Drought and Food Security in Brazil

      January 28-29, 2015 saw the third annual summit of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) in San José, Costa Rica.  The summit was attended by 21 heads of state from across the region.  Included in its plan of action was a resolution to implement a plan submitted to CELAC by the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) which set a goal of eliminating hunger in the region by 2025.  The threat to regional food security posed by climate change was one of four key strategic points identified in the plan. 

Vision Testing Using Fresnel Lenses


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Egyptian Minefield Clearing Project


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Wacky Technology Wednesday: Izhar Gafni creates a bike from cardboard

A few weeks ago, Gizmag ( covered the story of Izhar Gafhi, who recently designed and prototyped a bicycle built from cardboard.  In its current design, it cots US $12 to build, can withstand moisture/water/humidity, and can support riders weighing up to 485 pounds.   Additionally, Gafhi uses recycled car tiers for the tires and repurposes a car timing belt as the bike chain.




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