Women in the RCMP

Originally posted on Everyone Is Equal:
Perhaps you have seen it in the news, perhaps you dismissed this issue without a thought. The RCMP is discriminating against women and nothing is happening to change it. Here are the facts; there have been hundreds of reported harassments and sexual assaults from former and current female RCMP officers,…

The Right of Free Speech

Originally posted on Everyone Is Equal:
In Canada, Freedom of Speech is nearly total, excluding only hateful and obscene matter, such making bullying etc. not included in your rights. That  said I can say, write, blog anything I want, as long as it is based on facts or is solely my opinion. Unfortunately this is not the case in many places across the world, such…

Climate Crisis: this changes everything.

Originally posted on jpratt27:
Yes, the threat of war seemed immediate and concrete but so too is the threat posed by the climate crisis that has already likely been a substantial contributor to massive disasters in some of the world’s major cities. Still, we’ve gone soft since those days of wartime sacrifice, haven’t we? Contemporary…

Solar Impulse Live. #RTW 

Originally posted on jpratt27:
Solar Impulse will takeoff for its first flight from Abu Dhabi (Al Bateen Executive Airport, AZI/OMAD) in the United Arab Emirates, to Muscat (Muscat International Airport, MCT/OOMS) in the Sultanate of Oman. André Borschberg?will fly the zero-fuel airplane on about 400km (215NM) for an estimated time of 12 hours. Masdar, Host…

A molecular approach to solar power (MIT News)

Originally posted on Open Matters:
The working cycle of a solar thermal fuel, using azobenzene as an example. (Courtesy of Jeff Grossman.) A molecular approach to solar power Switchable material could harness the power of the sun — even when it’s not shining. David L. Chandler | MIT News Office April 13, 2014 It’s an…

Solar Panels Too Ugly? Check out Solar Shingles

Originally posted on RE Projects:
Despite their undeniable environmental and economic merits, rooftop solar panels are sometimes dismissed simply because the homeowner is afraid of ruining the appearance of their home. While I do not share the same view (I think solar panels are downright beautiful), companies like Dow Solar have recognized this and developed more aesthetically pleasing…