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Legend of Badges Note: The various badges displayed in people profiles are largely honesty-based self-proclamations by the individuals themselves. There are reporting functions users can use if they know of blatant misrepresentation (for both people and projects). Legitimacy, competency and reputation for all people and projects can be evidenced and/or developed through their providing regular updates on permaculture work they’re involved in, before/after photographs, etc.
Aerospace engineers have long known that ditching a conventional tubular fuselage in favor of a manta-ray-like “hybrid wing” shape could dramatically reduce fuel consumption. A team at NASA has now demonstrated a manufacturing method that promises to make the design practical. Combined with an extremely efficient type of engine, called an ultra-high bypass ratio engine, the hybrid wing design could use half as much fuel as conventional aircraft.
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Cryptozoology and Strange Beasties
When I first pitched the idea for this column, I figured writing once a month about cooking with my kids would be a breeze. My kids help me cook all the time. But in the 11th hour I started to consider the number of times a happy cooking experience ended in a less-than-positive way - someone whacking someone else with a wooden spoon and getting kicked out of the kitchen; pancake batter being spilled down the front of a cabinet, eggs landing on the tile floor with an unmistakable crack. I hadn't thought about all the challenges cooking with a 6-year-old and a 2-year-old poses, not the least of which - for a working mother of two who has to plan her own life around school schedules, doctor's appointments, dance classes and play dates - is finding the time.
The scale and volume of the methane release has astonished the head of the Russian research team who has been surveying the seabed of the East Siberian Arctic Shelf off northern Russia for nearly 20 years. In an exclusive interview with The Independent, Igor Semiletov of the International Arctic Research Centre at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, who led the 8th joint US-Russia cruise of the East Siberian Arctic seas, said that he has never before witnessed the scale and force of the methane being released from beneath the Arctic seabed. "Earlier we found torch-like structures like this but they were only tens of metres in diameter. This is the first time that we've found continuous, powerful and impressive seeping structures more than 1,000 metres in diameter. It's amazing," Dr Semiletov said. "I was most impressed by the sheer scale and the high density of the plumes.
The Teran Foundation (TF) was founded in The Netherlands in 2004 by best-selling author, Lisa St Aubin de Teran to help some very poor villages in North Mozambique to help themselves. All our projects are grass root-driven and start small and then grow organically. Our main focus is on Mossuril District, Nampula, and Milange District in Zambezia. What we do: Teran Foundation has a eight-year track record serving local communities. Lisa de Teran moved to Mozambique in 2005 to personally oversee all TF's initiatives full-time.
The #Occupy MOVEMENT
University of Minnesota PhD graduate student assistantship Posted March 28, 2013 A PhD graduate student assistantship for three years is available starting in July 2013 in the Department of Forest Resources / University of Minnesota Extension, University of Minnesota.
This is an excellent talk by Barrett Brown on how the insights of Spiral Dynamics can inform how we communicate sustainability to a wide range of different people: Spiral Dynamics is a map of human growth and development, based on the pioneering work of Clare Graves, and popularized by Don Beck and Chris Cowan. Although there are many valid maps of consciousness evolution, SD is one of the most often used, because of its simplicity, elegance, and intuitive ease of understanding. The model describes and makes sense of the enormous complexity of human existence, and then shows how to craft elegant, systemic problem-solutions that meet people and address situations where they are. <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
Eat natural, eat Organic! The term “Organic” when applied to food refers to any food that is grown without pesticides, growth hormones, chemical fertilizers, or genetic modifications (GMO). To be classified as an Organic Product, foods must follow very strict and heavily regulated production standards (much like Kosher foods). Processed organic foods usually contain only organic ingredients, if non-organic ingredients are mixed in, than 95% of the ingredients must be organic or else the product will not be branded with the seal of approval. Organic foods generally are an all around healthier option and may have higher vitamin and mineral content. So eat healthy and enjoy our organic products here at Asian Food Grocer!
Congratulations, you’ve found the WVIL website. As you’ve most likely figured out, the WVIL camera is not a real product, but a Concept Camera envisioned by Artefact's award-winning design team. It answers the question: “what’s next for camera design?”
Big banks and 49 state Attorneys General reached a settlement on mortgage fraud but the settlement doesn't include criminal prosecutions of banks. NY Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is leading a federal taskforce to investigate the big banks for mortgage and securities fraud. Wall Street banks need to be held accountable. Sign the statement supporting criminal prosecutions for big banks. "Wall Street bankers should be fully investigated for their role in wrecking our economy.
South Africa Trip
Please note that this web page is the old version of the NOAA Solar Calculator. Back when this calculator was first created, we decided to use a non-standard definition of longitude and time zone, to make coordinate entry less awkward. So on this page, both longitude and time zone are defined as positive to the west, instead of the international standard of positive to the east of the Prime Meridian.
THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL CRISIS
As we predicted , Mark Zuckerberg's keynote at the f8 conference in San Francisco Thursday introduced some of the most profound changes seen on Facebook since its inception. So many changes, in fact, that it can be hard to keep track. So here's a handy-dandy guide. 1. You're going to get a Timeline — a scrapbook of your life. In a complete overhaul of its ever-evolving profile page , Facebook is introducing Timeline .
Welcome to this week’s Urban Survival Newsletter, brought to you by my new survival training course, “ Fastest Way To Prepare ”. This week, we’re going to talk about a slightly “dark” topic…the role I see walled neighborhoods playing after a breakdown in civil order. We’re also going to discuss why the gold roller coaster happened this week, so hang on and let’s get started!
are an amazing number of gifted photographers who live in or visit Belize. Here we showcase many of them, and we hope you enjoy the shows! Click Here for Index to Photo Gallery Enter Photo Gallery Belize PICTURE OF THE DAY click here
With the U.S. Dollar in decline recently, investors are looking for alternatives that could replace the greenback. Many investors naturally run to commodities such as precious metals and agriculture commodities. But, what if you run a portfolio of currencies (Forex Trading)? Most investors jump to the most liquid currencies such as the G10 currencies .