Artisanapolis: The Floating City of The Future

Posted in 2016 with tags , , on May 23, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

If we’re running out of space on earth, why not go on the water? It is the idea of the institute Seasteading, which is reflecting several concepts of cities floating in it.

One of these, Artisanopolis, has been put in images in August 2015 by an animation company.
Gone unnoticed until then, the concept has been spotted by the site, Futurism on Thursday, may 19, and made an explanatory video, to discover the above, which has surpassed 800,000 views on Facebook.
The floating city will consist of multiple platforms removable, that can move like barges, and set one to the other, to create large areas of floating.

Environmentally friendly, this project of the city of the future imagine a 100% renewable energy, withsolar panels and turbines to water, as well as hydroponic farming under domes to feed the population.
The city will be, logically, surrounded by a huge dyke to avoid the vagaries of the ocean. With these cities floating, the Seasteading institute imagines downright “new communities formed outside of the courts of the nations existing for the purpose of promoting freedom and free competition”.

It is what it is.
If floating cities do not yet exist, several architects have imagined of similar concepts, such as the Lilypad by Vincent Callebaut or the Green Loop of This Architecture.

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21 Native American Proverbs That Touch The Soul

Posted in 2016, spirituality with tags , , , , , on May 22, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


The Hopi (Peace People)

Turtle Island [the Continental United States of America]

Perhaps reading the following wisdoms these indigenous people shared will help us to shift our perspective and imprint in a cosmic, earthly, and universal way.

1. “Don’t be afraid to cry. It will free your mind of sorrowful thoughts.” – Hopi

2.“It is better to have less thunder in the mouth and more lightning in the hand.” – Apache

3. “All plants are our brothers and sisters. They talk to us and if we listen, we can hear them.”
– Arapaho

4. “Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me, and I may not remember. Involve me, and I’ll understand.”
– Tribe Unknown

5. “When we show our respect for other living things, they respond with respect for us.” – Arapaho


6. “Those that lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.” – Blackfoot


7. “What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset.” – Blackfoot


8. “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” – Cherokee


9. “Those who have one foot in the canoe, and one foot in the boat, are going to fall into the river.”
– Tuscarora


10. “Our first teacher is our own heart.” – Cheyenne


11. “Remember that your children are not your own, but are lent to you by the Creator.” – Mohawk


12. “Man’s law changes with his understanding of man. Only the laws of the spirit remain always the same.” – Crow


13. “There is no death, only a change of worlds.” – Duwamish


14. “You can’t wake a person who is pretending to be asleep.” – Navajo


15. “All dreams spin out from the same web.” – Hopi


16. “When a man moves away from nature his heart becomes hard.” – Lakota


17. “Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children.” – Tribe Unknown

18. “Walk lightly in the spring; Mother Earth is pregnant.” – Kiowa

19. “Seek wisdom, not knowledge. Knowledge is of the past, Wisdom is of the future.” – Lumbee

20. “If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies in yourself.” – Minquass

21. “The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives.” – Sioux


A huge, mystery dwarf planet’s been hiding in our Solar System

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , on May 20, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

5 may 2016

Credits: Konkoly Observatory/László Molnár and András Pál

2007 OR10, the largest unnamed body in the solar system, was visible during the K2 mission’s campaign three for 19 days in late 2014.

K2 is the new mission of Kepler spacecraft. The apparent movement of the faint dwarf planet (indicated with the arrow) among the stars is caused by the changing position of Kepler as it orbits around the sun.

The diffuse light sweeping across is a reflection from the much brighter planet Mars passing nearby.


Artist’s concept of 2007 OR10. Image: NASA


One picture is able to say a thousand words

Posted in 2016 with tags , , on May 20, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame

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Stargazing from the ISS

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , , , on May 17, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


Astronauts aboard the International Space Station (ISS) see the world at night on every orbit —that’s 16 times each crew day.

An astronaut took this broad, short-lens photograph of Earth’s night lights while looking out over the remote reaches of the central equatorial Pacific Ocean.

ISS was passing over the island nation of Kiribati at the time, about 2600 kilometers (1,600 miles) south of Hawaii.

Knowing the exact time and the location of the ISS, scientists were able to match the star field in the photo to charts describing which stars should have been visible at that moment.

They identified the pattern of stars in the photo as our Milky Way galaxy (looking toward its center). The dark patches are dense dust clouds in an inner spiral arm of our galaxy; such clouds can block our view of stars toward the center.


Etna: A magnificient moment of the lava fountain

Posted in 2016 with tags , , , on May 14, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


A magnificient moment of the lava fountain. This photo was also featured in National Geographic’s article about Etna (Feb 2002 issue). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)

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The global magnetic field is Changing

Posted in 2016, astronomy with tags , , , on May 13, 2016 by theboldcorsicanflame


The global magnetic field has weakened 10% since the 19th century.

A new study by the European Space Agency’s constellation of Swarm satellites reveals that changes may be happening even faster than previously thought. In this map, blue depicts where Earth’s magnetic field is weak and red shows regions where it is strong.

Earth’s magnetic field protects us from solar storms and cosmic rays. Less magnetism means more radiation can penetrate our planet’s atmosphere.

Indeed, high altitude balloons launched by routinely detect increasing levels of cosmic rays over California. Perhaps the ebbing magnetic field over North America contributes to that trend.

As remarkable as these changes sound, they’re mild compared to what Earth’s magnetic field has done in the past.

Sometimes the field completely flips, with north and the south poles swapping places. Such reversals, recorded in the magnetism of ancient rocks, are unpredictable.

They come at irregular intervals averaging about 300,000 years; the last one was 780,000 years ago. Are we overdue for another? No one knows.



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