Disney World prices go up

USA Today reported that Disney World prices are rising to $99 a day.  The chart comparing older prices to the new price says it all.  Below CNN discusses the new raise in price.  If you want to get a discount, consider living in Florida.  There are blackout dates for the 3 and 4 day Florida resident passes, but I don’t think the Florida resident annual pass has any blackout dates.

Delta’s miles for money

USA Today reported that “Delta will become the first major network carrier in the U.S. to have passengers earn award miles based on the fare they pay, rather than how far they fly.”  If you are nearing the number of miles you need for a free flight, it may be interesting to look at how they award miles versus how much it costs to buy miles.  Would it ever make sense to pay a little more for a flight in order to reach a free flight award rather than to buy the extra miles needed?

Glassdoor and finance?

Last year, May 2013, I remember reading the Glassdoor report on “The Top 10 Companies with the Best Business Outlook in the Next 6 Months.”  I had it on my list to check out how the stocks of these 10 companies did over the past year, but first I decided to search online to see if anyone else already did that study.  Turns out that Daily Finance already posted a nice article on the subject. 

Nanomotors manipulated in living cells

The Scientist reports that researchers at Penn State have “…safely manipulated nanomotors in living cells…”  with low power ultrasound. See the video below.  One day this technology might be used to kill off cancer cells or provide a number of different useful medical therapies. My classic video game, “Microsurgeon” (Imagic 1982) for Mattel Intellivision and the TI 99/4a computer, featured a futuristic body-monitoring nanorobot.  See the bottom video below.


Fusion from National Ignition Facility (NIF)

According to Computerworld, “…Researchers at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory Wednesday said they’ve achieved a first: A nuclear fusion system has produced more energy than it initially absorbed…”  Below IEEE Spectrum presents a video tour of the National Ignition Facility (NIF).

What’s upworthy.com?

I recently discovered upworthy.com.  Curious what they are about, I examined their about page.  Upworthy.com claims their readers are “…People who care about what’s going on in the world but don’t want to be boring about it.”

At NEWWorthy.com we would add that people who care about anything should read.  They should read a lot.  They should read funny, read interesting, read detailed, and yes, sometimes read boring.