Sunday, December 2, 2012
Saturday, December 1, 2012
In Imola, Italy a giraffe has escaped from a local circus. The animal was chasing people and cars. And police with animal control workers were trying to catch him. The giraffe was captured after the three-hour long chase. Unfortunately he died of heart attack later that day. Reminds me of Melman Menkowitz from Madagascar movies.
The Lakes of Ounianga consist of 18 lakes located in the heart of the Sahara Desert, in an extremely arid region of northern Chad where the average yearly rainfall is no more than 2 mm. They depend on an underground supply of ‘fossil’ water that fell on this area in ancient times when the Saharan climate was much wetter than it is today.
A 7-year-old boy, Devon Carrow-Sperduti, has potentially fatal allergies and must spent most of his life at home. Even one day in school can kill him. But now Devon has a special VGo robot that is linked to his home computer. The face of the boy appears via webcam on the robot and the boy can see the class, the teachers and his classmate via robot's frontal camera. The robot has its own desk in the classroom and can volunteer to answer the teacher's questions with a flashing light, rather than Devon raising his hand.