Significantly reduces use of fossil fuels farm machines and transport of crops Makes use of abandoned or unused properties No weather related crop failures Offers the possibility of sustainability for urban centers Converts black and gray water to drinking water Adds energy back to the grid via methane generation Creates new urban employment opportunities Reduces the risk of infection from agents transmitted at the agricultural interface Returns farmland to nature, helping to restore ecosystem functions and services Controls vermin by using restaurant waste for methane generation No-cost restoration of ecosystems: The best reason to consider converting most food production to vertical farming is the promise of restoring ecosystem services and functions This belief stems, in part, from numerous anecdotal observations as to the current biological state of some territories that were once severely damaged either by now-extinct civilizations or over-farming, and, in part, from data derived from National Science Foundation-sponsored long-term ecological research program LTERbegun inon a wide variety of fragmented ecosystems purposely set aside subsequent to an extended period of encroachment
I do one article for Wired per year. My most recent published writings are listed herein chronological order. The book is also a bestseller in China, and I spend a lot of time visiting China to speak about the inevitable and to see what the Chinese have planned for our future.
Despite two decades of fast moving technology, I would not change much in the book. So in celebration of its 20 years, I have been tweeting an axiom per day from the book. I tweet several times a week about other things under kevin2kelly.
BSc (Hons) Chemistry, Biological and Medicinal Chemistry. Study the chemistry of biological systems, from the molecular basis of disease to . Abstract. The advent of agriculture has ushered in an unprecedented increase in the human population and their domesticated animals. Farming catalyzed our transformation from primitive hunter-gatherers to sophisticated urban dwellers in just 10, years. Here are two lessons on theories of long term memory, covering the distinctions between episodic, semantic and procedural memories, associated research studies and critical timberdesignmag.com first has a slideshow on the key concepts, accompanied by a classification task and a comparison table to complete. The second has a slideshow on critical issues and a reading on clinical case studies of episodic.
On Facebook, I am the laughing Kevin Kelly. About two years ago I started a weekly newsletter, called Recomendo. Together with Mark Frauenfelder, of Boing Boing fame, and Claudia Dawson, our webmaster and my assistant, we give 6 very short recommendations each week.
We briefly share in one page the great stuff we are watching, listening to, reading, or great tools we are enjoying, or great destinations we recommend. Recomendo now has 16, subscribers. My collected wisdom about cool tools was rounded up into a huge oversized book called Cool Tools. After 5 editions, it is now out of print.
This year Amazon created a digital version of Cool Tools for the Kindleor the Kindle app on your phone. It is harder to navigate than the paper book, but much more portable and cheaper. I was skeptical Amazon could successfully make a digital book from this huge sprawling tome, but the results of the Kindle version were better than I expected.
From these I am compiling a still-untitled photo book about vanishing Asia. To be published a few years from now.
Five years ago I published my first fiction, The Silver Cord. I worked on it for 11 years! At oversized pages, this huge book was fan-funded, the result of a successful Kickstarter-funded campaign.
It is now available on Amazon. The Silver Cord contains two volumes of an epic story about angels and robots and a girl hero who must save the humans in between. The craftsmanship of the printing, including a 6-page fold out, is stunning. It has to be seen to be believed.Keep up-to-date with the latest advice from the College Essay Guy on writing your essays and college admissions.
Today during an otherwise terrible lecture on ADHD I realized something important we get sort of backwards. There’s this stereotype that the Left believes that human characteristics are socially determined, and therefore mutable.
The Design of Life, which is both a sequel to Of Pandas and People (Second Edition, ), and a stand alone book in its own right, brilliantly lays out all the main lines of evidence and argument in the current dispute between the Darwinists and the growing body of Intelligent Design theorists.
Abstract. The advent of agriculture has ushered in an unprecedented increase in the human population and their domesticated animals.
Farming catalyzed our transformation from primitive hunter-gatherers to sophisticated urban dwellers in just 10, years. Evolution is change in the heritable characteristics of biological populations over successive generations. These characteristics are the expressions of genes that are passed on from parent to offspring during timberdesignmag.coment characteristics tend to exist within any given population as a result of mutation, genetic recombination and other sources of genetic variation.
The correct answer is %, obtained as follows: Out of 10, women, have breast cancer; 80 of those have positive mammographies. From the same 10, women, 9, will not have breast cancer and of those 9, women, will also get positive mammographies.