Posts by Category: hmm..interesting

Mmm…wonder if it works?

hmm..interesting December 31, 2019 posted by

Pyrocumunlonimbus Storms – Australia’s bush fires are making their own weather

The bush fires in Australia are really bad. If you’ve been paying attention to the news at all then you’ve likely seen video or read reports about how terrible these blazes are. In fact, they are so big this year that they are actually generating their own weather patterns and creating pyrocumulonimbus types of thunderstorms. Which can drop rain, which is great, but also potentially lightening which is. . . not so great.


Continue Reading »Pyrocumunlonimbus Storms – Australia’s bush fires are making their own weather
Pyrocumunlonimbus Storms – Australia’s bush fires are making their own weather
hmm..interesting December 10, 2019 posted by

Making Memes Accessible – new system is able to identify memes with 92% accuracy

Memes are a form of communication. Even if you don’t personally get them or understand only a subset of them, that doesn’t change the fact that the joke format is one that is used to communicate a wide range of expressions. The downside is that they’re not accessible. Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University have trained a system that can classify memes with 92% accuracy making the accessible for sight impaired individuals.


Continue Reading »Making Memes Accessible – new system is able to identify memes with 92% accuracy
Making Memes Accessible – new system is able to identify memes with 92% accuracy
hmm..interesting December 2, 2019 posted by

What’s The Deal With Baby Yoda – how does the cutest thing ever really work?

We’re going to take a break from our regularly scheduled eco-programming to discuss something of real importance: Baby Yoda. That’s right, the most important thing on the internet. Specifically though, how exactly does the little dear age? This article has a lot of theories on the matter.


Continue Reading »What’s The Deal With Baby Yoda – how does the cutest thing ever really work?
What’s The Deal With Baby Yoda – how does the cutest thing ever really work?
Eco Friendly November 28, 2019 posted by

Pinyapel – the better paper cup

Plastic is in almost everything we use. Even in our paper cups and some bags. Sure they don’t FEEL like plastic or even look like it, but the plastic is there and when we go to throw them away, the paper part decomposes but the plastic sticks around for much longer. Enter Pinyapel, the company that makes actual, usable paper products.


Continue Reading »Pinyapel – the better paper cup
Pinyapel – the better paper cup
Bookmark This! November 25, 2019 posted by

Save .org – stop the handling of the domain from falling into private equity’s hands

Public Interest Registry, the group responsible for the .org domain registry has been bought by a private equity firm. This could be disastrous for nonprofits that rely on the low price (less than $10 a year) that PIR maintained as now new management is sure to raise it.


Continue Reading »Save .org – stop the handling of the domain from falling into private equity’s hands
Save .org – stop the handling of the domain from falling into private equity’s hands
Eco Friendly November 22, 2019 posted by

Labour Proposes Radical Idea – remove corporations from Stock Exchange who don’t clean up

In a radical move, the Labour party plans to de-list companies who do not take action on climate change if they are a source of emissions or other risk factors, from the Stock Exchange. This sort of drastic approach to force companies to take responsibility is becoming more common and may be what is needed to turn the tide on the issue.


Continue Reading »Labour Proposes Radical Idea – remove corporations from Stock Exchange who don’t clean up
Labour Proposes Radical Idea – remove corporations from Stock Exchange who don’t clean up
Eco Friendly November 22, 2019 posted by

LESS – the toilet coating that saves water

In order to save water, many people have turned to taking shorter (and sometimes less) showers. That’s great but there’s another spot in your bathroom where you could save. Your toilet. Some people just flush less but if that doesn’t seem like something you would be good with, there may be some hope in the future. LESS is a coating that makes the inside of your toilet so slippery nothing can stick to it.


Continue Reading »LESS – the toilet coating that saves water
LESS – the toilet coating that saves water
Eco Friendly November 8, 2019 posted by

What Does The UK Do For Floods – you can’t stop floods, you can only manage them

Flooding has always been a problem for certain areas and with climate change, the problem has gotten worse and for some places. Unfortunately, it will continue to do so. It is imperative that there be plans for that so how is the UK dealing with flooding considering that they have been having a bit of trouble with rising waters recently?


Continue Reading »What Does The UK Do For Floods – you can’t stop floods, you can only manage them
What Does The UK Do For Floods – you can’t stop floods,  you can only manage them
hmm..interesting November 4, 2019 posted by

Rubber Concrete – new concrete mix has a bit of a bounce

Buildings need to be strong and although concrete isn’t a very pretty material, it is pretty tough. A new process using waste materials will make it a little tougher and a little bouncy to boot. The new “rubber” concrete will be able to take impacts better and last longer than traditional concrete.


Continue Reading »Rubber Concrete – new concrete mix has a bit of a bounce
Rubber Concrete – new concrete mix has a bit of a bounce
Eco Friendly October 30, 2019 posted by

Clean Energy Can Make Money – one investor talks about a different way to view sustainability

The idea that green energy isn’t profitable is one that (sadly on many levels) holds many parts of the world back from making real, long lasting changes in manufacturing and energy usage. Ibrahim AlHusseini, a successful investor, says that this concept is bunk and the environment can be profitable.


Continue Reading »Clean Energy Can Make Money – one investor talks about a different way to view sustainability
Clean Energy Can Make Money – one investor talks about a different way to view sustainability