The world’s largest container ship, CMA CGM Marco Polo, runs along the Pacific route to Europe. The vessel is carrying 4,000 containers of goods intended for companies and stores for Christmas. Vessel is loaded only partially. At its full capacity of Marco Polo can carry 16,000 containers, but then he would not be able to pass the waters of the Elbe between the North Sea and the second largest port in Europe in Hamburg, which is too shallow for the latest generation of super-container ships.
396 meters long and 54 meters wide, Marco Polo is greater than the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier and longer than four football fields. It is the largest container ship in the world.
Since 1952, each vessel during the approach to the mouth of the River Elbe, Hamburg ceremonially welcomed lowering of the flag and the flag of the international show, thus wishing farewell. Greeting was repeated for those who left Hamburg. Sometimes go to court reciprocal step, lowering their flag or giving a specific signal.
Most large ships are welcome even more solemn ritual on their arrival and departure of the German territorial waters: in addition to the flag ceremony, played the national anthem of the country to which the vessel. In the case of the arrival of Marco Polo is just how it was. Many shipping enthusiasts and spectators stand cold weather and filled the waterfront to watch the giant container ship enters the dock on December 12.
New container, such as CMA CGM Marco Polo is not only impressive in size, but also working on a complex environment-friendly technologies. The ship has a special system that improve the hydrodynamics of the vessel and reduce the energy consumption and carbon dioxide emissions. Its engine consumes an average of 3 per cent less fuel and 25 percent less oil. Its fuel tanks are protected by a double hull to prevent oil leakage in the event of a disaster. Housing is optimized to reduce energy consumption. A new system of water treatment without chemicals that protect marine ecosystems.
Marco Polo is the largest container ship in the world for too long. Maersk Triple is currently under construction and scheduled for launch next summer, it can carry 18,000 containers at once.
My wife and I went to the voting booths this morning before work. There were 4 older ladies running the show and 3 voting booths that are similar to a science fair project in how they fold up. They had an oval VOTE logo on top center and a cartridge slot on the left that the volunteers used to start your ballot. I initially selected Obama but Romney was highlighted. I assumed it was being picky so I deselected Romney and tried Obama again, this time more carefully, and still got Romney. Being a software developer, I immediately went into troubleshoot mode. I first thought the calibration was off and tried selecting Jill Stein to actually highlight Obama. Nope. Jill Stein was selected just fine. Next I deselected her and started at the top of Romney’s name and started tapping very closely together to find the ‘active areas’. From the top of Romney’s button down to the bottom of the black checkbox beside Obama’s name was all active for Romney. From the bottom of that same checkbox to the bottom of the Obama button (basically a small white sliver) is what let me choose Obama. Stein’s button was fine. All other buttons worked fine. I asked the voters on either side of me if they had any problems and they reported they did not. I then called over a volunteer to have a look at it. She him hawed for a bit then calmly said “It’s nothing to worry about, everything will be OK.” and went back to what she was doing. I then recorded this video.
1-The woman who grew a new ear on her arm
Doctors at Johns Hopkins have successfully grown an ear on a woman’s arm. Sherrie Walters, 42, had an ear grown on her arm to replace one removed after developing bassal cell carcinoma in 2008. The illness meant that she had her ear, a piece of her skull and her ear canal removed.
She is now the first person ever to have their ear regrown using cartilage taken from her rib. The team of surgeons, led by Dr. Patrick Byrne, took rib cartilage to shape a new ear, according to Red Orbit. In an experimental procedure, it was placed under the skin and allowed to grow for four months before being transplanted into her head.
2-The former beauty queen who had her skull temporally attached to her stomach
A former beauty queen was shocked as she awoke to find a portion of her head missing after having a quarter of her skull removed and then stored in her stomach for six weeks after a near-fatal fishing accident. Surgeons removed the rear quarter of Jamie Hilton’s skull and placed it in her abdomen, which enabled the bone to remain sterile and nourished while brain swelling from a head injury subsided.
Mrs. Hilton, 36, had won Mrs. Idaho in 2009 and competed in the Mrs. America beauty contests. Mrs Hilton’s skull remained in her abdomen for 42 days until it was re-attached in a successful operation and then, three months after her near death experience, she returned home, and is considered a ‘walking miracle.
3-The little boy who was given ‘devil’s horns’ implants to remove birth mark
Doctors have treated a young boy with a large birthmark on his face… by implanting horns in his forehead. George Ashman, 5, was born with a bright red blemish on his forehead and his mother Karen, 33, feared he would endure a lifetime of bullying. So when he was four he underwent a surgical procedure to stretch the ‘normal’ skin on his forehead so the birthmark could be removed and covered with the new unblemished tissue.
Doctors inserted two tissue expanders under the skin, which gradually inflated so they looked like two perfect devil’s horns. After four months theimplants were removed and the blemish was cut out, allowing the new skin to be stitched together, leaving just a small Harry Potter-style scar on George’s forehead.
4-The teenage boy with cancer who had his leg detached and turned 180 degrees in order to play again
Dugan Smith, after fighting bone cancer, is able to keep up his previously active lifestyle after doctors have managed to reattach his right leg – backwards.
Smith, 13, was diagnosed with bone cancer in 2008 and had to undergo surgery to amputate his knee and thigh. He chose to have “rotation-plasty,” which means his lower leg was turned around and attached to the remainder of his thigh, allowing his ankle to take the place of his knee. There were a number of procedures available, but this was the only one that would allow him to keep his leg. The surgery cut out the middle part of his leg and rotated the bottom half 180 degrees to move it up and reattach it to the blood vessels. It was performed at James Cancer Hospital in Ohio. Less than three years after the amputation surgery, Smith is able to play sports such as baseball and basketball and go skiing.
5- The little girl who saved her hand by having it grafted to her leg
Ming Li, 9, had her hand severed after a tractor ran over it while she was walking to school in July 2010. Doctors said it was too badly damaged to put back on her arm so they attached it to her right leg. After three months, the hand was reattached to her arm. Dr Hou Jianxi, from the hospital where Ming is being treated in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, said her hand was repairing well and that the blood was flowing normally through her hand.
She was able to move her wrist but will need more operations over the next two years to remove scars and improve its movement, he said.
6-The man who grew a fingertip on his stomach