Australian Billionaire to Reenact Titanic Voyage for $1 Million a Ticket

December 27, 2013 by  
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An Australian billionaire named Clive Palmer has apparently decided to tempt fate by building a full-sized, working replica of the Titanic . Already, 40,000 people have expressed an interest in attending the vessel’s maiden voyage in 2016. Not only will the ship take the same route as the original Titanic on the night of April 15, 1912, but passengers will also be expected to don period fashions and eat the same menu served aboard the doomed ship. The ship will even be divided into different classes just like the original, where the rich bask in luxury and the poor find themselves crammed into steerage — and tickets won’t be cheap, with potential passengers already offering up to $1 million to reserve a spot. Read the rest of Australian Billionaire to Reenact Titanic Voyage for $1 Million a Ticket Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: australia , blue star lines , clive palmer , cruise line , disasters , global warming , historic tragedy , historical reenactment , history , titanic , titanic ii        

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EQUAL: A Compact Electric Vehicle Specially Designed for People with Disabilities

December 27, 2013 by  
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A new eco-friendly vehicle from Absolute Design could make independent, low-emission transportation possible for people who utilize a wheelchair. Most of us can’t even imagine what life would be like with a disability . We take walking, running, driving a car, and playing with our kids for granted, but for those who must spend much of their day in a wheelchair, these things are a challenge. Although accessibility has improved drastically over the past few decades, many things–especially vehicles–just aren’t designed with a disabled person in mind. That’s all about to change thanks to Equal , an electric vehicle concept that’s currently gathering funding on Indiegogo. Read the rest of EQUAL: A Compact Electric Vehicle Specially Designed for People with Disabilities Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Absolute Design , accessible transportation , croatia , Croatian electric vehicle , electric car design , electric cars for disabled people , electric vehicles , Equal eco-friendly EV , green transportation , living with disabilities , people with disabilities        

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Is the electrical grid the next Titanic?

April 18, 2012 by  
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By embedding security technologies in smart grid initiatives and aggressively pursuing microgrids, smart utilities can fight off cyber attacks and help "keep the lights on."

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Quotes from Copenhagen ("We are on the Titanic")

December 16, 2009 by  
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Photo: Gruenenrw on Flickr. “I have the feeling of dread that we are on the Titanic and sinking fast, but we can’t launch any life boats because a member of the crew has decided that we are not sinking and that we have to have informal consultations to decide whether we are sinking or not.” Ian Fry , chief negotiator for Tuvalu “The rich countries of the north helped bankers, the big banks.

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Brutal Use of Force on Peaceful Climate Protesters Caught on Tape (Video)

December 16, 2009 by  
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Photo via TreeHugger’s Matt McDermott With plenty of coverage focusing on all the protests and demonstrations going on in Copenhagen , it’s easy to lose track of the fact that the vast, vast majority of these have been peaceful. But, as this video reveals, the Danish Politti aren’t so inclined to take it easy. This pretty brutal use of force was caught on camera, and was employed to push back nonviolent climate protesters.

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