Archive for the 'World' Category

Carts of Darkness

• August, 2009

Carts of Darkness .::. <<video>> <<Editors notE>> Murray Siple’s feature-length documentary follows a group of homeless men who have combined bottle picking with the extreme sport of racing shopping carts down the steep hills of North Vancouver. This subculture depicts street life as much more than the stereotypes portrayed in mainstream media. The film takes a deep look into the lives of the men who race carts, the adversity they face and the appeal of cart racing despite the risk. Shot in high-definition and featuring

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 Azarius.net for more related goodies.

KOALA – Special Presentation

• August, 2009

KOALA – Special Presentation KOALA is an electronic band from Belgium existing off three lead members: Carlos Dyckmans=producer=, Islasoul =mc= and female singer Sarah Budts. In the studio and live on stage they work with many (known) guest vocals and musicians worldwide. (nuff said, lamont stigler, Dolphin, Jean bosco safari, bastard nation, Gregory Frateur, delavega) They are also accompagnied by a live band: (in studio and on stage) wim geeraerts=drums=, luca Ammendola=keyboards= and Joris decaesstecker=bass=. ::VIDEOCLIPS:: Nilsen (zambezi hippos remix) from new album (out september)):koala

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.

The masterpiece that killed George Orwell

• July, 2009

The masterpiece that killed George Orwell Robert McCrum The Observer “It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen.” Sixty years after the publication of Orwell’s masterpiece, Nineteen Eighty-Four, that crystal first line sounds as natural and compelling as ever. But when you see the original manuscript, you find something else: not so much the ringing clarity, more the obsessive rewriting, in different inks, that betrays the extraordinary turmoil behind its composition. Probably the definitive novel of the 20th century,

Electrical flying with Solar Impulse

• July, 2009

Electrical flying with Solar Impulse La Cinyc Beneath you can find a photo gallery of the prototype of solar flight. wiki:: Solar Impulse (official name HB-SIA) is a long-range solar plane project currently under study at the EPFL. The project is promoted by Bertrand Piccard, and aims at completely solar-powered circumnavigation. The first aircraft is intended to be a one-seater, capable of taking off autonomously, and to remain airborne for days. Once the efficiency of the batteries makes it possible to reduce the weight, a

Shipping Containers Converted Into Homes

• July, 2009

Shipping Containers Converted Into Homes Eric Bland, Discovery News With the housing market down and foreclosures way up, building a new home might not be the first thing on people’s mind, but a Salt Lake City-based company has a new kind of home in mind. Gorilla Designs is working to turn idle shipping containers into affordable, high quality homes to last a lifetime. The company was founded in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, said Roi Maufus of Gorilla Designs. “After Katrina, we realized that normal

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