Here’s this week’s compendium. This week…
1. the Zephyr unmanned solar plane set a record of 14 days 24 minutes aloft, thanks to its photovoltaic panels and lithium-sulphur batteries . Go, Zephyr.
2. Blade Electric Vehicles [2a], Australia’s leading electric car manufacturer blasted the federal government for choosing an imported model to be our first electric trial fleet – even though Blade’s car’s better, cheaper and had been developed with federal government funding [2b]. Ho hum.
5. Nutrition Diva told us how to store half an avocado . Yep.
6. Get-It-Done Guy offered advice on how to respond to important emails . You’ve no excuses from now on.
7. Australian airlines said they have no policy to deal with overweight or obese passengers – even though the public wanted one . As weight affects aircraft fuel consumption, lighter passengers should get a bigger baggage allowance – and vice versa.
8. the Age’s Jason Koutsoukis wrote that ‘Israeli troops removed several trees on the Lebanese side of the border fence that separates the two countries without incident’ . The fence’s 200-300 metres on the Israeli side of the border. Even UNIFIL said so – as Koutsoukis wrote at the end of his article. Yet again Koutsoukis didn’t let the truth spoil a good story. He’s an apologist – not a journalist.
Finally, I wish you, dear Farmdoc’s Blog readers, a wonderful week.