Grassroots innovation movement

Flight fest 2016 was a celebration of flight , a most joyous celebration it was. A family oriented event, it brought radio control model builders and flyers of all ages together to .
TI stumbled accross this video about the building of the "Circle" airplane at the event as a community event, then they fly this big RC airplane and let the swarm of smaller drones and rc airplanes try toknock it out of the sky. THey actually fly several small aircraft through the circle wing while it is in flight.

Old Forest protects biodiversity and the climate

Recent research adds to our understanding of how forests can provide microrefugia and modify the microClimate. This may mitigate the effects of rapid climate change to some degree.
Spatial models reveal the microclimatic buffering capacity of old-growth forests
Sarah J. K. Frey1,*, Adam S. Hadley1, Sherri L. Johnson2, Mark Schulze1, Julia A. Jones3 and Matthew G. Betts1,*

http://advances.sciencemag.org/content/2/4/e1501392

Increased Volcanism caused by climate change

Can climate change cause increased increased volcanic activity by shifting the dynamics of the earth's crust as weight redistribution due to melting of the ice sheets at the poles and thermal expansion of the oceans?

New Clean Energy System

The practical demonstration of the laser powered capacitive kilotesla single turn coil device to produce a magnetic field that could contain and influence a plasma driven by a second very powerful laser that would initiate a fusion burn in a cylinder of B-11+H fuel (with some unknown matrix?) is the basis for a new energy system proposed by H.Hora, G Miley, et.al.. This reaction produces fewer neutrons than DT fusion, and while requiring more energy to initiate, there is a resonance process that drives an avalanche reaction series so the multiplication potential for energy gain is great.

Mom and Amy's Birthday Celebration

photos here:
Mom & Amy's Birthday Dinner

Pratt Institute Alumni San Francisco Event

Here are some pictures of President Schutte speaking about the future of Pratt Institute January 29, 2016:

Pratt Institute SF Alumni

CaliforniaHistoricalSociety Anna Halprin Exhibit

Here is the photo album :

Anna Halprin @ Experiments in Environment

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