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Before you buy energy saving devices or clean energy producing products you should first have your home inspected by a Building Analyst who could perform an Energy Audit to determine Building Performance so that you are aware of the improvements that you can make to your house in order for it to be energy efficient as possible. Big 5 Needs

Building Analyst performs a comprehensive energy audit and whole-home assessments to identify problems at the root cause and prescribes and prioritizes solutions based on Building Science. which is the collection of scientific knowledge and experience that focuses on the analysis and control of the physical phenomena affecting buildings and architecture. It traditionally includes areas such as building materials, building envelope, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, natural and electrical lighting, acoustic, indoor air quality, passive strategies, fire protection, and renewable energies in buildings. In Europe, building physics and applied physics are terms used for the knowledge domain that overlaps with building science. The practical purpose of building science is to provide predictive capability to optimize the building performance of new and existing buildings, understand or prevent building failures, and guide the design of new techniques and technologies.

Engineering (Building Codes)

Energy Audit is an inspection, survey and analysis of energy flows, for energy conservation in a building, process or system to reduce the amount of energy input into the system without negatively affecting the output(s). In commercial and industrial real estate, an energy audit is the first step in identifying opportunities to reduce energy expense and carbon footprints.

Building Performance is the efficiency of functioning of buildings and the construction industry, its impact on natural environment, urban environment and its users. It is achieved through means such as architectural design values, building science, architectural engineering, efficient energy use and sustainability.

Energy Quest USA (youtube)
Earth The Operators Manual
Winterization is the process of preparing something for winter.
Energy Knowledge
How much Energy do Appliances use?
Energy Efficient Appliances
Keep House Cool Tips
Cool Yourself
Water Saving Tools

Organic Window Caulking
PCB's in Caulk
Organic Building

Organic insulation materials may not have as high an R-value per inch as Polystyrene and Fiberglass, but when they are used in sufficient quantity, they can provide sufficient insulation. You need to consider the other advantages of organic materials, in that they breathe, they absorb and give off moisture, they are non-toxic, fire proof, insect proof, they take very little energy to process, they can be easily recycled, and they store carbon.  

Organic Spray Foam Insulation
5 Green Insulation Options
Sustainable Sources
This Old House
Green Alternative Insulation Materials
M-D Building Products 71548 Replaceable Cord Weatherstrip, 90 Feet, Gray (amazon)
W. J. Dennis MJ Replacement Steel Door Bottom Weatherstrip (amazon)
Red Devil 0876 Window & Door Siliconized Acrylic Clear Caulk 10.1 Oz. Cartridge (amazon)
Duck Brand 281504 Indoor 5-Window Shrink Film Kit, 62-by-210-Inch (amazon)

WeatherFlow Smart Weather Stations: AIR detects lightning and warns you of approaching storms. AIR also measures temperature, humidity, and atmospheric pressure, wind speed and direction, measure sunlight (including UV Index), Rain
(haptic rain sensor), WiFi and Bluetooth, Low Energy connectivity, Long Battery Life. Weather Effects on Mood

Lightning-Prediction System detects atmospheric conditions likely to produce lightning strikes and sounds an alarm, warning those nearby that lightning is imminent and giving them the chance to find safety before the storm arrives in the area. Lightning protection systems are often installed in outdoor areas which are often congested with people, lack sufficient shelter, and are difficult to evacuate quickly (such as water parks, college campuses, and large swimming pool or athletic field complexes). These locations are particularly dangerous during lightning storms. Prediction systems are prone to false alarms as they respond to conditions that are not always attributed to a developing thunderstorm. Electric field data is typically used in conjunction with detection information to limit false positives.

Air Quality

Air Quality IndexIndoor Air Quality refers to the air quality within and around buildings and structures, especially as it relates to the health and comfort of building occupants. IAQ can be affected by gases (including carbon monoxide, radon, volatile organic compounds), particulates, microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), or any mass or energy stressor that can induce adverse health conditions. Source control, filtration and the use of ventilation to dilute contaminants are the primary methods for improving indoor air quality in most buildings. Residential units can further improve indoor air quality by routine cleaning of carpets and area rugs.
Determination of IAQ involves the collection of air samples, monitoring human exposure to pollutants, collection of samples on building surfaces, and computer modelling of air flow inside buildings. IAQ is part of indoor environmental quality (IEQ), which includes IAQ as well as other physical and psychological aspects of life indoors (e.g., lighting, visual quality, acoustics, and thermal comfort). Indoor air pollution in developing nations is a major health hazard. A major source of indoor air pollution in developing countries is the burning of biomass (e.g. wood, charcoal, dung, or crop residue) for heating and cooking. The resulting exposure to high levels of particulate matter resulted in between 1.5 million and 2 million deaths in 2000.

Indoor Environmental Assessment
Indoor Air Quality Services
Industrial Hygiene - Services

Occupational Hygiene is the anticipation, recognition, evaluation, control and prevention of hazards from work that may result in injury, illness, or affect the well being of workers. These hazards or stressors are typically divided into the categories biological, chemical, physical, ergonomic and psychosocial. The risk of a health effect from a given stressor is a function of the hazard multiplied by the exposure to the individual or group. For chemicals, the hazard can be understood by the dose response profile most often based on toxicological studies or models. Occupational hygienists work closely with toxicologists for understanding chemical hazards, physicists for physical hazards, and physicians and microbiologists for biological hazards. Tropical medicine Infection) Environmental and occupational hygienists are considered experts in exposure science and exposure risk management. Depending on an individual's type of job, a hygienist will apply their exposure science expertise for the protection of workers, consumers and/or communities.

Breathing - Air

Air Pollution Test Kit (amazon)
Cube Sensors
Speck Air Quality Monitor

Sustainable Building Design Software
Building Design Guide
Air Quality Reports
Green Building

Cleanout Guide for Safe Disposal of Household Chemicals
Home Air Check
Healthy Products
Environmental Hazards

American Air Testing
Outdoor Air Quality Reports
Air Quality Index
Air Quality Monitoring
Amateur Guide 

Tzoa wearable enviro-tracker
Atmotube: The Portable Air Pollution Monitor
Toxins (out-gassing)

Kanomax 2211 Indoor Air Quality Monitor 
Airdog X5 Air cleaner for your Home using reusable filter that's easy-to-wash in a dishwasher or by hand.
Evapolar Personal Air Conditioner cools, humidifies and cleans the air creating your local perfect microclimate.
Emerald Air: The Smartest Sensor and Air Purifier Get rid of viruses, allergens and airborne threats. Filters up odors, smoke, PM2.5, VOCs and allergens.
iBaby Air Smart Air Quality Monitor & Ion Purifier Smart Wi-Fi air monitor that detects VOCs & purifies the air for a healthier life.
Clairy Natural Air Purifier that combines the power of nature and technology to eliminate indoor pollution and analyze it.
Wynd - Air Purifier
Dyson Air Treatment Purifiers

6 Good Indoor Plants for Purifying Air

5 Indoor Plants that are easy to take care of
ZZ plant Zamioculcas
Ripple Peperomia Peperomia caperata
Pothos Epipremnum aureum
Snake plant Sansevieria trifasciata
Bird's Nest Fern
House Plants that improve indoor Air Quality 
Plants that Purify Indoor Air 
How To Be An Adult: Choosing The Perfect Plant For Your Home (youtube)

5 indoor plants that are easy to take care of

Energy Monitoring

Install an Energy Monitor so that you are fully aware how of much energy you use and what Appliances and Devices are using the most energy. You should also have a monitor that measures Temperature, Humidity, Pressure and Carbon Monoxide.

Energy Monitoring Indoor Weather Monitor (amazon)
Energy Use Monitor (amazon)
Whole House Energy Monitors

Smart Homes

Home Energy Monitor 
Power Meters
The Parce
ALYT, Self-learning, DIY installation, smart home & security manager

The Energy Detective
Energy Efficiency Programs
Home Energy Audit
Home Energy Assessment

Learn how to Measure your Energy use and Energy Costs

Energy Management System is a system of computer-aided tools used by operators of electric utility grids to monitor, control, and optimize the performance of the generation and/or transmission system.

Some Electronic Energy Meters can give False Readings that are up to 582% Higher than Actual Energy Consumption

Units of Energy is defined via work, the SI unit for energy is the same as the unit of work – the joule (J).

Electricity Meter is a device that measures the amount of electric energy consumed by a residence, a business, or an electrically powered device.

Power Usage Effectiveness is a measure of how efficiently a computer data center uses energy; specifically, how much energy is used by the computing equipment (in contrast to cooling and other overhead).

Power Analysis is a form of side channel attack in which the attacker studies the power consumption of a cryptographic hardware device (such as a smart card, tamper-resistant "black box", or integrated circuit). The attack can non-invasively extract cryptographic keys and other secret information from the device.

Energy Use of Appliances and Estimating Energy Consumption
Home Energy Saver
Energy Savers
Home Improvement Audits

Energy House
Energy Hub
Nest Learning Thermostat
Control 4
Think Eco Smart Outlet
Energy Alternatives
Green Living Ideas
Home Monitors for Elderly

The Contros: Control your Appliances from Anywhere
Ecoisme: Intelligent Energy Monitoring System

Intelligent Energy Systems - Stanford University (PDF)
Location, Location, Location

CURB is a home energy monitoring system that helps you take control of your home and all the energy it uses.

P3 P4400 Kill A Watt Electricity Usage Monitor (amazon)
Neur Home Energy Monitor

Smart Strip LCG5 Energy Saving Power Strip with Auto-Switching Technology and Modem/Coaxial Surge Protection (amazon)

Blue Line Innovations BLI 28000 PowerCost Monitor (amazon) 

Noria: window air conditioner designed entirely with you in mind

Apps for Monitoring and Measuring Energy
Kill ur Watts
Smart Things Control Apps
The Internet of Things

Ohm Connect Pays you for saving energy at specific times. Save Energy. Get Paid.

Watt Rebate search by zip code to find loans or tax rebates for becoming more energy efficient by state.

In 2010, the average annual electricity consumption for a U.S. residential utility customer was 11,496 kWh a year, an average of 958 Kilowatt Hours (kWh) per month. Tennessee had the highest annual consumption - 16,716 kWh.
Maine the lowest at 6,252 kWh.  Watt - Solar Power

Human Energy


Low-Maintenance Landscaping Low Maintenance Landscaping using Slow Growing Grass saves water, energy, time and resources. 

Short Grass Seed

You can also Rent Goats to Mow your Lawn.
Goat Finder

Of course nothing better then a Fiskars 6208 17-Inch Staysharp Push Reel Lawn Mower (amazon)

Push Mowers

You can also use Electric Cordless Rechargeable Lawn Mowers if your energy supplier offers renewable clean energy.

Low-Maintenance Landscaping
Low Maintenance Plants
Draught Tolerant Grass

Green Landscaping

Sustainable Landscaping encompasses a variety of practices that have developed in response to environmental issues. These practices are used in every phase of landscaping, including design, construction, implementation and management of residential and commercial landscapes.

Sustainable Landscape
Water Use Knowledge

Organic Lawn Fertilizer 
Organic Land Care
Organic Lawncare 101   PDF
Safe Lawns
Natura Lawn

Environmentally friendly lawn care services
Clean Air Lawn Care
Organic Farming
Organic Food

Low Impact Development (LID)
Low-impact Development describes planning and engineering design approach to managing stormwater runoff.
Low Impact Development

Land Care Network
American Nursery & Landscape Association
American Society of Landscape Architects

Also add an indoor Water Meter so that people are aware of their Water Use too.

Soil Testing

Biodiesel Lawn Mowers

There are 89 million gas lawnmowers and related equipment in the U.S.. Each weekend 54 million people mow their lawns Burning 800 Million Gallons of Gasoline a year and Spilling 17 million gallons a gas a year. Operating a lawn mower one hour could create the same pollution levels as driving a new car 340 miles. A single gasoline lawn mower could create more pollution than 73 new cars.

Hugr Systems
Toro Biodiesel
Biodiesel Fuels
Fuel Vaporizers

Lawnmower is a machine utilizing one or more revolving blades to cut a grass surface to an even height.

Weather Monitoring

Acurite Weather Station

WeatherAtPoint - World's Smallest Weather Station Real-time, accurate weather measurements straight to your mobile device at the blink of an eye. Temperature, humidity, UV, atmospheric pressure and ambient light to your mobile device
without a battery or internet connection, to help you go through your day without any weather surprises.

Weather - Atmosphere


Next Step: Retrofit gas saving devices in all cars, trucks, lawn mowers and machines.  Green Cars
Make Boats run on Biodiesel Fuel. Add a natural and proven safe weed killer to the fuel if the lake has a Weed Problem.

We also need to Retrofit old cities so that we can help maximize this transition and make it easy for everyone during these improvements. And of course we have to come up with a way to educate people so that these improvements are clearly understood by everyone and why we need to make these improvements as quick as possible.

Future Cities

Major Cities only take up 2% of the usable land on earth. But Major Cities are home to 50% of the worlds population, consume 75% of the worlds energy and emit 80% of CO2 Carbon Dioxide. So fixing cities are a good place to start.

We must also change the laws so that building energy wasting houses, buildings, cars and products is illegal. Buildings must be able to have multiple uses too incase the original use is no longer necessary. People should also know how to retrofit or modify buildings for other uses.

Energy Saving Building Designs

Next step is to show people how to have Low Maintenance Homes and possibly a Maintenance-Free House.

More Environmental Tools
Earth Easy
Green Products
Green Building

We must Improve Education in every way possible because a poor education is the root of all problems.
Basic Knowledge 101

Enjoy Your Soon to Be New and Invigorating Planet...What will we think of next?

Electromagnetic Radiation

Human Body Electro Magnetic Field Trifield Meter can detect and measure Electromagnetic Radiation Field and Radio/Microwaves from Appliances and Power Lines. Trifield Gauss Meters and Magnetometers.

Magnetometer is an instrument that measures magnetism—either magnetization of magnetic material like a ferromagnet, or the strength and, in some cases, direction of the magnetic field at a point in space.

Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity is a claimed sensitivity to electromagnetic fields, resulting in negative symptoms.

Microwave News  - Cellphone Dangers

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health

Aura - Human Energy - Brain

Solar plexus, torsion field, manifestation, make the subconscious conscious.

Optical magnetic field sensor can detect signals from the nervous system

Electrical Conduction System of the Heart is the normal electrical conduction in the Heart that allows the impulse that is generated by the sinoatrial node (SA node) of the heart to be propagated to, and stimulate, the cardiac muscle (myocardium). The myocardium contracts after stimulation. It is the ordered, rhythmic stimulation of the myocardium during the cardiac cycle that allows efficient contraction of the heart, thereby allowing blood to be pumped throughout the body.

Faraday Cage (Electromagnetic Radiation Protection)

Electromagnetic Interference is when in the radio frequency spectrum, is a disturbance generated by an external source that affects an electrical circuit by electromagnetic induction, electrostatic coupling, or conduction. The disturbance may degrade the performance of the circuit or even stop it from functioning. In the case of a data path, these effects can range from an increase in error rate to a total loss of the data. Both man-made and natural sources generate changing electrical currents and voltages that can cause EMI: automobile ignition systems, cell phones, thunderstorms, the Sun, and the Northern Lights. EMI frequently affects AM radios. It can also affect cell phones, FM radios, and televisions. EMI can be used intentionally for radio jamming, as in electronic warfare.

Electromagnetic Pulse

The Hum a phenomena involving widespread reports of a persistent and invasive low-frequency humming, rumbling, or droning noise not audible to all people.

Extremely Low Frequency is the ITU designation for electromagnetic radiation (radio waves) with frequencies from 3 to 30 Hz, and corresponding wavelengths of 100,000 to 10,000 kilometers, respectively. (ELF)

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs

Earth Magnetic Field Electromagnetic Radiation
Electrical Generator
Magnetic Field
Electromagnetic Field
Electronics Knowledge

Cuboctahedron is a polyhedron with 8 triangular faces and 6 square faces. A cuboctahedron has 12 identical vertices, with 2 triangles and 2 squares meeting at each, and 24 identical edges, each separating a triangle from a square. As such, it is a quasiregular polyhedron, i.e. an Archimedean solid that is not only vertex-transitive but also edge-transitive.

Bioacoustics is a cross-disciplinary science that combines biology and acoustics. Usually it refers to the investigation of sound production, dispersion and reception in animals (including humans). This involves neurophysiological and anatomical basis of sound production and detection, and relation of acoustic signals to the medium they disperse through. The findings provide clues about the evolution of acoustic mechanisms, and from that, the evolution of animals that employ them.



Morphic-Resonance is a process whereby self-organising systems inherit a memory from previous similar systems. In its most general formulation, morphic resonance means that the so-called laws of nature are more like habits.

Ideophone are words that evoke an idea in sound, often a vivid impression of certain sensations or sensory perceptions, e.g. sound, movement, color, shape, or action. Ideophones are found in many of the world's languages, though they are claimed to be relatively uncommon in Western languages.


Hertz The unit of frequency; one hertz has a periodic interval of one second.
Radio Waves

Roughly 21 million adult Americans don't own a cellphone...

Cellphones and Cancer Risk
Acoustic Neuroma
Cellular Phone Towers and Cancer
Task Force
Is wi-fi a mini cell phone tower?
Cell-Phone Towers, the invisible danger
Mobile phone radiation and health (wiki)
History of Radar (wiki) 
13 ways to reduce cell phone radiation
Hollow Air Tube Anti-Radiation Headset Stereo Model EMF Protector (amazon)
Mobile Phone Radiation and Health
International Commission on Non-Ionizing Radiation Protection
How to turn on or turn off Bluetooth and WIFI in Windows (youtube)
Ionization of Atoms and Molecules

Radio Waves

Ground Wave Propagation

An experiment by a handful of high school students in Denmark has sparked some serious international interest in the scientific community. They placed six trays of garden cress seeds next to Wi-Fi routers that emitted roughly the same microwave radiation as a mobile phone. Then they placed six more trays of seeds in a separate room without routers. The girls controlled both environments for room temperature, sunlight and water. After 12 days, they found the garden cress seeds in the routerless room had exploded into bushy greenery, while the seeds next to the Wi-Fi routers were brown, shriveled, and even mutated. Did the test twice with the same results. They were Painstakingly careful in keeping the conditions for both groups similar. The cress seeds in both groups were kept sufficiently moist during the whole experiment, and the temperature were controlled thermostatically.

Radio Frequency RF Radiation from Cordless Phones (youtube)
EMF Safety Network
WI-FRIED? (youtube)

Ants Circling Phone - Mysterious video of ants circling an iPhone -Ameisen umkreisen 7 (youtube)

Chi-O Phi: A Revolution of Active Jewelry Design protect yourself from unsettling EMF with this revolution of Active Jewelry
Active Scalar Frequencies, Integrated Hologram Chip Technology, Radionic Imprinting, Bio-Friendly Frequencies.

Microwave Radiometer is a radiometer that measures energy emitted at sub-millimetre-to-centimetre wavelengths (at frequencies of 1–1000 GHz) known as microwaves. Microwave radiometers are very sensitive receivers designed to measure thermal electromagnetic radiation emitted by atmospheric gases. They are usually equipped with multiple receiving channels in order to derive the characteristic emission spectrum of the atmosphere or extraterrestrial objects. Microwave radiometers are utilized in a variety of environmental and engineering applications, including weather forecasting, climate monitoring, radio astronomy and radio propagation studies.
Hf35c Rf Analyze (800mhz - 2.5 Ghz) - Perfect for Smart Meters Detection (amazon)

Acoustimeter RF Meter Model AM-10 Radio Frequency Microwave Detection Meter EMF Protection (amazon)

Cryptochrome are a class of flavoproteins that are sensitive to blue light. They are found in plants and animals. Cryptochromes are involved in the circadian rhythms of plants and animals, and in the sensing of magnetic fields in a number of species. The name cryptochrome was proposed as a portmanteau combining the cryptic nature of the photoreceptor, and the cryptogamic organisms on which many blue-light studies were carried out.

Alpha - Theta Waves in the Body

Specific Absorption Rate is a measure of the rate at which energy is absorbed by the human body when exposed to a radio
frequency (RF) electromagnetic field.

The National Radio Quiet Zone
Green Bank, West Virginia 13,000-square mile National Radio Quiet Zone

New Technology Uses Wi-Fi Signals To See Through Walls
The device works by transmitting wireless signals that traverse the wall and reflect off a person’s body back to the device. (The emitted radiation is approximately 1/10,000 the amount given off by a standard cellphone.) The device captures these reflections and analyzes them in order to see the person’s silhouette.

EMP - E-Bomb

Yes, services and certain things will be disrupted, our computer systems leave us extremely vulnerable, but life will go on because most Electrical Appliances are just a Luxury and Not Necessary for Life. Just like any Disaster or Emergency, you need good planning, and you also need to know your options. 

Electromagnetic Pulse is a short burst of electromagnetic energy. Such a pulse's origination may be a natural occurrence or man-made and can occur as a radiated, electric or magnetic field or a conducted electric current, depending on the source.

Electronic Warfare is any action involving the use of the electromagnetic spectrum or directed energy to control the spectrum, attack of an enemy, or impede enemy assaults via the spectrum.
Electromagnetic Weapon
Effects of Nuclear Explosions

Electromagnetic Interference

Geomagnetic Storm is a temporary disturbance of the Earth's magnetosphere caused by a solar wind shock wave and/or cloud of magnetic field that interacts with the Earth's magnetic field. The increase in the solar wind pressure initially compresses the magnetosphere. The solar wind's magnetic field interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field and transfers an increased energy into the magnetosphere. Both interactions cause an increase in plasma movement through the magnetosphere (driven by increased electric fields inside the magnetosphere) and an increase in electric current in the magnetosphere and ionosphere.

Coronal Mass Ejection  is an unusually large release of plasma and magnetic field from the solar corona. They often follow solar flares and are normally present during a solar prominence eruption. The plasma is released into the solar wind, and can be observed in coronagraph imagery.

Electronic Counter Countermeasures  is a part of electronic warfare which includes a variety of practices which attempt to reduce or eliminate the effect of electronic countermeasures (ECM) on electronic sensors aboard vehicles, ships and aircraft and weapons such as missiles. ECCM is also known as electronic protective measures (EPM), chiefly in Europe. In practice, EPM often means resistance to jamming.

Faraday Cage is an enclosure used to block electric fields. It is formed by conductive material or by a mesh of such materials.

Just like with Lightning Strikes, things that are plugged in will get damaged from the Power Surge or Voltage Spike.
And if you are very close to a EMP, even some things that are not plugged in that are sensitive to Static Electricity like integrated circuit chips (IC), transistors, resistors, could be damage by Compton Scattering. An EMP surge is also “front loaded.” meaning that it doesn’t do a build up for a couple of micro-seconds, which would allow enough time for the circuit breaker to “read” that trouble is on the way and shut down. This is why a Surge Protector may not give you the protection that you need. So certain Appliances will need to be repaired or need to be replaced. 


The Power of Light

 How Li-Fi works There has to be a Safer and more Healthier way of transmitting data without radiation and microwaves from Cellular Towers, Wi-Fi and Wireless Phones?

Li-Fi Light Fidelity is a bidirectional, high-speed and fully networked wireless communication technology similar to Wi-Fi. a form of visible light communication and a subset of optical wireless communications (OWC) and could be a complement to RF communication (Wi-Fi or cellular networks), or even a replacement in contexts of data broadcasting.

Harald Haas: Wireless Data from Every Light Bulb (video)

Visible Light Communication is a data communications variant which uses visible light between 400 and 800 THz (780–375 nm). VLC is a subset of optical wireless communications technologies.


Wireless Energy

Photonics is the science of light (photon) generation, detection, and manipulation through emission, transmission, modulation, signal processing, switching, amplification, and detection/sensing.
Photon is an elementary particle, the quantum of all forms of electromagnetic radiation including light.

Waveguide is a structure that guides waves, such as electromagnetic waves or sound waves. They enable a signal to propagate with minimal loss of energy by restricting expansion to one dimension or two.

Biophoton are photons of light in the ultraviolet and low visible light range that are produced by a biological system. They are non-thermal in origin, and the emission of biophotons is technically a type of bioluminescence, though bioluminescence is generally reserved for higher luminance luciferin/luciferase systems. The term biophoton used in this narrow sense should not be confused with the broader field of biophotonics, which studies the general interaction of light with biological systems.

Biophotonics denotes a combination of biology and photonics, with photonics being the science and technology of generation, manipulation, and detection of photons, quantum units of light. Photonics is related to electronics and photons. Photons play a central role in information technologies such as fiber optics the way electrons do in electronics.
Polarization Waves

Electromagnetics and Photonics Research
Optics Info Base

Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) is a technology used by cosmetic and medical practitioners to perform various skin treatments
for aesthetic and therapeutic purposes, including hair removal, photorejuvenation (e.g. the treatment of skin pigmentation, sun damage, and thread veins) as well as to alleviate dermatologic diseases such as acne.

Advance in intense pulsed light sintering opens door to improved electronics manufacturing
Intense pulsed light sintering allows for faster densification – in a matter of seconds – over larger areas compared to conventional sintering processes such as oven-based and laser-based. IPL can potentially be used to sinter nanoparticles for applications in printed electronics, solar cells, gas sensing and photocatalysis.

Photocatalysis is the acceleration of a photoreaction in the presence of a catalyst. In catalysed photolysis, light is absorbed by an adsorbed substrate. In photogenerated catalysis, the photocatalytic activity (PCA) depends on the ability of the catalyst to create electron–hole pairs, which generate free radicals (e.g. hydroxyl radicals: •OH) able to undergo secondary reactions.
Densification is to impregnate (wood) with additives under heat and pressure in order to achieve greater density and hardness.

Absorption (electromagnetic radiation) of electromagnetic radiation is the way in which the energy of a photon is taken up by matter, typically the electrons of an atom. Thus, the electromagnetic energy is transformed into internal energy of the absorber, for example thermal energy. The reduction in intensity of a light wave propagating through a medium by absorption of a part of its photons is often called attenuation. Usually, the absorption of waves does not depend on their intensity (linear absorption), although in certain conditions (usually, in optics), the medium changes its transparency dependently on the
intensity of waves going through, and saturable absorption (or nonlinear absorption) occurs.

Computing at the Speed of Light, shuttle photons instead of electrons using ultra-compact Beam Splitters. Mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets built with this technology would consume less power, have longer battery life and generate less heat than existing mobile devices. 

Optical Fiber is a flexible, transparent fiber made by drawing glass (silica) or plastic to a diameter slightly thicker than that of a human hair. Optical fibers are used most often as a means to transmit light between the two ends of the fiber and find wide usage in fiber-optic communications, where they permit transmission over longer distances and at higher bandwidths (data rates) than wire cables. Fibers are used instead of metal wires because signals travel along them with lesser amounts of loss; in addition, fibers are also immune to electromagnetic interference, a problem from which metal wires suffer excessively. Fibers are also used for illumination, and are wrapped in bundles so that they may be used to carry images, thus allowing viewing in confined spaces, as in the case of a fiberscope. Specially designed fibers are also used for a variety of other applications, some of them being fiber optic sensors and fiber lasers.

Fiber Optic Sensor is a sensor that uses optical fiber either as the sensing element ("intrinsic sensors"), or as a means of relaying signals from a remote sensor to the electronics that process the signals ("extrinsic sensors").

Optoelectronics is the study and application of electronic devices and systems that source, detect and control Light, usually considered a sub-field of photonics.

Silicon Photonics is the study and application of photonic systems which use silicon as an optical medium.

Internet Connection Types

The Story of Light - Bell Labs - Future Impossible (youtube)   

Spatial Multiplexing is a transmission technique in MIMO wireless communication to transmit independent and separately encoded data signals, so-called streams, from each of the multiple transmit antennas. Therefore, the space dimension is reused, or multiplexed, more than one time.

Using light for communications was originally thought of over a 100 years ago.

1000 gigabits per second (1 gigabit = 1 billion bitsSuper Computers

Li-Fi will eventually be used for transmitting information directly into the brain. It would most likely go directly to the brains memory first and then from there it would have to be sorted using the brains preferred processes for learning. The person receiving the information would need training first, and would also need to be an adult with a brain that's fully developed. We already take in information through light by what we see, things like pictures, text, and by way of video, computer screens and TV, which some of it is mostly subliminal without much benefit. 

Optogenetics is a biological technique which involves the use of light to control cells in living tissue, typically neurons, that have been genetically modified to express light-sensitive ion channels.

Light can be used as an accurate method to control gene expression shows groundbreaking optogenetics study by University of Colorado, Duke University and University of Helsinki researchers.


Photoreceptor Protein are light-sensitive proteins involved in the sensing and response to light in a variety of organisms.

Photocurrent is the electric current through a photosensitive device, such as a photodiode, as the result of exposure to radiant power.

Researchers "Reprogram" Network of Brain Cells with Thin Beam of Light

Integrated Control of Predatory Hunting Circuits by the Central Nucleus of the Amygdala. Mice became aggressive predators when two sets of neurons in the Amygdala were activated with laser light.

UNC-Chapel Hill researchers use light to launch drugs from red blood cells. Scientists use light to control the logic networks of a cell in a breakthrough technique that uses light to activate a drug stored in circulating red blood cells so that it is released exactly when and where it is needed.

SLAC Study: Light Can Switch On Topological Materials. Computer Simulations Show How Light Pulses Can Create Channels that Conduct Electricity with No Resistance in Atomically Thin Semiconductors.

LumiWave: Delivers the power of 200 LEDS (light emitting diodes) deep-tissue, infrared-light therapy device wavelength, in a lightweight, portable and affordable package. Stimulating effect of photon penetration and cell absorption.

Penetration Depth is a measure of how deep light or any electromagnetic radiation can penetrate into a material. It is defined as the depth at which the intensity of the radiation inside the material falls to 1/e (about 37%) of its original value at (or more properly, just beneath) the surface. When electromagnetic radiation is incident on the surface of a material, it may be (partly) reflected from that surface and there will be a field containing energy transmitted into the material. This electromagnetic field interacts with the atoms and electrons inside the material. Depending on the nature of the material, the electromagnetic field might travel very far into the material, or may die out very quickly. For a given material, penetration depth will generally be a function of wavelength.

Implanted Computer Chip
Brain Knowledge


Sound Icon Architectural Acoustics is the science and engineering of achieving a good sound within a building and is a branch of acoustical engineering.

Acoustical Engineering is the branch of engineering dealing with sound and vibration. It is the application of acoustics, the science of sound and vibration, in technology. Acoustical engineers are typically concerned with the design, analysis and control of sound.
Noise Consultants 

How to Make High Performance Sound Absorption Panels for $5 (youtube)

Noise Pollution is the disturbing or excessive noise that may harm the activity or balance of human or animal life. The source of most outdoor noise worldwide is mainly caused by machines and transportation systems, motor vehicles, aircraft, and trains.

Noise Pollution (epa)

Interactive Map of Road and Aviation Noise Pollution in the United States

Background Noise is any sound other than the sound being monitored (primary sound).

Ambient Noise Level is the background sound pressure level at a given location, normally specified as a reference level to study a new intrusive sound source.

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Environmental Awareness - Impacts - Solutions
Some of the reading material and tools for the Environmental Education and Environmental Awareness Curriculum.

Understanding Environment Paperback – December 8, 2004 (amazon)
Protecting Public Health and the Environment: Implementing The Precautionary Principle Paperback – June 1, 1999 (amazon)
The Complete Idiot's Guide to Green Living Paperback – September 4, 2007 (amazon)
The Self-sufficient Life and How to Live It Hardcover – March 17, 2003 (amazon)
The Ecology of Commerce: A Declaration of Sustainability Paperback – June 3, 1994 (amazon)
Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value, and Build Competitive Advantage Paperback – January 9, 2009 (amazon)
The Sustainability Revolution: Portrait of a Paradigm Shift Paperback – June 1, 2005 (amazon)
Living Without Electricity: People's Place Book No. 9 Hardcover – February 1, 1990 (amazon)
Easy Green Living: The Ultimate Guide to Simple, Eco-Friendly Choices for You and Your Home Paperback – April 1, 2008
Complete Guide to Reducing Energy Costs (Consumer Reports Complete Guide To...) Paperback – October 17, 2006
Earthship: How to Build Your Own, Vol. 1 Paperback – September, 1990 (amazon)
The Geography of Nowhere: The Rise and Decline of America's Man-Made Landscape Paperback – July 26, 1994
The Carbon Buster's Home Energy Handbook: Slowing Climate Change and Saving Money Paperback – November 1, 2006
How to Live a Low-Carbon Life: The Individual's Guide to Stopping Climate Change Paperback – March 30, 2007
The Carbon-Free Home: 36 Remodeling Projects to Help Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit Paperback – July 15, 2008
Green from the Ground Up: Sustainable, Healthy, and Energy-Efficient Home Construction (Builder's Guide) Paperback – April 1, 2008
Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things Paperback – April 22, 2002 (amazon)
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature Paperback – September 17, 2002 (amazon)

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Environment Awareness Quotes - Sayings about the Environment

Don't blow it - good planets are hard to find.  (Quoted in Time)Two hands hold a Small plant in Soil

Nature provides a free lunch, but only if we control our appetites. (William Ruckelshaus  Business Week, 18 June 1990)

All of humanity now has the option to "make it" successfully and sustainably, by virtue of our having minds, discovering principles and being able to employ these principles to do more with less. (Buckminster Fuller)

I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?  (Robert Redford , Yosemite National Park dedication, 1985)

We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.  (Native American Proverb)

The natural liberty of man is to be free from any superior power on earth, and not to be under the will or legislative authority of man, but to have only the law of nature for his rule. (John Locke)

What would be more inspiring then to begin the age of restoration, reweaving the wondrous diversity of life that still surrounds us? (Edward. O. Wilson)

You may think your actions are meaningless and that they won't help, but that is no excuse, you must still act.
(Mahatma Gandhi Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi)

Take only what you need and leave the land as you found it. (Arapaho)

We are made from Mother Earth and we go back to Mother Earth. (Shenandoah)

So bleak is the picture... that the bulldozer and not the atomic bomb may turn out to be the most destructive invention of the 20th century. (Philip Shabecoff, New York Times Magazine, 4 June 1978)

Opie, you haven't finished your milk. We can't put it back in the cow, you know.
(Frances Bavier, Aunt Bee Taylor, The Andy Griffith Show)

The activist is not the man who says the river is dirty. The activist is the man who cleans up the river.(Ross Perot)

It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.  (Ansel Adams)

Take nothing but pictures. Leave nothing but footprints. Kill nothing but time. (Motto of the Baltimore Grotto, a caving society)

Humankind has not woven the web of life. We are but one thread within it. Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together. All things connect. (Chief Seattle, 1855)

Every day is Earth Day. To demoralize the importance of protecting mother earth into an annual holiday is really ignorant. We have to except the fact that Every day is Earth Day, and not some holiday that makes you temporally aware.

"Be the change you wish to see in the world." (Mahatma Gandhi)

If the success or failure of this planet, and of human beings, depended on how I am and what I do, how would I be?
What would I do? (Buckminster Fuller)

It is now highly feasible to take care of everybody on Earth at a ‘higher standard of living than any have ever known.’ It no longer has to be you or me. Selfishness is unnecessary and henceforth unrationalizable as mandated by survival.

Humanity has the option to become successful on our planet if we reorient world production away from weaponry-- from killingry to livingry. Can we convince humanity in time? (Buckminster Fuller)

Some men see things as they are and say why? I dream of things that never were and say why not?

The time is out of joint: O cursed spite, That ever I was born to set it right! (Hamlet)

If you want things to improve in the world the first thing you have to do is make improvements in yourself, there is no other way. If you can’t be what you want the world to be you will never see improvements. Interpersonal intelligence

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has. (Margaret Mead)

A human being is part of the whole, called by us "Universe," a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings as something separated from the rest - a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole [of] nature in its beauty. (Albert Einstein 1950)

"Creation manifests when balance is perfected between the opposites. By applying higher Law against lower laws, the Creation becomes divine." Summum - Philosophy

Give a man a fish, and he can eat for a day. But teach a man how to fish, and he'll be dead of mercury poisoning inside of three years. (Charles Haas)

“When it occurs to a man that nature does not regard him as important, and that she feels she would not maim the universe by disposing of him, he at first wishes to throw bricks at the temple, and he hates deeply the fact that there are no bricks and no temples.” -- Stephen Crane, "The Open Boat"

The last 100 years has mostly been about exploration, but the next 100 years will be mostly about restoration. We have tried a million different things in a million different ways, and we will continue to use our creativity and our knowledge to advance our world, but now It's time choose the best of what we have accomplished and learned and stop wasting what the earth has given us on things that do not matter or things that do not provide us with stability. We can't continue to take more then we give. Because we now know that death and destruction will soon accelerate out of control and if we don't act appropriately and quickly, everything we ever cherish will die.    Liberation, Reservation, Celebration.

U.S. consumers and industry dispose of enough aluminum to rebuild the commercial air fleet every three months; enough iron and steel to continuously supply all automakers; enough glass to fill New York's World Trade Center every two weeks.
(Environmental Defense Fund advertisement, Christian Science Monitor, 1990)

You go into a community and they will vote 80 percent to 20 percent in favor of a tougher Clean Air Act, but if you ask them to devote 20 minutes a year to having their car emissions inspected, they will vote 80 to 20 against it. We are a long way in this country from taking individual responsibility for the environmental problem. (William Ruckelshaus , former EPA administrator, New York Times, 30 November 1988) 

We never know the worth of water 'til the well is dry."

"The frog does not drink up the pond in which he lives". (Sioux)

"Thousands have lived without love, not one without water" 

You have to learn to understand the soil, what it needs and what it offers.
The earth is our Mother and she’s the reason why we are all here.
Take care of her and she’ll take care of you.
And please don’t mind the occasional outbursts from Mother Nature,
she’s just reminding us that we should never take Life for Granted."
Thank You Mom...(Howard Polley)

What we can tell so far is that Life is a Continuum and that we are all part of something really incredible. And Life, in a lot of ways, is not easily explainable. But one thing we do know is that humans have been blessed to have been given these amazing brains. So if we are ever going to understand all that we are, we would have to start using our brains. Brains are most likely the reason why humans have lasted so long on this earth. And Brains will most likely be the reason why humans may ultimately avoid going extinct like the millions of other species who have lived before us.

Even if we are not the major contributor to this Mass Extinction, or to put it lightly "Climate Change", we can certainly counter act and possibly slow it down or even reverse some of the damage that has been done. We can also prepare ourselves for these changes instead of just sitting around watching 100's of millions of people die right in front of us. As all life forms have done before us, we will fight for our lives and we will not go down without a fight. It's time to start training our young, our survival depends on it. And we can start right now by spreading the word and informing people about the facts. People have always wanted to do what's right, but people need the necessary information and knowledge that will help them understand what is right. Luckily with all the Phones, TV's, Radios and News Papers that we have,  we can communicate on a massive scale.

The number of major mass extinctions in the last 540 million years range from as few as five to more than twenty. With the Permian Triassic Extinction Event taking up to 10 million years for the world to fully recover.

"As we have witnessed throughout our history, and also by learning how other animals survive, if we all live within our needs or means, we will, most of the time, have everything we need. And having everything you need for your entire life sounds pretty awesome."

Living within your Means is not using more then you need. Appropriate to a purpose; practical. Preserving from harm or unpleasantness. Lacking in dignity or falling short of the standards befitting humans. Occupying a middle or intermediate position between two extremes. How a result is obtained or an end is achieved. An instrumentality for accomplishing some end. Destine or designate for a certain purpose. Have as a logical consequence. Have in mind as a purpose. Have a specified degree of importance.

Living Modestly is just another way of saying that you are living a normal life without waste and abuse. 

Moderation is the avoidance of excess or extremes. The action of lessening in severity or intensity. A change for the better. Moderation is the process of eliminating or lessening extremes. It is used to ensure normality throughout the medium on which it is being conducted.

Every single little thing that you do in your life has an effect on the world, all your actions causes something else to happen, that is what we call cause and effect, that is life, that is science, that is physics, that is a fact. Even the simple action of eating food, if you consume unhealthy food regularly, over time you will experience negative effects, either reduced productivity, physical or mental disabilities, disease or early death. Even if you live, the fact that you supported an action that produced negative effects throughout society and the world, you will still have blood on your hands, and not just your own blood, but other peoples blood as well. Your not just slowly killing yourself, you are killing other people now and killing more people in the future. Everyone needs to be aware of this Cause and effect so that we can all stop treating ourselves and each other so disrespectfully. There is no need for this. We can fix this. Let's get started.

I love the wind
I love those cool gentle breezes on a hot summer day.
I love how the wind gives me that feeling of motion even when I'm standing still.
I love how the wind brushes against my skin, like mother nature is caressing me.
I love strong winds too, they seem to fill me with energy and enthusiasm, as if the wind is full of energy.
I love the wind.....except when it blows down my house of course.

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