Building Billund, brick by brick
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Building Billund, brick by brick

LEGO means more for Billund than just a few yellow bricks.  Jutland Station unravels the complicated relationship between town and toy. Visiting Billund usually means visiting Legoland, and its famous miniland buildings, but there is also a real-life, full-scale town attached. Home to over 6000 inhabitants, the town in southern Denmark hosts the LEGO group … Continue reading

Do androids dream of Russian investors – and other stories
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Do androids dream of Russian investors – and other stories

new items published on TOL‘s blog Net Prophet June 26th Do androids dream of Russian investors? The word “robot” was first created and popularized in the 1920s by the Czech brothers Karel and Josef Capek. The term is derived the Czechrobotnik, “slave”, but the root “robot” is used in many Slavic languages to mean “work” … Continue reading

All the Presidents’ cars
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All the Presidents’ cars

President Kurbanguly Berdymukhamedov of Turkmenistan has awarded on Tuesday a Cadillac Escalade to the officials of the eastern Lebap Province. The grain-growing region was the only one that produced 30,000 tons of wheat more than the minimum required, reports Ria Novosti. For Berdymukhamedov is not unusual to reward the work of administrators with cars, since … Continue reading

ATB June 25th: EU lifts block on Hungarian funds
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ATB June 25th: EU lifts block on Hungarian funds

After being reassured of Budapest’s commitment to get its budget deficit under the European Union maximum, EU finance ministers lifted sanctions that had blocked 495 million euros destined to Hungary, Bloomberg reports. Hungarian Economy Minister Gyorgy Matolcsy is satisfied with the decision: “The money will be in our pockets and hopefully in the economy very soon,” … Continue reading