Archive for June, 2010

Surface Area Required to Power the World

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Posted: June 9th, 2010
at 7:04pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: green,development

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Will We Ever Be a Galactic Civilization?

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Asked the biggest question that he would like answered, Physicist Michio Kaku answers:AWill we survive long enough as a species to evolve into an advanced "type 1" civilization?

"Choose your president wisely if you want to be around to join Star Fleet."

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Posted: June 9th, 2010
at 7:01pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: robots,weaponry,9th dan,science

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Augmented Shadow by Joon Moon

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Augmented Shadow, by Joon Moon, 2010. It’s a tabletop interface on where artificial shadows of tangible objects are displayed.>

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Posted: June 9th, 2010
at 12:28am by Koookiecrumbles

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Takafumi YAGI : "vermilion" Showcase

Takafumi YAGI : "vermilion" is showing at the Megumi Ogita Gallery (5-4-14- 4F Ginza, Chuo-Ku, Tokyo)A10 -26 of June 2010. If you’re in Tokyo let us know how it is!

Takafumi YAGI was born in 1982 and now studies MA Sculpture Course at Musashino Art University. In the undergraduate's end year show, he presented his first sculpture made of color pencils "sky blue" that strongly impressed the visitors with its fresh and kaleidoscopic expression.AThe dozens of color pencils are fixed with resin and become just like a tree trunk so that YAGI is able to apply wood carving techniques on it. By sculpting the material, the color pencil cores appear and create various patterns according to the cuts.AFor the first solo exhibition "vermilion", YAGI challenges to make a chandelier that emits bright and warm textures. Showcase promises that "vermilion" would offer you an unique experience of the floods of colors and forms.

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Posted: June 8th, 2010
at 8:24am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: contemporary,events

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My Ninja, Please! 07.06.10: Pau Gasol

I’m just sayin…

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Posted: June 7th, 2010
at 11:18am by Black Ock

Categories: not ninja-worthy,games,fo' real?,10th dan

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How to Start a Cafe

So you want to start a cafe, eh?

Michael Idov reflects on how it took all of 6 months for his cafe to close- Anthony Bourdain sums up the psychological gap that becomes between most aspiring cafe owners, "The most dangerous species of owner … is the one who gets into the business for love."

We here at MNP, are looking to change this, by helping you get your cafe up and running and swing a profit.

Italy, the land of coffee, has over 200,000 coffee establishments- the U.S. has approximately 15,000, so there is plenty of room for new businesses.

If food security is an issue, then consider what Nomad Cafe in Oakland has achieved with their "green cafe" format. Worldchanging recently interviewed Chris Waters, the guy who started Nomad Cafe and he offered these pieces of advice- secure financing, establish relationships, get green certified, find a location, interview your staff well, make your business inviting to everyone, work long hours and don’t do it for the money!

Eugene Cho, founder of a non-profit community cafe called Q Cafe located in Seattle- after responding to inquiring parties with "Haiku emails," he eventually buckeled down and made this informative video:

If after watching the video, you still have more questions, email Eugene and he’ll send you a manual and even do so some consulting for the cost of a donation to the cafe.

Green and community oriented? Check. In an effort to take away the intimidation factor that law offices bring, a brand new place called Chicago’s Legal Cafe just oppened last month where they basically have speciality lawyers on staff from a pool 20 professionals. Interesting right?

Still not impressed? The UK has developed an idea called Cafe Scientifique, where their mission is to promote discussion about exciting scientific ideas between experts and non-experts in an informal environment. Ahhh, the cafe.

If you want to set something up abroad, check here at the International Hotel and Restaurant Association.

Sydney Community College has an interesting agenda that could be a good checklist for the aspring entrepreneur.

Lastly, the innovative Cannabis Culture Magazine has an informative piece on starting a green friendly operation (where laws permit).

Need more motiviation? Here are 37 reasons to start your own business! Good luck!

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Posted: June 6th, 2010
at 3:29pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: grub,et cetera,drinks,entrepreneurship

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Quote of the Day

The important thing is not to stop questioning. -Albert Einstein>

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Posted: June 6th, 2010
at 12:49pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Foto del Dia: Futura Dos Mil

A photo a day from photog, Futuradosmil!>

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Posted: June 5th, 2010
at 9:52pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: photo,foto del dia

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Art and the Lazy Eye

By examining photographs of artists, Livingstone and her fellow researchers found that Andrew Wyeth, Edward Hopper, Marc Chagall, Jasper Johns, Frank Lloyd Wright, Robert Rauschenberg, Alexander Calder and others all had misaligned eyes. (And by studying the self-portraits and etchings of Rembrandt, she found he also seems to have had a strong lazy eye.) Why this pattern? She proposed that people who have less detailed three-dimensional vision of the world might have an easier time translating what they see onto the two-dimensional pageawhether it was for a painting of a dinner scene, sketch for a mobile or plan for a building.>

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Posted: June 5th, 2010
at 1:06pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: art,science

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