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GreenSeas Bin

GreenSeas Trust is a charity that spreads across a message of danger that plastics bring to the oceans. Their new project GreenSeas Bin is a way to communicate awareness that all our actions, beginning with very small, have a huge power towards a change. In collaboration with UK councils, the charity seeks to install new Read More

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Virtual Reality in Literature?

Virtual reality is a perception of being physically present in a non-physical world. This study is concerned with the re-definition of importance of such phenomenon as virtual reality in contemporary world. A particular attention is given to the emergence of virtual reality during the 18th-century Romantic era.   “A moral character is attached to autumn scenes: Read More

Posted in Earth and I New Science

How Wind is Formed

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Geo Data Abstraction

Tools for Visualizing Geo Data Geo Layers 2 FreeForm Pro Cinema 4D relief modelling, or using plugin DEM Earth EarthExplorer – useful tool for me to obtain Landsat and DEM data. The data is downloaded in tiles. ESRI Storymaps Quick Terrain Modeller allows to export videos and images of GIS data Global Mapper is a GIS tool Read More

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Connecting Poetry and Mining Landscapes

Landscapes are any part of the territory, whose nature is a reflectance of relationship between natural and human forces. In poetry, landscapes become these inward “inscapes”, the term used by a poet Gerard Manley Hopkins, with nature being a decorative space, where a lot of transformation takes place. Mining landscapes are among the most significant landscape Read More

Posted in Earth and I New Science

Visuality and Transformation

The visuality defines the visual relationships between observer and space. ( View Source Project ) After reading paper MINES, QUARRIES AND LANDSCAPE. VISUALITY AND TRANSFORMATION, I identified a couple of interesting and relevant ideas. “Visuality”, alternative to the classical “visibility” used in landscape studies related to mining activity, which explores the qualitative aspects that define the visual relationships Read More

white leds
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White LEDs Explained

White LEDs have caused a bit of controversy as to how accurate is the white temperature that they produce, and their impact on the human body.   White LEDs colour inconsistencies While more traditional light bulbs produce light in only one color, LEDs can generate different or several colours. This may cause an issue when Read More

architectural lighting
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Factors Affecting Architectural Lighting Design

Architectural lighting design choices alter building’s appearance. On the other hand, architectural style greatly influences the style of lighting. Among others, the factors listed below tend to influence lighting design choices.   Architectural style – Deconstructivism “It is the ability to disturb our thinking about form that makes these projects deconstructive” (Johnson,1988). Deconstructivist Architecture by Philip Johnson (1988-09-05) “Form Read More

security lights
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Security Lights that Protect your Property

Security lights are extremely important for protecting your outdoor space from intruders. Simply having the light on may definitely deter intruders, and many people use outdoor flood lighting to enhance security. But there is no need to compromise on your energy conservation habits. A very, if not more, sensible approach is to consider a motion detector that Read More

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Why LEDs are a Big Part of our Future?

LEDs or Light Emitting Diode bulbs have been around for quite some time but, it is only now that they are being developed into workable solutions. One of the biggest hurdles in the past has been a lack of support by big name light bulb manufacturers like Philips now businesses like Philips are now major Read More

light pollution
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How to Avoid Causing Light Pollution

Less is often more when it comes to lighting design. Not only obscure elegant lighting looks good, but it is also safe for the environment. Below are some good techniques used to avoid light pollution.   Opt for lights that have motion detectors if you are concerned about security. To avoid causing light pollution, point them Read More

solar house
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Building a Solar House

The sun is a huge nuclear reactor that’s converting its own mass into photons. Trillions of photons fill Earth’s atmosphere every second. As you consider building a solar house, below are short guidelines that will help you during your planning stage.   Look for support support and ask questions The first thing you need to answer is whether the local building Read More

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Visual Stories

Techno-Church When the Mayor of Lille (France) called Daan Roosegaarde asking to help increase tourists’ interest in visiting the 17th-century Sainte Marie Madeleine Church in Lille, Daan knew that he had to create something very special. Lotus Dome created foil installation that responds to human heat.   Windmill Daan Roosegaarde gives a voice to windmills in a Read More

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Three Safety Reasons to Adopt LED Street Lights

LED street lights play an important role in preventing crime, detecting violence, reducing accidents and promoting safety for cyclists and runners, among others. Below are three good reasons to adopt LED lights.   Reducing crime Proper illumination of all dark spots must take effect, with efficient utilization of sustainable power. Dark spots can be caused for Read More

solar energy
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Solar Energy Ideas for Everyone

Apart from solar lamps and flashlights there are many ways to cut electricity bills by considering using free or cheap solar energy ideas and projects. Devices and solar projects working on Solar Photovoltaic Cells (PV) are probably the most expensive due to the novelty of this technology. Below are some solar energy ideas that can work Read More

led lights safe
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Are LED Lights Safe?

A huge amount of benefits that LED lighting offers will guarantee that LEDs will outperform traditional forms of lighting in almost every area of our lives. LEDs are cost-effective, durable, require zero maintenance requirements, are used to detect motion, heating, information about parking, traffic, crowd, noise, temperature, air quality… But in this article we will Read More

solar photovoltaic
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Solar Photovoltaic PV Cells Explained

Solar photovoltaic (PV) technology refers to harvesting direct sun light and converting it into electricity using solar cells. They are considered to be a very clean energy, safe and robust technology – PV don’t produce any noise, radiation or pollution. The PV are made from silicon, which is the most common material on earth. In Read More

history of leds
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Short History of LEDs

The history of lighting shows that LEDs, or Light Emitting Diode bulbs, have been around for quite some time, but it is only now that the revolution is happening. LEDs have become very affordable and easy to integrate into existing and new designs. Today many big businesses, for example Philips, became major contributors to LEDs Read More

installing outdoor LED lighting
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Mistakes to Avoid when Installing Outdoor LED Lighting

Installing outdoor LED lighting properly is extremely important to show your outdoor space in its greatest potential. Below are a few common mistakes, in no particular order, to avoid when installing outdoor LED lighting for your landscape.   Not having a proper plan in mind One of the most common mistakes people make in outdoor Read More

led lighting
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LED Lighting for London Facades

Facade LED lighting accentuate architectural geometry, create a selective and unique view of a building, and are now an integral part of architectural projects around the world. This post lists some important historical London buildings that have been re-lighted using contemporary LED lighting solutions to provide both energy efficient and human-centric lighting.   As John Ruskin, the Read More