Earth System Governance Project The Earth System Governance Project is a long-term, interdisciplinary social science research programme developed under the auspices of the International Human Dimensions program on Global Environmental Change, and started January 2009. It will conclude in 2018. The Earth System Governance Project currently consists of a network of ca. 300 active and about 1.700 indirectly involved scholars from all continents, and is the largest social science research network in the area of governance and global environmental change.
Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Franklin FRS (January 17, 1706 [O.S. January 6, 1705] – April 17, 1790) was one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. A renowned polymath, Franklin was a leading author, printer, political theorist, politician, postmaster, scientist, inventor, civic activist, statesman, and diplomat. As a scientist, he was a major figure in the American Enlightenment and the history of physics for his discoveries and theories regarding electricity.
New Principle of Wind Generated Electricity Discovered The technology was developed by Johan Smit and Dhiradi Djairam, scientists at Delft University of Technology. A scale model of the Ewicon has been built by Mecanoo Architects and is located in front of the faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics and Computer Science at the same university. At the moment, the researchers have created just a few small-scale working prototypes of the Ewicon, as the team needs more resources to build a larger model.
Four Inventive Games That Show Us the Future of Learning By Tanner Higgin, Graphite I think of contemporary art as a kind of futurism. Artists tinker away in their studios like engineers, making challenging (often weird) things that reframe what’s possible. Top 8 Tips for Growing Organic Vegetables A lot of people, especially beginners, make quite a lot of mistakes in growing vegetables. Not even trying to be offensive here, they just do, and there are some rules you simply HAVE to follow in order to grow your veggies well. But fear not for I am here to spread knowledge and love! Being omniscient is a rather okay occupation.
International Human Dimensions Programme The International Human Dimensions Programme on Global Environmental Change (IHDP) is a research programme that studies the human and societal aspects of the phenomenon of global change. IHDP aims to frame, develop and integrate social science research on global change, and promote the application of its key findings. It strives to develop research approaches that put societies at the center of the debate, looking at current global environmental problems as social and societal challenges. IHDP’s work brings together groups of multi-disciplinary and multi-national researchers to work on long-term collaborative science. Genrich Altshuller The commemorative plaque in honor of Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller in Petrozavodsk, Russia. Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller (Ге́нрих Сау́лович Альтшу́ллер, pronounced [ˈɡʲenrʲɪx sʌ.uləvʲɪtɕ əlʲtʂu.lʲɪr]) (born Tashkent, Uzbek SSR, USSR, 15 October 1926; died Petrozavodsk, Russia, 24 September 1998), was a Soviet engineer, inventor, scientist, journalist and writer. He is most notable for the creation of the Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, better known by its Russia acronym TRIZ. He founded the Azerbaijan Public Institute for Inventive Creation, and was the first President of the TRIZ Association.
Tesla Model S Achieves Best Safety Rating of Any Car Ever Tested Palo Alto, CA — Independent testing by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has awarded the Tesla Model S a 5-star safety rating, not just overall, but in every subcategory without exception. Approximately one percent of all cars tested by the federal government achieve 5 stars across the board. NHTSA does not publish a star rating above 5, however safety levels better than 5 stars are captured in the overall Vehicle Safety Score (VSS) provided to manufacturers, where the Model S achieved a new combined record of 5.4 stars. Of all vehicles tested, including every major make and model approved for sale in the United States, the Model S set a new record for the lowest likelihood of injury to occupants. While the Model S is a sedan, it also exceeded the safety score of all SUVs and minivans.
Online Courses In collaboration with HGSE’s Programs in Professional Education, Project Zero is proud to offer online, 12-week courses developed by PZ researchers. These courses are carefully crafted to help participants put PZ ideas into practice and are designed to be taken in teams. If you would like to receive information about the courses, click here to provide us your name and email address. For more information about specific courses please visit the links below. Cultures of Thinking: Learning to Leverage the Eight Forces that Shape the Culture of Groups, Classrooms, and SchoolsEffective teaching takes more than good planning and instructional design; it also requires attention to the culture of the classroom.
Earth - Six bizarre things about fungi Fungi gave us alcohol It’s impossible to write an article praising fungi without first thanking Kingdom Fungi for getting early humans drunk. One group of fungi, the yeasts, generates their energy through a process called fermentation. Yeasts take sugar from plants, and break it down into a compound they can use for energy, along with the byproducts carbon dioxide and alcohol. About the Conference Integral City 2.0: An Online Conference September 4 – 27, 2012 -- Live Event Presentations September 28 – Ongoing -- Resources, Action-Research, and Dialogue Tesla - Master of Lightning: Poet and Visionary In 1909, Guglielmo Marconi was awarded a Nobel Prize for his development of radio. From this point on, the history books began to refer to him as "the father of radio." In fact, radio had many inventors, not the least of which was Nikola Tesla. But Marconi was now a wealthy man and Tesla was penniless.
MC2 can transform into 8 different bikes There are plenty of bikes out on the market but most companies stick to the traditional design as anything off the ordinary is at risk of not being a success. The MC2 from IDSG Engineering and Trading however is a transforming bike which can be arranged into one of eight different configurations. [Image Courtesy of MC2Bike] The MC2 has been moslty shown in what is called the Cruiser mode which takes on the appearance of a tricycle/penny farthing type bike.
Classroom Eye Candy: A Flexible-Seating Paradise Several weeks ago, I posted an article on my Facebook page about student fidgeting and the advantages of flexible seating. One teacher who commented was high school teacher Rebecca Malmquist, who described her own flexible classroom: “I have taken all the conventional desks out and replaced them with mostly tables and a number of different kinds of chairs; I’ve used garage sales and the generosity of friends to furnish my room this way. My classroom looks like a college apartment.