BMW In China (2012)

Several activities are waiting for the visitors on BMW’s show stand at the Auto China 2012 in Beijing. Among them the BMW i8 Concept Spyder and the BMW 3 Series Li.


Conrado Marrero Turn 101 Years Old

Conrado Marrero Turn 101 Years Old

Conrado Marrero, the oldest living former major league baseball player turns 101 years old in Cuba.

The Cuban pitcher who last year became the oldest living former big leaguer turned 101 on Wednesday, surrounded by family and a couple of old friends in his modest Havana apartment, the faded walls in need of paint, the spartan furniture tattered and frayed.

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Will Robots One Day Rule The World?

Robots have become a very mainstream topic these days. I just ran across this video on Google+ that I wanted to share because this has become the source of many a conversation recently. By conversation, I mean my excited rhetoric talking about all of the opportunities kids have these days to get into robotics and how I envy them.

The best part is the generation that will grow up with these technological wonders don’t even remember movies like Terminator 2, “I, Robot”, AI or Star Trek Generations; books like I, Robot and the Foundation series; let alone know of Isaac Asimov who is credited with creating the three fundamentals laws of robotics.

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San Francisco Shores Up Local Reservoirs For Quake Preparedness

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CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – San Francisco’s water managers say there shouldn’t be water access issues in the event of a giant earthquake, now that they’ve completed billions of dollars in seismic upgrades to local reservoirs such as Crystal Springs Reservoir in San Mateo County.

As part of a $4.6 billion project, Lower Crystal Springs Dam has been raised three feet. The reservoir can hold another three billion gallons of water piped in from Hetch Hetchy, according to Ed Harrington, head of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission.

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“We’ve now created a dam that allows us to store a total of 22 billion gallons of water in San Mateo County, which means that we can serve a lot of our customers should something happen to our pipelines coming down from the mountains,” said Harrington.

“It’s important not…

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Placer County Deputies Arrest 6 Suspects In Two Home Burglaries

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CBS Sacramento

PLACER COUNTY (CBS13) – Sheriff’s deputies in Placer County caught six burglars in the act on Monday in two separate home break-ins, one in Meadow Vista and the other in Applegate, the department announced.

All six of the suspects are from Sacramento County.

The owner of an unoccupied home on Clipper Gap Road in Applegate called the sheriff’s office at 8:50 a.m. to report that the home he recently inherited had three unauthorized people on the property.

Deputies responded and saw a trailer in front of the residence, which turned out to be filled with property taken from the home. As deputies arrived, the three suspects were reportedly breaking out the home’s windows and two sliding-glass doors with a golf club. Damage to the windows and doors was estimated at $4,000.

Arrested were Zachary Forest Lackett, 20, of North Highlands, Christopher Elliott Walker, 18, of Sacramento, and Zeth Andrew Stuart…

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