Old jets- new missions

THE DESERT AIRPORT is quiet in the early morning hours. As the sun breaks the horizon, the silence is disturbed by the sound of a single J-57 turbojet engine. It begins first as a whine and slowly builds to a confident roar as air is compressed and heated, and fuel flows through old but reliable machineiy. The unmistakable aroma of burnt jet fuel floats gently across a ramp mostly occupied by Cessnas, Pipers, Beechcrafts and the like.

A few moments later the Vought F-8

Crusader stirs from its resting place and creeps slowly past the rows of brightly painted civilian

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Olympus Mons

BIGGEST VOLCANO

Let’s start small – relatively – with the biggest volcano in the Solar System. Olympus Mons can be found in the Tharsis Montes region of Mars and rises to a peak of 25 kilometres (16 miles) high and 624 kilometres (374 miles) wide with an 80-kilometre (50-mile) wide caldera. It towers over even the tallest mountains on Earth, Everest at 8.8 kilometres (5.5 miles) and Mauna Kea (which is 10 kilometres/6.2 miles if measured from the ocean floor), while dwarfing our biggest volcanoes with around 100 times more volume than Hawaii’s Mauna Loa.

The volcanic Tharsis Montes region

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Old World

Capturing a town’s living history.

Before he moved to Hoboken, New Jersey, in 2007, John Delaney, now 50, had little experience living in close-knit communities—he’d spent most of his career as a darkroom printer in New York City. Immediately fascinated by Hoboken’s historic businesses—butchers, bakers, and comic book shops—he was disappointed when many of them closed soon after he found them. «The economy was crashing, rents were going up,» he says. «A lot of these shops that had been here for ages weren’t surviving.»

Delaney’s photography work was likewise in transition. He’d had a successful darkroom business, first as a

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Old World Iron

It’s about time lessness. The enduring strength and character of iron, combined with the benefit of modern fabrication techniques, results in craftsmanship that adds lasting value to your home or project. But most of all. according to owner Todd Miller. Old World Iron is about relationships.

Customers receive the exceptional benefit of the decades of experience Miller and his team bring to channeling ideas and practical inspiration into ex¬pert design work and detailed renderings — at no extra charge. And with the personal rapport that arises from producing custom work to exacting specifications and the company’s focus on impeccable results.

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Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour by Kirsten Silver

In early June, the Second Street Neighborhood Association hosted the 20th Annual Old Louisville Hidden Treasures Garden Tour, giving visitors a glimpse into one of the city’s most iconic neighborhoods.

Old Louisville is characterized by a variety of stunning Victorian-era homes, many of which are complete with carriage houses and private garden retreats.

Designed as a walking tour and photographed here in 2012, attendees get to experience first hand the grandeur and scale of the residences in Old Louisville, which is a historic downtown neighborhood unlike any other.

The tour always begins at the famed Conrad-Caldwell House Museum at the

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Off road in a hybrid Rangie

MONDAY A relative’s new car suffered a serious breakdown today. Normally this wouldn’t be a disaster; our region is well served by decent dealers. But it was more difficult this time round because (a) it was the August bank holiday and (b) the Steering Committee and I were due to be away from home for a couple of days.

Quick action was needed. We contacted the AA without much hope, this being their busiest time of the year, but within 90 minutes a nice bloke called Chris arrived, and he decided briskly that our machine should go back to its

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Of All Trades Jack

Mark Ayton visited the ‘Grey Lynx’ community at RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, to look at the training, deployment and operations of 702 and 815 Naval Air Squadrons.

AS A direct consequence of the Royal Navy’s post-Cold War downsizing, in early 1999 the ‘Grey Lynx’ community moved from its home at RNAS Portland, Dorset, to RNAS Yeovilton, Somerset, and Portland was subsequently closed. The current ‘Grey Lynx’ community is made up of two squadrons; 702 Naval Air Squadron (NAS) the dedicated Lynx training squadron and 815 NAS, the front line operational squadron.

Lynx configurations

There are four maritime configurations of the Lynx

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OF WHELKS AND WHIMSY.

With its intricate patterns of beautifully coloured mussels, scallops and oysters, the shell house at Cilwendeg has an irresistible charm.

Deep in woodland in West Wales stands a sparkling little building that looks like something out of a fairytale. While Hansel and Gretel found a gingerbread house, in this clearing on the Cilwendeg estate near Boncath is something lovelier and more charming still — a 19th-century folly whose interior is decorated almost entirely with shells.

A wooden portico, shaded by climbers, supports a stepped pediment of coarsely cut white quartz, glinting in the sunshine, while arched doors and stained-glass windows

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oddworld: hand of odd

Hand of Odd — одно из побоч­ных ответвлений Oddworld Quintology, на этот раз в Люби­мом Жанре.

RTS нас ожидает — сплош­ной восторг. Ни одного скрина, даже набросков пока нет, но то, что в это будут играть все и взахлеб, несомненно. Про Hand of Odd мы знаем пока еще меньше, чем про очеред­ную «плановую» игру Oddworld Quintology Munch’s Oddysee, про которую неизвестно почти ничего, но — я уже люблю эту игру и жду ее больше, чем ка­кой-нибудь Tiberian Sun. Итак…

Становимся на выбор Великим Вождем мудокан или Исполните­лем глакконов (вождем, по-мое­му, быть гораздо приятнее, нежели каким-то там ис­полнителем). Бит­ва будет вестись

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Ocean breaks through Europas crust.

Jovian moon Europa is tipped to have an ocean of water flowing under its icy surface.

An underground ocean of water beneath the ice on Jupiter’s moon Europa appears to be capable of reaching the surface, according to Professor Mike Brown of the California Institute of Technology. The discovery suggests that it may be possible to detect any life in the ocean simply by sampling the residue on the surface.

Europa is well known for being the most likely place in the Solar System, other than Earth, to be home to life. This is because of the 100km (62-mile) deep

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