Archive for December 2009

Planetary Society Announces Another Solar Sail Project

I just pulled this one out of my email drafts folder.

Dream of solar sailing in space lives on in new project” discusses an announcement by The Planetary Society to build, launch, and test LightSail-1 — a small craft that will be propelled by solar sail. As explained in the article, previous attempts to launch solar sail craft failed.

I have always been intrigued by the solar sail concept (I am intrigued by a lot of things, though) and will try to keep an eye on this.

Man Loses 331 Pounds Biking

I learned about this story in an email from a mail list.

I Lost 331 Pounds” is a short slide show story about a man who topped out at over 500 pounds, but ultimately reached a healthy weight after taking up cycling.

Poking a Little Fun at the Seattle Light Rail

I like that we are building out rail-based mass-transit infrastructure, but I was a little surprised that the light rail does not have space that works well for luggage.

There is more than six inches between the seats, that’s an exaggeration. There is, however, very little knee space, and definitely not enough space for luggage.