BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Birmingham city officials are researching whether Occupy Birmingham demonstrators downtown need a permit to legally gather, and spend the night, on city rights of way. The group for weeks has set up base in the downtown financial district just in front of Regions. While he has no issue with the demonstration, Councilman Johnathan Austin said, he has asked police and the city attorney for guidance as to whether the group is following city rules. The only issue [...]
Daily Archives: January 7, 2012
Even as the New Year has come and gone, change, often avoided or dismissed, becomes an overwhelming motivator. When we devise annual resolutions, too often our thoughts turn inward rather than outward. Instead of concerning ourselves with the state of the world, we focus on how we have gained a world of weight, researching new fangled diets and fitness routines, all designed to re-sculpt our bodies. During these festive days, pernicious problems abound which should vex our minds — both [...]
Something for a future holiday wish list: Apple has filed patents for hydrogen-fuel cells that would run computers and smartphones for weeks without refueling. The technology, similar to the hydrogen cells touted as an alternative fuel for cars, would also be smaller and lighter than a battery, and the only byproduct is water. The Telegraph says the patents are the first sign Apple is looking to replace battery technology.