Graphene-Based Solar Cells Could Yield 60% Efficiency Graphene model by James Hedberg While silicon has long been the standard for commercial solar cells, new research from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) in Spain has shown that graphene could prove far more efficient when it comes to transforming light into energy. The study found that unlike silicon, which generates only one current-driving electron for each photon it absorbs, graphene can produce multiple electrons. (cc) USFWS on Flickr Graphene, which is comprised of pure carbon, has some fairly extraordinary properties—most notably that the single atom-thick sheets of it are ten times stronger than steel. The ICFO team “used two ultrafast light pulses. Group leader at ICFO, Frank Koppens explained “It was known that graphene is able to absorb a very large spectrum of light colors. Institute of Photonic Sciences Via Treehugger, MIT Technology Review
ei: What was wrong in apartheid S. Africa is wrong in Palestine Try talking in Boulder, Colorado about Israel’s policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and you might think you had stepped into a time warp: a time when “foreigners” and their religion could be trashed with impunity, colonialism was something to be proudly embraced, and apartheid in South Africa still had supporters. In September, I participated in what was supposed to be a panel discussion following a performance of “My Name is Rachel Corrie.” The play is based on the diaries and emails of 23-year-old Rachel Corrie, who was killed by an Israeli bulldozer in the Gaza Strip in March 2003 as she stood to defend a Palestinian home from demolition. The play describes the conditions facing Palestinians in the Gaza Strip, whose ability to resist their own destruction was steadily and systematically being undermined by Israel. The panel for the most part ignored the Gaza Strip ghetto altogether, thanks to the intervention of an activist “moderator.”
Water: The Truth behind bio hydration, pH, and water physics | Fractal Experience ~ Energetic Truth …In case any of you would like to pass this along to anyone, or study it more for yourself. I love water! Here is some research I found over the past 3.5 years on water and its behaviors. According to the research found: * Apparently water forms in self-cleaning fractal patterns when highly energized! * By raising the “bonding” angle (109+ degrees or so) of the hydrogen bonds to the oxygen itself in the group of water molecules, it then renders a smaller bucky-ball-like geometric sphere of clustered water molecules. ( much quicker, and hydrate the cell (Thus, YOU) MUCH more efficiently and quicker. * The way to loose energy in water: microwaving or piping water. * This particular water contains a structural pH level of 9+, which is alkaline and healthy for the human body nutrition. * One can “store” the vibrational “mathematical analog signature” of elements on the periodic table into the highly-energized water. Dr. Like this: Like Loading...
Critical Thinking On The Web Top Ten Argument Mapping Tutorials. Six online tutorials in argument mapping, a core requirement for advanced critical thinking.The Skeptic's Dictionary - over 400 definitions and essays. The Fallacy Files by Gary Curtis. Best website on fallacies. What is critical thinking? Nobody said it better than Francis Bacon, back in 1605: For myself, I found that I was fitted for nothing so well as for the study of Truth; as having a mind nimble and versatile enough to catch the resemblances of things … and at the same time steady enough to fix and distinguish their subtler differences; as being gifted by nature with desire to seek, patience to doubt, fondness to meditate, slowness to assert, readiness to consider, carefulness to dispose and set in order; and as being a man that neither affects what is new nor admires what is old, and that hates every kind of imposture. A shorter version is the art of being right. More definitions... Program for Critical Thinking Program for better decision making
Sahaja Yoga Meditation Tutorial Guide : Shri Mataji's Invitation - Subtle System Chakra Mapping - There are chakras through out the entire body. To learn how the Subtle System is mapped in the head, torso, hands, arms, legs and feet is estential for growing in Sahaja Yoga. What is amazing is that as one becomes more sensitive to vibrations, these subtle system mapping facts will be proven to the practioner through their own direct experience of their nervous system It is easier first to learn the hands and the main subtle system first. One can also learn the subtle system one chakra at a time. Once the Kundalini is raised, a tingling or hot sensation is usually felt on the hands, head or feet to indicate the area which has and obstruction or problem.The ability to pin point the problem enables more precise treatment and more rapid and effective clearing. Head Region Main Subtle System Hands Legs & Arms Feet To learn more about the chakras see the Chakra Presentation.
Lyved The triumph of jamu European interest in Indonesian traditional healing has had its ups and downs, but in Java jamu reigns supreme, as it has for a long, long time Hans Pols Every morning across Java, women carry baskets on their backs filled with bottles containing liquid mixtures to sell on the street. These intriguing fluids, which the women prepare themselves, are known as jamu, and are traditional Indonesian herbal medicines. Traditional Indonesian healers define health in terms of a balance between the polarities of hot and cold, and dry and wet. The jamu sellers may seem unassuming, but to many these women are walking, talking pharmacies. At the fifth meeting of jamu manufacturers in 2007, President Susilo Bambang Yudoyono appealed to industry representatives to increase their exports. The rise and fall of European interest The trade in herbs and spices, which started in the sixteenth century, made the European diet much tastier. Jamu prevails Inside Indonesia 100: Apr-Jun 2010
About the Tao - Lao Tzu's Tao Te Ching La Révolution française : les clubs politiques. L'usage des clubs, initié en Angleterre , était passé en France sous le règne de Louis XVI. Mais, tandis que les Anglais avaient des clubs pour vivre entre hommes, en France ces sociétés ne se substituèrent pas aux salons, n'ôtèrent pas aux femmes le droit de présider à la conversation, et elles furent presque uniquement politiques. Dès 1782, il s'établit, rue Saint-Nicaise, à Paris,un club politique, dont les statuts, par une précaution dérisoire, interdisaient de parler de la religion et de l'autorité. En 1785, le duc d'Orléans forma, au Palais-Royal , le club de Boston ou des Américains. et en Dauphiné . , fondée en 1783, où on recevait les rares journaux qui se publiaient alors et où on s'entretenait des nouvelles de l'Europe . 1° Le club ou société des Colons : « Cette société, formée par des Américains, tient ses assemblées au premier étage des bâtiments neufs du Palais-Royal, au-dessus du café de Valois. Presque toutes ces sociétés disparurent en 1793. . .
Runners' Medical Resource Le monde de Lily Wong de Larry Feign, une tradition bien hongkongaise ou un cas d’espèce ? 1- BD occidentales et chinoises satiriques, une coexistence ancienne The China Punch dénigrait souvent les coutumes chinoises et louait la supériorité de la culture britannique, mais il combinait des éléments occidentaux et chinois. Il constitue ainsi une preuve imprimée de ce mélange de cultures occidentale et orientale qui est propre à Hong Kong. Par exemple, la couverture du 1er numéro nous montre un Occidental en costume de mandarin du gouvernement Qing ; ses bras grand ouverts semblent accueillir le lecteur dans une pose qui n’est pas sans rappeler L’Homme de Vitruve. The China Punch fut l'un des premiers points d'entrée pour les BD politiques en Chine. Le 1er manhua dessiné par un Chinois à Hong Kong fut The Situation in the Far East. L’auteur, Tse Tsan-tai, né et élevé en Australie, est venu vivre à Hong Kong en 1887, à l'âge de 17 ans. 2- Hong Kong, un refuge 3- Larry Feign et Zunzi, deux figures de proue
Lessons for a Woman presented in Culture section Education in the Confucian classics increasingly became one of several avenues to a position of social and political power in Han China. Confucian doctrine, however, did not accord women a status equal to that of men, because women were generally regarded as unworthy or incapable of a literary education. In fact, the Confucian classics say little about women, which shows how little they mattered in the scheme of Confucian values. Most Confucians accepted the subservience of women to men as natural and proper. Yet this was only part of the traditional Chinese view of women. Madame Ban was the daughter of the widely respected writer and administrator Ban Biao (3- 54 CE) and received her elementary education from her literate mother while still a child in her father’s house. Among her many literary works, Ban Zhao composed a commentary on the popular Lives of Admirable Women by Liu Kiang (77- 6 BC) and later in life produced her most famous work, the N?
8 Articles Discussing Visual and Visualisation Literacy » Seeing Data In many ways we are in a golden age of experimentation and discovery in data visualisation. The popular coverage of data visualisation on the web tends to reflect this, generally concentrating on new projects, new techniques and tools. This is entirely understandable. Greater degrees of discourse about some of the key nuances of visualisation design can be found on blogs and other subject-dedicated websites but visualisation literacy is a relatively under-discussed issue, despite its critical role. Here is a short collection of eight recommended and relevant articles about visualisation literacy – as well as the broader matter of visual literacy – that hopefully capture the value of this study: ‘Reading Visualizations for Beginners’ by Zach Gemignani – published on Juice Analytics. ‘Learning to See’ by Oliver Reichenstein – published on Information Architects. ‘ODI: data literacy will help solve world’s biggest challenges’ by Sophie Curtis – published on The Telegraph. view original
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