Saturday, November 24, 2007

IEEE Spectrum: Electric-Car Maker Touts 10-Minute Fill-up

IEEE Spectrum: Electric-Car Maker Touts 10-Minute Fill-up

In depth discussion about the ramifications of the Altair Nanotechnologies rapid charge batteries. Well worth a read. No doubt that changes are in the works but any new technology has its implications and side effects. To quote Gilda Radner, "It's always something."

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Crime Rate Comparison

We always think that the place we live is either worse or better than other places but is it really? Here is a comparison of the national average crime rate vs. Florida and my home state of South Carolina.

United States-Total vs. US Violent Crime Florida vs. US Violent Crime South Carolina

Crime Rate

What happened in 1996? Crime peaked then. We are now back to 1986 levels in the US. Interesting.
Violent crime total