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Nina #Fiva Sonnenberg – Alles leuchtet!

A #treetastic Fiva-Playlist:

Fiva [ˈfaɪva] (* 1978 in München, bürgerlich Nina Sonnenberg, vormals Fiva MC[2]) ist Rapperin, Moderatorin und Autorin. Zusammen mit DJ Radrum [ˈrædrʌm] (bürgerlich Sebastian Schwarz) gründete sie 2005 das Label Kopfhörer Recordings.Sie ist Radiomoderatorin bei FM4 (ORF) und Fernsehmoderatorin bei ZDFkultur.

Fiva MC / Nina Sonnenberg – Beziehungsweise

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#WorldWebForum2015 Interview with Billie Whitehouse

We proudly present the interview with Billie Whitehouse, Co-Founder of We:Ex, keynote speaker at the worldwebforum 2015 in Zürich.

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Turn roads into gigantic solar panels?

What if roads and parking lots were solar, fueling enough energy from the sun to power nearby communities and electric vehicles?

Inventors Scott and Julie Brusaw have the answer:

Solar Roadways – A more scientific view:

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The guerilla gardener

Meet Ron Finley

Ron Finley is a man who will not sit still and watch a problem take root. Having grown up in the South Los Angeles food desert, Ron is familiar with the area’s lack of fresh produce. He knew what it’s like to drive 45 minutes just to get a fresh tomato. In 2010, he set out to fix the problem. Outside his front door, that is. Ron planted vegetables in the curbside dirt strip next to his home. And quietly, carefully, tenderly started a revolution.

“I wanted a carrot without toxic ingredients I didn’t know how to spell,” says Ron.

Here is a plantastic TED-Playlist:


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Viva con Agua!

VcA Schweiz in Mosambik mit Knackeboul:

Alle für Wasser – Wasser für Alle

Der globale Wasserkreislauf verbindet uns alle. Deshalb ist es zentral auch gemeinsam nach Lösungen für die weltweite Wasserkrise zu suchen. Viva con Agua (VcA) ist ein international tätiges Netzwerk. Ziel der Organisation ist es, die Versorgung mit sauberem Trinkwasser und sanitären Anlagen in Entwicklungsländern nachhaltig zu verbessern. Durch kreative Spenden-Aktionen, die Spass machen, mit Bildungsarbeit und einem ständig wachsenden Supporter-Netzwerk unterstützt VcA weltweit Wasserprojekte von Helvetas.

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Viva con Agua versteht sich als erste All-Profit Organisation der Welt. Der offene Netzwerkgedanke soll allen, die helfen wollen, eine Möglichkeit bieten, dies mit ihren eigenen kreativen Ideen zu tun. Ob Künstler oder Musiker, Fussballer oder Studentin, Partyveranstalter oder Lehrling, leidenschaftliche Velofahrerin oder Kuchenbäcker. Jeder soll eine Plattform zur Eigeninitiative bekommen.

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Crazy maps of bacteria and chemicals all over the human body!

grippe-vorbeugen-infografikCrazy maps reveal colonies of bacteria and chemicals all over the human body

Our largest and most exposed organ — our skin — is covered in and composed of not just human skin cells but also about a trillion bacteria (and even more viruses) along with molecules from chemicals we come into contact with every day.

Researchers just mapped the “chemical topography” of human skin in order to figure out what exactly is living and settling on there and how those skin cells, bacteria, and chemicals interact. We have different types of bacterial communities all over and inside our bodies, and while scientists have previously created maps of the skin microbiome, this was the first map to look at what these bacteria are doing and how they interact with the chemicals we’re exposed to in day-to-day life.

To create these maps, researchers asked a man and a woman (person 1 and person 2, respectively) to skip bathing, shampooing, moisturizing, and using almost all cosmetics for three days (the woman did use deodorant during that time). After three days, they took samples from 400 individual spots on each person’s body so they could run two different types of analyses to see what they found.


The image takes a look at the bacterial diversity and general chemical diversity on the skin of both subjects — the red spots have the highest concentrations of different bacterial species or chemicals, the blue the lowest.

It’s important to note that these maps are only representative of two people — there is likely a huge variety of bacterial and chemical diversity among humans. Part of the goal here was to show that these 3D topographical maps could be created, which they did successfully, but they also found all kinds of other interesting things. One intriguing finding? The cosmetic products that touch our skin, like soap and shampoo, seem to leave chemical residue that stays on skin for days, weeks, or longer.

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Sustainable Passion

Sustainable Passion

Sustainable Passion is a portrait of Anne Feenstra, architect and recepient of the Global Award for Sustainable Architecture. In his work with local people, governments and NGOs in Afghanistan, Nepal and India Anne Feenstra is committed to the development of sustainable architectural and construction projects that bring lasting value to these local communities.


Forget sustainable, productive architecture is the next big thing: Dong-Ping Wong at TEDxDumbo

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