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February 7, 2014   Posted by: Indy

Dubai Police adds Bugatti Veyron to its supercar fleet

Dubai Police has added arguably its most impressive supercar to its fleet – the Bugatti Veyron, the fastest street-legal production car in the world. The car was unveiled in its livery on the police force’s official Twitter account, which stated: “#Dubai_Police launches its newest Super Patrol Car – Bugatti Veyron.”

 

The Veyron is the latest in a growing list of supercars in the Dubai Police arsenal to catch criminals. Last year, cops unveiled a McLaren MP4-12C, Ferrari FF, a Lamborghini, an Aston Martin One-77, Bentley Continental GT and Mercedes SLS. The first supercar added to the fleet was a Lamborghini while cops in the emirates also drive the Toyota Land Cruiser and the Kia Mohave.

 

The Bugatti Veyron is a mid-engined sports car, designed and developed by the Volkswagen Group and manufactured in Molsheim, France by Bugatti Automobiles. The Super Sport version of the Veyron is the fastest street-legal production car in the world, with a top speed of 431.072 km/h (267.856 mph). It was named Car of the Decade (2000–2009) by the BBC television programme Top Gear.

Courtesy : Arabian Business

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February 5, 2014   Posted by: Indy

Severe winter weather impacts cargo operations

Another winter storm is moving through the US Midwest and Northeast.  As a result of this, several port, rail and container yard facilities have either closed or have limited operations.  Delays to cargo moving to or through this geography should be expected.
As of February 5, the following locations are impacted by adverse weather conditions.  Please note that terminals will continue to assess conditions as the weather impact changes.
NY/NJ – Maher Terminal – Closed and extending free time one day; APMT – Delayed opening; Global – open; APL CY – Closed
Indianapolis – CY – Closed
Open but with restricted operations due to snow and ice:  Cincinnati CY, Columbus CY, Cleveland CY, Detroit CY, Louisville CY, Pittsburg CY, St. Louis CY, Kansas City CYs, Omaha CY

The series of winter storms has resulted in rail car imbalances that are negatively impacting cargo movement via rail throughout the US and Canada.  Additionally, truck power has been extremely hard hit by the series of storms and facility closures, and line offices continue to operate with reduced staffing levels.

Shipping lines are working with their venders to minimize the impact of these extreme weather conditions on the movement of cargo.  However, please plan for several days delay for cargo movement in or through ports in the US Northeast coast.

We are working with customers on the impact to specific shipments, and will advise further as soon as we are able.

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January 22, 2014   Posted by: Indy

This 3D Printer, Capable Of Building A House In A Day, Could Change Construction Forever

Imagine being able to lease a 3D printer to build your entire house.

The technology, called Contour Crafting, is already here and can build a 2,500-square-foot home in 20 hours.picture2-300x188

 

The massive robot printer was invented by University of Southern California professor Behrokh Khoshnevis, who says that the technology is so versatile that it can be used to build homes in slums or human habitats on Mars.

 

The technology is ideal for the world’s slums and areas destroyed by natural disasters, claims Khoshnevis, because the robot’s construction is cheaper, stronger, faster, safer and more eco-friendly than manual construction.

 

Khoshnevis also says NASA is supportive of using the technology to build lunar habitats, laboratories and roads on the Moon or Mars that could eventually house human life. He points out that construction is far behind manufacturing when it comes to automation.

 

“If you look around yourself, pretty much everything is made automatically today — your shoes, your clothes, home appliances, your car,” he said during a TED talk. “The only thing that is still built by hand are these buildings.”

 

Construction as we know it today is wasteful, costly and often over budget, he said. It is more dangerous for workers than mining and agriculture, resulting in 10,000 deaths a year, according to Khoshnevis. He says Contour Crafting offers construction with less waste, noise, dust or harmful emissions.

 

The technology also allows for unprecedented flexibility in architecture, Khoshnevis says.

 

“They don’t have to look like tract houses because all you have to do is change a computer program,” he said during the TED talk. “The walls do not have to be linear. They can use any kind of curve. Therefore, you can really execute very exotic beautiful architectural features without incurring extra cost.”

Courtesy of Huffington Post – full story here

 

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January 6, 2014   Posted by: Indy

Arctic Conditions in US Midwest !

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