Tagged with “global” (32)

  1. Inside The Global Seed Vault, Where The History And Future Of Agriculture Is Stored : NPR

    Seeds on Ice author Cary Fowler describes the underground tunnel near the North Pole, which stores and protects a collection of 933,000 samples of different, unique crop varieties.

    http://www.npr.org/2017/07/24/539005688/inside-the-global-seed-vault-where-the-history-and-future-of-agriculture-is-stor

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  2. Nuclear fusion: A machine to save the world

    They said it couldn’t be done: Nuclear fusion. We visit scientists building a clean power plant that’s hotter than the sun — but can they ever deliver? Then: the strange world of cold fusion, the people who hate it and the billionaires betting on it.

    http://cms.marketplace.org/2016/05/05/sustainability/actuality-marketplace-and-quartz/machine-save-world

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  3. How beer travelled the world

    Most every society has fermented alcoholic beverages - Mexican pulque, Peruvian chicha, Japanese sake, Indian palm toddy, African sorghum beer. But the German lager beer has largely displaced these local brewing traditions over the last 200 years to become a global consumer icon. That has many reasons—trade, migration, colonialism—but the success of lager lies also in the fact that it’s so bland.

    http://www.abc.net.au/radionational/programs/bigideas/beer/6081164

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  4. BBC Radio 4 Frontiers: Geoengineering

    Geoengineering is a controversial approach to dealing with climate change. Gaia Vince explores putting chemicals in the stratosphere to stop solar energy reaching the earth. Published on December 11, 2013.

    https://soundcloud.com/r4frontiers/frontiers-geoengineering

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  5. Little Atoms 339 – Gaia Vince & Adventures in the Anthropocene

    Gaia Vince is a journalist and broadcaster specialising in science and the environment. She has been the front editor of the journal Nature Climate Change, the news editor of Nature and online editor of New Scientist. Her work has appeared in the Guardian, The Times, Science, Scientific American, Australian Geographic and the Australian. She has a regular column, Smart Planet, on BBC Online, and devises and presents programmes about the Anthropocene for BBC radio. Her first book is Adventures in the Anthropocene: A Journey to the Heart of the Planet We Made.

    http://www.sidrodrigues.com/2014/08/little-atoms-339-gaia-vince-adventures-anthropocene/

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  6. BBC Discovery: Geo-engineering

    Geoengineering is a controversial approach to dealing with climate change. Gaia Vince explores putting chemicals in the stratosphere to stop solar energy reaching the earth.

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  7. NerdCast #76: Shop Talk with Josh Clark: Creating Better Mobile Experiences - Inside the Nerdery

    This is an interview with Josh Clark to talk about the future of mobile. We had a chance to get him into our recording studio to talk shop about mobile software, and user experiences when he was visiting our campus.

    http://blog.nerdery.com/2014/01/nerdcast-76-shop-talk-josh-clark-creating-better-mobile-experiences/

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  8. E.O. Wilson: My wish: Build the Encyclopedia of Life

    As E.O. Wilson accepts his 2007 TED Prize, he makes a plea on behalf of all creatures that we learn more about our biosphere — and build a networked encyclopedia of all the world’s knowledge about life.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/e_o_wilson_on_saving_life_on_earth.html

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  9. David Deutsch: Chemical scum that dream of distant quasars

    Legendary scientist David Deutsch puts theoretical physics on the back burner to discuss a more urgent matter: the survival of our species. The first step toward solving global warming, he says, is to admit that we have a problem.

    http://www.ted.com/talks/david_deutsch_on_our_place_in_the_cosmos.html

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  10. Douglas Coupland & William Gibson - Key West Literary Seminar Audio Archives

    Douglas Coupland and William Gibson discuss culture, technology, and the craft of writing. Communications technologies are a global memory prosthesis, says Gibson, and aspire to an experience in which distinctions between the "virtual" and the "real" are dissolved. We are already the borg, Gibson says.

    http://www.kwls.org/podcasts/douglas-coupland-william-gibson/

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