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LINEN – Making Linen Fabric from Flax Seed – Demonstration Of How Linen Is Made

How to make linen from flax. A step by step demonstration of how linen is made using traditional Scotch Irish cottage industry methods. Flax and linen farming was one of County Donegal’s biggest home industries for centuries. Here we show … Continue reading

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South-to-North Water Transfer Project: China’s Redistribution of Natural Resources

What should you do when all of your country’s water is in the south, but all of your country’s people are in the north? Isn’t it obvious? Move the rivers up to the north! […]

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BBC World Service – The Compass, Water: Too Much And Not Enough, Solutions

Water is at the heart of many of the most serious ecological crises we face, including the biggest one of all: the climate emergency. Alok Jha shows how water itself may offer solutions to give us hope. Alok witnesses nuclear … Continue reading

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The incredible – and still quite mysterious – way trees trade information via their roots

While researching her doctoral thesis, Suzanne Simard, now a professor of forest ecology at the University of British Columbia, made an astounding discovery – trees in forests seem to possess complex information superhighways in their root systems that allow them … Continue reading

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The Case For Hydrogen – With Matt Ferrell | Answers With Joe

Big thanks to Matt Ferrell for guest hosting this episode! Much has been made about hydrogen fuel cells and their use in cars, but there are many other uses for hydrogen that make more sense. We examine those in today’s … Continue reading

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They Did It! NASA’s Helicopter Actually Flew on Mars!

Hello and welcome! My name is Anton and in this video, we will talk about the uncredible success of NASA’s Perseverance mission – the helicopter actually flew! NASA stream: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p1Kol…​ Mission: https://mars.nasa.gov/technology/heli…​ Paper: https://arxiv.org/abs/2102.04181​ Images: Sean McGrath from Saint John, … Continue reading

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Whitest Paint Ever Developed Could Help Slow Global Warming

Professor Xiulin Ruan with a sample of the whitest paint yet developed. (Photo: Jared Pike/Purdue University) “Painting 0.5-1% of the Earth’s surface (roofs, roads, cars, unused land, etc) with our paint will stop the warming trend.” Combatting the rise in … Continue reading

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Lyft – The Sound of Y

An experiment in sound we made for Lyft. Please listen with headphones. Production Co: Avocados and Coconuts Client: Lyft EP: Dalia Burde CD: Amani King Director: Spencer Macdonald DP: David Bourke Edit/Sound Design: Cooper Kenward/Spencer Macdonald/Ian Levine Additional Footage: Michael … Continue reading

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Ecosia – Weird Search Requests

Ecosia is an alternative search engine that has managed to find an interface between environmental activism and internet activism. Search queries become trees and you plant them without realizing it. The lethargy with which we allegedly walk through life as … Continue reading

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Brazil battles coronavirus with a Chinese vaccine even the Chinese concede could be better

Brazilians line up outside Catete Palace in Rio de Janeiro last month to receive China’s CoronaVac vaccine. (Mauro Pimentel/AFP/Getty Images) RIO DE JANEIRO — The news received scant notice in the mainstream media, but it quickly gained a foothold in … Continue reading

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