Episode 99: Organic Valley’s clean power peak; Boston’s wicked CIO

November 3, 2017 by  
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In this week’s episode, what we learned from 2017’s stormy seas, thinking out of the box with edible packaging and Boston stirs the pot with innovation.

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Using finance to shatter the fossil fuel economy

November 3, 2017 by  
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Nick Silver, economist and onetime finance professional, says that avoid damage to society and the environment, we need to re-engineer the system.

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An improbable ocean voyage to end plastic waste

July 22, 2017 by  
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In 2008, two sailors drifted across the North Pacific to Hawaii on a raft made from 15,000 plastic bottles. Their journey inspired a movement to save the seas.

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Six scientists just completed a year-long simulated Mars mission

September 6, 2016 by  
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Around a year ago, six scientists entered a solar-powered dome on the Mauna Loa volcano in Hawaii to study how an astronaut crew would function in isolation on Mars . They stayed inside the dome for a whole year as part of a NASA -funded mission conducted by the University of Hawaii at Manoa called Hawaii Space Exploration Analog and Simulation , or HI-SEAS. At the end of August, the scientists finally exited the dome. Soil scientist Carmel Johnston, engineer and physicist Christiane Heinicke, neuroscientist and journalist Sheyna Gifford, doctorate in architecture candidate Tristan Bassingthwaighte, pilot and engineer Andrzej Stewart, and biologist Cyprien Verseux came from around the world to participate in HI-SEAS. The University of Hawaii at Manoa has already conducted two other HI-SEAS missions, and the recently finished third mission centered around crew dynamics as the team members lived far away from friends and family with solely the other members for company. They were able to send emails, but had a twenty-minute delay as there would be on Mars. Related: United Arab Emirates to Launch Unmanned Mission to Mars by 2021 ” Body movement trackers ,” cameras, and electronic surveys allowed University of Hawaii at Manoa researchers to study social, emotional, and cognitive factors as the six scientists lived in the dome for a year. The scientists only emerged outside in simulated Mars spacesuits to conduct research. Bassingthwaighte said in a University of Hawaii at Manoa video , “The UH research going on up here is just super vital when it comes to picking crews, figuring out how people are going to actually work on different kinds of missions. It’s sort of the human factors element of space travel, colonization, whatever it is you’re actually looking at.” Bassingthwaighte also utilized the experience to study ” extreme architecture .” There will be two more NASA-funded HI-SEAS missions in 2017 and 2018, each eight months long. + HI-SEAS Via the University of Hawaii at Manoa Images via Hawaii Space Exploration Analog & Simulation Facebook

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How robots, apps and ‘invasive species’ sushi can help the oceans

October 21, 2013 by  
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Innovative technologies aimed at saving the seas by engaging people surfaced at SXSW Eco 2013.

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Researchers Say That Fish Could Get Smaller as the Seas Get Warmer Due to Climate Change

October 2, 2012 by  
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Adding to the concern over industrial commercial overfishing , researchers from the University of British Columbia have stated that changes in ocean and climate systems could lead to smaller fish. Their research, which was published in the journal Nature Climate Change , is the first-ever global projection of the potential reduction in the maximum size of fish in a warmer and less-oxygenated ocean. Read the rest of Researchers Say That Fish Could Get Smaller as the Seas Get Warmer Due to Climate Change Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: climate systems , fish stocks , marine life , nature climate change , overfishing , oxygen levels , Sea Levels , University of British Columbia , warming oceans

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Harvard Team Develops an Ultrathin, Flat Lens That Is Only 60 Nanometers Thick

August 29, 2012 by  
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A team of applied physicists at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) has managed to create an ultrathin, flat lens that is only a mere 60 nanometers thick. Despite being so thin, and being close to the ultimate physical limit set by the  laws of diffraction , the lens is able to focus light without imparting the distortions of conventional lenses. Read the rest of Harvard Team Develops an Ultrathin, Flat Lens That Is Only 60 Nanometers Thick Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: harvard , Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences , laws of diffraction , Lens , nano letters , nanoantennas , SEAS , ultrathink lens

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Henri Lloyd’s 3-in-1 Jacket is Suitable for Every Season

October 24, 2010 by  
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Photo: Henri Lloyd How many jackets do you really need? With sailing and lifestyle apparel brand Henri Lloyd’s Blue Eco All Seasons Jacket , just one

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