Been wanting this for some time … a nod to Monty Python:
News for the ‘transportation’ Category
New License Plate arrived today!
Roundabouting with Roundabouts
Rio Rancho, being a relatively “new” city, is still under heavy development. Sure, with the economic slowdown of the past 5 years, there has been an affect; however, as things improve the activity is beginning again. There are large, clear swaths throughout the area that I know we’ll start seeing development on soon enough.
One different element that we have seen here is the prominence of roundabouts at intersections nearby. Roundabouts are kind of newer concept with many Americans … and you can tell when you see many of the local drivers approach them. Some stop. Some hesitate for minutes. Some just barrel through them – straight over the top (you can see tire marks where this has happened). Even the press has make it plainly obvious of the disdain roundabouts experience in comparison to the traditional 4-way stop beloved by Americans.
But here is why roundabouts are superior, as evidenced by the guys at Mythbusters – putting some science to the topic, yo.
So I saw this at the Minneapolis airport this past week while traveling for work …
This is a pic of the moving walkways that are found throughout the airport. Most airports have them nowadays, but this was the first I had seen marked like this. Thought it was a pretty simple, yet effective idea. I instantly thought of my irritation with driving the freeways here in New Mexico. New Mexicans are terrible about slower drivers staying in the left lanes. It drives me up the wall. Couldn’t we do this to our roads? Just a thought that occurred as I walked through the airport …
We Need a Faster Ship
So scientists have found yet another earth. I think this is the third or fourth this year. Don’t get me wrong – this stuff is pretty neat to read about. One thing is clear, however – science and technology must progress to somehow change interstellar travel.
Regardless, this stuff is pretty neat.
Darwin on a Harley
Can’t make this stuff up, folks.