Hanami
Originally uploaded by Yumi@bagdadcafe.

  1. KML (Keyhole Markup Language) is an XML-based language for managing three-dimensional geospatial data in the program Google Earth, Google Maps and Google Mobile.
  2. Plastics can take up to 400 years to break down. Almost all the plastics ever made can still be found somewhere.
  3. Alptransit, the world’s longest tunnel, would make the train journey between Zurich and Milan faster than flying, but have to wait until 2018.
  4. IBM is soon to launch a multimedia browser to make audio and video content accessible to people with vision impairments. Codenamed the Accessibility Browser was created by a blind employee in Japan.
  5. Murphy, an English Springer Spaniel, has been specially trained to hunt out the mobile phone handsets – which have a particular scent. The dog’s brain is pre-wired to learn to interpret scent.
  6. Nearly two thirds of health staff would not be happy to be a patient in their own NHS trust. Deeply worring.
  7. Drinking green tea could reduce the risk of becoming infected by HIV, and could also slow down the spread of HIV.
  8. Scientists have developed a way of converting one blood group into another. Their method may enable manufacture of universal red cells, which would substantially reduce pressure on the blood supply.
  9. Nobu had parts in hit movies “Casino,” “Austin Powers in Goldmember” and “Memoirs of a Geisha.” [via]
  10. Croydon Airport was the main airport for London before it was replaced by Heathrow and Gatwick.
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