Archive for November, 2007

Nino Buadze, Marika Shonia & Tatia Kvaratcxelia – Vardi (Clip)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Whatever Happened to Biodiesel?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Biodiesel made from vegetable oil seems to have good green credentials. Several musicians fill their tour buses with it, and environmental entrepreneurs brew it themselves from recycled kitchen grease. However, expectations that this renewable fuel will deliver significant reductions in greenhouse gases may be too high. “The general belief is that biodiesel offers a huge [...]

Top 10s How Weather Changed History

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

1. Sunshine over Hiroshima   It was fine summer weather on Aug. 6, 1945 in Hiroshima. At 7:09 that morning, a weather reconnaissance plane passed overhead and radioed back: eCloud cover less than three-tenths. Advice: bomb primary.e That is, the sky was clear enough to drop the first nuclear weapon used in war. The lack [...]

Keto i Kote (Movie)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Название: Кето и Котэ Оригинальное название: Qeto da Kote Год выхода: 1948 Жанр: Комедия, Музыкальный Режиссер: Вахтанг Таблиашвили, Шалва Гедеванишвили В ролях: Тамара Цицишвили, Лейла Абашидзе, Отар Коберидзе, Медея Джапаридзе, Бату Кравайшвили, П. Амиранишвили, Сесилия Такайшвили, Акакий Кванталиани О фильме: Музыкальная комедия по мотивам классической грузинской пьесы А. Цагарели “Ханума”. Богатый тифлисский купец мечтает породниться [...]

Do Plants Have Sex?

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Minus bad pickup lines, one-night stands, and other social complexities, plants actually do have sex. When people pluck the sweet-smelling blooms of a plant, they’re actually dismembering the reproductive organs of plants! The “male” portion of the flower is the pollen-loaded stamen, while the egg-holding pistil is the “female” part. Most plants sprout bisexual flowers [...]

Doctors Poisoned Crazy King George, Study Finds

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

King George III (1738-1820) held the throne of the British monarchy during the American Revolution and the defeat of Napoleon, and he was rather crazy. His long reign was punctuated by severe bouts of mental derangement. A new hair analysis suggests that the king’s doctors may have exacerbated his illness by inadvertent arsenic poisoning. In [...]

Eka Mamaladze – Shen xar chemi saxareba (Clip)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Ana Jaki – Tcvims (Clip)

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Survival Skills: Why Sex is Good

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

Sex is an expensive and risky business. It steals time and drains precious nutrient resources. And each act of reproduction runs the risk of messing up carefully crafted genetic blueprints. So why do we do it? The answer might seem obvious to you. But it’s not so clear to biologists who consider that despite a [...]

Evolutionary ‘Big Bang’ Created Florist’s Paradise

Tuesday, November 27th, 2007

From the ubiquitous daisy to the fantastical orchid, flowering plant species are as diverse as they are numerous. Turns out, these bloomers went through an evolutionary “Big Bang” of sorts some 130 million years ago, a brief era of explosive floral diversification at a time when dinosaurs walked the Earth. The origin of flowering plants [...]