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Solar Energy is Paving the Way for Better Healthcare in Haiti inShare0 A photovoltaic solar power system at a Partners in Health clinic in Haiti (Source: Solar World) With Worldwatch’s Energy Roadmaps for the Caribbean work in Haiti, the Institute plans to create a comprehensive report that will become resourceful to the Haitian government, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Haiti, and other domestic stakeholders in transitioning the present energy system to one less dependent on fossil fuels in the future. Another goal of Worldwatch’s work is to complement the existing work of other NGOs in Haiti to advance economic and infrastructural growth for a country in much need of development. Highlighted below are some of the projects other NGOs are working on to ensure sustained public health services in Haiti. In modern medicine, electricity provides the backbone for any functional medical center.

Adult Toys: Take A Peek Into Their Private Lives I need to warn you that if you watch this video, you can’t un-watch it. Somebody told me that a few months ago before I watched the trailer for The Human Centipede, but of course, I didn’t listen. I watched it anyway, and I’m forever scared. Although it’s not as bad as that, if you are a woman, it will definitely destroy the sweet childhood memories you have of not only Barbie, but some of your other toys too. This video, created by Atom.com user mightyent, is called “Adult Toys.” Neuro-linguistic programming Not to be confused with Natural language processing (also NLP) Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP) is an approach to communication, personal development, and psychotherapy created by Richard Bandler and John Grinder in California, United States in the 1970s. Its creators claim a connection between the neurological processes ("neuro"), language ("linguistic") and behavioral patterns learned through experience ("programming") and that these can be changed to achieve specific goals in life.[1][2] Bandler and Grinder claim that the skills of exceptional people can be "modeled" using NLP methodology, then those skills can be acquired by anyone.[3][4][5][6][7] Bandler and Grinder also claim that NLP can treat problems such as phobias, depression, habit disorder, psychosomatic illnesses, myopia,[8] allergy, common cold,[9] and learning disorders, often in a single session.[10][11][12][13] NLP has been adopted by some hypnotherapists and in seminars marketed to business and government.[14][15]

Giant microwave turns plastic back to oil - environment - 26 June 2007 A US company is taking plastics recycling to another level - turning them back into the oil they were made from, and gas. All that is needed, claims Global Resource Corporation (GRC), is a finely tuned microwave and - hey presto! - a mix of materials that were made from oil can be reduced back to oil and combustible gas (and a few leftovers).

Massive Desertec Solar Power Project Begins Construction in Morocco Next Year Tariq Daouda/CC BY-SA 2.0 Some exciting news on Desertec, the massive plan to build a network of solar power plants in the Sahara desert: Morocco has been selected to get the first solar power project, The Guardian reports. Construction of the first phase of the €200 billion ($265b), 500 MW solar thermal power project is planned to begin next year. The exact project location has yet to be determined, but is expected to be near Ouarzazate, south the Atlas Mountains.

Stop-motion Magic! “Proteigon” is an entertaining film directed by Steven Briand and starring Luca Fiore. The music is well synchronized, and it was composed by Nodey and Omar and sound design by Moritz Reich. Film stills © Steven Briand Link via Colossal Higgs Found Finally, physics’s zoo of subatomic particles is full. Scientists have almost certainly snared the Higgs boson, the last particle waiting to be roped into the fold. Decades after it was proposed, the Higgs emerged in the shards of particle collisions at the world’s most powerful accelerator, the Large Hadron Collider at the CERN laboratory near Geneva. bigthink's Channel There are only two events in the universe that defy the laws of physics: black holes and the big bang, and while scientists try to explain them, crucial evidence may be eaten up in the meantime. Christophe Galfard's book is "The Universe in Your Hand A Journey Through Space, Time, and Beyond" ( Read more at BigThink.com: Follow Big Think here:YouTube:

Textured substrate increases efficiency of polymer solar cells by 20 percent Researchers have created a process to produce a light-absorbing layer on textured substrates to improve the efficiency of polymer solar cells (Image: Jeremy Levine Design via Flickr) Image Gallery (2 images) The idea of boosting the performance of solar cells by coating them with a textured substrate is commonly used in silicon-based cells. Top 31 Amazing DIY Paintings For Your Blank Walls Our walls are like blank canvases waiting to be filled with wonderful paintings and works of art. Bought paintings are a little bit impersonal and don’t really say much about the home’s owner. Thus we recommend you today Amazing DIY Paintings For Your Blank Walls that will give that dose of personality your home needs.

Stuff under an electron microscope Science Normal things become surreal when put under an electron microscope. Used dental floss Mascara brush Salt and pepper Deflationary spiral Deflationary spiral is an economic argument that proposes that runaway deflation can eventually lead to the collapse of the currency given certain conditions and constraints. It is a common criticism made against the viability of Bitcoin. The ‘deflationary spiral’ is a real condition that affects the popular fractional reserve backing system. Bitcoin is not affected by this because it is fundamentally different from popular currency.

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