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Already one year ago, I saw this stunning Mercedes-AMG GTS in front of the famous “Grand Théâtre de Bordeaux”. 500px // Instagram

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A US-born NASA scientist was detained at the border until he unlocked his phone
Two weeks ago, Sidd Bikkannavar flew back into the United States after spending a few weeks abroad in South America. An employee of NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
By Loren Grush

“ … Bikkannavar says he was detained by US Customs and Border Patrol and pressured to give the CBP agents his phone and access PIN. Since the phone was issued by NASA, it may have contained sensitive material that wasn’t supposed to be shared. Bikkannavar’s phone was returned to him after it was searched by CBP, but he doesn’t know exactly what information officials might have taken from the device. … “

“ … Bikkannavar had been on a personal trip, pursuing his hobby of racing solar-powered cars. He had recently joined a Chilean team, and spent the last weeks of January at a race in Patagonia. … “

“ … Bikkannavar is a seasoned international traveller — but his return home to the US this time around was anything but routine. Bikkannavar left for South America on January 15th, under the Obama Administration. He flew back from Santiago, Chile to the George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas on Monday, January 30th, just over a week into the Trump Administration. … “

“ … The JPL scientist returned to the US four days after the signing of a sweeping and controversial Executive Order on travel into the country. The travel ban caused chaos at airports across the United States, as people with visas and green cards found themselves detained, or facing deportation. … “

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Mamamoo’s Reaction to: You Being in a Car Accident

Solar: do you think this girl could breathe? It was like someone had stolen all the oxygen from her lungs, leaving her gasping and using a wall for support. Seeing you look so frail and broken, no matter how “minor” the doctors said the injuries were, broke her heart.

Moonbyul: She barrelled into your hospital room, scaring off the nurse who was disinfecting your wounds. They weren’t deep thankfully and none needed stitches. But seeing dark bruises on your precious skin turned her stomach. She never wanted to see you like this ever again. Which led to her being overprotective and she threatened anyone with a car to watch the speed limit. There was a drop in speeding in your town/city and the police couldn’t figure out why …

Wheein: kept an outwardly positive attitude. She was all dimples and eye smiles as she sat by your bed but after singing you asleep, she would listen to your steady breathing sometimes disrupted by a painted whimper – and it made her weep quietly. She needed to stay strong for you but that was just a front. She wasn’t strong. How could she be after seeing the person she loves more than anything in any sort of pain? Calling it “minor” didn’t change anything.

Hwasa: “Ah, you think this is bad? Try performing on stage in high heels with the eyes of the world trying to find a flaw in you!” While her words were tough, the way her lower lip trembled and how she crawled into the bed beside you, told a different story. Gently, she took your face in her hands, eyes noting every little scratch, bruise, cut. “These are only “minor” at the end of the day so don’t think this is any excuse to miss out on cooking dinner this weekend – it’s your turn, remember?”

Originally posted by wheeimple

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The idea behind “new urbanism” is that a planned environment, designed with pedestrians and social interaction in mind, can create a meaningful community.

The celebrated Mueller project in Austin, Texas, is one such place. This master-planned development seems to have it all: electric cars, solar panels, green buildings, walkability and native landscaping.

But what happens when one of Austin’s most progressive, welcoming neighborhoods experiences racial incidents involving some of its own African-American residents who don’t feel so welcome?

A Community Takes On Racial Tensions Once Hidden Under The Surface

Photo credit: Julia Robinson for NPR

You can disagree with me refusing to eat animals, you can disagree with me driving an electric car, you can disagree with me recycling & you can disagree with me investing in solar energy… but in doing so, you remain a significant enemy of the very earth you live on.

It is not a question of whether or not I am right. This is a matter of when you will admit you are wrong, and change for the better as I did when I was just like you.

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Paul’s Solar Powered Yeti Car Kit 

Hello!

My name is Paul and I run workshops at DIY HQ. I also invent handmade kits that help explore broad concepts in practical ways. They’re currently available in the DIY Market.

I’ve recently finished making a vehicle that runs off the power of the sun by converting light into electricity using a solar panel. Attached to the platform of the vehicle is a seesaw, and perched upon that are two happy little yetis.

I hope that you enjoy this Solar Powered Yeti Car. If you have questions about any kits, feel free to e-mail me at paul@diy.org.



Paul Long