President of Latvia Names New Species of Bird

Plesiga Pundurvista

Latvian President Andris Bērziņš announced the name of a new species of bird just introduced in his country. The species was developed by ornithologist Jānis Ozols (pronounced “Yonniss Wozzles”) at Bauska University, with the support of the Latvian government. Last Sunday, the president appeared on national television to, in his words, “Welcome our new national bird: […]

Lighter Air For Increased Efficiency

Content note: This article involves frank discussion of the molecular weights of different gasses and includes reference to professional bicycle racing. As anyone who has gone into a bicycle shop lately and tossed bicycles up into the air knows, much of what distinguishes a decent bicycle from an obscenely expensive bicycle is weight. For the […]

New Housing Solutions: The Houseblimp

By Prayitno from Los Angeles, USA (Blimp) [CC-BY-2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

Most of you, I would suppose, live in houses more or less firmly affixed to a land mass. Some few of you may reside in a house resting on water rather than land, either permanently placed or mobile. Houses and houseboats, however, fail to compare with the newest housing solution, The houseblimp exceeds the houseboat […]