Daily Archives: June 11, 2015

Solar stickers to capture free energy

Peel-and-stick solar cells developed by National Geographic 2014 Emerging Explorer and Stanford scientist Xiaolin Zheng could revolutionize the way we harness the immense energy of the sun. With her innovation, solar power is advancing from lightweight solar panels to tiny … Continue reading

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Alone across the outback: another glimpse

First there was Tracks, the 1980 autobiographical account of Robyn Davidson’s journey (which became an international best seller), and then the great 2013 film (see the trailer here). This talk given by the real life photographer Rick Smolan offers a … Continue reading

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Canada’s lust for home equity lines of credit

Canadian household debt rose to a fresh all time high in April above 1.8 trillion. Trustees in bankruptcy are warning that they have never seen so many 2nd mortgages and Home Equity Lines of Credit (HELCO) on Canadian household balance … Continue reading

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Time to get wise about water

Water is the world’s most valuable, critical, finite commodity. And yet we are wasting it unnecessarily on old technologies and approaches which can be replaced by renewable, sustainable methods that don’t leave gallons of poisoned waste water. Time to get … Continue reading

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