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foodGrit and Growth for Civilization

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Angela Duckworth has helped to gathered and performed detailed research on the importance of Grit for individual achievement. Her insights also apply to our societal views on civilization. Growth Mindset is better than fixed mindset One potential way to build …

colonizationSETI Institute finds lunar lava tubes that could provide easy access to water ice

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The SETI Institute and the Mars Institute announced today the discovery of small pits in a large crater near the North Pole of the Moon, which may be entrances to an underground network of lava tubes. The pits were identified …

astronomy100 meter thick ice is under only 1-2 meters of dirt in some parts of Mars

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Researchers using NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) have found eight sites where thick deposits of ice beneath Mars’ surface are exposed in faces of eroding slopes. Above – A cross-section of underground ice is exposed at the steep slope that …

californiaFailed Oroville Dam Spillway designed by inexperienced grad student in the 1960s

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California’s Department of Water Resources was blasted in an independent report for having a culture of complacency and incompetence that contributed to last year’s near-disaster at Oroville Dam. The full 584 page independent forensic team report is here. The agency’s …

infrastructurePipebot can help fix decaying water pipe crisis in the US and the World

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The United States faces a looming crisis over its deteriorating water infrastructure, and fixing it will be a monumental and expensive task. In Los Angeles alone, about two thirds of the city’s 7,000 miles of water pipes are more than …

chinaToilets can save many lives and prevent rapes

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Having toilets makes your everyday life better. Globally toilets and sanitation can save millions of lives through disease prevention. Toilets can also prevent rapes. According to a study, women in India who use open defecation sites are twice as likely …

agricultureChina spending $100 billion to start addressing severe water pollution

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China launched nearly 8,000 water clean-up projects in the first half of 2017 with a projected total investment of 667.4 billion yuan (US$100.2 billion). The projects were devised as part of a 2015 action plan to treat and prevent water …

agricultureChina making water tunnels 7 times longer than world’s longest to irrigate the desert

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China’s longest tunnel is the eight-year-old 85km Dahuofang water project in Liaoning province, while the world’s longest tunnel is the 137km main water supply pipe beneath the city of New York. Chinese engineers are testing techniques that could be used …

future weaponsSupercavitating rounds for underwater targets

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DSG Technology has 12.7 mm supercavitating ammunition which give them unique capabilities from standard weapons* air to water, water to water and water to air, with exceptional materiel penetration and AP and at low angles. Proven against torpedoes and effective …

MarsIf Mars ice were melted it would cover planet to depth of 35 meters

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Canadian Astronaut Chris Hadfield notes that Mars has 5 million cubic km of ice, enough to cover the whole planet to a depth of 35 meters or 115 ft. Mars has 5 million cubic km of ice, enough to cover …