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Major Finnish breakthrough in the production of clean water

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Researchers at the Arcada University of Applied Sciences, Helsinki, have developed a new cost-efficient technology to produce separation membranes for the purification of water, at less than half the previous cost.

 

Soiled or salty water can be made potable by current technologies, but these are either costly or unreasonably energy-intensive. The most promising, but also the costliest, alternative is offered by separation with nanoporous membranes.


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Can Gardening Help Troubled Minds Heal? : NPR

Can Gardening Help Troubled Minds Heal? : NPR | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it
Psychiatrists have long claimed that gardens hold healing powers for mental illness. Now, scientists are exploring a new field called horticultural therapy for everyone from troubled youth to veterans.

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Rosie Mcguire's comment, March 4, 2013 12:36 AM
Wow, thats new, healing power for mental illness, GREAT!
Rosie Vagnoni's curator insight, November 6, 10:36 AM

The article "Can Gardening Help Troubled Minds Heal" relates to Miss Maudie from "To Kill A Mockingbird" because Miss Maudie is very interested in gardening. Because Miss Maudie's house burns down due to the cold weather, Miss Maudie is distraught. Miss Maudie then resorts to gardening to free her mind of all her troubles..

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Healthcare in Mississipi: Photojournalist: Lynsey Addario

Healthcare in Mississipi: Photojournalist: Lynsey Addario | ApocalypseSurvival | Scoop.it

"Nowhere is the American health care system more broken and desperate than rural Mississippi. Which is why an approach born in a broken and desperate place — Iran — may offer the best chance of saving lives. Photographer Lynsey Addario visited the impoverished state of Mississippi to explore this new approach to health care and hear some of the stories of those suffering from health problems." - Lynsey Addario


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Photo report's curator insight, September 22, 2013 5:22 AM

Photographer Lynsey Addario visited the impoverished state of Mississippi to explore this new approach to health care and hear some of the stories of those suffering from health problems.