Monday, April 25, 2011
I'm currently in the midst of something cat related so no time to write anything of note today. In its place here are a few links.
A German article here about why we shouldn't be cynical about the idea of utopia.
Dawn is now just 1.5 million km from Vesta, a distance just four times that to the moon. Arrival still isn't until July as the approach is very slow. Compare this to a theoretical manned mission to a destination that far away, which would only take about a week and a half.
An article here in Bulgarian that I think is about how Bulgaria should become an agricultural superpower of a sort, with its 111,000 square kilometres and just 7 million people.
The Chinese city of Qingdao (I was there for about three weeks) is having its first German language week (Woche der deutschen Sprache). Qingdao was German territory for a short while and the beer brewed there was also inherited from Germans, I believe. You can also see quite a bit of German-inspired architecture there too. Here's an example of a former colonial building that has been retained.
...and that's it for today.