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Thousands In One City Block: What It Was Like To Live In The Densest City On Earth. Cross section of a Menger Sponge. The cut is made... Z Communications. Vista tiny house lowers price, increases view. Escape has made a name for itself in the tiny house community with its Park Model RV and Traveler tiny homes, which offer an excellent finish and well thought-out features.

Vista tiny house lowers price, increases view

Its latest model, the Vista, promises the same craftsmanship but at a lower price, and features optional off-grid technology, very generous glazing, and a space-saving layout. The Vista measures 20 x 8.5 x 9.6 ft (6.1 x 2.6 x 2.9 m) and rests on a trailer for easy towing, with total weight of roughly 6,000 lb (2,720 kg). The interior comprises a total floorspace of 160 sq ft (14.8 sq m), so it's significantly smaller than Escape's previous offerings, but nowhere near the smallest tiny house we've seen.

The exterior is clad in clear cedar siding and metal trim. FLI - Future of Life Institute. University of Washington fusion reactor promises "cheaper than coal" energy. In the 21st century, the world lives with two futures ahead of it – one of looming energy shortages, and another of godlike energy abundance.

University of Washington fusion reactor promises "cheaper than coal" energy

The key to this whether it’s possible to turn fusion reactor technology from a laboratory exercise into a real-world application. Engineers that the University of Washington (UW) are working on a fusion reactor that, when scaled up, could produce energy on a practical scale, yet at a cost rivaling that of a conventional coal-powered plant. Nuclear fusion, as the name implies, is based on fusing hydrogen atoms to form helium; a process that releases tremendous amounts of energy.

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Broken windows theory. The broken windows theory is a criminological theory of the norm-setting and signalling effect of urban disorder and vandalism on additional crime and anti-social behavior.

Broken windows theory

The theory states that maintaining and monitoring urban environments in a well-ordered condition may stop further vandalism and escalation into more serious crime. The theory was introduced in a 1982 article by social scientists James Q. Wilson and George L. Kelling. Since then it has been subject to great debate both within the social sciences and the public sphere. Parable of the broken window. The parable of the broken window was introduced by Frédéric Bastiat in his 1850 essay Ce qu'on voit et ce qu'on ne voit pas (That Which Is Seen and That Which Is Unseen) to illustrate why destruction, and the money spent to recover from destruction, is not actually a net benefit to society.

Parable of the broken window

The parable, also known as the broken window fallacy or glazier's fallacy, seeks to show how opportunity costs, as well as the law of unintended consequences, affect economic activity in ways that are "unseen" or ignored. The parable[edit] Bastiat's original parable of the broken window from Ce qu'on voit et ce qu'on ne voit pas (1850): Fused deposition modeling. Fused deposition modelling: 1 – nozzle ejecting molten plastic, 2 – deposited material (modeled part), 3 – controlled movable table An ORDbot Quantum 3D printer.

Fused deposition modeling

Fused deposition modeling (FDM) is an additive manufacturing technology commonly used for modeling, prototyping, and production applications. Anne Manne. Anne Manne is an Australian journalist and social philosopher.

Anne Manne

Her 2005 book Motherhood: How should we care for our children? Was short-listed in 2006 for Australian journalism's Walkley Award. [citation needed] She is married to Australian academic Robert Manne. [citation needed] Social philosophy. Social philosophy is the study of questions about social behavior and interpretations of society and social institutions in terms of ethical values rather than empirical relations.[1] Social philosophers place new emphasis on understanding the social contexts for political, legal, moral, and cultural questions, and to the development of novel theoretical frameworks, from social ontology to care ethics to cosmopolitan theories of democracy, human rights, gender equity and global justice.[2] Subdisciplines[edit] Social philosophy, ethics, and political philosophy all share intimate connections with other disciplines in the social sciences.

Social philosophy

Degrowth. Degrowth (in French: décroissance,[1] in Spanish: decrecimiento, in Italian: decrescita) is a political, economic, and social movement based on ecological economics and anti-consumerist and anti-capitalist ideas.[2] It is also considered an essential economic strategy responding to the limits-to-growth dilemma (see The Path to Degrowth in Overdeveloped Countries and Post growth).


Degrowth thinkers and activists advocate for the downscaling of production and consumption—the contraction of economies—arguing that overconsumption lies at the root of long term environmental issues and social inequalities. Key to the concept of degrowth is that reducing consumption does not require individual martyring and a decrease in well-being.[3] Rather, 'degrowthists' aim to maximize happiness and well-being through non-consumptive means—sharing work, consuming less, while devoting more time to art, music, family, culture and community. Charles Eisenstein. Charles Eisenstein is an author and public speaker, and self-described "degrowth activist".[1] He is the author of several books including The Ascent of Humanity (2007), Sacred Economics (2011), and The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know Is Possible (2013).

Charles Eisenstein

Life[edit] Sustainable Society Index. Abstract When we were looking for a suitable yardstick to measure the level of sustainability of a country a suitable instrument could not be found.

Sustainable Society Index

Although the main existing indexes were examined we had to conclude that none of them seem to fit our needs completely. David Bohm. Einstein once spoke of the physicist David Bohm as his successor. Bohm introduced concepts of Implicate Order and Explicate Order. Bohm defined explicate order as the order of the physical world. He defined implicate order as the source of explicate order, and as an underlying whole that physical form constantly unfolds out from and enfolds back into. Others had constructed related models of two orders, including Henri Bergson and William Yeats in the early 1900's.

Utopia (not)

Evolutionary history of life. Utopian socialism. Utopian socialism is a term used to define the first currents of modern socialist thought as exemplified by the work of Henri de Saint-Simon, Charles Fourier, and Robert Owen, which inspired Karl Marx and other early socialists.[1] However, visions of imaginary ideal societies, which competed with revolutionary social-democratic movements, were viewed as not being grounded in the material conditions of society and as reactionary.[2] Although it is technically possible for any set of ideas or any person living at any time in history to be a utopian socialist, the term is most often applied to those socialists who lived in the first quarter of the 19th century who were ascribed the label "utopian" by later socialists as a negative term, in order to imply naivete and dismiss their ideas as fanciful or unrealistic.[3] Forms of socialism which existed in hunter-gatherer societies are referred to as primitive communism by Marxists.[4] Definition[edit] Development[edit] Ursula K.

Corning, Iowa. Top 10 Strangest Philosophies. Despite many believing philosophy is a “useless major” or a “waste of time,” it’s definitely a great way to boggle your mind by your own doing. It’s one thing to be confused by someone else, and a completely different feeling to confuse your own self. Who doesn’t enjoy perplexing themselves to no end, or thinking so hard your head literally hurts? Count me in. I’m no philosopher, nor a philosophy major, but I can say in my time of reading works by some of the most famous philosophers to even some of the lesser known ones, and from browsing random books and websites, I’ve run across some extremely odd theories.

Drafting the Contemporary Manifest. Structure of Kant's Essay Immanuel Kant's foundational essay Perpetual Peace: A Philosophical Sketch (1795), which takes the form of an international treaty, serves as the starting point for the Perpetual Peace Project. Since Kant's essay takes the form of an international treaty, participants to the project will be encouraged to rewrite each article of the essay, revisiting Kant's founding manifesto for a new world order.

“Je Suis” Home › Greg Moodie › “Je Suis” “Je Suis” By bellacaledonia on • ( 5 ) Share this: Like this: ‹ A Passion for Winning Categories: Greg Moodie Tags: cartoons, charlie hebdo, Greg Moodie Related Articles 5 replies IAB January 9, 2015 • 12:11 Je suis entièrement d’accord avec vous Reply ↓ Geel January 9, 2015 • 12:18 ‘Charlie’ – Reply ↓ AnElephantCant January 9, 2015 • 12:21 Je suis Charlie Reply ↓ richardcain2 January 9, 2015 • 12:26 He also said: ‘We look to Scotland for all our ideas of civilisation’.

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