Saturday, September 30, 2006

More green tech!


"The California Clean Tech Open, a competition in which participants created technology-enabled, environmentally friendly products and business models, announced its five winners this week in San Francisco.” - News.com

You can see more info in: http://www.cacleantech.com/events.php?page=home

Thursday, September 28, 2006

Good idea = Good new!

I was reading a very interesting article from Richard Ghail from the BBC. The article talks about how to protect the environment by using "car pools". From the article:
"...The UK's greenhouse gas emissions would be reduced by 4%. Perhaps most compellingly, it would save 309 lives per year, and prevent nearly 4,000 people from being seriously injured."

What if you could share the car with your co-workers in such a way that each day one of them would drive to the office? The parking place will have more space, the roads with less traffic, each person would save some money in transportation and of course would help to decrease pollution. I think it sounds great!

Read the article: click here
How would you implement a car pool system?

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Bulgaria and Romania in the EU

I think Bulgarians and Romanians must feel very good about being accepted to be part of the UE from the first day of the next year! Congratulations for them!
On the news I can see that the feelings in Europe are mixed after the huge "pack" of countries accepted before (you can get more detail on BBC).
I'm living in Slovenia, one of the new members since 2004. And from my perspective EU means progress to the country. That's why I think this is a great new!
I also understand the problematic related with the acceptance of new members, like more migration the the richer countries. But this is a problem the UE leaders will have to solve. Otherwise the european people will not stay without expressing their opinions. You already know about what happened with the idea of a new European Constitution for France and Holland.
Good luck Bulgaria and Romania!

here more info from LonelyPlanet.com:

Monday, September 25, 2006

Thinking green


Looking for good news on the web I found an interesting place that offer the chance to organizations and individuals to help on the task of protecting Nature.
They have a free newsletter that might be interesting for all of you who enjoy on the idea of having each time a healthier planet.
Here is the link: http://www.nature.org

Clean energy


I think that the new revolution of the silicon is coming soon. I'm talking in a new massive use for that material. Normally it makes us to remember the "chips" but actually it is also used for making solar panels.
Finally the industry is getting more and more interest into create real alternatives that could replace or at least decrease the usage of traditional energy sources such as coal and natural gas.
You can learn more about it in the following links:
Silicon Valley Goes Solar http://edition.cnn.com/2006/TECH/09/25/silicon.valley.solar.ap/index.html
World's largest solar power plant: http://news.com.com/2300-11395_3-6112320-1.html?tag=ne.gall.pg

Good news from the deepest part of peruvian coast!

I was reading some good news about the activities of some kind of bacteria that is turning organic waste into propane. Those are very good news because it could mean that bacteria could be in charge of transforming other kind of bio waste into useful propane (it is the same gas used for heating water).
To learn more visit: http://news.com.com/2061-11128_3-6118485.html

Friday, September 22, 2006

Free courses from MIT and Yale

Getting access to high class courses is a great opportunity. And the best of it is that can be for free.Today I was reading an article in News.com about a project of sharing video contents from Yale University. That is a great new!
Click here to get access to the article.
But just in case if you would like to check some other great free training materials coming from the MIT check the following link:http://ocw.mit.edu/index.html

Thursday, September 21, 2006

My parents came for visit!


Well, I think this is a very good new! at least for me and my family.
They live in Lima, Peru. I live in Murska Sobota, Slovenia. We've visited different places, from Vienna, Gorizia, Portoro┼ż, Liebnitz, Ljubljana, Bled.
But the good news is not only about the visit. It's more something related to the values we all have in common. And normally are the ones all families have. Is wonderful to see people you love and feel like you saw them one day ago. My last visit to Peru was a bit more than a year ago. To get lunch together, talk, talk and talk... It's just great.

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Live QnA

After my post about Yahoo Answers one friend made a comment suggesting to give a check on http://qna.live.com/
I was checking it an it has many similar capabilities. One of the interesting things there is that by having 2 services we can make the same questions to different audiences... Then mixing the results we could be able to get really good info.
At this moment I'm taking a short holiday with my family so as soon as I will get a better internet connection I'll came back with more details!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Ask whatever you want! You will get an answer...


One of the best places in the web is without any doubt Yahoo Answers! http://answers.yahoo.com/
What a great idea... And it is a good new because you can use the system to learn what other are thinking about different topics. You will be able to receive answer from teenagers until well mature persons.
I'm making some surveys there and in a near future you will see here some of the conclusions!

Improving the way we use energy


It looks to me that the global community is really moving towards a world with a healthier vision of how we spend energy. Each time more I can see different news about how researchers are finding new ways to generate or transmit light.
Today in News.com I found a nice picture gallery with some interesting possibilities. Click here if you wish to see them. http://news.com.com/2300-1008-6111917.html

Sunday, September 03, 2006

People and places

Yesterday my brother, Alejandro, was telling me that his performance in a competition about "general culture" was a real disaster! His team got 12 points and the winner 55. He made the questions to me and I can say with confidence that my performance was as bad as his. I didn't know many names of cities and to which countries they belong. That was the case of Casablanca.
But I also know of many cases when the children are interested into know more about the world, the people and the places. And I'm sure you heard about some brilliant kid that knows all the capitals or countries in our planet!



National Geographic's web site improved very much. Now it is really easy to get clear information with multimedia contents like videos and animations. Really great. And if you wish to know more about the countries of the world there is a perfect place! click here to learn more.

Saturday, September 02, 2006

Life goes on

This is the title of a good new from CNN . It's talking about a young couple getting married in Lebanon. The article shows a high contrast between the reality of war, the beauty of love and the importance of the values.
It is not nice to read about the devastation result of war but is extremely positive to learn how the human is willing to place hope for the future.
Congratulations Huda and Abbas! Long life of prosperity for you.