Pictured above is the Italian White Alba Truffle which is sold for between $1,000 and $2,200 US per pound (€1700 to €3800 per kg).
A significant improvement to Dubai’s growing traffic problems,
but opening in 2009 is doubtful
The Dubai Metro will be a driverless, fully automated metro network under construction in the United Arab Emirates city of Dubai. It is aimed to be one of the most advanced urban rail systems in the world and will be the catalyst for tourism, financial and economic growth. (Pics)
Ford’s most advanced assembly plant operates in rural Brazil
Ford Motor Company’s use of virtual manufacturing technologies is a big factor of what’s behind the company’s soaring quality performance.
“Kiwi” is a short animation that has been seen over 20 million times in it’s various forms. Truly a rare and brilliant piece of work. Second video after the jump.
Guardian angel have many different looks
More than half of Americans believe they are protected by a guardian angel and two in three are certain that heaven exists, according to a study of US religious beliefs.
Average-looking men with good manners are among the most trusted, while good-looking men are trusted the least, says a new survey.
The survey, conducted in Canada and US by public relations firm Ketchum Global Research Network and brand development firm MARC Research, showed men with good manners are considered more attractive than those without.
Price has become an increasingly important factor, though still not the most important when choosing a wireless provider, according to a March 2008 comScore survey of US mobile phone users.
Coverage, price and family/friends connectivity were the three most important factors cited by respondents when choosing a wireless carrier, though coverage no longer has the commanding lead it once did.
We’ve come a long way in bridge building since crossing a river on a fallen log. The first bridges were built with wooden planks, ropes and stones. Soon, stronger material were required. Wood and stone bridges gave way to iron, then to steel ones. Bridge building techniques also evolved: beam, cantilevered, cable-stayed, and suspension bridges – each with advantages that made it the right choice for a particular location.
Political fortunes and wars have been made or lost by bridges. Throughout history, bridges had been built by engineers and burned by warriors, and crossed by kings and commoners alike. Millions of people owe their livelihood to bridges, as most require them to commute; and yet thousands of people choose to end their lives by jumping off them every year.