Tuesday, April 30, 2013

News Limerick 4/30/2013

The spaceship has fired its rocket
And thoroughly tested that sprocket
It worked like a charm
And caused no alarm
Now passengers, turn out your pockets

SpaceShipTwo Fires Rocket Engines for First Ever Supersonic Test Flight- Photos & Video

Monday, April 29, 2013

News Limerick 4/29/2013

Explosion has rattled the Czechs
The cause doesn't seem so complex
They smelled lots of gas
That shattered the glass
And now they must sift through the wrecks

Building Blast Hits Czech Capital

Friday, April 26, 2013

News Limerick 4/26/2013

She boarded a bus in Dubai
The bus driver thought he was sly
But when he attacked
Her strength's what he lacked
She pinned him down hard with her thighs

U.S. female sailor beats Dubai rapist bus driver into submission

Thursday, April 25, 2013

News Limerick 4/25/2013

The building was set to collapse
Its walls had been filling with gaps
Apparel made there
Cut costs beyond fair
Pay more for their safety? Perhaps!

Bangladesh garment factory owners warned to evacuate before collapse that left almost 200 dead

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

News Limerick 4/24/2013

This airplane is powered by sun
Its energy helps it to run
It stores up the light
To fly through the night
As yet it can carry just one

Solar Powered Plane Soars Over the Golden Gate Bridge

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

News Limerick 4/23/2013

When Google collected your data
The code they shipped out was in beta
The fine is so small
They still have the gall
To ask us, "Please don't be a hater!"

Google Fined €145,000 for WiFi Data Collection

Monday, April 22, 2013

News Limerick 4/22/2013

Since ministers visit a shrine
They've now put some talks on the line
And what's the shrine for?
The Second World War
Japan won't their heroes malign

S. Korean FM calls off visit to Japan over shrine visit

Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

News Limerick 4/18/2013

It all started off with a fire
But too soon it struck fertilizer
Then after the flame
The volunteers came
Their eagerness serves to inspire

Huge Blast at Texas Fertilizer Plant Kills at Least 5

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

News Limerick 4/17/2013

Their phone had received bad reviews
To HTC Samsung won't lose
But since they've been caught
Their effort is naught
The penalty's certain to bruise

Samsung probed in Taiwan over 'fake web reviews'

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

News Limerick 4/16/2013

The marathon serves to unite
Attacking it just isn't right
But there in the midst
So many assist
Together we set hope alight

Boston Marathon Explosions: The Heroes Who Responded to the Blasts

Monday, April 15, 2013

News Limerick 4/15/2013

You're thinking of flying a drone?
But Schmidt says the risks are unknown
Sure, Google took pics
But yours they would nix
It seems like they cast the first stone

Ban drones taking snaps of homes, rages Google boss... That's HIS job, right?

Friday, April 12, 2013

News Limerick 4/12/2013

What happens online when you're gone?
Does data get stored or withdrawn?
New settings can state
Your data's last fate
"Delete it" or "Share it with John."

Google lets users plan their digital afterlife

Thursday, April 11, 2013

News Limerick 4/11/2013

They usually get the notes late
But this time did not have to wait
Since someone hit send
When minutes were penned
Just think how they set up the rate

Fed sent minutes early to staffers, trade groups

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

News Limerick 4/10/2013

Your password is hard to recall?
New research has picked up the ball
It reads from your mind
And soon you will find
You won't have to type one at all

Researchers Replace Passwords With Mind-Reading Passthoughts

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

News Limerick 4/9/2013

While flying through space you need gas
To help make your rocket go fast
But with this technique
And only four weeks
You soon will see Mars zooming past

Mars in a Month? Hook Up the Fusion Drive

Monday, April 8, 2013

News Limerick 4/8/2013

This robot can move just like us
Which certainly serves as a plus
With new gear to test
It sweats like the best
Now when will they teach it to cuss?

Manlike robot struts its stuff in camo gear

Friday, April 5, 2013

News Limerick 4/5/2013

The scientists' eyes did all glint
As tissue they're learning to print
With such an advance
We may have the chance
To cure what our ancestors didn't

Future of organs? Synthetic tissue built with 3-D printer

Thursday, April 4, 2013

News Limerick 4/4/2013

Sequester is now underway
It seems it may be here to stay
But don't get the blues
We've just heard the news
The President's docking his pay

Obama cutting own pay in solidarity with federal workers

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

News Limerick 4/3/013

They're planning to map out the brain
Which may give us insight on pain
And help cure disease
I hope it's no tease
And congress decides to be sane

Obama outlines private-public project to study the brain

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

News Limerick 4/2/2013

The Antarctic sea ice has grown
So what have the models all shown?
It's cool when it warms
That's how the ice forms
Consider your mind to be blown

Mystery Behind Increased Sea Ice Around Antarctica in Winter Explained

Monday, April 1, 2013

News Limerick 4/1/2013

They celebrate Easter up there
Commander has goodies to spare
It's holiday fun
With plenty of sun
And people who float through the air

Happy Easter Sunday from the ISS ! Crew Hunts Easter Eggs & Goodies