Posts for Tag: environment

Trekking goodness

Trekking, what a great way to spend time with friends, enjoy the wilderness, and exercise, all at the same time. I just came back from the hardest one so far. It was 2 days of very real mountain climbing (we managed to move about 1.1km vertically, for a grand total of 30km on the entire trip). Suffice to say I was exhausted when it ended and that yesterday's dinner was the best meal of my life :)

I'm in the process of uploading the video of the trip and will share it as the conversion process finishes on vimeo.com.

Peace all ;)

Lighter naval ships made of aluminum foam

I can't believe this is so hard to find on Google. Someone sent me a documentary video (in Portuguese - unfortunately - but, if you understand German, the creators of this idea speak in their native language) and i can find hardly any references to this online.

It's basically about using a special aluminum powder that, when heated, transforms into a foam that is - check it out - lighter than water. Yes, imagine ships 30% lighter, that can carry many many more tons of materials. Less trips = less pollution = win/win ;)

Here's a link to a 1998 paper about this.

I wonder if this technology is already in use in today's ships and, if not, why?

Zen garden

My mother just offered me a mini zen garden. How cool is that?

Most amazing picture of diver and a whale

I can't resist sharing this because it's simply one of the best pictures i have seen. This is one of those times when i really feel how so damn small and insignificant we are compared to the rest of nature. Incredible!

[caption id="attachment_716" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="High five, dude!!"][/caption]

You can see more pictures in the original article.

Most amazing picture of diver and a whale

I can't resist sharing this because it's simply one of the best pictures i have seen. This is one of those times when i really feel how so damn small and insignificant we are compared to the rest of nature. Incredible!

[caption id="attachment_716" align="alignnone" width="450" caption="High five, dude!!"][/caption]

You can see more pictures in the original article.