目前分類： 201410 (27)
- Oct 31 Fri 2014 22:35
- Oct 30 Thu 2014 21:59
Iris was arguing with Officer Brooks, a police officer who knew about Iris’s past. She thought Iris had caused the explosion. Iris blamed a criminal named Mr. Golden. He and Iris’s father, Blaise, had acquired the power to control fire.
“Don’t’ muddy the waters,” Officer Brooks said. “You can’t fool me.”
- Oct 29 Wed 2014 22:31
In his lab late at night, Harry examined the medicine he was developing. He decided it needed to be watered down. Harry’s job was interesting but intense. There was so much to do that he could barely keep his head above water.
Suddenly the floor in front of Harry exploded, throwing him backward against some shelves. An open bottle fell on his head, and the medicine in it poured all over him. Harry winced, but soon his head stopped hurting.
- Oct 28 Tue 2014 22:24
- Oct 27 Mon 2014 22:41
Tasui is a teenager who lives in Africa. When he was young, he had polio, and now he crawls on his hands and knees. Although he wants to go to school, he must work.
Tasui is only one of millions of children who can’t go to school. Many must work to support their families. Others are sick, disabled or can’t travel long distances. Still others don’t have the finances to pay school fees. Therefore, more than 100 million children will never receive an education. Can anything be done? Global Campaign for Education (GCE) thinks so. It was formed to solve this problem. The movement aims to give every person, especially those in poverty, an opportunity to get an education.
- Oct 26 Sun 2014 11:57
Over the years, Ethan’s parents have done their best to encourage his talent. But at the same time, they’ve worried about protecting him. They want him to have a normal childhood. But, above all, they say they are amazed and very proud of their son.
The Bortnicks have reason to be proud of Ethan, but not just for his musical abilities. Their son is also very generous and compassionate.
- Oct 24 Fri 2014 22:36
With Dr. Kofman’s help, Ethan learned about piano technique and different types of music. Before long, he was being asked to perform for many events. When one performance was posted on YouTube, Ethan became famous. Soon he was receiving invitations from the likes of Jay Leno and Oprah. Ethan was 6 and in kindergarten when he first appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. At that time, he already had over 200 songs memorized and was developing a CD.
- Oct 23 Thu 2014 22:25
One day Gene and Hannah Bortnick heard piano music coming from their living room. They thought their 3-year-old son Ethan was listening to a CD. Then they walked into the room. To their amazement, they found him playing music on his toy piano!
- Oct 22 Wed 2014 22:24
The URB-E is made from aircraft-grade aluminum and comes in two basic models: the URB-E Commuter and the URB-E GP. The main difference between the two is that the Commuter model has two rear wheels while the GP has only one. That means the Commuter offers greater stability, as opposed to the GP’s ability to make sharper turns like a bicycle.
- Oct 21 Tue 2014 22:39
Once a year in the small West Virginia town of Fayetteville, people fly. No magic is involved, except perhaps the rush of adrenaline during a brief fall followed by a glide down 876 feet.
Every October, hundreds of thousands head to the New River Gorge Bridge, the third tallest in the U.S. The majority of the people are spectators, but the event, Bridge Day, sees the world’s largest gathering of BASE jumpers. These athletes jump off heights, timing the release of their parachute for both safety and ultimate excitement. In recent years, jumpers have also been able to enjoy an additional thrill – the human catapult. Jumpers are launched 50 feet beyond the bridge before taking the plunge.
- Oct 21 Tue 2014 22:15
Residents of urban areas often make use of public transportation on their way to school or the office. But when their final destination isn’t near a bus stop or subway station, those folks have a problem. Transportation experts often refer to this as the “last mile” problem – finding a way to close the gap between public transportation stops and one’s destination.
- Oct 20 Mon 2014 23:03
- Oct 19 Sun 2014 22:15
- Oct 19 Sun 2014 21:58
Technology companies are working around the clock. Their goal: to use computers to create a 3-D environment that people can interact with. Virtual reality is working to let people go deeper and deeper into a world that exists only inside a computer.
around the clock：日以繼夜（ = 24/7）
- Oct 15 Wed 2014 22:43
Enjoy your stay
Experience Greek hospitality for yourself, and skip the big city hotels. Instead, book your stay at a smaller location. Guesthouses and B&Bs are often less expensive and just as nice. You’ll get to know the owners and the neighborhood quickly. Places like these will bring you closer to the Greek community. And you’ll save a lot of money!
- Oct 14 Tue 2014 22:35
- Oct 13 Mon 2014 22:29
Greece is the birthplace of Western civilization. The Olympic Games began in Greece. Democracy and modern medicine got their start in Greece, too. Many of the words you’ll read in this article come from the Greek language. A trip to Greece is a trip into centuries past. You’ll have your fill of ancient art, architecture, history and more. But Greece isn’t just museums and historic sites. It’s a place for fun and great food, too!
- Oct 10 Fri 2014 22:37
“They can also travel with you, or you can travel to them. This equation led to many possibilities and creative opportunities,” continued Barthelemy.
The architects have also thought of how to feature green spaces and garden areas. They explained that under and above each container a service cassette would provide electricity, air conditioning, fresh water and drainage. These cassettes would be filled with soil, allowing gardens and kitchen gardens to be created. They explained: “This allows nature to take back its rights when the containers are not there, with wild flowers and bees thriving in this new ecosystem.”
- Oct 09 Thu 2014 23:24
Architects in Hong Kong have designed a Jenga-inspired hotel. The Hive–Inn hotel would be composed of recycled shipping containers which can be inserted and removed, depending on the needs and business of the hotel. The Jenga-like grid structure would allow containers to be slotted in and removed without disturbing the other container rooms.