Last winter, the part-time student from London, Ont., was growing tired of struggling to use his iPod while wearing winter gloves.
Where most vessels give icebergs a wide berth, the Sikuk intends to sidle up close and — using a giant mechanical claw — begin ripping 1,500-pound bites of ice from floating bergs and depositing them in tanks below deck.
Saul Griffith, the chronically industrious inventor and recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” award, has developed a new economical way of making the brief trips that seem to occupy so much of our lives.
This month, he started doing that at Convenience Grand Grocery.
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This explains why rest stops in Delaware, Connecticut and Pennsylvania often include restaurants, gas stations and mini markets, but rest stops on interstates in Kentucky, Tennessee and other southern states usually have only picnic tables, restrooms and vending machines.
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