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V.25 No.38 | 9/22/2016

Council Watch

Narcan, Use of Force & Sunshine

Another day in the lives of our City Councilors

Among many issues explored at this week’s meeting: the Albuquerque City Council discusses Narcan, Ginger’s APD Use of Force Report and solar technology in Burque.
V.25 No.29 | 07/21/2016

The Daily Word in Clones, Solar Power and A Damn Good Speech

The Daily Word

Michelle Obama gave a killer speech during the Democratic Convention Monday night. This one's for the books.

How long does it take a Starbucks barista to get ready in the morning?

A British study offers a new, less expensive, method of treating depression.

Remember Dolly, the first successfully cloned mammal? Give it up for the healthy herd of her cloned sisters in Nottingham.

The fuel-free, sun-powered plane Solar Impulse 2 completed a 22,000 mile trip around the world—and it only took a year! Complications were many but the landing was flawless.

Some birds swoop and snatch their prey. This one kicks things to death.

Also, dinosaurs.

V.25 No.16 | 04/21/2016

The Daily Word in Star Wars, Solar Power and Oddball Imagery

The Daily Word

Not all Internet-born relationships are doomed. If you're as lucky as this surreal pair of artists you'll find a brain as bizarre as yours. Love awaits in strange photo ops involving distortion and creepy props. Compatibility at its finest.

How does one accidentally run a half-marathon? Ask this 12-year-old.

Ever seen Alfred Hitchcock's The Birds? Fictional, right? That's what I thought, too, but don't be fooled. Behind the beady black eyes of ravens and crows are brains just as clever as chimpanzees'. I'm not saying they're planning an attack but be prepared.

One thing that Donald Trump is exceptionally good at? Playing the victim.

Thousands of animals lovers sign a petition to ban tourists riding elephants after one in Cambodia falls to his death.

A team of 5 and 6-year-olds takes home a trophy taller than themselves for winning a competitive chess competition.

I guess a bad economy (not, I don't know, slowly killing the planet) is justifiable reason for workers to quit pumping oil and switch to working with renewable resources.

Internet conspiracies are abuzz, but all we can do is wait. The only certainty: Star Wars Episode VIII is gonna be... different.

V.19 No.2 |

News

The Daily Word 01.17.10: Starbucks Albuquerque Migration, Jemez Pueblo Solar Power Plant, Sandia National Labs 'SunCatchers'

Daily Word

The Daily Word

Starbucks announced that it will close a Seattle call center later this year and move the operations to the Duke City. The Seattle call center employs 78 Starbucks employees and 52 contract workers.

Albuquerque's Taqueria Mexico gets some love in Friday's New York Times.

Jemez (“We don't have any revenue... except for a little convenience store") Pueblo plans to build the nation's first large-scale solar power plant on tribal lands, with the potential to bring in millions of dollars."

Sandia National Laboratories’ National Solar Thermal Test Facility (NSTTF) in Albuquerque unveiled four new SunCatchers: solar-thermal hydrogen dishes that convert heat into electical energy and sport a least one, amazing reflected-clouds-in-deep-blue-sky product shot.

V.18 No.36 | 9/3/2009

News

The Daily Word 09.01.09: New Mexico linguistics, Medicare cuts, silence in music, sci-fi films

The Daily Word

New Mexico’s linguistic heritage is rich, bro.

U.S. Energy Secretary Chu wants a new industrial revolution sans fossil fuel.

Potential cuts in Medicare could be especially bad for New Mexicans in nursing homes.

Several New Mexico groups awarded stimulus grants for art jobs.

Eclipse Aviation reopens today.

Solar plant to be built by the Butte.

No me gusta Hurricane Jimena in Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

The world’s oldest dog finally croaked.

Forty years of Gaddafi’s Libya celebrated.

EU bans the manufacture and import of ye olde light bulbs.

The best sci-fi films of all time on the 107th anniversary of A Trip to the Moon.

The most excellent uses of silence in music.

Album of the day: Citadel by Starcastle.

Weather: Highs in the low ‘90s this week, thunderstorms this weekend.