Daily Glimpse February 24, 2012


Daily Links From Glimpse From a Height

  • Parkitecture
    Mission 66 and the Everglades National Park.
  • “Plan B” Pharmacy Mandate Religious Exemption
    Becket Fund wins a significant victory: The Board of Pharmacy’s 2007 rules are not neutral, and they are not generally applicable. They were designed instead to force religious objectors to dispense Plan B, and they sought to do so despite the fact that refusals to deliver for all sorts of secular reasons were permitted. The [...]
  • Frivolous Friday: Inner Loop, Outer Loop
    Very cool animated graphic of DC Beltway traffic flow, hour by hour.
  • Frivolous Friday: Trying to Bring Back the Pocket Watch
    Beautiful, but Ergonomically Challenging. I have my grandfather’s old pocket watch, and it takes about 1/10 the effort to understand. Talk about (almost literally!) reinventing the wheel.
  • Gas Prices Are Like A Box Of Chocolates
    From the WSJ: It’s true enough that oil prices can’t be commanded from the Oval Office, so in that sense Mr. Obama’s disavowal of blame is a rare show of humility in the face of market forces. Would that he showed similar modesty in trying to command the tides of home prices, car sales (“cash [...]
  • Mandarin Space Warfare
    The surprise won’t be that they want to, it will be that they can: For example, China’s Beidou global positioning system satellites will be available for regional users this year and globally by 2020, he said. The satellites will provide foreign militaries with precision targeting capabilities through purchases of Chinese Beidou receivers and services. The [...]
  • Rick Santorum, Fiscal Conservative
    No, really: NTU’s ratings, however, are different. They’re based entirely on the perceived effects of members’ votes on both the immediate and future size of the federal budget. Not surprisingly, Paul’s career GPA from NTU reflects his unsurpassed reputation for fiscal conservatism — it’s a perfect 4.00. Yet Santorum’s 3.66 GPA from NTU isn’t too far behind, [...]
  • Nanoantennas Create Tunable Color Filter
    Metal nanoparticles shine with customizable color Kenneth Crozier, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and colleagues have engineered the size and shape of metal nanoparticles so that the color they appear strongly depends on the polarization of the light illuminating them. The nanoparticles can be regarded [...]
  • Koran Burning
    This wasn’t smart, but it wasn’t done maliciously or capriciously: White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said it was “deeply unfortunate” that the U.S. military had burned several copies of the Koran with a batch of garbage in Afghanistan. The military burned the Korans unintentionally; they’d been taken out of military library after the military [...]
  • IRS Harassing the Tea Party?
    Coyote Blog: Sure seems like it.   Here is the list of questions the Ohio Tea Party has asked as part of their application, which should be routine, for 501(c)4 status.  The Virginia Tea Party had similar requests, including apparently a demand for donor lists and confidential materials which the IRS says will be made [...]

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