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Advances in Health Care / Burn 🔥 Treatment
« on: January 26, 2018, 08:23:17 pm »
 

Veterinarians treat burned 🔥 bears 🐻 with fish 🐟 skin  — and it seems to be working

Last updated on January 26th, 2018  at 7:24 pm by Mihai Andrei

SNIPPET:

Vets from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife have used an unusual treatment for two bears and one cougar suffering from severe burn 🔥 wounds: fish skin.

n December 2017, the Thomas Fire ravaged through California, blazing approximately 281,893 acres (114,078 hectares). It was the largest wildfire in modern California history.

It destroyed over 1,000 buildings, forced 100,000 people to evacuate, and was only put out on January 12, 2018. It claimed at least 15 lives, but humans weren’t the only ones to suffer — wildlife was even more severely affected.

Among the animal victims of the fire were two adult bears (one of which was pregnant) and a 5-month-old cougar from Los Padres National Forest. The bears had third-degree burns on their paws — one of them was so badly injured it couldn’t even stand. Instead of treating them with the conventional bandages, veterinarians went for a different option: fish skin.

As strange as it seems, fish skin (tilapia in particular) has been used to treat burns before, on humans. Brazilian doctors have used fish skin to treat burn victims, due to a shortage of transfer collagen, which is the standard treatment. The doctors then reported that the tilapia skin is very rich in collagen proteins which help with the skin healing and scarring process. The treatment shows promise and is now undergoing clinical trials. But it wasn’t just the desire to try a new, unusual treatment — vets had several reasons why they opted for tilapia skin instead of bandages.

For starters, working with bears and cougars, especially when they’re injured, is no easy feat.

Full heart warming article with pictures:

https://www.zmescience.com/ecology/animals-ecology/veterianrians-fish-skin-26012018/

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General Discussion / Digging Down Into the Earth
« on: January 19, 2018, 10:36:41 pm »
With the availability of the new ASCII Emojis, I am issuing a new style directive on the Diner.

In the titles on the Subject Line of your post, stick to ONE Emoji, either at the beginning or the end of the title.  Let's not overkill here.

RE

I hear and I obey, great one. 🐸

I was waiting to see how long it would take you to go ballistic with this.  ;D  I figured if I didn't issue the directive, pretty soon you would have a whole title filled with an Emoji sentence. 

RE


Who? Me? I'm innocent of all the charges. I was framed, I tell ya! 🦍


Hey RE, check this out to  see where our (s)elected reps will go when Trump unleashes the nukes:

Also, I had no idea certain reptiles 🐊 dug such deep tunnels.  :o

This incredible animation shows how deep humans have dug




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General Discussion / Geography
« on: January 19, 2018, 07:20:51 pm »
🌍 🌎A geography animation that provides proper perspective 

How the World Map Looks Wildly Different Than You Think

9,698,307 views
 
RealLifeLore


Published on Aug 12, 2016

All of us have seen a world map at some point in our lives before, but it is very difficult to imagine how certain countries and parts of the world compare to each other in size that are far apart. In this video, I explore why the world looks very different than how it is portrayed in the Mercator Projection map. I then go on to explore how certain countries are unexpectedly larger or smaller than what they appear to be, and how some places looks wildly different than our perceptions.

PS; Don't totally hate on the Mercator Projection, it's actually a really useful map for navigation and on keeping the correct shape of countries while sacrificing the size that we can all laugh about!

Music is by Ross Bugden. He makes excellent music, please check out his channel!


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Renewables / Gravity Energy Storage - The New Stone Age
« on: January 18, 2018, 11:22:04 pm »


January 18, 2018

Spiegel / Heindl Energy
German company plans large-scale power storage using massive rock block

Southern German company Heindl Energy proposes to overcome one of the energy transition’s central challenges – how to store renewable electricity on a large scale – with a pumped hydro system that does not require mountains, reports Ralph Diermann for Spiegel Online.

The company wants to use a massive rock piston with a diameter of at least 100 metres, which is lifted hydraulically using electrical pumps powered by renewable energy. Storage experts told the author that the idea is valid in principle, but many technical hurdles will have to be overcome. Heindl Energy, which has received support from a venture capital investor, is currently in negotiations to build a pilot project with a diameter of 20 metres in Saudi Arabia.



About Gravity Storage

Gravity Storage is a concept with which unprecedentedly large quantities of power can be stored for a long time of 6-14 hours, and can be made available again.

The fundamental principle is based on the hydraulic lifting of a large rock mass. Using electrical pumps, as already used today in pumped storage power plants, water is pumped beneath a movable rock piston, thereby lifting the rock mass.

During times of insufficient generation of renewable power, the water which is under high pressure from the rock mass, is routed to a turbine, as in conventional hydroelectric plants, and generates electricity using a generator.

The capacity of energy storage reaches 8 GWh or more  , comparable to large Pumped Hydro Storage.

The rock piston should have a diameter of at least 100 meters in order to be competitive with pumped storage power plants. The real costs will vary for each site. But we calculate with costs of about 200 USD/kWh capacity at a size of 250-meter diameter.

READ MORE:

https://www.heindl-energy.com/technical-concept/

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General Discussion / Fibonacci Sequence: The Spiral of Life
« on: December 13, 2017, 11:24:49 pm »
Fibonacci Sequence: The Spiral of Life

1,2,3,5,8,13,21,34,55,89...












Fib(n, T): Tn= T(n-1) + T(n-2)
for -∞ > n > ∞

The fingerprint, ear and cloud pics are CHOSEN to fit well.
Can a snail do addition?
Or a plant?
Or is it because Fib(n) is a rough approximation of k.en - a generalised exponential?

Of course the graphics are chosen because they are "best fit", but the spiral is quite ubiquitous through nature.  And yea, that is partly because it reflects exponential growth.  But that is the point here.  Once it begins, life grows this way.  Not always the perfect spiral, but as long as there is energy around it continues to grow.  There will be energy around in surplus in the Universe for quite some time to come.  I expect therefore numerous new spirals will also come into existence.


 

RE





Just tell Palloy that GOD did it . That always gets a  very predictable reaction from atheists like him.   




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Advances in Health Care / The Many Health Benefits of Cryotherapy
« on: November 26, 2017, 07:08:23 pm »
The Many Health Benefits of Cryotherapy

November 17, 2017 • 136,804 views


Story at-a-glance

֍ Extreme temperature variations help optimize many biological functions. Vasoconstriction and vasodilation, for example, help optimize the function of your circulatory system by strengthening the smooth muscles

֍ One of the mechanisms by which cold thermogenesis (cryotherapy) aids weight loss and reduces your risk of diabetes and other chronic disease is by inducing brown adipose tissue (BAT), which generates heat

֍ In BAT, heat generation is based on mitochondrial metabolism. In muscle, mitochondrial metabolism plays only a secondary role by supplying energy to the muscle

֍ As your body adapts to colder temperatures, oxygen consumption increases, enzymatic activity in the mitochondria of your muscle is upregulated and the number of mitochondria increases, which results in an overall increase in metabolic rate

֍ Health benefits of cryotherapy include decreased inflammation, pain and swelling; increased speed of recovery following injury; reduced symptoms of depression and anxiety; a lower risk of dementia and much more

Full article: 

https://fitness.mercola.com/sites/fitness/archive/2017/11/17/cryotherapy-benefits.aspx

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Wonders of Nature / Dinosaurs
« on: November 11, 2017, 09:30:23 pm »
Dinosaur Apocalypse : Documentary on the Extinction of the Dinosaurs   


797,189 views

Putin Ferguson

Published on Sep 6, 2016

You are about to see a documentary that will inspire you.  There are also many other documentaries on this channel that are incredibly interesting and engaging. Documentaries are the future of education since the only real way to learn anything is to be interested enough in the material that you can retain it.  This is where documentaries come into play.  Good documentaries will hold your interest and present the information in a way that you want to know more because you can relate to all of the ideas. 


Documentary is one of three basic creative modes in film, the other two being narrative fiction and experimental avant-garde. Narrative fiction we know as the feature-length entertainment films we see in theaters on a Friday night or on our TV screens; they grow out of literary and theatrical traditions. Experimental or avant-garde films are usually shorts, shown in nontheatrical film societies or series on campuses and in museums; usually they are the work of individual filmmakers and grow out of the tradition of the visual arts. One approach to the theory, technique, and history of the documentary film might be to describe what the films generally called documentaries have in common, and the ways in which they differ from other types of film. Another possible approach would be to consider how documentary filmmakers define the kinds of films they make.

Category Education

License Standard YouTube License

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New Inventions / V-Chiller: Climate Friendly Refrigeration
« on: November 02, 2017, 12:30:50 pm »
Climate Launchpad 2017 Startup Spotlight: V-Chiller Eco-Friendly Refrigeration

November 2nd, 2017 by Kyle Field

SNIPPET:

The team at V-Chiller arrived from Hungary, excited to present their innovative concept for revolutionizing refrigeration of all types
 
The innovation makes use of a vacuum pump and a proprietary new refrigerant that inventor Amir Wasily created to solve a problem that many youngsters run up against — the need to get a beer cold quickly.




Fulll article: 

https://cleantechnica.com/2017/11/02/climate-launchpad-2017-startup-spotlight-v-chiller-eco-friendly-refrigeration/

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New Inventions / NASA innovations
« on: August 07, 2017, 12:50:40 pm »

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New Inventions / Robotics
« on: August 06, 2017, 10:47:34 pm »
Agelbert NOTE: Yeah, sure, A Robotic Semi is "ten years or more away"... Google must be "smokin somethin" or they are just into a "pipe dream" ...

Here's The First Look At Google's Self-Driving Semi Trucks


Jason Torchinsky

6/27/17 5:55pm

Waymo, Google’s autonomous vehicle division, confirmed that it’s developing self-driving long-haul trucks earlier this month. Now we know what they look like.

We’ve seen other Waymo autonomous rigs on Chrysler Pacificas, and the hardware seen on these big rigs looks quite similar. These pictures were sent to us from an anonymous source and are not official releases from Waymo.


The truck itself appears to be a Peterbilt 579, most likely equipped with an automatic transmission, because why should Waymo make more work for themselves?
 
The autonomy equipment appears to be primarily mounted on a roof rack, which houses what seems to be a central LIDAR dome and four ultrasonic sensors, two at each side, covering front and rear. A radar emitter appears to be mounted low and center on the front bumper.

It’s possible there are additional sensors at the side and rear of the truck, mounted on the trailer, but I can’t confirm that from these pictures.

Long-haul trucking is a likely and obvious place for autonomous vehicles to take hold before they become common as passenger vehicles. The fact that the vehicles tend to be fleet owned, centrally monitored, and used for long highway stretches makes them ideal early adopters.

While many speculate this will cause a lot of job loss for truckers, I suspect there will remain a need to have a human ‘minder’ in the truck to act as a backup and to handle communications, security, refueling, and other duties, at least initially.

If you see this thing out there on the road, send us a tip.

(Additional reporting by Ryan Felton, who’s supposed to be on vacation)

http://jalopnik.com/heres-the-first-look-at-googles-self-driving-semi-truck-1796465587

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New Inventions / Stronger Fibers for cloth, rope or cables
« on: July 31, 2017, 06:49:59 pm »
Are Any Man-Made Fibers as Strong as Spider Silk?

Spider silk is one of nature’s strongest materials. It also has a high damping capacity, which allows the threads to absorb large amounts of energy, similar to a bungee cord. For years, scientists have been trying to create a synthetic spider silk that is as strong and elastic as the real thing.

  In 2017, researchers at the University of Cambridge came up with the closest imitation yet, a stretchy material with super-strong fibers. Even more astounding is the fact that the material is composed of 98% water :o.

They’re hoping that this new material can be used in textiles and energy-absorbing applications such as bulletproof vests and helmets.

One tough little fiber:   

The fibers are spun from a soupy mixture called a hydrogel. The remaining 2 percent of the concoction is silica and cellulose, which are both natural materials.

The fibers are pulled from the hydrogel in extremely thin threads, a few millionths of a meter in diameter. After about 30 seconds, the water evaporates -- leaving a super-stretchy fiber that’s stronger than steel and tougher than Kevlar.

The results of the research appeared in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

http://www.wisegeek.com/are-any-man-made-fibers-as-strong-as-spider-silk.htm

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Metabolic Therapy Threatens the Drug Pushing Medical Establishment BECAUSE it Provides YOU with drug free RENEWED HEALTH!
Episode 5 - Modern Medical Madness, Pharmaceutical Drugs & True Detox


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In this series, you'll learn about:

The dangers of the conventional medical system.
One action step that may shrink tumors naturally.
The first 3 steps to take to move yourself away from a flawed medical system.
The underlying root cause of many chronic diseases and what can be done about it.
Simple, practical strategies and protocols to help you detox.
Simple strategies to help improve your dental health.

http://www.mercola.com/dietagainstdisease/watch.htm

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Wonders of Nature / Endangered Species
« on: July 02, 2017, 07:51:06 pm »
A 29 inch long Salamander!!!?  :o   

Chris McDermott

Get Ready to See One of the World's Biggest Salamanders

The Hellbender is a giant salamander, up to 29 inches long, but these creatures aren't easy to find.

They tend to spend daylight hours under rocks, and on top of that, their numbers—and their habitats—have severely dwindled.

In the above video from Brave Wilderness, Coyote Peterson and herpetologist Tim Brust travel to a secret location on a quest to encounter the super amphibian. Their mission is to collect field data and biometrics to help conservation efforts for the Hellbender, listed as near threatened by the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

https://www.ecowatch.com/hellbender-salamander-2450386709.html

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Wonders of Nature / Those Amazing Animals and their offspring
« on: June 14, 2017, 04:44:56 pm »
Mood Enhancing pictures of Animals with their Babies 
 










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Renewables / Metal Recycling for a Sustainable Civilization
« on: June 13, 2017, 04:54:19 pm »

Aluminum Can Story


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This aluminum can, named Miles, is here to tell you a thing or two about how far he travels to do his job. He's exhausted!

A charming animation that really drives home the point that we need to be more aware of how much energy is wasted in the production and transportation of goods we use everyday, and what we can be doing instead.

--Bibi Farber


Produced by the Natural Step, a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to education, advisory work and research in sustainable development. Visit www.naturalstep.org

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