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30 April 2011

Ultra Modern Bike

26 April 2011

Trinidad, Cuba

Renowned for its well-preserved Spanish colonial architecture, the town of Trinidad has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. But Trinidad, together with the rest of Cuba, lies in the path of hurricanes. An effort is now underway to reinforce buildings against more severe storms that threaten both the town’s colonial heritage and the lives of its citizens.

22 April 2011

Mississippi River Delta, U.S.A

The mighty Mississippi flows south and trails into the Gulf of Mexico  through a vast, subtropical landscape of rivers, marshes, and low-lying barrier islands. At the rim of the delta, the Chandeleur Islands form a natural buffer zone for the heavily populated coastal regions of Louisiana—which include New Orleans—against increasingly stormy seas.

18 April 2011

Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A

The Windy City has been the Midwest’s center of transportation, industry, finance, and entertainment since it was founded in the 1830s on the shore of Lake Michigan. More than 9.5 million people now live in the metro area, making it the third-most-populous city in the U.S. In the coming years, the city could experience a gradual yet dramatic increase in heat waves and flooding.

06 April 2011

Balcony at Sears Tower

The balconies of the Sears Tower in Chicago - not for people who have vertigo!

The owners of the Sears Tower , the tallest skyscraper in the United States ( Chicago ), inaugurated last week four glass box viewing platforms. These balconies are suspended 1,353 feet (412 meters) in the air on the 103rd floor. They are 10ft high and 10ft wide and can hold 5 tons with their 1.5 inch thick glasses.
Really impressive and definitively something to try...

02 April 2011

Japanese Couple Wed By A Robot

Satoko Inoue and Tomohiro Shibata bothe looked amazing on their wedding day, but the spotlight was stolen by i-Fairy, the humanoid robot that replaced the priest.

Inoue, the bride, works for the company that produces the i-Fairy robot, and Shibata is a client, so it’s safe to say robots are the reason they began dating in the first place. At his beloved’s suggestion, the groom was more than happy to replace the priest with an adorable robot that rose to the challenge, thanks to some special programming.

The bride said she always felt like robots could play a big role in people’s lives, and she’s glad her experience showed the whole world just that. Representatives of the company that makes i-Fairy said they’re thrilled one of their products was the center of attention in the first wedding presided over by a robot.