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Some more Scout Report links for you all to enjoy.

OECD Factblog: http://scout.wisc.edu/Archives/SPT--FullRecord.php?ResourceId=27893

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is well known for their vast store of research papers and related items,

but they are now entering the blogosphere, albeit in their own erudite

fashion. Their "Factblog" brings together graphs, charts, and videos to

offer insightful commentary… Continue

Posted on April 10, 2010 at 1:00pm

Two more links for your perusal

First, a digital poster of the discretionary budget of the US. The circles are scaled, so that the 600 billion dollar Dept. of Defense budget is visibly much bigger than the meager 6 billion dollar Dept. of Ed. budget.


Second, we have a site that uses computer generated climate models to look at future trends as well as our impact on future trends. As they say at the opening…


Posted on March 24, 2010 at 3:37pm — 3 Comments

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The US Government Printing Office just sent this out on the FDLP (Federal Depository Library Program) listserv: http://www.gpo.gov/pdfs/news-media/press/10news12.pdf

It a set of links to all of the wording of the now-(in)famous healthcare bill as well as the debate surrounding it, and the vote.

Posted on March 24, 2010 at 2:29am — 2 Comments

Pedometer generator

I just saw a photo by TJ Roshan on a human-powered dynamo. One that generates electricity by walking: http://www.urgentevoke.com/photo/human-dynamo-how-energy-from-1?xg_source=activity

This got me thinking... what if you could scale that idea back even further? A pedometer that generates electricty just by walking, through linear induction -- like a "shakey…


Posted on March 22, 2010 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

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At 5:28pm on March 26, 2010, Nick Heyming said…
Thanks for the link to the journal! I wrote a blog on this already, called Using Plants as Allies. We're in the process of planting a wh*** beneficial insect garden that wraps around our veggie gardens to attract hoverflies, lady beetles, dragonflies, parasitic wasps, and ground beetles.
At 5:34am on March 21, 2010, Nick Heyming said…
congratulations on the rotary mower. I'm jealous. Hope you have a sharpening stone.
At 5:39am on March 18, 2010, Rahul Dewanjee said…

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