Monday, October 26

Random

ASU researchers have developed inexpensive "twig lights" which run on mini generators, fueled by burning twigs. Target audience -- people living off grid in developing countries. They are expecting to go into production within a year. ~ link

El Paso is booming. "It's the largest migration of wealthy Mexican nationals [to El Paso] since the Mexican Revolution..." Beto O'Rourke, El Paso city councilman

Even the birds are adopting more urban dialects ~ link

• Richard Mouw has a solid column on the dilemma that many of our Asian kin face when it comes to honoring their ancestors. ~ link

• I love African ingenuity. Here's a bicycle ambulance in a Malawian village -- helping to save the lives of women who might otherwise die in childbirth. ~ link

Is farming a sustainable industry in Arizona? Is it the best use of the limited water resources? It's complicated. ~ link

Good resource for people learning English in order to study at a Bible college or seminary ~ link

Why doesn't Arizona observe Daylight Savings Time? Officially it has to do with saving energy but I suspect that it has more to do with asserting our independence. ~ link

Winter weather is coming! EV Tribune: "Tuesdays highs could be in the 70s and 80s, but drop to the 50s and 60s by Wednesday. Overnight lows Thursday and Friday mornings will be in the 30s and 40s in various parts of the Valley."

• Travelers, be prepared to hold it in a little bit longer! Arizona is closing a bunch of highway rest areas to save money. ~ link

• Anyone who bites on this hook probably deserves to be parted from his money -- pet care service for dogs and cats (and a few other critters) who get left behind at the rapture. Pay in advance. ~ link
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