Browsing Archive: May, 2013

The world's largest solar boat crossed the Atlantic in 22 days!!

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, In : Environment 
MS Tûranor PlanetSolar, the world’s largest solar boat, set a new record for the fastest transatlantic crossing by a vessel powered entirely by solar energy, smashing its own 2010 record by four days.
The 115-foot Swiss catamaran traveled 2,867 miles (5,310 kilometers) across the Atlantic Ocean in 22 days, conducting experiments along the Gulf Stream as part of the PlanetSolar DeepWater expedition.



(Thank you Design For Need)



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How to make your carbon footprint ...slimmer!! (a low carbon diet!)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Saturday, May 18, 2013, In : Environment 
Here is the review and an excerpt from a new - and apparently interesting book which, I believe, makes the reduction of our carbon footprint easier than we imagined!
Although it's based on British everyday life, it can be an excellent and perfectly comprehensible guide for every one of us to follow. Enjoy and ACT!


Fancy making yourself slimmer and fitter?
Not your body, for once we’ll leave that alone, but your carbon footprint. In other words, the amount of carbon dioxide that all the diffe...

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The Science Of Survival: Your Planet Needs You! (interactive exhibition)

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Friday, May 17, 2013, In : Global 
I'd like to present a wonderful exhibition I visited recently. I enjoyed myself so much that I forgot I had just played like a child! I recommend that all Athenians go a.s.a.p.! 

Can you imagine what life will be like in the year 2050?
What will you eat?
How will you travel?
What kind of house will you live in?
With a changing climate and dwindling resources to deal with, we’ll need to get more creative about how we live, work and play to ensure that we and our planet survive.

The Science o...


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Think for yourself. Question everything.

Posted by Maria Spiliotopoulou on Friday, May 17, 2013, In : Various interesting stuff 
Intelligence; not because you think you know everything without questioning, but rather because you question everything you think you know.




“A wise man makes his own decisions, an ignorant man follows public opinion” 
Chinese Proverb

“The one who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The one who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever been before.” 
Albert Einstein


Also watch an enlightening video from an interesting website (www.knowledgeofto...
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