After a two years pause due to COVID, ESUG conference is back. This year’s edition took place 22-26 August in Нови Сад (Novi Sad), Србија (Serbia). As usual, it was a delight to meet the Smalltalk community. It was also an opportunity to present latest updates on PharoJS, give demos and even implement new stuff […]
Multisolving the Climate Change Has Short-Term Benefits Too
I believe this TEDx talk by Dr. Elizabeth Sawin (see video below) deserves more attention from everyone interested in fighting climate change. Dr Sawin introduces Multisolving, which stands for solutions that address multiple problems at the same time. She discusses some obstacles to an international agreement at the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP). She […]
How to Stop the Global Wildfires Epidemic?
Media’s attention is currently drawn to the Corona virus epidemic. But, what’s the status of fires that were burning major biodiversity hot spots? The answer is provided by today’s map from NASA’s Fire Information for Resource Management System (see Figure 1 below). In South America, Amazon rainforest fires are record-breaking. Much larger devastating series of […]
#JoinTheCountDown TED Movement
Dear Humans, Our home is in danger. The net annual greenhouse gas emissions is 55 Gigatons. That is 55,000,000,000,000 Metric Kilograms. Yes, 55 1012 Kg! All these trillions of emissions should be turned down to 0, if we want to avoid catastrophic global warming. This is why TED launched #JoinTheCountDown worldwide movement. The goal is to […]
How Much Water Do We Waste Until the Shower is Hot Enough?
My friend Eric and I both noticed that on each shower, we have to wait few minutes until water is hot enough. During all this time water is pouring directly to the drain. We agreed that we need to do something about it. Before taking action, I thought that I need first to measure how […]
Robots To Collect Garbage Floating in the Water
A loft of plastic litter (bottles, bags…) end up in harbours, marinas and canals. WasteShark, a robotic boat by a Dutch company (Rana Marine) takes care of collecting this floating waste. The robot behaves the shark whale style to clean urban waters. Video 1 shows WasteShark in action. Video 1 shows WasteShark in action Plastic […]
Turn your Web Searches into Trees and Help Reducing CO2 in the Atmosphere
The Climate World Summit COP 21 is taking place in Paris. Governments from all countries are discussing policies to deal with the global warming. While we can expect a new agreement that will help making a step forward, it is likely to be insufficient to fully address the problem. There were already 20 previous summits, […]
Post-Christmas Green Attitude
So, you got a new gadget for Christmas. What ever gizmo you get, you probably have an older one that you won’t be using any more. Such devices are often neglectfully cluttering some drawer. We have here good news for you. Used phones have more value than you might expect. Even broken ones! You can […]