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Yosemite Range of Light
 
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Sculpture inspired in equal parts by math and nature.
A 50-year plan for energy
 
steps we must take to end the world's dependence on oil
A Battery
 
inexpensive, incredibly efficient, three-layered battery using liquid metal
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The Wild Dolphin Project
 
Two-Way Communication Between Dolphins and Humans
Dolphins and Mirrors
 
researchers at the Baltimore Aquarium discover amazing new data about dolphins and self-recognition with mirrors.
Cycle-Skating
 
The precursor to rolling blading.
Water & Powder
 
Not Green! And all that plastic and time!
Wood Burning El Camino
 
A Finnish politician has converted his American-built El Camino to run on woodgas.
Northern Lights
 
In The Land Of The Northern Lights timelapse by Ole C. Salomonsen
Baboons Spot Words
 
Baboons Can Learn to Spot Printed Words
How to buy happiness
 
Michael Norton: How to buy happiness
Brian Greene
 
Brian Greene: Why is our universe fine-tuned for life?
Hexagonal Pewter Stool
 
Metal molds in sand. How are ancestors used to do it.
Steve Case talks about
 
AOL co-founder Steve Case believes that a generational shift away from ownership and toward community sharing is taking place.
Moral behavior in animals
 
Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity are shared traits
The other inconvenient truth
 
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How can technology transform the human body?
 
ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies.
The Lunchbox Project
 
April 20th Awareness
 




Discarded plastic, too often, ends up buried or burned, not recycled (it's just too complicated). But Mike Biddle has found a way to close the loop. Only 5- 10% of plastic trash is recycled -- compared to almost 90% of metals -- because of the massively complicated problem of finding and sorting the different kinds. Frustrated by this waste, Mike Biddle has developed a cheap and incredibly energy efficient plant that can, and does, recycle any kind of plastic.

Biddle has developed a patented 30-step plastics recycling system that includes magnetically extracting metals, shredding the plastics, sorting them by polymer type and producing graded pellets to be reused in industry – a process that takes less than a tenth of the energy required to make virgin plastic from crude oil. Today, the company he cofounded, MBA Polymers, has plants in China and Austria, and plans to build more in Europe, where electronics-waste regulation (which doesn’t yet have an equivalent in the US) already ensures a stream of materials to exploit – a process Biddle calls “above-ground mining.

 

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Additional Posts
Yosemite Range of Light
 
Yosemite National Park, the High Sierra, and the Eastern Sierra
Sculpting waves in wood and time
 
Sculpture inspired in equal parts by math and nature.
A 50-year plan for energy
 
steps we must take to end the world's dependence on oil
A Battery
 
inexpensive, incredibly efficient, three-layered battery using liquid metal
Iceland Reevaluates Mortgages
 
Iceland. Some mortgages are being (and some have been) revalued..
The Wild Dolphin Project
 
Two-Way Communication Between Dolphins and Humans
Dolphins and Mirrors
 
researchers at the Baltimore Aquarium discover amazing new data about dolphins and self-recognition with mirrors.
Cycle-Skating
 
The precursor to rolling blading.
Water & Powder
 
Not Green! And all that plastic and time!
Wood Burning El Camino
 
A Finnish politician has converted his American-built El Camino to run on woodgas.
Northern Lights
 
In The Land Of The Northern Lights timelapse by Ole C. Salomonsen
Baboons Spot Words
 
Baboons Can Learn to Spot Printed Words
How to buy happiness
 
Michael Norton: How to buy happiness
Brian Greene
 
Brian Greene: Why is our universe fine-tuned for life?
Hexagonal Pewter Stool
 
Metal molds in sand. How are ancestors used to do it.
Steve Case talks about
 
AOL co-founder Steve Case believes that a generational shift away from ownership and toward community sharing is taking place.
Moral behavior in animals
 
Empathy, cooperation, fairness and reciprocity are shared traits
The other inconvenient truth
 
agriculture has become the largest driver of climate change, biodiversity loss and environmental destruction.
How can technology transform the human body?
 
ways to merge biology and technology in our own bodies.
The Lunchbox Project
 
April 20th Awareness