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Ruud Kempers (M, 45)
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    Designed by nature...
    From Ruud Kempers
    For all Mind vs Body...
    From bianca
    “Don't just stand there,...
    From folkert
    Body vs Mind
    From 3LSZVJA9
    Pretence.
    Now playing SpaceCollective
    Where forward thinking terrestrials share ideas and information about the state of the species, their planet and the universe, living the lives of science fiction. Introduction
    Featuring Powers of Ten by Charles and Ray Eames, based on an idea by Kees Boeke.
    Ernst Haeckel (February 16, 1834 - August 9, 1919) was a physician, anatomist, zoologist, naturalist, biologist and artist who is perhaps best know for his law of recapitulation, which proposed that "ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny". Heackel also coined terms such as phylum, phylogeny and ecology.
    Heackel was a prolific writer and natural history illustrator. His books included titles such as The History of Creation, Systematic Phylogeny, The Riddle of the Universe, Last Words on Evolution, and The Last Link. His natural history illustration culminated in the publication of Kunstformen der Natur (Artforms of Nature) in 1904. The book included 100 lithographic and autotype prints of a variety of organisms including arachnids, turtles, bryozoa, sea anemones, and many others.

    Here his drawings.... His old drawings...

    Thu, Nov 11, 2010  Permanent link

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    So you stand on planet Mars and are taking a look at Earth...

    What do you see?
    SEE HERE

    Thu, Nov 11, 2010  Permanent link

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    Thomas L Friedman calls for action!

    If we want to save the planet we need to work togehter. He gives his opinions en suggestions to work on it.

    You can feel the urge when he talks.

    I think he is got some really good points. Now find a way to make it work.

    Maybe his ideas call for a strategy and concept for the internet to make the governments of this planet understand that they are old school concerning the economy and environmental decisions.

    How can we achieve a revolution on the internet to get people to understand our possibilities to do something?

    Start using the power of the internet and stimulate everybody, also our governments to use green energy. It's not about money, it is about saving ourselfes.

    Listen to his explanation of the Energy Internet.

    He believes in ET; Energy Technology. This is our new economy perhaps?

    I think tis is one of the possible evolutions of the internet....The Energy Internet.

    Thomas L Friedman speaks...





    Mon, Oct 20, 2008  Permanent link

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    Anaconda.



    Anaconda uses an entirely new way of harvesting wave energy. Essentially, it is a very large (perhaps 200m long and 5m diameter) water filled distensible rubber tube floating just beneath the ocean surface at right angles to the waves, with a power take off at the stern. As a long wave passes the bulge tube is lifted with the surrounding water and this causes a bulge wave to be excited which passes down the tube’s walls like a pulse in an artery, gathering energy from the ocean wave as it goes. Continuous energy gathering is caused by resonance between the bulge wave frequency and the sea wave’s so energy is drawn in towards the tube from the width of the sea wave crest as it progresses along the tube . Energy from the sea wave is stored in the rubber as potential energy by it being stretched (in a sea wave it is stored as potential energy due to gravity). The bulge wave travels just in front of the wave rather like a surfer, picking up energy as it increases progressively in size. At the end of the tube the bulge wave energy is converted to a surge of water which drives a turbine in the power take off after the flow has been smoothed.

    It is a closed circuit system so issues with ingestion of marine animals will not arise. Because it is under the surface and rubber can be formulated to be non polluting, environmental impact will be minimal.

    Anaconda demo

    Anaconda is novel and the operating concept can be hard to grasp. It's all about hydrodynamics. As you explore the site they will explain in more detail how it works and its many advantages. Because Anaconda is new it poses technical challenges which they are currently managing in their development programme. As this progresses they will provide more information on their website.

    Official website
    Anaconda website

    Anaconda is the brainchild of Emeritus Professor Francis Farley, a major arse-kicking boffin. He's a Fellow of the Royal Society and a winner of the Society's Hughes medal.
    His past career has included work on radar control at Britain's mighty cross-channel Dover gun batteries during World War II.

    Later, the prof did particle-punishing research at the CERN atom-smasher in Switzerland.

    In wave power, Farley has been involved with a number of designs, including early stages of the "Pelamis" beam generation plan. Now he is progressing the Anaconda, which has already been through some lab tests at Southampton Uni. It seems as though the machines could produce 'leccy at 6p per kilowatt-hour; pricey compared to fossil or nuclear juice, but pretty good for renewables.

    "The Anaconda could make a valuable contribution to environmental protection by encouraging the use of wave power," says Professor John Chaplin of Southampton.
    Wed, Sep 10, 2008  Permanent link

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    Cern or ConCern?

    People panic. Scientist' are threatened with dead. What will happen. Will there be a black whole? What happens if human beings create a mini copy of the big bang them selves?

    The experiment is about to happen....

    A subatomic venture

    “Imagination is more important than knowledge.”

    These were the words of the famous physicist Albert Einstein, who went on to say that "Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."

    If you venture into the subatomic world in an attempt to unveil its inner workings, possession of all the knowledge in the world is not enough. Instead, invite your imagination to serve as a guide, because many rules as we know them no longer apply. Just like the story of Alice In Wonderland, this new world may look familiar but it is not fully comprehensible. Scales shift and matter transforms. Transitory twins appear and extra dimensions hide.

    Nature has the ability to throw us the biggest surprises, so expect dramatic twists and unexpected turns; many before you have dreamed up mind–blowing theories and crazy concepts. Some of these have prevailed against the tests of time and armies of knowledgeable critics – thus far.

    Someone, sometime, somewhere, may succeed in completing these unfinished mysteries, or even rewrite the chapters entirely. The book is by no means finished.

    CERN is an international laboratory for particle physicists, providing some of the most technologically advanced facilities for their research into the basic building blocks of the Universe. Specialist facilities that would otherwise be difficult or impossible for individual nations to build include advanced particle accelerators, such as the Large Hadron Collider, and facilities for the production of exotic forms of matter, including antimatter.





    CERN has established a reputation at the forefront of research, proven through its experiments, past and present. The Laboratory is a vibrant meeting place for discussion and debate; around half of the world’s particle physicists come here for their research. This is reflected in the experiments, which are usually run by international collaborations, bringing together teams of physicists from different institutes towards a common goal.



    Geneva, 7 August 2008. CERN1 has today announced that the first attempt to circulate a beam in the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) will be made on 10 September. This news comes as the cool down phase of commissioning CERN’s new particle accelerator reaches a successful conclusion. Television coverage of the start-up will be made available through Eurovision.

    The LHC is the world’s most powerful particle accelerator, producing beams seven times more energetic than any previous machine, and around 30 times more intense when it reaches design performance, probably by 2010. Housed in a 27-kilometre tunnel, it relies on technologies that would not have been possible 30 years ago. The LHC is, in a sense, its own prototype.

    Safetey numbers, radiation figures, etc,




    Webcast will be available!

    CERN
    Radiationfacts


    Tue, Sep 9, 2008  Permanent link

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    Systems of Stars
    Sir Patrick Moore for Galaxy Zoo













    We have found out a great deal about the galaxies, but we cannot claim that our knowledge is at all complete, and there are so many of them that even classification is a problem. This is where Galaxy Zoo is so helpful. It has been organised by professional astronomers, and demonstrates yet again that in astronomy professionals and amateurs can work closely together to their mutual benefit. And – who knows? – while taking part in the programme you may be luck enough to make some unexpected and spectacular discovery. The universe, with its majestic star-cities, is indeed a wonderful place.





    So here it is.... A place were people with the same passion share there knowledge and content about and images from the galaxy.

    There is still the possibillity to join! Feel free and take the tour!


    How to Take Part - Tutorial


    Your job is very simple! All you need to do is look out for the features that mark out spiral and elliptical galaxies. In fact, as you're a human and not a computer, most galaxies should be easy to classify since they're obviously spirals or obviously ellipticals. On this page, you will practice classifying galaxies. On the next page, you will take a short trial to test your skills. If you don’t pass the trial, you can try again. Once you pass the trial, you can start contributing to Galaxy Zoo science!




    GALAXY ZOO
    Mon, Sep 8, 2008  Permanent link

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    Check this beautifull new tool for the video industry.

    Just love it...!

    click here


    Wed, Apr 2, 2008  Permanent link

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    Today I saw a man on television ( Man, sounds old school ).

    He is one of the last of 20-30 people that speaks a language that was created for all of us.
    I got triggered by his story and thought to search and post about this language....

    Volapük

    Volapük (pronounced [volaˈpyk], is a constructed language, created in 1879–1880 by Johann Martin Schleyer, a Roman Catholic priest in Baden, Germany.

    Schleyer felt that God had told him in a dream to create an international language.

    According to his own report, the idea of an international language arose out of a conversation he had with one of his parishioners, a semi-literate German peasant whose son had emigrated to America and could no longer be reached by mail because the United States Postal Service couldn't read the father's handwriting.

    Volapük conventions took place in 1884 (Friedrichshafen), 1887 (Munich), and 1889 (Paris).
    The first two conventions used German, and the last conference used only Volapük.
    In 1889, there were an estimated 283 clubs, 25 periodicals in or about Volapük, and 316 textbooks in 25 languages.

    Today there are an estimated 20-30 Volapük speakers in the world.

    Schleyer adapted the vocabulary mostly from English, with a smattering of German and French. Often modified, it is beyond easy recognizability.
    For instance, "vol" and "pük" are derived from the English words "world" and "speak".

    It seems to have been Schleyer's intention, however, to deform its loan words in such a way that they would be hard to recognise and thus lose their ties to the language(s)—-and, by extension, nations—-they came from.

    Compare the common criticism that Esperanto and Interlingua are much easier to learn for Europeans than for those with non-European native languages. R was not included in the initial set aiming to ease the pronunciation for Chinese speakers. However other phonemes difficult for non-Europeans (such as ö and ü) remain.

    Then the internet;
    Volapuk and Translit have been in use since the early days of the Internet to write e-mail messages and other texts in Russian where the support of Cyrillic fonts was limited: either the sender did not have a keyboard with Cyrillic letters or the receiver did not necessarily have Cyrillic screen fonts.

    In the early days, the situation was aggravated by a number of mutually incompatible computer encodings for the Cyrillic alphabet, so that the sender and receiver were not guaranteed to have the same one. Also, the 7-bit character encoding of the early days was an additional hindrance.

    Some Russian e-mail providers even included Volapuk encoding in the list of available options for the e-mails routed abroad, e.g.,
    Example

    COBETCKIJ COIO3 ("advanced" volapuk)
    СОВЕТСКИЙ СОЮЗ (Cyrillic)
    SOVETSKIY SOYUZ (transliteration)
    Soviet Union (English)

    A constructed world

    A constructed world (also conworld or sub-creation) is an imaginary world, usually associated with a fictional universe, built via a world building or conworlding process.

    A constructed world typically has a number of constructed cultures and constructed languages associated with it. Worlds are often created for a novel, video game, or role-playing game, but sometimes for personal enjoyment or its own sake (see geofiction).

    I think maybe Space Collective is close to becoming a constructed space...the constructed language is still missing... any volunteers?

    Volapük


    Thu, Feb 28, 2008  Permanent link

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    PARQUE ESPAÑA LIBRARY BY GIANCARLO MAZZANTI


    At the edge of the mountain in the city of Santo Domingo, Colombia, Giancarlo Mazzanti projected three artificial rocks as a symbol for the city to enhance urban development and public activities in the area.

    The rock-buildings are organized into three major blocs: library, community center and cultural center. Each tower-rock has a different height to accommodate its program, creating educational environments for multiplicity of events.















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