Can technology save global warming?

If we want to prevent the worst consequences of climate change, we need to get the global temperature below 2°C. To meet the requirements to make this happen we can choose to either change our behavior or find solutions to reverse the effect of the damage already done. Climate engineering might be able to help …

#climatechange #climateengineering #geoengineering #globalwarming

The Traveling Wave Reactor built by TerraPower

The philanthropist, business magnate, and software developer Bill Gates founded the company TerraPower in 2006. The company is developing a class of nuclear fast reactors called the traveling wave reactor (TWR). It’s an attempt to develop a clean and safe way to generate energy for future generations with nuclear power. The reactors are built to withstand …

#billgates #china #cleanenergy #climatechange #nuclearpower #terrapower #trump #usa

Face masks don’t make you invincible

The fight against coronavirus is global. But the guidelines on whether you should wear a face mask as part of that fight are often completely different from place to place. That means that, for a lot of people, whether you wear a face mask when you leave the house is basically up to you. In …

#aerosol #coronavirus #covid19 #facemask #health #pandemic #who

The Perfect Collection

After Richard Gooding died in 2014, his family inherited his collection of whiskey bottles. Over 3900 of them to be exact. The former Pepsi magnate gathered his spirits over a period of a few decades from all over the world. With some rare which have never before been seen. It’s the largest private collection ever to be …

Communication for Millennials: the emoji

A quick search on the internet will give you a great inside into how Millennials like to communicate. But let me assure you that it’s not as bad as it might seem. 😉 In contrast to what you might read, Millennials don’t want to avoid in-person communication. But, as the speed of communication has risen …

#communication #emoji #emoticon #japan #millennials #smartphone #texting

Your next Halloween party should be like Bauhaus

At Bauhaus, they didn’t do typical Halloween parties. It was a fierce competition between students and teachers. They tried to out-do one another by designing uniquely fantastical creations.

#bauhaus #cosplay #halloween #party #vintage

Are billionaires immoral?

Billionaires are not immoral. But the idea that people exist who own their own island, while others living in the big cities aren’t even able to afford basic health care, is. The question is how we can balance this wealth. And more importantly, who do you trust with it? Watch Mark Zuckerberg explaining his point …

#billionaire #markzuckerberg #money #nowthis #wealth

We need to focus on the message and not the messenger

The past few days I have been shocked by the reactions Greta Thunberg received on her speech at the United Nations earlier this week. And it’s sad to see she’s being attacked as a person just to discredit the message that she brings. And I get it, she is bringing a message that nobody wants …

#activist #climatechange #globalwarming #humankind #unitednations

The Plastic Age

We’ve heard about the stone age and the bronze age. And since everything nowadays is made out of plastic. It seems obvious that we are currently living in the plastic age. But despite all the efforts of recycling, we must ask ourselves, how does all this plastic end up in our oceans? There are quite a …

#ocean #oceancleanup #plasticage #plasticpollution #plasticwaste

Carry a Pocket Knife Every Day

I remember the first time I got a pocket knife. I was still a young boy when my father bought it for me. And I remember it didn’t take longer than an hour before I cut myself. Over the years I owned a few more. And used it mainly during my scouting days. For cutting …

#everydaycarry #leatherman #multitool #pocketknife #scouting #swissarmyknife

We procrastinate because of bad moods

“Procrastination isn’t a unique character flaw or a mysterious curse on your ability to manage time, but a way of coping with challenging emotions and negative moods induced by certain tasks — boredom, anxiety, insecurity, frustration, resentment, self-doubt and beyond.”

#procrastination #selfhelp #taskmanagement #tips #work

Pop-up books

Not that long ago, my wife bought a new pop-up book to read to our kids. Yes, they managed to tear one of the pages within the first 24 hours. But they’re also very keen on it! It’s a book about vampires, monsters, and ghosts. It’s fun, they discover something new every time and I …

#bedtimestories #halloween #mobile #parenting #popupbook #screentime