Olympic Record for Power Consumption

August 11, 2008 / No Comments

Beijing set an Olympic Record for power consumption.  The Beijing power grid peaked at a consumption of 12.48 million KW at 11:24am...enough power to run a city of 17 million while they host an international sporting event attended by 200+ countries and 10's of thousands of people. The previous record was 12.28 million KW. I think they were trying to ...

Olympic Pandas Born in China

August 11, 2008 / No Comments

 Qi Zhen When She Was Born Anything born between 8/8/8 and the end of the Olympics in China will be dubbed "Olympic-whatever." In fact, not a few parents scheduled to have their children on 8/8/8 come hell or high water.  Apparently Qi Zhen (Magic Treasure) couldn't be fitted in on China's most auspicious of days and had to wait till Sunday ...

Smart Road System for Green Olympics

July 14, 2008 / No Comments

  Beijing continues to pull out all the stops, stop signs?, to make the usual transportation mess more Olympic friendly, greener, too.  There's a plan: 1. Some 500 vehicles used for shuttling between the Olympic village and venues will be powered by electricity, mixed fuel, or batteries. 780 tons of gasoline and diesel fuel will be saved. C02 will be reduced by ...