Day 1, Sidebar Discussion with Brian Spak, CSIRO, Leader, Grids and Renewable Integration

July 1, 2018 by  
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Broccoli powder could pack a veggie punch in smoothies, soups and lattes

June 7, 2018 by  
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Do you consume the recommended serving of vegetables every day? Last year, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published a study finding only one in 10 adults eat enough vegetables or fruit. Scientists in Australia — a country where the average person also isn’t getting the recommended daily veggie intake — came up with a possible solution: broccoli powder . A Melbourne-area cafe, Commonfolk Coffee , recently tested it out with a latte. How do you take your coffee? Milk, sugar…broccoli powder? There's a new latte shaking up Melbourne's coffee culture. #TenNews @CaryRachel pic.twitter.com/FBMv0JYkkq — Ten News Melbourne (@tennewsmelb) June 6, 2018 Australian science agency  Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) and Hort Innovation developed broccoli powder that provides one serving of broccoli in two tablespoons. They created it using what CSIRO called imperfect-looking broccoli — produce that otherwise might have been trashed. Related: Korean barista creates incredible works of latte art The Melbourne cafe’s broccoli lattes received mixed reviews — in a Ten News Melbourne video , one person said it wasn’t bad; another person said they liked it but described the taste as “milky broccoli.” But there are other uses for the powder for those who can’t stomach a broccoli latte, like in soups, smoothies or baked goods, according to Hort Innovation CEO John Lloyd. “With a rising trend in healthy eating across the board, Australian growers are always looking at ways to diversify their products and cut waste while meeting consumer demand,” Lloyd said in a statement . “Research shows the average Australian is still not eating the recommended daily intake of vegetables a day, and options such as broccoli powder will help address this.” ?????????… …nah but drink whatever floats your boat. Although can you really go past a sustainable and ethical single origin espresso *sans broccoli* ????? > > > #broccolatte #broccocino #coffee #cafe #cafes #melbourne #instacoffee #coffeeoftheday #coffeelovers #vsco #vscocam #vsco_hub #vscobest #vsco_best #vscogood #vscocamphotos #vscofeature #liveauthentic #MKexplore #neverstopexploring #letsgosomewhere #shootaward #igmasters #justgoshoot A post shared by C O M M O N F O L K (@commonfolkcoffee) on Jun 6, 2018 at 1:15am PDT Whole broccoli goes into the 100 percent broccoli powder, which is made through pre-treatment and drying processes. The final product keeps the nutrient composition, color and flavor of fresh broccoli, according to CSIRO. Lead researcher Mary Ann Augustin said broccoli’s high fiber and protein content, as well as bioactive phytochemicals, means the vegetable is an ideal candidate to turn into powder. John Said, managing director of leading broccoli producer  Fresh Select , seems to be on board, describing the project as “the emerging new food trend.” He said farmers in Australia “will have access to an alternative market whilst improving farm yields and sustainability.” + CSIRO Image via CSIRO

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5,000 Honey Bees to be Equipped with Sensors to Study Colony Decline

January 15, 2014 by  
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In a groundbreaking study, 5,000 honey bees in Australia are set to be fitted with tiny sensors in an effort to better understand Colony Collapse Disorder . The 2.5mm by 2.5mm Radio Frequency Identification sensors work much like a car’s e-tag, and scientists will use a technique called “swarm sensing” to study how changes in the environment impact the behavior of bee colonies. Read the rest of 5,000 Honey Bees to be Equipped with Sensors to Study Colony Decline Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , australia , beehive , bees , colony collapse disorder , colony health , Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation , CSIRO , honeybee , pesticides , pollination , rfi , sensor , tasmania , varroa mite        

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Das Haus 2014: Minimalist Home of the Future Ensures Masculine and Feminine Compatibility

January 15, 2014 by  
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Read the rest of Das Haus 2014: Minimalist Home of the Future Ensures Masculine and Feminine Compatibility Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Architecture , Das Haus 2014 , Green Design Events , home design , IMM 2014 , imm cologne , interior design , interior design events , louise campbell , low tech design , low tech homes , minimalist design , the house of the future , Urban design        

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Is the Stylish 1957 Single Occupancy Motoplan the Car of the Future?

January 15, 2014 by  
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The many problems associated with urban traffic congestion have multiplied in the past few decades, and there’s few feasible solutions in sight. Can the failed single-occupancy Motoplan designed in the late 1950′s by German engineer Carl Jurisch offer a solution? Compact and stylish, the Motoplan could be the next trendy vehicle for environmentally-conscious drivers. Read the rest of Is the Stylish 1957 Single Occupancy Motoplan the Car of the Future? Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 1957 Motoplan , Carl Jurisch , German engineered cars , green transportation , micro cars , single occupancy cars , single seat car , tiny cars , traffic congestion , urban sprawl , urban traffic        

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New Photosensitive Carbon Sponge Could Soak Up Coal Emissions

February 18, 2013 by  
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Coal photo from Shutterstock Despite its high carbon footprint, expense , and negative effects on human health, coal still remains one of the world’s most utilized sources of energy. Since coal is a major contributor to climate change , scientists have long been looking for a way to sequester the CO2 emissions produced by coal plants. Recently researchers from Monash University and CSIRO discovered a new photosensitive metal organic framework (MOF) that could serve as a powerful and cost-effective material capable of capturing and recycling CO2. Read the rest of New Photosensitive Carbon Sponge Could Soak Up Coal Emissions Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: angewandte chemie , azobenzene , carbon , carbon dioxide , Climate Change , CO2 , CSIRO , global warming , metal-organic framework , mof , monash university , prof matthew hill , sunlight

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