Who owns Witanhurst, the city’s largest home after Buckingham Palace? Ed Caesar investigates.
Ball bearings are in your car, your bike, your skateboard, all sorts of machines with moving parts. These genius little devices have been around for centuries, using the magic of physics to reduce friction. In that time, their design has remained mostly unchanged. But a clever new design could make them spin better and last longer, all without grease.
The decline of Hanergy Thin Film Solar Group Ltd. was as spectacular and inexplicable as its ascent.

Just 24 minutes of Hong Kong trading erased $18.6 billion of market value and wiped out almost four months of gains that made it more valuable than Sony Corp. of Japan. Those increases came as analysts and investors questioned why, exactly, this stock was increasing in the first place.
The message to the viewer is “stay docile and cooperate.” And finally, as the silver-fox “gangster bikers” are led to the big green bus, get accustomed to mass arrests. Alongside the bus we see the militarized armored car, all no doubt part of the police state conditioning to get the public to further accept the sight of these vehicles in their communities.
Toward the end of 2012, Mark Alston, a real estate broker in Los Angeles, began noticing something strange. Home prices were starting to rise, and fast—about 20 percent annually. Normally, higher home prices would signal increased demand from homebuyers and indicate that the economy was rebounding. But the home ownership rate was still dropping. Somehow, the real estate market was out of whack.
Sudden Unexplained Death in Childhood, also known as SUDC. SUDC is defined as the sudden death of a child greater than 1 year of age that remains unexplained after a thorough case investigation. Last year, SUDC affected 387 toddlers and teens nationwide. Between 2008-2012, SUDC claimed 201 children, 14 in Central Texas according to statistics provided to KXAN by the Texas Department of State Health.
Jeremiah Johnson is a retired Green Beret of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne) and a graduate of the U.S. Army’s SERE school (Survival Evasion Resistance Escape).
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