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Circulating Fish Tank and Plant Pot by Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou One Pot, Two Lives No drugs! Only fishes and plants. Not weed! Thought I bet it’d be extra cool if-no! This is a planter and a fishtank. Let us discuss something – the size. Using this system of cycling materials keeps the fish poo from staying in the water long enough to turn it acidic. Benefits! The soil remains humid, extending the watering period by about one week.The product’s middle layer is the filter layer, which accumulates fertilizer as the nutrient for outdoor pot plant. So… I’m also adding this to my gift list. Course Director: Dr. Designers: Sheng-Zhe Feng and Ling-Yuan Chou

Galaxy Zoo SDSS-III 22 Unusual and Creative Aquariums Is your life full of stress and worry? Do you have high blood pressure or insomnia? Getting an aquarium may be a great way to relax! Many studies have shown that watching fish going about their daily business can reduce your stress levels, lower your blood pressure and make you feel more relaxed. Besides all the health benefits, aquarium can be a beautiful addition to your home that attracts a lot of attention. However, note that it’s highly recommended to build the aquarium around the chosen fish species and not the other way around. 1. Just looking at this fish tank makes me uncomfortable, however it “is resting on its counter-balanced weight” so there’s probably nothing to worry about. 2. “A planter and a fish tank joined together.” 3. 4. iPond The iPond is an iPod accessory the combines a speaker with a tiny aquarium. 5. “This highly entertaining accessory allows you to enjoy an aquarium or zen garden within your restroom. 6. 7. 8. 9. “This fish tank coffee table is a crowd pleasure.

The Milky Way Project Sloan Digital Sky Survey Weird Aquariums: One Pot, Two Lives - Okeanos Aquascaping Posted by Dabney B. on Tuesday, May 29th, 2012 Image: Out in the ocean and rivers there are a million different components working together to create a harmonious ecosystem for fish. Aquarists can replicate those conditions as best they can, but there will always be a few problems that hobbyists run into. How are these factors regulated in the wild? Image: This harmonious relationship is the guiding principle behind One Pot, Two Lives. When you pour water onto the plant it trickles down through the soil and gets sucked up by the plant’s roots. But that’s not all. Now, don’t get me wrong, there’s nothing particularly revolutionary about this tank.

The Venus Project Homemade Tattoos First he showed us how to stuff a mouse. Now Andreas is back with a needle, ink, and some beer. Photos: Trippe & Trolf Yeah, bad tattoos are basically a bummer, right? But they're also pretty much a rite of passage for bored and disenfranchised-feeling teenagers the world over. At least it was for about 95% of the people I know. It's easy-anyone can do it (even teenagers, who, according to recent scientific tests, don't even have fully functional brains). Here's what you'll need: 1) Sewing needles, not too big and not too little. To start with, assemble all your supplies on your work surface. Wait, on second thought, let's include one more thing in the photo: Being neat isn't required, but my OCD makes me have to arrange everything at right angles to everything else. Ask yourself before starting: Do I know this person I'm going to tattoo? There will be a little blood, so it's best to be cautious. Oh man, I forgot one incredibly important component to successful home tattooing: music.

Our World From The ISS Image locations (latitude and longitude) are approximate, based on (1) description in tweet text, (2) general "look" of geography, and (3) "reasonable fit" in Google Earth &/or ArcMap. The routine is: (1) read tweet from @Cmdr_Hadfield, @AstroMarshburn, or related to ISS Missions 34 & 35; (2) determine lat-long; (3) fill-in a Google Drive spreadsheet with date, tweet description (& date-time Atlantic), tweet source, tweet URL (same as clicking the short URL in the tweet), photo URL (by right-clicking the photo, one can "copy image URL"), and lat-long; (4) when this map opens, it reads the spreadsheet and displays a click-able satellite icon at each lat-long. Using the map: A similar map for Missions 36-37 with @AstroKarenN and @astroluca tweets is (new window). To see subsets of these presented in story-map format, try and (new window). Like books?

Bottled AIR: Chinese multimillionaire sells EIGHT MILLION cans of fresh air in TEN DAYS as pollution levels climb to record high By Reuters Reporter and Daily Mail Reporter Published: 05:00 GMT, 1 February 2013 | Updated: 06:12 GMT, 1 February 2013 escape the smog. Cans of fresh air are up for sale in China as a multimillionaire looks to capitalize on the country's foulest fortnight for air pollution in memory. Chen Guangbiao, who made his fortune in the recycling business and is a high-profile philanthropist, is selling soda pop-sized cans of air, purportedly from far-flung, pristine regions of China such as Xinjiang in the northwest to Taiwan, the southeast coast. 'I want to tell mayors, county chiefs and heads of big companies: don't just chase GDP growth, don't chase the biggest profits at the expense of our children and grandchildren and at the cost of sacrificing our ecological environment', Chen said. Chen Guangbiao presents his company's canned fresh air at Beijing Financial Street on January 30, 2013 in Beijing, China The cans of fresh air are for sale at 80 cents apiece

Asteroid (and Comet) groups The main asteroid groups are distinguished by colours introduced in a legend at the top left corner of every image. Asteroids positions are computed for Apr. 7, 2004 and their orbital elements are taken from the MPCOrb database. There are three general representations of the groups below: views of the solar system with respect to an external observer, animations showing the particular groups individually, and positions of asteroids in an orbital elements space, respectively. For clarity, all pictures and animation are separated for inner and outer part of the solar system. The pictures are thumbnails only - clicking on them will open large versions. Many thanks to Gérard Faure and Bill Allen for their remarks and recommendations to this web. Inner solar system - views from outside Two groups at these views have specific distribution in space - Trojans and Hilda group.Trojan asteroids lie in regions around Jupiter-Sun Lagrangian points, 60° ahead and behind of Jupiter.