Meet the Proteus

January 19, 2007 at 9:04 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Meet the  Proteus.  A catamaran that skims the surface of the waves, carrying a crew of two and two tons in smooth comfort for  thousands of miles.  The Proteus had her maiden voyage in the San Francisco bay yesterday.

Chronicle article here.

Photos here

Inventor’s website here. 

Cell Phone did NOT cause fire

January 19, 2007 at 8:54 am | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment
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Earlier in the week I told some of you about a man burned in a Vallejo hotel room fire.  Initially, the cause of the fire was pinned on his cell-phone battery.  Investigators have confirmed that the phone’s battery still works so the guilty party is still at large.

Now they say that the cause of the fire may never be known.  According to the Chronicle, the injured party was not a smoker and spontaneious combustion has been ruled out (how?).  Strange.


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