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Interesting that Rikers Island (the big white blob between Long Island and the Bronx, and the location of New York City's jails) is apparently hurricane proof
The engineers did not recalculate what the construction change would do to the wind forces acting on two surfaces of the building's curtain wall at the same time; if hurricane-speed winds hit the building at a 45-degree angle, there was the potential for failure due to the bolts shearing. The wind speeds needed to topple the models of Citigroup Center in a wind-tunnel test were predicted to occur in New York City every 55 years. If the building's tuned mass damper went offline, the necessary wind speeds were predicted to occur every 16 years.This knowledge, combined with LeMessurier's discovery that his firm had used New York City's truss safety factor of 1:1 instead of the column safety factor of 1:2, meant that the building was in critical danger. The discovery of the problem occurred in the month of June , the beginning of hurricane season. The problem had to be corrected quickly.
A woman has had one of her silicone gel breast implants ruptured after it was hit by a paintball shot.The 26-year-old had been taking part in a game at an outdoor centre near Croydon on Saturday (20 August).She went to her doctor's surgery on Monday, where it was discovered one of her implants had been torn apart."We respectfully ask that any ladies with surgical breast implants notify our team at the time of booking," says a statement on UK Paintball's website.
A Glasgow-based company has installed its first commercial "alkaline hydrolysis" unit at a Florida funeral home.The unit by Resomation Ltd is billed as a green alternative to cremation and works by dissolving the body in heated alkaline water. The makers claim the process produces a third less greenhouse gas than cremation, uses a seventh of the energy, and allows for the complete separation of dental amalgam for safe disposal.
When you start to become aware of these bogus quotations, you can’t stop finding them. Henry James, George Eliot, Picasso — all of them are being kept alive in popular culture through pithy, cheery sayings they never actually said.
- Lawrence Solomon is executive director of Energy Probe and author of The Deniers: The world-renowned scientists who stood up against global warming hysteria, political persecution, and fraud.