Great photos from the Gulf Coast by Clayton Cubitt, a NY-based photographer who grew up in New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. Check out his words and images on his blog about his odyssey to help his family in Mississippi and his Katrina gallery.
Archive for September, 2005
A group of Chilean adventurers claim to have found $10 billion of buried treasure on a remote Chilean island. The booty is said to include an estimated 600 barrels of gold coins and Incan jewels and, according to Chilean papers, 10 papal rings and original gold statues from the Incan empire. With help from a Chilean robot named Arturito, the treasure was found buried 15 meters deep on Robinson Crusoe island, which is also known as the Juan Fern
The Independent reports that the U.S. military uses an incredible 250,000 bullets for every insurgent killed. And they now need to import bullets from Israel to replenish the supply.
Personally, I’d like to welcome our slippery porpoise overlords. The U.K. Guardian reports trained assassin dolphins equipped with special harnesses carrying toxic darts are on the loose in the Gulf of Mexico. They are a part of the Cetacean Intelligence Mission, begun by the U.S. Navy in 1989 in San Diego.
London designers Mosley meets Wilcox (Steve Mosley and Dominic Wilcox) have created some really cool furniture. They’ve printed the work of 70s rock photographer Mick Rock onto translucent tables. And put Rock’s work onto plates too with Rock Plates — as always, Blondie seems the most appetizing.
A couple of germaphobes in Boston have created a strap you can take with you for riding the train or bus. The Transtrap fits the overhead bar on all transit, fits in your pocket and offers comfort, hygiene, and convenience.
Joe Williams Sr., a mild-mannered Winnipeg fast food manager, has created a Hydrogen Generating Module for your car that can produce hydrogen on demand at a burn efficiency of up to 97 per cent. It’s the size of a DVD player and only requires the user to fill it up with distilled water every 80 hours of use. Umm, this actually could do the trick about that whole global warming thing.
Doing Craigslist one better, HousingMaps.com is a Googlemaps mashup that lets you browse for apartments listed on Craigslist by location. Search your neighborhood by price and size and it even includes pictures.
An excellent podcast for your San Francisco commute comes from SparkleTack. He provides a once-a-week guide to San Francisco history and culture and a detailed blog companion that includes maps, photos and links.
Mitsubishi creates a super secret decoder monitor. The privacy-enhanced computer display uses a ferroelectric shutter glasses and a special device driver to produce a computer display which can be read only by the desired recipient, and not by an onlooker.
The radio program This American Life devoted last week’s show to stories from Katrina survivors We give people who were in the storm more time than daily news coverage can to tell their stories and talk about what they’re thinking. This leads to a number of ideas that haven’t made it into the regular news coverage. Hear the entire program streamed in real audio.