2. I-35Interstate 35 northbound begins at an intersection with Business Spur I-35 in Laredo, Texas, just north of the Rio Grande. Through Webb, La Salle, and Frio Counties, it has a mostly north-northeastern course, turning more northeast around Moore. It then cuts across the corners of Medina and Atascosa Counties before entering Bexar County and San Antonio.
In Austin, Interstate 35 is the Interregional Highway. Throughout Austin, elevated express lanes were constructed on either side of the original freeway. Prior to this expansion, this section included an at-grade railroad crossing, which is extremely unusual for a freeway. From Austin, I-35 goes through Round Rock, Temple, and Waco. In Waco, I-35 is the Jack Kultgen Freeway.
3. Infiniti G35When Infiniti brought out the G35 sport sedan and sport coupe four years ago; it was easy to see who the company was going after. With its powerful six-cylinder engine, rear-wheel drive and finely balanced, sport-tuned chassis, the G35 didn’t gingerly dip its toe into the entry-level luxury sport sedan/coupe waters. Rather, it took a flying leap, did a cannonball and splashed cold water all over the BMW 3 Series.At the time, we gave critical praise for the Infiniti G35’s style, strong performance and roomy cabin, while the few criticisms involved some lackluster cabin materials, over-assisted steering and the lack of a manual transmission in early sedan models.
With the increased availability of a six-speed manual and the introduction of an all-wheel-drive model, the G35 saw its already considerable popularity rise as the years went on.For 2007, Infiniti has brought out a fully redesigned G35 sedan, while the coupe remains unchanged for now.
Key improvements for the sedan include even more power from the already muscle-bound 3.5-liter V6, an updated and stiffer version of the car’s “FM” platform architecture, sharper handling, a mild but complete styling makeover and welcome improvements to interior material quality. A few new features debut for the sedan as well, such as active four-wheel steering, adaptive cruise control, a rearview camera and a rev-matching feature for the automatic transmission’s manual shift mode.
4. Social SecurityThe Social Security Act was drafted by President Roosevelt’s committee on economic security, under Edwin Witte, and passed by Congress as part of the New Deal. It was controversial when originally proposed, with one point of opposition being that it would cause a loss of jobs. Historian Edward Berkowitz subsequently contended that the Act was a cause of the “Roosevelt Recession” in 1937 and 1938. However, the program has gone on to be one of the most popular government programs in American history.
President Roosevelt signs Social Security Act, at 15:40 on 14 August 1935. Standing with Roosevelt are Rep. Robert Doughton; Sen. Robert Wagner; Rep. John Dingell; the Secretary of Labor, Frances Perkins; Sen. Pat Harrison; and Rep. David Lewis.
5. F-35 Lightning II Length: 50 ft 6 in (15.37 m)Wingspan: 35 ft 0 in (10.65 m)Height: 17 ft 4 in (5.28 m)Wing area: 459.6 ft² (42.7 m²)Empty weight: 26,000 lb (12,000 kg)Loaded weight: 44,400 lb (20,100 kg)Max takeoff weight: 60,000 lb (27,200 kg)Power plant: 1× Pratt & Whitney F135 afterburning turbofan Dry thrust: 25,000 lbfThrust with afterburner: >40,000 lbfSecondary Power plant: 1× General Electric/Rolls-Royce F136 afterburning turbofan, >40,000 lbf [in development] Lift fan (STOVL): 1× Rolls-Royce Lift System driven from either F135 or F136 power plant, 18,000 lbf Maximum speed: Mach (1,200 mph
Combat radius: 690 milbf is defined as force = 1/g x mass x acceleration