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The global Transition tipping point has arrived - vive la révolution

The global Transition tipping point has arrived - vive la révolution | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

 Last Friday, I posted an exclusive report about a new NASA-backed scientific research project at the US National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center...

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A thoughtful and well-presented discussion of where the new global economy is headed.

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Princeton develops 25-core chip for servers

Princeton develops 25-core chip for servers | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A team from Princeton University has designed an open-source 25-core microchip that it says could dramatically improve the efficiency of servers.
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Sharing this is a great thing.
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Scientists Have Discovered A Way To Kill Superbugs Without Antibiotics

Scientists Have Discovered A Way To Kill Superbugs Without Antibiotics | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
As antibiotics become more commonplace, whether we need them or not, superbugs are worrying doctors and turning up more and more often. Shu Lam, a graduate student at the University of Melbourne, has a simple solution: Impale the little buggers. Lam is being cautious, noting that she’s only tested
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Sounds a little scary, but very cool if it works!
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Poop power: Toyota using human waste based fuel to drive its new electric car

Poop power: Toyota using human waste based fuel to drive its new electric car | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it

Toyota has gone to the toilet, literally, scooping up human poop to create renewable hydrogen fuel to power its new electric car.

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Way to go!!
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Bendable concrete could speed up construction

Bendable concrete could speed up construction | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Scientists from Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore have developed a new type of bendable concrete that they say could reduce maintenance and speed up construction work.
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Time to plan some infrastructure overhauls. : )
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Out of the shadows: Airlander 10 takes maiden flight

Out of the shadows: Airlander 10 takes maiden flight | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Airlander 10 has successfully completed its first test flight, having undertaken a brief journey around Cardington Airfield in Bedfordshire on Wednesday August 17.
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Developed for military surveillance and transport use, and when that failed repackaged for commercial use (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hybrid_Air_Vehicles_HAV_304_Airlander_10)
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Can toilets revive New York City’s oyster population?

Can toilets revive New York City’s oyster population? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
New York City wants to restore its oyster population, one recycled toilet bowl at a time.
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You say oysters and I say ersters....
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Solar Impulse adventurer Bertrand Piccard: ‘We did it!’ - SWI swissinfo.ch

Solar Impulse adventurer Bertrand Piccard: ‘We did it!’ - SWI swissinfo.ch | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
After years of hard work, Bertrand Piccard and André Borschberg have completed the first-ever, round-the-world solar flight. (SRF/swissinfo.ch)
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The beginning of an era?
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Humpback whales around the globe are mysteriously rescuing animals from orcas

Scientists are baffled at this seemingly altruistic behavior, which seems to be a concerted global effort to foil killer whale hunts.
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Whales trying to police orcas. These animals rock!
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The bus of the future now has a full-scale prototype

The bus of the future now has a full-scale prototype | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The all-electric zero-emissions bus aims to cut down on pollution while decongesting traffic.
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This is pretty far out!! Awesome concept now for real.
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2 Newfound Alien Planets Could Support Life

2 Newfound Alien Planets Could Support Life | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Photo: NASA's Kepler space telescope recently discovered 104 exoplanets, including four possibly rocky worlds that circle a red dwarf star called K2-72. Credit: NASA/JPL NASA's Kepler space telescope has spotted four possibly rocky alien planets orbiting the same star, and two of these newfoun
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I wonder how many light years away?
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One day, you might get paid to poo

One day, you might get paid to poo | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Korean researchers have a brilliant idea to put your poop to work.
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What a great, funky idea for a system!
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Vloasis's comment, June 21, 12:46 AM
This Cho has a bit of Fundamental Zed in her!
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India global 5th in green energy jobs, China on top

India global 5th in green energy jobs, China on top | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Read more about India global 5th in green energy jobs, China on top on Business Standard.
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U.S. is among the top five in RE jobs, and growing.
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There’s No Such Thing as Free Will

There’s No Such Thing as Free Will | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
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I agree with the author that free will is not the opposite of determinism. The suggestions here could work to a greater understanding of people and towards the end of war as an accepted political tool.
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Feed a virus but starve bacteria? When you're sick, it may really matter

Feed a virus but starve bacteria? When you're sick, it may really matter | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Think back to the last time you came down with a cold and what it felt like to be sick. For most people, the feeling of sickness is a set of psychological and behavioral changes including fatigue, lethargy, changes in appetite
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Grandma may well have known best. : )
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Chaplin boosts tourism in Swiss Riviera - SWI swissinfo.ch

Chaplin boosts tourism in Swiss Riviera  - SWI swissinfo.ch | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
A new museum near Lake Geneva dedicated to the life and work of filmmaker Charlie Chaplin is proving a hit with visitors from Switzerland and abroad.
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The Little Tramp's home area benefits from his genius.
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104-year-old cyclist named world’s greatest centenarian athlete

104-year-old cyclist named world’s greatest centenarian athlete | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Robert Marchand from France has the best athletic performance for a person over the age of 100, showing a physical decline of less than 8 per cent per decade
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Way to go. Keep on moving!!
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New flywheel system developed by Lancaster student

New flywheel system developed by Lancaster student | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
An engineering undergrad from Lancaster University has developed a new flywheel system with potential in the rapidly expanding energy storage industry.
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What an amazing invention.  The future looks brighter.
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Living with Hinkley: the view from Somerset on the £18bn nuclear plan 

Living with Hinkley: the view from Somerset on the £18bn nuclear plan  | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The first Malcolm Pyne knew something was amiss was when he sat down to watch the 10 o'clock news.
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Take a look at the price tag at the bottom of this article (which well might not include the actual costs of waste disposal) and tell me if this makes any sense as an investment in an energy resource.
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Google and GSK to create nerve implant medicine venture in UK

Google and GSK to create nerve implant medicine venture in UK | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
The world’s largest pharmaceuticals and technology companies, GlaxoSmithKline and Google, are to join forces to create a new company that could create hundreds of new high-tech jobs in the UK.
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Are we to become bionic humans to solve diseases at least some of which are created by the toxins we ingest as food? Still this may help in regaining movement after injuries.
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Greenland Shark is world's longest living vertebrate, living up to 400

Greenland Shark is world's longest living vertebrate, living up to 400 | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Researchers led by the University of Copenhagen discovered the Greenland shark, which hunts in the North Atlantic, has a life expectancy of at least 272 years but can live to up to 392-years-old.
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Seems unbelieveable, doesn't it?
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DoD IG - Reports and Publications - Army General Fund Adjustments Not Adequately Documented or Supported

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Scientists Find New Antibiotic in Human Nose

Scientists Find New Antibiotic in Human Nose | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Researchers have combed beaches and ocean floors looking for compounds that can be effective antibiotics, a process that's assumed greater urgency as untreatable superbugs appear more frequently. Now they're targeting a new location: your nose. Scientists at th
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So picking one's nose and eating snot serves a purpose it seems.
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Do insects have consciousness?

Do insects have consciousness? | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
New research that actually makes a lot of sense is as exciting as it is startling.
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The old fantasy idea (see T.H.White) of ants having a programmed group conciousness takes on a new dimension here
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June 2016 guide to the 5 bright planets | EarthSky.org

June 2016 guide to the 5 bright planets | EarthSky.org | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
Three planets - Jupiter, Mars and Saturn - light up the evening sky all month long. Mercury is east before sunrise. Great month for planet-watching!
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I thought that was Jupiter : )
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100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic

100 Best Video Sites For Educators - Edudemic | Lauri's Environment Scope | Scoop.it
We're showcasing the top 100 video sites for educators to use in their classrooms. Appropriate for a variety of subjects and age levels.
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Too good not to share.
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Vloasis's comment, July 7, 11:08 PM
Bookmarked. Thanks. Could be a blog too. :)