Lucius Fox

Chief Executive Officer of Wayne Enterprises

By 2050 there will be another 2.5 billion people on the planet. How to feed them? Science’s answer: a diet of algae, insects and meat grown in a lab

Posted at 3:43pm and tagged with: Global Development, Famine, Global Food Supply, Population, Innovation, Science,.

Location: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA Event Date: 11.30.11 Speakers: Peter BiddleBrian David JohnsonMichael S. Malone

Experts from Intel Corporation discuss major problems facing humanity, including global warming, an aging world population and the relentless pace of technology. Will better technology solve these problems or are humans hitting a fundamental physical barrier to progress? 

Posted at 11:00am and tagged with: Moore's Law, Technology, Global Warming, Innovation, Population, Society, Intel Corporation, FORAtv,.

In America, the assumption is that, if recycled at all, reprocessed effluent is used strictly for irrigating golf courses, parks and highway embankments, or for providing feedwater for industrial boilers and cooling at power stations. The one thing water authorities are loathe to discuss is how much treated sewage (politely known as “reclaimed water”) is actually incorporated in the drinking supply.

The very idea of consuming reprocessed human, animal and industrial waste can turn people’s stomachs. But it happens more than most realise. Even municipalities that do not pump waste-water back into aquifers or reservoirs, often draw their drinking supply from rivers that contain the treated effluent from communities upstream.

Posted at 12:18pm and tagged with: Sustainability, Environment, Drought, Population, Recycling, Innovation, Water, Reclaimed Water, Drinking Supply,.

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A map of the world with landmass adjusted to reflect country population in the year 1500 – another eye-opening use of cartograms.

Posted at 2:27pm and tagged with: Maps, Population, Data, Data Visualization, Cartograms,.

curiositycounts:

A map of the world with landmass adjusted to reflect country population in the year 1500 – another eye-opening use of cartograms.