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Old technology meets new technology
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Image by Ed Yourdon
I thought it was interesting to see someone reading a Kindle (or perhaps it’s a Sony e-book reader), while sitting next to someone reading an old-fashioned book…

Note: this photo was published in a Jul 15, 2010 Chiamare-dot-net blog, with the same title as the caption that I used on this Flickr page. It was also published in a Nov 4, 2010 blog titled "Can You Borrow an E-Book?"

The photo was also published in a May 15, 2011 blog , with the same caption as the one I had written on this Flickr page. And it was published in a Jun 27, 2011 blog titled "E-Reader Ownership Doubles, Surges Ahead Of Tablet Adoption."


Spring officially arrived at 1:32 EDT on March 20, 2010, and it seemed like all 8 million New Yorkers were ready to take advantage of it. The sun was out, the temperature was in the 70s, the sky was blue, and the clouds had disappeared to some other part of the country. There was no way a sane person could stay indoors; the only question was which part of the city would be most enjoyable…

I decided on Riverside Park, and began a 3-mile stroll at the entrance on 72nd Street. I walked a few blocks south, to the newly-constructed pier that juts halfway out into the Hudson River (or so it seems, anyway), and then began walking north … past the 79th Street boat basin, along the upper, elevated stretch of park between 82nd Street and 96th Street, and then back down to the river — past the tennis courts, and along the narrow ribbon of grass and sidewalk that separates the Hudson River from the West Side Highway.

Along the way, I passed bicyclists, skaters, joggers, sunbathers, tourists, couples, lovers, friends, families, children, dogs, and … well, you’ll see.

I could have kept going once I got to 125th Street, but I decided I had had enough sunshine and exercise … so I strolled over to Broadway, and took a bus back downtown…

Valley Irrigation's new technology for soil moisture monitoring

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click image to zoom Valley Irrigation is putting the latest soil moisture monitoring technology into the hands of growers with Valley SoilPro 1200, powered by AquaSpy. SoilPro 1200 delivers the most detailed soil moisture data in an easy-to-understand …

2000 NASA Great Moonbuggy Race: New Century Technology High School (2/25/09)
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Image by NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center
On April 3-4, 2009, NASA will sponsor its 16th annual Great Moonbuggy Race. In honor of the race, I’ll be posting some images from the past 10 races, just so you can see the incredible ingenuity of these high school and college teams.

You can learn more about the upcoming race here, via the NASA news release:…

Caption for the image above:

A team from New Century Technology High School in Huntsville, Ala., endures a "buggy breakdown" on the "lunar" course of NASA’s 2000 Great Moonbuggy Race. The team did go on to take second place in the high school division.

Image Credit: NASA/MSFC

p.s. You can also join the Moonbuggy Flickr group. We’d love to have you as a member!

Wind Industry's New Technologies Are Helping It Compete on Price

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With new technology allowing developers to build taller machines spinning longer blades, the industry has been able to produce more power at lower cost by capturing the faster winds that blow at higher elevations. This has opened up new territories, …

The New Parking Technology
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No Outlet, No Problem: This New Technology Could Power Your Gadgets

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New technology for students with sight problems

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