gammarayblog:

FastCompany had an article on the Elio, a 3 wheeled car that will attempt to revolutionize the workday commute with its almost shocking combination of price and fuel-efficiency. Paul Elio, the founder of the company, used the statistic that 93% of Americans commute to work alone as basis for designing a car to maximize fuel efficiency. 
The goal of the Elio is to get as aerodynamic and lightweight as possible.  the Elio seats two people, but in a “front and back” configuration instead of side by side. With its reduced weight and team-oriented manufacturing techniques, Elio is able to create a vehicle that gets over 80 miles to the gallon, with a $6800 price point.
In addition to its innovative design, Elio is also rolling out an innovative pricing structure. Instead of the usual down payment/trade-in plus financing route, the Elio may offer a payment plan that offers no monthly payment- but a gas card that submits a payment as an extra $20 whenever it is swiped at the pump. 
The Elio is a pretty bold concept for the commuter-only car, and with it’s low price and financing options, it may be able to break through as the weekday alternative to the family SUV. If the Elio delivers as promised, it will be half as expensive as even a base-model Smart Car, and offer twice the fuel efficiency. As someone who’s tired of putting $60 of gas into my 15 year old Jeep every week, I’d definitely be interested in giving the Elio a look when it hits the market next year.

I WANT ONE. $6,800, 80 mpg, and freaky-cool looking. 
April 12, 2014 gammarayblog

gammarayblog:

FastCompany had an article on the Elio, a 3 wheeled car that will attempt to revolutionize the workday commute with its almost shocking combination of price and fuel-efficiency. Paul Elio, the founder of the company, used the statistic that 93% of Americans commute to work alone as basis for designing a car to maximize fuel efficiency. 

The goal of the Elio is to get as aerodynamic and lightweight as possible.  the Elio seats two people, but in a “front and back” configuration instead of side by side. With its reduced weight and team-oriented manufacturing techniques, Elio is able to create a vehicle that gets over 80 miles to the gallon, with a $6800 price point.

In addition to its innovative design, Elio is also rolling out an innovative pricing structure. Instead of the usual down payment/trade-in plus financing route, the Elio may offer a payment plan that offers no monthly payment- but a gas card that submits a payment as an extra $20 whenever it is swiped at the pump. 

The Elio is a pretty bold concept for the commuter-only car, and with it’s low price and financing options, it may be able to break through as the weekday alternative to the family SUV. If the Elio delivers as promised, it will be half as expensive as even a base-model Smart Car, and offer twice the fuel efficiency. As someone who’s tired of putting $60 of gas into my 15 year old Jeep every week, I’d definitely be interested in giving the Elio a look when it hits the market next year.

I WANT ONE. $6,800, 80 mpg, and freaky-cool looking. 

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Have a feeling this song has crawled into my brain and will not emerge for some time to come…

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has discovered more than 700 new exoplanets, nearly doubling the current number of confirmed alien worlds. The Kepler space telescope is responsible for more than half of these finds, hauling in 961 exoplanets to date, with thousands more candidates awaiting confirmation by follow-up investigations. “This is the largest windfall of planets — not exoplanet candidates, mind you, but actually validated exoplanets — that’s ever been announced at one time,” Douglas Hudgins, exoplanet exploration program scientist at NASA’s Astrophysics Division in Washington, told reporters today.[Gallery: A World of Kepler Planets] About 94 percent of the new alien worlds are smaller than Neptune, researchers said, further bolstering earlier Kepler observations that suggested the Milky Way galaxy abounds with rocky planets like Earth.
February 26, 2014 Yahoo!

NASA’s Kepler space telescope has discovered more than 700 new exoplanets, nearly doubling the current number of confirmed alien worlds. The Kepler space telescope is responsible for more than half of these finds, hauling in 961 exoplanets to date, with thousands more candidates awaiting confirmation by follow-up investigations. “This is the largest windfall of planets — not exoplanet candidates, mind you, but actually validated exoplanets — that’s ever been announced at one time,” Douglas Hudgins, exoplanet exploration program scientist at NASA’s Astrophysics Division in Washington, told reporters today.[Gallery: A World of Kepler Planets] About 94 percent of the new alien worlds are smaller than Neptune, researchers said, further bolstering earlier Kepler observations that suggested the Milky Way galaxy abounds with rocky planets like Earth.

February 4, 2014 themaidenofthetree

themaidenofthetree:

Frozen + I bet you thought that was gonna be about a boy.

Sisters. Say no more. 

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maggie-stiefvater:

I just read online for the thousandth time that Young Adult literature is important because “it’s important for teens to have something of their own.” And for the first time in five years, I actually thought about that statement.

"It’s important for teens to have…

So this is wacky—three books, on sale for $.99. FOR THE WHOLE BUNDLE (including top 10 bestseller The Boss’s Fake Fiancee). If you’ve ever wanted to give contemporary romance a try, start here! :-) 
http://www.amazon.com/Bencher-Family-Series-Entangled-Indulgence-ebook/dp/B00HY019FY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391528060&sr=8-1&keywords=bencher+family+bundle
February 4, 2014

So this is wacky—three books, on sale for $.99. FOR THE WHOLE BUNDLE (including top 10 bestseller The Boss’s Fake Fiancee). If you’ve ever wanted to give contemporary romance a try, start here! :-) 

http://www.amazon.com/Bencher-Family-Series-Entangled-Indulgence-ebook/dp/B00HY019FY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1391528060&sr=8-1&keywords=bencher+family+bundle

December 10, 2013 openingintro.com

odditiesoflife:

10 Amazing Abandoned Places Around the Globe

  1. Spree Park, Berlin, Germany
  2. Hotel del Salto in Colombia - featured previously on Curious History
  3. Gulliver’s Travels Park, Kawaguchi, Japan
  4. Abandoned mill in Sorrento, Italy
  5. Mirny (Mir) Mine is a former open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia - The second largest man-made hole in the world
  6. The abandoned flats in Keelung, Taiwan
  7. Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, United States
  8. Craco is an abandoned commune and Medieval village in Italy
  9. Dadipark Dadizel in Belgium
  10. Abandoned train depot in Czestochowa, Poland

Unbelievable. 

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December 10, 2013 puppygifs

Yeah, it’s a puppy. You got a problem with that? 

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