Friday, 30 August 2013

Snippets of News From Around the World (30/8)

What happens when you mash up 3D printing and Amazon’s same-day delivery?But a handful of smaller companies are convinced there’s a way to get products to consumers just as quickly, with greater satisfaction and at a fraction of the overall cost. The future, these companies argue, is in on-demand 3D printing. 

15 Surreal Landscapes Made from Food - Some pictures that make up really nice sceneries. 

Fukushima Leak's 'Level 3' Rating: What It Means - Workers for Tokyo Electric Power Co., which operates the plant, discovered on August 19 that 300 tons (nearly 72,000 gallons) of highly radioactive water apparently had escaped from a holding tank into the ground over the previous month. The water had been used to cool one of Fukushima's damaged reactors, in the wake of the 2011 earthquake and tsunami that caused one of the worst nuclear accidents in history.

The Curse of Being a Sole Survivor - On January 26, 1972, a Yugoslavian passenger plane flying 33,000 feet above then-Czechoslovakia exploded, ripped apart, and plummeted into the ground, killing 27 of the 28 passengers and crew. Vesna Vulovic, a flight attendant, was the only one to survive the crash. Vulovic holds the Guinness World Record for surviving the highest fall without a parachute, a feat that is still essentially unexplained........ In the 1960s psychologists began talking about “survivor’s guilt”—guilt that someone feels when they live while others in similar situations die. Holocaust survivors are some of the most common sufferers of this condition.

This Cat Has The World Record For Longest Fur - This isn't your typical cat. Meet Colonel Meow, age two, Himalayan-Persian crossbreed.