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Saturday, December 28, 2013
Friday, December 27, 2013
In January, 2003, Ann Richards sat down with James Henson of the Texas Politics Project to be interviewed about her career in politics. Topics included her early interest in politics, her term as governor, women in politics, the prospects of the Democratic Party at the time of the interview, and more.
Meet Flossie, Castrol lubricant’s robotic motorcycle test rider. Able to be fitted onto any motorcycle or scooter, Flossie can ride almost any two-wheeler that’s strapped to a chassis dynamometer.
Castrol use Flossie to test a variety of lubricants for a wide range of motorcycle products. Like some of the best human riders, “It [Flossie] is equipped with a self learning mode to enable it to know the gear change pattern, clutch feel and throttle response of the bike – just like any rider would on their first outing on a new machine,” says Castrol. http://blog.motorcycle.com/2013/12/26/motorcycle-news/flossie-robot-can-ride-motorcycle-better-video/
A joint venture between NASA and Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origins has successfully tested a reusable hydrogen-oxygen rocket. http://www.engineering.com/DesignerEdge/DesignerEdgeArticles/ArticleID/6766/Reusable-Hydrogen-Engine-Test-Fires-Successfully.aspx