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(background in hydrometeorology, climate research, aviation weather forecasting, automated observing networks and the impacts of air pollution on health.)
Streets are the realm of the automobile these days, but that hasn't always been the case. Before cars and parking spots took over the space between our buildings and homes, streets were much more diverse: Photos from the pre-car era show people on…
Bill PugsleyBefore cars took over the space between our buildings and homes, streets were much more diverse.
The New York Times
– Jul 9, 3:39 AM
The island of Manhattan is about 23 square miles. Much of it is covered in roadway, street parking and parking garages. If you added up all the space Manhattan devotes to cars, you'd have an area nearly four times as large as Central Park. What if…
IT IS NOW well-known that, although covid-19 can strike even the very young, older folk face the greatest risk. In hard-hit rich countries, about 60% of all deaths from the disease are among people aged 80 and over. America, however, is an…
Bill PugsleyAmerica's death toll from covid-19 skews significantly younger than that of other countries with implications for early school start
The New Yorker
– Jul 22, 2019, 2:00 AM
The summer I was eighteen, I visited a parking lot forty-five minutes north of town and got behind the wheel for what I hoped would be the first real rite of my adulthood. I was tall, gangly, excitable. Less than a week earlier, following a brief…
Bill Pugsley“In America today, there are more cars than drivers. The road has emerged as the setting for our most violent illustrations of systemic racism, combustion engines have helped create a #climatecrisis, & the quest for oil has led our soldiers into war.”
If successful, XB-1 will pave the way for the Boom Overture – a proposed passenger jet with 55 seats. A new supersonic jet prototype will be unveiled to the public on October 7. And industry insiders believe the cutting-edge tech could pave…
Bill PugsleyAt that speed you could travel from London to New York in about two hours