13 Coolest Rocket Stoves, Baking Ovens, Heaters, Fireplaces and More The Wood Stove Decathlon concluded Tuesday (Nov 19,2013) after five days of testing and judging among teams that came from around the world. The goal? “Heat more cleanly, cheaply, and renewably,” said John Ackerly, organizer and president of the Alliance for Green Heat. Pierres en équilibre - Michael Grab Michael Grab is an artist that has been ‘rock balancing‘ since 2008. Much of his recent work has been done around the Boulder, Colorado area. Grab finds the process both spiritual and therapeutic. On his site gravityglue.com, Grab explains: “The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of ‘tripod’ for the rock to stand on.
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NASA’s Warp Drive Project: “Speeds” That Could Take a Spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in Two Weeks Even Though the System is 4.3 Light-Years Away (Before It's News) NASA’s Warp Drive Project: “Speeds” that Could Take a Spacecraft to Alpha Centauri in Two Weeks — Even Though the System is 4.3 Light-Years Away. A few months ago, physicist Harold White stunned the aeronautics world when he announced that he and his team at NASA had begun work on the development of a faster-than-light warp drive. How to fix a Rocket Stove Brian (a.k.a Ziggy) recently reported on his blog that his rocket stove is not working. This is a handmade masonry heater he built by hand from cob, firebrick, and steel. It’s a very clever design that has the flu flowing through the cob bed platform. The problem is that it doesn’t draw unless there is a bit of a wind outside. His cob house is located at the Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. I took a careful look at all of Brian’s photos and pulled all my old kiln building notes & memories out from my past as a potter and came up with a modification to his design.
The Beginning Farmer’s Guide to Self-Sufficiency It’s a dream that many hold dear to their hearts but few will ever get to experience: a farm of one’s own. Not just any sort of farm, either, but a self-sufficient one running on nothing but the American Dream and a whole lot of elbow grease; the last bastion of a an era gone by in a world overrun with consumerism and identical globs of prepackaged food-like product lining the shelves of our local supermarkets. How does a beginning farmer become an island of sustainability and self-reliance in a cultural sea dependent on cheap fuel and chemical inputs? The list of possibilities might seem daunting—solar panels, home-grown animal feed, a farm truck that runs on biodiesel … where does it end? Or, more importantly, where does it begin? Here are five things that won’t cost a penny and are essential to creating a new life on a sustainable farm.
Paper Art - Elsa Mora Artwork and Photography © Elsa Mora ↓ Links to other galleries: *Artist’s Books *Mixed Media *Painting *Editorial *Drawing *Jewelry *Photography Like this: Like Loading... Photo Gallery Pat's First Cob (1998) This was Patrick's first cob project on his own after taking a one week workshop with Cob Cottage Company (CCC) in 1997. He built the foundation and then used beach logs for the frame. CCC then taught a 2 week course, after which Patrick finished the walls and roof. Tracy and Patrick did the plastering. LPP Fusion Crowdfunding at $125K of $200K target Scientists at LPP Fusion, led by Chief Scientist Eric Lerner, are just one step away from technically proving out dense plasma focus fusion and you a few thousand other people can help for the final push. They are already 63% of the way to the $200,000 they needed for a few key experiments with 19 days to go in the crowdfunding effort. Success would be better than doubling NASA's budget and 100,000 times cheaper than one year of double NASA budget
Various features of Cob building Thursday, November 22, 2012 Various features of Cob building This is just a collection of images that I find interesting or inspiring. Source: Source: Source: Free Winter Heat! - And It Goes Like This - Plan ahead now! This is one great way to take advantage of nature and keep warm in the winter, or warm your greenhouse. It can be used to heat water, and cut the cost of bills. Composte and warmth go hand in hand. It's as simple as this. Enjoy the video. Performance Sand Art - Kseniya Simonova Born in a small town on the Crimean peninsula in Ukraine, Kseniya Simonova has skyrocketed to international stardom following her 2009 win of Ukraine’s Got Talent. Her combination of story telling, sand art, and music has been showcased in over 200 performances over the past 4 years, including locales such as Ukraine, Russia, Norway, Japan, Poland, Austria, China, The United Kingdom, India, Italy, Germany, Kazakhstan, Malta, and others. She performs regularly for presidents, heads of state, and royalty. Since she was a child, Kseniya painted, drew and designed alongside her mother and family. Kseniya would later become a fashion model, though she graduated from higher studies with a degree in medico-psychology. Her devotion to live sand art began when her now-husband Igor discovered her as a model.
Self-sufficient couple builds their own floating off-grid island (Video) From no-waste, no-impact, buy-nothing, no-money to living tiny, there are a multitude of saner and more courageous alternatives to the unthinking, zombie wastefulness of mainstream living. For Canadian couple Wayne Adams and Catherine King, living self-sufficiently meant building their own floating island near Tofino, British Columbia, consisting of twelve interconnected platforms that support their home, greenhouse, lighthouse and a dance studio. Wayne, a sculptor, and Catherine, a retired ballerina and carver, began building this extraordinary home back in 1992. They have dubbed it "Freedom Cove," and call it a "floating food garden." Augmented Reality Trends Top Five Augmented Reality Trends 2013 Augmented reality is gradually becoming a mass technology in various domains of our daily life. We got a great glimpse on some of the augmented reality trends that will rule the market in future at the Augmented World Expo 2013 that held in Santa Clara, California on 4-5 June. The following are some of the top augmented reality trends that will emerge from this New Age technology: