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Davide Inglima — Love this! I want to believe that this song was produced with Bars And Pipes Pro on an Amiga 3000 in the 90s.
la Stroppe Edsel dello Swift Racing Team alla NORRA Mexican 1000 del 2010
basata sul modello del 1958, commissionata nel 1972 da Karl Weber della Weber Showcase & Fixtures Co. e costruita da Bill Stroppe, l’improbabile berlina da rally è l’unica versione off-road della Ford Edsel mai esistita. guidata da Phil Torres e Pat Pattinson, la Stroppe Edsel partecipò alla NORRA Baja 1000 nel 1972 e nel 1973, ma, troppo pesante per il durissimo terreno di Baja, dovette ritirarsi entrambe le volte con le sospensioni anteriori distrutte. unico successo nella sua prima carriera, un secondo posto alla SCORE Riverside del 1974; il suo «nonno» Karl Weber, già più che soddisfatto nel vedere l’auto di famiglia della sua infanzia sfrecciare ai 200 all’ora, visse appena abbastanza a lungo da celebrare la piccola vittoria, morendo proprio il giorno dopo
pesantemente danneggiata dall’impatto di un treno merci, la Stroppe Edsel rimase abbandonata presso gli stabilimenti della Weber fino al 1989, quando Roy Swift decise di comprarla e ricostruirla. nel 2010 la iscrisse alla NORRA Mexican 1000, ottenendo il primo posto nella Categoria 1 (“Production two-wheel drive passenger vehicles pre-1991”) con un tempo totale di 1115.53 minuti
[…] When the plastic melts, it cements rock fragments, sand, and shell debris together, or the plastic can flow into larger rocks and fill in cracks and bubbles to form a kind of junkyard Frankenstein.
Corcoran says some of the plastic is still recognizable as toothbrushes, forks, ropes, and just “anything you can think of.” Once the plastic has fused to denser materials, like rock and coral, it sinks to the sea floor, and the chances it will become buried and preserved in the geologic record increase.
How long the plastic will endure remains a matter of debate, however. Jerolmack says he doubts the material will stick around in the fossil record. […] Some of the material can be preserved as a thin carbon film, much like the way fossil leaves are preserved. Zalasiewicz says that in some rare cases, in that etch of carbon “you may well be left the shape for a flattened plastic bottle.”
Steve Swanson, an astronaut currently aboard the International Space Station, was recently tasked with a new responsibility: caring for a small patch of red romaine lettuce growing in space.
On May 7, he installed NASA’s new Vegetable Production System (nicknamed “VEGGIE”), which had been sent up as part of a resupply SpaceX rocket launched on April 18. Over the past month, three of the six romaine plants in the chamber have sprouted and grown successfully, and Swanson is scheduled to harvest them in one week.
He and the other astronauts in flight won’t be eating these plants — they’ll be frozen and sent back to Earth for testing to make sure they’re safe. But if all goes as planned, the experiment will lead to subsequent batches of lettuce later this year, which would be the first food NASA has ever grown in space.
Fordite, also known as Detroit agate, is old automobile paint which has hardened sufficiently to be cut and polished. It was formed from the build up of layers of enamel paint slag on tracks and skids on which cars were hand spray-painted (a now automated process), which have been baked numerous times