We Earthlings: Our Warming Planet Earth

April 28, 2020 by  
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NASA Illustrates 60 Years of Climate Change in New 15 Second Video

January 29, 2014 by  
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This winter has been kind of insane in the U.S., with a polar vortex one week and snow storms in the South the next, which has some climate change-deniers howling about global warming . NASA is shutting down the naysayers with a new report and illustration that shows the actual overall impact of global warming over the past six decades. What starts out as a happy blue planet in the graphic quickly becomes an angry red one, with nine of the 10 hottest years all occurring in the new millennium. It’s a quick and easy way to visualize the difference between weather and climate and to understand the devastating impact excess carbon emissions are having on the planet. Read the rest of NASA Illustrates 60 Years of Climate Change in New 15 Second Video Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: Climate Change 2013 , climate change over the past 60 years , climate change vs weather , climate trends vs weather events , climate vs weather , global temperature increase , Global warming 2013 , global warming over 60 years , global warminng vs weather , nasa , NASA climate , nasa climate change , nasa global warming , NASA Goddard , NASA Goddard Infographic , NASA Infographic , NASA Video Graphic , NASA video shows climate change , NASA video shows global warming , NASA weather , temperature increase , warming planet        

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Scientists Create Mollusk-Inspired Material 200 Times Stronger than Standard Glass

January 29, 2014 by  
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Cracked smartphone screens and shattered windows may be a thing of the past. Scientists at McGill University in Montreal have created a new type of glass that is 200 times stronger – and it’s inspired by mollusk shells . The secret lies in the structure, which makes the shells 3,000 times more resilient than the brittle minerals they’re made of. This groundbreaking study was published in the journal Nature Communications on Tuesday. Read the rest of Scientists Create Mollusk-Inspired Material 200 Times Stronger than Standard Glass Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 3d lasers , bio-inspired materials , biomimicry , green materials , green technology , McGill University in Montreal glass , McGill University in Montreal research , mollusk glass material , mollusk shells , nature communications journal , scientific study , Super Glass , super-strong glass        

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COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Current Pledges Will Cause a Global Temperature Change of 3.5° C

December 6, 2011 by  
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As the nearly 200 representatives gathered at COP17 hurdle towards the end of the talks, researchers have released yet another study that says they are just not doing enough. A report issued during the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban this week says that current goals set forth by government leaders will send the Earth towards a warming of 3.5° F in 2100 . World leaders had previously agreed that they should limit the warming of the Earth to just 2° C, which would require world emissions to be cut by 2% each year until 2050. Now leaders are toying with the idea of putting off goals until 2015 or 2020, a move that the International Energy Agency has already noted will doom us all to a hefty bill should we want to fix things then. As the global leaders gathered in Durban dawdle and make little progress they are leading the human race right to a planet that’s about to become an oven. Read the rest of COP17 DURBAN UPDATE: Current Pledges Will Cause a Global Temperature Change of 3.5° C Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: 2 degrees celcius , 3.5 degrees celcius , Climate Action Tracker , climate analytics , Climate Change , climate talks , cop 17 , cop17 , durban , durban climate talks , earth warming , Ecofys , global warming , International Energy Agency , postdam institut , stop climate change , stop global warming , un climate talks , United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change , warming planet , world climate talks

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DARPA’S Nano Robot Spy Hummingbird Moves Just Like a Real Bird!

December 6, 2011 by  
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AeroVironment has created a tiny, mechanical, flying bird that borrows from the natural movements of the hummingbird. The Nano Hummingbird is a flying robot created through a program sponsored by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) that is meant to be used in future indoor and outdoor surveillance missions. DARPA has requested a remote-controlled Nano Air Vehicle that can fly, hover, move forward and backward and be controlled without an external power source. AeroVironment’s Nano Hummingbird does all of that and more. Read the rest of DARPA’S Nano Robot Spy Hummingbird Moves Just Like a Real Bird! Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: aerovironment , airborne robot , biomimicry , darpa , flying robot , flying spy robot , hummingbird , hummingbird robot , nano hummingbird , nano robot , nanobot , robot spy , robot technology , robotics , surveillance robot , tiny robot

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Plants Can Move Uphill and Downhill in Warming World

January 21, 2011 by  
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Photo: Flickr , CC Complex Systems = Complex Interactions So far, it has been widely accepted in scientific circles that on a warming planet, many species of plants would be moving up in altitude to stay in the kind of climate that they have evolved to best survive in. But a new study published yesterday is challenging this model and reminding us that the deeper we dig in complex systems, the more complicated it becomes.

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Memo to NPR: This is Why We Have to Help Species Adapt to Climate Change (Audio)

January 21, 2011 by  
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Photo: Tara and Karina Why is an NPR Host Laughing at a Pledge to Help Species Adapt to Climate Change? Because he clearly doesn’t understand the concept

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Great Do-It-Yourself Pedal-Powered Snow Plow

January 21, 2011 by  
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Photo: Craig/Make No Back-Breaking Shovelling, No Pollution Make reader Craig submitted his DIY bike-based snow plow project: “The custom 3-wheel bike with sidecar was made years ago, a replica of a bike my childhood friend had. Last winter I added a snow plow accessory. Up to 1 inch of snow doesn’t make it worthwhile to fire up my big 8HP snowthrower.

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Best of Ecouterre: 6 Eco-Fashion Garments Inspired by Nature/Biomimicry

January 21, 2011 by  
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+ Karen Ingham’s “Pollinator Frocks” are treated with a nectar-like sugar solution that attracts and nourishes bees and other endangered pollinators. + Also inspired by Colony Collapse Disorder, Ada Zanditon’s “Colony” collection translates the hexagonal cells of a honeycomb into high style. + This dress’s iridescent hue is purely a trick of the light

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Programs That US House of Representatives, Republican Study Group Would Cut

January 21, 2011 by  
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Ryan Grim lists at HuffPost a pile of government budget items that “Leading conservative House Republicans” want to cut back or eliminate. Ryan’s post explains the RSG context in detail (at HuffPost link)

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