I like flying into Oakland airport and taking BART train around the Bay Area – but dislike taking the shuttle bus from the terminal to the station. That is about to change with the connector light train under construction.
Even better, the rail car is being improved
“The new train car design includes two types of seating areas to meet the diverse needs of BART customers. The train cars will have conventional seating at the ends that customers settling in for a longer trip may want to choose, while open seating areas near the doors may be preferred by riders traveling in groups. Riders with luggage, strollers or other personal items, as well as customers who want a little more legroom may also prefer the open seating areas.”
“The most interesting smartphone feature—especially for people currently suffering from spring tree-pollen allergy—is an allergen tracker. It takes advantage of the phone’s Internet connection to gather pollen counts and other allergen information by zip code. Armed with this knowledge, the app can tell the purifier to dial up the power or to lie low.”
and at the high end, Honeywell is helping fight the massive smog problem in Chinese cities by purifying air in some of the large office complexes – below from its recent investor presentation. The Galaxy SOHO building, for example, has over 2.5 million feet of leased space.
A home office is usually the last place homeowners want to spend money on, says Lauren Liess, a Virginia interior designer. But Liess says that home offices — or desktop spaces in kitchens or bedroom niches — offer great opportunities to accessorize well and add personality. We turned to Liess and Darlene Molnar, a Washington interior designer and adjunct professor at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, to help us find timeless case goods and the latest, greatest accessories.
Grothaus says the app currently covers about 5,000 food items, including everything from exotic fruits, to meats like ostrich and elk. And more will be added later. "In the future, we are going to rapidly expand the database to hundreds of thousands of items, tie it in with other popular third-party food apps, and also allow users to build up their own personal food database," he says.
What's special about the just-released Modbar? You can't see it. But the baristas can see you. Its hefty heat-and-pressure-generating components are hidden under the counter so customers can better interact with the experts pulling their shots. Gorilla is dedicating theirs to single-origin selections like bright, citrus-inflected beans from Gishamwana island in Rwanda.
(Sean) Zhang says his team has taken a step toward decreasing paper consumption with the water-jet rewriteable paper because it can be printed on and erased a number of times. The paper is made with dyes that are invisible when dry but reveal colors when wet. Water acts as a key for the dye, opening up closed and colorless molecules when it is present to trigger coloration.
For non-astronomers, stargazing may seem simple: Just plop down a scope, and peer toward the heavens. It’s usually not quite that easy. Scopes can be tricky to set up and celestial objects elusive. The Celestron Cosmos 90 GT uses a Wi-Fi connection with a smartphone to do the hard work for you. To align it, users point it at any three bright objects in the sky; the scope uses them to triangulate its precise location. Through an app, users then select the celestial body they want to see from Celestron’s 120,000-entry database. Motors in the base position the scope in seconds.