Wednesday, 31 July 2013

200,000 Tonnes Diverted: Ontario Surpasses Waste Electronics Reuse and Recycling Milestone

Proving their commitment to a cleaner environment, Ontarians have reached yet another electronic waste collection milestone. Since April 2009, more than 200,000 tonnes of electronic waste has been collected and successfully diverted from landfill across the province, greater than any other diversion program of its kind in Canada.
"Waste diversion is a hot topic in Ontario. As we look at new ways to manage end-of-life electronics, it's important to recognize the success and momentum we're experiencing in electronics recycling," says Jonathan Spencer, Executive Director, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES). "It took about three years to set up our province-wide network of drop-off centers, and then reach our e-waste collection target of 100,000 tonnes. With the help of Ontarians, municipalities and service providers, we recently surpassed the 200,000 tonnes mark in less than 18 months. That's significant progress and proof that Ontarians support electronics recycling."

Monday, 29 July 2013

How-to build a 5 gallon hydroponic DWC system with trellis for cucumbers or any plant you like

In this video I need to move my cucumbers away from my peppers. So I create a 5 gallon dwc bucket system with trellis and sight tube. Thanks for watching. Please subscribe and feel free to comment!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

The First De-extinction: Alberto Fernandez-Arias at TEDxDeExtinction

Alberto Fernández-Arias, head of the Hunting, Fishing and Wetland department in Aragon, Spain worked with his team in 2003 to bring a bucardo (a species of wild goat) back from extinction using cloning methodology. It was the first successful de-extinction. Unfortunately, the cloned bucardo only survived 10 minutes and died of respiratory failure. Fernández-Arias is committed to using current technology to ensure a more successful de-extinction.

To learn more about de-extinction, please visit Revive & Restore (the organizer of TEDxDeExtinction) here:

In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

Scientists Implant False Memories into Mice

Scientists expect it will aid understanding of "past life" experiences, memories of alien abduction and psychiatric diseases like schizophrenia.

Bringing Back Weird Extinct Animals

An extinct frog that hatches its young inside its stomach might be making a comeback thanks to science! In this DNews video, Anthony shows us this amazing little amphibian and how scientists are bringing it back from the dead.