Tuesday, 1 July 2014
Friday, 6 December 2013
Russ Martin, the former mayor of Ashville, North Carolina, likes to joke that if his house burned down, his neighbors could party hearty. Martin built his 3,400-square-foot-home partly out of hemp, Martin used Hemcrete to build the walls of his house. Hemcrete, made by British company Lime Technology, mixes dried hemp stems with lime. Workers take the moisture-laden "shiv" and pour it into wall forms. The slurry hardens, creating a thick concrete-like wall with a high insulation value. A 12-inch-thick Hemcrete wall has an R-value of R-28.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
Josh will sift through the propaganda, fear and greed encompassing medical marijuana. Recently featured on CNN, Josh and his brothers developed a non-psychotropic strain of marijuana which is drastically reducing seizures for many pediatric epilepsy patients in Colorado. With millions facing life-threatening illnesses, Josh outlines the hurdles needed to effect social change and maps a path toward helping those who desperately need revolutionary medicine.
Jenn Calaway, Enhancer
Michael Hering, Lodo Cinema
Sarah Megyesy, Side Pocket Images
Satya Peram, Flatirons Films
Sean Williams, RMO Films
Anthony Lopez, Cross Beyond
Charlotte's Web and Zaki's Journey
For all the people that know my blog, I am sure you guys know how much I am into renewable energy.
I was surfing the net last night and found something really cool.
Maybe some of you have heard of this technology but for me I was blowen away, specially because I only heard about it last night and this is now a few years old.
The Bloom Box:
The Bloom Energy Server (the Bloom Box) is a solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) made by Bloom Energy, of Sunnyvale, California, that can use a wide variety of inputs (including liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons produced from biological sources) to generate electricity on the site where it will be used.
It can withstand temperatures of up to 1,800 °F (980 °C), that would cause many other fuel cells to break down or require maintenance. According to the company, a single cell (one 100 mm × 100 mm metal alloy plate between two ceramic layers) generates 25 watts.
Bloom stated that two hundred servers have been deployed in California for corporations including eBay, Google and Wal-Mart.
In today’s uncertain world, catastrophic natural disasters cause disruption wherever they strike. Whether the incident is a hurricane, a tornado, flood or fire, the devastation can be widespread and long lasting. Businesses and their IT departments risk data loss and out of service systems. Depending on the scope of the disaster, the results can be extreme loss of business and erosion of customer confidence.
Thursday, 24 October 2013
Construction grade cables and high-performance variable frequency drive (VFD) cables differ in several key areas.
High performance VFD cables are constructed with high strand count flexible tinned conductors. Construction grade cables usually have only 7 or 19 bare copper strands as required by construction standards
High performance VFD cables are more stable thermally at the connection points.
High performance VFD cables are more flexible.
High performance VFD cables are preferred for high frequency drive output components due to the much larger conductor surface area compared to construction grade cable.
Sunday, 4 August 2013
Who would dare to pit one fatal disease against another... inside the body of an six-year-old patient? The results will shatter all expectations. GE works on things that matter. The best people and the best technologies taking on the toughest challenges. Finding solutions in energy, health and home, transportation and finance. Building, powering, moving and curing the world. Not just imagining. Doing. GE works.
Wednesday, 31 July 2013
Proving their commitment to a cleaner environment, Ontarians have reached yet another electronic waste collection milestone. Since April 2009, more than 200,000 tonnes of electronic waste has been collected and successfully diverted from landfill across the province, greater than any other diversion program of its kind in Canada.
"Waste diversion is a hot topic in Ontario. As we look at new ways to manage end-of-life electronics, it's important to recognize the success and momentum we're experiencing in electronics recycling," says Jonathan Spencer, Executive Director, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES). "It took about three years to set up our province-wide network of drop-off centers, and then reach our e-waste collection target of 100,000 tonnes. With the help of Ontarians, municipalities and service providers, we recently surpassed the 200,000 tonnes mark in less than 18 months. That's significant progress and proof that Ontarians support electronics recycling."
Monday, 29 July 2013
In this video I need to move my cucumbers away from my peppers. So I create a 5 gallon dwc bucket system with trellis and sight tube. Thanks for watching. Please subscribe and feel free to comment!