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Month: March, 2014

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✌ Amazing Structure: A Conversation With Ursula Franklin

✌ Amazing Structure: A Conversation With Ursula Franklin:

Citizen, scientist, feminist

✌ In Japan, train station allotments let commuters garden on the move

✌ In Japan, train station allotments let commuters garden on the move:

The Soradofarm scheme is placing allotments on top of train stations, to allow commuters to more seamlessly fit growing their own vegetables into their busy lifestyles.

✌ How to create selective holes in graphene – MIT News Office

✌ How to create selective holes in graphene – MIT News Office:

New technique developed at MIT produces highly selective filter materials, could lead to more efficient desalination.

✌ Silicon Valley’s circus of innovation – Venkatesh Rao – Aeon

✌ Silicon Valley’s circus of innovation – Venkatesh Rao – Aeon:

Like the world fairs of old, Silicon Valley runs on booms, busts, and showboating impresarios – and that’s a good thing

✌ Raffi Khatchadourian: Can an Audacious Plan to Create a New Energy Resource Help Save the Planet?

✌ Raffi Khatchadourian: Can an Audacious Plan to Create a New Energy Resource Help Save the Planet?:

No one knows ITER’s true cost, which may be incalculable, but estimates have been rising steadily, and a conservative figure rests at twenty billion dollars, a sum which makes ITER the most expensive scientific instrument on Earth. But if it is truly possible to bottle up a star, and to do so economically, the technology could solve the world’s energy problems for the next thirty million years, and help save the planet from environmental catastrophe. Thirty-five countries, representing more than half the world’s population, are invested in the project, which is so complex to finance that it requires its own currency: the ITER Unit of Account.