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  • Breve historia de mi vida - Stephen Hawking March 26, 2017
    La mente maravillosa de Stephen Hawking ha deslumbrado al mundo entero revelando los misterios del universo. Ahora, por primera vez, el cosmólogo más brillante de nuestra era explora, con una mirada reveladora, su propia vida y evolución intelectual. Breve historia de mi vida cuenta el sorprendente viaje de Stephen Hawking desde su niñez […]
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  • La teoría del todo - Stephen W. Hawking March 26, 2017
    Una manera clara y amena de acercarse a los misterios del universo. En esta esclarecedora obra, el gran físico británico Stephen Hawking nos ofrece una historia del universo, del big bang a los agujeros negros. En siete pasos, Hawking logra explicar la historia del universo, desde las primeras teorías del mundo griego y de la época medieval hasta las más com […]
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  • Inteligencia emocional para niños. Guía práctica para padres y educadores - Mireia Golobardes Subirana & Sandra Celeiro González March 26, 2017
    ¿Cómo podemos enseñar a los más pequeños a gestionar sus emociones? ¿Cómo ayudar a nuestros hijos a mejorar en sus relaciones con los demás? ¿Cómo facilitar a nuestros alumnos su capacidad para identificar sus emociones y la de los demás y favorecer relaciones sanas y positivas, con empatía y respeto? ¿Cómo contribuir a que padres y profesores puedan también […]
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  • Tricks Any Dog Can Do! - Susan Day March 26, 2017
    This great book comes with advice and guidance as to the best way to teach these tricks. It offers more than one method which the reader can choose depending upon their own situation. There is also advice to using treats and shows you how to not end up with a treat junkie! This books is from the desk of Susan Day, a canine behaviourist. Susan teaches obedien […]
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  • El gran diseño - Stephen Hawking & Leonard Mlodinow March 26, 2017
    Aun antes de aparecer, este libro ha venido precedido, en todos los medios de comunicación, de una extraordinaria polémica sobre  sus conclusiones: que tanto nuestro universo como los otros muchos universos posibles surgieron de la nada, porque su creación no requiere de la intervención de ningún Dios o ser sobrenatural, sino que todos los universos pro […]
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  • Crónicas de la extinción - Héctor T. Arita March 26, 2017
    Estas Crónicas de la extinción relatan la extinción de diversas especies animales. Comienzan con la historia de las tortugas de las islas Galápagos, y continúan en los episodios II y III con el recuento histórico de la manera en que la ciencia comprobó a través del registro fósil la extinción de las especies. La llamada extinción de los dinosaurios se detall […]
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  • La física del futuro - Michio Kaku March 26, 2017
    Un recorrido asombroso a través de los próximos cien años de revolución científica. El futuro ya se está inventando en los laboratorios de los científicos más punteros de todo el mundo. Con toda probabilidad, en 2100 controlaremos los ordenadores a través de diminutos sensores cerebrales y podremos mover objetos con el poder de nuestras mentes, la inteligenc […]
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  • Sobre la teoría de la relatividad especial y general - Albert Einstein March 26, 2017
    Entre el Electromagnetismo y la Mecánica newtoniana existe una fórmula de bisagra: la teoría de la relatividad especial y general. La importancia del nuevo marco planteado por Albert Einstein se entiende por lo siguiente: la percepción del tiempo y el espacio es relativa al observador. ¿Qué significa esto? Si usted viaja a una velocidad mayor que la de la lu […]
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  • Ágilmente - Estanislao Bachrach March 26, 2017
    Bachrach es Doctor en biología molecular y explica el funcionamiento del cerebro. A través de ello, da consejos y herramientas para ser más creativos y felices en el trabajo y en la vida. La neurociencia es clara: el cerebro aprende hasta el último día de vida. La creatividad puede expandirse. Tu mente, mediante la aplicación de las técnicas correctas, puede […]
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  • ¿Cómo pensar como Sherlock Holmes? - Maria Konnikova March 26, 2017
    Ningún personaje de ficción es más conocido por sus poderes de intuición y observación que Sherlock Holmes. Pero, ¿es su inteligencia extraordinaria una invención de la ficción o podemos aprender a desarrollar estas habilidades, para mejorar nuestras vidas en el trabajo y en casa? A través de ¿ Cómo pensar como Sherlock Holmes? , la periodista y psicóloga Ma […]
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Mastering The Cannabis Craft : Environmental Controls For Indoor Grows

From years of cultivating craft cannabis at AlpinStash, I’ve learned that environmental controls are critical to a healthy garden. Yet, it’s often one of the last aspects facilities invest in and implement. I recommend professional cultivators place primary importance on creating the optimal environment for their plants. Properly integrating environmental controls–temperature, humidity, air movement and filtration, The post Mastering The Cannabis Craft : Environmental Controls For Indoor Grows appeared first on The Weed Blog. […]

Agenda for the New Secretary of Energy

For better or worse, there will be a new administration on or about 20 January of next year, and the scramble for jobs working in the new administration has already begun. […]

American Businesses — Small to Huge — Act on Climate

Big businesses know climate change is threatening their companies — and all of us. On Monday, 13 major companies, from General Motors to Microsoft to Coca-Cola, announced they were doing something about it. Together the companies said they plan to make a collective $140 billion in low-carbon investments in renewable energy, energy efficiency, water efficiency and other improvements. The goal: To improve the way they use energy in their factories and offices and reduce their emissions of carbon dioxide — the biggest driver of climate change. By doing so, some of the companies will cut their carbon emissions by as much as 50 percent. They’ll reduce their water intensity by as much as 15 percent. They’ll collectively add 1,600 megawatts of new renewable energy. Some will soon get 100 percent of their energy from renewable sources, while others will pursue zero net deforestation in their supply chains. Executives of the 13 companies who took the American Business Act on Climate Pledge at the White House sent a strong signal that U.S. companies are right beside the Obama Administration in taking concrete steps to address climate change. They also made it clear that they want international negotiators preparing for the U.N. climate talks in Paris in December to keep the ball moving on a global scale. Of course they aren’t the only businesspeople wanting lawmakers to act on climate. Last December, more than 360 members of Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) — including executives from major companies like Google, Apple, Oracle and Facebook — signed a letter in support of the Obama Administration’s soon-to-be-finalized Clean Power Plan, perhaps the most important piece of climate policy in recent history. You can read the letter here. And of course it’s not only big businesses taking steps and making investments to address climate change, either. Companies of all sizes and industries are already reducing their own carbon emissions and transitioning to clean energy, both for the benefits to their bottom lines and to the environment. In Virginia, it’s companies like little Catoctin Distillery, which recently installed a solar array on top of its building that offsets about 85 percent of the whiskey maker’s electricity usage, while simultaneously reducing its carbon emissions. In Missouri, companies like One3LED help businesses ranging from gas stations to parking garages cut the carbon and the electricity costs by installing high-efficiency lighting. One3LED also reduced its own carbon emissions by adding automated environmental controls; limiting the use of paper and taking other steps in its offices and warehouses. And in California, entrepreneur Brendan Millstein founded Carbon Lighthouse with a single, ambitious mission: To stop climate change. Today, using complex networks of sensors and other equipment, Carbon Lighthouse helps real estate companies make their buildings carbon-neutral. Check out the video: When it comes to addressing climate change, leadership comes in many forms. It comes from our elected officials, from the president to small-town mayors to the international climate negotiators gearing up for the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Paris. It comes from businesses, from Coca-Cola to Catoctin Distillery; from Wal-Mart to One3LED. It comes from individuals who lead their neighbors in adopting solar and increasing the energy-efficiency of their homes. In the end, we all benefit. — This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website. […]

12,300 megawatts of coal power will shut down in the US in 2015, lots more to come

4,600 MW were already down by April, only 7,700 MW to go for the remainder of the year. 46,000 MW to shut down in the period between 2012-2022! […]

Strip-mining the Ocean Floor: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Have you heard about the disastrous gold rush brewing in our oceans? Not content with getting minerals from dry land, companies are now aiming to strip mine our ocean floors in search of nickel, copper, cobalt, gold and other valuable metals and minerals. Many of them would end up in our electronics. But there’s a heavy price to be paid: Like mountain-top removal mining, deep-sea mining involves massive cutting machines that will leave behind barren, underwater landscapes — some of the richest and most pristine ecosystems left on the planet. This week, the Center for Biological Diversity (where I work) took the first steps in slowing down this deep sea gold rush by filing a lawsuit challenging the permits that the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration issued to a Lockheed Martin subsidiary to mine the mineral-rich Clarion-Clipperton Zone in the Pacific Ocean, about halfway between Hawaii and Mexico. While there’s much that we still don’t understand about life on the deep sea floor, we do know that the Clarion-Clipperton Zone is teeming with wildlife, including sperm whales, spinner dolphins, loggerhead sea turtles, great hammerhead sharks and a vast array of fish, corals, snails and sponges. […]

An open source ninja for the Internet of Things at home

When you combine the connectedness of the Internet of Things with gesture control, multi-platform compatibility, home automation, and ninjas, you get the next generation of environmental controls. […]

Encroaching Tides and the Shoreline Farmer

Rising tides in the Leete’s Island Salt Marsh: mowing hay forty years ago, under salt water now. Being a farmer has never been easy. But it gets even harder when fields flood with salt water. Stretching east of New Haven, the Connecticut shoreline follows the Long Island Sound in a bucolic tract of almost continuous salt marsh. Land and sea wend their way among inlets and islands, necks and coves that stretch all the way to the Atlantic Ocean. For centuries this meeting of earth and water has been fertile farmland for the local inhabitants, yielding harvests from shellfish to salt hay. […]