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sexta-feira, 9 de julho de 2010


Um Side-Car para uma Bicicleta:

Um bocado para a Paródia, ou talvez não para os Deficientes, sapatos automáticos:

Inovação e Tecnologia para o Mundo Real, um Fogão para o Terceiro Mundo:

Berkeley Lab Makes Cookstoves For Ethiopia

Thousands of the stoves are being distributed this year through the Darfur Stove Project's partnership with Oxfam America and the Sustainable Action Group, a Sudanese organization.
by Staff Writers
Berkeley CA (SPX) Jul 06, 2010

What does the European Climate Exchange in London have to do with the rural Yaya Gulelle district in Ethiopia?

Everything-if all goes well in some test chambers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory this summer.

Ethiopia has experienced severe deforestation in the last century. Its natural forest cover has plummeted from 35 percent at the start of the 20th century to just 3 percent today. While agricultural practices, including coffee production, are one of the main causes, collecting wood for cooking fuel is also a major contributing factor.

...E existe um Ingrediente Secreto, que mata Bactérias, no Mel:
Secret Ingredient In Honey That Kills Bacteria

Ultimately, researchers isolated the defensin-1 protein, which is part of the honey bee immune system and is added by bees to honey. After analysis, the scientists concluded that the vast majority of honey's antibacterial properties come from that protein.
by Staff Writers
Bethesda, MD (SPX) Jul 02, 2010

Sweet news for those looking for new antibiotics: A new research published in the July 2010 print edition of the FASEB Journal explains for the first time how honey kills bacteria.

Specifically, the research shows that bees make a protein that they add to the honey, called defensin-1, which could one day be used to treat burns and skin infections and to develop new drugs that could combat antibiotic-resistant infections.

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