Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Link roundup

1.  Eater:

Good news for caviar lovers in Las Vegas. Back in February, the Bellagio introduced an all-you-can-eat caviar station to its buffet. According to the Las Vegas Sun, these past few weeks have been a test, and now the Bellagio's bottomless (yes, bottomless) caviar program is now officially a permanent fixture of the $37.99 Gourmet Dinner experience.
2.  io9:
Back in the early 19th Century, an Irish adventurer and smuggler named Tom Johnson hatched a plot to rescue the exiled Napoleon from his island prison on St. Helena. But to do so he would need to approach the heavily guarded island with extreme caution. That’s when he decided to design his very own submarine — decades before the invention of the first practical underwater vessel.
3.  WSJ:
If a typical electric car is driven 50,000 miles over its lifetime, the huge initial emissions from its manufacture means the car will actually have put more carbon-dioxide in the atmosphere than a similar-size gasoline-powered car driven the same number of miles. Similarly, if the energy used to recharge the electric car comes mostly from coal-fired power plants, it will be responsible for the emission of almost 15 ounces of carbon-dioxide for every one of the 50,000 miles it is driven—three ounces more than a similar gas-powered car.
4. Star Wars: First Assault, yet another Lucas project apparently canceled.

1 comment:

  1. That Star Wars game actually looks pretty cool. At least it looks like Lucas had more to cancelling(?) it more than Disney does.

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