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February 27, 2017

Dousing Flames with Low-Frequency Sound Waves

A new type of extinguisher that uses sound waves to put out fires has been built by two engineering students in the US. Both chemical- and water-free, the invention offers a relatively non-destructive method of fire control, which could find applications in fighting small fires in the home, and the researchers now hold a preliminary patent application for their device.

While the concept of using sound waves to extinguish flames is not new, previous attempts to realize the principle – including efforts by teams at West Georgia University and the US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) – had not been successful.

Undeterred by this, as well as initial [...]

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March 30, 2015

Exploring the Meaning of Spirituality – For Dummies

Exploring the Meaning of Spirituality By Sharon Janis from Spirituality For Dummies, 2nd EditionOne of the great gifts of spiritual knowledge is that it realigns your sense of self to something you may not have even ever imagined was within you. Spirituality says that even if you think you're limited and small, it simply isn't so. You're greater and more powerful than you have ever imagined. A great and divine light exists inside of you. This same light is also in everyone you know and in everyone you will ever know in the future. You may think you're limited to just your physical body and state of affairs — including your gender, race, family, job, and status in life — but [...]
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March 30, 2015

Shop Ethical, High-Quality and Unique Clothing

Orange Harp Shopping is an app that will help you find one-of-a-kind items from interesting socially and environmentally conscious brands.The app from San Francisco, CA aims to join the growing trend of eco-friendly and socially conscious consumers in the fashion scene.To be a featured brand on the app, manufacturing, shipping and product materials must be environmentally sustainable. No animal testing is allowed and the products must be made under fair labor laws. The app also features brands founded on the principles of social entrepreneurship, empowering women in the manufacturing industry or giving opportunities to communities such as war veterans.
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March 30, 2015

Nearly 70 Percent of Evangelicals Do Not View Religion, Science as Being in Conflict

Media and popular culture might portray religion and science as being at odds, but new research from Rice University suggests just the opposite.Findings from the recently completed study "Religious Understandings of Science (RUS)" reveal that despite many misconceptions regarding the intersection of science and religion, nearly 70 percent of evangelical Christians do not view the two as being in conflict with each other. The research was presented by Rice sociologist Elaine Howard Ecklund today in Washington, D.C., during the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) conference, Perceptions: Science and Religious Communities. Ecklund, the principal investigator and [...]
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March 30, 2015

Consolation for Life’s Darkest Hours: 7 Unusual and Wonderful Books that Help Children Grieve and Make Sense of Death

From Japanese pop-up magic to Scandinavian storytelling to Maurice Sendak, a gentle primer on the messiness of mourning and the many faces a
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