Friday, November 30, 2012

Is this the lake Allie talked about?

Ancient Microbes Found in Antarctic Lake

Nov. 30, 2012: Nearly 65 feet beneath the icy surface of a remote Antarctic lake, scientists from NASA, the Desert Research Institute (DRI) in Reno, Nev., the University of Illinois at Chicago, and nine other institutions, have uncovered a community of bacteria existing in one of Earth's darkest, saltiest and coldest habitats...

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The 2nd Law: Unsustainable

All natural and technological processes, Proceed in such a way that the availability Of the remaining energy decreases. In all energy exchanges, if no energy Enters or leaves an isolated system, The entropy of that system increases. Energy continuously flows from being Concentrated to becoming dispersed, Spread out, wasted and useless. New energy cannot be created and high grade Energy is being destroyed. An economy based on endless growth is Unsustainable The fundamental laws of thermodynamics will Place fixed limits on technological innovation And human advancement. In an isolated system; the entropy Can only increase A species set on endless growth is Unsustainable

Floor plan for Level 2, Science Museum


Sunday, November 25, 2012

Self-filling water bottle takes cues from desert beetle


(Phys.org)—Biomimicry is the term given to using nature as an inspiration for sustainable technology ideas, and a young company has joined the biomimicry brigade with its prototype self filling water bottle, which mimics the Namib desert beetle. NBD Nano, a startup of four graduates with degrees in biology, organic chemistry, and mechanical engineering, hopes to bring their prototype to market. They say that, like this beetle, their bottle can pull water from the air. Their self-filling water bottle is said to be capable of storing up to three liters every hour.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2012-11-self-filling-bottle-cues-beetle.html#jCp

Throwback Post - Como

Y'all remember the Como?? Here are the pics I took during it. I had wetlands so this is the stuff I focused on. I really liked how there were so many kinds of birds that could all live together in the duck pond area, I remember that much.


Friday, November 16, 2012