Tuesday, February 28, 2012

BMW i. Born Electric.

BMW unveiled the BMW i3 Concept and BMW i8 Concept -- What do you think? BMW i stands for visionary vehicles and mobility services, inspiring design and a new understanding of premium that is strongly defined by sustainability. With BMW i the BMW Group is adopting an all-embracing approach, redefining the understanding of personal mobility with purpose-built vehicle concepts, a focus on sustainability throughout the value chain and a range of complementary mobility services.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

College Bottled Water Ban

Some college students want to ban bottled water. Check out this video to understand the issue and learn what you can do to promote freedom of choice.

CleanSpace One: Swiss Satellite To Clean Up Orbiting Space Junk

Swiss Space Center at EPFL just launched the "CleanSpace One" project. The aim is to design and build a satellite that will chase, grab and destroy a space debris - namely one of the first Swiss satellites, Swisscube-1 or TIsat-1.

Continental US Could Achieve 70% Cheap, Renewable Energy By 2030

48 states in the continental US could receive 70% of their power from clean, renewable energy by 2030, says a director from the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The announcement was made by Sandy MacDonald, director of the earth system research lab at the NOAA at a conference in Vancouver.
Source: The 9 Billion

Stuntbusters: Electric Engine Tesla Roadster vs. Combustion Engine Porsche Carrera

The Stunbusters pit an electric engine against the combustion engine to see which is faster.

Chesapeake Greenhouse Sudlersville, Maryland

John Maniscalco grows a delectable array of lettuces in a controlled greenhouse environment in Sudlersville, Maryland, using the most recent technologies in soil health and hydroponic growing. This system allows John to provide lettuces year-round to Whole Foods Market, get high density production, use energy more efficiently and lower water consumption.

Plantagon: Vertical Urban Farming In Sweden

The Plantagon urban greenhouse will achieve a height of 177 feet, and boast 18 levels of vegetable gardens. In addition to providing a source of fresh food, Plantagon will also develop “integrated solutions for energy, excess heat, waste, CO2, and water in cooperation with several partners” said a news release.

Cradle to Cradle Certification for the NeoRomantico Liviano Bench by SANTA & COLE

Amsterdam Smart City: CO2-Neutral in 2015

See also: ZonSpot Amsterdam - Zuidas Solar

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Coca Cola Content 2020

The media landscape is a very different beast today than it was even 5 years ago. Then agency-led television commercials dominated how we channel our marketing. The very fact you are reading this here proves that things have changed. Coca Cola have always been at the forefront of innovation. In this video Jonathan Mildenhall, Vice-President, Global Advertising Strategy and Creative Excellence at The Coca-Cola Company is the person responsible for leading global creative vision and strategy for the Company's portfolio of global brands. In this video he explains how Coke will leverage the opportunities in the new media landscape and transform one-way storytelling into dynamic storytelling hoping to add value and significance to peoples lives. Jonathan describes the challenge of content creation in an enlightening way, reminding us that "every contact point with a customer should tell an emotional story".

I Paint by Thijme Termaat: Stop-Motion Vision Of Painting

Monday, February 20, 2012

"You're Good Enough!" by Kevin Costner's Inspiring Speech At Whitney Houston's Funeral

Actor Kevin Costner shares his memories of Whitney Houston while speaking at her funeral, Saturday, in Newark, N.J. on February 19, 2012. "Kevin Costner's words of Whitney were some of the most profound he or anyone has spoken. He may have saved a few young girls lives with that one. Well done Kevin. Well done." - Richard Bliss Brooke

Whitney Elizabeth Houston (August 9, 1963 - February 11, 2012) R.I.P.

In case you missed it, here's the video of Kevin's entire speech. It's truly inspirational and motivating!

Friday, February 17, 2012

LED Surfer by Jacob Sutton

Fashion photographer and filmmaker Jacob Sutton swaps the studio for the slopes of Tignes in the Rhône-Alpes region of south-eastern France, with a luminous after hours short starring Artec pro snowboarder William Hughes. The electrifying film sees Hughes light up the snow-covered French hills in a bespoke L.E.D.-enveloped suit courtesy of designer and electronics whizz John Spatcher. "I was really drawn to the idea of a lone character made of light surfing through darkness," says Sutton of his costume choice. "I've always been excited by unusual ways of lighting things, so it seemed like an exciting idea to make the subject of the film the only light source." Sutton, who has created work for the likes of Hermès, Burberry and The New York Times, spent three nights on a skidoo with his trusty Red Epic camera at temperatures of -25C to snap Hughes carving effortlessly through the deep snow, even enlisting his own father to help maintain the temperamental suit throughout the demanding shoot. "Filming in the suit was the most surreal thing I've done in 20 years of snowboarding," says Hughes of the charged salopettes. "Luckily there was plenty of vin rouge to keep me warm, and Jacob's enthusiasm kept everyone going through the cold nights."

Amazing Temporal Distortion Video by Randy Halverson

See the Milky Way, Aurora and other Phenomena in a way you wouldn’t normally see them. What you see is real, but you can’t see it this way with the naked eye. It is the result of 20-30 second exposures edited together over many hours to produce the timelapse. This allows you to see the Milky Way, Aurora and other phenomena, in ways you wouldn’t normally see them.

In the opening “Dakotalapse” title shot, you see bands of red and green moving across the sky. After asking several astronomers, they are possible noctilucent clouds, airglow or faint Aurora. You can also see the red and green bands in other shots. This video has Milky Way, Aurora, Meteor and Moon lit night timelapse. This was shot entirely at night. If it looks like daytime, it is actually the moon lighting up the landscape.

Everything is a Remix: Social Evolution

Our system of law doesn't acknowledge the derivative nature of creativity. Instead, ideas are regarded as property, as unique and original lots with distinct boundaries. But ideas aren't so tidy. They're layered, they’re interwoven, they're tangled. And when the system conflicts with the reality... the system starts to fail.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Beating Cancer One Lap at a Time

Susan Helmrich is one of the best swimmers in the world in her age group. She's also a three-time cancer survivor and a victim of one of the greatest drug tragedies in history. With luck, determination, great medical care, the support of family and friends and the benefits of the sport of swimming, Susan has fought to escape the deadly legacy of a supposed wonder drug turned nightmare.

Future Hipsters: The Good Old Days of Social Media

In the year 2062, a bunch of elderly hipsters are interviewed about the good old days of social media.

Created for Social Media Week 2012, this video captures interviews with octogenarian hipsters as they take a look back on what social media and digital culture were back in the day.

Song for the World

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Top 20 Best Romantic Love Songs

A Day Made of Glass 2: Same Day. Expanded Corning Vision.

"A Day Made of Glass 2," Corning's expanded vision for the future of glass technologies. This video continues the story of how highly engineered glass, with companion technologies, will help shape our world.


Happy Valentine's Day: That's What Friends Are For

Coldest Night of the Year 2012: February 25th

Bundle up - it's cold out there. Join your family and friends February 25th in the Coldest Night of the Year, a 10 km fundraising walk in support of the hungry, homeless and hurting.

By walking and collecting pledges together, we will explore the chill and challenges of living on the streets in winter, while raising much-needed money for our charitable partners who serve and engage the homeless communities so well.

Learn more about the Coldest Night of the Year

Happy Valentine Day: I Will Always Love You

The Tweeting Sensor, enabling temperature and humidity information to be checked on Twitter

UC Technology has released a Tweeting Sensor, which regularly posts temperature and humidity data to Twitter. The Tweeting Sensor can be checked remotely on Twitter via a smartphone, cellphone, or PC.

"You connect this device to the Internet and plug in the AC adapter. You can also connect a slave unit, so you have a wireless sensor that measures temperature, humidity, and sunshine. This sensor makes the wireless connection automatically, and sends its data each time.

Driven: 2012 Fisker Karma EVer

The Award-Winning 2011 Chevy Volt

My Valentine Lyrics

Happy Valentine Day: Everyday I Love You

Happy Valentine Day: Good Morning Beautiful

I Love you more than you`ll ever know

Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Electric Delorean Debut

An Awesome Red Car: 'Mayumi Special' Nissan Infiniti Q45 With Audio Doll

Very nice, but i wait for the full electric Mayumi Special

Toyota's next-generation GRMN SPORTS HYBRID Concept II

Toyota has developed the SPORTS HYBRID Concept II, which features a 4WD sports hybrid system and an entirely new suspension for greater handling and performance.

Earth Simulator Predicts Seasonal Climate Variations

Professor Toshio Yamagata, in the Graduate School of Science at the University of Tokyo, is investigating various effects of climate variations on the Earth. This work is part of a project to predict climate variations, using the Earth Simulator at JAMSTEC's Application Laboratory.

NetLED lighting system with built-in WiFi module for adjustment via the Internet

NetLED, which will be released in Japan in early February, is the world's first LED lighting system that can be controlled via the internet.

By using a smartphone or PC, the lights can be switched on or off individually and the brightness can also be adjusted. The ability to remotely control power consumption is expected to make LED lighting even more energy efficient.

Disney Mobile on docomo' Android smartphones

Docomo in collaboration with Disney have unveiled the first two smartphones in their "Disney Mobile on docomo" smartphone brand. "This is the F-08D, and like the P-05D, it features the magical world of Disney, but this model has lots of extra features. It supports mobile wallet and TV services, the infrared data connection, and it's also waterproof.

Valentine's Day: Geminoid-F Android Waits for a Friend in a Tokyo Department Store

If you go to the Takashimaya department store in Shinjuku, Tokyo, by Valentines Day, you will be able to see the Geminoid-F android casually sitting in a show window, looking as if it's waiting for a friend.

Geminoid-F has been programmed with basic emotions and behaviors. It uses them as models to create expressions and actions based on what's happening around it.

Sim-Lei EV Achieves Cruising Range of Over 300 km

SIM-Drive, a venture company established by Keio University for the development of electric vehicle technology in 2009, exhibited its SIM-LEI vehicle at the 2011 Electric Vehicle Industrial Exhibition.

"The basic concept of the design of this vehicle is to achieve a cruising range of over 300km while maintaining a constant 100km/h speed. By operating the vehicle with a high efficiency, 65kW, 700 newton meter motor, battery load is suppressed. A drag coefficient of 0.19 has been achieved by minimizing air resistance."

Energy 101: Electric Vehicles

This edition of Energy 101 highlights the benefits of electric vehicles, including improved fuel efficiency, reduced emissions, and lower maintenance costs.

Friday, February 10, 2012

Solve for X Talk: Low Power Wireless Everywhere by Anthony Sutera

We like to imagine the creators of the future as geniuses who build their world changing products out of first principles. They know what it is and why it works before they begin building. But sometimes it doesn't happen that way. Sometimes great ideas are the product of discover and tinkering. Anthony tells us about an accidental discovery that may change the world of wireless communications.

Anthony Sutera is an entrepreneur in communications, specializing in radio, satellite and wireless communications systems. He is currently the CEO of Chamtech Enterprises, a company holding several patents on its nano, spray-on antenna technology.

Solve for X Talk: Stretchable Electronics by Kevin Dowling

Every time we find a way to reduce the size of electronics by a factor of 10, we reinvent what electronics means in our lives and how much more they can be used to solve the world's problems. At this point, the fragility of electronics has become a bottleneck - the housing to protect the electronics we make is now usually more than 90% of the scale of the device. What would happen if we could break this assumption? We would have to totally rethink medical imaging, wearable computers, ubiquitous computing and so much more.

As VP of R&D at MC10, Kevin Dowling is responsible for driving high-performance stretchable electronics technology into products and applications.

Solve for X Talk: Agricultural Productivity by Daphne Preuss

Agriculture is about 10% of world GDP and its productivity has only gone up about a factor 5 in the past 3000 years. There is evidence that good decision support tools and better data aggregation, analytics, and distribution to farmers around the world (on devices they already have even in the developing world) could jump world agricultural productivity forward. Imagine. For what might be as little as a million hours of work, that we could feed the planet much better and have world GDP tick up measurably.

Daphne Preuss founded Chromatin, Inc., a developer of renewable energy crop feedstocks. She founded Chromatin after inventing synthetic biology technology that enables rapid improvements of crop characteristics.

Solve for X Talk: Efficient Nutrition Production by David Berry

The cow is, to put it mildly, not the most efficient mechanism to turn basic ingredients like CO2, water, and sunlight into calories and nutrition. Soy beans are better, but it is still an extremely inefficient process. What if we could skip many of the intermediate steps and directly convert the basic components of food into calories and nutrition. Such a solution would leap us forward by more than an order of magnitude in our ability to feed the world.

David Berry is a Partner at Flagship Ventures and CEO of Essentient. David has MD & PhD degrees and has founded several life science and sustainability ventures.

Solve for X Talk: Resource Reclamation of Electronic Waste by Privahini Bradoo

Privahini discusses the dark side of Moore's law, the exponentially growing amount of electronic waste. What if this electronic waste could be mined, reclaiming the precious metals for reuse? Privahini discusses her company Biomine, which is attempting to just that.

Privahini Bradoo is the Co-Founder and CEO of BioMine, a green mining start up aimed at recycling metals from electronic wastes sustainably and economically.

Solve for X Talk: Collaborative Science by Adrien Treuille

This talk describes Foldit and EteRNA, a series of remarkable new scientific discovery games Adrien has helped create. These games lead us to wonder: how many unknown `Kasparovs` are out there on the Internet - potential experts at tasks they never knew existed? Is this the future of expertise?

Adrien Treuille is an Assistant Professor of computer science and robotics at Carnegie Mellon. He researches scientific challenges through multi-player on-line games such as Foldit (protein folding) and EteRNA (nano-engineering).

Solve for X Talk: Imaging the Mind's Eye by Mary Lou Jepsen

What if it were possible to literally take pictures of the mind’s eye? There is no doubt that if such an ability existed it would completely transform everything from how we communicate across language barriers, save our memories, replay our dreams, how we communicate with ourselves (psychology), how we communicate with computers (HCI), and on and on the list goes. The evidence is now on the horizon that taking these pictures is in fact possible and could be made within the decade.

Mary Lou Jepsen is the CEO and Founder of Pixel Qi Corporation. Mary Lou has also done considerable work as a high tech artist, and co-created the first computed holographic video system in the world at the MIT Media Lab. She is also co-founder of One Laptop per Child.

Solve For X Event: Opening by Eric Schmidt and Sergey Brin

Eric and Sergey open Solve for X, sharing their views and visions for radical technology innovation in the 21st century. Eric Schmidt is Executive Chairman of Google. Sergey Brin is Co-Founder of Google.

Source: Solve For X:

Solve For X Talk: Global Water Scarcity by Robert McGinnis

Global water scarcity presents a grave challenge to continued human development and sustainability. The answer, however, is to use more water, not less. In order to do this, a dramatic technological breakthrough in desalination is necessary. This presentation describes the beginning of that effort.

Rob McGinnis is Co-Founder and Chief Technical Officer of Oasys where he's developing forward osmosis desalination technology.

Source: Solve For X:

Solve For X Event: The Solve for X Talks

For three days, fifty scientists, entrepreneurs and innovators from around the world came together to discuss and debate radical solutions to some really big problems. Each of the speakers shared surprising visions of how breakthrough technology can be applied to huge problems - and maybe just change the world. In our format, after the talk, we break into groups so that everyone then can contribute brainstorm ideas to both evolve and test these visions.

There are three important questions that distinguish a Solve for X talk. Does it highlight a huge problem? Is there a concrete solution that could make a radical impact? Does it explain breakthrough science and technology that could enable this solution?

Solve for X speakers inspire people to work on solutions to seemingly insurmountable problems. Speakers were selected who answered the three Solve for X questions particularly well or are finding a way to drive Solve for X thinking. Most of the speakers are working hard on making their a reality. Others are giving proposals for moonshot projects but have no current plans to tackle them. Perhaps you and a small team can build on these proposals and make them a reality.

Source: Solve For X

Solve For X

Solve for X is a place to hear and discuss radical technology ideas for solving global problems. Radical in the sense that the solutions could help billions of people. Radical in the sense that the audaciousness of the proposals makes them sound like science fiction. And radical in the sense that there is some real technology breakthrough on the horizon to give us all hope that these ideas could really be brought to life.

This combination of things - a huge problem to solve, a radical solution for solving it, and the breakthrough technology to make it happen - is the essence of a moonshot. Solve for X is intended to be a forum to encourage and amplify technology-based moonshot thinking and teamwork.

Source: Solve For X:

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Overpopulation Myth Exposed

7 Billion People: Everybody Relax!

The fifth episode of PRI's popular POP 101 series, this video takes a fresh, humorous approach to the demographic issues facing the world today.

7 Billion: How Did We Grow So Fast?

Momentum For Change Initiative

World's Largest Mosaic Made out of Over 1 Million Recycled Mardi Gras Beads

German native Stephan Wanger has completed the World’s largest mosaic ever made out of beads. The size of the work is 8 feet tall by 30 feet wide and contains over a million recycled Mardi Gras beads. The artwork is called “Sanctuary of Alegria – Home of Happiness and showcases the skyline of New Orleans.”

14 months ago, Stephan began the tedious process of assembling over a million single-cut beads in order to create awareness for thousands of tons of annually discarded Mardi Gras beads that are destined to become landfill this Mardi Gras season. The colorful mosaic “Sanctuary of Alegria” is now on display at his Galeria Alegria on 1924 Magazine St., in New Orleans Wed-Sun., until March 9, 2012. Then “Sanctuary of Alegria” will be auctioned off by the Make It Right Foundation to raise funds for the lower ninth ward, a neighborhood in New Orleans that was completely destroyed by Hurricane Katrina in 2005.

Source: Go Green

AGC Flat Glass Europe first European glass producer to earn Cradle to Cradle Silver label

AGC Glass Europe has been working for years to develop environmentally friendly solutions. These efforts were recently rewarded with the Cradle to Cradle label for float glass and magnetron coatings, making AGC the first and only European glass producer to receive this honour.

Source: AGC

William McDonough author of Cradle to Cradle

Paving the Way for a Greener Village: Warangal, district of Andhra Pradesh, India

A tiny green oasis stands out amidst acres of dry arid land. As many as 12 different crops—including a wide variety of pulses, fruits, vegetables, and flowers—as well as a farm pond constructed through the Employment Guarantee Scheme and a vermicomposting pit are all seen on this one acre farm in the drought-ridden village from Warangal district of Andhra Pradesh. Suhasini, a young Dalit woman who decided to experiment with the only acre (0.4 hectares) of land she owned, asserts confidently “Next year, most of this surrounding land would be green as well—the other farmers will definitely follow me.”

Suhasini is one among over 1.2 million farmers across 9000 villages that are practicing a cheaper and more sustainable method of agriculture across 1.2 million hectares in the state, even as more farmers are becoming part of what is termed a farmers’ movement for sustainable agriculture in Andhra Pradesh.

Read more at: Worldbank

UN High-Level Panel on Sustainability: Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing

“Now more than ever, leaders need to focus on what matters most - the long-term resilience of people and the planet” - the High-level Panel on Global Sustainability urged in its report presented today to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon in Addis Ababa.The 22-member Panel, established by the Secretary-General in August 2010 to formulate a new blueprint for sustainable development and low-carbon prosperity, was co-chaired by Finnish President Tarja Halonen and South African President Jacob Zuma.

The Panel’s final report, “Resilient People, Resilient Planet: A Future Worth Choosing,” contains 56 recommendations to put sustainable development into practice and to mainstream it into economic policy as quickly as possible.“With the possibility of the world slipping further into recession, policymakers are hungry for ideas that can help them to navigate these difficult times,” said President Zuma. “Our report makes clear that sustainable development is more important than ever given the multiple crises now enveloping the world.”Addressing the Secretary-General via video, co-chair President Halonen stressed the importance of placing people at the centre of achieving sustainable development. “Eradication of poverty and improving equity must remain priorities for the world community,” noted President Halonen.

“The Panel has concluded that empowering women and ensuring a greater role for them in the economy is critical for sustainable development.”The Secretary-General, in receiving the Panel’s report, stated that sustainable development is a top priority for his second term of office. “We need to chart a new, more sustainable course for the future, one that strengthens equality and economic growth while protecting our planet,” said the Secretary-General.

“Resilient People, Resilient Planet” calls for the integration of social and environmental costs in how the world prices and measures economic activities. It also calls for a set of sustainable development indicators that go beyond the traditional approach of Gross Domestic Product and recommends that Governments develop and apply a set of Sustainable Development Goals that can mobilize global action and help monitor progress.


Solar Power in Mali: A Miracle for Women

Less than one percent of rural communes in Mali have electricity. But in Sirakorola, the administrative centre of a commune located 120 kilometers outside the capital city of Bamako, solar power is synonymous with economic boom.

"Ever since we had the solar panels installed, women haven't been buying charcoal or kerosene for their household chores. We water our plants with the solar pump and our market gardens have become much more profitable," says Nana Sangaré. Sangaré, the mother of seven children, is deputy mayor and the chairwoman of a Sirakorola women's association. Her responsibilities range from market gardening and making food-grade ice to supervising her village's health center and its two schools.

“Before this project, we didn’t have any income at all. Now I earn 3000 CFA Francs daily (around $6), which allows me to provide for my children’s needs,” Sangaré explains. More than 30,000 people living in the commune’s 55 villages benefit directly from the Malian National Program for Renewable Energy for the Advancement of Women (PENRAF), a project started by the Malian government in 2003.

Source: UNDP

Monday, February 6, 2012

Climate Change: Major Floods Strike Australia,People Helpless

China to cut 40 per cent emission by 2015

China is planning to cut emissions by 30 to 40 percent by 2015. The latest target is part of the government's 12th five-year plan (2010-2015). The cabinet outlined seven indicators, including ammonia nitrogen and nitric oxide, to monitor pollution. The plan calls for reduction of ammonia nitrogen and nitric oxide emissions by 10 percent by 2015, while chemical oxygen demand and sulfur dioxide emissions by 8 per cent.

Opena: The World's first iPhone eco-friendly case with a bottle opener

Floating cities proposed as havens of future happiness

From Russia and the Middle East to western Europe and the United States, dissatisfaction with politics and politicians has led to protest, conflict and, in many cases, violence. But it doesn't have to be that way, according to a U.S. think-tank called The Seasteading Institute. Backed by wealthy donors, the non-profit group believes future peace and prosperity lies far out at sea.

TEDxJacksonHole: New Architectures - Nature and Phenomena by Nona Yehia & Jefferson Ellinger

Nona Yehia and Jefferson Ellinger established the architectural firm, Ellinger/Yehia Design LLC in 2003 to investigate links between architecture, landscape and technology. In 2004, the firm opened an office in Jackson Hole, Wyoming to further explore these inter-relationships.
Architects, artists, scientists and designers throughout the ages have been inspired by the beauty and elegance in nature; studying, imitating and attempting to recreate natural systems has shaped life as we know it. Today, the question is how natural phenomena can become instrumental in the design of new architectures that radically redefine our built environment.

The Beauty of Pollination

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The Secrets Hidden in the Pyramids of Egypt: Physio-Electricity

Egyptian Pyramid: The Mega Electric Power Plant of the Ancient

Recent findings prove that the pyramids were practically used for generating electricity. The electricity generated by the pyramids is green and eco-friendly energy. Through aquifers which lie below the pyramids, electricity was generated. The high volume flow of water from the River Nile that passes through these aquifers produces an electric current. Read more at: EcoGreen4Us

Don't Watch this Film

This film is made under a creative commons license, in other words you can download it, edit it or do whatever you want with it as long as you mention the maker(s). At the end of the video is an attribution list. You don't need to mention my name (LopezCarlos), I hereby grant you permission. Source: Lopez Carlos

Read more at: Don't Watch this Film

The importance of Trees

Of Forests and Men

Yann Arthus-Bertrand was appointed by the United Nations to produce the official film for the International Year of Forests.
Following the success of Home which was seen by 400 million people, the photographer began producing a short 7-minute film on forests made up of aerial images from Home and the Vu du Ciel television programmes.

Police Clear Tents From Occupy Site in DC #OccupyWallStreet

Dozens of U.S. Park Police officers in riot gear and on horseback converged before dawn Saturday on one of the nation's last remaining Occupy sites, with police clearing away tents they said were banned under park rules.

Nigeria gas drilling accident sparks fear

Lovely Owl Video

Climate Change: Snow Causes Disruptions in Much of Europe

Bosnia used helicopters to evacuate the sick and deliver food to thousands of people left stranded by its heaviest snowfall ever, while Pope Benedict XVI donned an overcoat to bless the few pilgrims who braved Rome's unusually cold weather.

Just Science: Climate Change App Visualizes BEST study

"Just Science" by Novim highlights the easy-to-understand video map of climate change recently released by the Berkeley Earth Surface Temperature (BEST) study.

The app features a color-coded map of the world that displays how the Earth's land temperature has changed between 1800 and 2009.

Friday, February 3, 2012

World Cancer Day 2012: Together it is possible

World Cancer Day takes place every year on 4 February and is the singular initiative under which the entire world can unite together in the fight against the global cancer epidemic. World Cancer Day 2012 is particularly important as it falls almost half a year after the first UN High-level Meeting on Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs), and the signing of the Political Declaration supporting prevention and control of these devastating conditions, including cancer.

World Cancer Day 2012 has been themed ’Together it is possible’ because it is only by every person, organisation, government individually doing their part that the world will be able to reduce premature deaths from cancer and other NCDs by 25% by 2025. Therefore, aligning under the banner of ’Together it is possible’; UICC would like you to support us in using this upcoming milestone to encourage everyone affected by cancer (individuals, civil societies and governments), to ensure that they take responsibility for reducing the burden of this disease.

Read more at: World Cancer Day

Cancer Research Now: The DES Story, Lessons Learned

Dr. Robert Hoover, director of NCI's Epidemiology and Biostatistics Program, discusses a new study of diethylstilbestrol (DES), a drug once prescribed to pregnant women. Dr. Hoover describes the history behind DES and the long-term health effects that are now known to be associated with prenatal exposure to the drug.

World Cancer Day: February 4 2012

On 4 February it's World Cancer Day. You can help to raise awareness of cancer by many ways , from donations to volunteering even minutes of your time to teach someone about cancer, or even talking about it to people around you, not just today but any day.

World Cancer Day 2012: Union for International Cancer Control

This year Union for International Cancer Control will continue to work with a dedicated World Cancer Day Advisory Group, consisting of key members to plan, prepare and develop the World Cancer Day 2012 campaign, and we want you to join us in helping shape next year's event.

World Cancer Day takes place on February 4 each year - together with our members and partners our goal is to raise awareness about cancer around the world. This year UICC will continue to work with a dedicated advisory group, consisting of key members to plan, prepare and develop the World Cancer Day campaign in order to deliver a range of marketing/ communications tools for 2012.

Read more at: Union for International Cancer Control:

World Cancer Declaration Animation

Cancer kills more people than AIDS, Malaria, and TB combined and without immediate, significant improvements- preventable/curable cancers will continue to kill millions of people worldwide.

World Cancer Day: HRH Princess Dina Mired about cancer prevention

Malaria: Uganda's Silent Killer

New research published in the British science journal The Lancet shows malaria kills twice as many people as previously thought.

The report states 1.2 million people were actually affected by the disease. But, accurate figures about infection rates are hard to find as not all cases of malaria are documented. Uganda has one of the highest number of people known to be infected with the disease.

Exploring the Ocean's Hidden Worlds by Robert Ballard

Ocean explorer Robert Ballard takes us on a mindbending trip to hidden worlds underwater, where he and other researchers are finding unexpected life, resources, even new mountains. He makes a case for serious exploration and mapping. Google Ocean, anyone?

TEDxRideauCanal: Occupant - Concious Sustainable Building Design by Liam O'Brien

Liam O'Briean, PhD, is an assistant professor in Carleton University new Architectural Conservation and Sustainability program. Liam is researching design processes and energy simulation for high performance solar houses. For his PhD, he developed a design tool for solar houses that will enable efficient and highly-visual exploratory design of both passive and active solar systems. The tool is directly inspired by some of Liam's experiences using simulation tools for consulting.

Liam is interested in studying energy use and production on all levels of society from building to communities and city-level. Specific research topics are on solar energy availability in urban areas and the impact of occupant behaviour on building performance. Liam aspires to use his skills to aggressively push the envelope towards more sustainable buildings and urban environments. He would like to use his research and models to influence designers, planners, and policy makers. His TEDxTalk illustrates how real world occupant behaviour can affect energy-efficient design in unexpected ways.

Philips EnduraLED Decorative LED Bulbs

Philips EnduraLED decorative LED bulbs are a low-maintenance, energy saving replacement bulb.

EISA Incandescent Light Bulb Phase Out

The latest information on the incandescent light bulb phase and the Energy Independence and Security Act.

2012 U.S. Lighting Legislation

Beginning in 2012, new U.S. legislation will go into effect to slowly begin to replace energy-wasting incandescent light bulbs with options that are at least 30% more efficient, including halogen bulbs, CFLs and LEDs. These small changes will save U.S. consumers $40 BILLION in energy costs over the next several years.

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