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Most parents try everything they can to make sure their kids eat healthy foods while at home, but what about when they’re at school? Considering that it’s one of the three main meals of the day, what your child has for lunch is a major factor in their development, and can have an effect on both their learning and growth. While it may not seem like we have much control over the types of foods and snacks our children have at school (especially if they attend public school), we recently spoke with Amie Hamlin, Executive Director of the NY Coalition for Healthy School Food, and learned that quite the opposite is true. We also found out more about the Coalition’s involvement in establishing NYC’s first vegetarian school, and how the kids at that school have been faring academically since the change.

cityofsound The primary interface between the UK’s planning system and the people and places it serves is a piece of A4 paper tied to a lamppost in the rain. OK, not always rain. But rain often enough. Toyota Opens The Fuel Cell Kimono by Debra Fiakas CFA Last week Toyota Motor Corporation (TM: NYSE) announced its intention to share its patented fuel cell technology with other automotive manufacturers. Engineers from competing auto manufacturers can get a look at Toyota’s fuel cell designs up through 2020. Toyota has taken a page from Tesla Motors (TSLA: Nasdaq), which made its electric vehicle battery designs available to the public last year. Since the car business is intensely competitive, automotive manufacturers are typically quite circumspect about their innovations. However, producers of cars powered by alternative energy sources are faced with a unique problem - the need to develop scale in the power supply chain.

hitRECordJoe We’re going to be making a Music Video for the song “You Got All You Need” - come & play along with the song in the great outdoors! To support this collaboration, we’re really excited to announce that SONY is going to be sending out FIFTY new Music Video Recorders (SONY HDR-MV1) to some of the more prominent and established musicians in our community! MUSICIANS: Play along to THIS SONG & RECord video yourself in Nature performing your part. You can download THIS ZIP containing all of the material you’ll need to contribute. AUDIO CURATORS: Make an Album of the Audio RECords on the site that you’re inspired by and contribute it the collab.

Renewable energy could 'run Australia' A solar-thermal power station in remote Hermannsburg, in Central Australia, has significantly reduced the community's reliance on diesel power generation, according to Australia's Clean Energy Council. Photo by Charlie Brewer/flickr. Jan. 16, 2013 All that stands between Australia and a future fuelled entirely by renewable energy, researchers say, is the political will to make the change – a notable finding for a country ravaged by an extraordinary heat wave. By Paul BrownClimate News Network

Next Big Future: Biochar could boost agricultural yields and control pollution Across the United States, sales of biochar, a long-lasting soil additive, have surged over the past few years. Biochar sales have tripled annually since 2008, according to some estimates. The Biochar Company in Berwyn, Pennsylvania — which supplied Flanner's Brooklyn farm — sells it both wholesale and direct to consumers, through outlets including Amazon and some Whole Foods stores. subjectivity At the moment it comes out of my mouth, I know I've said something that I neither whole heartedly believe in nor fully understand. “Blurring the boundaries between art and design”, I say. It sounds just so exciting. I'd love to go and blur some of those boundaries.

14 Articles Showcasing Excellent Typography Typography has always been a fascination of mine. The simple changes that designers are able to make to spice up a font into something totally different is magical. In this post, Designussion showcases several articles that really show off what other designers have been able to achieve. If you enjoyed any of the pieces or articles posted, please leave the author or designer some feedback.

The Scientific Breakthrough That Will Completely Change The Electric Vehicle Market Tesla's Model S is the only car approaching a 300-mile range, but improving technology could change that quickly. Image owned by The Motley Fool. From an research perspective, the drive to build high-density batteries for electric vehicles is just starting. Sure, research on better batteries has been going on for years, but until the last year or two the electric-vehicle market was so small that universities, much less large battery manufacturers, didn't see it as a priority. That's why Tesla Motors (NASDAQ: TSLA ) essentially stuffed a bunch of computer batteries into a car -- it was the best option available.

Non-adhesive Book « Playful Bookbinding and Paper Works This is the second year I have done this journal project with fifth graders in Saratoga Springs. I wrote about it last year, but in less detail than I plan to write about it today. This workshop day was requested by the school’s reading specialist, who had done a similar project on her own with a few students. She was impressed by the students’ reaction to their journals, and thus requested that I come for a day and make these books with the whole grade level, about 70 students.

Six Transportation Trends That Will Change How We Move Since the British pioneered “road locomotives” more than a century ago, people have traveled from point to point in largely the same way. That’s changing. Six technologies are converging on the transportation industry, and investors have taken note. Dr. Chris Mullen, The Visual Telling of Stories, illustration, design, film, narrative sequences, magazines, books, prints etc This site records a range of material dedicated to the study of the Visual Narrative. The original site, intended by me for part-time students and other interested parties was closed down by the University of Brighton in 2004. I was subsequently denied access to the original images most of which, however, were in my own collection. I have developed the site on a daily basis thereafter. It remains exclusively educational and is in constant use. Many thanks to those in the UK and beyond who shared my irritation at events.

Tesla Motors, Inc. Has a New $9 Billion Ally (NRG, TSLA) Source: Tesla Motors, Inc. Tesla Motors, (NASDAQ: TSLA ) is roaring ahead with electric vehicle innovation -- but it's not the only one. EV's need infrastructure, and Tesla Motors has found an unlikely new ally with the power to push electric vehicle feasibility to the next frontier. Here's what you need to know. Recharge RevolutionNRG Energy, (NYSE: NRG ) isn't an auto manufacturer. Not even close. Pleat Farm’s Top Picks: Folding Paper Typography Happy Monday! Featuring: Pleat Farm’s favorite selection of cut and fold-happy paper typefaces for your viewing pleasure. empo faceted typeface by losiento alphabet relief by tim fishlock. via paper alphabet by sculpture today by sonya dyakova. via, via folding paper typography by elin svensson

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