Archive for the 'Nature' Category

China weather “magic” conjures blue sky for parade

• October, 2009

China weather “magic” conjures blue sky for parade BEIJING (Reuters) China’s air force deployed a “magic-like” range of chemicals and technology to clear Beijing’s smoggy air for a grand parade marking the 60th anniversary of Communist China. Chemists and officials worked for weeks on the country’s most ambitious ever attempt at weather modification, with air force technicians fanning out across the region to help teams operate complex equipment, the official Xinhua agency said. The evening before the parade chemicals were fired into the hazy skies,

National Geographic – Marijuana Nation

• August, 2009

Marijuana Nation .::. <<video>> [google -2416320887244340069 nolink] <<Editors notE>> Another “pot-umentary”, National Geographic style. It leaves the judging in the middle which I think is good so both parties get to say their bid. Eventhough we all know what side will win in the end… Enjoy the view n start planting some seeds… At least that is what I try to do. Peace out! La Cinyc Check out for more related goodies.

Giant ‘meat-eating’ plant found

• August, 2009

Giant ‘meat-eating’ plant found Matt Walker Editor, Earth News A new species of giant carnivorous plant has been discovered in the highlands of the central Philippines. The pitcher plant is among the largest of all pitchers and is so big that it can catch rats as well as insects in its leafy trap. During the same expedition, botanists also came across strange pink ferns and blue mushrooms they could not identify. The botanists have named the pitcher plant after British natural history broadcaster David Attenborough.

Scientists make ‘artificial leaf’ to generate clean power

• August, 2009

Scientists make ‘artificial leaf’ to generate clean power By Telegraph Reporter Scientists are trying to copy the process of photosynthesis by making an “artificial leaf” to generate clean power. Through photosynthesis plants use sunlight to convert water and carbon dioxide into sugar. It is the most effective solar energy conversion process on Earth and all power needs for a year could be met by the energy contained in the sunlight hitting the Earth in one hour.

Nikola Tesla – Google Celebrates

• July, 2009

Nikola Tesla – Google Celebrates Nikola Tesla, the inventor and pioneering electrical engineer, is being honoured by Google with a special logo to mark the 153rd anniversary of his birth. The search engine is celebrating July 10 with a logo featuring purple sparks of electricity leaping from the letter “g”, which is drawn in the shape of his famous Tesla Coil transformer. It pays tribute to the Serb born scientists, who is best known for several revolutionary contributions in the field of electricity and magnetism

Michio Kaku on future civilizations!

• June, 2009

Michio Kaku on future civilizations! Michio Kaku On Future Civilization – video powered by Metacafe <<Editors notE>> Funny fella thinking bout the right things! Go do some looking up on Michio Kaku! Definitely worth the effort.

Monsanto’s Bt Cotton Kills the Soil as Well as Farmers

• June, 2009

Monsanto’s Bt Cotton Kills the Soil as Well as Farmers ISIS Report 23/02/09 Biosafety refers to ensuring that GMO’s do not harm the environment or health. The soil, its fertility, and the organisms which maintain the fertility of soil are a vital aspect of the environment, especially in the context of food and agricultural production. A recent scientific study carried out by Navdanya, compared the soil of fields where Bt-cotton had been planted for 3 years with adjoining fields with non GMO cotton or other

Psychedelic Fish – Named New Species

• May, 2009

Psychedelic Fish – New Species .::. <<video>> <<Editors notE>> Behold our very own brand of fish: the Psychedelic Fish -aka Mandarin Fish-. Named because of his funky movements and of course, psychedelic colors and stripes. More information about this fish, please check out the following page on wikipedia and learn all about it

Gene-engineered viruses build a better battery

• May, 2009

Gene-engineered viruses build a better battery By Maggie Fox, Health and Science Editor WASHINGTON – Researchers who have trained a tiny virus to do their bidding said on Thursday they made it build a more efficient and powerful lithium battery. They changed two genes in the virus, called M13, and got it to do two things: build a shell made out of a compound called iron phosphate, and then attach to a carbon nanotube to make a powerful and tiny electrode. Such an electrode could

Greenhouse Designed to Grow Veggies on Moon

• May, 2009

Greenhouse Designed to Grow Veggies on Moon Bryn Bailer, AFP Astronauts’ meals have come a long way from the freeze-dried powders and semi-liquid pastes of decades ago: now U.S. scientists want to grow vegetables in mini-greenhouses on the moon. Although space fare has steadily improved over time, a team of scientists says the best is yet to come. They look forward to when residents of future lunar or even Martian outposts can dine on luxuries such as fresh vegetables. Paragon Space Development Corporation has unveiled

Reverse Graffiti: Ossario-Alexandre Orion

• April, 2009

Reverse Graffiti: Ossario-Alexandre Orion .::. <<video>> La cynic:: Rather than spraying paint all over the place, these arty pieces are produced by removing the dust and dirt that lingers around at places where heavy traffic n city pollution paints the places black with the filthiness that lurks in the shadows of our consumerist “welness”. more from this artist to be found here: The above video is one made about the origins of this brilliant play on the world’s mind. All credit goes out to the

Councils dumping more than 200,000 tonnes of recycling every year

• April, 2009

Councils dumping more than 200,000 tonnes of recycling every year By Simon Neville and Christopher Hope Last Updated: 3:40PM GMT 22 Dec 2008 Household rubbish put out for recycling is being dumped in landfill sites or sent to incinerators by three out of four councils, a Daily Telegraph investigation has discovered. Up to 200,000 tonnes of recyclable waste was dumped last year with some councils failing to recycle over 10 per cent of glass, paper, plastic and other materials left out by conscientious homeowners. The

Search for ‘Alien Life’ Could Start on Earth

• April, 2009

Search for ‘Alien Life’ Could Start on Earth Irene Klotz, Discovery News Feb. 17, 2008 No need to leave the planet to look for alien life perhaps it’s here, in peaceful coexistence with or complete isolation from the standard variety that permeates Earth. “If life does form readily under Earth-like conditions, shouldn’t it have formed many times over, right here on our home planet?” said Paul Davies, a theoretical cosmologist and astrobiologist at Arizona State University. “There’s no planet more Earth-like than Earth itself.” The

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