February 29, 2016
What began as a project to bring light to communities in developing nations has evolved into a business that lights up the night for backpackers and other outdoor enthusiasts. MPOWERD's Luci Inflatable Solar Lantern is a 5-inch-diameter-by-1-inch-thick transparent flexible plastic disk that inflates via mouth power to become a 5-inch-high waterproof cylinder weighing a few ounces. A cluster of LEDs in the bottom of the cylinder is powered by solar panels on the outside. Push the power button and you've got a lantern when the LEDs point up, a flashlight when pointed down.
October 15, 2015 |
Nine possessions, nine touchdowns. "That's perfection," West Deptford senior running back David Hamilton said of his team's offensive performance in a 62-0 victory over Sterling in a Colonial Conference Liberty Division game on Monday night. Hamilton and junior running back Quran Dozier were at the top of their games as the Eagles topped 60 points for the third time in five games. The dynamic duo have provided many of the big plays this season for West Deptford (5-0), the No. 7 team in The Inquirer Top 25 rankings.
March 27, 2013 |
Holy Hogwarts! Scientists are one step closer to creating a real version of Harry Potter's Cloak of Invisibility. A team of physicists announced Monday they had successfully hidden a seven-inch cylinder from a microwave imaging device with a "three-dimensional stand-alone mantle cloak. " The cloak is constructed out of a "metasurface," an ultrafine mesh of copper-tape filaments, each thinner than a human hair, according to the team's paper published in the New Journal of Physics . The fishnet design of the metasurface scattered radiowaves in a pattern that was opposite to those reflected from the cylinder, said the team which is based at the University of Texas at Austin.
October 12, 2012 |
DETROIT'S OFFENSE last year was the equivalent of a Cadillac. This year, it's a Pinto. The numbers for the star quarterback and the superstar wide receiver are similar to what they did at this point in 2011, except for touchdowns. In real football, but more so in fantasy, that's generally the offense's bottom line. Matt Stafford has completed more passes at a higher percentage through four games, but has only three touchdown passes. Calvin "Megatron" Johnson, who was on the Madden '13 cover, by the way (jinx alert)
May 2, 2012 |
THE FLYERS did not get a sniff of the NHL's postseason awards this season, and the Jack Adams Award for coach of the year was the final sniffle. The three finalists, all worthy, are the Rangers' John Tortorella, the Senators' Paul MacLean and the guy who should win, the Blues' Ken Hitchcock. And Peter Laviolette? The Flyers' coach will have to settle for having the most stylistically entertaining and identifiable team left in the Stanley Cup tournament. Lots of teams in the NHL say they want to forecheck.
June 15, 2011 |
All-Star Games often are messy affairs, given the unfamiliarity of the players, frequent substitutions, and casual atmosphere. But the Tri-Cape team was all business Tuesday morning. Combining solid pitching with timely hitting and strong defense, Tri-Cape rolled to a 6-2 victory over Berks County in the first round of the 26th annual Carpenter Cup baseball tournament at Richie Ashburn Field in FDR Park. "This is a really good group," said Tri-Cape manager Keith Gorman, the coach at Holy Spirit.
August 30, 2010 |
To some, the inert green and yellow torpedo shell found in Port Richmond Friday and later destroyed by police was a piece of metal that would have made a handsome cash reward for a lucky son-of-a-gun who could lug the object to the nearest junkyard. But to Ron Reeves it conjured up fond memories of his time at the Naval Shipyard. "Too bad, a piece of history was destroyed by those who are ignorant without trying to find out what it was," he said. Reeves, of Oaklyn, N.J., contacted the Daily News to identify the hollow, 19.4-foot-long, half-ton cylinder that police destroyed last week as a U.S. Navy Mark-14 practice round, a standard World War II submarine-launched torpedo.
February 7, 2010 |
"Think about it," Alan Mulally implored: Just 14 months ago, the top executive at Ford Motor Co. was seated alongside his compadres at soon-to-be-bankrupt General Motors and Chrysler, at a congressional panel considering pleas for emergency taxpayer loans. "Isn't that incredible?" Mulally said, wide-eyed and proud as he wound back the clock Friday morning during an unusual stop in Philadelphia. With global rival Toyota hobbled by a recall crisis and Ford hot off its first reported full-year profit since 2005, the lone U.S. automaker that avoided bankruptcy and bailout aid is on a recession roll that would have seemed unimaginable a year ago. And Mulally, an aeronautical engineer and longtime Boeing Co. executive who took over at Ford less than four years ago with a plan to make the beleaguered automaker more like Toyota, is starting to look like the smartest guy in Motor City.
April 9, 2009 |
Between my childhood, my husband's and my children's, we may have collectively seen the 1968 film version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (based on Ian Fleming's book), whose national tour is currently parked at the Academy of Music, at least 100 times. And it's a telling detail that none of us can really articulate what went on in that film - something about a magic car, whistling lollipops, and, I don't know, maybe the Kaiser? - with its dark-cornered absurdism and plain old weirdness courtesy of Roald Dahl and Ken Hughes.
August 31, 2008 |
The new TV season doesn't begin for three weeks. But a number of shows are diving in early, intent on getting a few laps in before the big boys cannonball into the pool. Today we look at a pair of new cable series that are jumping the networks. The better bet is Sons of Anarchy on FX (Wednesdays at 10 p.m.), a shockingly good series about a motorcycle gang in the apocryphal California valley town of Charming. This is the most unusual and engaging family drama since The Sopranos, to which Sons of Anarchy bears certain similarities.