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Mundo Cities, Scaling and Sustainability | Santa Fe Institute - Iceweasel Organizers: Luis Bettencourt, Geoffrey West Cities, Scaling, and Sustainability SFI's Cities, Scaling, and Sustainability research effort is creating an interdisciplinary approach and quantitative synthesis of organizational and dynamical aspects of human social organizations, with an emphasis on cities. Different disciplinary perspectives are being integrated in terms of the search for similar dependences of urban indicators on population size - scaling analysis - and other variables that characterize the system as a whole. A particularly important focus of this research area is to develop theoretical insights about cities that can inform quantitative analyses of their long-term sustainability in terms of the interplay between innovation, resource appropriation, and consumption and the make up of their social and economic activity.

THUMP | The world's newest authority on electronic everything Pink Tree Wood Fair, Delamore, Cornwood, Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9QT 16 Foods That Will Re-Grow From Kitchen Scraps 16 Foods That Will Re-Grow From Kitchen Scraps There’s nothing like eating your own home- grown veggies, and there are heaps of different foods that will re-grow from the scrap pieces that you’d normally throw out or put into your compost bin. It’s fun. And very simple … if you know how to do it. Just remember … the quality of the “parent” vegetable scrap will help to determine the quality of the re-growth. Leeks, Scallions, Spring Onions and Fennel You can either use the white root end of a vegetable that you have already cut, or buy a handful of new vegetables to use specifically for growing. Simply place the white root end in a glass jar with a little water, and leave it in a sunny position. Lemongrass Lemongrass grows just like any other grass. Within a week or so, new growth will start to appear. Celery, Bok Choi, Romaine Lettuce & Cabbage Similar to leeks, these vegetables will re-grow from the white root end. After a few days, you should start to see roots and new leaves appear. Ginger

The Soul Connection Network  |  Welcome! SFI takes first steps toward a science of slums | Santa Fe Institute - Iceweasel Feb. 6, 2013 8 p.m. Slums in the world’s fast-growing cities are often seen as problems and, in most cases, outside the law. But, from Paris and Tokyo 150 years ago to Mumbai and Johannesburg today, slums consistently emerge as a byproduct of the socioeconomic pressures of rapid urbanization, and they often don’t get the credit they deserve as entry points to the city for poor migrants, or for the economic activity they generate. With as many as a billion people now living in slums, understanding what might place these communities and their cities on paths of increasing socioeconomic opportunity is a priority. A new research project now under way at SFI, in collaboration with the nonprofit Slum Dwellers International (SDI) and backed by a generous grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, seeks to expand the scientific study of urban slums worldwide. Read the article in Txchnologist (January 22, 2013) More about SFI's research of the science of cities here. Read the MediaBistro article

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How to See Energy in the Air Learn a simple technique will have you actually seeing energy that makes up the world around you within minutes. The more you work with this technique, the more you will realize that life really is an illusion... Eric Robison author of Bending God: A Memoir, walks you through how to see energy in the air. “The syntactical nature of reality, the real secret of magic, is that the world is made of words. “If you wish to understand the Universe, think of energy, frequency and vibration.” Related Posts

Sunlightenment Sun Gazing, Surya Sun Yoga, and Sunlight research What does Creative Commons means? (Infographic) - Iceweasel [german version] Many People know that there is something called "creative commons licenses". But what does it mean? Is it a license? No, CreativeCommons is a non-profit organization. The following infographic show it in a very clear way: artists and creatives can think about whether or not they will use a CC license. Infographic: "Creative Commons - What does it mean?" Small version Links / Sources Icons Important! If you like take a look on my "Google Glass infographic"

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