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Bungling About

2

Apr

2013

Bungling About

The Bungle Bungles are located a remote corner of a remote continent. They are not easy to access.
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Elon Musk on Solving the Climate Crisis

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Nov

2017

Elon Musk on Solving the Climate Crisis

Incentives to solve climate change.

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The Conservation Alliance

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Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

One way to restore coral reefs could require re-seeding with transplanted corals.

1 Nov 2017

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Compassion and other creatures

Compassion and other creatures 5 November 2017

Compassion and other creatures

Compassion is considered a trait uniquely human but we should make it more inclusive.

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency! 4 November 2017

Efficiency, efficiency, & more efficiency!

Efficiency is the name of the game for energy, architecture, and solar design with three new developments showing the way.

Conservatives and Conservation

Conservatives and Conservation 2 November 2017

Conservatives and Conservation

 

Republican presidents from Theodore Roosevelt, to Richard Nixon, through George W. Bush left good environmental accomplishments.

 

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time 1 November 2017

Re-seeding Reefs...one polyp at a time

One way to restore coral reefs could require re-seeding with transplanted corals.

Whales & Drones

Whales & Drones 31 October 2017

Whales & Drones

Remotely controlled drones provide a quiet way to track animal behavior.

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper 30 October 2017

Crazy Engineering: the Gecko Gripper

Robotic engineers at JPL are turning to bio-mimicry and using a gecko as their design guide.

Cars cause the breakdown of society

Reading an old book about building and city planning. Came across a section about cars. "Cars give people wonderful freedom and increase their opportunities," says the book, "A Pattern Language." "But they also destroy the environment." This book is from the Carter years, and so "destroy the environment" doesn't mean the same thing it means now. It doesn't mean "melt the glaciers" or "raise the seas" or "kill polar bear" or even "enrich Middle East dictators who are basically butt holes ...
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Cars cause the breakdown of society

Reading an old book about building and city planning. Came across a section about cars. "Cars give people wonderful freedom and increase their opportunities," says the book, "A Pattern Language." "But they also destroy the environment." This book is from the Carter years, and so "destroy the environment" doesn't mean the same thing it means now. It doesn't mean "melt the glaciers" or "raise the seas" or "kill polar bear" or even "enrich Middle East dictators who are basically butt holes ...
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Cars cause the breakdown of society

Reading an old book about building and city planning. Came across a section about cars. "Cars give people wonderful freedom and increase their opportunities," says the book, "A Pattern Language." "But they also destroy the environment." This book is from the Carter years, and so "destroy the environment" doesn't mean the same thing it means now. It doesn't mean "melt the glaciers" or "raise the seas" or "kill polar bear" or even "enrich Middle East dictators who are basically butt holes ...
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Chasing Ice

It never hurts for a new film to receive some positive reviews. Chasing Ice, a new documentary film about climate change that screened at the Sundance Film Festival, just received a good one: “James Balog’s Chasing Ice is the smoking gun on climate change, a beautiful compelling savage indictment of the deniers.” Robert Kennedy, Jr. Chasing Ice Poster (credit: Sundance FF) It will be interesting to learn the wider response when the movie begins screening publically on screens ...
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Chasing Ice

It never hurts for a new film to receive some positive reviews. Chasing Ice, a new documentary film about climate change that screened at the Sundance Film Festival, just received a good one: “James Balog’s Chasing Ice is the smoking gun on climate change, a beautiful compelling savage indictment of the deniers.” Robert Kennedy, Jr. Chasing Ice Poster (credit: Sundance FF) It will be interesting to learn the wider response when the movie begins screening publically on screens ...
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Chasing Ice

It never hurts for a new film to receive some positive reviews. Chasing Ice, a new documentary film about climate change that screened at the Sundance Film Festival, just received a good one: “James Balog’s Chasing Ice is the smoking gun on climate change, a beautiful compelling savage indictment of the deniers.” Robert Kennedy, Jr. Chasing Ice Poster (credit: Sundance FF) It will be interesting to learn the wider response when the movie begins screening publically on screens ...
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The universe is in us

We are in the universe and we are of the universe, but – more importantly – the universe is in us. Here is the most astounding fact, from Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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The universe is in us

We are in the universe and we are of the universe, but – more importantly – the universe is in us. Here is the most astounding fact, from Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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Restore the Colorado River Delta

Here at Riled Up we feel strongly about restoration of damaged lands. There certainly is no lack of places needing attention but none more so than the currently dry delta of the Colorado River. A campaign is underway to Restore the Colorado River Delta , a landscape so degraded that water from the river no longer reaches the Sea of Cortez at the Gulf of California. A petition is gathering signatures to  support an effort to begin the process of river restoration. The petition requires ...
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Restore the Colorado River Delta

Here at Riled Up we feel strongly about restoration of damaged lands. There certainly is no lack of places needing attention but none more so than the currently dry delta of the Colorado River. A campaign is underway to Restore the Colorado River Delta , a landscape so degraded that water from the river no longer reaches the Sea of Cortez at the Gulf of California. A petition is gathering signatures to  support an effort to begin the process of river restoration. The petition requires ...
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The Scale of the Universe

An interactive animation,  The Scale of the Universe, by Cary Huang is not to be missed. Huang uses very clever illustrations to scale things from atoms to galaxies. Use your cursor to move up or down in the diversity of sizes to the objects. If you’d prefer just watching then this short video should suffice. ";" alt=""> The Scale of the Universe WHB
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The Scale of the Universe

An interactive animation,  The Scale of the Universe, by Cary Huang is not to be missed. Huang uses very clever illustrations to scale things from atoms to galaxies. Use your cursor to move up or down in the diversity of sizes to the objects. If you’d prefer just watching then this short video should suffice. ";" alt=""> The Scale of the Universe WHB
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The universe is in us

We are in the universe and we are of the universe, but – more importantly – the universe is in us. Here is the most astounding fact, from Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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Restore the Colorado River Delta

Here at Riled Up we feel strongly about restoration of damaged lands. There certainly is no lack of places needing attention but none more so than the currently dry delta of the Colorado River. A campaign is underway to Restore the Colorado River Delta , a landscape so degraded that water from the river no longer reaches the Sea of Cortez at the Gulf of California. A petition is gathering signatures to  support an effort to begin the process of river restoration. The petition requires ...
  • 1205

The Scale of the Universe

An interactive animation,  The Scale of the Universe, by Cary Huang is not to be missed. Huang uses very clever illustrations to scale things from atoms to galaxies. Use your cursor to move up or down in the diversity of sizes to the objects. If you’d prefer just watching then this short video should suffice. ";" alt=""> The Scale of the Universe WHB
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The Plants Are Still Amazing

To provide full disclosure, I must admit to having been involved in the plant world for over 50 years. After a lifetime of curiosity, these green life forms remain entirely amazing to me. However, I have never attended the granddaddy of all plant exhibitions, the Philadelphia International Flower Show and should make amends and to check it out sometime. Founded in 1827, the Philadelphia Flower Show has entertained and educated visitors from around the world with displays celebrating the ...
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The Plants Are Still Amazing

To provide full disclosure, I must admit to having been involved in the plant world for over 50 years. After a lifetime of curiosity, these green life forms remain entirely amazing to me. However, I have never attended the granddaddy of all plant exhibitions, the Philadelphia International Flower Show and should make amends and to check it out sometime. Founded in 1827, the Philadelphia Flower Show has entertained and educated visitors from around the world with displays celebrating the ...
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The Plants Are Still Amazing

To provide full disclosure, I must admit to having been involved in the plant world for over 50 years. After a lifetime of curiosity, these green life forms remain entirely amazing to me. However, I have never attended the granddaddy of all plant exhibitions, the Philadelphia International Flower Show and should make amends and to check it out sometime. Founded in 1827, the Philadelphia Flower Show has entertained and educated visitors from around the world with displays celebrating the ...
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New Views

It seems everyone is getting into the game of making art from science. Why not? The massive solar storms on the Sun recently provided an excellent opportunity for the Goddard Space Center to produce spectacular photographic creations that any art gallery patron would appreciate.        Solar 3D                                      Impressionist’s Sun                       Prominence Rainbows                  Sun-flower                                 Warhol Would Be Proud The powerful ...
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New Views

It seems everyone is getting into the game of making art from science. Why not? The massive solar storms on the Sun recently provided an excellent opportunity for the Goddard Space Center to produce spectacular photographic creations that any art gallery patron would appreciate.        Solar 3D                                      Impressionist’s Sun                       Prominence Rainbows                  Sun-flower                                 Warhol Would Be Proud The powerful ...
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Mars, Imagined and Real

From the ancient times to our current age, Mars has amazed us. The Red Planet has been the basis of scientific curiosity and the grist of pulp fiction like Edgar Rice Burrows epic tale, and now film, John Carter. We have imagined much about our nearest solar system neighbor and learned much from our explorations. In 1894 a map of Mars was created by Eugene Antoniadi showing canals that were imagined to move liquid water from the polar ice caps to cultivated landscapes near the Martian ...
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Mars, Imagined and Real

From the ancient times to our current age, Mars has amazed us. The Red Planet has been the basis of scientific curiosity and the grist of pulp fiction like Edgar Rice Burrows epic tale, and now film, John Carter. We have imagined much about our nearest solar system neighbor and learned much from our explorations. In 1894 a map of Mars was created by Eugene Antoniadi showing canals that were imagined to move liquid water from the polar ice caps to cultivated landscapes near the Martian ...
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New Views

It seems everyone is getting into the game of making art from science. Why not? The massive solar storms on the Sun recently provided an excellent opportunity for the Goddard Space Center to produce spectacular photographic creations that any art gallery patron would appreciate.        Solar 3D                                      Impressionist’s Sun                       Prominence Rainbows                  Sun-flower                                 Warhol Would Be Proud The powerful ...
  • 1185

Mars, Imagined and Real

From the ancient times to our current age, Mars has amazed us. The Red Planet has been the basis of scientific curiosity and the grist of pulp fiction like Edgar Rice Burrows epic tale, and now film, John Carter. We have imagined much about our nearest solar system neighbor and learned much from our explorations. In 1894 a map of Mars was created by Eugene Antoniadi showing canals that were imagined to move liquid water from the polar ice caps to cultivated landscapes near the Martian ...
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What Are The Dolphins Telling Us?

Dolphins are doing some strange things lately. First, they started beaching themselves on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and now on a beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What is causing them to decide to beach themselves on both northern and southern hemisphere beaches remains a mystery. Are they getting disoriented by ocean “noise” caused by ocean vessels that confuses their direction sense? Could it be changes in the coastal sandbars caused by severe storms? Perhaps something else entirely. At ...
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What Are The Dolphins Telling Us?

Dolphins are doing some strange things lately. First, they started beaching themselves on Cape Cod, Massachusetts and now on a beach in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. What is causing them to decide to beach themselves on both northern and southern hemisphere beaches remains a mystery. Are they getting disoriented by ocean “noise” caused by ocean vessels that confuses their direction sense? Could it be changes in the coastal sandbars caused by severe storms? Perhaps something else entirely. At ...
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