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Ecosystem services Humankind benefits in a multitude of ways from ecosystems. Collectively, these benefits are known as ecosystem services. Ecosystem services are regularly involved in the provisioning of clean drinking water and the decomposition of wastes. Les news Planète Une nouvelle mygale, aussi grosse qu'un visage, découverte au Sri Lanka Une nouvelle variété de mygale géante dont la taille approche celle d’un visage humain a été découverte au Sri Lanka par des scientifiques. Elle a... Vous aimez nos contenus ?

Pinhead Swoons: A Cabinet Made Of 80,000 Bamboo Skewers Sebastian Errazuriz's Magistral Cabinet isn't just a cabinet, it's a freaking weapon. Covered in 80,000 bamboo skewers, it's ready to stab its army of quills into any nosy houseguest, any transgressor of the properly placed dinner plate. Okay, so the skewers aren't exactly sharp. Still. Would you try to steal china out of something that looks like Pinhead? Of course not. News From PESWiki PESWiki Blog A lot of action here presently. Most of the new stuff is going here. Featured: PES Network > News > Free Energy Blog - Latest include: They did not read the safety manual • HopeGirl on QEG, in London • German Group achieves QEG resonance • Zenith of manufacturing: Airbus A380 • Latest on QEG: Re-insulating Core • YMNEE Provides 1 MW QMoGen Photos • MORE...(index) (PESWiki; Bullet updated April 13, 2014; 0:30 GMT)

Les bonnes nouvelles Un large couteau entre les dents, le jeune homme embrasse le tronc, plaque ses pieds nus contre l’écorce et grimpe en quelques bonds jusqu’au sommet du palmier, vingt mètres plus haut. Le «subidor» (grimpeur) tranche la tige du régime de baies puis glisse jusqu’au sol, son butin à la main. Perdu au bout d’une piste de terre, au cœur de l’Etat brésilien de l’Acre, le hameau de Senibu parie sur la cueillette de l’açaï pour éviter la déforestation de l’Amazonie. Le palmier qui fournit ce fruit violet foncé, énergisant et antioxydant, pousse naturellement dans la forêt millénaire. Dropbox Lied to Users About Data Security, Complaint to FTC Alleges Dropbox, the wildly popular online storage system, deceived users about the security and encryption of its services, putting it at a competitive advantage, according to an FTC complaint filed Thursday by a prominent security researcher. The FTC complaint charges Dropbox (.pdf) with telling users that their files were totally encrypted and even Dropbox employees could not see the contents of the file. Ph.D. student Christopher Soghoian published data last month showing that Dropbox could indeed see the contents of files, putting users at risk of government searches, rogue Dropbox employees, and even companies trying to bring mass copyright-infringement suits.

Pär Holmgren: Sluta klaga – köp ditt eget kraftverk Det är många i Sverige som i dag betalar onödigt mycket för sin el. När elpriserna går upp klagas det över höga elpriser, men i stället för att klaga kan många mycket enkelt se till att kostnaden för elen blir lägre. För drygt tio år sedan köpte jag och min fru andelar i vindkraft. Les robots humanoïdes Il y a les androïdes, des robots spécialisés pour remplacer l'homme dans une tâche précise et répétitive, les robots jouets que l'on peut programmer, et les robots expérimentaux pour remplacer l'homme dans des environnement dangereux ou inaccessibles. Ils prennent la forme humanoïdes pour être plus proches de nous. La plupart sont ou seront commercialisés et feront bientôt partie du paysage.

Bürgerdialog - Institut für Stakeholder-Dialog „Ein wirkliches Gemeinwesen entsteht, wenn nicht bloß die Unterschiede respektiert, sondern die Vielfalt verehrt wird.” Dialog als Chance. Für Stadtteile, Gemeinden, Regionen, Deutschland. Dialog fördert die Einfühlung in Andere. tech Windows Phone 8.1 surprisingly great — Windows Phone 7 was Microsoft's belated entry in the smartphone wars, ushering in cool new design trends without making a huge impact on the business. Windows Phone 8 was a disappointment. But the first major point version is a big surprise, packing all the new features expected in its predecessor: "a magnificent smartphone platform," writes Peter Bright. — Rob • 16 The coming "cyberpunk" entertainment war — Become a facilitator in the The LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method « Natural Innovation Brussels, 13-16 June LEGO SERIOUS PLAY is an amazing and very powerful way for co-creation, proto-typing and unlocking the full potential of any organisation. It helps diverse groups of people engage in creative way with and develop innovative solutions to complex issues. In collaboration with Per Kristiansen, one of the original developers of LEGO SERIOUS PLAY, we are offering a facilitator training in Brussels in two open programs, both lasting two days: Stage 1 and Stage 2. What is the LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY® method?

Science Two possible explanations of mysterious earthquake lights — Centuries of humans have reported strange lights moving along the ground before an earthquake strikes. Now, two different teams of scientists have two competing theories that could explain where those lights come from and how they're made. — Maggie • 5 Maggie Koerth-Baker at 6:57 am Fri, Apr 11, 2014 • 16 Oarfish are freaky sea dragons. You might remember them from the beaching incidents last fall, when two oarfish turned up on the coast of California within a week. Summer of Solutions — We’ve Got Grand Aspirations! – EcoLocalizer Activism Published on April 21st, 2011 | by Guest Contributor This is a special guest post about a great group of folks doing some tremendous work around the country this summer. The focus of the article is on the work planned in Hartford, but notice at the bottom of the post all the other places creative, “solutionary” work is taking place this summer.

Taiwan Today Make ‘Served by Taiwan’ a new economic standard 03/31/2013 The ROC government has in the past focused on promoting the high-tech sector, rather than on the service industries that contribute the bulk of economic output and are the biggest employers. How Confucianism affected Taiwan’s democratization 03/31/2013

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