EcoGeek - Brains for the Earth Science & Technology Phone Scoop Optimum Population Trust Budgets Are Sexy | Spreading The Financial Love Since 2008 Energy Tower: Power for 15 Earths? Researchers have designed a product that its inventors claim could easily produce between 15 and 20 times the total electricity the world uses today. Not only that, it could also be used as a desalination device and may be able to reverse the effects of global warming. Those are pretty big claims, but the researchers from the Technion - Israel Institute of Science seem confident that the "Energy Tower" could be a major solution to the world's problems. They've been working on the concept since 1983, and together have spent more than 150 man-years researching, designing, testing, and analyzing. As project founder Professor Dan Zaslavsky explains, the Energy Tower works on the basic principle of convection: hot air rises and cold air falls. Any kind of water - from a sea or drainage ditch - would be added to the top of the tower. Because it relies on the sun for hot air, the Energy Tower is considered a type of solar power. Via: Israel21c Lisa Zyga Science BloggerInventorSpot.com
Gray's Anatomy of the Human Body Introduction Anatomical Bibliography I. Embryology Bibliography II. III. IV. V. VI. VII. VIII. IX. X. XI. XII. Techmeme Why We Cant Clean Up the Pacific Gyre :: Fake Plastic Fish | Live Life With Less Plastic Over the next few years you are going to hear a lot of claims about programs to clean up the Great Pacific Garbage Patch. The floating island of plastic garbage twice the size of Texas. The trash patch. The area Captain Charles Moore discovered ten years ago. The Pacific Garbage Patch is not an island. First of all, it’s a misnomer to call it an island. There are several ocean gyres full of plastic. The problem is even bigger than cleaning up the North Pacific Gyre. We’re Dumping More Plastic Into the Ocean Than We Can Clean Up. How can we ever clean it up when every day, more and more single-use disposable products are manufactured, used, and disposed of? Focusing on Cleanup Misdirects Attention from the Real Issue. The Plastics Industry sponsors cleanup efforts without reducing the production of single-use disposable plastics in the first place. You are encouraged to implement the sections and steps that help achieve your company’s specific goals. What experts have to say
The Copenhagen Diagnosis EcoGeek - Brains for the Earth Bill Moyers: Ending the Silence on Climate Change Ending the Silence on Climate Change from BillMoyers.com on Vimeo. Remember climate change? The issue barely comes up with any substance in our current political dialogue. But bringing climate change back into our national conversation is as much a communications challenge as it is a scientific one. This week, in an encore broadcast, scientist Anthony Leiserowitz, director of the Yale Project on Climate Change Communication, joins Bill to describe his efforts to galvanize communities over what’s arguably the greatest single threat facing humanity. Leiserowitz, who specializes in the psychology of risk perception, knows better than anyone if people are willing to change their behavior to make a difference. “[A] pervasive sense up to now has been that climate change is distant — distant in time, and distant in space,” Leiserowitz tells Bill. © 2013 Public Affairs Television Inc.
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