Time to settle down with a nice cup of tea in my favorite White Base mug. At 50 pages or so, it’s a fairly lengthy but entertaining read if you’re into that sort of thing.
By European standards, American cheese shouldn’t even be called cheese. But it’s not just the US that loves the stuff— Mexico has already been the biggest importer of American cheese for a while, but in recent years, people in South Korea and Japan have been on an American cheese binge.
As part of the tech part of SXSW in Austin, a Japanese company called Skeletronics showed off their demo exoskeletons, The wearer straps himself inside the suit and can then walk and jump around, controlling the arms and legs of the skeleton itself. The suit is made of simple aluminum, with several springs and mechanical joints that operate corresponding limbs on the skeleton.
Out of the destroyed nuclear power plant at Fukushima, there continues to be bad news on a weekly basis. Just because it’s not worldwide front page news every day anymore, the clean up effort has been pretty much a total clusterfuck owing to the enormous extent of the damage to the buildings and the unprecedented environmental toll. Last week, a plume of mysterious steam started pouring out of one of the most damaged reactors, and no one is quite yet sure what it is— both options are bad— either that reactor is melting down again, or the molten fuel has burned through to the dirt and is hitting groundwater, meaning groundwater running out into the ocean would be radioactive as hell.