Monday, November 28, 2011

Changing the Game

Life as a right vs Life as a commodity-Examples?
Accelerating Global warming signs: melting glaciers, decreasing health of coral reefs
How is the snow in the Alps and Kilimanjaro today?
In the current system making money is valued above all else-exalts greed, selfishness
Vandana Shiva "monoculture of the mind" single homogeneous culture without diversity or dissension
We are all members of humanity, when, where, how, and why is this lost? (replaced by greed, power?)
Mainstream religions lacking in appropriate ethical response to globalization.
Patriarchal system being challenged, old society civil institutions, gender relationships, sexuality
Being rejected: patriarchy, dominance and control of nature, material consumption, unlimited economic growth
1995-negotiations on sovereignty of nations taking a backseat to the rights of big business-Who's idea was this? All about making money again--Published on the internet, many people oppose, thank goodness for the internet.
"People-Centered"Politics-Fb feeds
Demand for society that restores the earth, not destroys it.
GM-Genetically Modified Organisms.
Sustainability-Lester Brown-1980-definition gives moral guidance, but no instructions on execution
Eco Design: waste=food
Need to use all of materials (Indians using all parts of buffalo) We are using a small percentage of trees to make paper, rest is considered waste. Same in many other resources. "one man's trash is another man's treasure"-Arborform, lignin-earthfriendly plastic
Internet used for communication of what "trash" is available?
Manufacturers retain ownership of toxic good, consumers lease or rent, return to manufacturer at end of product life time to have reusable parts salvaged. Carpets, TVs
Nuclear power is slowest growing-makes no commercial sense-why is it used?
Currently we tax on things we value, not things that are harmful-Whose idea was this?

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Save the whales.... again.... the little ones

http://www.whaletrackers.com/wake-of-the-baiji/


killing off pink dolphins for cheep goods... how do you explain this one to a 6 year old. I couldn't..... so i said there were a few left. I was hopeful. BOY do i hope they don't go on line and see this. :(

 http://www.whaletrackers.com/education/factsheet/factsheet-river-dolphins.html

 



Saturday, November 26, 2011

Whales and Dolphins - for the Science Museum, and to inspire my Biosystems kids

WHALES BREACHING: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8HoZ4q1mkRY






THE BLUE WHALE:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YtC-VagE4Y





Humpback Whales Singing:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgsmuXfjQHw&feature=related




The Sperm Whale (BBC) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4I_6IpoRI-M


Beluga Enjoys Music: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZS_6-IwMPjM


Beluga Birth: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LXBzGf54-Ik


Orca's able to come up on land (well, Sea world)
Apparently the people who were video taping this have not studied at ALL
Orcas do this all of the time in the wild: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJVegKZnXc8&feature=related



The Sounds of an Orca: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJukamJxgrk&feature=related


Wild Orca Playing with a Human: http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=tSLC4RunApw


Dolphins Playing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuVgXJ55G6Y


Dolphin looking at themselves in the Mirror
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBYU1eayaXs&feature=related


Large Dolphin Pod Playing with a boat: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E23lIwcpQbc&feature=related


from How Stuff works - on Dolphins, Belugas


Or just go to this link: http://videos.howstuffworks.com/discovery/28118-assignment-discovery-whales-and-dolphins-video.htm

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Brinicle kills Underwater

A giant tube of ice - caused by the colder salt water - descends on an otherwise happy seafloor. Sad day for those starfish and sea urchins.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/nature/15835014 [VIDEO]

Thursday, November 17, 2011

DANCING DEAD SQUID



Adenosine Triphosphate that is still stored in the cells is activated by the sodium
and potassium ions in the sauce, causing a kind of circuit completion that sends impulses to the muscles

Home Dew





Monday, November 14, 2011

Superhydrophobic Spray-On


So everyone at MCAD should own this so paint never gets on their clothes. Seriously amazing.

Nerd it up - i love Symphony of Science

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this series
http://symphonyofscience.com


MARS - it is a world of wonders
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZ5sWfhkpE0








We're all connected
http://youtu.be/XGK84Poeynk





Owed to the brain
http://youtu.be/JB7jSFeVz1U

To download and watch more videos visit http://symphonyofscience.com.

Enjoy!

~John
john@symphonyofscience.com

[Robert Winston]
It's amazing to consider that I'm holding in my hands
The place where someone once felt, thought, and loved
For centuries, scientists have been battling to understand
What this unappealing object is all about

[Vilayanur Ramachandran]
Here is this mass of jelly
You can hold in the palm of your hands
And it can contemplate the vastness of interstellar space

[Carl Sagan]
The brain has evolved from the inside out
Its structure reflects all the stages through which it has passed

[Jill Bolte Taylor]
Information in the form of energy
Streams in simultaneously
Through all of our sensory systems

And then it explodes into this enormous collage
Of what this present moment looks like
What it feels like
And what it sounds like

And then it explodes into this enormous collage
And in this moment we are perfect
We are whole and we are beautiful

[Robert Winston]
It appears rather gruesome
Wrinkled like a walnut, and with the consistency of mushroom

[Carl Sagan]
What we know is encoded in cells called neurons
And there are something like a hundred trillion neural connections
This intricate and marvelous network of neurons has been called
An enchanted loom

The neurons store sounds too, and snatches of music
Whole orchestras play inside our heads

20 million volumes worth of information
Is inside the heads of every one of us
The brain is a very big place
In a very small space

No longer at the mercy of the reptile brain
We can change ourselves
Think of the possibilities

[Bill Nye]
Think of your brain as a newspaper
Think of all the information it can store
But it doesn't take up too much room
Because it's folded

[Oliver Sacks]
We see with the eyes
But we see with the brain as well
And seeing with the brain
Is often called imagination

[Various]

[Robert Winston]
It is the most mysterious part of the human body
And yet it dominates the way we live our adult lives
It is the brain



and other Great nerding to music:

MC Hawkings "We need more science"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=89jt7zJzkNQ



and my favorite part of calculus, which i could never do today without hitting the books hard - derivitives
"I will Derive"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P9dpTTpjymE

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Patrick Star's Funniest Moments



AHAHHA FOR U SPONGBOB LOVERS THIS IS GREAT...!!!
THE LAST QUOTE OF PATRICK ... NO WONDER I SUCK AT WRITING AND SPEAKING...TO MUCH
"I WOMBO YOU WOMBO, HE SHE ME WOMBO, WOMBO, WOMBOING, WOMBOLOGY, COME SPONGEBOB WE LEARNED THIS INT EH FIRST GRADE..." OH PATRICK

Notorious B.I.G. calms down crying baby


"BIGGY BIGGY CANT SEE SOMETIMES UR MUSIC CLAMS DOWN THE BABIES..."BAHAH

Nicki Minaj Sings 'Super Bass' with Sophia Grace (Full Version)


now she sings with niki minaj WATCH SECOND

Sophia Grace's Show Stopping Performance!


fantastic! english accent pricelles WATCH FIRST!

Sophia Grace and Rosie Go Shopping!

haahahhah hHEEELARIOUSS PLEASE WATCH AND WATCH LAST

Indoor Beehive

http://www.popsci.com/gadgets/article/2011-11/sleek-urban-beehive-concept-attaches-honeybee-colonies-apartment-windows

Yeah, I don't foresee any issues with this at all.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Petman and Bigdog


This pair of humanoid robotic legs respond to pushes and shoves to regain balance, just as we do. The animal-like carrying version has creepily deer-like front and hind legs and regains its balance as well as being able to travel throughout a variety of different terrain types.

Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk, I'm a heartless robotic killing machine from the future:

Saturday, November 5, 2011