Re: How to Save the Planet
I think one way people can get involved in the decreasing energy use from the biggest polluter in their lives, their homes (thought I was going to say cars didn't you? ), is to create a a central system where everything in the house can be controlled. It's a known tendency for us to enjoy controlling things in our lives from one place....ipod for all our music, lights and blinds and speakers from one place, entertainment system that controls TV, DVD, gaming, etc...
Why not have the same degree of control over our homes. It would not be terribly advanced technology to monitor the heating, windows, insulation, and electricity that's on in the house for one central place that tracks usages over time as well as up to the minute cost analysis. If people could see in real time how much energy they're using, and how much money a 5 or 10 degrees on the thermostat it costing them, they would automatically adjust to find the best of both worlds, energy/cost efficiency and comfort. There was something about this in the New York Times today:
It's not the only solution, and it certainly isn't enough by itself. But it's a start.
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A NASA astronomer explains how astronauts dispose of their, uh, dark matter.
- When nature calls in micro-gravity, astronauts must answer. Space agencies have developed suction-based toilets – with a camera built in to ensure all the waste is contained before "flushing".
- Yes, there have been floaters in space. The early days of space exploration were a learning curve!
- Amazingly, you don't need gravity to digest food. Peristalsis, the process by which your throat and intestines squeeze themselves, actually moves food and water through your digestive system without gravity at all.
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
- For centuries, the Virgin Mary has appeared to the faithful, requesting devotion and promising comfort.
- These maps show the geography of Marian apparitions – the handful approved by the Vatican, and many others.
- Historically, Europe is where most apparitions have been reported, but the U.S. is pretty fertile ground too.
A growing body of research shows promising signs that the keto diet might be able to improve mental health.
- The keto diet is known to be an effective tool for weight loss, however its effects on mental health remain largely unclear.
- Recent studies suggests that the keto diet might be an effective tool for treating depression, and clearing up so-called "brain fog," though scientists caution more research is necessary before it can be recommended as a treatment.
- Any experiments with the keto diet are best done in conjunction with a doctor, considering some people face problems when transitioning to the low-carb diet.
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