Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Tiny Thorium Reactors Could Wean World Off Oil

An abundant metal with vast energy potential could quickly wean the world off oil, if only Western political leaders would muster the will to do it, a UK newspaper says today. The Telegraph makes the case for thorium reactors as the key to a fossil-fuel-free world within five years, and puts the ball firmly in President Barack Obama's court.

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Monday, August 9, 2010

My New Home in Far North Dallas

I have been on the waiting list for two terrific apartments for several months. It took so long for me to find an apartment because I'm picky. I demanded a top floor apartment, preferably a corner unit, with a good view in a vibrant neighborhood. My favorites were the Ravello in Uptown near the Dallas arts and entertainment center and Turnberry Isle located beside the Prestonwood Country Club golf course.

I am now a Turnberry Isle resident. Turnberry is less than 10 minutes from the Galleria and even closer to Addison's nightlife. There are DOZENS of great restaurants nearby. And I'm only 20 minutes to my options classes in Uptown. The rent on my 2-bedroom top floor corner unit apartment costs 60% less than my Fairfax VA 1-bedroom apartment.

The photos below were taken from my balcony that overlooks the 11th hole of the golf course.
This is my living room. The living room and master bedroom also overlook the golf course. I'm going to turn the master bedroom into a large office as soon as I buy a desk and some bookshelves.

Spinal-Fluid Test Confirmed to Predict Alzheimer's

The New York Times reports that researchers have found a spinal-fluid test can be 100 percent accurate in identifying patients with significant memory loss who are on their way to developing Alzheimer's disease.

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