Here Comes The Sun – Solar Energy

On 12/01/2012, in Energy & Environment, by thomas

If it were up to the sun, we would have no energy problem. Every half hour on the Earth’s surface, there is more than enough light to provide energy needs for the whole world in a year. We don’t have an energy problem, we have a conversion problem. If we are able to harvest sunlight […]

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e² design

On 10/23/2012, in Energy & Environment, Sustainable building, by wouter

e² is a critically acclaimed, multipart PBS series about the innovators and pioneers who envision a better quality of life on earth: socially, culturally, economically and ecologically. The series explores attainable solutions to pressing environmental and social challenges, and its stories are culled from a variety of fields including design, energy, transport, water, food and […]

 

The fabric of the cosmos

On 10/21/2012, in Cosmology, Physics, Quantum mechanics, by wouter

“The Fabric of the Cosmos,” a four-hour series based on the book by renowned physicist and author Brian Greene, takes us to the frontiers of physics to see how scientists are piecing together the most complete picture yet of space, time, and the universe. With each step, audiences will discover that just beneath the surface […]

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The Elegant universe

On 10/20/2012, in Physics, Quantum mechanics, by wouter

The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory is a documentary presented by Brian Greene, which introduces string and superstring theory, and provides a comprehensive though non-technical assessment of the theory and some of its shortcomings. Beginning with a brief consideration of classical physics, which concentrates on the major conflicts in physics, Greene establishes a historical context for string […]

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What the bleep do we know?

On 10/20/2012, in Physics, Quantum mechanics, Spirituality, by wouter

What the Bleep Do We Know!?  is a 2004 film that combines documentary-style interviews, computer-animated graphics, and a narrative that posits a spiritual connection between quantum physics and consciousness. The plot follows the story of a photographer as she encounters emotional and existential obstacles in her life and begins to consider the idea that individual and group consciousness can influence the material world. Her experiences are […]

 

Sepp Holzer: Aquaculture, synergy between land and water

On 09/28/2012, in Energy & Environment, Permaculture, by wouter

Fishponds on a mountain farm: an unusual sight at these altitudes. On an Austrian mountain, permaculture farmer Sepp Holzer created more than 70 ponds and wetland areas covering about 3 hectares.  Sepp Holzer: “In these ponds and lakes the fish are mixed in a colourful way, just like my plants. In a number of places […]

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Farming with terraces and raised beds

On 09/28/2012, in Energy & Environment, Permaculture, by wouter

Sepp and Veronica Holzer, Austrian mountainside permaculturalists from before the term was invented, at their farm the Kramaterhof, became well known only after publicity in 2000. Sepp Holzer narrates the history of synergistic ideas that have made his farm a high production combination of agroforestry, aquaculture, terraces and raised beds, water heat exchange, self-produced electricity, […]

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The Garden

On 09/28/2012, in Energy & Environment, Permaculture, by wouter

The Garden is a 2008 American documentary film directed by Scott Hamilton Kennedy. It tells the story of the now demolished South Central Farm; a community garden and urban farm located in Los Angeles,California. The Garden details the plight of the farmers who organized and worked on the farm. The owner of the lot decided he didn’t want to allow the farmers to use […]

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Garbage Warrior

On 08/28/2012, in Energy & Environment, Sustainable building, by wouter

Garbage Warrior is a 2007 film about architect Mike Reynolds, inventor of the Earthship style of building, directed by Oliver Hodge. It follows Reynolds’ and how he developed the Earthship style of building and his struggle with the legislature of Taos, New Mexico, the location of his experimental Earthship community, in order to be allowed to build homes that do not match the […]

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FUEL

On 06/20/2012, in Energy & Environment, by thomas

FUEL is a 2008 documentary film directed by Josh Tickell. Eleven years in the making, FUEL is the in-depth personal journey of filmmaker Josh Tickell, takes us on a hip, fast-paced road trip into America’s dependence on foreign oil. Combining a history lesson of the US auto and petroleum industries and interviews with a wide […]

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