Top 10 Geocaches of the Week 2017

first_img SharePrint RelatedRaiders of the Lost Cache — Geocache of the WeekNovember 15, 2017In “Community”Unleash Your Inner Indiana — Raiders of the Lost Cache (GC2HN2H) — Geocache of the WeekAugust 14, 2013In “Community”Lamanai High (GC19505) – GEOCACHE OF THE WEEK – January 10, 2013January 9, 2013In “Community” Each week we highlight special geocaches from around the world — and what a year it has been. We have seen a wonderful array of geocaches this year from across the world ranging from a Letterbox Hybrid hidden in Taipei, a magical Harry Potter adventure in Germany, an epic canyon Multi-Cache in Spain, a legendary sword-in-the-stone Minnesota, plus dozens of other captivating caches.We took a look at which geocaches you liked most on our blog, Facebook, and Twitter and assembled a top 10 list to share. Tell us which geocaches you liked most!1.) Raiders of the Lost Cache – GC2HN2HAdmit it. Deep down, you want to be Indiana Jones. We ALL want to be Indiana Jones. Full-time treasure hunter, part-time archeologist, and darn handy with a whip — what geocacher hasn’t gotten the Raiders of the Lost Ark theme song stuck in their head?Well good news, adventure seekers. Recently, declassified files, photos, and GPS information has allowed the discovery of a new location for The Ark of the Covenant. It now resides in a large cave, deep in the woods of Pennsylvania!2.) Taipei Beimen Post Office / 臺北北門郵局 – GC3NXZVNeither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom can keep geocachers away from this Letterbox Hybrid. Well, that’s not completely true since this cache is only accessible during business hours, but you catch the drift.The posted coordinates take you just outside the Taipei Beimen Post Office. There, you must locate a small film canister with a key inside. Take that very special key, head inside the post office, and locate mailbox 59535. Inside you will find a manila envelope filled with a logbook, letterbox stamp, SWAG, and hopefully more than a few trackables.3.) The British Library – GC2M0AFWhat do the Beatles manuscripts, the Magna Carta, and geocaching have in common? They’re all housed in London’s world-famous British Library.The difficulty three, terrain one geocache was placed with the permission of the British Library. Geocachers explore several key locations in the library and discover clues in paintings, plaques and signs.4.) Harry Potter’s Abenteuer – GC6ACTDIf you’ve ever read any of the Harry Potter books or seen any of the movies, you’ll know non-magical people are called muggles. You may also know in the geocaching community, muggles are non-geocachers. This is not the only thing that geocachers and Harry Potter lovers have in common. They both share the same excitement in creating magic and discovery in everyday life. Now, you too can discover what it’s like to be a Hogwarts student while on the epic Multi-Cache journey to find Harry Potter’s Abenteuer.5.) L’aiguille du midi – GC1Y014Afraid of heights? Then this Geocache of the Week might give you the chills!To find L’aiguille du midi, you must first visit Chamonix, an adventurer seeker’s heaven! Steep peaks and endless views in the heart of The Alps draw visitors from all over the world to experience this awe-inspiring town and scenery.At 3,842m (12,605 ft), the Aiguille du Midi and it’s laid-out terraces offer a 360° view of all the French, Swiss, and Italian Alps. A 20-minute ride in the Aiguille du Midi cable car will deliver you to the summit terrace where you will have a clear view of Mont Blanc.6.) GeoTourSwe – The Southern – GC6KP0KA historic building? Great views of the city? Daring feats of adventure? This geocache has it all!The cache is located in Örebro’s southern water tower, which provided water for the city from 1887 until 1958 when it was replaced by a mushroom-shaped tower. Although no longer active, it provides the perfect setting for this T5 Mystery Cache. Where is the cache, you ask? To find out, you’ll have to strap on a harness and get ready for a thrilling adventure.7.) Masca – Los Gigantes – Masca – a real adventure – GC10A3TThis T5 Multi-Cache, located in Spain’s Canary Islands, will send you on a three-hour long trek through a basaltic ravine to an isolated beach. The journey begins in Masca, a small mountain village on the island of Tenerife. Home to only 90 inhabitants, the village is situated 650 meters (2130 feet) above sea level in the Macizo de Teno mountains.8.) Jumanji – GC39CM6“In the Jungle you must wait, until the dice read 5 or 8.”Deep in the untamed wilderness of the Netherlands exists a legendary geocache. The 21 stages of this Multi-Cache bring you through the game of Jumanji. Ward off giant wasps, escape from pesky monkeys, and play the game as you journey towards the Final stage — an official Jumanji game board.Do you dare to take the bait, to learn your geocaching fate?9.) The sword in the stone – GC27N0WAccording to legend, cache owner Diehard50248 used his magical powers to place the sword in the stone and boldly stated, “Who so pulleth out this sword of this stone is rightwise ‘born to cache.’A short journey into the woods brings you to the cache. Only those who are worthy will solve the enigma of pulling the sword from the stone. Twist and turn the sword and pull with all your might. If you are lucky the sword will release itself from the stone. Bring glory to your name by signing the logbook and claiming your smiley.10.) NO LIMIT – Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide – GC1GZ8HHave you ever wanted to feel like a super spy while geocaching? You may get your chance in Audun-Le-Tiche, Luxembourg. The Mystery Cache NO LIMIT – Centrale d’Oxygène Liquide looks like a secret base in a James Bond movie. It is one of Luxembourg’s top-favorited geocaches and is the country’s most-found Mystery Cache.Do you have a geocache in mind for Geocache of the Week? Submit your suggestions by following the link below and it may be chosen for Geocache of the Week in 2018. Until next year!Continue to explore some of the most amazing geocaches around the world.Check out all of the Geocaches of the Week on the Geocaching blog. If you would like to nominate a Geocache of the Week, fill out this form.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

E. Coli: Intestinal Plague And Best Traffic Cop?

first_img8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market adam popescu Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Tags:#international#web A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…center_img Related Posts If you squint really hard, you might see the newest, most unlikely model for anxiety-free commutes: E. coli bacteria.Chinese researchers have used bacterial foraging optimization, an algorithm, to vary traffic-light timing in order to grease vehicle flow at a single intersection in Guangzhou, the traffic-snarled capitol of Guandong province.The BFO software mimics the behavior of E. coli as it searches for food. In experiments, the software increased traffic flow by almost one-third compared to the same intersection regulated by fixed timing, according to an article by the BBC.When not providing a guide for urban transportation efficiency, the rod-shaped E. coli often can be found in the lower intestine of warm-blooded organisms. When inadvertently mixed with people food, E. coli can sicken and kill humans. The work, by scientists Qin Liu and Jianmin Xu, is based on so-called swarm intelligence. In this case, the collective reactions of billions of bacteria help steer the group effiencently toward greater concentrations of food.The researchers modeled their research after this phenomenon, applying it to car density. Their model allowed traffic lights to fluctuate in duration according to traffic conditions. At rush hour, traffic lights switched from a fixed time cycle to a reactive pattern.Someday, the evil lurking in the hamburger you just ate might be your only hope for getting to the emergency room in time.Photo by Grzegorz Łobiński Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hostinglast_img read more

Urban development panel joins CWG probe

first_imgSharad Yadav, chief of a parliamentary standing committee, will review CWG decisions taken by urban development.The UPA government is in for another round of headache as a parliamentary committee panel, headed by an Opposition leader, has decided to probe projects executed by the union urban development ministry for hoisting Commonwealth Games 2010.It is learnt that the parliamentary standing committee on urban development, headed by Janta Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav, has convened a meeting on January 18 to look into the projects handled by the ministry for conducting the biggest ever sporting event.Sharad Yadav confirmed to Mail Today that a meeting has been convened and the agenda is CWG. However, he refused to share any other detail of the meeting slotted for next-week.Mohinder Singh Kaypee, a Congress MP from Jalandhar, said the panel is going to review the contracts made and other decisions taken for the Games by the urban development ministry, headed by Jaipal Reddy.Though Reddy was head of the Empowered Group of Ministers for the timely execution of Games projects including the opening and closing ceremonies, he was slammed for the mess in the construction of stadia and the Commonwealth Games Village, situated near Akshardham temple in East Delhi.The ministry, which has been apprised of the meeting to ensure their officials’ presence, had executed projects through the central public works department (CPWD) and Delhi Development Authority.Of the total Rs 11,494 crore (over $ 2 billon) spent by the Centre, the Delhi government had made an expenditure of Rs 600-700 crore (around $ 130 million).advertisementApart from the standing committee, other agencies and panels are probing different aspects of the great games loot. They are the Prime Minister-appointed V. K. Shunglu Committee, Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), Central Vigilance Commission (CVC), Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), Income Tax Department and Enforcement Directorate.Interestingly, the CAG is likely to complete its probe on the CWG by the end of this month and table its report in the budget session. The CAG’s CWG reports will subsequently be looked into by the BJP headed public accounts committee (PAC), which is attracting news these days as it is looking into the 2G spectrum scandal, as well.The findings of the standing committee on urban development will give another ammunition to the Opposition parties which have made their intentions clear by making the CWG loot and 2G spectrum scam as corruption issues to corner the Congress- led coalition government.The government is already red faced as the Opposition stalled the Parliament from functioning, demanding a jointparliamentary committee to look into the spectrum scam.Much of the urban development ministry’s work was done through Delhi Development Authority that will be scrutinised by 31 panel members, most of whom come from Lok Sabha.For instance, the DDA through public-private partnership had built the CWG village, which was criticised by the visiting delegates of the participating nation for being in a shamble prior to the start of the games. After the Games were over, Reddy cracked the whip on private village developer EMAAR MGF by asking the DDA to confiscate the bank guarantee of Rs 183 crore for failing to honour the contract.Similarly, the CPWD is already under attack, owing to a preliminary CAG finding, for allegedly paying contractor, Ahluwalia Constructions, twice for the same job at Talkatora swimming pool complex. Agencies already looking into the Games scandalV.K. Shunglu Committee A high-level committee appointed by the Prime Minister to look into corruption and systemic failures in the conduct of the CWGComptroller and Auditor General The reports of the CAG are taken into consideration by the public accounts committees, which are special committees in the Parliament of India and the state legislatures (Vidhan Sabha and Vidhan Parishad)CBI A government agency of India that serves as a criminal investigation body, national security agency and intelligence agencyEnforcement DirectorateIs a law enforcement agency and economic intelligence agency responsible for enforcing economic laws and fighting economic crime in IndiaIncome Tax DepartmentIs governed by the Central Board for Direct Taxes and is part of the department of revenue under the ministry of financelast_img read more