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    Ethereal Sounds Are Emanating From the World’s First ‘Piano’ Made From Plants

    The remarkable instrument uses flora as biological antennas, capable of perceiving changes in frequency when they are touched.

    This change in frequency is translated into a voltage, which is conducted by the plants, as they are natural conductors of electricity.

    The voltage is transformed into sound and activates the input of current from the electrical network into the circuit, giving rise to a magical show of light and music.

    The installation was created by a biotech company named Bioo that makes electricity from nature.



    Bioo, named by the European Parliament as one of the most innovative companies in Europe, has the overall aim of making sustainable electricity from nature, and is also responsible for creating a biological battery powered from soil that “nourishes from nature without harming it.”

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    Nature is where it's at!

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    KEIZER, Ore. — Despite the dire hardships of 2020, so many wonderful people have made hard times a little easier for others. One of those people is an technical engineer at Intel in Hillsboro. "I'm kind of a nerd so I have a couple 3D printers in here, and I build drones so I have parts everywhere," laughed Max Poindexter, as he spoke to us from his home office in Keizer.

    ...When COVID-19 hit, Max and many of his 21,000 co-workers at the Hillsboro campus, started working from home. "I wanted a little bit bigger desk. That's when I started thinking about all this comprehensive distance learning that's happening. I thought there's probably a bunch of kids out there that don't have desks."

    An idea was born: make wooden desks, in his garage workshop during off-hours. And true to form, the engineer used the efficiencies Intel preaches, to create one digitally first. "With the design that I settled on, I was able to get two desks out of one full sheet of plywood," explained Poindexter.

    Screws, some glue and sanding and his first 12 were done. They look just like desks you'd have in elementary or middle school, with a cubby space underneath to keep materials.

    ✂️

    [Poindexter’s] September Facebook post went viral and people wanted to help. $1,700 in donations poured in, along with a tool manufacturer that heard about what he was doing and donated clamps and screws.


    This man's a doer.

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    This is an example of the research done by Mark Gober in "An End to Upside Down Thinking: Dispelling the Myth That the Brain Produces Consciousness, and the Implications for Everyday Life"

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    Good vid NAP, old n new news n good news indeed.

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    Mushroom bricks and now plastic bricks.


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    Inspired by a dream:

    Struggling fisherman Hatchai Niyomdecha was picking up oyster shells with his family last month when they stumbled upon three beautiful shells sticking to a discarded buoy ball.

    The 37-year-old and his brother picked the shells off the ball and took them home. They gave them to their father Angmad, then asked for a little help with the cleaning. When the pensioner had opened the third shell, he found something brilliant: an orange pearl slightly bigger than a US quarter.

    ...

    Hatchai, who spotted the shells, says he had a strange dream a few days before finding the gem: “An old man in white with a long mustache told me to come to the beach so I can receive a gift. I think he led me to finding the pearl.
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    GB 3 The boy with no face: the incredible story of Yahya

    This story brought me to tears...

    Meet the three-year-old boy hidden from the world for his entire life. Little Yahya was born in Morocco without a face - a birth deformity that left him without eyes, a nose or a functioning mouth. His parents looked far and wide for help, but everyone they spoke to said nothing could be done for little Yahya. Then, by chance, a remarkable Melbourne woman saw his photograph and two lives were changed forever. This story contains confronting images.
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    This is good news in terms of the story about learning ASL and the culture of communication.


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    This High Schooler Invented Color-Changing Sutures to Detect Infection

    After winning a state science fair and becoming a finalist in a national competition, Dasia Taylor now has her sights set on a patent

    Dasia Taylor has juiced about three dozen beets in the last 18 months. The root vegetables, she’s found, provide the perfect dye for her invention: suture thread that changes color, from bright red to dark purple, when a surgical wound becomes infected.



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    A three-Michelin-star chef in Spain has discovered that sea grass, a diminutive and little-loved marine plant, produces what is in effect, rice.

    His adoption of this grain into cooking techniques is now simply one part of his mission to repair sea grass ecosystems around the world—which he says could serve to not only stop the warming of the planet, but feed it as well.

    Ángel León is famous for his innovative seafood, and combining his love of the sea with his knowledge of its often unlooked-for bounty recently secured a third Michelin star for his restaurant Aponiente, and propelled him to gastronomic stardom in his country of Spain.

    With his discovery, noted by the Guardian as only the second documented case of eating sea grass grains, León hopes it will lead to a complete revolution in how we look at our shorelines—that they might become “marine gardens.”



    There are efforts underway in Wales to increase sea grass growth.

    At a time when shallow seagrass meadows have disappeared from 92% of UK’s vast coastline, scientists have realized that this curious and gentle habitat is needed now, more than ever, to help reduce CO2-induced warming—and guard against potentially rising seas.

    Coastal ecosystems are among the most biodiverse on the planet. When salt marshes, shallow water seagrass beds, river estuaries, and tidal zones are healthy, these delicate ecosystems work like the tiles of a mosaic to create the picture of resilient seas and shores.

    But, the losses of the crucial seagrass piece is coming to a head in Wales, where Dr. Richard Unsworth of Swansea University, unnerved by the annual decline of 7% in seagrass beds around the UK and Ireland, has worked to organize a massive replanting effort along the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales.

    “It’s incredibly productive and just sucks carbon into the sediments, traps particles that are locked there for millennia,” Dr. Unsworth told BBC. “That means that carbon dioxide is not in the atmosphere.”

    Seagrass is also imperative as a haven for wildlife, providing shelter, food, and a place to raise young for all kinds of marine species—as a video from the BBC demonstrates. Seagrass also acts as a nursery for important fish stocks like cod and pollock, and prevents seafloor erosion from storm surges.

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    Quote Originally posted by Dreamtimer View Post
    A three-Michelin-star chef in Spain has discovered that sea grass, a diminutive and little-loved marine plant, produces what is in effect, rice.

    His adoption of this grain into cooking techniques is now simply one part of his mission to repair sea grass ecosystems around the world—which he says could serve to not only stop the warming of the planet, but feed it as well.

    Ángel León is famous for his innovative seafood, and combining his love of the sea with his knowledge of its often unlooked-for bounty recently secured a third Michelin star for his restaurant Aponiente, and propelled him to gastronomic stardom in his country of Spain.

    With his discovery, noted by the Guardian as only the second documented case of eating sea grass grains, León hopes it will lead to a complete revolution in how we look at our shorelines—that they might become “marine gardens.”



    There are efforts underway in Wales to increase sea grass growth.

    At a time when shallow seagrass meadows have disappeared from 92% of UK’s vast coastline, scientists have realized that this curious and gentle habitat is needed now, more than ever, to help reduce CO2-induced warming—and guard against potentially rising seas.

    Coastal ecosystems are among the most biodiverse on the planet. When salt marshes, shallow water seagrass beds, river estuaries, and tidal zones are healthy, these delicate ecosystems work like the tiles of a mosaic to create the picture of resilient seas and shores.

    But, the losses of the crucial seagrass piece is coming to a head in Wales, where Dr. Richard Unsworth of Swansea University, unnerved by the annual decline of 7% in seagrass beds around the UK and Ireland, has worked to organize a massive replanting effort along the coast of Pembrokeshire, Wales.

    “It’s incredibly productive and just sucks carbon into the sediments, traps particles that are locked there for millennia,” Dr. Unsworth told BBC. “That means that carbon dioxide is not in the atmosphere.”

    Seagrass is also imperative as a haven for wildlife, providing shelter, food, and a place to raise young for all kinds of marine species—as a video from the BBC demonstrates. Seagrass also acts as a nursery for important fish stocks like cod and pollock, and prevents seafloor erosion from storm surges.
    Undeniably Good News, Dreamtimer!
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    Quote Originally posted by Elen View Post
    Undeniably Good News, Dreamtimer!
    Interesting ... flesh of animals is disgusting.
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    World’s First Laundry Detergent Made From Industrial Carbon Emissions Launched By Unilever


    Unilever has partnered with LanzaTech and India Glycols to produce a laundry soap made from industrial carbon emissions—instead of from fossil-fuels.

    The innovative shift in production utilizes biotechnologies and a newly configured supply chain between the three partners, who are working together for the first time.

    Typically derived from fossil fuels, surfactants are a critical ingredient for creating the foam and cleaning action of many household cleaning and laundry products—from dish soaps to fabric detergents. The new process now allows surfactants to be made using recycled carbon.

    Recycled carbon is a key form of renewable carbon and is essential to eliminating the use of fossil fuels.


    The breakthrough process involves primarily three stages:

    Capture– LanzaTech, a “world leader in CarbonSmart products”, uses biotechnology to capture industrial waste emissions at its Beijing Shougang plant and converts these emissions to ethanol, which is estimated to cut the greenhouse gas emissions by 82% compared to the traditional fossil-fuel process, according to a company study.

    Conversion: India Glycols converts the ethanol into ethylene oxide, a key feedstock to make surfactants at their site in India.

    Formulation: Unilever uses the surfactant in the new OMO laundry capsules, manufactured at its Hefei factory in China.

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    I've watched videos with fascination about miniature food. Mini cakes, mini sushi. The power is a little tea candle.

    This is just mind blowing. Just the act of felting such tiny things blows the mind. And then the stop motion filming to boot. Wow.


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