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Scientists Of 1975 Predict Today’s World

2000-sIn 1975, the book “The People’s Almanac” asked scientists to forecast what to expect in the year 2000. Some of the interesting (and accurate) stuff included –

Vladimir Aleksandrovich Kotelenikov: [In the 21st century] Miniature television sets the size of cigarette packets will be used as everyday videophones. The images they transmit will be able to be transferred to a wall-size screen for greater detail.

John Pierce: Cable television will bring newspapers directly to homes by wire.

Read more HERE.

 

Weatherman Admits ‘We Have No Clue’

Apparently, those living on the Gulf Coast need to be prepared for anything this weekend. Hurricane? Locusts? Zombies?

WWL.com is reporting –

A low pressure system in the Gulf of Mexico could be a hurricane by Saturday bringing ten inches of rain to Louisiana… or it could not develop at all… or it could go to Texas… or it could go to Florida.  Computer models are all over the map , and forecasters admit this one has them baffled. “It’s impossible to know yet what it is going to do,” Channel 4 Meteorologist Laura Buchtel said. “That’s why everybody just needs to watch it.” Buchtel says they hope to have better data after a Hurricane Hunter plane checks out the system this afternoon. Officials are urging people be prepared for anything.

Continue reading HERE.

Very Cool Site – WeatherSpark

WeatherSpark is a database of past weather conditions for every (?) location on earth. Enter a city or zip code, hit the ‘Search’ button at the top of the WeatherSpark page and you will be presented with the daily weather conditions for the past few decades. Scroll with the pointer at the bottom of the page to navigate through the available years of records. I checked a few major cities (Europe and US) and found 60 years of records were available. Only 30 years were available in my area (St.Louis). Even though my area gets short changed, I think putting all this weather information in one easy to search location is a very cool thing.

Check out WeatherSpark HERE

 


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