Whoa, pretty cool!
The frequencies used are just above the audible range at about 22 kilohertz and when the two speakers are aligned they create two sets of sound waves, perfectly interfering with each other creating a phenomenon known as a standing wave. This allows the objects to levitate in areas within the waves known as nodes as the acoustic pressure is enough to cancel the force of gravity.
A new invasive outbreak of giant, disease-carrying snails is threatening Florida‘s crops, experts say.
The giant African land snail is finding itself right at home in the Sunshine State, whose hot and humid climate resembles the species’ tropical Nigerian habitat. (Related: “Giant Snails, Once a Delicacy, Overrun Brazil.”)
“We’re producing food that the nation depends on … [and this snail] eats 500 different plants, including pretty much everything that grows in Florida,” said Mark Fagan, a spokesperson for the Florida Department of Agriculture.
“This is not something we can walk away from. These snails are a major threat to Florida’s agriculture.”
Chia seeds are one of nature’s super-foods. Chia seeds are high in fiber, help increase energy, and contain protein for muscle, and tissue regeneration.
Small healthy changes to our daily habits that will become part of our enjoyed healthy daily routine will become second nature and greatly improve our quality of life.
Not only does it have super nutritional value, but it tastes good, is inexpensive, goes well with many other foods, supports weight loss, and helps with a variety of medical conditions. Below we have listed short summaries of it’s various benefits. The more you learn about, and try chia seeds, the more you will love them.
Chia played major roles of importance in the Aztec, Mayan, and Inca cultures; even traded as currency. Often warriors would carry chia seeds, and consume as little as a spoonful, and run all day. It was known as ‘running food’ and was regarded as a mega energy food.
Breathe Easy: 40 percent of Americans live in counties with unhealthy levels of particle or ozone pollution
Air quality continues to improve across the United States, but over 40 percent of Americans live in counties with unhealthy levels of particle or ozone pollution. The American Lung Association released their annual State of the Air report Wednesday, and cities across California are at the top of the list for those with the worst year-round particle pollution.
Particle, or particulate matter, pollution includes microscopic liquids and solids which can be found in vehicle exhaust, industrial emissions and other sources. Ozone pollution — the main component of smog – forms in the atmosphere when vehicle, power plant and other emissions react with sunlight.
Check the official Broccoli City Festival, DC recap video. The great visuals courtesy to Jon the Genius.
#BCFest brought 5,000 people from diverse backgrounds out to celebrate Earthday and living a healthy life. Thanks to all that came out, great vibes!
A team led by a nurseryman from northern Michigan and his sons has raced against time for two decades, snipping branches from some of the world’s biggest and most durable trees with plans to produce clones that could restore ancient forests and help fight climate change.
Now comes the most ambitious phase of the quest: getting the new trees into the ground.
Ceremonial plantings of two dozen clones from California’s mighty coastal redwoods will take place Monday in seven nations: Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, Ireland, Canada, Germany and the U.S.
Although measuring just 18-inches tall, the laboratory-produced trees are genetic duplicates of three giants that were cut down in northern California more than a century ago. Remarkably, shoots still emerge from the stumps, including one known as the Fieldbrook Stump near McKinleyville, which measures 35 feet in diameter. It’s believed to be about 4,000 years old. The tree was about 40 stories high before it was felled.
“This is a first step toward mass production,” said David Milarch, co-founder of Archangel Ancient Tree Archive, a nonprofit group spearheading the project. “We need to reforest the planet; it’s imperative. To do that, it just makes sense to use the largest, oldest, most iconic trees that ever lived.”
Happy Earthday! Thanks to the 5,000 people that came out to celebrate our Mother Earth with us yesterday at #BCfest. We appreciate you all!!!… Also a very special shout to all of our sponsors, partners, volunteers, artists, and vendors for helping make #BCFest a success. It would not have been possible without you.
Woman walks to market with fruit at Cartagena de Indias, Colombia photo by Zé Eduardo
George Washington Carver (by January 1864– January 5, 1943), was an American scientist, botanist, educator, and inventor. The exact day and year of his birth are unknown; he is believed to have been born into slavery in Missouri in January 1864.
George Washington Carver developed techniques to improve soils depleted by repeated plantings of cotton. Together with other agricultural experts, he urged farmers to restore nitrogen to their soils by practicing systematic crop rotation: alternating cotton crops with plantings of sweet potatoes or legumes (such as peanuts, soybeans andcowpeas). These both restored nitrogen to the soil and the crops were good for human consumption. Following the crop rotation practice resulted in improved cotton yields and gave farmers alternative cash crops. To train farmers to successfully rotate and cultivate the new crops, Carver developed an agricultural extension program for Alabama that was similar to the one at Iowa State. To encourage better nutrition in the South, he widely distributed recipes using the alternative crops.
Crater Lake, Oregon…Crater Lake is a caldera lake located in the south-central region of the U.S. state of Oregon. It is the main feature of Crater Lake National Park and famous for its deep blue color and water clarity. The lake partly fills a nearly 2,148-foot (655 m) deep caldera that was formed around 7,700 (± 150) years ago by the collapse of the volcano Mount Mazama. There are no rivers flowing into or out of the lake; the evaporation is compensated for by rain and snowfall at a rate such that the total amount of water is replaced every 250 years. via Wiki
Check out this cool view of NY and other sites around the world via Air Pano
I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.
I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. I am the feeling of sand beneath bare feet. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvass. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.
Now this is #freshnergy, Caleb Charland doesn’t use an average lighting set up for his photographs. Instead, he harnesses the power within fruits, vegetables, and other foods.
His latest project was powered by a single orange, which used iron nails to conduct the electricity. The photo above required a 14 hour exposure.