High-Speed Rail Authority picks new CEO

The agency charged with building the state’s bullet train plucked their new chief from Alstom, the French manufacturer of high-speed trains. Press release: California High-Speed Rail Authority Names New CEO: Roelof van Ark At today’s Board of Directors meeting in Sacramento, the California High-Speed Rail Authority named Roelof van Ark, [continue reading]

View of oil slick from space

The massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico has certainly been in the news. As is often the case, it’s hard to appreciate the magnitude of the issue without a really good view. Enter NASA, which has been snapping photos from its satellites and posting them on its website. [continue reading]