NASA worked out how to make food out of thin air – and it could feed billions - https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2019/08/nasas-idea-for-making-food-from-thin-air-just-became-a-reality-it-could-feed-billions/
EU Has Stopped Using Boats in Favor of Drones to Avoid the Duty to Save Migrants - https://www.theguardian.com/world/2019/aug/04/drones-replace-patrol-ships-mediterranean-fears-more-migrant-deaths-eu
Berlin hat den Staatstrojaner FinFisher gekauft, wir veröffentlichen den Vertrag https://netzpolitik.org/2019/berlin-hat-den-staatstrojaner-finfisher-gekauft-wir-veroeffentlichen-den-vertrag/
#Reframed: Kriminalstatistiken und die sog. A*D
This reflects my prejudices and gives me a dopamine hit:
Economics is a failing discipline doing great harm – so let's rethink it
Electric scooters aren't as green as you may think - https://www.latimes.com/environment/story/2019-08-02/are-e-scooters-good-for-the-environment
No Negative Priming Effect in the Manual Stroop Task https://www.frontiersin.org/articles/10.3389/fpsyg.2019.01764
Standard Ebooks: Free and liberated ebooks, carefully produced - https://standardebooks.org/
Mein Freitagnachmittag- Projekt: einen neuen Lüfter in meinen Laptop einbauen 🔥. Eines muss man diesem Dell Latitude E7240 ja lassen; man kommt super an alles ran und kann sehr viel austauschen #nachhaltigkeit
Interesting #conceptual design making agriculture in "hot and dry coastal regions" all the more efficient...
It a seawater-powered #solar #greenhouse and it's engineered to work with the variety of climatological region that has easy access to salt water, but maybe not fresh water... yet still do water-intensive agriculture.
"A #seawater greenhouse produces crops year-round in hot dry areas using only seawater and sunlight. Tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers, lettuce, strawberries, herbs—anything that can be grown in traditional greenhouses—can be grown in seawater greenhouses. The award-winning technology, invented by Seawater Greenhouse Ltd. founder Charlie Paton, was inspired by the natural water cycle where seawater heated by the sun evaporates, cools to form clouds, and returns to earth as precipitation."
"The idea behind the process is simple. It combines two unlimited resources - sunlight and seawater - to provide ideal growing conditions for crops in hot, arid environments.
The innovation [uses] the cooling and humidifying power of water vapor produced from evaporating salt water. Using modeling and simulation techniques developed in collaboration with our partners at Aston University, we are able to process local climate data to predict greenhouse performance and inform the design. The combined effect of reducing temperature and increasing humidity, together with providing a protected environment for crops, results in up to 90% reduction in Evapotranspiration. This to greatly reduced irrigation requirements, which can be provided by desalination, and improved growing conditions."
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