cleverly edited? Forensic scientists have come up with the answer: they can authenticate these recordings with the help of a hum.”
- Activists Culture Jam 'Victoria's Secret' in Stand Against Rape Culture | Toronto Standard
File under corporate end-runs.
- Biohackers And DIY Cyborgs Clone Silicon Valley Innovation | Fast Company
Stolen from the Round Table Podcast twitter feed.
- The X-37B “Space Plane”: Still No Clear Mission, at a High Price | Union of Concerned Scientists
“Because it is an Air Force project and details about it are classified, and because it does not have a clear mission compared to simpler systems, this project has generated confusion, speculation, and in some cases concern about its purpose. “
- List of unusual deaths – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Grab canary, put on mining helmet
- In S. Korea, the Republic of Samsung – The Washington Post
“You can use a Samsung credit card to buy a Samsung TV for the living room of your Samsung-made apartment on which you’ll watch the Samsung-owned pro baseball team.
Samsung is South Korea’s greatest economic success, and, more recently, the subject of major controversy. Economists, owners of small- and medium-size businesses, and some politicians say Samsung no longer merely powers the country but overpowers it, wielding influence that nearly matches that of the government.”
- A Ponzi Scheme for Flappers – NYTimes.com
“What is clear is that the Shifters had no structure, no leader and no politics — other than an apparent sympathy with another nebulous group of convention-defying jazz-age women: the Flappers. (The Shifters were often classified as a subspecies of Flapper.)
Central to the Shifters’ rapid growth was a pyramid scheme of enrollment and enrichment that was encapsulated by the Shifter motto, “Get something for nothing.”
A Shifter would tempt a victim into joining, swear her to secrecy, make her pledge to “be a good fellow” and demand an initiation fee of anything from 5 cents to $6. The newly minted Shifter was then dismissed to find fresh victims and make good her investment.”
- Sanal Edmaruku charged after debunking crying Jesus statue | ksdk.com
“But rationalist and atheist Sanal Edamaruku investigated, and said it was actually sewage water percolating through the statue, because of a leaky water pipe. […] Now he’s being charged with blasphemy under Section 295A of the Indian Penal Code”