The Life of a Root

Greetings Earthlings! Soil.   What is it good for?  Why is there so much of it around under our feet?  Very nice to look at, walk on and run on…but that couldn’t be the whole story…  Let’s look at soil from the point of view of a root and maybe we can begin to ‘get to the root’ of…

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Let’s take a closer look at:  dirt

Greetings Earthlings!, I have been thinking about dirt. (should we ‘treat it like dirt?) What use is it? What is it? Turns out this question keeps people who study dirt, pedologists, busy for a lifetime. Pedology is the study of the nature and history of soils (soil is another word for dirt). Pedology, what a…

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Green Airports – An Interview with Grazia Zanin and Max Shauck

In the late 1970s and early1980’s Max Shauck was experimenting with developing airplane engines to fly on ethanol fuel. He was also test flying these planes with engines he had modified for ethanol. He was motivated and inspired by the effects of the Arab oil embargo of the 70’s (gas rationing, lines at stations, etc.)…

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RELACCX Conference Interview Notes

The goal that Jeff and I had was to record as many interviews as possible over the three days of the conference. In the end we were able to record more than 10 hours of conversation. All these interviews are archived here on RTE’s website so that you can listen to them when you wish.…

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