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July 9th, 2008 - Adventures in Engineering — LiveJournal
The wanderings of a modern ronin.

Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-07-09 10:55
  Subject:   Moo?
  Tags:  humor


Argentine scientists are taking a novel approach to studying global warming - strapping plastic tanks to the backs of cows to collect their burps. Researchers say the slow digestive system of cows makes them a producer of methane, a potent greenhouse gas that gets far less public attention than carbon dioxide in efforts to fight global warming. Attaching a red plastic tank to a cow's back and connecting it through a tube to the animal's stomach, scientists say they can trap bovine burps and analyze them.


(via flemco.)
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-07-09 15:12
  Subject:   Looking for a new job?
  Music:comment lawl - http://www.reddit.com/info/6qy3c/comments/
  Tags:  humor, reddit, straight to hell

Did you ever consider working on the Blackberry?

You know, that pocket computer made by that company, Research In Motion?

Well, if that's what you want, just go to their job site!

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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-07-09 15:33
  Subject:   ZP: Lego Indiana Jones
  Tags:  reddit

"I guess at first I'd filed Lego Star Wars in my massive brain-database under the same heading as Barbie Horse Adventure and BRATZ 'Hey Kids, Let's All Dress Like French Tarts.'"


Hang around after the credits for a "special" Indiana Jones: Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull review.
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Ben Cantrick
  Date: 2008-07-09 23:27
  Subject:   Boeing builds heli-blimp hybrid?
  Tags:  reddit

Chicago-based Boeing Co said on Tuesday it has teamed with a privately owned Canadian company to build a blimp it says will be able to carry a 40 ton load 200 miles (320 km) without refueling. The JHL-40, or Jess Heavy Lifter, is named after Pete Jess, president and chief operating officer of SkyHook International, the company that secured the patent.

The blimp, which combines elements of a helicopter and a traditional airship. Boeing said the blimp, which would be able to carry more than double the capacity of the biggest helicopter, uses lighter-than-air helium to lift itself off the ground while fuel would be dedicated to powering the craft's four rotors, used solely to move the load.


Hayao Miyazaki was unavailable for comment.
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