Kim Hayes

Laniakea: Our Home Supercluster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rENyyRwxpHo?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen> Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of galaxies across space. Redrawing the boundaries of the cosmic map, they redefine […]

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New Map of The U.S., Created By How Our Dollar Bills Move

Click here for more details Most folks familiar with permaculture understand how zones are used in the design of a piece of property. Depending on slope, contour, house placement, hydrology, and functional use, amongst other criteria, zones are never created as concentric circles like a bulls-eye or dart board. Use of the land, and the flow of activities, becomes a primary driver of the shape of a zone. As it […]

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Ron Finley: A Guerilla Gardener in South Central LA

In this inspiring TED talk, Ron Finley teaches us all how to be ‘Gangster Gardeners’ and how to let your shovel be the weapon of choice. In his own words, "Growing your own food is like printing your own money". Let that be our new battle cry across the land. Ron and his volunteer gang are showing us how to end the scourge of cities — ‘the food desert.’

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Michael Pawlyn: Using Nature’s Genius in Architecture

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3QZp6smeSQA?rel=0″ frameborder=”0″ allowfullscreen> How can architects build a new world of sustainable beauty? By learning from nature. At TEDSalon in London, Michael Pawlyn describes three habits of nature that could transform architecture and society: radical resource efficiency, closed loops, and drawing energy from the sun. — TED

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