Wired News: No Green Acres? Try Skyscrapers

Sep. 28, 2005 PT

Tens of thousands of empty storage containers are stacked in towers along I-95 across from the harbor in Newark, New Jersey. They’re heaped there in perpetuity, too cheap to be shipped back to Asia but too expensive to melt down.

Where many might see a pile of garbage, Lior Hessel sees, of all things, an organic farm. Those storage containers would be ideal housing for miniature farms, he believes, stacked one upon another like an agricultural skyscraper, all growing fresh organic produce for millions of wealthy consumers. And since the crops would be grown with artificial lighting, servers, sensors and robots, the cost of labor would consist of a single computer technician’s salary. “>Wired News: No Green Acres? Try Skyscrapers: “02:00 AM Sep. 28, 2005 PT

Tens of thousands of empty storage containers are stacked in towers along I-95 across from the harbor in Newark, New Jersey. They’re heaped there in perpetuity, too cheap to be shipped back to Asia but too expensive to melt down.

Where many might see a pile of garbage, Lior Hessel sees, of all things, an organic farm. Those storage containers would be ideal housing for miniature farms, he believes, stacked one upon another like an agricultural skyscraper, all growing fresh organic produce for millions of wealthy consumers. And since the crops would be grown with artificial lighting, servers, sensors and robots, the cost of labor would consist of a single computer technician’s salary.

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http://www.htmlcodetutorial.com/

Quick reference for HTML.

The site begins:
Welcome to the HTML Code Tutorial. Our goal is to provide the most helpful
and complete guide to creating web pages anywhere.

Tutorials:
Anchors and Links, Applets, Special Characters , Document Tags, Embedded
Objects, Fonts, Form, Frame, Ignore-Me Code, Images, Lines and Paragraphs,
Lists, Logical Tags, Scripts, Sounds, CSS, Table, a couple of weird tags

Memo from the Gods: Time to Stop Drinking So Much

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – An inebriated Belgian woman died in a freak accident
when she ended up beneath a heavy grave stone at a cemetery, local news
agency Belga said Wednesday.

The 33-year-old was on her way home from a bar in the Belgian town of
Pulle in the early hours of Saturday when she took a short cut through the
cemetery.

But she urgently needed to relieve herself and crouched down between two
gravestones. As she lost her balance, she grabbed one of the stones which
gave way and landed on top of her.

The public prosecutor’s office said she died of suffocation as she was
unable to lift the heavy stone.

SPACE.com – Largest Asteroid Might Contain More Fresh Water than Earth

The largest known asteroid could contain more fresh water than Earth and looks like our planet in other ways, according to a new study that further blurs the line between planets and large space rocks.

Astronomers took 267 images of asteroid Ceres using the Hubble Space Telescope. From these images and subsequent computer simulations, they suggest Ceres may have a rocky inner core and a thin, dusty outer crust.

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National Next of Kin Registry and other ways to find people lost in

Some links to resources for locating missing persons:

Coast Guard Missing Persons Registry:

http://homeport.uscg.mil/mycg/portal/ep/home.do

Register missing people here:
http://nokr.org/nok/restricted/home.htm

This is a page where you can look for people who have contacted CNN to let
others know that they are safe:

http://www.cnn.com/SPECIALS/2005/hurricanes/list/index.html

This is a “master list” of sites that allow registration of missing
persons and also registration of people who are safe:

http://www.firstgov.gov/Citizen/Topics/PublicSafety/Hurricane_Katrina_Recovery.shtml

General information about Katrina relief efforts (not an official site)
http://katrina.com