Forests and Trees
climateadaptation replied to your quote: I know it seems snobbish, but I take offense when… Reminds me of the Keystone XL follies, seeing one tree and not the forest (thousands of miles of existing, nasty, aging pipelines). Only 25% of what ends up in a landfill is household waste. The other 75% is industrial/commercial and very toxic. Michael, I’m aware of the huge role which...
I know it seems snobbish, but I take offense when people don’t recycle....– And I think it would do our abused home some good if more people were similarly offended. (Seriously, it’s just not cool. grr!) -Ari @ RealCleverScience P.s. I don’t usually get this upset unless I see obvious apathy, like I did a few minutes ago, noticing a giant piece of cardboard in...
climateadaptation: Keystone goes mainstream. PBS Newshour airs a “debate” over the Keystone XL Pipeline between environmentalist Bill McKibben and capitalist Robert Bryce. The proposed pipeline would carry oil from Canadian tar sands fields to Texas refineries, but the project has sparked high-profile protests. Jeffrey Brown discusses the controversial Keystone XL pipeline proposal with the...
approachingsignificance asked: Long Beach passed a city ordinance in August. We banned plastic bags from all grocery stores AND there is a city fee of 10 cents per paper bag (which is given back to the companies to provide incentives). So many people are carrying their items or bringing bags in order not to pay a fee. I thought you'd enjoy this! We're making progress, slowly, but still progress.
Hello Future: Human Gait Could Soon Power Portable... →
I’ve spoken about similar alternative energy solutions in the past and am still waiting to see them come to fruition. Thankfully, these people seem intent on business, which means we can hopefully see this - and perhaps an assortment of other surprising energy sources - within the next few years. And I love that this is aimed at being part of everyday life, both in how it’s powered and...
Anti-Aging Techniques Not Yet Viewed as... →
Studies from the University of Toronto’s psychology department show that people who use more invasive anti-aging methods such as Botox injections or surgery are viewed more negatively than those who use milder techniques such as sun-avoidance and facial creams and younger adults are more negative about using anti-aging methods than older adults. The only reason I’m posting...
Awesome & Green: The Recycling Robot →
I’m reblogging this for two reasons: A) This is a surprisingly popular post. (I’m always amazed at which ones end up going viral.) B) I’ve come to believe that this technology is essential. Basically, I don’t think we can rely on people to recycle. The simple fact is that most people don’t and many don’t even care. Even amongst those who do care, there are often...
Better: Perform Flow Cytometry with Five Bucks and... →
Telemedicine and lab-on-a-chip are going to quickly revolutionize everything we knew about medicine and technology. I know I say this all the time, but despite this overwhelming abundance of articles published about these changes, most people still don’t realize this. So, I like to share the good news: “The Future Is Here! And it’s Awesome!” RCS Highlights: Flow...
Really, Really Creepy Idea - Aka, Can You Give Me...
You might be familiar with some of the new prostheses that are coming out - even if you don’t need one. They’ve been making headlines because the new designs aren’t just a wooden limb secured to the wrist; the new designs are getting “smart”, and integrate with the body. They can read nerve or muscle impulses which are translated into movements for the hand. Pretty...
MakerFaire NY 2011 →
nysci: If you’re going to be in NY around Sept 17th, then you better be going to the MakerFaire, hosted by my old ‘alma mata’, the NY Hall of Science. Seriously, it’s reaaaally fun. There are awesome lectures, exciting shows and demonstrations, and you can play with some of the craziest and inspiring and fun home-made tech innovations around. Be there! (And...