Dec 15, 2009 Assortment


INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS

Not getting enough sunlight. Angle not right. Just rotate the house. Problem solved. Interesting and innovative concept by an Australian couple.

http://www.everinghamrotatinghouse.com.au/
“Built largely of glass and steel and powered by an electric motor “not much bigger than a washing machine motor”, the Everingham Rotating House is a brilliant testimonial to the ingenuity of its owner/builders. It also encapsulates many aspects of ecologically sound building principles, such as optimising on natural light and heat, while rotating 360° to take advantage of sunshine and shade at different times of the day and year.”

DEFENSE NEWS

Pakistan seeks to build on bonds with China

With the unveiling of Islamabad’s first indigenously assembled JF-17 aircraft, Pakistan and China are keen to demonstrate their bonds. Farhan Bokhari reports…

Pakistan and China are also keen to publicly demonstrate their proximity in ways seldom seen before. “[Our] friendship [with Pakistan] is higher than the Himalayas, deeper than the Arabian Sea and sweeter than honey,” said Luo Zhaohui, the Chinese ambassador to Islamabad ahead of the roll-out, prompting applause from the audience.

Since then, while Pakistan was sanctioned by Washington in 1990 over concerns that Islamabad was working to produce nuclear weapons, China has never delayed or withheld its promised supply of weapons…

“Pakistan trusts the Chinese much more than others. China has remained a close friend, an ally and, above all, an important emerging global power,” retired Pakistan Army lieutenant general Talat Masood told Jane’s…

New Indian Coast Guard OPV in trouble off Tarapore coast

The Coast Guard was working hard to save its brand new Coast Guard Offshore Patrol Vessel (OPV) from capsizing off the Tarapore coast.

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