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Lost & Found Worlds

Lost & Found Worlds

Biogeography rule #1: odd things evolve on islands.

29 Oct 2013

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The Future of Lazy

Honda introduced the future of lazy, with their UNI-CUB personal transportation device.  It has the look and classiness of a unicycle combined with the labor-saving and diabetes-inducing qualities of a Rascal scooter.   People are already saying it takes the title from a Segway of All-Time Geekiest Transportation Device.  But, admit it: because it's hand-free, it looks far more useful than either a Segway or a Rascal. Today's young screen addicts will be able to ...
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The Future of Lazy

Honda introduced the future of lazy, with their UNI-CUB personal transportation device.  It has the look and classiness of a unicycle combined with the labor-saving and diabetes-inducing qualities of a Rascal scooter.   People are already saying it takes the title from a Segway of All-Time Geekiest Transportation Device.  But, admit it: because it's hand-free, it looks far more useful than either a Segway or a Rascal. Today's young screen addicts will be able to ...
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Island Surprises

Islands have a history of providing profound ecological insight---just ask Charles Darwin who observed island creatures and uncovered evolution that controls all of biology. Islands continue to provide amazing surprises as a new study by Stanford ecologists shows. Published in Nature Science Reports, the article From Wing to Wing documents a long chain of connections on a remote Pacific atoll where native trees and their roosting birds are ecologically linked all the way into the ...
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Island Surprises

Islands have a history of providing profound ecological insight---just ask Charles Darwin who observed island creatures and uncovered evolution that controls all of biology. Islands continue to provide amazing surprises as a new study by Stanford ecologists shows. Published in Nature Science Reports, the article From Wing to Wing documents a long chain of connections on a remote Pacific atoll where native trees and their roosting birds are ecologically linked all the way into the ...
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Island Surprises

Islands have a history of providing profound ecological insight---just ask Charles Darwin who observed island creatures and uncovered evolution that controls all of biology. Islands continue to provide amazing surprises as a new study by Stanford ecologists shows. Published in Nature Science Reports, the article From Wing to Wing documents a long chain of connections on a remote Pacific atoll where native trees and their roosting birds are ecologically linked all the way into the ...
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Endangered Species Day

While attention may be focused on events elsewhere, it’s worth noting that today is Endangered Species Day. Stopping extinctions should be something worth sharing with “friends” as Facebook becomes public on this day. From tigers to tuna, populations of rare species have declined 30% during the last forty years as the World Wildlife Fund has just reminded us in their discouraging Living Planet Report on biodiversity. The WWF director general discussed this situation in a video on their new ...
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Endangered Species Day

While attention may be focused on events elsewhere, it’s worth noting that today is Endangered Species Day. Stopping extinctions should be something worth sharing with “friends” as Facebook becomes public on this day. From tigers to tuna, populations of rare species have declined 30% during the last forty years as the World Wildlife Fund has just reminded us in their discouraging Living Planet Report on biodiversity. The WWF director general discussed this situation in a video on their new ...
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Endangered Species Day

While attention may be focused on events elsewhere, it’s worth noting that today is Endangered Species Day. Stopping extinctions should be something worth sharing with “friends” as Facebook becomes public on this day. From tigers to tuna, populations of rare species have declined 30% during the last forty years as the World Wildlife Fund has just reminded us in their discouraging Living Planet Report on biodiversity. The WWF director general discussed this situation in a video on their new ...
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Olympic Gold to Everest, a status report

Riled Up previously posted about the efforts of alpinist Kenton Cool to carry an Olympic gold medal to the summit of Mount Everest in commemoration of the 1922 British Mount Everest expedition. The team that included George Mallory didn’t reach the summit but became a symbol for many mountaineers who followed. The medal is packed in a red handkerchief while Cool is making final preparations for his Everest summit bid. The status of his efforts were updated here: Returning the Ring to Mount ...
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Olympic Gold to Everest, a status report

Riled Up previously posted about the efforts of alpinist Kenton Cool to carry an Olympic gold medal to the summit of Mount Everest in commemoration of the 1922 British Mount Everest expedition. The team that included George Mallory didn’t reach the summit but became a symbol for many mountaineers who followed. The medal is packed in a red handkerchief while Cool is making final preparations for his Everest summit bid. The status of his efforts were updated here: Returning the Ring to Mount ...
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Olympic Gold to Everest, a status report

Riled Up previously posted about the efforts of alpinist Kenton Cool to carry an Olympic gold medal to the summit of Mount Everest in commemoration of the 1922 British Mount Everest expedition. The team that included George Mallory didn’t reach the summit but became a symbol for many mountaineers who followed. The medal is packed in a red handkerchief while Cool is making final preparations for his Everest summit bid. The status of his efforts were updated here: Returning the Ring to Mount ...
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Stuff, the Edited Life

Several years back, I attended a lecture by His Holiness the dalai lama at a local university. During the course of his inspiring conversation, the famously humorous Buddhist monk mentioned he enjoyed wearing a wrist watch. It wasn’t an expression of vanity he advised. His Holiness said it was perfectly OK if you like wearing a personal accessory like a gold ring on your hand. The issue was that nobody needed to wear rings on all 10 fingers. Moderation was the key metaphor. Graham Hill, the ...
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Stuff, the Edited Life

Several years back, I attended a lecture by His Holiness the dalai lama at a local university. During the course of his inspiring conversation, the famously humorous Buddhist monk mentioned he enjoyed wearing a wrist watch. It wasn’t an expression of vanity he advised. His Holiness said it was perfectly OK if you like wearing a personal accessory like a gold ring on your hand. The issue was that nobody needed to wear rings on all 10 fingers. Moderation was the key metaphor. Graham Hill, the ...
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The Singing Tree

Here at Riled Up we like trees, particularly if they make music. A new artificial tree in the UK does just that. The arboreal structure was constructed on a high hill in Lancashire and is visible from any direction. It appears and disappears as mists roll across the landscape. The “tree” is constructed of stacked pipes in varying lengths with the spiraling layers turned 15 degrees to respond to the shifting winds. As breezes blow through the tree tubes, it begins to sing and play different ...
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The Singing Tree

Here at Riled Up we like trees, particularly if they make music. A new artificial tree in the UK does just that. The arboreal structure was constructed on a high hill in Lancashire and is visible from any direction. It appears and disappears as mists roll across the landscape. The “tree” is constructed of stacked pipes in varying lengths with the spiraling layers turned 15 degrees to respond to the shifting winds. As breezes blow through the tree tubes, it begins to sing and play different ...
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Stuff, the Edited Life

Several years back, I attended a lecture by His Holiness the dalai lama at a local university. During the course of his inspiring conversation, the famously humorous Buddhist monk mentioned he enjoyed wearing a wrist watch. It wasn’t an expression of vanity he advised. His Holiness said it was perfectly OK if you like wearing a personal accessory like a gold ring on your hand. The issue was that nobody needed to wear rings on all 10 fingers. Moderation was the key metaphor. Graham Hill, the ...
  • 1387

The Singing Tree

Here at Riled Up we like trees, particularly if they make music. A new artificial tree in the UK does just that. The arboreal structure was constructed on a high hill in Lancashire and is visible from any direction. It appears and disappears as mists roll across the landscape. The “tree” is constructed of stacked pipes in varying lengths with the spiraling layers turned 15 degrees to respond to the shifting winds. As breezes blow through the tree tubes, it begins to sing and play different ...
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CEVB Stands for Victory

A great idea ripped straight from America's greatest triumph:  Clean Energy Victory Bonds.  Just as America raised about $2 trillion in today's money to fight World War II, we could do the same with clean energy.  Victory Bonds. Victory over what? Pollution, stagnation, a falling economy. Not quite as stirring as fighting the Nazis. But a huge challenge nonetheless. 
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CEVB Stands for Victory

A great idea ripped straight from America's greatest triumph:  Clean Energy Victory Bonds.  Just as America raised about $2 trillion in today's money to fight World War II, we could do the same with clean energy.  Victory Bonds. Victory over what? Pollution, stagnation, a falling economy. Not quite as stirring as fighting the Nazis. But a huge challenge nonetheless. 
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CEVB Stands for Victory

A great idea ripped straight from America's greatest triumph:  Clean Energy Victory Bonds.  Just as America raised about $2 trillion in today's money to fight World War II, we could do the same with clean energy.  Victory Bonds. Victory over what? Pollution, stagnation, a falling economy. Not quite as stirring as fighting the Nazis. But a huge challenge nonetheless. 
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Detailing Planet Earth

The Russian Space Agency has released a time-lapse animation developed using photos captured by their Electro-L satellite. Electro-L is positioned 25000 miles above the Earth and creates a 121 megapixel image every 30 minutes with sampling visible and infrared light wavelengths. Vegetation appears orange in the infrared. Too bad we don’t see the entire planet from this geostationary satellite. It’s impressive. ";" alt=""> Earth’s Northern Hemisphere as seen by Electro-L ...
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Detailing Planet Earth

The Russian Space Agency has released a time-lapse animation developed using photos captured by their Electro-L satellite. Electro-L is positioned 25000 miles above the Earth and creates a 121 megapixel image every 30 minutes with sampling visible and infrared light wavelengths. Vegetation appears orange in the infrared. Too bad we don’t see the entire planet from this geostationary satellite. It’s impressive. ";" alt=""> Earth’s Northern Hemisphere as seen by Electro-L ...
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Detailing Planet Earth

The Russian Space Agency has released a time-lapse animation developed using photos captured by their Electro-L satellite. Electro-L is positioned 25000 miles above the Earth and creates a 121 megapixel image every 30 minutes with sampling visible and infrared light wavelengths. Vegetation appears orange in the infrared. Too bad we don’t see the entire planet from this geostationary satellite. It’s impressive. ";" alt=""> Earth’s Northern Hemisphere as seen by Electro-L ...
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Too Damn Cheap? Not So Fast.

Conventional wisdom: Americans won't pay more for clean energy.  Counterintuitive study: they will. Thirteen percent more, according to smart guys at Harvard and Yale. They asked 1,010 people how much more they would pay for a clean energy standard that derives 80 percent of its energy from sources that are not fossil fuels, and the answer was $162 a year.  Here's the kicker: that may be enough.  A bill that would set a clean energy standard would raise rates by 18 percent by ...
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Too Damn Cheap? Not So Fast.

Conventional wisdom: Americans won't pay more for clean energy.  Counterintuitive study: they will. Thirteen percent more, according to smart guys at Harvard and Yale. They asked 1,010 people how much more they would pay for a clean energy standard that derives 80 percent of its energy from sources that are not fossil fuels, and the answer was $162 a year.  Here's the kicker: that may be enough.  A bill that would set a clean energy standard would raise rates by 18 percent by ...
  • 1132

Too Damn Cheap? Not So Fast.

Conventional wisdom: Americans won't pay more for clean energy.  Counterintuitive study: they will. Thirteen percent more, according to smart guys at Harvard and Yale. They asked 1,010 people how much more they would pay for a clean energy standard that derives 80 percent of its energy from sources that are not fossil fuels, and the answer was $162 a year.  Here's the kicker: that may be enough.  A bill that would set a clean energy standard would raise rates by 18 percent by ...
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Plant Intelligence

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