Posts Tagged ‘environment’

A beautiful thought for Earth Day

Pale Blue Dot – Animation from Ehdubya on Vimeo.

Abandon Earth Or Die, Warns Hawking

“Earth that was could no longer sustain our numbers, we were so many. We found a new Solar system, dozens of planets and hundreds of moons.” Excerpt from “Serenity” by Joss Whedon. So it looks like Steven Hawking ascribes to the Whedonverse view that we are a plague on our own planet and will have […]

North America’s first public-use quick-charge station opens in Portland: 3-handed politician not included

North America’s first public-use quick-charge station opens in Portland: 3-handed politician not included: ” What’s being hailed as North America’s first public-use quick-charge station for electric vehicles has just been unveiled in Portland. The station, built by NEC subsidiary Takasago, is installed in a PGE headquarters parking garage and will charge electric vehicles with lithium-ion […]

Up to 45% Off Select Styles of Water Bottles from Klean Kanteen, Sigg, and More

I love Amazon, I really do. They have a plethora of stuff that I need from keychains to textbooks to electronics, and they get them to me in just a couple of days. This is one of the Gold Box Deals today and wow is it great! Up to 45% Off Select Styles of Water […]

Mega-Straddle Bus Conceptualized for China, Fits 1,200 Passengers

I’m moving (very shortly) from the most pedestrian/mass transit unfriendly city I have ever lived in. Everyone who knows me is aware that I’m incredibly excited to be going somewhere where they build sidewalks at the sides of the road for pedestrians, have more than 2 bike paths in the city, and actually provide transit […]

Water, water everywhere …

I sometimes hold training classes at the medical school where I work, no nothing medical, just Office and Blackboard and academic related software things. But in preparing for a PowerPoint class that I had today I wanted to show the students some examples of truly great presentations to give them an idea of what can […]

The real cost of bottled water …

Via: Term Life Insurance Might I suggest either a stainless steel water bottle like Kleen Kanteen or Sigg. If you’re like me and you don’t want to lug around a metal water bottle I highly recommend the Bobble … I can filter tap water on the go, the bottle is easy to use, and I […]

Video: The longterm fate of the oil spill in the Atlantic

 We all know that the Deepwater Horizon spill is a terrible disaster, but could we have imagined it was this bad? This has to be the worst petroleum related disaster in the history of the planet … and we still haven’t even been able to stop it, let alone start recovering from it. Video: The […]