These are a few of my favorite things
Good worK: first coal free day in UK, How to build a sacred space, a new way to make lithium-ion batteries.
Some good work to wonder at and drool over this week.
Keep it up.
1. UK's first coal free day.
What a milestone, a sign post for things to come I hope.
Last Friday was Britain’s first ever working day without coal power since the Industrial Revolution, according to the National Grid.
The control room tweeted the milestone on Friday. It is the first continuous 24-hour coal-free period for Britain since use of the fossil fuel began.
Britain became the first country to use coal for electricity when Thomas Edison opened the Holborn Viaduct power station in London in 1882. It was reported in the Observer at the time that “a hundred weight of coal properly used will yield 50 horse power for an hour.” And that each horse power “will supply at least a light equivalent to 150 candles”. - The Gaurdian
2. Building sacred spaces
Our world is paradoxical, we live at the same time with great knowledge and great discoveries and with great mystery. The one needs the other to keep the balance and harmony. This is a great TED talk by Siamak Hariri on the process in designing a sacred space.
3. Lithium-ION Batteries made from RECYCLED glass
store almost four times more energy. How cool is that?
A team of researchers at UC Riverside developed a low-cost way of turning disgarded glass bottles into lithium-ion batteries that store almost four times more energy and can last much longer than conventional batteries. This could mean significantly fewer charges for laptops, cell phones and electric cars, not to mention reducing waste. - InHabitat
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