Posts Tagged ‘spillover’

  • Japanese fertility and aging problms

    5 Best Places To Be Born

    Nov 16, 13 • 404 Views • No Comments

    In 1988, the United States was ranked #1 as the best country in which to be born. The people who did the ranking for The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) selected criteria that you would expect. They included GDP per capita, economic growth, literacy and...  [read more]

  • In NYC and China, developers are building smaller apartments.

    Micro-Apartments

    Oct 23, 12 • 501 Views • No Comments

    An iPad turns on the lights, the shower is a futuristic sounding vertical tube near the door and the bed becomes seating.  Occupying 161 square feet, this Dongguan, China micro-apartment is the size of a US mall parking space. But, at $133 a square foot...  [read more]

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    The Crawler

    Jun 1, 11 • 256 Views • No Comments

    The fuel economy window sticker for this vehicle would say 1 gallon per 32 feet. Called the crawler, it travels on a roadway 3.5 miles long, could carry 18 million pounds, and moves no faster than 2 mph. The crawler takes the space shuttle to its launchpad....  [read more]

  • Uncertainty can slow economic growth.

    Watson Wins

    Feb 18, 11 • 257 Views • No Comments

    Playing against Jeopardy champs Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter, Watson, the IBM computer won. Imagine three podiums. One is labeled Ken, the middle one Watson, and the third one, Brad. IBM assured everyone that Watson had no internet access and all three...  [read more]