Friday, June 08, 2012

In the News Today
  • Fighting Back - Zombie Bullets in high demand following flesh-eating attacks
  • Can You See Me Now? - Math professor's side mirror that eliminates "blind spot" receives US patent
  • Can Can - Green Police: Miami Beach to make recycling compulsory

    Technology in the News Today
  • Verizon Drives Toward Connected Car Technology
  • Also Hit by Password Hackers
  • Recognizing a New Medium: the Kindle

    Born on this Day in History: June 8, 1867 - Frank Lloyd Wright was born in Richland Center, Wisconsin. After college, he became chief assistant to architect Louis Sullivan. Wright then founded his own firm and developed a style known as the Prairie school, which strove for an "organic architecture" in designs for homes and commercial buildings. Over his career he created numerous iconic buildings. He died April 9, 1959.

    On this Day in History: June 8, 1948 - A hand-built aluminum prototype labeled "No. 1" becomes the first vehicle to bear the name of one of the world's leading luxury car manufacturers: Porsche. The Austrian automotive engineer Ferdinand Porsche debuted his first design at the World's Fair in Paris in 1900. The electric vehicle set several Austrian land-speed records, reaching more than 35 mph and earning international acclaim for the young engineer. He became general director of the Austro-Daimler Company (an outpost of the German automaker) in 1916 and later moved to Daimler headquarters in Stuttgart. Daimler merged with the Benz firm in the 1920s, and Porsche was chiefly responsible for designing some of the great Mercedes racing cars of that decade.

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