Changing the metrics
Blog 11/20/2000 Post a comment The U.S. government has been toying with the idea of converting to the metric system for decades, but so far the impact appears to be limited to random usage on pricey bottled waters and dual-dimensioned highway signs and car speedometers.
The amount of plastic clogging the ocean continues to grow. Some startling, not-so-good news has come out recently about the roles plastic is playing in the ocean, as well as more heartening news about efforts to collect and reuse it.
Some of our culture's most enduring robots appeared in the 80s. The Aliens series produced another evil android, and we saw light robot fare in the form of Short Circuit. Two of the great robots of all time also showed up: The Terminator and RoboCop.
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