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The Economics of Happiness (2011) Economic globalization has led to a massive expansion in the scale and power of big business and banking. It has also worsened nearly every problem we face: fundamentalism and ethnic conflict; climate chaos and species extinction; financial instability and unemployment. There are personal costs too. the Open Source PID Controller A fantastic project has been making the rounds over the last two days: Hakerbot Labs put together a monster laser that pierced the sky at Toorcamp. Continue reading The osPID Kit is back in stock and ready to ship. Continue reading

Aryana Libris Authors : Lindholm David - Karlsson Ulf Title : The bare-knuckle boxer's companion Learning how to hit hard and train tough from the early boxing masters Year : 2009 Link download : Introduction. This book deals with the European art of fighting by using the hands for striking—the martial art of pugilism, or bare-knuckle boxing. We are not talking about the modern sport of boxing. Flanders increases funding for imec's research with € 29 million - Leuven Mindgate Flanders increases funding for imec's research with € 29 million Health High-Tech R&D Business imec iMinds The Flemish government had granted additional funds for imec (and iMinds). According to the new five-year agreement, funding will increase from 79 to 108 million euro. With this increase, Flanders aims to consolidate imec's position as world leader in nano-electronics and digital technology. The funds are also meant to support local innovative and high-tech entrepreneurs, by which the Flemish government deservedly praises iMinds, which merged with imec last year.

Institute's Nourishing the Planet. Blog of Danielle Nierenberg Highlighting Innovations in Sustainable Agriculture. Share By Kristen Thiel Iroko trees are native to the west coast of Africa. Basic Income Gathers Steam Across Europe Barcelona. In the last few months basic income—an unconditional cash payment to every member of the population—has been getting more and more attention in the media and social networks. Three items are especially interesting. Microsoft just open-sourced 60,000 of its patents The company has announced that it has joined the Open Invention Network (OIN), a community that is dedicated to protecting open- source software from patent lawsuits by technology giants like Google, IBM, and, yep, even Microsoft. The move by Microsoft is a surprising one since the company has always had a contentious relationship with the open-source community, something Erich Andersen, corporate VP and deputy general counsel, conceded in a blog post: We know Microsoft’s decision to join OIN may be viewed as surprising to some; it is no secret that there has been friction in the past between Microsoft and the open source community over the issue of patents. For others who have followed our evolution, we hope this announcement will be viewed as the next logical step for a company that is listening to customers and developers and is firmly committed to Linux and other open source programs. But Andersen goes on to say that Microsoft’s view of the open-source community has shifted:

Index of /file/Agriculture Index of /file/Agriculture Name Last modified Size Description Parent Directory - Living self-healing concrete can repair itself in three weeks Concrete is the most used material in the building industry, because it is such a versatile material. But no matter how you tweak it, one thing is certain: at some point it will crack. Stress and weather conditions are the main factors that slowly break the concrete. Of course, it is possible to repair cracks, but this takes time and money, especially when the construction has to be closed down while the reparations take place. Researchers at Technical University Delft (NL) and the company Basilisk Concrete have developed ‘living’, self-healing concrete that can repair itself within three weeks and makes manual repairs superfluous. Once damaged, cracks in concrete will rapidly become worse if it is not repaired.

How to Grow Mustard January 23rd, 2009 Email 148 users recommend Phillip Harvey Louisa Rawle Tiné Introduction What is degrowth actually about? Degrowth is a perspective and an emerging social movement, which in the last few years brought together a multitude of projects and ongoing debates around alternative economies. The main idea of degrowth is an economy and society which aims for the well-being of all and for ecological sustainability. Why Open Source Misses the Point of Free Software When we call software “free,” we mean that it respects the users' essential freedoms: the freedom to run it, to study and change it, and to redistribute copies with or without changes. This is a matter of freedom, not price, so think of “free speech,” not “free beer.” These freedoms are vitally important.

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