Feed the need

currentsinbiology:

Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm? - NPR
A small group of environmentalists in Vermont isn’t as squeamish about urine. They’re pooling the urine of the 170 volunteers in a pilot project (a quart or so, per person, daily) and eventually giving it to a farmer, who’s putting it on her hay fields in place of synthetic fertilizer. The goal is to collect 6,000 gallons this year.
The logic driving this avant-garde project of the Rich Earth Institute, based in Brattleboro, Vt., is that it’s foolish and wasteful to part with the precious nitrogen and phosphorus that moves from the food we eat right through us — especially when farmers have to buy fertilizer at great expense to put those very same nutrients back into the soil.

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currentsinbiology:

Should We Return The Nutrients In Our Pee Back To The Farm? - NPR

A small group of environmentalists in Vermont isn’t as squeamish about urine. They’re pooling the urine of the 170 volunteers in a pilot project (a quart or so, per person, daily) and eventually giving it to a farmer, who’s putting it on her hay fields in place of synthetic fertilizer. The goal is to collect 6,000 gallons this year.

The logic driving this avant-garde project of the Rich Earth Institute, based in Brattleboro, Vt., is that it’s foolish and wasteful to part with the precious nitrogen and phosphorus that moves from the food we eat right through us — especially when farmers have to buy fertilizer at great expense to put those very same nutrients back into the soil.

Saving waste pays


The geography of the global electronic waste burden

randdmag:

As local and national governments struggle to deal with ever-growing
piles of electronic waste (e-waste), scientists are now refining the
picture of just how much there is and where it really ends up. Published
in Environmental Science & Technology, their study found
that nearly a quarter of e-waste that developed countries discard floods
into just seven developing countries. 

Read More - http://www.rdmag.com/news/2014/07/geography-global-electronic-waste-burden

E-Waste is a opportunity


xtremecaffeine:

snakesonajames:


Because of the weight of the ends of the forks, and how they’re distributed behind the penny (closer to the glass), the center of gravity of the whole system is actually shifted quite significantly. If I’m right, it would actually have to be right where the penny meets the glass. This mean, in a sense, all the “weight” of the system of the forks and penny is resting right on that point, rather than out in the air, so if you balance it, it’ll be stable on the glass.
SCIENCE.


…….Close enough

The difference between Science and Engineering.


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xtremecaffeine:

snakesonajames:

Because of the weight of the ends of the forks, and how they’re distributed behind the penny (closer to the glass), the center of gravity of the whole system is actually shifted quite significantly. If I’m right, it would actually have to be right where the penny meets the glass. This mean, in a sense, all the “weight” of the system of the forks and penny is resting right on that point, rather than out in the air, so if you balance it, it’ll be stable on the glass.

SCIENCE.

image

…….Close enough

The difference between Science and Engineering.

Nice

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