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jueves, 31 de mayo de 2012
martes, 29 de mayo de 2012
sábado, 26 de mayo de 2012
jueves, 24 de mayo de 2012
The gigantic, but ultra-lightweight dimensions of this revolutionary airplane - capable of flying day and night without fuel - are its trademark feature. To build it, the whole team had to push back the frontiers of knowledge in materials science, energy management and the man-machine interface.
- Pilot: André Borschberg
- Final destination: Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco.
- Intermediary stop: technical stopover, and change of pilot (Bertrand Piccard), in Madrid for minimum three days.
- Scheduled departure: Payerne airfield (Switzerland) at 06:45am (UTC+2).
- Route: Crossing the border into France via Jura at 3’600 meters. At Redoz (France), mounting to an altitude up to 8’500 meters crossing first the Massif Central and then the Pyrenees into Spain.
- Scheduled landing: Madrid-Barajas airport around 02:00am (UTC+2), Friday 25 May.
lunes, 21 de mayo de 2012
Maybe this isn’t a newsflash to anyone but me, but, um, the Moai “heads” on Easter Island have bodies. Because some of the statues are set deep into the ground, and because the heads on the statues are disproportionately large, many people tend to think of them as just big heads. But the bodies (generally not including legs, though there is at least one kneeling statue) are there — in many cases, underground. What’s even more interesting — there are petroglyphs (rock markings) that have been preserved below the soil level, where they have been protected from erosion.