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An Alternative To Smoking: The CannaCloud Vaporizer Is The Keurig For Cannabis

cannacloudHave you heard of CannaCloud?

This revolutionary vaporizer allows for a single-use cannabis experience, using pre-packaged pods. Single-serving pods of medicinal cannabis? That’s right, and you can choose different CannaCups to vaporize; Sativa, Indica, hybrid, or even CBD-only strains, depending on your specific needs.

If it sounds like a “greener” version of the Keurig, there’s a very good reason. The CEO and chairman of CannaKorp, Dave Manly, is also the former senior vice president of the Keurig company.

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During his 13 years as senior vice president at Keurig, he increased the company’s annual revenue from $50 million to over $5 billion. Maybe he’ll have the same impact on this startup as well.

In CannaCloud’s press release from November 2015, Manly said, “The CannaCloud system reminds me a lot of the early days at Keurig—it offers a similar consumer proposition of speed and convenience and consumers exposed to the CannaCloud really love it.” Continue reading

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GEODESIC DOMES – OUT OF THE PAST AND INTO THE FUTURE

Build the future with geodesic domes! This technology has been around for nearly 100 years. Geodesic domes utilize the power of natural geometry to make mind-blowing, incredibly efficient structures. Think of how the shell of an egg can hold its shape, and how a spider web can be very light and yet be strong enough to catch prey. This technology is a celebration of nature as opposed to an attempt to conquer it. For those more technical readers out there… A geodesic dome is a spherical or hemispherical thin-shell structure (lattice-shell) based on a network of geodesics (great circles) on the surface of a sphere or a hemisphere. The geodesics intersect to form triangular elements, which have local, triangular rigidity, and so distribute the structural stress throughout the geodesic sphere.

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The first dome was designed and patented for a planetarium right after World War I. Twenty years later R. Buckminster Fuller gave the dome the name geodesic. Although Fuller was not the original inventor, he is credited with the U.S. popularization of the idea for which he received a U.S. patent. The geodesic dome appealed to Fuller because it was extremely strong for its weight, its “omnitriangulated” surface provided an inherently stable structure, and because a sphere encloses the greatest volume for the least surface area. Fuller hoped that the geodesic dome would help address the postwar housing crisis.

These homes are extremely energy efficient for many reasons. More specifically…

  • Its decreased surface area requires less building materials.

  • Exposure to cold in the winter and heat in the summer is decreased because, being spherical, there is the least surface area per unit of volume per structure.

  • The concave interior creates a natural airflow that allows the hot or cool air to flow evenly throughout the dome with the help of return air ducts.

  • Extreme wind turbulence is lessened because the winds that contribute to heat loss flow smoothly around the dome.

  • It acts like a type of giant down-pointing headlight reflector and reflects and concentrates interior heat. This helps prevent radiant heat loss.

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The net annual energy savings for a dome owner is 30% less than normal rectilinear homes according to the Oregon Dome Co. This is quite an improvement and helps save the environment from wasted energy. Domes have been designed by Bucky and others to withstand high winds and extreme temperatures as seen in the Polar regions. Dome homes can be kind of weird looking and they don’t necessarily fit in all the beautiful square neighborhoods when you’re walking around the suburban world, but Fuller saw much potential in those triangles. Dome homes have become one of the most efficient building systems available. Not only are they energy-efficient and cheaper to build than a standard home but they are beautiful in appearance and and have endless design possibilities both interior and exterior.

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In the future large urban areas could be domed under a single roof. The dome would be airtight and pressurized, creating a habitat that can be controlled for air temperature, composition and quality, typically due to an external atmosphere (or lack thereof) that may be harmful to habitation for one or more reasons. These cities may be situated on Earth, a moon or another planet. The world’s first climate controlled domed city is being built in Dubai.

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This Architect Designed A Self-Sustaining Underwater Eco-Village

Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has made designs for an underwater ecovillage that is self-sustaining and could house up to 20,000 people.

The Aequorea project envisions spiraling “oceanscrapers” that are constructed entirely of recycled plastics of the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

The Aequorea would house up to 20,000 people, have science labs, offices, hotels, sports fields and farms that would feed everyone in the eco-village. The plans call for 250 floors that reach a depth of 3,280 ft (1000 meters). Desalinated water would be used for drinking, bio-luminescence would provide light and microalgae would take care of recycling the organic waste matter.

The eco-towers’ geometry and ballasting would help to counter whirlpools and natural buoyancy. This will also help against  storms, currents and earthquakes. The shell will increase in thickness and strength the further down the towers reach into the ocean.

There are also other great initiatives out there like this that include Mana Fest, Backyard Abundance and The Venus Project . What others are out there?

Take a look at some of the pictures originally found on this site.

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The Amazing Healing Properties of Orgonite

PhotobucketA wide range of metaphysical and radionics disciplines all work with the same energy, know it by various names (orgone, odic force, reiki energy, prana, chi, etheric energy, bio energy, bio magnetic energy. So far orgone matrix material has proven itself a to be a readily adaptable and highly functional conceptual approach for work in these areas.

Orgonite, (by any name) both releases orgone energy when stimulated by other forms of energy, and has the capacity to change orgone from one state to another. It is especially suited to taking the energy from an unhealthy state into a healthy, balanced state, and/or adding a selected property to the orgone energy which it processes. This makes it useful in wide range of applications, from alternative health through to radionics and other traditional metaphysics. Continue reading