Resilience

Zotloterer Gravitational Vortex Power Plant

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Can electricity be produced by generating artificially induced vortex in a shallow water basin? Read the article to find out how the overall efficiency of a conventional hydroelectric plant is increased using a unique arrangement. Zotloterer Gravitational Vortex Power Plant is a low head power plant invented by an Austrian engineer, Franz Zotlöterer. The power…

A Scent’s Door

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Lego was conquering Europe in the seventies, so I was not much surprised that I found myself an observing participant in similar lego-playing scenes in different houses with different people within only a few weeks. What was surprising to me, being raised in Montessorian ways, was how bad smelling whiffs can also be followed to…

The Global Water Grab: A Primer

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Water grabbing refers to situations where powerful actors take control of valuable water resources  for their own benefit, depriving local communities whose livelihoods often depend on these resources and ecosystems. Download The Global Water Grab: A Primer [PDF, 589KB] More water related publications via the Critical Information Collective.   Tweet

The Meatrix® Relaunched

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When The Meatrix launched in November 2003, the viral film broke new ground in online grassroots advocacy, creating a unique vehicle by which to educate, entertain and motivate people to create change. The Meatrix movies, now a series, have been translated into more than 30 languages and are one of the most successful online advocacy…

Common Known-False Economic Assumptions

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People are Bayesian equation solvers (the entire argument for market outcomes rests upon this known-false assumption). Money is just a medium of exchange (money is inherently political because it can buy others, thus, the political power money of money is intentionally-hidden by economists). Energy is just a commodity (the production function only assumes capital and…

Raspberry Pi Irrigation Controller

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Gardening improves health and quality of life, connecting us to our local environment. Plus, you can eat organic fruits and veggies at very little cost. Yet for all these fantastic benefits, remembering to water can still take a backseat to our busy lives. Fortunately, home automation is easier than ever with inexpensive and accessible microcontrollers…