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Scientist Enrico Fermi was a superstar of nuclear physics. He was the genius who helped to build the first atomic pile in 1939, and who later oversaw the construction of the B Reactor outside of Richland, Washington.
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It’s a tale of survival and resurrection. Of inspiration and beauty. Of teenagers discovering what awesomeness really means, perhaps with the help of a certain sweet-smelling herb. It is the story of the rebirth of…Laserium! Yes, that staple of coming-of-age psychedelia has found a permanent home in the heart of Hollywood; Laserium CyberTheater has opened […]
This Sunday, members of The Monorail Society will gather at Disneyland in Anaheim, CA to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Disneyland-Alweg Monorail System. Back on June 14, 1959, ever-cheerful then-Vice President Richard M. Nixon dedicated the original three-car Mark I monorail. His daughters Julie and Tricia were official ribbon cutters, as can be seen […]
You can blame the economy, but even in a good year communities can be spending-averse when it comes to abstract sculptures for public spaces. Giant Teeth, Bedrock City, AZ Take Neptune Beach, Florida, for example. Its city council just voted down a $250,000 proposal for “Pathfinder,” a 26-foot-high series of metal rings that would swivel […]
Trolls don’t get much respect, even on their best days. Now the giant Fremont Troll in Seattle, Washington, has suffered the indignity of being painted by vandals. A couple of weeks ago, the troll was sprayed with fingernails, tattoos, fangs, and a green eye. Volunteers from the Fremont Arts Council got together and quickly restored […]« Previous Entries Next Entries »