Self Healing Concrete, Yep.

Civil engineering: Concrete, heal thyself!  It’s useful stuff, concrete, but it does have drawbacks. One of the biggest is that it is not as weatherproof as the stone it often substitutes. Salt and ice… Read more at The Economist 0

Sum Response to Nuclear War

Is it not a little strange how little of a response there has been to North Korea detonating a damn Nuclear Bomb last    week? On top of which they have threatened South Korea with “final destruction”. After ‘prologue’ that was the war in Afghanistan and Iraq, has the world finally opened to Chapter 1 of […]

Over Pumping Undeground Water linked to Climate Change

“Over-pumping of groundwater for irrigation is mining dry the world’s ancient Pleistocene-age, ice-sheet-fed aquifers and, ironically, at the same time increasing sea-level rise, which we haven’t factored into current estimations of the rise,” says Allen. When is the world really going to face the facts of the dynamic world? Ground Water and Climate Change 0

A Great Design for Garden and Chicken Coop

If you have the space and time, this is just a great plan for a garden and chicken coop. “My engineer father was not fond of wasting time or energy. He was always searching for a better, more efficient way to perform chores, especially chores that reoccurred often. Two re-occurring chores he enjoyed were gardening […]

Human and Monkey Markets, Basically the Same.

Interesting video for Zeitgiestminds on the the similarity between human financial markets and a lab created, Monkey Market. So that humans may be as sharp as monkeys some day. Monkey Market 0