Costa Rica powered by renewable energy for over 250 days in 2016. Costa Rica completes 2016 without having to burn a single fossil fuel for more than 250 days. 98.2 percent of Costa Rica's electricity came from renewable sources in 2016.
The state-run Costa Rican Electricity Institute (ICE) reported that renewable energy sources accounted for 98.2 percent of the country's electricity and more than 250 days were powered completely by renewable sources. Costa Rica has been powered on a mix of hydro, geothermal, wind, solar and biomass energy sources. 74.35 percent of the country’s electricity has come from hydroelectric sources. Geothermal plants contributed roughly 12.74 percent of electricity generation, while wind turbines provided 10.30 percent, and biomass and solar generated 0.74 percent and 0.01 percent each. 1.88 percent of its electricity still had to be produced from fossil fuels due to rainfall deficits at the beginning of the year.
Sustainability. As cities are growing denser, nature is greatly being reduced and parks are getting smaller.
Not only is it a densification, but the cities are also growing out of its existing shell - appropriating its green edges and industrial areas for housing and continueously extending its borders. The horisontal surfaces are needed for buildings and logistics, but the vertical surfaces has great potential for addition of nature. Vision for the future Butong's contribution Biodiversity NOx & CO² Downloads. The woman who is trying to create a Netflix for books. Chiki Sarkar hates being called a disruptor but that's exactly what she's doing to the opaque, incestuous world of Indian publishing.
Along with Durga Raghunath, who brings the digital smarts, Sarkar has co-founded Juggernaut, a digital publishing house. She spoke to Neelam Raaj on why she wants to use tech to give dead-tree books a new lease of life You're pitching Juggernaut as India's first phone publisher. Did you have to rethink the book for the small screen? When the idea of Juggernaut first came to me in December 2014, I thought about what the phone can do that the book can't, and I thought Sunny Leone - delicious stories on the screen. Sunny will be appointment reading - one story on your mobile at 10pm every night for a week. What will be your physical vs digital mix? If we bring 100 books to digital, about 30 or 40 of those will have physical copies too.
Do you see yourself as a disruptor in publishing? I hate this word. How did you get Sunny Leone to write erotica? Innovation Nation - TV Show, Mo Rocca, CBS -The Henry Ford. Get ready for the robot propaganda machine. This article was taken from The WIRED World in 2015.
Be the first to read WIRED's articles in print before they're posted online, and get your hands on loads of additional content by subscribing online. Humanity has been advancing the field of propaganda for as long as we've been at war or had political fights to win. But today, propaganda is undergoing a significant change based on the latest advances in the fields of big data and artificial intelligence. Over the past decade, billions of dollars have been invested in technologies that customise ads increasingly precisely based on individuals' preferences. Now this is making the jump to the world of politics and the manipulation of ideas.
Some recent military experiments in computational propaganda indicate where this could be taking us. These stories will be nearly indistinguishable from those written by humans. This technology exploits the simple fact that we are much more impressionable than we think. Kardashev Scale: The Kinds of Alien Civilizations in Our Universe. Finnegan's wake and fractal multiplicity. Library Solutions. Leading, Learning and Linking Through conversations with hundreds of librarians about Linked Data in Libraries and the purpose and promise of BIBFRAME, we at Zepheira have heard three key themes: Awareness and EducationAssessment and Planning (request more information)Action and Exploration In response to these themes, Zepheira now provides several Linked Data and BIBFRAME services focused on Libraries.
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